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D. Pröpper
Yellow Card
M. Rashford
A. Martial
3 - 1
L. Dunk
P. Groß
2 - 1
S. McTominay
H. Maguire
2 - 0
Andreas Pereira
A. Martial
1 - 0

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42% 57%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 11 2
Total Passes 358 483
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United will now be looking to build on this resut when they face a diffcult trip to face Sheffield United after the international break, while Brighton must now look ahead to their clash with high-flying Leicester City in two weeks' time.
It ends in a comfortable victory for United with the hosts running out 3-1 winners over Potter's side at Old Trafford. United raced into an early two-goal lead inside the first 20 minutes with Pereira on target before Propper bundled the ball into his own net following Fred's delivery, while Brighton failed to provide any real goalscoring threat in the opening period aside from Connolly's headed effort. Brighton then started the second half well, and it looked as though it could be a difficult afternoon for United when Dunk nodded home to pull one back, but Rashford then restored the two-goal cushion minutes later with his powerful effort. There were two further chances for Rashford, while Williams also went close towards the end, but it remained 3-1 to the hosts as they returned to winning ways in the Premier League.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: Manchester United 3-1 Brighton and Hove Albion
90' + 3' McTominay is now down receiving treatment after March caught him off the ball, and he eventually limps off the pitch right at the death.
M. Rojo
B. Williams
90' + 1' Williams then sees his full league debut for United come to an end as he is replaced by Rojo.
M. Greenwood
M. Rashford
90' + 1' United make a double substitution in stoppage time with the first switch seeing Rashford replaced by Greenwood.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
89' CLOSE! United launch a quick break following an extended Brighton attack which leads to some neat link-up play between Rashford and Martial just outside the box. This exchange sets Rashford free on the left-hand side of the box, but he drags his low shot narrowly wide of the right-hand post.
87' Martial collects the ball on the edge of the box before evading the challenge of Dunk to line up an attempt on goal, but he fails to generate much power behind his low effort which makes it a routine save for Ryan.
85' Brighton have registered over 60 per cent of the possession in this second period, but they have not managed to make effective use of the ball as they registered just two efforts on goal compared to 14 from United.
83' Brighton wait for an opening as they pass the ball along the midfield and defence before Burn then eventually tries to poke a ball through to March on the right flank, but it's handled well by McTominay who tracks back before winning possession.
81' United travel forward with menace as Martial lays it off to Rashford near the right flank, and he then slides a pass through to James on the left-hand side of the box, but the throughball is just too far ahead of the winger which sees the attack lose its momentum.
79' United win a free-kick on the edge of the box after Rashford is tripped by Dunk, but Fred bends his effort over the top left-hand corner from 20 yards out.
77' Ryan is currently down receiving medical treatment after saving Rashford's effort, but it appears that he will be able to carry on.
76' Lingard is slotted the ball on the right-hand side of the box before attempting to pick out Maguire at the back post, but his fizzing delivery evades the defender and runs through to the far side. Rashford then collects the ball and surges along the left-hand byline after beating Propper with a superb piece of skill, but he sees his effort blocked by Ryan from a tight angle.
75' Rashford has a chance to test the goalkeeper with his 20-yard free-kick, but he clips his effort straight into the wall and Brighton clear the danger.
D. Pröpper
Yellow Card
74' Propper becomes the fifth Brighton player to receive a booking after tugging back Lingard on the edge of the box.
72' SAVE! Martial weighs up his options near the left-hand byline before picking out Williams in the centre, but the defender sees his effort palmed wide by Ryan at the left-hand post.
J. Lingard
Andreas Pereira
70' United are making their first change as Pereira is replaced by Lingard.
68' SO CLOSE! It's very nearly a third for United as James surges into a pocket of space on the right-hand side of the box before squaring it across to Rashford at the back post, but he pokes his close-range effort wide of the left-hand post. It should really be four for United.
A. Martial
66' It looked like the opportunity had gone when Martial was tamed by Dunk when running through on goal, but the striker did really well to keep the attack alive by pulling it back to Rashford who made no mistake.
M. Rashford
66' GOOOAL! Rashford makes it 3-1 to United! Fred slides a throughball into the path of Martial who is tackled by Dunk, but the striker shows great awareness to pull it back to Rashford who sees his drilled effort crash off the crossbar and into the net.
P. Groß
64' That was an excellent ball into the box from Gross which made it easy for Dunk to attack, but the United defence did not compete strongly enough for the lofted ball and they were made to pay the price.
L. Dunk
64' GOOOAL! Dunk pulls one back to make it 2-1! Gross whips a corner delivery in from the right-hand side, and Dunk then rises above Maguire just outside the six-yard box to close the gap between the sides.
62' SAVE! James lays the ball off to Fred just outside the box, and Ryan needs to be alert to keep out the 30-yard effort which was heading down the centre of the goal.
61' James scoops a long ball towards Rashford just outside the left-hand side of the box, and the striker takes a promising touch before skidding his 25-yard effort wide of the bottom left-hand corner.
P. Groß
L. Trossard
59' Brighton make their third and final change of the match as Trossard is replaced by Gross.
58' The video referee takes a long look at the incident, but it is eventually concluded that a yellow card was the correct course of action.
B. Williams
Yellow Card
58' Williams is shown a yellow card following a late tackle on Alzate, but there will be a VAR check to assess whether it was a red-card offence.
56' McTominay assesses his options after receiving the ball in a central position on the edge of the box, and he decides to lay it off to Pereira who gets his foot underneath it from range, but his effort lands straight into the goalkeeper's hands.
54' Pereira receives the ball in midfield before laying it off to Martial who runs at the Brighton defence before firing an effort at goal from the edge of the area, but his attempt is blocked the Brighton defence and Ryan eventually retrieves it.
52' Brighton enjoy an extended spell in possession before Dunk takes the initiative and loops a long ball forward, but Murray is once again flagged for offside as he attempts to bring it down.
50' Murray wins a Brighton free-kick near the halfway line following McTominay's reckless challenge, but the visitors' attack soon comes to an end when Murray is flagged for offside when he collects the ball inside the United box.
48' James picks up the ball on the right wing before attempting to play a one-two with Pereira, but it doesn't quite come off as Burn manages to shepherd it out for a Brighton throw-in.
46' The referee blows his whistle and Brighton get us back underway!
G. Murray
A. Connolly
46' The second Brighton switch sees Murray enter the fray in place of Connolly.
S. March
Martín Montoya
46' Brighton are making a double substitution at the break with the first change seeing Montoya replaced by March.
The players are back out on the pitch following the interval.
It was a fairly even first half in terms of statistics with Brighton only slightly edging the possession, while the visitors had four attempts on goal compared to United's five. However, the key difference has been that United have been much more clinical in front of goal, with the hosts recording four shots on target compared to Brighton's tally of zero.
United head into the interval with a two-goal advantage following their quick-fire double inside the first 20 minutes. The hosts started brightly with Rashford seeing his long-range effort saved early on before his side took the lead when Pereira saw his sweeping effort deflect off Stephens and into the net. United then doubled their lead just two minutes later when Fred's free-kick delivery deflected into the net off Propper following pressure from Maguire and McTominay. Brighton did manage to create a handful of half-chances during the remainder of the half, with Connolly going closest with his flicked header following Trossard's cross, but United deserve their lead at the break.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: Manxhester United 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion
45' + 3' SAVE! Pereira shows excellent close skill to dodge Propper and create a pocket of space outside the box, but Ryan then gets down low to palm away his low drilled effort from some 30 yards out.
D. Burn
Yellow Card
45' + 2' Burn is the latest player to be booked by the referee following a late tackle on James near the United right wing.
45' There will be four minutes of added time.
M. Rashford
Yellow Card
45' Rashford is shown United's first yellow card of the match following a late tackle from behind on Montoya.
43' James carries the ball into the right-hand side of the box after Fred's long pass forward, but the winger fails to pick out a teammate with his delivery with Dunk nodding it out for a corner before it reaches Rashford at the back post.
41' CLOSE! Maupay wins a free-kick near the left-hand corner flag following Williams' challenge, and Trossard then manages to pick out Connolly with his resulting delivery, but the forward flicks his header wide of the left-hand post from a central position.
39' Rashford is limping to the edge of the pitch after receiving his treatment, but looks like he will be fit enough to continue.
37' Rashford is dispossessed by Duffy as he makes a break towards the penalty box, and the United forward now requires medical treatment following a powerful challenge.
35' Rashford embarks on a surging run towards the left-hand byline before attempting to clip a cross into the area, but Dunk tracks back with the forward before forcing him to run the ball out of play and then concede a goal-kick.
33' De Gea requires medical treatment following an off-the-ball challenge from Connolly, but it looks like he will be able to continue.
32' Brighton win a corner on the right-hand side when Maguire blocks Trossard's cross, but McTominay the nods away Trossard's resulting set-piece delivery to clear the danger.
Martín Montoya
Yellow Card
30' Montoya is shown Brighton's third yellow card of the match following a poor tackle on Rashford.
29' Maupay whips in a dangerous delivery from the right flank which is flicked on by Dunk at the front post, but Duffy then fails to adjust when the ball reaches him as he directs it wide of the left-hand post.
27' Rashford is surrounded by three Brighton players on the right-hand side of the box and he eventually goes to ground under the challenge of Dunk, but the referee waves away the forward's penalty protests.
25' Brighton enjoy a prolonged spell of possession as they search for a gap between United's lines, but they then lose the ball when Montoya's sloppy pass is intercepted by Williams on the Brighton right flank.
23' Williams does well to reclaim the ball deep inside the United half before driving forward into midfield, and he then offloads it to Fred as the hosts look to re-group following their impressive two-goal salvo.
21' GOAL! The video referee decides there was no reason to award Brighton a free-kick in the build-up to the goal, and United have their two-goal lead confirmed.
S. McTominay
19' GOOOAL! An own goal from Propper makes it 2-0 to United! Fred whips a testing delivery into the box which Maguire manages to nod down to McTominay, but Propper pokes the ball into the net from close range before McTominay can reach it. However, there will be a VAR check before the goal is confirmed...
H. Maguire
19' Assist Harry Maguire
L. Dunk
Yellow Card
19' Dunk is shown a yellow card following a lunging challenge on James near the right flank.
Andreas Pereira
17' GOOOAL! Pereira makes it 1-0 to United! The attacking midfielder surges forward from deep before Stephens' intervenion helps him pick out Martial on the left-hand side of the box. The forward then bides his time before pulling it back to Pereira on the edge of the area, and he sweeps his effort into the net with a helping hand from Stephens' wicked deflection.
A. Martial
17' Martial produced a well-timed pass back to Pereira to set up the goal, but United were enormously helped by Stephens' deflection which completely diverted the ball into the net.
15' SAVE! Rashford collects the ball out wide on the left flank before menacingly cutting inside to a more central area, but his fizzing effort from the edge of the box is saved by Ryan at tht bottom right-hand corner.
13' Wan-Bissaka surges towards the right-hand byline before pulling a low delivery back into the centre, but Duffy slides to the ground to reach the loose ball before Ryan comes out from his goal to claim it.
11' Wan-Bissaka lays it back to McTominay from the right-hand side of the box, but the midfielder's attempted delivery is too weak and it runs straight through to Ryan in the Brighton goal.
9' James darts down the right wing before clipping a deep delivery towards Rashford at the back post, but Montoya tracks back to make a crucial intervention by putting it out for a corner on the right-hand side.
7' Trossard dispossesses McTominay near the left flank before surging past Wan-Bissaka down the channel, but the full-back recovers well to put it out for a throw-in.
D. Stephens
Yellow Card
5' Stephens is shown the first yellow card of the match for a late challenge on Pereira inside the Brighton half.
3' United pass it along their defence and midfield before Lindelof aims to pick out Martial with a long ball forward from deep, but the defender strikes it just too hard and Ryan emerges from his goal to beat Martial to the loose ball.
1' The referee blows his whistle and United get us underway!
The players are emerging from the tunnel and it is almost time for kick-off at Old Trafford.
United have an encouraging record against Brighton on home soil, as they are unbeaten on the 11 occasions they have welcomed the Seagulls to Old Trafford in all competitions. However, Brighton have overcome United twice since their promotion to the top-flight in 2017, and they can take confidence from their 3-2 victory over today’s hosts last term.
Solskjaer has made five changes to the United side that overcame Partizan during the week with de Gea, Lindelof, Williams, James and Pereira all entering the team. Meanwhile, Romero, Rojo, Greenwood, Mata and Ashley Young have all dropped out of the line-up. Brighton have made two changes to their side with Duffy and Trossard replacing Adam Webster and Gross in the starting 11.
SUBS: David Button, Leon Balogun, Ezequiel Schelotto, Glenn Murray, Solly March, Pascal Gross, Aaron Mooy.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (4-4-2): Mat Ryan; Martin Montoya, Lewis Dunk, Shane Duffy, Dan Burn; Steven Alzate, Davy Propper, Dale Stephens, Leandro Trossard; Neal Maupay, Aaron Connolly.
SUBS: Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood, James Garner, Juan Mata, Phil Jones, Marco Rojo, Sergio Romero.
MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Scott McTominay, Fred; Daniel James, Andreas Pereira, Marcus Rashford; Anthony Martial.
Brighton enter the match in strong form following victories over Everton and Norwich in recent weeks, and another success against United would see Graham Potter’s side move up to fifth in the Premier League table. The former Swansea boss has made a steady start to life on the south coast, but his side’s excellent form of late is reflective of the positive-minded game plan he has aimed to deploy at the Amex Stadium.
United will be aiming to build on their 3-0 victory over Partizan Belgrade during the week, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side also looking to return to winning ways in the league following their 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth last weekend. The Old Trafford outfit are currently sitting 14th in the table after an indifferent start to the campaign, but they could move as high as seventh with a win over the Seagulls.
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