Supercomputer predicts how Premier League top-four race will unfold for Man Utd, Liverpool & Newcastle

Manchester United are three points behind third-placed Newcastle United after the Magpies’ 4-1 win over Brighton

Manchester United fell three points behind Newcastle United on Thursday night as the Magpies claimed a 4-1 win over Brighton at St James’ Park.

A Deniz Undav own goal and Dan Burn strike gave the hosts a 2-0 lead before Undav hit back for the Seagulls. Callum Wilson struck late on as Bruno Guimaraes sealed victory in stoppage time.

Man United sit fourth, a point ahead of Liverpool in fifth, but the Red Devils still have a game in hand over their rivals. 72 points will be enough to finish ahead of Liverpool, meaning they require just two wins from their final three matches.

Following Newcastle’s victory, data experts at FiveThirtyEight have predicted how the final table will look come the end of the month...