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Brighton stay up thanks to draw with Newcastle

20 Jul 2020
Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United

A point from their goalless affair with Newcastle United is sufficient to guarantee Premier League football for Seagulls next season

Brighton & Hove Albion confirmed their Premier League status for next season following a goalless draw with Newcastle United.  

Brighton's first big chance fell to Leandro Trossard, who forced a low save from Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on 28 minutes. 

Dwight Gayle came close for the visitors, but glanced a header on to the roof of the net in first-half stoppage time.

Adam Webster' long-range strike worked Dubravka and Trossard shot over, before Magpies' substitute Andy Carroll headed a glorious chance wide from inside the six-yard area late on.

The draw lifts Brighton on to 38 points, seven more than 18th-placed Aston Villa, who have two matches to play. 

A fifth match without a win leaves Newcastle 13th with 44 points. 

See: Brighton report | Newcastle report 

Next fixtures

Brighton: 26 Jul v Burnley (A)
Newcastle: 26 Jul v Liverpool (H)

Battle to stay up

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
15 BHA 38 -15 41
16 WHU 38 -13 39
17 AVL 38 -26 35
18 BOU 38 -25 34
19 WAT 38 -28 34
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Next fixtures

Brighton: 26 July v Burnley (A)
Newcastle: 26 July v Liverpool (H)

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