Goals in the 60th minute and 89th minute sunk Brighton on Saturday afternoon at Nottingham Forest.

Only seconds after coming off the bench, Zach Clough gave Forest the lead, then Ben Osborn wrapped it up with a minute to go.

There was still time for Zach Clough to add a third goal from the penalty spot in the eighth minute of injury time, adding insult to injury for Chris Hughton.

Chris Hughton’s team had hoped/expected to win and go back to the table at least temporarily, putting pressure on Newcastle and Huddersfield before their teatime kick-off.

Instead, as you can see by the updated Championship table below, Huddersfield have the massive carrot of going only three points behind Brighton with a game in hand, IF they beat Newcastle.

Meanwhile, Rafa Benitez and his team can go five points clear of Brighton in second and 11 ahead of third place, IF they win at the John Smith’s Stadium.

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Maybe a little premature to talk about a collapse but with 11 games to go, the last eight Championship matches now show only three wins for Brighton – with two draws and three defeats.

Elsewhere, the other three clubs in the top six all won this weekend.

Saturday Top Six results

(Birmingham 1 Leeds 3 – played Friday night)

Forest 3 Brighton 0

Reading 2 Wolves 1

Sheff Wed 5 Norwich 1

Huddersfield v Newcastle 5.30pm kick-off

Last 8 Brighton Championship results:

Forest 1 Brighton 0

Brighton 1 Newcastle 2

Brighton 3 Reading 0

Barnsley 0 Brighton 2

Brighton 1 Ipswich 1

Brighton 4 Burton 1

Brentford 3 Brighton 3

Huddersfield 3 Brighton 1

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  • Harry Gibson

    It will be interesting to see the reaction of some of our so called fans after the game. If we win they will all be saying they knew Rafa would do it all along, if we lose we will have blown it. It’s just crazy what some come out with.

    • Lord

      going well so far.

      • Harry Gibson

        Hope we keep it up, we are looking good.

  • TheNutJob

    that`ll do for me, Howay the lads. ha ha

  • Jimblag23

    Prutton the gimp must have been bullied by a geordie at school or something.

  • Carlo Ancelotti

    Diame is one of the worst players to wear the shirt

    • Toon Wolf

      He’s nowhere near the worst. You either haven’t been watching them that long or you’ve got a short memory!

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        he was pure [email protected]@ kin shyte, maybe we aint 65 like you so wind your neck in

        • Harry Gibson

          He still isn’t the worst player to wear a shirt. He was poor, but there have been worse.

          • Carlo Ancelotti

            i hate to witness anybody as bad as he was today

        • Toon Wolf

          He was poor and you don’t have to be 65 to remember worse players than what we have today. Stop squeaking little mouse.

    • Northumberland mag

      Amdy Faye must be up there!

      • Carlo Ancelotti

        before my time i`m afraid

    • Rogger_frogger

      The team won stop whinging

  • Sid James

    what can i say lads, Carry on to the premiership

  • Mrkgw

    Brilliant result and a well earned three points. The team really did a job on Huddersfield and Rafa got his tactics spot on. Over the moon with that.

  • TheTradge

    This win is a massive one, coupled with Brighton’a slip up this more than likely puts us out of sight of the playoff contenders, and I’d be very surprised indeed if we didn’t win the league!

  • Delashio

    What bunch of clowns said we needed to spend millions in january???? Pure muppets that know nowt!!!! You know who yous are!! Idiots!

    • Damon Horner

      With you on this one mate. Feels good being right!