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Premier League relegation race blown open with shock Cardiff result

3 years ago

The Premier League relegation outcome is no longer a formality.

Fulham and Huddersfield may already be long gone but Cardiff are making a fight of it.

An all or nothing game on Tuesday night has seen Neil Warnock’s team go to Brighton and come away convincing winners with a goal in each half.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing scored an excellent opener, then Sean Morrison added a second with a header,

Going into the game, the bookies made Cardiff 1/33 shots to go down and Brighton the only remotely realistic alternative at 14/1.

However, the lead for Chris Hughton’s team is now only two points and they have lost their last four without scoring.

The bookies reacting by making it Cardiff 2/7, Brighton 5/2 and then Southampton rank outsiders at 300/1 to go down in the third relegation spot.

This is how the Premier League table now stands after that Tuesday night win for Cardiff over Brighton:

As you can see, all to play for now.

With Newcastle having a potentially pivotal part to play in the Premier League relegation fight, as well as the title fight when facing Liverpool.

These are the games remaining for the clubs in 16th to 18th:

Southampton; Newcastle (A), Watford (A), Bournemouth (H), West Ham (A), Huddersfield ()

Brighton: Wolves (A) Spurs (A), Newcastle (H), Arsenal (A), Man City (H)

Cardiff: Liverpool (H), Fulham (A), Palace (H), Man Utd (A)

Cardiff fans set to watch with keen interest when Newcastle host Southampton on live TV with a 5.30pm kick-off this Saturday, then the following Saturday (27 April) as well, when Brighton play NUFC at 5.30pm on the south coast.

On paper, the game against Newcastle looks like Chris Hughton’s best chance of picking up points.


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