Manchester United Overcomes Brighton At Old Trafford

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Manchester United overcame a resilient Brighton & Hove Albion side after a come-from-behind 2-1 Premier League victory at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood.

Brighton were seeking to win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since October 2018, while United welcomed Edison Cavani back to the starting lineup ahead of the injured Anthony Martial.

United came close to breaking the deadlock inside nine minutes when Bruno Fernandes’ cross was headed out only as far as Mason Greenwood but his low shot struck Robert Sanchez’s left-hand post. However, Danny Welbeck headed the Seagulls into the lead when his second attempted at a header went over the line in the 13th minute.

Brighton & Hove Albion forward Danny Welbeck scores against Manchester United at Old Trafford

Potter continued to encourage his players forward and Brighton were unfortunate not to double its lead when Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson showed sharp reflexes to tip over Lewis Dunk’s header from a Gross free-kick. A lacklustre United failed to register a single shot on target in the opening 45 minutes.

On the hour-mark, Sanchez came off his line to smother Fernandes’ shot from Pogba’s through-ball as United began to create chances.

Joel Veltman lost possession and clattered into Fernandes as he sought to atone for his error, but referee Mike Dean waved on the advantage as the Portuguese had found Marcus Rashford to his left and the forward swept home the equaliser with a precise, first-time finish.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford scores against Brighton & Hove Albion during Premier League match at Old Trafford

It was Rashford’s 19th goal of the season for Manchester United.

Brighton still posed a threat on the counter and there were penalty claims when Welbeck was unable to reach Maupay’s low cross, feeling a tug from Maguire. However,  VAR stuck with Dean’s decision of a goal-kick.

In the 83rd minute, United took the lead when Greenwood headed in Paul Pogba’s mis-hit as Brighton were  broken by a swift attack by the hosts to make the scores 2-1.

The result comes as a relief for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, whose side stay second on 60 points, while Brighton stay 16th, six points clear of the relegation zone.

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