Date: 19th August 2018 at 6:05pm
Written by:
Brighton
3 – 2
Manchester United

Amex Stadium

Premier League

19/08/2018 4:00 pm

Attendance: 30592

Referee: Friend

Brighton Manchester United
Murray (25), Duffy (27), Gross (pen 44) Lukaku (34), Pogba (pen 95)
Ryan De Gea
Montoya Young
Duffy Bailly
Dunk 20 Lindelof
Bong Shaw
Knockaert Fred
Stephens Pereira 45
Propper Pogba
March Mata 45
Gross 90 Lukaku
Murray
 
93 Martial
 
60

Substitutes

Kayal 90 Rashford 45
Bissouma Smalling
Locadia 93 Grant
Balogun 20 Lingard 45
Jahanbakhsh Herrera
Button Fellaini 60
Bernardo McTominay

Game Statistics

6 Goal attempts 9
3 On Target 3
3 Corners 5
16 Fouls 13
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
33 % 67

Brighton and Hove Albion hosted Manchester United in today’s Premier League clash.

A slow start to the first half from the visitors was suitably punished by Brighton as Glenn Murray opened the scoring in the 25th minute. Shane Duffy doubled our advantage two minutes later as we took charge and despite United clawing one back through Romelu Lukaku, we went into the halftime break with a 3-1 advantage following Pascal Gross’ penalty after a rash Eric Bailly challenge.

We couldn’t add to our tally in the second period and United ensured a nervy ending to the game as Duffy conceded a penalty five minutes into stoppage time as they pressed and Paul Pogba converted from 12 yards so the match ended 3-2 in our favour.

Having secured our Premier League future with victory over Mourinho last season, few expected a repeat and Brighton fans will rightly be the happier as they head home.

It may not have been pretty but it had its moments and it is our first three points of the season so gets us off the mark nicely.