Brighton goalkeeper, David Stockdale, scored two freakish personal targets on Friday because the Seagulls misplaced zero-2 at Norwich to overlook out on securing the Championship title in England.
Each got here from Alex Pritchard pictures, the primary smashing the bar and rebounding in off Stockdale’s again.
Albion’s Jamie Murphy had a penalty attraction waved away earlier than Pritchard curled in opposition to the publish, with the ball once more hitting Stockdale and getting in.
The Seagulls, who sealed promotion on Monday, had been nonetheless nicely in need of their finest.
Chris Hughton’s Brighton wanted a win to develop into champions and got here closest to scoring when Glenn Murray noticed his header cleared off the road by Jonny Howson.
The ineffective Anthony Knockaert, lately named the Championship’s Participant of the 12 months, was changed simply after the hour mark.
His aspect nevertheless stay seven factors away from Newcastle, who’ve three video games to play.
Eighth-positioned Norwich, who can not make the play-offs, remarkably didn’t register a single shot on course regardless of profitable comfortably.
The Canaries may have gone forward early on however Nelson Oliveira couldn’t fairly attain Howson’s harmful cross.
Brighton should now wait till no less than Monday to clinch the title, as Newcastle should keep away from defeat in opposition to Preston to take the race into the penultimate spherical of fixtures.
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