Newcastle wipes out Brighton and sees a little more of the Champions League

Thanks to its big victory, Newcastle consolidates its third place in the Premier League, synonymous with qualification for the Champions League.

By dominating Brighton (4-1) on Thursday in the late game of the 25th day, Newcastle took a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League.

With 69 points, Newcastle locks its 3rd place with three lengths on Manchester United (4th), which has a game less but a much worse goal difference, and especially four on Liverpool, 5th and which would theoretically play the Europa League.

Brighton remain 6th with 58 points, while remaining on an impressive victory at Arsenal (3-0). This stoppage prevents him from distancing himself from Tottenham (7th) and Aston Villa (8th) who are only one length away, but both have one more game on the clock.

It was first Brigton striker Deniz Undav who deflected a corner with a header at the near post to see him finish his race in the opposite side netting (1-0, 22nd).

And just before the break, the colossus Dan Burn (2.01m), who had discovered the Premier League with Brighton for 4 seasons before returning to the club of his childhood, doubled the bet on a free kick deposited on his headed by the England international (2-0, 45+4).

We thought that the second period would confirm this trend, especially when Jason Steele still had to work on a recovery from Miguel Almiron (50th).

But almost on the next action, on a release of the Magpies’ pressing in the middle of the field, a sublime p from Billy Gilmour found Deniz Undav prowling between the lines and on the edge of offside, and the German went to deceive Nick Pope (2-1).

Sensing the possibility of turning the tide, de Zerbi launched Mac Allister, Enciso and Ferguson five minutes later and the tension escalated.

But Brighton never really managed to trouble Newcastle’s defense and in the final minutes, it was Callum Wilson (3-1, 89′) and former Lyonnais Bruno Guimaraes (4-1, 90+1) who came to kill the game.

The burst of joy on the Magpies’ bench on the fourth showed just how much the northern England side now believe in their destiny in Europe’s top flight.

With the reception of Leicester, 19th, next Monday, at the end of the 37th day, mathematically ensuring the ticket for the C1 should only be a formality.

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