Premier League 2020-21 Manchester United vs Brighton highlights: Man United come from behind to beat Brighton by 2-1

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Premier League 2020-21 Manchester United vs Brighton highlights – Manchester United come from behind to beat Brighton by 2-1: Mason Greenwood came out on top to help Man United carry the victory as the Red Devils announced their return and immersed Brighton 2-1 at Old Trafford extension on Sunday night, April 4th.

United were handed an early defeat after Danny Welbeck opened the scoring before Marcus Rashford equalized for the hosts in the second half.premier league 2020-21 manchester united vs brighton highlights

Despite dominating the early minutes of the game, the Red Devils lost knowledge of their visitors who showed a willingness to move forward.

Premier League 2020-21 Manchester United vs Brighton highlights

However, Greenwood was the one who had the best chance to put his team chest forward in the eighth minute of the game but his efforts ended in a goal post.

Welbeck broke the silence five minutes later tasting the net through the header and beating Dean Henderson scoring against his former team.

Paul Pogba had a chance to equalize for United in the 38th minute but missed.

The hosts waited until the 62nd minute to equalize with Rashford making a huge contribution and scoring a professional goal.

Premier League 2020-21 Manchester United vs Brighton highlights

Brighton were looking for a penalty after Harry Maguire appeared to play Welbeck off the shelf, but Mike Dean, who was in charge of the game, ignored it.

Greenwood came close to putting United in the lead in the 76th minute but his shot went over the bar.

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The Englishman corrected himself seven minutes later leaving Sanchez helpless and making things 2-1.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men managed to clear all three points, retaining their second place with eight matches left to complete this season.

8 Interesting Notes from Manchester United vs Brighton

1. Manchester United have beaten Brighton twice in the 2020/2021 Premier League despite conceding first in these two matches. This record has only been done twice after previously against Southampton in 2012/2013.

2. Brighton remains winless away against Manchester United in 13 meetings in all competitions (draw: 2, lost: 11).

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3. Manchester United have won 25 points from falling behind in the Premier League this season. That’s nine points more than any other team. While Brighton has dropped 20 points from winning positions, it is three points more than any other team.

Premier League 2020-21 Manchester United vs Brighton highlights

4. Manchester United have won eight Premier League matches 2020/2021 having conceded the first. Only Newcastle United in 2001/2002 and Manchester United itself in 2012/2013 have won more such games in a season (nine each).

5. Brighton’s Danny Welbeck became the first player to score three goals in the Premier League against Manchester United after appearing for the club. Two other goals were scored when Welbeck joined Arsenal in February 2016 and May 2017.

6. Only Wayne Rooney (15) and Marcus Rashford (13) have scored more Premier League goals for Manchester United at a very young age than Mason Greenwood (12).

Premier League 2020-21 Manchester United vs Brighton highlights

7. The 2020/2021 season is only the second season in which two players who have previously featured for Manchester United in the Premier League have scored against them (Wilfried Zaha and Danny Welbeck). Previously happened in 1997/1998: Dion Dublin and Mark Hughes.

8. Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United has been involved in more Premier League goals since his debut than any other player. The details are a total of 42 goals from the Red Devils squad: 24 goals and 18 assists.

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