Brighton & Hove Albion suffered a shock defeat at home to Bristol City on Saturday, throwing the race to win the Championship wide open. Their neck and neck race with Newcastle United will go down to the last day of the season.
It was a Josh Brownhill effort which provided the win for Bristol, with Chris Hughton’s men unable to find a reply. The result followed a Magpies win away to Cardiff City on Friday, meaning Rafa Benitez’s side are now just a point behind the Seagulls.
With the margins so close, you’d give Newcastle a very good chance of finishing top of the tree come the final whistle next week. They’re at home to Barnsley while Brighton have a tricky trip away to Aston Villa.
Brighton have now lost two games on the spin and after having had such a good few months, their dreams the division win may be coming off the rails.
Of course, both teams have been automatically promoted, but the bragging rights and momentum finishing first would bring could be vital heading into the summer.
Newcastle fans were loving the result and took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
— Janey (@Janeytoon) April 29, 2017
— Ryan Lamb (@dembalamb) April 29, 2017
Wow Brighton bottling it just when it matters ???????? #NUFC
— Simon Hill (@hilltoon) April 29, 2017
We could still win the league! Brighton have a tough away game to Villa. We're at home to Barnsley… I think the title could be ours! #NUFC
— Samuel Douglas (@the5thmarketeer) April 29, 2017
Brighton being very #nufc today!! Would be something very poetic about a Villa result tipping the league in our favour.
— Em G (@Em_beachlife) April 29, 2017
— Paul Durham (@6diddy6) April 29, 2017
#NUFC this season keeps getting better Sunderland relegated now Brighton lost so the last game of the season will decide the title winners !
— Shane Rochford (@srxx29crotch) April 29, 2017