Newcastle v Brighton LIVE: Follow all the action from St James's Park

St James's Park
St James's Park

Newcastle United entertain Brighton and Hove Albion at St James's Park this evening.

Rafa Benitez's side can climb above Brighton, second in the Championship ahead of this afternoon's game, with a win.

Newcastle are seventh in the table after back-to-back victories in the league.

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Writer Miles Starforth is at St James's Park for the televised fixture (5.30pm kick-off).

Writing in today's programme, United manager Benitez said: "Brighton are a good team with experience of the Championship and some good players.

"They know exactly what this league is about, having gone close to promotion last year.

"We know just how difficult this game will be, but we will have a lot of them this year."

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