#EPL : Brighton 3-2 Manchester United

 

A devastating first-half blitz from Brighton secured a memorable 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Renault Super Sunday.

There was sheer jubilation inside the Amex Stadium as two goals in two minutes from Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy put Brighton two up inside 27 minutes.

Romelu Lukaku halved the deficit on 34 minutes with a close-range header but there was no respite for the beleaguered United defence as Pascal Gross won and converted a penalty on the stroke of half-time to put Brighton in control.

 

 

Paul Pogba scored a penalty in stoppage-time but it came too late to inspire a comeback as Jose Mourinho, in the week in which he accused Manchester City of lacking class, was left to reflect on a gulf in class on the field.

Player ratings

Brighton: Ryan (7), Montoya (7), Dunk (5), Duffy (8), Bong (7), Propper (7), Stephens (7), Gross (8), March (8), Knockaert (7), Murray (8).

Subs: Balogun (7), Kayal (n/a), Locadia (n/a).

Man Utd: De Gea (5), Young (4), Lindelof (4), Bailly (3), Shaw (5), Pereira (4), Fred (5), Pogba (5), Martial (5), Mata (4), Lukaku (6).

Subs: Rashford (5), Lingard (5), Fellaini (5).

Man of the Match: Shane Duffy.

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