Closing rating: Brighton 0-Three Manchester United
90+Four minutes: An especially competent away efficiency, and an emphatically outclassed dwelling aspect.
90+Three minutes: Ighalo has solely touched the ball 3 times. Martial solely had 23 touches, half as many as some other outfield starter. Certain, Martial’s runs helped create house for his teammates, however United’s centre-forwards have been nearly solely peripheral.
90+1 minutes: There’ll be three minutes of stoppage time, give or take.
89 minutes: Gary Neville follows by on his promise to call Bruno Fernandes his man of the match. The sport has been markedly much less enjoyable since he left the sphere.
87 minutes: Solly March replaces Connolly, Brighton’s remaining change of the night.
86 minutes: James threatens to get clear, doesn’t fairly handle to take action, has a shot anyway and Ryan saves. Then about 45 seconds later he will get the ball on the left, comes infield, doesn’t have a lot on, has a shot anyway and Ryan saves.
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84 minutes: Save! James crosses in direction of Ighalo; Bernardo will get in the way in which however solely turns the ball in direction of McTominay, and his low shot takes a slight deflection on its means goalwards, however Ryan offers with it.
81 minutes: Additional substitutional information, as Brighton carry on Mooy and Bernardo, and take off Dunk and Mac Allister.
80 minutes: Wan-Bissaka hits a cross straight right into a fragile a part of Bissouma, who spends a minute or two writhing about in agony after which has to rise up and defend a nook.
78 minutes: United carry on Ighalo and James, and take off Rashford and Martial.
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76 minutes: One other De Gea save! Maupay tries to play in Trossard however Maguire will get in the way in which. The ball rebounds again to him, and his shot takes a deflection, however De Gea has sufficient time to react and push it away.
74 minutes: The sport seems to have entered the interval when one group not believes they’ll obtain something and the opposite not believes they should.
71 minutes: Trossard has one other pop, this time from 20-odd yards, however the ball spins broad of the left-hand submit. He has had as many pictures as each different Brighton participant put collectively, and he solely got here on at half-time.
69 minutes: Brighton have a shot on the right track! It’s a very good one too, Connolly taking Trossard’s cross, having fun with a bit an excessive amount of house, and curling a shot in direction of the highest nook. De Gea throws out a hand and turns it behind.
67 minutes: The sport’s second drinks break, and TV viewers get handled to some extra replays of United’s third aim, their better of the night time, and actually beautiful in each means.
66 minutes: Likelihood! Wan-Bissaka will get to the byline and dinks in a cross, and Williams heads it powerfully, however straight into Duffy.
64 minutes: United take Bruno Fernandes off, to be wrapped in proverbial cotton wool. “Except one thing miraculous occurs on this final half an hour he would be the man of the match,” says Gary Neville. Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw additionally come off, with McTominay, Pereira and Williams approaching.
62 minutes: Now Mac Allister lifts the ball into the world from the fitting, and Trossard slams a volley excessive. They’ve had as many pictures within the final 150 seconds as within the previous hour.
60 minutes: Brighton practically rating! Nicely, they practically have a shot on the right track, not less than. Mac Allister takes a free-kick from deep, and disguises his cross to Trossard, who with each crimson shirt satisfied the ball goes to he lofted into the center of the field instantly has your entire left third of the penalty space to himself and the ball at his toes. He shoots low and arduous throughout aim, however broad of the far submit.
57 minutes: Duffy nips in entrance of Martial to take the ball off his toes, and the Frenchman’s head goes again in a show of frustration. His motion has been good tonight, however he hasn’t truly seen very a lot of the ball.
54 minutes: Burn’s wonderful low cross from the left simply evades Connolly. Brighton nonetheless haven’t had a shot on the right track, and Ryan nonetheless hasn’t made a save.
50 minutes: Maguire heads the ball out from his space to Matic, who chests down and volleys a cross to Greenwood, bursting down the left. He sprints to the sting of the world, Rashford and Martial make runs within the center to occupy the defence, and Greenwood lifts the ball past them to the unmarked Fernandes, who volleys in. That was medical, and wonderful at each stage: header, management, cross, run, cross, end.
GOAL! Brighton 0-Three Manchester United (Fernandes, 50 minutes)
That’s a stunning break, and it’s recreation over!
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48 minutes: Brighton already appear to have considerably improved of their new-look 4-2-2-2 formation. Shaw brings down Bissouma, and will get booked.
46 minutes: Peeeeep! They’re off! I’ve a few half-time substitutions to report: Brighton have introduced off Tariq Lamptey and Davy Propper and introduced on Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay.
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This recreation has been barely tediously one-sided. This, although, is the type of tedium that Manchester United followers have been determined for for a number of years now. They give the impression of being a group succesful not simply of qualifying for Europe however attaining one thing as soon as they get there. Brighton have Liverpool and Manchester Metropolis nonetheless to come back to the AmEx over the following couple of weeks, and will in all probability do with banking three factors at Norwich this weekend earlier than their confidence will get too badly nobbled.
Half time: Brighton 0-2 Manchester United
45+Three minutes: Manchester United go into the interval with the double benefit of two targets and full superiority.
45+2 minutes: United ping the ball about on the left for an age, and finally Montoya’s had sufficient and throws himself at Rashford. Free kick.
45+1 minutes: There will likely be about two minutes of first-half stoppages.
44 minutes: Brighton truly threaten! Propper’s cross from the fitting is fairly useful, and there are six dwelling gamers within the penalty space, however the ball simply evades all of them, with Burn coming closest.
44 minutes: United get numbers ahead, Brighton get numbers again, and a really promising assault ends with Dunk intercepting Pogba’s underhit cross infield.