Welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of Brighton vs Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side suffered a shock 3-1 defeat at home to Crystal Palace in their opening match, and will be determined to collect their first points of the Premier League season today.

Brighton, meanwhile, recovered from the defeat to Chelsea in their first game by thumping Newcastle 3-0 at St James’ Park.

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33 mins: Greenwood has the ball in the back of the net… but it’s disallowed. 

What a fine goal that would have been! Martial shows incredibly fast feet to jink his way through midfield. The Frenchman then finds Rashford down the left, who spots Greenwood in space. The youngster collects the ball, before firing home with his left. 

The flag quickly went up, however, and Rashford was clearly offside. 

29 mins: Brighton hit the bar!

How unlucky can Brighton get?! They’ve hit the woodwork again! This time it comes from a free-kick down the left, which is whipped in by Webster. 

Maupay chips the initial clearance back in, only for Dunk’s looping header to bounce off the crossbar. I think De Gea would have had that one covered. 

27 mins: It’s United’s turn to send a free-kick into the box. Bruno Fernandes whips it in from the right, but the 5ft 4in figure of Lamptey does well to head clear. 

24 mins: The relentless pressure from the home side continues as Maupay shows good feet to win a corner down the left. 

De Gea gets a hand on it, but his punch falls straight to Maupay, who finds Connolly in the box. His volleyed effort skews wide of the mark, however. 


22 mins: Fernandes is the first name in the book today for a late challenge on Maupay. 

21 mins: Trossard hits the post again! 

You couldn’t write it! Trossard again finds space just outside the United area. This time he fires low to De Gea’s right. But again, he finds the same result – the post! 

19 mins: Brighton launch another bursting attack with Lindelof diverting an overlapping Webster’s cross behind to De Gea. 

United then break down the other end, with Fernandes delivering a tantalising cross that flies narrowly past both Greenwood and the far post. 

17 mins: A lapse in concentration from a 19-year-old Lamptey allows Greenwood a sniff at goal. He shifts it onto his marginally favoured left-foot, before dragging his effort harmlessly wide. 

16 mins: Maguire looks long for Rashford but his ball is cut out by Ben White. The defender played such a pivotal role in Leeds’ promotion charge last season, and he looks to have imposed a real calming influence on the Seagul’s defence. 

13 mins: This is total one-way traffic. Brighton have the opportunity to whip it in from a free-kick after Lamptey was tripped by Matic. It’s lifted in by March, only for Maguire to head away. 

12 mins: It’s Mauapay who looks to test De Gea this time. He’s rather isolated, however, and is forced to shoot from range. His effort is rather tame in the end, bouncing off Lindelof and away to safety. 

9 mins: Brighton hit the post!

What a strike that was! Trossard receives the ball about 20 yards from goal, takes one touch and fires a fierce strike that cannons off De Gea’s right post! 

The Spaniard was totally beaten. Brighton look very, very dangerous. 

8 mins: Brighton are certainly holding their own here. They look comfortable on the ball, regularly looking long for Trossard, Connolly and Maupay. The blistering Lamptey is also looking to cause Shaw some problems down the right flank. 

6 mins: Close! United look to break with an attacking quartet of Rashford, Martial, Greenwood and Fernandes. It’s the latter who picks up the ball in midfield, but his incisive through ball is intercepted well by Lallana. Rashford would have been in. 

4 mins: Brighton look to break for the first time as Maupay’s cross into the box is diverted behind for a corner. 

It’s very windy inside the Amex Stadium and this will be a first test for De Gea. Brighton go short, however, and Lallana’s cross is cleared with ease. Waste. 

3 mins: Perhaps as expected, it’s United who have taken full control of possession immediately. Brighton are sat back deep in their own half, looking to counter. 

1 mins: Bruno Fernandes makes a bright start as he gathers the ball in midfield and plays in Rashford down the left with an outside-of-the-foot pass. Brighton clear, but it’s an early warning sign. 



We’re underway at the Amex Stadium! 

The players are out!

Here we go! The players have taken their places on the field and we’re about ready to go! 

Kick-off is just a few moments away!

Pre-match stats

Ahead of kick-off, here’s a few stats that could prove decisive today. 

Firstly, Manchester United have won their last three league matches against Brighton, who are looking to pick up back-to-back league wins for the first time since November 2019. 

In defeat today, United will have lost their opening two Premier Leauge games since 1992-93 – where they went on to win the title!

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Prediction: Brighton 1-2 Man United

Man United go into this game as undoubted favourites, but Brighton have found some form already and will make life very difficult for their guests.

Solskjaer’s men looked good on the break in their Carabao Cup win at Luton, but that 3-0 victory glossed over a sub-par performance – and they will need much better here.

How to watch: Live stream and TV information

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting from 11:30am.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.

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