Manchester United win last season can be an inspiration for Brighton - Hughton

Chris Hughton says Brighton & Hove Albion will have to match their win over Manchester United last season when they take on Newcastle this evening.

Thursday, 25th April 2019, 7:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th April 2019, 7:38 pm
Pascal Gross and Anthony Knockaert celebrate the winning goal against Manchester United last season. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The Seagulls beat United 1-0 at the Amex to seal survival last season and need three points tonight to claw themselves closer to Premier League safety.

Hughton admits his side have to draw on good experiences like beating United - who they also defeated at the Amex this season as well - and said: "Maybe it’s one that I will remind them of.

"It has been a quicker turnaround, we were off yesterday (Wednesday), training today (Thursday).

"It was a wonderful occasion for us that night. I think it will be closer now because I think we will be going into that second last game, but yes, you have to draw on it and any good experiences.

"And what they showed that day or that night was how much it meant, the desire to win a football match in any way and we will have to show that same approach again on Saturday."