5 things we learned from the EFL weekend

Seagulls at the summit

Brighton’s Glenn Murray.

Having gone close to securing top-flight football in the last few seasons, Brighton and Hove Albion are on the brink of the Premier League.

The south-coast club are 12 points clear of third-placed Huddersfield Town, and two points ahead of Newcastle United, as the topsy-turvy race to join England’s elite nears its exciting conclusion, with just five matches left to play.

Results certainly went in Albion’s favour over the course of the weekend. Chris Hughton’s side won a hard-fought contest at Queens Park Rangers on Friday, before watching their promotion-rivals both suffer defeats on their travels.

Spearheaded by Glenn Murray’s 21 goals throughout the course of this term, it is now a case of Brighton holding their nerve at the summit of the standings, having claimed maximum points in their previous three outings in the division.

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