Is Newcastle United vs Brighton on TV? Kick-off time, channel and highlights details

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Live television broadcast and highlights details for the Premier League fixture between Newcastle United and Brighton

Newcastle United will hope to take another major step towards securing Champions League football when they entertain Brighton and Hove Albion on Thursday night.

Both sides have surpassed all expectations this season as they challenge for a place in the upper echelons of the Premier League table as the final week of the campaign approaches. The Seagulls will travel to Tyneside sat in the top six but they know a defeat against Eddie Howe’s side would bring an end to their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League and leave them focusing on landing a Europa League spot.

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For Newcastle, the equation remains simple: Secure two wins from their final three games and European football’s elite will return to St James Park for the first time in just over two decades. So with an eagerly anticipated clash lying in wait, NewcastleWorld takes a look at everything you need to know before a big night on Tyneside.

When is Newcastle United vs Brighton?

The game takes place at St James Park on Thursday, 18 May and kick-off is at 7.30pm.

Is Newcastle United vs Brighton on TV?

Yes, the good news for supporters without a ticket is that the game has been selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports, which is not really a surprise given the impact the result will have on the race for a Champions League spot. It will be shown across Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League and the broadcast starts on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event at 7pm. Subscribers can also tune into the live stream via SkyGo.

Are there highlights available of the game?

Yes, in several places too. Newcastle United will have highlights on their YouTube channel and there will be highlights available via the Sky Sports Football app too.

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What is the latest team news on both sides?

Brighton will be without winger Solly March (hamstring) and Adam Webster is believed to be struggling with a knock.

Magpies manager Eddie Howe will make a late calls on the fitness of winger Jacob Murphy. However, Emil Krafth, Sean Longstaff and Jamaal Lascelles will not feature and Ryan Fraser remains unavailable.

What has Eddie Howe said ahead of the game?

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

“I don’t feel like we’re being hunted. I don’t feel that emotion. It’s us against ourselves, really. That’s how I see it. It’s us trying to be the best we can be. I’ve not focused on any other team all season.

“In my experience, I knew Liverpool were never far away because they are a top team and they are capable of going on runs of wins. They are very similar to Manchester City where they can win a group of games without blinking. They have got that experience.

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“For us, we can’t look at it or compare ourselves to Liverpool. We just have to look at us.”

What has Roberto De Zerbi said ahead of the game?

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has a few injury issues ahead of the trip to NewcastleBrighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has a few injury issues ahead of the trip to Newcastle
Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi has a few injury issues ahead of the trip to Newcastle

“Yes I am very delighted for the performances. I think we deserved to win but then really happy, really proud because the last five days were very difficult after the defeat on Monday (against Everton).

“We have 58 points and not enough to qualify for Europe. We have another four games, tough games, Newcastle, Southampton, City and last game Aston Villa and we have to fight to deserve to qualify because 58 points is not enough to play Thursdays next year.”

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