Brighton's Shane Duffy gives his verdict on Newcastle

Shane Duffy has backed Newcastle United to stay up '“ after frustrating them at St James's Park.

Monday, 1st January 2018, 7:00 am
Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle and Brighton & Hove Albion's Shane Duffy (left) battle for the ball.

Brighton and Hove Albion held Rafa Benitez’s side to a goalless draw on Saturday.

Newcastle, 16th in the Premier League, are the lowest of the three promoted sides.

Brighton defender Duffy said: “It was basically the Championship side from last year.

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“They’re well organised and know each other quite well – that’s a hard thing to break down.

“There are only a couple of points in it.

“Not much between the three teams, and it’ll probably come down to who gets more luck in front of goal.

“But, ultimately, I think all three will be fine this year.”