Brighton 1-0 Manchester United LIVE! Mac Allister penalty - Premier League result, match stream and updates

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Brighton vs Manchester United LIVE!

Alexis Mac Allister scored the latest of penalties as Brighton produced a last-gasp 1-0 win over Manchester United at the Amex Stadium on Thursday night. The Argentine blasted a 99th-minute spot-kick past David de Gea after Luke Shaw’s foolish handball was spotted by the VAR in a chaotic ending to an truly absorbing contest on the south coast.

The result saw Brighton get revenge on United for their agonising FA Cup semi-final shootout defeat at Wembley less than two weeks ago as Roberto De Zerbi’s side also achieved a huge boost in their bid for European football next season. The Seagulls are now above Aston Villa and Tottenham and up to sixth, four points behind in-form Liverpool in fifth with two games in hand. They are eight points behind fourth-placed United, who have played a game more.

United missed the opportunity to go above Newcastle into third this evening, but still have a four-point buffer to Liverpool with their own game in hand as they battle for Champions League qualification. Follow Brighton vs Manchester United reaction live below!

Brighton vs Man United latest news

  • GOAL! Mac Allister nets last-gasp spot-kick

  • PENALTY! Shaw penalised for late handball

Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 - 0 Manchester United FC

Luke Shaw fronts up

22:49 , George Flood

Credit to Luke Shaw for fronting up to Sky Sports after that silly error that cost United a point at the death.

"It hurts a lot. I got a little nudge but of course the hand shouldn't be there," he said.

"Of course I own up to it and take it on the chin. It cost us the game and it's tough.

"The free-kick before the corner was never a foul. I'm not looking for excuses for what I've done, but there's no way that should have been given a foul and that corner shouldn't have happened.

"I can't change that, but hands up. It's a silly mistake that cost us a point at the end."

Roberto De Zerbi reaction

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"There is a god of football because we deserved to win in the semi-final and we lost on penalties," De Zerbi told Sky Sports.

"But in both games I think we played better than United. The last result was unfair.

"We dominated the game against one incredible team, but we have to play another six very tough games.

"Monday we play the first game against Everton and we have to win, because if we don't we lose these three points."

Jason Steele reaction

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Here’s the Brighton goalkeeper talking to Sky Sports...

“That was special. It was a big night for us and obviously you can’t beat a last-minute winner.

“It wasn’t about revenge (after losing to United in the FA Cup semi-final). Did we have a little bit of extra motivation? Probably. But I don’t think it spilled over and we deserved to win the game.”


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Brighton 1-0 Manchester United

Not enough time for United to mount a comeback!

Mac Allister’s late, late penalty gives Brighton a crucial three points in their battle for European qualification, moving up to sixth place.

It’s three straight league wins over United for the first time and revenge for last month’s FA Cup semi-final heartbreak.

A penny for Luke Shaw’s thoughts right about now. After such an accomplished display at centre-back as well.

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GOAL! Brighton 1-0 Manchester United | Alexis Mac Allister 99’

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99 mins: Emphatic from Mac Allister, who blasts home with De Gea going the wrong way.

Bedlam at the Amex!

What a penalty from the Argentine under pressure. Superb.


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96 mins: IT’S GIVEN!

WOW. Definitely a pen.

Mac Allister will step up...

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96 mins: There is late, late drama at the Amex as the VAR checks for a Brighton penalty!

This looks like handball by Shaw.

This is going to be given as referee Marriner is told to go and consult the pitchside monitor.

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95 mins: Shaw is booked after a late coming together with Enciso.

March’s clipped free-kick into the box is seen behind by Wan-Bissaka, leading to one more chance from a corner for Brighton.

Dunk is up but Lindelof gets it away, Mitoma’s long-range drive is blocked by Fernandes.

The ball is fizzed dangerously back across goal by Mac Allister and Caicedo’s shot is then saved by De Gea!

What a finish at the Amex.

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93 mins: An ambitious effort from range from Estupinan is well held by De Gea.

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90 mins: What a save from De Gea!

A hesistant March declines to pull the trigger and is tackled by Casemiro, with Mac Allister drilling the loose ball through the legs of Undav from the edge of the box.

The Spaniard is unsighted but gets down well to push the ball wide.

Into five minutes of added time as Dunk heads over from the corner.

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88 mins: Estupinan almost plays in Undav but slightly overhits the through ball and De Gea can claim.

That could have been a huge chance for Brighton to snatch a late winner.

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85 mins: Bright moments at both ends again, Colwill making a key block to spring Brighton forward on the counter.

It’s a great mazy run from March, leaving the likes of Casemiro and Shaw for dead before trying to pick out the top corner and narrowly missing the target.

A retrospective booking for Caicedo after a poor challenge and some unnecessary afters with Fernandes.

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83 mins: United are under the cosh a bit now as Brighton force a couple of corners in quick succession, looking for the head of Dunk.

On comes Weghorst for United. Martial off.

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81 mins: Mitoma falls at the last, much to the relief of Wan-Bissaka as the Japan international posed a huge threat again inside the box.

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79 mins: A quick scooped free-kick from Fernandes almost catches Brighton out as Rashford is just about kept at bay by Steele.

Into the final 10 minutes at the Amex.

Can either side find a late winner?

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77 mins: Chelsea loanee Colwill quickly has his name taken for tugging back Sabitzer after an error.

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75 mins: Enciso drags another low shot well wide of De Gea’s far post from the edge of the box.

A double change from both managers now.

Brighton replace Gilmour and Welbeck with Colwill and Undav.

For United, Sabitzer and Sancho replace Fred and Antony.

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74 mins: Brighton are living dangerously now with Rashford - just one goal shy of becoming the first United player to score 30 in a season since Robin van Persie - seeing an effort blocked and Casemiro whistling an attempt narrowly over the crossbar.

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71 mins: I’ve just seen the replay of that Wan-Bissaka challenge on Mitoma - never a penalty in a million years.

United are starting to come to life again and Martial is squeezed out past the byline, leading to a corner.

Brighton are preparing two more substitutions.

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68 mins: Chaos down on the pitch as Antony loses his head after a coming together with Dunk.

Both sets of players then push and shove, with tensions boiling over.

Antony was furious after not getting a free-kick after a challenge by Estupinan, taking his frustration out with a very poor challenge on Mac Allister.

It’s just yellow for the Brazilian, who needs to calm down quickly here. Dunk into the book as well.

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66 mins: Action galore at both ends again as a sprawling Steele saves well from Fernandes after the Portuguese was set up by Rashford.

Welbeck saw a sloppy pass picked off by Fred.

Just before, Mitoma went down inside the box with another Brighton penalty shout waved away.

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65 mins: Marriner plays the advantage after Casemiro takes down Mac Allister and Enciso sees an effort blocked behind.

Brighton are incensed - they feel that should be a second yellow for Casemiro. He gets away with it, though.

Lucky boy.

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63 mins: That’s it for Buonanotte, who has been very bright tonight on his first Amex start but is now replaced by Solly March for the final half an hour.

March will be so eager to make an impact here after his crucial penalty miss at Wembley last month.

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61 mins: Excellent control from Dalot, who then accidentally catches Buonanotte with a stray finger to the eye.

Brighton are preparing a couple of changes as the teenager receives treatment.

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60 mins: More great touches and another nutmeg from Buonanotte, who is upended by Dalot for his troubles.

The Italian joins Casemiro and Webster in the book.

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58 mins: Wan-Bissaka is tucking in wherever possible to try and show the dangerous Mitoma the outside at all costs.

The Japan international first tries to loft a ball beyond De Gea at the back post with his weaker foot before then teeing up Welbeck, who can’t hit the target.

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57 mins: End-to-end stuff again at the Amex, Caicedo making a block just outside his own box before seeing an effort repelled himself at the other end.

Brighton have been much the better team since the break.

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55 mins: Brighton have had some superb moments of skill so far tonight - including that nutmeg by Gilmour on Wan-Bissaka.

Dalot is caught in possession in a dangerous area as Mitoma weaves into the box and lashes high and wide of the front post with three team-mates waiting in the middle.

Dalot got back there to apply the pressure after his mistake.

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52 mins: Webster takes out Fernandes after the Portuguese tries an inventive first-time pass with the outside of his boot to launch a rapid United counter.

An angry Webster then has a pop at Fernandes, despite having clearly caught him and ended up with a yellow card.

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50 mins: The slippery Enciso is a wonderful talent - the usually excellent Casemiro can’t live with his trickery, speed and movement. Amazing footwork.

More superb feet from the Paraguayan to wriggle free of three red shirts, then driving a shot that is blocked by Wan-Bissaka.

What a goal that would have been!

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48 mins: Brighton’s Argentines Mac Allister and Buonanotte try to link up inside the United box, but De Gea gratefully gathers the loose ball.

Estupinan sends in a dangerous cross towards Welbeck and it’s a vital headed intervention from Shaw, who is looking very assured at centre-back again tonight.

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46 mins: A lively start to the second period as well, with Brighton looking to set Mitoma free straightaway.

United hurtle up the other end and Rashford beats Buonanotte before going down after minimal contact from Dunk.

Referee Andre Marriner thinks about it for a split-second but it’s never a penalty. Not great from Rashford that.

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The teams are back out for the second half at the Amex.

No changes from either De Zerbi or Ten Hag just yet.

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No goals yet, but plenty of exciting action and chances at the Amex.

This surely won’t end 0-0!

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Brighton 0-0 Manchester United

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50 mins: Brighton secure another late first-half corner after more positive play from Enciso.

But Buonanotte overhits the delivery and Dunk ends up being eased off the ball by Shaw.

Back come the persistent Seagulls again and Buonanotte links up nicely with Welbeck, then seeing a cross blocked behind by Lindelof for another corner.

It’s taken short but has to be redone, with Lindelof then rising to clear and the half-time whistle sounding as Mitoma scampers to keep the attack alive.

A decent spell from Brighton at the end of the first half.

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47 mins: A woeful slice straight out of play from Fred sets Brighton up once more with the interval looming.

Enciso ends up embarrassing Casemiro before unleasing a wild effort that was never troubling De Gea.

The Paraguayan has some real skills in his arsenal, just needs a better finish.

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45 mins: United can’t clear their lines after a free-kick to the back post and a confident Buonanotte tries to pick out the far corner from a very tough angle.

De Gea flies at it but it was always heading wide.

Welbeck not happy with the young Argentine.

Four minutes of added time have been signalled at the end of this enthralling first half.

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44 mins: Alert defending from Estupinan to halt Rashford and another dangerous United counter in its tracks.

Now Brighton break and Casemiro cynically wipes out Mac Allister, deservedly earning the first yellow card of the evening.

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42 mins: Rashford is down for United after a late challenge from Caicedo that wasn’t seen by the officials.

The visitors play on and work the ball again well inside the box, but this time Steele isn’t tested as Mac Allister also goes down.

Corner United, with Bruno’s poor low delivery easily repelled by Welbeck at the front post.

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39 mins: Tremendous play from Martial, combining with Fred following Shaw’s clever pass before he ends up lashing a powerful shot straight at Steele from inside the box.

Lovely touch from Welbeck, who then tussles with Fred and Shaw as Enciso also hits the deck right by the dugouts, igniting some drama with an animated De Zerbi.

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37 mins: Brighton are terrific to watch in full flow as Paraguayan teenager Enciso combines excellently with former United stalwart Welbeck, collecting a lovely pass round the corner before arrowing a shot wide of the far post.

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35 mins: Mac Allister has acres of space to pick up the ball and try to curl it into the far corner with De Gea scrambling.

Not far wide from the World Cup winner.

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33 mins: It’s end-to-end stuff at the Amex as Antony scuffs a shot that is collected by Rashford, with Fred ending up on the floor after a challenge from Gilmour but denied a free-kick.

A serious pace to this contest at the moment.

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31 mins: Another penalty appeal from Brighton is dismissed after Buonanotte - making his first start at the Amex - chips a cross into the path of Dalot.

Looked like it came off the Italian’s shoulder. Nothing doing for the referee or VAR.

Brighton end up with a free-kick wide on the right.

They can’t work De Gea despite Gilmour’s best efforts.

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29 mins: A corner routine off the training ground from United, with Fernandes’ low pass dummied by Fred.

Antony doesn’t catch his strike cleanly on the edge of the area, driving it into the ground.

The ball just evades the head of Martial before being parried wide by an uncertain Steele.

The second corner comes to nothing.

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28 mins: Superb feet from Rashford to leave Caicedo trailing in his wake following a terrific United counter involving Fred and Fernandes.

Steele makes a decent save with his leg at the front post.

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26 mins: Casemiro plants a header on the roof of the net after United had worked a short corner very well over on the far side.

The set-piece arose after Dunk had seen off Antony’s cross with Martial lurking in behind.


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25 mins: Shaw - once again partnerning Lindelof at centre-back with Varane and Martinez out and Maguire on the bench - dutifully heads away Mitoma’s cross before Fernandes almost releases Rashford with an enticing ball over the top.

That pass looks on for United all night, it must be said.

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23 mins: That’s a dangerous ball from makeshift right-back Caicedo into the United six-yard box, but no one gambles and Wan-Bissaka blasts clear.

Brighton just cranking up the tempo and pressure now.

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20 mins: Lovely centre-forward play from Martial to hold the ball up inside the box and lay it off to Antony, who whips a low strike into the side netting.

Great game, this. A blistering tempo and plenty of chances.

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19 mins: The ever-dangerous Mitoma is denied a penalty after falling under the challenge of Wan-Bissaka inside the box.

United break at pace and after a heavy initial touch, Rashford cuts into the box and has a fierce strike deflected over by Caicedo at the near post.

VAR check complete - no Brighton spot-kick. They then scramble the corner clear.

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16 mins: Both sides definitely have a mistake in them tonight, which only adds to the sense of jeopardy to go along with some bright attacking football.

Brighton have given it away in midfield numerous times and Wan-Bissaka gets away with a rogue touch, then standing up to Mitoma after Casemiro had a little nibble in the box.

Webster connects with a corner from the left but his header is claimed confidently by De Gea, who takes it off the head of Wan-Bissaka.

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13 mins: Much better from Brighton, with some typically incisive passing releasing Mitoma inside the box once more.

The fleet-footed Japan winger shows sublime close control to steer away from all of Wan-Bissaka, Antony, Fred and Lindelof, eventually jabbing a rushed finish wide of the back post.

Two big chances for Mitoma early on here.

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11 mins: This has been a decent start from United, who are looking dangerous every time they get forward.

Brighton have to take better care of the ball in midfield.

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10 mins: That stoppage had initially looked to have taken the sting out of a frantic start to this game.

However, again Brighton are caught in possession too easily in midfield and United pour forward with pace and menace.

There’s a lovely nutmeg from Rashford on Dunk, with Antony then teeing up Fernandes, whose wild shot flies into row z.

More composure needed there from the Portuguese.

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7 mins: After a lengthy stoppage, De Gea is now back on his feet and will be fine to continue.


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5 mins: Now a massive opportunity for Brighton.

A lazy pass from Lindelof intended for Wan-Bissaka is seized upon by Mitoma, who races into the box and ends up firing straight into the face of De Gea.

He really could have squared that with Enciso unmarked in the middle.

That whack to the face has hurt De Gea, with the game immediately stopped so the Spaniard can receive some treatment.

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20:04 , George Flood

3 mins: A huge early chance for United!

There’s acres of space through the middle and Fernandes aims a perfect pass into the run of Antony, who fires narrowly wide of the far post.

That could easily be 1-0 to the visitors already.

A really bright start from Ten Hag’s men, on the front foot from the off.

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20:03 , George Flood

1 min: Caicedo has started at right-back tonight, so it’s still a back four from Brighton.

Rashford tries to release Martial with a dangerous ball over the top that is claimed by Seagulls ‘keeper Steele.

Both sides in their familiar home strips tonight, so it’s blue and white against red.

Andre Marriner is the man in the middle.


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Underway at the Amex!

Can Brighton gain revenge for their agonising FA Cup semi-final defeat at Wembley, or will Manchester United take another big step towards Champions League qualification for next season?

Let’s find out...

19:57 , George Flood

Here come the teams at a bouncing Amex!

A real sense of anticipation ahead of this one.

Should be a belter.

De Zerbi coy on Brighton system

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Brighton have all three senior right-back options out tonight in Pascal Gross, Joel Veltman and long-term absentee Tariq Lamptey.

It will be interesting to see how they line up - is it a back three with left-back Pervis Estupinan joining Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster at centre-half?

Or is Moises Caicedo filling in at right-back in a four?

De Zerbi gives preciously little away in his pre-match interview with Sky Sports, but does confirm that Gross is missing due to a small muscular issue.

He hopes he will return against Everton on Monday.

Brighton boss De Zerbi shakes off illness

19:43 , George Flood

Confirmation that Roberto De Zerbi is present at the Amex tonight and will be in the Brighton dugout as usual.

The Italian was forced to cancel his pre-match press conference yesterday due to illness, but now looks to have recovered.

Assistant Andrea Maldera took training on Wednesday and would have been in charge had De Zerbi not made it.

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Changes from Wembley

19:34 , George Flood

Brighton’s lineup shows three changes from the team that started the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley last month, with Jason Steele still preferred to Robert Sanchez in goal.

Young midfield duo Billy Gilmour and Facundo Buonanotte are also in the XI instead of Pascal Gross and Solly March, who missed that fateful penalty in the shootout.

United’s team is almost identical to that which started at Wembley, save for Fred being chosen ahead of Christian Eriksen in midfield.

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Caicedo, Mac Allister and Mitoma all back for Brighton

19:21 , George Flood

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi also makes four alterations to the side that thumped Wolves for six without reply last time out.

As expected, big guns Moises Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister and Kaoru Mitoma are all restored to the starting XI, while Argentine teenager Facundo Buonanotte also gets the nod.

Out goes the injured Joel Veltman, with Pascal Gross also dropping out of the matchday squad altogether.

Solly March and Deniz Undav are moved to the bench.

Still no Evan Ferguson for the Seagulls, who promote young Australian midfielder Cameron Peupion to a substitute role.

He joins fellow youngsters Andrew Moran, Odel Offiah, Jan Paul van Hecke and Yasin Ayari.


Four Man United changes from Ten Hag

19:13 , George Flood

So Erik ten Hag makes four changes to the Manchester United team that beat in-form Aston Villa at Old Trafford last weekend courtesy of Bruno Fernandes’ first-half goal.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka starts at right-back with Diogo Dalot shifted to the opposite side and Tyrell Malacia dropped to the bench.

Fred is preferred to Bayern Munich loanee Marcel Sabitzer in midfield, while in attack Antony and Anthony Martial both come in.

Joining Malacia and Sabitzer in dropping to the bench are Christian Eriksen and Jadon Sancho.

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Man United lineup

19:01 , George Flood

Starting XI: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Shaw, Dalot, Casemiro, Fred, Antony, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Martial

Subs: Maguire, Malacia, Eriksen, Sabitzer, Sancho, Weghorst, Pellistri, Butland, Williams

Brighton lineup

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Starting XI: Steele, Caicedo, Webster, Dunk, Estupinan, Gilmour, Mac Allister, Enciso, Buonanotte, Mitoma, Welbeck

Subs: Sanchez, Colwill, March, Undav, Ayari, van Hecke, Peupion, Offiah, Moran

Lineups on the way

18:56 , George Flood

We’re just a few minutes away from official team news at the Amex.

Stay tuned.

Stat attack

18:55 , George Flood

Manchester United have undoubtedly come on leaps and bounds under Erik ten Hag this term, as their likely impending Champions League qualification, Carabao Cup trophy and looming FA Cup final appearance can attest.

But they are still prone to some dreadful results and performances away from home, as we’ve seen at Anfield and in Seville more recently.

In fact, Opta point out that they have taken just one point from seven away games against teams currently in the top nine of the Premier League table in 2022-23.

31 of their 39 league goals conceded this term have also come on the road, but they have kept seven clean sheets in their last 10 top-flight games, including at home to in-form Aston Villa last weekend.

Brighton out to ‘make history’ in fairytale season

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Brighton currently lie eighth in the Premier League and victory tonight would see them leapfrog both Aston Villa and Tottenham into sixth spot, four points behind in-form Liverpool and eight adrift of United in fourth but with a game in hand.

Following that 6-0 drubbing of Wolves, a draw would be enough for the Seagulls to already surpass their club record of 52 points in a top-flight season with six games still to play in 2022-23.

Winners of seven of their last nine at home, a historic end to the season could still lie in store - an incredible achievement when you consider the disruption caused by the exit of Graham Potter and constant transfer speculation unsettling their top players.

"Right now it's important for the team to finish the season as high up the table as possible and aim for a Champions League or Europa League spot," Mitoma said.

"If we can reach a higher standard playing this brand of football, I think we will be able to bring the fans even more joy.

"I want to make them happy and, in order to do so, we want to make history."

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Mitoma seeking Brighton revenge in Europe push

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Reflecting on that gutting FA Cup semi-final loss yesterday, star Brighton winger Kaoru Mitoma, who should return to Roberto De Zerbi’s starting XI tonight said: “It was a disappointing result, a frustrating result, but we have already switched our focus to the league.

"It's very important that we win this game as they are our direct rivals in the league table. This will be a really big game for both teams.

"They are a team who is always fighting for the title, and the quality of each individual is something that sets them apart from other teams.

"But if we can play to our strengths, we will have a chance to win."

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Ten Hag warns Brighton out for FA Cup revenge

18:25 , George Flood

As well as embarrassing a crisis-stricken United 4-0 at home 12 months ago, Brighton are the only away side to have won a top-flight game at Old Trafford this term - Pascal Gross’ first-half double securing a 2-1 victory on the opening weekend of the season to condemn Erik ten Hag to a losing start in the job.

But following what transpired at Wembley last month, is the Dutchman anticipating a potential revenge mission tonight at a ground where United have lost three of their five Premier League visits?

"I think everyone involved in top, top sport, if you get beaten you want to have revenge and that is normal that they have a huge motivation to beat us," Ten Hag told reporters yesterday.

"But we have to match that and not only match that - we have to do more.

"We have to show we have more hunger than them to win this game and willingness - that is the word for (Thursday)."

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Ten Hag urges Man United against complacency

18:07 , George Flood

Manchester United head to the Amex tonight sitting fourth in the Premier League table with a four-point buffer to a resurgent Liverpool team who have now won five matches in a row but played two games more than their fierce rivals.

With six fixtures remaining and his side on course for Champions League qualification plus the potential for two domestic trophies in his impressive first season at the helm, Erik ten Hag has warned against complacency with the Red Devils not at their firing best over recent weeks.

United had not lifted any major silverware since 2016 before beating Newcastle in the Carabao Cup showpiece in March and face Manchester City in a blockbuster FA Cup final derby back at Wembley on June 3.

"Satisfaction can lead to laziness, we have six games to go and we want to win every game. You need full focus, full energy and full preparation," Ten Hag said.

"We have to get ready for the fight to get the points. We want to win every game; we want to win every competition. It's clear we want to be in the Champions League, and that's the competition we're now fighting for.

"Good isn't good enough; we have to do better."

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De Zerbi expected to be on Brighton touchline after illness

17:50 , George Flood

Brighton’s main fitness concern tonight actually revolves around their manager.

Roberto De Zerbi was forced to cancel his pre-match press conference yesterday due to a bout of illness.

However, reports from earlier this afternoon claimed that the highly-rated Italian would be well enough to be on the touchline tonight.

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Brighton vs Man United prediction

17:46 , George Flood

It was tight when these sides met in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley last month, while the Seagulls have won the last two Premier League meetings.

Brighton hammered Wolves last time out, even when rotating some of their key players, and they have lost just once at home since the turn of the year.

United have not been entirely convincing in recent weeks, and could well come unstuck here.

Brighton to win, 2-1.

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Brighton team news

17:44 , George Flood

Teenage sensation Evan Ferguson remains doubtful for Brighton, having not played since the 2-1 win at Chelsea on April 15 due to an ankle problem.

Joel Veltman limped out of the thrashing of Wolves last weekend with a muscle issue and won’t be available tonight.

Also currently sidelined for the Seagulls are Adam Lallana, Jakub Moder, Jeremy Sarmiento and Tariq Lamptey.

Moises Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister and Kaoru Mitoma were all rested against Wolves, making that 6-0 romp all the more impressive, and should each return to the starting lineup this evening.

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Man United team news

17:40 , George Flood

Tonight’s trip to the south coast will come too soon for Alejandro Garnacho, who is stepping up his return from an ankle injury.

Erik ten Hag said on Wednesday that Raphael Varane was closer to a return to action than Scott McTominay, but neither player will feature tonight or against West Ham on Sunday evening.

Tom Heaton is still out, while the likes of Lisandro Martinez, Donny van de Beek and Phil Jones are all long-term absentees for United.

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How to watch Brighton vs Man United

17:36 , George Flood

TV channel: The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR in the UK tonight, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: The Sky Go app will allow subscribers to watch on a live stream online across mobile devices, laptops, games consoles, tablets and more.

Welcome to Brighton vs Man United LIVE coverage!

17:31 , George Flood

Hello and welcome to the Evening Standard’s live coverage of Brighton vs Manchester United in the Premier League.

Tonight sees a swift rematch of last month’s FA Cup semi-final, which the Seagulls lost in agonising fashion after a tense goalless draw courtesy of Solly March’s missed shootout penalty.

High-flying Brighton will have revenge on the mind as they look to build on last week’s 6-0 drubbing of Wolves and push forward with their quest for European football next term.

However, confidence is high at United, who can take another giant step towards securing Champions League qualification with a positive result here. However, memories of last season’s drubbing on this ground will be fresh in the mind.

Kick-off at the Amex Stadium is at 8pm BST, so stay tuned for all the latest team news, match build-up and live updates from what should be a Thursday top-flight cracker.

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