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

United continue their bid to claw their way back up the table at home to Brighton this afternoon following last week’s setback at Bournemouth. 

Prediction: Man Utd 2-1 Brighton​ – United played with real attacking verve on Thursday night with Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial all combining impressively and all getting on the score sheet. Brighton will prove a much tougher nut to crack.

TV channel/live stream: This game is not being broadcast on UK TV,  but you can watch highlights on Match of the Day 2 (BBC One) at 10:30pm.

Standard Sport will have live coverage on our dedicated match blog, with expert analysis from James Robson…

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HALF TIME


HALF TIME | Man Utd 2-0 Brighton |

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45+2 mins: Dan Burn becomes the fourth Brighton man into the book, as James proves too quick for him once more. 


There’ll be four added minutes…

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45 mins: Marcus Rashford goes into the book right at the end of the half for a late sliding tackle. 


43 mins: Terrific break from United, and really well defended. Daniel James bursts onto the end of Fred’s ball into the right channel, and crosses to the middle, where Martial and Rashford. Dunk knows he can’t afford to commit to one over the over, so goes after the ball and gets a crucial touch on it. 


41 mins: Brighton are finishing the half the stronger here as yet another free-kick delivery causes problems. Connolly is unmarked, but can’t quite get up high enough to get over the top of his header. It was Williams who left him. 

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We’ve seen some pretty brutal challenges from Brighton, which is evidence of their struggles to contain United’s forwards.

And, to be fair, it has been effective. United have posed much less of a threat in the past 10 minutes, with Rashford, in particular, coming in for some rough treatment.

 

 


38 mins: Marcus Rashford has stayed down after being on the receiving end of a very good, but hefty challenge from Duffy. 


33 mins: David De Gea goes down like a sack of spuds after catching the faintest of accidental blows to the face, but you can’t really wave play on with the ‘keeper lying on the deck in his goal. 


29 mins: Nearly one back! 

 

This time it’s a Brighton set piece from wide on the right, Dunk flicking on at the near post, and Duffy can’t quite divert it in at the far.

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Brighton just haven’t been able to handle United’s forward running. James is giving Dunk nightmares on the right, which is what led to the free kick for their second goal.

This is the type of game where Solskjaer will want to see that hunger from his players to go and get more. There hasn’t been enough of that attitude for most of the season.

GOAL!


GOAL! | Man United 2-0 Brighton | Davy Pröpper​ OG 19′

 

And a second! It’s going to go down as a Davy Propper own goal I think, after an almighty scramble. 

 

Maguire and Dunk go up for it, it drops down to McTominay, who nips in ahead of Ryan to toe towards goal, and Propper gets a little touch on it just as it’s crossing the line. 

 

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GOAL! | Man United 1-0 Brighton | Andreas Pereira 17′

 

There’s the opener! Martial lays back to Perreira and his strike from just inside the box takes a wicked deflection, leaving Ryan no chance. 

 

 


14 mins: United want a penalty as Duffy slides in to block a Wan-Bissaka cross and the ball deflects off his back and onto his arm. Nothing doing – would’ve been very harsh, though in Europe it may well have been given. 

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Connolly versus Williams looks like a battle to watch today.

The Brighton forward has a dangerous burst of pace – but Williams just showed he can go toe-to-toe with him, which perhaps explains his inclusion today.


9 mins: Potentially one of the great aerial duels in the pipeline today as Lewis Dunk and Harry Maguire go head-to-head. First blood to the Brighton man as he gets up best to head a United corner away. 


3 mins: Harry Maguire is skipper for the afternoon, and seeing plenty of the ball early on as United stroke it around at the back, but it’s his centre-half partner, Victor Lindelof, who almost creates the first real opening with a long ball in behind to Rashford. 

KICK OFF


KICK OFF!

 

We are underway…


Almost time to get underway. We’ll of course have a minute of silence before kick-off on Remembrance Sunday…

 


McTominay and Lindelof start

 

Five changes from Partizan win…

 

Manchester United duo Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof overcame knocks as Brandon Williams made his full Premier League debut against Brighton.

Teenager Williams replaced suspended Ashley Young at left-back as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made five alterations to the win against Partizan Belgrade, with David De Gea, Lindelof, Daniel James and Andreas Pereira the others brought in.

Brighton named Shane Duffy and Leandro Trossard in place of Adam Webster and Pascal Gross at Old Trafford.

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Starting lineups

Man Utd: de Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Williams, McTominay, Fred, James, Andreas Pereira, Rashford, Martial.

Subs: Jones, Mata, Lingard, Rojo, Romero, Greenwood, Garner.

Brighton: Ryan, Montoya, Dunk, Duffy, Burn, Propper, Stephens, Alzate, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly. 

Subs: Gross, Balogun, Murray, Mooy, March, Schelotto, Button.

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