'Must-win game tonight' - Newcastle fans react on Twitter as Brighton ease to victory v Wolves
By Danny Wright
Newcastle fans have taken to Twitter as Brighton eased to a 2-0 win away at Wolves.
Anthony Knockaert scored goals in each half to send Chris Hughton’s side five points clear of the Magpies at the top of the Championship table.
Rafa Benitez and his squad will hope to keep the pressure on Brighton by beating Leeds on Friday night.
Newcastle and Brighton have been in a hotly contested race for the Championship title all season and, with just a handful of games to go, the south coast club have taken the upper hand.
Both sides look assured to earn promotion to the Premier League but there are still questions surrounding who will be able to bag the trophy come the end of the campaign.
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Although it is not yet anywhere near mathematically confirmed, some fans have already conceded the title to Brighton, although a win tonight will give them renewed hope.
The best case scenario means they can bring the gap down to two points.
Here is a selection of tweets from the Magpies’ supporters about Brighton’s win:
Hands up, Brighton deserve first, been too good. Refuse to lose #NUFC
— David Punton (@DavePunton) April 14, 2017
Brighton 2-0 up. Game over. Over to #nufc now. Come on the mags.
— Dai Rees (@DaiRees1984) April 14, 2017
Fair play to Brighton mind. #nufc
— Kaz Pandal (@KPandal) April 14, 2017
— Gavin johnson (@Gav89johnson) April 14, 2017
Obviously everyone in Brighton haven't heard that it's first the worst 2nd the best! #nufc
— Alan Knights (@AlanKnights10) April 14, 2017
Frustrating watching Brighton. They’re a good side, but we should miles clear of them with the squad we have. Our own worst enemy! #nufc
— NUFC Index (@NUFC_Index) April 14, 2017
Brighton are winning the championship can't see #NUFC catching them
— Brian-Lee (@BrianLeeNUFC22) April 14, 2017
— Sam Storey (@SamualStorey) April 14, 2017
Brighton have never played in the Premier League during the competitions history but Newcastle are looking to secure an instant return to the top-flight following their disappointing relegation last year.
The Tynesiders have won both meetings between the two clubs this season with their most recent victory coming at the AMEX in February.
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