The host Brighton shocked Manchester United due to the stoppage time penalty in the Premier League match Gameweek 34 on Thursday. The match was a revenge for both teams. Brighton humiliated the Red Devils at Old Trafford in the Premier League’s first match of the season. And Manchester United beat the Seagulls in the FA Cup semifinals on a penalty shoot-out two weeks ago.
Both teams attacked each other. The visiting team almost scored the opener, but Anthony’s shot went wide in the 2nd minute. Two minutes later, the home team should have scored if Kaoru Mitoma’s shot had not hit David De Gea’s head.
Both teams continued to attack and put pressure on each other. Jason Steele was outstanding when he quickly denied Marcus Rashford’s shot.
Brighton dominated the second half
Roberto De Zerbi’s men dominated the second half. However, they got frustrated thanks to the visiting team’s solid defense. Steele deserved to be the man of the match after the goalkeeper saved Bruno Fernandes’ ball. De Gea was also a hero for The Red Devils when he denied a close-range shot from Pervis Estupian. The game seemed to end until Luke Shaw’s handball sent a disaster for the visiting side. The referees decided to give a penalty for the home team after watching VAR.
Alexis MacAllister scored the decisive penalty in the 99th minute. Eight yellow cards were shown in the entertaining game.
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The Seagulls’ dramatic win at home sent them to sixth at the table. At the same time, Manchester United remained at fourth. Brighton are facing Everton, while Manchester United are playing against West Ham this weekend.