Brighton pipped to Championship title by goalkeeping error

Rafael Benitez will head into a meeting with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley next week hoping they have the same ambition for the Sky Bet Championship title winners.

Christian Atsu ended up as a title victor with Newcastle United on Sunday as they lifted the Championship title in front of their fans inside their St James' Park arena when they defeated Barnsley 3-0 with goals from Ayoze Perez, Chancel Mbemba and Dwight Gayle. "I'll teach them what it takes to become a winning unit".

Hughton is also keen for Brighton not to go up into the Premier League on the back of three successive defeats.

There was little on offer from the Seagulls and they survived a huge penalty scare five minutes after the re-start after Lewis Dunk tackled Keinan Davis but referee Darren Bond waved Villa's protests away.

Aston Villa ended the season with a 1-1 home draw against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Birmingham, under veteran manager Harry Redknapp, scraped the win they needed, thanks to a first-half goal by Che Adams in front of Bristol City's biggest crowd for 37 years of more than 25,000. Sunday is the last game and, having the season that we've had, I think it's right and fitting that we at least finish that with a good performance.

"I am trying to stop speculation about players because if we have a meeting and we talk about this or that, then it has an influence on players", The Chronicle quote the Newcastle boss as saying.

"We're very conscious of [the need to strengthen] but you can't make wholesale changes". Do you have a story to share?