Brighton and Hove Albion leapfrogged Newcastle United and moved back to the top of the Championship table as they beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at Loftus Road on Friday night.
Second-half goals from Glenn Murray and Sebastien Pocognoli made it five wins from their last six for Chris Hughton’s men, and they are closing in on their first-ever season in the Premier League as they moved 10 points clear of third-placed Huddersfield Town.
It was a victory that meant that they also moved two points above the Magpies in what looks to be two-horse race for the title that will go down to the wire.
However, Rafa Benitez’s side know that they will retake their place at the summit if they win at play-off hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday evening.
Newcastle fans were quick to take to social media to have their say on Brighton picking up three points yet again, and while some were full of praise for their rivals, others were keen to concentrate on their own team.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the result…
Chris Hughton showing what a quality gaffer he is???? glad to see his team go up as well as the toon. #NUFC
— Ptw (@1983ptw) April 7, 2017
— Ryan Kelly (@Ryan__Kelly97) April 7, 2017
Good result for Brighton second goal killed it, picked out the top bag……puts more pressure on Huddersfield if anything #nufc
— Lee Johnson RAFA! (@Lee18_92Johnson) April 7, 2017
1-2 Brighton, oh well. Concentrate on ourselves. Let's go and regain top spot at 17:30 tomorrow! #NUFC
— TheNUFCLife (@thenufclife_) April 7, 2017
That Brighton win was predictable. Need to do our own job. 4 wins will do #NUFC
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) April 7, 2017
— Ben Temple (@Trundlez) April 7, 2017
Brighton do the job again over to the toon tomorrow howay the lads !!!! #NUFC
— carl barnes (@carlrbarnes25) April 7, 2017
— David (@ToonArmyDave) April 7, 2017
— The Toon Review (@thetoonreview) April 7, 2017