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Manchester United vs Brighton Live Score and Commentary, English Premier League 2017-18 MUN vs BRI

Manchester United 1 - 0 Brighton (Young 67')
Updated: 25 November 2017 22:24 IST - Published: 25 November 2017 21:15 IST
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEEEEEEEEP! MANCHESTER UNITED 1 - 0 BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION 

Well, that's that... United have three points, and that's all they'll give a damn about. 

Thank you for reading, Anirudh Menon signing out. 'Twas a pleasure

Toodle-ooo!
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95' Pogba takes it to the corner, but can't really keep it there... no matter, though...
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94' Knockaert swings in a lovely ball that Propper can only header-loop it into De Gea's hands. 
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93' Brighton are pushing United to the brink here... Duffy wins a header that leads to a throw-in for the away side... they have United pegged into their own box here
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92' United take the ball the corner-ish, but Lukaku's touch lets him down and Brighton motor forward. 
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91' Five minutes added on. This is going to be a spicy, spicy, five minutes
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90' Lukaku does superbly to track Bruno all the way back to his own third and put in a superb sliding tackle that stops the veteran Brighton full-back's charge
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89' OOO LA LA! Lukaku played in Zlatan who backflicks it Pogba, the Frenchman returns it first time - and the big Swede smashes a volley wide. That would have been some goal
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88' Final change for Brighton as Izzy Brown comes on for the vaguely disappointed Pascal Gross
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87' Fellaini and Pogba combine to release Zlatan on the counter and the Swede plays in Mkhitaryan with a superb ball - while at the same time being smashed into by Duffy - the Armenian motors into the box but can't do anything with it. Meanwhile, Duffy's a lucky boy to escape with just a yellow there as the ref goes back to him
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86'... OOOO MY LORD! Gross fizzed in an absolute peach of a ball that Duffy meets with a superb jump but the header is way to weak, and way to wayward to trouble De Gea. 
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85' Matic rams into Izquierdo and that's a cheap freekick from which Gross can pick out someone in the box...
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83' Bong twists and turns before extricating himself from Mkhitaryan's attentions but his ball into the box is a weak one. 
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81' Mkhitaryan swings the ball into the far post - where Smalling thunders a header into the ground and over the bar. 
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80' Izquierdo tries to pry open Brighton but the ball finds only Fellaini, he duly passes the ball along to Pogba - who in turn finds Ibra... the big Swede charges into the box and smashes a shot that takes a deflection off Dunk and that's another corner for United
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79' Maruoane 'Zinedine' Fellaini comes on in Rashford's stead as United look to close the game down without further drama. 
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78' Rashford runs at Bruno, cuts inside and sends a weak shot dribbling into the hands of Matty Ryan 
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77' Izquierdo sprints away from Pogba as Brighton counter brightly again and Bruno teases in another exceptional ball that simply fizzes across the face of the box.
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76' Matic walks past a Hemed sliding tackle like it's the silliest thing he's ever seen. What strength from the Serb.... he then finds Valencia on the other flank where the Ecuadorian looks to have won a penalty but the ref adjudges Bong's handball to have been unintentional.
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75' Knockaert does brilliantly well to steam past Young and Rashford before pulling back another tremendous ball into the box that just misses everyone in yellow inside the box
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74' Brighton make a double switch as they try and claw back the point they feel they deserve - Murray off, Hemed on and March off, Izquierdo on
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72' Ibrahimovic is manhandled by Dunk and the centre-back surges forward in the great tradition of Der Kaiser... he plays a quick one-two and continues forward where Lindelof does just well enough to keep him at bay
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70' United are playing a bit of keep-ball right now, and why not, eh? Lukaku bullies his way past half the Brighton team before winning a throw-in... Mourinho takes the chance to bring on Henrikh Mkhitaryan for Anthony Martial
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68' Matic swings a lovely ball out to Young... the Englishman whips past Knockaert with a lovely little shuffle before sticking it into the near post where Lukaku's header is off-target
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OH MY! Another lovely Rashford ball can be cleared only till Young. He has a pop - and it takes a massive deflection off Dunk and loops into the far corner of the net. How United needed that. 
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67' GOOOOOOOOOOAL! YOOOOOOUNG!
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66' A fighting, battling Lukaku raises the volume a notch by smashing into March with a lovely tackle, and winning another corner....
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65' United look like they are playing a food ol' fashioned 4-4-2 but in reality that's more like a 4-2-4. Zlatan drops deep and attempts to pick Lukaku out, but Duffy's got that under control
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63' Pogba smashes into the box - and is tripped - but for some reason the ref allows play to carry on until Zlatan wins a corner off Bruno. The corner comes to naught, despite some sweet, sweet skills from Rashford that had Propper seeing bees swarm around his head. 
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62' Propper smashes into Rashford and Mourinho takes the opportunity to take off Mata and bring on Ibrahimovic. Old Trafford absolutely loves the sight of him sprinting onto the field
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60' When Brighton move forward they really do look threating. Murray, Gross and Knockaert exchange passes before Mata intercepts a weak March ball. The Spaniard is in turn bullied off the ball but Stephens ball into Murray finds the veteran well offside, 
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58' Brighton played the ball out for their winger to receive treatment but United don't see the need to give the ball back.... Murray is incensed and smashes into Pogba and that's a yellow. 
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57' That tackle has got the crowd going and decibel levels are at an all-time high (for the day, that is) as Knockaert continues to receive treatment on the pitch
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56' A thundering Lindelof sliding tackle sets up another Manchester United attack but Valencia's ball into the box is cleared well. Knockaert is rolling around the ground in pain and United keep playing on - as is their right - till Rashford gifts it back. 
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54' Anthony Knockaert takes an age to set up a freekick on the half-way line and it's all almost worth the wait. He pumps a beautiful ball in, March heads it down and Murray looks like he'll do the ol' swivel, turn, and shot - but Pogba does exceptionally well to keep hte big man at bay. 
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53' Ashley Young finds himself on the edge of the box - fakes a shot on his right foot, jinks onto his left and larrumps one well wide of goal 
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51' Young kills all that momentum dead by straying offside.
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50' Pogba plays in a lovely reverse ball that finds Martial in space down the right flank - but his ball into the box is cut out. Pogba and Rashford then exchange quick passes into Lukaku's feet - and the Belgian almost finds Martial with a sumptuous backheel. 
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49' Mata has a pop from the edge of the box -he shouldn't have.  
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48' Rashford skins March before trying to do the same to Bong... the left back then seems to palm him off the ball, but the ref asks the furious Rashford to get up
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47' Brighton dominate possession before Propper is allowed to take a shot at goal from the edge of the box.... the ball's nestling somewhere in row Z at the moment. 
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46' Much to the collective relief of Old Trafford, Paul Pogba seems to be a-okay. On the pitch, March plays a Pogba-esque crossfield that finds Knockaert in all sorts of space. He lays it off to Gross. The German takes a touch then sends Smalling back to school with a delicious swivel of his hips... he pings it across the box but no one can meet it. 
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PEEP! PEEP! WE ARE OFF! AGAIN! 
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PEEP! PEEP! PEEP! HALFTIME 

A first half of great entertainment but no end-result saw Brighton and Hove Albion give as good as they got - although there were spells of immense pressure from United that the home side really ought to have capitalised on. 
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46' Pogba seems to have picked up a knock and requires attention, and everyone in Red will be hoping that it's just a contact issue. 
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45' Nothing comes from the corner, but.... OH MY LORD! Rashford puts in another lovely ball that Lukaku rises highest to power a header at goal - Ryan does well to keep it out before Pogba stretches and prods it at goal from two yards... Ryan saves that too! Immense reflexes. Simply stunning. 
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44' UFF! Rashford whips a lovely ball into the box... all curl and power but Ryan punches it clear. 
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43' Brighton are passing the ball around with easy confidence - and it's well earned, they're standing toe-to-toe with United and giving back as good as they get. 
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42' Young, United's best player on the day, marauds into the box - through Knockaert and Bruno with a touch of superb skill... but his decision making lets him down at the end and his smash across the box is hacked away by Duffy
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40' Lukaku finds Mata inside the box with a neat little ball but the Spaniard is forced backward by an alert Dunk who'd read the run... Lukaku tries an ambitious right-footed pass across the box to Martial but it takes a deflection and bounces into Ryan's grateful gloves