Championship results: Newcastle come from behind to beat Brighton PLUS MORE

first_img1 Ayoze Perez scored the winning goal for Newcastle Brighton and Hove Albion 1-2 Newcastle UnitedNewcastle came from behind to stun Brighton with two late goals to reclaim top spot in the Championship.The Seagulls were leading through Glenn Murray’s controversial penalty until a fluked effort from Mo Diame nine minutes from time hauled Newcastle level.Then with a minute to go, substitute Ayoze Perez secured a 2-1 victory and lifted the Magpies back above Brighton at the summit.Both these teams are looking over their shoulders with third-placed Huddersfield building up a head of steam as they try to muscle in on the automatic promotion spots, and it is Newcastle who will be breathing easier after moving eight points clear of the Terriers.Aston Villa 2-0 Bristol CityJonathan Kodjia enjoyed an eventful evening against his former club as Aston Villa significantly eased their Sky Bet Championship relegation concerns with a 2-0 win over Bristol City at Villa Park.The 27-year-old joined Villa from City in an £11million deal last summer and was jeered by the away fans after crashing a first-half penalty against the crossbar.However, the Ivorian scored Villa’s opener and then set up Conor Hourihane’s first goal for the club following his January switch from Barnsley as the hosts put nine points between themselves and a struggling City side now without a win in their last five.Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Derby CountyBlackburn claimed all three points in Tony Mowbray’s first home game in charge to boost their survival prospects and weaken Derby’s diminishing play-off hopes.Ex-Celtic and West Brom boss Mowbray was named as Owen Coyle’s successor last week and has quickly won over the Rovers faithful by taking four points from two games.A 1-0 win over the Rams at Ewood Park, claimed via a Craig Conway penalty in the 58th minute, moved them level on points with 21st-placed Bristol City, while Derby, now without a goal in three fixtures, ended a winless February 10 points off the top six.last_img

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