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Started by Bensergi, Nov 25, 2017, 02:24 PM

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Man Utd vs Brighton

Paul Pogba added a different dimension to Manchester United's attack when he returned from injury against Newcastle last weekend.

United look a lot more like scoring when the world's third most expensive footballer is in the side.

That 4-1 rout of Newcastle means United have now won seven consecutive league games at Old Trafford, their longest run since a 12-match streak under Sir Alex Ferguson in March 2013.

Overall, the Red Devils are unbeaten in 38 home games in all competitions, winning 27 and drawing 11 since losing 2-1 to Manchester City in September 2016.

Brighton are building a cute little run themselves, going unbeaten in five Premier League matches, winning two and drawing three.

United remain without injured central defenders Phil Jones and Eric Bailly, while Marcos Rojo may not be risked after returning from a long-term knee injury in midweek.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not yet ready to start, while captain Michael Carrick remains sidelined after reports confirmed he underwent a heart operation.

Brighton report no fresh injuries following Monday's draw with Stoke.

Beram Kayal will travel with the squad after recovering from a broken leg but he is unlikely to play.


Match Stats:

  • Man Utd 1-0 Brighton
  • Shots: 15-8
  • Possession: 58%-42%
  • Corner kicks: 5-0

Lewis Dunk's unfortunate own goal, deflecting in an Ashley Young shot, sealed a 1-0 win for Manchester United over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Young's drive from the edge of the area hit the Brighton defender and looped over goalkeeper Mat Ryan for the only goal in the 66th minute.

Ryan had kept Brighton in the match right on half-time with a double save from Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba.

Brighton had matched United, threatening on numerous occasions with dangerous crosses from Anthony Knockaert and Pascal Gross, and Shane Duffy heading narrowly wide.

United go five points behind leaders Manchester City, who play Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

It is Brighton's first league defeat in six matches.

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