Poyet given a scare by his high-flying Seagulls
LONDON: Gus Poyet claims Brighton's hard-fought 2-1 win over 10-man Millwall underlines how tough it will be to escape the Championship and reach the Premier League.
Poyet's team moved to the top of English football's second tier with a victory that highlighted Brighton's attacking quality but also required some heroic defending.
At the other end of the table, Ipswich manager Paul Jewell insists he has no intention of quitting even though his side are second bottom after a 2-1 defeat at home to Charlton.
Jewell's team have lost four of their seven league games and former Tottenham boss, Harry Redknapp, a close friend of Ipswich owner Marcus Evans, has been linked with the Town job.
"I know I'm not very popular at the minute but I'm not going to run and hide," Jewell said.
Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson is also in danger of losing his job after his bottom of the table side slumped to a 2-0 home defeat against Wolves.
Ferguson, the son of Manchester United boss Sir Alex, has now presided over seven successive league defeats -- Peterborough's worst ever start to a season -- after Sylvain Ebanks-Blake's first-half penalty and a late goal from Bjorn Sigurdarson.
Elsewhere, Crystal Palace came from two goals down to beat Cardiff 3-2, while Leeds defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1.
Bolton won 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday, Burnley beat Derby 2-1 at Pride Park and Watford drew 2-2 with Bristol City. AFP