Brighton & Hove Albion boss Chris Hughton has claimed that his team were the better side in their 0-0 draw with Newcastle United at St James' Park. In a scrappy and tense affair, neither side were able to convert their chances into goals, and Hughton's side caused the Magpies some real trouble at set-pieces.
Speaking after the match, via Sky Sports, Hughton took the time to praise his side's efforts in picking up an important point on the road, and contended that the Seagulls were more impressive than the hosts. The former Newcastle boss said:
Brighton's point sees them rise to 12th in the Premier League - but the division is so tightly packed that they are still just four points away from the relegation zone. Hughton's side face Bournemouth on New Year's Day, where they will look to pick up their first win since their 1-0 victory over Watford on 23rd December.