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Championship title not sewn up - Newcastle's Hughton

Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton says they're not ready to celebrate winning the Championship just yet.

For the win over Reading, Kevin Nolan struck twice to take his tally to 18 for the season and put Hughton's side nine points clear of second-placed West Brom with just three games left.

The Magpies also boast a superior goal difference and will confirm the title with a point at Plymouth next Monday.

Hughton said: "We are very close now and we can sew it up on Monday now.

"Whichever way it happens we'll be delighted.

"There are no celebrations tonight, it is business as normal but we have put ourselves in a great position.

"You could see why Reading have been on a great run but we went about the game the right way and got the goals at the right time.

"You saw what we are about. Reading were better than us for periods but we saw it out.

"The players battled it out for the full 97 minutes but we have won another game and they have earned that."

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