Manchester United v Brighton and Hove Albion, 25 November 2017

Score1-0 to Manchester United
RefereeNeil Swarbrick
CompetitionPremier League
VenueOld Trafford
Attendance75,018
Kick-off: 3.00pm This was the first league meeting since March 1983.

Goals:

Lewis Dunk own goal 66 OG

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper David De Gea
Defender Victor Lindelöf
Defender Chris Smalling
Defender/Midfielder Antonio Valencia
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Juan Mata
Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Paul Pogba
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Romelu Lukaku
Forward Anthony Martial

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mat Ryan
Defender Gaëtan Bong
Defender Bruno Saltor
Defender/Centre back Shane Duffy
Defender/Midfielder Lewis Dunk
Defender/Midfielder Solly March
Midfielder Pascal Gross
Midfielder Davy Pröpper
Midfielder Dale Stephens
Midfielder/Forward Anthony Knockaert
Forward Glenn Murray

Substitutions:

Zlatan Ibrahimović for Juan Mata 62
Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Anthony Martial 71
Marouane Fellaini for Marcus Rashford 80

Substitutions:

Tomer Hemed for Glenn Murray 74
José Izquierdo for Solly March 75
Izzy Brown for Pascal Gross 88

Cards:

Cards:

Glenn Murray 59 Y
Shane Duffy 87 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero
Defender Marcos Rojo
Midfielder Ander Herrera
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder/Forward Scott McTominay

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Tim Krul
Defender Connor Goldson
Defender/Midfielder Ezequiel Schelotto
Midfielder Beram Kayal
Midfielder/Forward Izzy Brown
Midfielder/Forward José Izquierdo
Forward Tomer Hemed

Comments:

League position: 2nd Manchester United had now equalled their club record of 39 consecutive home games without defeat in all competitions set in 1966 under manager Sir Matt Busby. The Red Devils were now unbeaten at Old Trafford in 23 Premier League games; their best such run since October 2011. United had now kept a clean sheet in 26 of their 51 Premier League games since the start of 2016-17; more than any other team. Manchester United manager José Mourinho said: "It was a battle because Brighton were very good. I think they were good from minute one until the last minute. Good approach, defensively very well organised. I keep saying to defend well is very important. For some pundits no, but to defend well is very important. And they defended very, very well, and they were quite dangerous on the counter-attack. I think they played really well and we didn't play well."

Comments:

League position: 9th This was Brighton and Hove Albion's first defeat in their last six games in the Premier League. They failed to score for the second time in their last ten Premier League games. Lewis Dunk had now 'scored' own goals in games against both Manchester clubs in this Premier League season. Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton said: "Sometimes the margins can be that little bit of brilliance or that little bit of fortune and it very much was that. The two most disappointing things are we got into some good positions and we needed to make more of them, and the goal itself. My view at the time was that it wasn't a corner. Having seen it again, it wasn't a corner."