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A. Mac Allister
Penalty Goal
1 - 0
90' + 4'
L. Shaw
Yellow Card
M. Caicedo
Yellow Card
L. Colwill
Yellow Card
L. Dunk
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Match Stats

59% 40%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 5
Total Passes 563 385
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Thanks for joining us for live coverage of Brighton and Hove Albion's 1-0 Premier League win over Manchester United at the Amex Stadium. Goodbye!
That incredible win for Brighton puts them on 55 points, four points behind fifth-placed Liverpool with two games in hand over Jurgen Klopp's men. Could they be playing European football next season? For United, they still look a safe bet to finish in the top four, four points above bitter rivals Liverpool having played a game less. The job is not done, though, and Ten Hag will want a response from his players when they travel to West Ham on Sunday.
The final whistle goes, and Brighton run out 1-0 victors in quite stunning fashion. Both teams had huge first-half chances, with United probably having the better of them. It was a different story after the break, though, as the Seagulls pressed for what would be a vital winner in their fight for European football. It appeared their search for a goal would come up empty, but in the dying seconds, a corner struck the arm of Shaw. Marriner initially opted not to award a penalty, but a VAR review reversed that decision, and Mac Allister was the man trusted with the spot-kick. The World Cup winner finished with aplomb, blasting into the top left corner to earn his side three massive points.
A. Mac Allister
Penalty Goal
90' + 9' GOAL!!! INCREDIBLE!!! MAC ALLISTER SURELY WINS IT FOR BRIGHTON!!! Under so much pressure, Mac Allister steps up and smashes the ball into the top left corner to put the Seagulls 1-0 up and surely on the verge of victory!
90' + 7' BRIGHTON HAVE A PENALTY! Marriner goes over to the monitor, and then decides to award a spot-kick. What a chance for the Seagulls to win the game!
90' + 6' PENALTY!?!? We may have some very, very late drama here. During that Brighton chance at the end, the ball seemingly struck Shaw's arm as it came over. Marriner has gone over to the monitor to check....
90' + 5' GREAT DEFENDING! The free-kick is headed out a corner, which then causes havoc. Mitoma blasts a shot towards the bottom right corner, which is blocked. The ball then finds its way out to Caicedo, who has a drive saved by De Gea.
L. Shaw
Yellow Card
90' + 4' Shaw blocks off Enciso, receiving a booking for dissent after disagreeing with the referee's decision to award a foul. Perhaps more importantly, though, Brighton will have a free-kick in a really dangerous position. Can they create something?
90' + 3' Estupinan decides to shoot from range when he had options left and right, but De Gea is able to comfortably save the left-back's powerful effort.
90' + 2' The Seagulls have had 11 shots in this second half, but they have only hit the target once.
90' The fourth official puts up his board and indicates there will be five minutes of additional time at the end of this match. Will we have any late drama?
90' VITAL SAVE! The ball sits up nicely for Mac Allister to hit from range, and his shot flies through a crowded box and looks destined for the bottom corner. However, De Gea is able to get down to his right and palm it behind for a corner.
89' Right now it is De Zerbi's men who look the more likely to grab a late winner.
88' Estupinan digs out a throughball for Undav, but the pass just has too much weight on it and races through to the waiting hands of De Gea.
M. Caicedo
Yellow Card
86' Caicedo is booked for a foul on Fernandes.
86' CLOSE! Brighton hit the visitors on the counter as Colwill sets March away. The winger scarpers past a couple of United players, creating the space to shoot. He blasts an effort towards the top right corner, but it flies just wide of the post.
W. Weghorst
A. Martial
84' Weghorst comes on for Martial. Could he be the man to break the deadlock?
82' Undav receives the ball on the right of the box, but Shaw does brilliantly to get across quickly and block the substitute's effort behind for a corner.
80' United have lost three of their five Premier League games against Brighton at the Amex Stadium (two wins). It is their highest loss rate at any ground they have played at more than once in the competition (60 per cent).
78' Rashford tries his luck with a free-kick from a very ambitious distance, but his dipping effort is straight at Steele.
L. Colwill
Yellow Card
77' Colwill's first act since coming on is to cynically bring down fellow substitute Sabitzer, receiving a yellow card for his troubles.
M. Sabitzer
76' Sabitzer is also on, in place of Fred.
J. Sancho
76' Ten Hag makes his opening substitutions of the contest, firstly bringing on Sancho for Antony.
L. Colwill
B. Gilmour
75' Colwill enters the fray for Gilmour.
D. Undav
D. Welbeck
75' Welbeck makes way for Undav.
74' Casemiro fizzes a bouncing ball at goal, and while it is a decent effort, it flies over Steele's crossbar.
72' The temperature on the pitch has just heated up in the last few minutes with a couple of contentious moments. Which team will keep their heads the better?
L. Dunk
Yellow Card
70' Dunk also sees yellow for his part in the melee.
Yellow Card
69' There is a bit of a scuffle after a petulant foul from Antony on Mac Allister. The United man receives a booking for the incident.
68' Fernandes cuts onto his right foot before trying to curl one into the far corner, but Steele is equal to it, punching the shot away from danger.
67' PENALTY!? Mitoma again causes problems down the left and weaves into the United penalty area. As he looks to get a shot away at goal, he hits the deck under pressure from a couple of United players. The Brighton players and fans protest, but to no avail as Marriner ignores their demands.
65' Casemiro brings down Mac Allister having already been booked, and he is extremely fortunate not to receive another yellow and be heading for an early bath.
64' Gilmour is very lucky to escape a booking for cynically hauling down Fred as the United man charged forward.
S. March
F. Buonanotte
63' De Zerbi makes the first change, bringing March on for Buonanotte.
61' Buonanotte and Dalot again come together, and the Brighton man comes off worse after taking an arm in the face. The Brighton medical team come on to take a look at him.
Diogo Dalot
Yellow Card
59' Dalot is booked after leaving Buonanotte in a heap in midfield.
58' Mitoma drags the ball back for Welbeck to shoot first time from just inside the box, but the former Arsenal man gets it horribly wrong as he sends the ball high and wide of De Gea's goal.
57' The Seagulls have certainly started this second half the brighter of the two teams, but they have not yet been able to find a way through the United defence.
55' Mitoma again ignores options in the middle to go for goal himself, blasting into the side netting, much to his team-mates' frustration.
A. Webster
Yellow Card
52' Webster is yellow carded having caught Fernandes with a late sliding challenge in midfield.
49' United have stopped the opposition from scoring a first-half goal in 25 of their 33 games, more than any other team in the Premier League this season.
47' Rashford goes down in the box, and Brighton players want a yellow for a dive. The replays show there was very little contact from Dunk on the United forward.
46' The hosts get us back underway for the second period!
With so much at stake for these teams in their hunt for European football, they may have to gamble in the second half to go for all three points instead of settling for just the one. Who will be the first manager to blink and look to their bench to turn the game in their side's favour?
We go to the break with the scoreline 0-0, but quite how this game remains goalless is a mystery, with both teams spurning great opportunities. The first fell to United moments after kick-off, Fernandes feeding Antony before the winger smashed wide of the target. Moments later, Brighton missed a great chance of their own, Mitoma latching onto a loose pass in the visitors' defence. The Japan international decided not to square for Enciso to tap in, instead seeing his blasted effort saved by De Gea's face. Ten Hag's men had the better opportunities of the rest of the half, with Steele a busy man between the Brighton sticks, denying Rashford and Martial to ensure his team made it to the interval level.
45' + 5' Buonanotte swings the corner in, but Lindelof meets it to clear.
45' + 4' Brighton are finishing the half strongly, forcing a couple of corners in quick succession. Can they take advantage?
45' + 2' Enciso shows great skill to wrongfoot Casemiro and make space for a shot, but his final product cannot match the neat change of foot that preceded it as it soars over.
45' There will be four minutes of additional time at the end of this first half.
45' Buonanotte tries his luck with an ambitious effort from a very tight angle, and his curler has De Gea momentarily worried before flying wide.
Yellow Card
44' Casemiro receives the first booking of the contest for a really late sliding challenge on Mac Allister.
43' Steele's three saves so far is already his joint-most in a single Premier League game, doing so on four other occasions, most recently against Nottingham Forest last month.
41' As this breathless first half nears its conclusion, can either side get their noses in front before the break?
39' Martial plays a neat one-two with Fred before blasting towards the Brighton goal, but the powerful effort is straight at Steele, who blocks with his legs.
37' Welbeck manages to turn a nice ball around the corner for Enciso before getting clattered, setting the 19-year-old up to thump an effort at goal. Unfortunately for him and Brighton, the shot arrows wide of the left post.
35' Including this match, De Zerbi has given 49 Premier League starts to players aged 21 and under this season. Only Mikel Arteta (92) and Steve Cooper (56) have done so more often this campaign.
33' It is the visitors' turn to ask for a penalty as Fred takes a tumble, but the protests again fall on deaf ears.
31' This is Brighton's fifth-youngest average age for a starting XI in a Premier League home game (25y 217d) and their youngest since a 2-0 win over Brentford in December 2021 (25y 204d).
29' A well-worked United corner routine ends with Antony scuffing a shot at goal. It ends up being an awkward one for Steele, though, who does well in the end to palm it away for a corner.
28' BIG SAVE! Rashford shows a superb burst of space to dash past Caicedo and make space for a shot, but his left-footed effort from a tight angle is saved by Steele's feet.
26' Casemiro shows a great spring to get above Caicedo and reach Shaw's cross, but he cannot get his header on target as it lands on the roof of the net.
25' Mitoma against Wan-Bissaka is proving to be a real battle down Brighton's left. The right-back gets the better of it this time, making a superb tackle to dispossess the Japan international as he looked to get a cross in.
23' Mitoma has now completed 27 take-ons in the opposition's penalty area in the Premier League this season, more than any other player.
20' Martial and Antony link up in the Brighton penalty area before the latter lets fly, but his powerful drive smashes into the side netting.
19' The home fans scream for a penalty as Mitoma goes down in the box under a Wan-Bissaka challenge, but the referee Andre Marriner waves play on with a subsequent VAR review agreeing with him.
17' Webster rises highest to meet Mitoma's inswinging corner, but his header does not have the power or direction to trouble De Gea, who easily gathers.
16' After a frenzied start, the game has just slowed in tempo in recent minutes as both teams look to assert their dominance on proceedings.
13' Mitoma shows brilliant quick feet to weave and make space to shoot in a crowded United box, but he cannot get it to go on target as it flies wide.
12' Brighton have won their last two Premier League games against United. They have never won three league games in a row against them before, nor have they ever done the league double over the Red Devils.
10' United have looked threatening in these early minutes. Another swift move ends with Antony teeing up Fernandes, but the resulting shot is awful and soars high into the stands. You would expect a player of his quality to produce better.
8' After some treatment, De Gea is up and okay to continue.
6' De Gea is still down on the turf having been shaken up by his save from Mitoma a moment ago.
4' BRIGHTON SHOULD BE AHEAD! Lindelof badly underhits a pass to Wan-Bissaka, and Mitoma races onto the ball. The winger chooses not to square for Enciso, who would have had an easy finish, instead blasting at goal himself. It proves to be a poor decision, though, as De Gea manages to stop the ball with his face.
2' BIG EARLY CHANCE! United win the ball high up the pitch and Fernandes plays a brilliant throughball for Antony. The Brazil international lets fly, but can only fire his effort wide. That is a huge let-off for the hosts.
1' The visitors kick us off and we are underway!
The teams make their way onto the pitch ahead of this huge game at the top end of the Premier League.
Erik ten Hag makes four changes as Wan-Bissaka and Fred come in for Malacia and Sabitzer, while Antony replaces Sancho on the right wing. Martial is also in for Eriksen.
Roberto De Zerbi makes four changes as Caicedo, Mitoma, Buonanotte and Mac Allister come in for with Joel Veltman, Pascal Gross, Solly March and Undav.
MANCHESTER UNITED SUBS: Wout Weghorst, Jadon Sancho, Tyrell Malacia, Brandon Williams, Christian Eriksen, Harry Maguire, Facundo Pellistri, Marcel Sabitzer, Jack Butland.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot; Casemiro, Fred; Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
BRIGHTON SUBS: Cameron Peupion, Odeluga Offiah, Levi Colwill, Yasin Ayari, Deniz Undav, Robert Sanchez, Jan-Paul van Hecke, Solly March, Andrew Moran.
BRIGHTON (3-4-1-2): Jason Steele; Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Pervis Estupinan; Julio Enciso, Billy Gilmour, Moises Caicedo, Kaoru Mitoma; Alexis Mac Allister; Facundo Buonanotte, Danny Welbeck.
Brighton will be out for revenge as they aim to boost their hopes of sealing European football for next season. United, on the other hand, are aiming to put distance between themselves and fifth-placed Liverpool.
This is a repeat of last month's FA Cup semi-final, which United won 7-6 on penalties following a goalless draw at Wembley Stadium.
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