Brighton Results

Brighton & Hove Albion Game Results for the 2016 – 2017 Season in the Championship

May-17
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Aston Villa 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Sun 7 May
Apr-17
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Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Bristol City Sat 29 Apr
Championship Norwich City 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Fri 21 Apr
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Wigan Athletic Mon 17 Apr
Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Fri 14 Apr
Championship Queens Park Rangers 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Fri 7 Apr
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 Birmingham City Tue 4 Apr
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Blackburn Rovers Sat 1 Apr
Mar-17
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Championship Leeds United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 18 Mar
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Derby County Fri 10 Mar
Championship Rotherham United 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Tue 7 Mar
Championship Nottingham Forest 3-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 4 Mar
Feb-17
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Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Newcastle United Tue 28 Feb
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Reading Sat 25 Feb
Championship Barnsley 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 18 Feb
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Ipswich Town Tue 14 Feb
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 4-1 Burton Albion Sat 11 Feb
Championship Brentford 3-3 Brighton & Hove Albion Sun 5 Feb
Championship Huddersfield Town 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Thu 2 Feb
Jan-17
  Competition Fixture Date
FA Cup – Fourth Round Lincoln City 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 28 Jan
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Cardiff City Tue 24 Jan
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday Fri 20 Jan
Championship Preston North End 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 14 Jan
FA Cup – Third Round Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons Sat 7 Jan
Championship Fulham 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Mon 2 Jan
Dec-16
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Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Queens Park Rangers Tue 27 Dec
Championship Birmingham City 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 17 Dec
Championship Blackburn Rovers 2-3 Brighton & Hove Albion Tue 13 Dec
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Leeds United Fri 9 Dec
Championship Cardiff City 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 3 Dec
Nov-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Fulham Sat 26 Nov
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Aston Villa Fri 18 Nov
Championship Bristol City 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 5 Nov
Oct-16
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Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 5-0 Norwich City Sat 29 Oct
Championship Wigan Athletic 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 22 Oct
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers Tue 18 Oct
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 2-2 Preston North End Sat 15 Oct
Championship Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 1 Oct
Sep-16
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Championship Ipswich Town 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Tue 27 Sep
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Barnsley Sat 24 Sep
EFL Cup – Third Round Brighton & Hove Albion 1-2 Reading Tue 20 Sep
Championship Burton Albion 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 17 Sep
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 Huddersfield Town Tue 13 Sep
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Brentford Sat 10 Sep
Aug-16
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Championship Newcastle United 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 27 Aug
EFL Cup – Second Round Oxford United 2-4 Brighton & Hove Albion Tue 23 Aug
Championship Reading 2-2 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 20 Aug
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Rotherham United Tue 16 Aug
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Nottingham Forest Fri 12 Aug
EFL Cup – First Round Brighton & Hove Albion 4-0 Colchester United Tue 9 Aug
Championship Derby County 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 6 Aug
May-16
  Competition Fixture Date
Championship Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday Mon 16 May
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Championship Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Fri 13 May

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Norwich stare at the trapdoor after Trossard seals win for Brighton

The game is almost up for Norwich. In a week meant to herald the start of a great escape, an insipid defeat by a Brighton team heading in a different direction leaves them almost resigned to their fate.

Leandro Trossard’s smart finish was enough to seal the victory that almost certainly assures Brighton’s Premier League survival for a third successive season – they look good to match the club’s best period in the top-flight between 1979-83.

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Norwich City 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion: Premier League – as it happened

Leandro Trossard’s fine first-half goal gave Brighton the victory that moves them ever closer to Premier League safety ... and nudges Norwich further towards relegation

Ed Aarons was at Carrow Road as Brighton all but ensured their Premier League survival. Here’s his verdict. Click to enjoy ... and thanks for reading this MBM. Stay healthy!

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A very happy Graham Potter’s verdict. “It’s one of those days when the result is the most important thing. To get three points and a clean sheet you need a little luck, and we had it at the end with the post. But we’re absolutely delighted. We’ve got five more games to go, and we’re still fighting for the points. This is a unique season and what has happened in the past [36 points has been enough to ensure survival in each of the last three seasons] we can’t take too much from that. But 36 is a decent number, though we need more. I’m so pleased for the boys.”

A huge three points for Brighton, who are surely safe for another year. Norwich aren’t mathematically kaput yet, but it’s really not looking good now. A deserved win for Brighton, even if they were hanging on a bit at the end, and enjoyed a huge slice of good fortune when Idah’s header hit the post. They were the better team for the most part.

90 min +5: A heading chance for Cantwell, in a pocket of space on the penalty spot. He floats it harmlessly wide right. That could be Norwich’s last chance.

90 min +4: Brighton breathe a huge sigh of relief, then run down the clock by replacing Lamptey with Duffy.

90 min +3: Norwich come within inches of equalising! Buendia curls in from a deep position on the left. Idah rises highest and flicks a header past Ryan ... but off the inside of the right-hand post! The ball bounces along the line, then is belted away by Burn!

90 min +2: Buendia waltzes in from the right and has a belt that’s immediately blocked by Webster.

90 min +1: The first of six added minutes floats by without incident ... or, indeed, a booking.

90 min: Now Cantwell goes in the book for a fairly crude lunge on Lamptey. He hasn’t got grounds for complaint, but makes one anyway.

89 min: Gross has been booked as well, for some infringement of the laws, no doubt.

88 min: Lamptey is booked for faffing around over a throw.

86 min: McLean is pestered by Maupay in the centre circle, and briefly considers losing the rag. But just before the commencement of the throwing of hands, McLean’s temperature drops and instead we play on.

85 min: Buendia bustles towards the Brighton box but is soon surrounded. If Norwich are going to grab an equaliser, you’d think he’ll be involved somehow.

83 min: Pukki looks to release Idah down the middle, but Dunk steps in to intercept just in the nick of time.

81 min: It’s gone very bitty in the wake of that Six Nations-style slew of substitutions. Brighton will be happy enough with that, as the world continues to turn.

79 min: A double-change for Brighton: Stephens and Mac Allister come on for Bissouma and the goalscorer Williams Trossard.

78 min: Norwich sub: Tettey off, Vrancic on.

77 min: Bissouma has an opportunity to shoot, just to the right of the D, but decides against it. Bernardo has a thump from a less promising position, and his effort is easily blocked.

76 min: Buendia throws a free kick into the Brighton box from the right, hoping to sow confusion. Brighton deal with it easily enough.

74 min: It’s mainly Norwich now, Brighton deploying another defensive player and hoping to soak up whatever Cantwell, Idah and Pukki can throw at them.

72 min: Brighton make their first swaps. Mooy and Connolly are replaced by Gross and Bernardo.

71 min: Norwich pin Brighton back for the first time in a while. Cantwell nearly sashays through the defence, then Buendia whips a low ball across the face of goal from the left. There’s nobody to run it home, not for the first time this afternoon. Despite being second best for the most part, Norwich have created a couple of chances today, but nobody’s been on hand to take advantage.

69 min: Bissouma glides in from the left and unleashes a fierce, swerving, rising shot that Krul can only punch clear in a very uncertain style. That could easily have pinged off the keeper’s gloves and in, but he does enough. That was a proper piledriver.

67 min: That’s drinks, and an opportunity for Norwich to replace their entire front three. Duda, Drmic and Hernandez make way for Cantwell, Idah and Pukki.

65 min: Drmic clumps an ambitious shot straight at Ryan. A hail-mary effort made in the knowledge that he’s about to get the hook.

64 min: Propper slides a ball down the inside-right channel to release Lamptey into the Norwich box. Lamptey can’t quite sort his feet out to shoot, then decides to go down having clipped Hernandez’s knee. Brighton want a penalty, but there’s not enough contact to interest either ref or VAR, and Lamptey’s inelegant fall probably didn’t help.

62 min: Trossard and Maupay flick the ball down the left, the goalscorer eventually bursting into the box and dinking a cross straight into the arms of Krul. Overly intricate. Nothing’s quite coming off.

60 min: Propper drops a shoulder and has a crack from the edge of the box. It’s deflected out for a corner, which Mooy wastes. Another goal can’t be long in coming.

59 min: Lewis has clearly decided that he’s not going down without a fight. Another fine run down the left earns a free kick. Norwich load the box, but Buendia’s delivery isn’t good, straight down the throat of Ryan, an easy claim. Better from the hosts, though.

57 min: Lewis drops a shoulder to vex Mooy out on the left. It’s a splendid trick, and the following low whipped cross that fizzes through the six-yard box is even better. But there’s nobody in yellow anticipating or taking a gamble. Lewis should be celebrating an assist there.

56 min: Finally, a decent spell of Norwich probing. They ping it this way and that. Finally Buendia peals a shot goalwards from the edge of the box. Dunk takes one for the team, right in the gut. Norwich claim a penalty, but they’re not getting one.

54 min: Mooy has the ball just inside the Norwich box, on the left. If anything, he’s got too many options: Maupay and Trossard in close attendance, plus space for a shot. He can’t decide, and Aarons eventually purchases an extremely cheap free kick when the ball’s inaccurately passed to Trossard. Brighton are well on top, but they can’t afford to pass up too many opportunities like this.

53 min: Nothing comes of the corner. But Brighton have quickly re-established control. By comparison, Norwich are offering absolutely nothing.

52 min: Lamptey takes a cute touch to cut in from the right and drive Brighton forward. Bissouma takes over, neatly dribbling down the wing and winning a corner.

50 min: A free kick for Brighton out on the left, and a chance to load the box. Mooy takes, and sends long. Burn rises highest at the far post. He can’t connect with a header, but the ball pings off his back and nearly nestles into the top right. It’s inches wide. It would have been a messy finish all right, but what a delivery by Mooy. Almost impossible to defend.

49 min: Connolly drifts in from the left and looks to send a curler into the top right. His effort was heading in, but Klose reads the danger and bravely blocks.

48 min: Buendia wriggles into enough space for a shot from the edge of the Brighton box, but falls as he takes it, and the ball dribbles through to Ryan.

47 min: No early second-half surge from the hosts. Lewis has a look down the left but his cross is cleared easily by Burn.

And we’re off again! Norwich get the ball rolling for the second half. No changes. Meanwhile before the action picks up once more, here’s Marlon Cameron, taking the opportunity to sing while Brighton are winning. “My girlfriend just commented that, as the season goes on, Trossard looks more and more like Robbie Williams circa 1996.” She’s not wrong, is she.

Half-time reading. Here’s Paul Doyle on the travails of Leicester City, who have never looked the same since getting thumped by Liverpool on Boxing Day.

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That’s the end of a half in which Norwich started brightly, only to fall away alarmingly as Brighton scored, then assumed control. The visitors deserve their lead, as they begin to sense Premier League survival. Can Norwich react? A defeat here would nudge them ever closer to the Championship.

45 min: This nearly cheered him up, though. Buendia busies himself in the D of the Brighton box, draws a few players, then slips a clever pass down the inside-left channel to find Hernandez. The winger drops a shoulder, shifts his feet, and snaps a shot goalwards, but it’s blocked by Mooy and spins up harmlessly into the arms of Ryan.

44 min: Drmic and Duda try to combine down the inside-right channel, but the ball harmlessly squirts out of play for a goal kick. On the touchline, Daniel Farke looks thoroughly miserable, with a hint of concern washing across his coupon.

43 min: Norwich ping it around the middle, but can’t make further headway, and soon enough possession is given up. Mooy curls in from the right but there’s nobody in the middle to take advantage of a trouble-making pass.

41 min: Brighton are in total control now. Maupay senses blood and cuts in from the left again, but is crowded out on the edge of the box. Norwich need to hear the half-time whistle, because Brighton are pressing hard for a second goal.

39 min: Brighton are beginning to turn it on. A gorgeous Connolly flick sends Maupay tearing infield from the left. Maupay, who has Mooy free to his left, instead slips Lamptey into the box on the right, then gets the ball back, but stumbles over his shot. For a second, Brighton were streaming forward en masse in a very eye-catching style.

38 min: Lewis is booked for cynically blocking Lamptey, who was working his way down the right.

37 min: More space for Mooy down the right. He loops long, the ball dropping towards Trossard, who should volley first time for goal from close range, but opts to cushion a pass towards Connolly instead. A very good chance is gone.

35 min: Norwich continue to huff and puff, without much in the way of end product. Brighton are comfortable.

33 min: Hernandez wriggles in from the left and works space to shoot, but drags his effort well wide left. Still, he’s been Norwich’s star turn so far, the man most likely.

32 min: Lewis fires a backpass towards Krul at a fascinating velocity. The keeper does extremely well to kill the ball dead without anything embarrassing happening.

30 min: Norwich were looking extremely assured before the Brighton goal. Now, uncertainty reigns. Such are the vicissitudes of a side bound for relegation.

28 min: Lamptey comes again, crossing low from the right this time. Connolly nearly meets the ball on the penalty spot, but Norwich manage to scramble clear. The hosts go up the other end, Tettey taking a whack from distance, but his effort is quickly blocked. Good game, this.

27 min: Brighton are on the front foot now. Lamptey makes his way down the right and swings a dangerous cross towards the far post, but none of his team-mates have read his intention.

Freshly fuelled, immediately after the restart, Brighton score a marvellous goal on the counter! Norwich ship possession. Maupay slips a ball down the right for Mooy, who romps into acres of space and curls low into the centre. Trossard attacks at the near post, steering the ball across a wrong-footed Krul and into the bottom left. What a delicious finish!

23 min: And that’s drinks!

21 min: Propper slides a pass down the inside-left channel, hoping to release Trossard into the Norwich box. Trossard goes down looking for a penalty, having lightly brushed Aarons. The referee is, quite correctly, not in the least bit interested.

19 min: So having said that, Hernandez immediately skitters in from the right and lashes a fine rising shot inches over the bar. That would have been a screamer. The Cuban winger looks in the mood.

18 min: Brighton continue with the sterile possession. Right now, it’s proving successful in quelling Norwich’s early verve.

16 min: Norwich have enjoyed the lion’s share of possession so far, but Brighton seem happy enough. They knock it around the back some more, without too much urgency. On the touchline, Graham Potter applauds some encouragement. “As a Stoke supporter I can only look at Potter and wish he’d taken the job with his namesake team,” writes Joshua Reynolds. “Not only would it have been pleasant linguistically, he might have steered us in a better direction.”

14 min: Ryan mixes it up by launching long down the middle. Connolly nearly gets onto the pass, but Klose holds his line, intercepts and clears. We’re not quite in the realms of entertainment yet, but this match is promising.

12 min: Hernandez dribbles hard, in from the left, and attempts a low curler towards the bottom right. It’s heading in, but Dunk sticks out a leg to block. That was a lovely run, nixed by some similarly fine defending.

11 min: A period of Brighton possession now. All in their own half, very patient. Two teams who like to stroke it around.

9 min: Norwich draw some triangles down the left, Lewis, Hernandez and Buendia looking confident and fluid. Not that they go anywhere in particular, Lewis’s eventual cross to nobody in particular and easily cleared, but it was all very pretty.

7 min: Trossard snuffs out a Norwich attack by intercepting and dribbling around in his own box. It’s impressively calm play, though when he eventually lays off to Webster, the defender blooters upfield in the no-nonsense style. A fair chance Webster was informing his team-mate which approach is more effective.

5 min: Norwich launch their first sortie into enemy territory. Duda sprays a diagonal ball towards Aarons out on the right. Aarons tries to open up Brighton by one-twoing with Buendia, but the move doesn’t quite come off. Both teams have started in positive fashion.

3 min: A free kick for Brighton out on the right. Mooy floats it in. Klose should clear easily but his unchallenged header only finds Connolly, just inside the box to the left. Connolly rasps a drive over the bar. A decent enough effort, though he’ll be disappointed he didn’t make Krul work at the very least.

Brighton get the ball rolling. They stroke it around the back for a bit. A quiet start. Perhaps they’re aware that Brisbane-based Phil Withall has gone to bed. “As an Norwich supporter with a normally excessively optimistic outlook I’d like to give you an idea of how I see things. The match kicks off at 9.30 pm and will finish at about 11.15. I need to get up for work at 4.30 tomorrow morning. Normally this would be no problem, coffee would see me through. Tonight I’ll probably do the sensible thing and get some sleep, pessimism and reality intruding on my footballing dreams.”

The whistle goes ... and the players take a knee. Black lives matter.

The teams are out! Norwich City in canary yellow, Brighton in beach-towel blue and white stripes. We’ll be off soon! But not before there’s a minute of applause to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS and to honour the selfless work of its heroic staff during this epidemic. A brief word from the man behind its foundation by Labour, the legendary Aneurin Bevan: “So far as I am concerned [the Conservative Party] are lower than vermin. They condemned millions of people to semi-starvation. I warn you young men and women, do not listen to what they are saying. They have not changed, or if they have they are slightly worse.”

Here’s Daniel Farke. “We always have to rest a lot, we’ve had a lot of workload. In the offence, when you want to be creative, it’s important to be fresh and sharp, so we have made a few changes. Hopefully it’s the right choice. We have to play with less mistakes and be at the top of our game. We have to make sure our performance is really spot on. In general, I am not willing to give any fighting messages. I will speak after the game about our chances [of avoiding relegation] but for now I am concentrating on this performance.”

A word with Brighton boss Graham Potter. “Manchester United were a strong opponent, but we’ve picked up four points from our first three matches against Arsenal, Leicester and United, so a bit of perspective, we’ve done quite well. It’s nice to bounce back from a defeat, so that’s what we’ll try to do. Three points in the Premier League is massive, and would help a lot, but we’ll just focus on the game.”

Both teams were defeated heavily in midweek; both teams make four changes as a result. Norwich, battered 4-0 at Arsenal, replace Lukas Rupp, Todd Cantwell, Tom Trybull and Teemu Pukki with Timm Klose, Ondrej Duda, Onel Hernandez and Josip Drmic. Brighton, beaten 3-0 by Manchester United, stand down Shane Duffy, Dale Stephens, Alexis Mac Allister and Martin Montoya; in come Adam Webster, Aaron Mooy, Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay.

Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis, Tettey, McLean, Buendia, Duda, Hernandez, Drmic.
Subs: Rupp, Vrancic, Cantwell, Stiepermann, Trybull, Pukki, McGovern, Idah, Martin.

Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Propper, Bissouma, Mooy, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.
Subs: Duffy, Stephens, Mac Allister, Gross, Murray, March, Montoya, Button, Bernardo.

If bottom-of-the-table Norwich City are to stage a great escape, they’ll have to start winning very, very soon. This afternoon, in fact, pretty much. Given that two of their last six fixtures are away at Chelsea and Manchester City, and they’re currently seven points plus goal difference shy of safety, you’d think wins against Brighton, Watford, West Ham and Burnley are non-negotiable. And even then it might not be enough.

One step at a time, though. Brighton first. The Seagulls aren’t safe yet, though they’ve got a six-point buffer on 18th-placed Aston Villa, and their post-lockdown form hasn’t been too bad. Sure, they got ravaged by Manchester United midweek, but they’ve also earned a point at high-flying Leicester and beaten Arsenal. And they did for Norwich back in November, 2-0, so confidence shouldn’t be an issue.

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Bruno Fernandes believes Manchester United can achieve Euro vision

  • Midfielder confident they can secure Champions League spot
  • ‘The team is improving,’ says Solskjær after 3-0 win at Brighton

Bruno Fernandes believes Manchester United can achieve Champions League football this season after his two goals at Brighton helped his side stretch their unbeaten run to 15 games. United moved up to fifth in the Premier League, ahead of Wolves on goal difference, and Fernandes said their much-improved defensive performance was key to their confidence.

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Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened

Manchester United steamrollered Brighton with Bruno Fernandes again irresistible to keep their Champions League train rolling

Fernandes is aiming for fourth ...

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That’s all from me. Here’s the match report again. Bye!

Related: Manchester United coast past Brighton thanks to Bruno Fernandes' double

Graham Potter is not so chuffed:

I think we played against a really good side tonight, to be honest. Congratulations to Manchester United they were the better team, I thought they showed some real quality. Credit to the team, we stuck at it, I thought our response second half especially was really good. I’m really proud of the response of the players, how they stuck at it, and we’ll take the positives from the game. We started the second half really well and then got hit on the counter-attack for the killer goal.

Overall we had some good opportunities, some good play, against Manchester United you’re always going to be stretched. It’s a tough evening for us but one we’ll take a lot from and we’ll be stronger for it. They’re as good as anybody we’ve played against this year from our perspective. They’ve got good width, good movement in the middle, the build-up was good. So hard to contain, but we didn’t go under, we carried on, and second half especially was positive for us.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is full of smiles:

I think we’re full of confidence and of course full of quality as well. I think the boys played some exceptional stuff. We pressed well, and I think we started really well. It was just waiting for the moment to get a goal and Mason’s first was brilliant. He played fantastically. he’s a young kid and a special kid. We know when he gets face up and looking forward he’s dangerous, but then I thought his hold-up play and his link-up play today was great. He can go inside, he can go outside, he’s just as good with his right foot as his left foot, and he’s developing into a fine player.

Bruno Fernandes, man of the match and one-man revolution, talks down the impact of his relationship with Paul Pogba in midfield. “It’s not fair to talk about me and Paul. We are a team,” he says. “We train together. They push me to play better. I think in the end it’s teamwork.”

David Hytner’s match report has landed:

With Bruno Fernandes providing an irresistible spark, the sense of possibility felt tantalising for Manchester United. Brighton are not a team that have been rolled over too many times this season, despite their lowly position, but the ease and panache with which United recorded their latest positive result represented a statement of intent.

Ole Gunnar Solskjær had said on Monday that his team could go undefeated for the remainder of the season. Play like this and they will. The run-in is relatively kind for them and this was a 15th game in all competitions without a loss – the best sequence under Solskjær.

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90+4 mins: An extremely competent away performance, and an emphatically outclassed home side.

90+3 mins: Ighalo has only touched the ball three times. Martial only had 23 touches, half as many as any other outfield starter. Sure, Martial’s runs helped create space for his teammates, but United’s centre-forwards have been almost entirely peripheral.

90+1 mins: There’ll be three minutes of stoppage time, give or take.

89 mins: Gary Neville follows through on his promise to name Bruno Fernandes his man of the match. The game has been markedly less fun since he left the field.

87 mins: Solly March replaces Connolly, Brighton’s final change of the evening.

86 mins: James threatens to get clear, doesn’t quite manage to do so, has a shot anyway and Ryan saves. Then about 45 seconds later he gets the ball on the left, comes infield, doesn’t have much on, has a shot anyway and Ryan saves.

84 mins: Save! James crosses towards Ighalo; Bernardo gets in the way but only turns the ball towards McTominay, and his low shot takes a slight deflection on its way goalwards, but Ryan deals with it.

81 mins: Further substitutional news, as Brighton bring on Mooy and Bernardo, and take off Dunk and Mac Allister.

80 mins: Wan-Bissaka hits a cross straight into a fragile part of Bissouma, who spends a minute or two writhing about in agony and then has to get up and defend a corner.

78 mins: United bring on Ighalo and James, and take off Rashford and Martial.

76 mins: Another De Gea save! Maupay tries to play in Trossard but Maguire gets in the way. The ball rebounds back to him, and his shot takes a deflection, but De Gea has enough time to react and push it away.

74 mins: The game appears to have entered the period when one team no longer believes they can achieve anything and the other no longer believes they need to.

71 mins: Trossard has another pop, this time from 20-odd yards, but the ball spins wide of the left-hand post. He has had as many shots as every other Brighton player put together, and he only came on at half-time.

69 mins: Brighton have a shot on target! It’s a really good one too, Connolly taking Trossard’s pass, enjoying a bit too much space, and curling a shot towards the top corner. De Gea throws out a hand and turns it behind.

67 mins: The game’s second drinks break, and TV viewers get treated to a few more replays of United’s third goal, their best of the night, and really lovely in every way.

66 mins: Chance! Wan-Bissaka gets to the byline and dinks in a cross, and Williams heads it powerfully, but straight into Duffy.

64 mins: United take Bruno Fernandes off, to be wrapped in proverbial cotton wool. “Unless something miraculous happens in this last half an hour he will be the man of the match,” says Gary Neville. Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw also come off, with McTominay, Pereira and Williams coming on.

62 mins: Now Mac Allister lifts the ball into the area from the right, and Trossard slams a volley high. They have had as many shots in the last 150 seconds as in the preceding hour.

60 mins: Brighton nearly score! Well, they nearly have a shot on target, at least. Mac Allister takes a free-kick from deep, and disguises his pass to Trossard, who with every red shirt convinced the ball is going to he lofted into the middle of the box suddenly has the entire left third of the penalty area to himself and the ball at his feet. He shoots low and hard across goal, but wide of the far post.

57 mins: Duffy nips in front of Martial to take the ball off his toes, and the Frenchman’s head goes back in a display of frustration. His movement has been good tonight, but he hasn’t actually seen very much of the ball.

54 mins: Burn’s excellent low cross from the left just evades Connolly. Brighton still haven’t had a shot on target, and Ryan still hasn’t made a save.

50 mins: Maguire heads the ball out from his area to Matic, who chests down and volleys a pass to Greenwood, bursting down the left. He sprints to the edge of the area, Rashford and Martial make runs in the middle to occupy the defence, and Greenwood lifts the ball beyond them to the unmarked Fernandes, who volleys in. That was clinical, and excellent at every stage: header, control, pass, run, cross, finish.

That’s a lovely break, and it’s game over!

48 mins: Brighton already seem to have significantly improved in their new-look 4-2-2-2 formation. Shaw brings down Bissouma, and gets booked.

46 mins: Peeeeep! They’re off! I have a couple of half-time substitutions to report: Brighton have brought off Tariq Lamptey and Davy Propper and brought on Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay.

This game has been slightly tediously one-sided. This, though, is the kind of tedium that Manchester United fans have been desperate for for several years now. They look a team capable not just of qualifying for Europe but achieving something once they get there. Brighton have Liverpool and Manchester City still to come to the AmEx over the next couple of weeks, and could probably do with banking three points at Norwich this weekend before their confidence gets too badly nobbled.

45+3 mins: Manchester United go into the interval with the double advantage of two goals and complete superiority.

45+2 mins: United ping the ball about on the left for an age, and eventually Montoya’s had enough and throws himself at Rashford. Free kick.

45+1 mins: There will be about two minutes of first-half stoppages.

44 mins: Brighton actually threaten! Propper’s cross from the right is pretty handy, and there are six home players in the penalty area, but the ball just evades them all, with Burn coming closest.

44 mins: United get numbers forward, Brighton get numbers back, and a very promising attack ends with Dunk intercepting Pogba’s underhit pass infield.

42 mins: A telling stat here from Tim de Lisle:

#mufc against all-comers since football resumed...
with #Pogba and #Matic: 7-0
without them: 1-2 @Simon_Burnton

41 mins: There have only been two shots on target in this game.

39 mins: Dunk has the ball inside his own penalty area and Martial and Fernandes combine to gang up on him, eventually forcing him to hit out of play for a throw-in. Nothing comes of it but still, good work.

37 mins: United play the ball across their backline almost comically slowly, waiting on each occasion to be closed down before laying it off. Eventually it reaches Bruno Fernandes on the left, who smashes it high into the air. Given what came before, it seems almost an act of protest. Dunk wins the header.

33 mins: Brighton have an attack, and win a free-kick out on the right touchline. United eventually win it back, and play the ball out of defence in a manner which is can only be described as extremely competent.

32 mins: Brighton have a shot! Mac Allister is the man responsible, blasting the ball into Maguire’s ankles from inside United’s penalty area.

Another one! Rashford plays Shaw in on the left, who gets to the byline but can’t pick out Martial with his pull-back. It runs to Pogba outside the penalty area, who touches inside to Fernandes, whose first-time shot hits Mac Allister and spins past Ryan and inside the post!

28 mins: Lindelof goes on an endearingly optimistic run down the right, which ends after about 40 yards as he tries to trick his way into the penalty area without actually doing any tricks, and is consequently dispossessed.

26 mins: Play resumes, and United take control of the ball once more. Eventually Wan-Bissaka miscontrols and it rolls out for a throw-in.

23 mins: United win a corner, take it long to Maguire beyond the far post, and he beats Dunk to the header but sends it across goal and wide. The drinks break follows.

22 mins: Fernandes shoots, and gets the ball to dip savagely, but it never threatens to dip enough to get under the bar.

21 mins: Now they have a free-kick in a very handy position, as Pogba is fouled just outside the area.

20 mins: This is all looking excellent for the visitors. They are attacking at pace, in numbers, with width on both flanks, and Brighton can’t plug every gap.

The chance comes, the shot follows, and United lead! Greenwood pretty much makes it for himself, running infield from the right, leaving Stephens in his wake, bursting into the box, squaring up Dunk, jinking this way and that, and then shooting low and hard inside the near post!

15 mins: United are running at about 74% possession, and looking menacing with it, but so far no clear chances, or shots of any note from inside the area.

12 mins: Bruno Fernandes hits the post! Maguire’s long ball from left to right starts the move, Pogba’s pass infield finds the Portuguese, and his early, low shot from just outside the area thumps the near post.

11 mins: A few seconds later Mac Allister tries it again, and this time Connolly is on the move, but he uses an arm to control and that’s the end of that.

11 mins: Mac Allister picks the ball up in midfield and plays it through for Connolly, who hadn’t got the memo and was entirely flat-footed.

8 mins: United are hogging the ball, but not doing so much attacking. Bruno Fernandes nearly unlocked the home defence a couple of minutes back, but his Ryan ran out to booter his through-ball into touch as Rashford raced towards it.

5 mins: A breather for Brighton, as Maguire chests a long pass towards Lindelof, and Connolly nips in and goes down, winning a bonus cheap free kick.

3 mins: United have already put together two decent attacks down the left, but on both occasions the attack was snuffled out after they got into the box.

2 mins: Kick-off is preceded by a noisy countdown, on the stadium’s big screens and loud speakers. 10 ... 9 ... 8 ... 7 ... it goes. 6 ... 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... it continues. 2 ... 1, it concludes. And then, 10 further seconds of awkward silence while the referee completes his last-minute whatevers, noisy countdown completely ignored. The players take the knee for a few seconds after kick-off.

1 min: Peeeeeep! United get the game started.

The players are out, and the coin has just been tossed. Action imminent.

The players are making their way into the tunnel, with kick-off just a few minutes away.

“While I’m cheered that the fans are practising some social distancing by sitting one seat apart, I’m appalled they’re not wearing masks,” complains Eric Schwab of Brighton’s Thank You NHS Stand (photo below). “This seems like a very narrow, two-dimensional approach.”

Graham Potter submits himself to the Sky-flavoured inquisition:

I think we’ve had a positive couple of games, but we have to start again. We play against a really good side, a side in good form, so all that we’ve done is gone and we have to start again tonight and do our best. It’s a chance to win three points, that’s how we look at it. They’re a good team, and they’re fighting for the Champions League, but ti’s a chance to win three points and that’s what we have to focus on. I’ve reminded them that they’re good players, they need to work hard to get a result. History’s fine but it doesn’t count for anything tonight. We need a bit of luck against this quality of opposition, but we need to make sure we do our best.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a chat with Sky:

This is the same team as played less than a week ago against Sheffield United and played really well, so hopefully we can see that again. Everything has to be right. We’ve been here the last two years, we haven’t got any points. We know it’s going to be hard, we know we have to focus on one game at a time.

Brighton make three changes to the team that drew 0-0 at Leicester last Tuesday, bringing in Shane Duffy, Davy Propper and Martin Montoya. Manchester United make either no changes or eight of them, depending on whether you count the FA Cup game against Norwich or the last league game, against Sheffield United last Wednesday.

The team sheets are in, and these are the names upon them:

Brighton: Ryan, Duffy, Dunk, Burn, Lamptey, Propper, Stephens, Bissouma, Montoya, Mac Allister, Connolly. Subs: Maupay, Trossard, Gross, Murray, Mooy, March, Schelotto, Button, Bernardo.
Man Utd: De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Pogba, Matic, Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Martial. Subs: Bailly, Mata, Andreas Pereira, Fred, James, Romero, Ighalo, McTominay, Williams.
Referee: Andre Marriner.

The team news is in!

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Before the restart I thought Brighton, winless in 2020 and with a pretty nasty fixture list, might end up in a hideous battle against relegation. Two games, two decent performances and four points later and given the miserable form of Bournemouth, West Ham, Aston Villa and Watford below them I make them a win away from safety. They are more likely to get that victory at Norwich on Saturday than against Manchester United tonight, with the visitors another side that has had a decent restart and motivated by the vicious scrap for European qualification in which they find themselves, but I wouldn’t put it past them. They are, after all, unbeaten at home against Manchester United since April 1982 (with four wins and a draw since then).

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Manchester United coast past Brighton thanks to Bruno Fernandes' double

This is how Ole Gunnar Solskjær intends to restore Manchester United to former glories. The road back to the top of the Premier League is long and it is impossible to say that United will be challenging for the title next season, given the ridiculous levels of Liverpool’s current superiority. But a Bruno Fernandes-inspired performance on the south coast brought that most precious of commodities – hope.

It is what routinely kills supporters and goodness knows there have been false dawns for United in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson was manager. But with Fernandes roaming with menace behind a pacy and dangerous front three – in which the 18-year-old Mason Greenwood was the star turn – and Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic providing the control in the centre of the pitch, it was an evening when United made a statement.

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Leicester City 0-0 Brighton: Premier League – as it happened

Neal Maupay missed a penalty for Brighton as the points were shared at the end of another underwhelming contest

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Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeeep! It’s all over at the King Power Stadium, where Brighton missed a first half penalty but will probably be the happier of the two teams with a point. They edge six points clear of the relegation zone with some terrifying fixtures to come. Leicester have to settle for their second consecutive draw in the Premier League and remain third in the table, four points clear of Chelsea having played one game more.

90+4 min: “HIT IT SOLLY! F**KING HELL!!!” comes a loud roar from the touchline, as an unidentified member of Brighton’s coaching staff speaks (well, shouts) for all of us.

Solly March ignores the wise counsel, is dispossessed by Jonny Evans and that is very much that at the King Power Stadium, where the points are shared.

90+3 min: Jamie Vardy gets his head to a cross and the ball hits Lewis Dunk’s extended arm in the penalty area. Leicester appeal for a penalty but none is forthcoming. I’ve seen them given for a lot less.

90+1: Dan Burn hooks the ball out for a corner with Ayoze Perez lurking behind him at the far post. James Maddison sends the ball into the penalty area, where Shane Duffy heads clear under pressure from Jonny Evans.

90 min: Solly March claims a corner but doesn’t get one after the ball appears to go out of play off Jonny Evans.

87 min: It’s worth noting that Dale Stephens, who is already on a yellow and was lucky to avoid a second for what looked like a shove on Wilfred Ndidi, has just dodged another bullet after avoiding a booking for a foul on James Maddison. Lee Mason, our referee, seems in a generous mood this evening.

85 min: Leicester continue to dominate these closing stages as the game enters its knockings. Brighton will rue their missed penalty in the first half but I suspect if you were to offer Graham Potter a draw right now he’d snap your hand off.

Tariq Lamptey gets a slight touch on a Harvey Barnes cross from the left and the ball is put out for a corner by Lewis Dunk. Nothing comes of it.

83 min: Brighton substitution: Aaron Connolly off, Help The Aged’s Glen Murray on. At 36 years old, Murray is 16 years older than the player he’s just replaced and twice the age of his team-mate Tariq Lamptey.

81 min: ... fires over the bar. That’s poor from Maddison, who’s capable of much better.

80 min: Into the final 10 minutes we go, with Leicester on the front foot in a game that has been good in spots, but largely underwhelming since the interval. Shane Duffy is booked for a foul that gives Leicester City a free-kick five yards outside the penalty area, a little left of centre. It looks perfect for James Maddison, who steps up and ...

78 min: If I was a betting man, which I am from time to time, I might be tempted to have a few pennies on Leicester snatching this game in the closing stages. They’re dominating possession having switched to a 4-1-4-1 formation and have made important changes in personnel in their efforts to win the game at the death. The 11 on the field now are certainly stronger than the 11 who started.

76 min: James Maddison blasts the ball over the bar from distance with a wild shot after running on to a cushioned pass into his path from Jamie Vardy.

74 min: Leicester substitution: Ayoze Perez on for Demarai Gray. “AWAY!” roars Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan, as Jonny Evans heads a corner clear.

71 min: The drinks break over, play resumes. Sky Sports flash up a graphic showing that Neal Maupay is Brighton’s top scorer in the Premier League this season with nine goals. The prolific “Own Goals” are next highest, with four. In their next three games, Brighton face Manchester United (h), Norwich (a), Liverpool (h) and Manchester City (h), so it’s fair to say they could do with securing at least a point if not all three here.

67 min: Leicester double-substitution: Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes on for Kelechi Iheanacho and Papy Mendy. They immediately adjourn to the sideline for some liquid refreshments which they have done little to earn.

65 min: Another corner for Brighton, won by Dan Burn. March’s delivery is cleared at the near post by Wilfred Ndidi. Leicester break up the field with Jamie Vardy on the ball, but Tariq Lamptey stays on his feet and eventually robs him of the ball. Excellent defending from the teenager.

64 min: Brighton win a corner. Solly March sends the ball towards the far post, where Jonny Evans leaps highest and clears with a meaty header.

63 min: Leicester are dominating proceedings for the first time in this game, but still aren’t creating much.

61 min: With Leicester on the counter-attack, James Maddison plays a diagonal ball to Jamie Vardy on the right side of the Brighton penalty area. With his path to goal blocked, he pulls the ball into the path of Wilfred Ndidi, galloping towards the edge of the penalty area.

As the Leicester midfielder shapes to rifle the ball home, he appears to get a nudge in the back from Dale Stephens – who is already on a yellow card – that knocks him off balance, but referee Lee Mason is unmoved and doesn’t award a free-kick.

60 min: James Maddison runs on to a bouncing ball and fires goalwards from the edge of the Brighton penalty area, but his effort fizzes wide.

58 min: Brighton triple-substitution: Davy Propper, Solly March and Leandro Troussard come on for Neal Maupay, Alexis MacAllister and Yves Bissouma.

58 min: Demarai Grtay sends a cross into the Brighton penalty area which is cut out by Lewis Dunk.

56 min: Aaron Mooy tries to pick out Alexis MacAllister with a cross from deep to the far post. He overcooks his delivery and the ball drifts wide.

54 min: Jamie Vardy heads a cross from the right across the face of Brighton’s goal. The header clear is weak and the ball drops kindly for Ben Chilwell. The Leicester left-back snatches at his shot and fires well wide. That was an excellent opportunity wasted.

53 min: Leicester enjoy a rare spell of sustained possession, but lose the ball when Ben Chilwell’s ball into the penalty area is cleared by Yves Bissouma.

52 min: Jonny Evans plays the ball wide to James Justin, who tries to pick out Demarai Gray in the middle. His touch is poor and he cedes possession.

50 min: Ben Chilwell sends the ball into space down the left flank, prompting Shane Duffy to unceremoniously leather into an advertising hoarding at the side of the pitch.

49 min: Nerd corner: despite enjoying just 37% of the possession in the first half, Brighton had eight shots to Leicester’s three.

47 min: The camera cuts to Brendan Rodgers who has a notebook in his hand. The formation he has drawn on the visible page appears to suggest he’s going to have Wilfred Ndidi playing as a lone holding midfielder sooner rather than later. Back on the field, Neal Maupay shoots from distance but fires wide.

46 min: Leicester City get the ball rolling for the second half, with no changes in personnel on either side. I’m surprised Leicester haven’t made any tweaks as they’ve looked bereft of ideas so far this evening.

It’s all square. The deadlock remains unbroken but it was certainly one of the more entertaining halves of football I’ve seen since Project Restart ... er, started. Graham Potter will the more pleased of the two managers. His players have looked more inventive, more committed, more motivated and – whisper it – more fit than their opponents.

45+5 min: Brighton have been dominant throughout a first half in which Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho, James Maddison and Demarai Gray have all been conspicuously quiet. They’ve failed to capitalise on their dominance, however, not least thanks to Neal Maupay’s penalty miss on 16 minutes.

45+3 min: Lamptey attacks down the right touchline again, but James Maddison puts the ball out for a throw-in. Moments later, James Justin puts the ball out for a corner under pressure from Neal Maupay. It’s their sixth of the game, compared to Leicester’s one, but Jamie Vardy is back to head the delivery clear.

45+1 min: We’re into the first of six minutes of added time. Caglar Soyuncu scuffs a header wide from close range after a Wilfred Ndidi shot is deflected into his path. It was a tight angle and he was taken by surprise, but perhaps should have done better.

45 min: Dale Stephens has a shot blocked from Brighton’s latest corner and Leicester clear their lines.

44 min: James Justin concedes another corner as Lewis Dunk tries to head the ball goalwards after getting on the end of a Mooy cross.

43 min: Aaron Mooy shoots from distance, just outside the Leicester penalty area. His low drive is deflected wide for a corner.

40 min: Jamie Vardy tries and fails to take advantage of a brief rush of blood to the head of Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan. The Australian threw the ball to nobody in particular and then had to scramble in a most unedifying manner and beat Vardy for toe as the Leicester striker tried to capitalise on his error.

38 min: The camera cuts to Aaron Connolly during a break in play. Showing a healthy disregard for health and safety during the current global pandemic, he hoiks up a generous gully of spittle from the recesses of his throat and flobs it out on the well manicured grass.

37 min: Dale Stephens gets a yellow card for a late tackle on Leicester City midfielder Nampalys Mendy.

35 min: Aaron Mooy robs the ball from Ben Chilwell and sets of on a run down the right flank. His expedition comes to an abrupt end as he runs down a blind alley.

34 min: Wilfred Ndidi gets booked for putting an illegal stop to an ambitious gallop from Tariq Lamptey, who had skipped past two players as he danced down the right touchline.

30 min: Despite their penalty miss, Brighton haven’t let their heads drop and continue to boss the game. Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho have had very little to work with so far.

Vardy gets only his second touch of the game as he leaps at the far post to get his head to a Ben Chilwell cross from the left touchline. The delivery is a mite too high for him and he can only send the ball looping into the grateful embrace of Mat Ryan.

27 min: Aaron Connolly shoots over the bar when scoring looked easier, due in no small part to a desperate and timely lunge from Caglar Soyuncu. “FOR F**K’S SAKE!!!” screams somebody or other with Brighton affiliations, their profanity echoing across the stadium.

26 min: Lamptey returns to the fray, boasting a swollen lip that is now covered in Vaseline after shipping a whack to the face. Leicester corner – James Maddison sends the ball into the mixer, where Dale Stephens heads it clear for Brighton.

24 min: Duffy has come on for Webster, but Tariq Lamptey is still receiving running repairs on the sideline.

22 min: The players convene for their drinks break, after which Shane Duffy will replace Adam Webster in the heart of Brighton’s defence. It also looks like Martin Montoya will replace Tariq Lamptey.

20 min: There’s a break in play as Brighton centre-back Adam Webster receives treatment for a knee injury. His team-mate, Tariq Lamptey is also receiving medical attention for what seems to be a cut on his mouth.

18 min: Some housekeeping: James Justin was booked in the wake of that foul on Aaron Connolly that led to the penalty. It was a weird foul - he had the legs to get between Connolly and the ball as the young Irishman raced on to a ball over the top from Aaron Mooy, but seemed to get his feet in a tangle as he tried to hack the ball clear and ended up tripping the striker.

17 min: Brighton win a free-kick wide on the right, in line with the edge of the penalty area. Aaron Mooy and Alexis McAllister stand over the ball, before the former sends it into the Leicester penalty area. Jonny Evans heads clear.

15 min: It’s a let-off for Leicester, whose goalkeeper has prevented them from going a goal down early doors. It was a poor penalty from Neal Maupay, who semaphored his intentions pre-kick and then hit the ball at the perfect height for the goalkeeper, who didn’t need to stretch too far to save it.

Oh Neal! Kasper Schmeichel dives to his right and saves a fairly poor effort from Neal Maupay. It remains scoreless at the King Power Stadium.

Jon Moss is the man in Stockley Park and after a long deliberation, the penalty stands.

Aaron Connolly finds himself through on goal and is brought down by James Justin, who gets himself in all sorts of bother despite getting himself between Connolly and the ball. Lee Mason points to the spot.

8 min: Good work from Tariq Lamptey, who makes his Premier League debut for Brighton at right-back today following his move from Chelsea in January. He makes good ground down the right flank before over-hitting his cross from deep into the penalty area.

7 min: Brighton enjoy a period of sustained possession but do little with it, playing the ball hither and yon inside their own half, with all four defenders and goalkeeper Mat Ryan getting a touch.

6 min: James Justin gallops down the inside right channel for Leicester before sending a cross into the Brighton penalty area. It’s headed clear.

5 min: A bit of a lull as play is concentrated in the middle third, with both teams exchanging throw-ins.

3 min: A lively start from Brighton, who go on the attack again. James Justin does well to clear for Leicester after good work down the right from Brighton’s Neal Maupay.

2 min: Alexis McAllister shoots the free-kick into the Leicester wall with his right foot, before sending a cross into the penalty area with his left. Ben Chilwell puts the ball out for a corner, which Caglar Soyuncu leaps to head clear.

2 min: Aaron Connolly wins an early free-kick for Brighton in a dangerous area, a little left of centre.

1 min: It’s the new, weird normal but it’s the only one we’ve got at the moment. To complete silence at the King Power Stadium, Brighton get the ball rolling shortly after all present take a pre-match knee.

Not long now: Wearing green shirts, black shorts and green socks, the players of Brighton are first out on to the pitch. In the home dressing room, their hosts are going through their last-minute preparations. They wear their usual home kit of blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks. Kick-off is just a few moments away.

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The Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast has moved to three days a week, which means we’ve two in the can for your listening pleasure already. Today’s is a kind of European special, featuring news from Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia and Scotland, with special focus on the embarrassing contents of my bedroom mantelpiece.

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Those teams ...

Brendan Rodgers makes three changes to the side that drew at Vicarage Road on Saturday, with Youri Tielemans, Marc Albrighton and Harvey Barnes making way for Demarai Gray, Nampalys Mendy and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi, Mendy, Iheanacho, Maddison, Gray, Vardy.

Subs: Morgan, Tielemans, Albrighton, Ward, Barnes, Perez, Choudhury, Praet, Fuchs.

Tonight’s match officials

Referee: Lee Mason.

Brighton’s Neal Maupay grabbed the headlines at the weekend, scoring their late winner having earlier enraged assorted Arsenal players with what they felt was an unnecessary shove on Bernd Leno, that directly preceded an awkward fall resulting in a serious knee injury for the goalkeeper. From that moment on, Maupay was targeted by Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi, who subjected him to verbal taunts before grabbing him around the throat at the final whistle.

“You can never beat that feeling of what happened a few years ago and that will always be the greatest story in the history of Leicester City,” said Leicester’s manager when asked about his short-term ambitions ahead of tonight’s game. “But we can still write our own history, and I’ve told the players that. That is what we’ve been trying to do since we’ve been in here, creating records, and we’ve got an unbelievable opportunity this year to go and do it again.

Having sat out Leicester’s draw against Brighton with a calf injury, Belgian midfielder Dennis Praet is available for selection today. Daniel Amartey and Ricardo Pereira remain sidelined, the latter with an achilles injury that is likely to keep him sidelined until October at the earliest.

Fresh from their smash-and-grab against hapless Arsenal at the Amex Stadium on Saturday, Brighton travel to Leicester hoping to put more distance between themselves and their fellow relegation strugglers. Third in the table and looking good for a berth in next season’s Champions League, Leicester marked their return from lockdown with a draw against Watford, in another match featuring plenty of late drama. Kick-off at a practically deserted King Power Stadium is at 6pm (BST), but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.

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Sky Sports pundits deal fresh blow to BLM as they all ditch badges and wear 'Kick It Out' logos
Jeff Stelling and Clinton Morrison, Paul Merson and Matt Le Tissier donned the other campaign's badges days after concern was raised over the Black Lives Matter movement's ideology.

Norwich 0-1 Brighton: Leandro Trossard wins three crucial points in Seagulls' fight to stay up
DANIEL MATTHEWS AT CARROW ROAD: Pub doors along the Brighton seafront swung open on Saturday morning and by mid-afternoon, Graham Potter and Co could put the champagne on ice.

Rio Ferdinand expects Norwich City to be laying the groundwork to 'bounce back' after another defeat
The Canaries suffered their fifth league defeat on the spin on Saturday as a Leandro Trossard strike was enough to seal all three points for Brighton to put Farke's side on the brink.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says 'attitude' and 'confidence' is secret to Manchester United's top four push
United have dispatched Sheffield United and Brighton 3-0 in the space of a week to move within just two points of fourth-place Chelsea and face a Bournemouth side fighting for survival.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Mason Greenwood is 'way ahead' of him at the same age
The 18-year-old striker scored his 13th goal of the season at Brighton on Tuesday night and also provided a wonderful assist for Bruno Fernandes in United's 3-0 win at the Amex Stadium.

Man City, Man United and Wolves face scheduling nightmare
Trying to reschedule the football calendar for next season is already proving to be a nightmare following the Covid-19 crisis. It appears some clubs may have very quick turnarounds indeed.

Albion player ratings from the win at Norwich
MATY RYAN 6/10

Tribute to Fashanu - and third successive away shutout
Norwich City paid an eye-catching tribute to a former Canaries and Seagulls striker as the clubs met.

Graham Potter praises hard work and moment of Albion quality
Graham Potter spoke about his team's goal and clean sheet as they won at Norwich City.

Graham Potter happy with the points as Albion beat Norwich
Graham Potter believes Albion secured “a huge three points” at Norwich today.

Albion win 1-0 at Norwich - here's how it happened
Updates from Carrow Road

Team news confirmed as Albion face Norwich City
Adam Webster and Davy Propper have been passed fit to start for Albion today.

5 tactics Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has employed to improve Manchester United
Manchester United collected an impressive win against Brighton on Tuesday to extend their unbeaten run to 15 games.

Brighton 0-3 Manchester United: 5 key talking points
A look at the five major talking points from the Premier League game between Manchester United and Brighton and Hove Albion.

Brighton 0-3 Manchester United: Player Ratings for the Red Devils as they close the gap on Chelsea with stunning victory | Premier League 2019-20
Manchester United players rated and slated from their emphatic victory over Brighton.

Brighton and Hove Albion 0:3 Manchester United | 5 Standout performers from the match as Red Devils cruise to victory
A look at five players who made a positive impression with their performances in the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brighton and Hove Albion.

"They can create something out of nothing," says EPL manager Solskjaer in praise of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba
EPL and Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer heaped praise on star men Bruno and Pogba.

Brighton v Manchester United prediction, preview, team news and more | Premier League 2019-20
Manchester United travel to the Amex Stadium to lock horns with Brighton in the Premier League.

Manchester United player ratings in 3-0 win over Brighton

Manchester United extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 15 games on Tuesday night when they defeated Brighton at the Amex Stadium. The Red Devils are now level on points with Wolves and just 2 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Two goals from Bruno Fernandes and one from 18-year-old Mason Greenwood secured the win for Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be pleased with coming away with all three points from Brighton as the Red Devils had lost in their last two visits to the Amex. Let’s take a look at the Manchester United player ratings for the game against

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2 Changes Expected: 4-2-3-1 Manchester United Predicted Lineup vs Brighton

After a hard-fought win in the FA Cup against Norwich City, Manchester United turn their attention towards the Premier League once again, as they travel to Brighton. The Red Devils will be wary of the Seagulls as they have lost their last two Premier League games at the Amex Stadium. Manchester United are currently sixth in the league, three points behind Wolves who have played one game more than the Red Devils. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have to get a win on Tuesday to keep the pressure on Wolves – and Chelsea – in the Premier League table. Predicted Manchester

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Brighton vs Manchester United Preview: Predicted Lineups, Key Men & Predicted Result

Brighton & Hove Albion host Manchester United at the Falmer Stadium tonight with the match being more significant for the latter. The Red Devils have no room for error with the race for the top 4 getting ever competitive. For Brighton, it would be a case of winning the match which would be a confidence boost for all the players who have worked hard to currently sit away from the relegation zone. It will also mean a continuation of their good home form against the Red Devils, with the Seagulls having won their last two matches at home against Ole’s

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Brighton vs Manchester United: Martial Against Dunk, and Other Key Battles

Manchester United will face Brighton and Hove Albion in their next Premier League game on Tuesday. Here are three key battles.

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Pepe Impresses In Defeat: Arsenal Player Ratings vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Arsenal lost their second game in a row after a last gasp strike from Neal Maupay. Here are the Arsenal player ratings.

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A Potential Goal-Fest Involving Man City, A Relegation Dog-Fight, And Other Things To Expect | Matchday 26

Matchday 26 will be played over two weekends, and we take a look at what to expect when the defending champions feature.

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Brighton interested in £13m-rated Ligue 1 ace with 8 goals – Could he ease the burden on Maupay?

Why Boulaye Dia would be a good fit at Brighton According to Yorkshire Post, Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in Stade de Reims forward Boulaye Dia. The 23-year-old Dia has impressed for the Ligue 1 side this season, scoring 8 goals from 28 matches across all competitions and is valued at around £13million. He […] More

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Brighton keen on signing 23-year-old Austrian ace – Could this move boost their struggling attack?

Why Adrian Grbic to Brighton would bolster their attack According to LeTelegramme (h/t The Shields Gazette), Brighton and Hove Albion remain keen on signing Austrian striker Adrian Grbic in the summer. Grbic, 23, came through the ranks of Rapid Wien and VFB Stuttgart’s youth ranks. After impressing for two years with SCR Altach in the […] More

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Brighton interested in this 6ft 3in African defensive ace – How good a signing could this be?

Why Abdul Mumin Suleman would be a good fit at Brighton According to Daily Mail, Brighton and Hove Albion are targeting FC Nordsjaelland’s emerging centre-back Abdul Mumin Suleman. The 21-year-old defender has been earning rave reviews in Denmark following a string of impressive displays at the back for Nordsjaelland. The Ghanaian youngster’s consistency has seen […] More

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Brighton interested in 23-year-old Austrian ace – Can he bolster Potter’s attack?

Why Adrian Grbic to Brighton would bolster their attack According to Sky Sports, Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in signing Clermont Foot forward Adrian Grbic in the summer. Grbic, 23, came through the ranks of Rapid Wien and VFB Stuttgart’s youth ranks. After impressing for two years with SCR Altach in the Austrian Bundesliga, […] More

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Enough is enough – It’s high time Brighton offload their on-loan 27-year-old liability

Why Brighton should offload Florin Andone permanently As per Fanatik (h/t Brighton and Hove Independent), Brighton forward Florin Andone is set to return to AMEX Stadium after his loan spell ends with Galatasaray. The manager has stated that the Romanian would not have a future at the Turkish club. Andone, 27, came through the youth […] More

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Brighton winning this 4-way tussle for 23-year-old ace would be smart summer business

Why Brighton & Hove Albion should make a move for Adrian Grbic According to a report from TeamTalk (h/t Scottish Daily), Brighton & Hove Albion are in a four-way tussle with fellow Premier League outfit Crystal Palace and Scottish giants – Celtic and Rangers, for the signing of Clermont striker Adrian Grbic. Grbic started out […] More

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  • Sat, 04 Jul 2020 17:34:32 +0000: Norwich stare at the trapdoor after Trossard seals win for Brighton - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian

    The game is almost up for Norwich. In a week meant to herald the start of a great escape, an insipid defeat by a Brighton team heading in a different direction leaves them almost resigned to their fate.

    Leandro Trossard’s smart finish was enough to seal the victory that almost certainly assures Brighton’s Premier League survival for a third successive season – they look good to match the club’s best period in the top-flight between 1979-83.

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  • Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:39:30 +0000: Norwich City 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion: Premier League – as it happened - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian

    Leandro Trossard’s fine first-half goal gave Brighton the victory that moves them ever closer to Premier League safety ... and nudges Norwich further towards relegation

    Ed Aarons was at Carrow Road as Brighton all but ensured their Premier League survival. Here’s his verdict. Click to enjoy ... and thanks for reading this MBM. Stay healthy!

    Related: Norwich look doomed after Trossard's goal seals win for Brighton

    A very happy Graham Potter’s verdict. “It’s one of those days when the result is the most important thing. To get three points and a clean sheet you need a little luck, and we had it at the end with the post. But we’re absolutely delighted. We’ve got five more games to go, and we’re still fighting for the points. This is a unique season and what has happened in the past [36 points has been enough to ensure survival in each of the last three seasons] we can’t take too much from that. But 36 is a decent number, though we need more. I’m so pleased for the boys.”

    A huge three points for Brighton, who are surely safe for another year. Norwich aren’t mathematically kaput yet, but it’s really not looking good now. A deserved win for Brighton, even if they were hanging on a bit at the end, and enjoyed a huge slice of good fortune when Idah’s header hit the post. They were the better team for the most part.

    90 min +5: A heading chance for Cantwell, in a pocket of space on the penalty spot. He floats it harmlessly wide right. That could be Norwich’s last chance.

    90 min +4: Brighton breathe a huge sigh of relief, then run down the clock by replacing Lamptey with Duffy.

    90 min +3: Norwich come within inches of equalising! Buendia curls in from a deep position on the left. Idah rises highest and flicks a header past Ryan ... but off the inside of the right-hand post! The ball bounces along the line, then is belted away by Burn!

    90 min +2: Buendia waltzes in from the right and has a belt that’s immediately blocked by Webster.

    90 min +1: The first of six added minutes floats by without incident ... or, indeed, a booking.

    90 min: Now Cantwell goes in the book for a fairly crude lunge on Lamptey. He hasn’t got grounds for complaint, but makes one anyway.

    89 min: Gross has been booked as well, for some infringement of the laws, no doubt.

    88 min: Lamptey is booked for faffing around over a throw.

    86 min: McLean is pestered by Maupay in the centre circle, and briefly considers losing the rag. But just before the commencement of the throwing of hands, McLean’s temperature drops and instead we play on.

    85 min: Buendia bustles towards the Brighton box but is soon surrounded. If Norwich are going to grab an equaliser, you’d think he’ll be involved somehow.

    83 min: Pukki looks to release Idah down the middle, but Dunk steps in to intercept just in the nick of time.

    81 min: It’s gone very bitty in the wake of that Six Nations-style slew of substitutions. Brighton will be happy enough with that, as the world continues to turn.

    79 min: A double-change for Brighton: Stephens and Mac Allister come on for Bissouma and the goalscorer Williams Trossard.

    78 min: Norwich sub: Tettey off, Vrancic on.

    77 min: Bissouma has an opportunity to shoot, just to the right of the D, but decides against it. Bernardo has a thump from a less promising position, and his effort is easily blocked.

    76 min: Buendia throws a free kick into the Brighton box from the right, hoping to sow confusion. Brighton deal with it easily enough.

    74 min: It’s mainly Norwich now, Brighton deploying another defensive player and hoping to soak up whatever Cantwell, Idah and Pukki can throw at them.

    72 min: Brighton make their first swaps. Mooy and Connolly are replaced by Gross and Bernardo.

    71 min: Norwich pin Brighton back for the first time in a while. Cantwell nearly sashays through the defence, then Buendia whips a low ball across the face of goal from the left. There’s nobody to run it home, not for the first time this afternoon. Despite being second best for the most part, Norwich have created a couple of chances today, but nobody’s been on hand to take advantage.

    69 min: Bissouma glides in from the left and unleashes a fierce, swerving, rising shot that Krul can only punch clear in a very uncertain style. That could easily have pinged off the keeper’s gloves and in, but he does enough. That was a proper piledriver.

    67 min: That’s drinks, and an opportunity for Norwich to replace their entire front three. Duda, Drmic and Hernandez make way for Cantwell, Idah and Pukki.

    65 min: Drmic clumps an ambitious shot straight at Ryan. A hail-mary effort made in the knowledge that he’s about to get the hook.

    64 min: Propper slides a ball down the inside-right channel to release Lamptey into the Norwich box. Lamptey can’t quite sort his feet out to shoot, then decides to go down having clipped Hernandez’s knee. Brighton want a penalty, but there’s not enough contact to interest either ref or VAR, and Lamptey’s inelegant fall probably didn’t help.

    62 min: Trossard and Maupay flick the ball down the left, the goalscorer eventually bursting into the box and dinking a cross straight into the arms of Krul. Overly intricate. Nothing’s quite coming off.

    60 min: Propper drops a shoulder and has a crack from the edge of the box. It’s deflected out for a corner, which Mooy wastes. Another goal can’t be long in coming.

    59 min: Lewis has clearly decided that he’s not going down without a fight. Another fine run down the left earns a free kick. Norwich load the box, but Buendia’s delivery isn’t good, straight down the throat of Ryan, an easy claim. Better from the hosts, though.

    57 min: Lewis drops a shoulder to vex Mooy out on the left. It’s a splendid trick, and the following low whipped cross that fizzes through the six-yard box is even better. But there’s nobody in yellow anticipating or taking a gamble. Lewis should be celebrating an assist there.

    56 min: Finally, a decent spell of Norwich probing. They ping it this way and that. Finally Buendia peals a shot goalwards from the edge of the box. Dunk takes one for the team, right in the gut. Norwich claim a penalty, but they’re not getting one.

    54 min: Mooy has the ball just inside the Norwich box, on the left. If anything, he’s got too many options: Maupay and Trossard in close attendance, plus space for a shot. He can’t decide, and Aarons eventually purchases an extremely cheap free kick when the ball’s inaccurately passed to Trossard. Brighton are well on top, but they can’t afford to pass up too many opportunities like this.

    53 min: Nothing comes of the corner. But Brighton have quickly re-established control. By comparison, Norwich are offering absolutely nothing.

    52 min: Lamptey takes a cute touch to cut in from the right and drive Brighton forward. Bissouma takes over, neatly dribbling down the wing and winning a corner.

    50 min: A free kick for Brighton out on the left, and a chance to load the box. Mooy takes, and sends long. Burn rises highest at the far post. He can’t connect with a header, but the ball pings off his back and nearly nestles into the top right. It’s inches wide. It would have been a messy finish all right, but what a delivery by Mooy. Almost impossible to defend.

    49 min: Connolly drifts in from the left and looks to send a curler into the top right. His effort was heading in, but Klose reads the danger and bravely blocks.

    48 min: Buendia wriggles into enough space for a shot from the edge of the Brighton box, but falls as he takes it, and the ball dribbles through to Ryan.

    47 min: No early second-half surge from the hosts. Lewis has a look down the left but his cross is cleared easily by Burn.

    And we’re off again! Norwich get the ball rolling for the second half. No changes. Meanwhile before the action picks up once more, here’s Marlon Cameron, taking the opportunity to sing while Brighton are winning. “My girlfriend just commented that, as the season goes on, Trossard looks more and more like Robbie Williams circa 1996.” She’s not wrong, is she.

    Half-time reading. Here’s Paul Doyle on the travails of Leicester City, who have never looked the same since getting thumped by Liverpool on Boxing Day.

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    That’s the end of a half in which Norwich started brightly, only to fall away alarmingly as Brighton scored, then assumed control. The visitors deserve their lead, as they begin to sense Premier League survival. Can Norwich react? A defeat here would nudge them ever closer to the Championship.

    45 min: This nearly cheered him up, though. Buendia busies himself in the D of the Brighton box, draws a few players, then slips a clever pass down the inside-left channel to find Hernandez. The winger drops a shoulder, shifts his feet, and snaps a shot goalwards, but it’s blocked by Mooy and spins up harmlessly into the arms of Ryan.

    44 min: Drmic and Duda try to combine down the inside-right channel, but the ball harmlessly squirts out of play for a goal kick. On the touchline, Daniel Farke looks thoroughly miserable, with a hint of concern washing across his coupon.

    43 min: Norwich ping it around the middle, but can’t make further headway, and soon enough possession is given up. Mooy curls in from the right but there’s nobody in the middle to take advantage of a trouble-making pass.

    41 min: Brighton are in total control now. Maupay senses blood and cuts in from the left again, but is crowded out on the edge of the box. Norwich need to hear the half-time whistle, because Brighton are pressing hard for a second goal.

    39 min: Brighton are beginning to turn it on. A gorgeous Connolly flick sends Maupay tearing infield from the left. Maupay, who has Mooy free to his left, instead slips Lamptey into the box on the right, then gets the ball back, but stumbles over his shot. For a second, Brighton were streaming forward en masse in a very eye-catching style.

    38 min: Lewis is booked for cynically blocking Lamptey, who was working his way down the right.

    37 min: More space for Mooy down the right. He loops long, the ball dropping towards Trossard, who should volley first time for goal from close range, but opts to cushion a pass towards Connolly instead. A very good chance is gone.

    35 min: Norwich continue to huff and puff, without much in the way of end product. Brighton are comfortable.

    33 min: Hernandez wriggles in from the left and works space to shoot, but drags his effort well wide left. Still, he’s been Norwich’s star turn so far, the man most likely.

    32 min: Lewis fires a backpass towards Krul at a fascinating velocity. The keeper does extremely well to kill the ball dead without anything embarrassing happening.

    30 min: Norwich were looking extremely assured before the Brighton goal. Now, uncertainty reigns. Such are the vicissitudes of a side bound for relegation.

    28 min: Lamptey comes again, crossing low from the right this time. Connolly nearly meets the ball on the penalty spot, but Norwich manage to scramble clear. The hosts go up the other end, Tettey taking a whack from distance, but his effort is quickly blocked. Good game, this.

    27 min: Brighton are on the front foot now. Lamptey makes his way down the right and swings a dangerous cross towards the far post, but none of his team-mates have read his intention.

    Freshly fuelled, immediately after the restart, Brighton score a marvellous goal on the counter! Norwich ship possession. Maupay slips a ball down the right for Mooy, who romps into acres of space and curls low into the centre. Trossard attacks at the near post, steering the ball across a wrong-footed Krul and into the bottom left. What a delicious finish!

    23 min: And that’s drinks!

    21 min: Propper slides a pass down the inside-left channel, hoping to release Trossard into the Norwich box. Trossard goes down looking for a penalty, having lightly brushed Aarons. The referee is, quite correctly, not in the least bit interested.

    19 min: So having said that, Hernandez immediately skitters in from the right and lashes a fine rising shot inches over the bar. That would have been a screamer. The Cuban winger looks in the mood.

    18 min: Brighton continue with the sterile possession. Right now, it’s proving successful in quelling Norwich’s early verve.

    16 min: Norwich have enjoyed the lion’s share of possession so far, but Brighton seem happy enough. They knock it around the back some more, without too much urgency. On the touchline, Graham Potter applauds some encouragement. “As a Stoke supporter I can only look at Potter and wish he’d taken the job with his namesake team,” writes Joshua Reynolds. “Not only would it have been pleasant linguistically, he might have steered us in a better direction.”

    14 min: Ryan mixes it up by launching long down the middle. Connolly nearly gets onto the pass, but Klose holds his line, intercepts and clears. We’re not quite in the realms of entertainment yet, but this match is promising.

    12 min: Hernandez dribbles hard, in from the left, and attempts a low curler towards the bottom right. It’s heading in, but Dunk sticks out a leg to block. That was a lovely run, nixed by some similarly fine defending.

    11 min: A period of Brighton possession now. All in their own half, very patient. Two teams who like to stroke it around.

    9 min: Norwich draw some triangles down the left, Lewis, Hernandez and Buendia looking confident and fluid. Not that they go anywhere in particular, Lewis’s eventual cross to nobody in particular and easily cleared, but it was all very pretty.

    7 min: Trossard snuffs out a Norwich attack by intercepting and dribbling around in his own box. It’s impressively calm play, though when he eventually lays off to Webster, the defender blooters upfield in the no-nonsense style. A fair chance Webster was informing his team-mate which approach is more effective.

    5 min: Norwich launch their first sortie into enemy territory. Duda sprays a diagonal ball towards Aarons out on the right. Aarons tries to open up Brighton by one-twoing with Buendia, but the move doesn’t quite come off. Both teams have started in positive fashion.

    3 min: A free kick for Brighton out on the right. Mooy floats it in. Klose should clear easily but his unchallenged header only finds Connolly, just inside the box to the left. Connolly rasps a drive over the bar. A decent enough effort, though he’ll be disappointed he didn’t make Krul work at the very least.

    Brighton get the ball rolling. They stroke it around the back for a bit. A quiet start. Perhaps they’re aware that Brisbane-based Phil Withall has gone to bed. “As an Norwich supporter with a normally excessively optimistic outlook I’d like to give you an idea of how I see things. The match kicks off at 9.30 pm and will finish at about 11.15. I need to get up for work at 4.30 tomorrow morning. Normally this would be no problem, coffee would see me through. Tonight I’ll probably do the sensible thing and get some sleep, pessimism and reality intruding on my footballing dreams.”

    The whistle goes ... and the players take a knee. Black lives matter.

    The teams are out! Norwich City in canary yellow, Brighton in beach-towel blue and white stripes. We’ll be off soon! But not before there’s a minute of applause to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS and to honour the selfless work of its heroic staff during this epidemic. A brief word from the man behind its foundation by Labour, the legendary Aneurin Bevan: “So far as I am concerned [the Conservative Party] are lower than vermin. They condemned millions of people to semi-starvation. I warn you young men and women, do not listen to what they are saying. They have not changed, or if they have they are slightly worse.”

    Here’s Daniel Farke. “We always have to rest a lot, we’ve had a lot of workload. In the offence, when you want to be creative, it’s important to be fresh and sharp, so we have made a few changes. Hopefully it’s the right choice. We have to play with less mistakes and be at the top of our game. We have to make sure our performance is really spot on. In general, I am not willing to give any fighting messages. I will speak after the game about our chances [of avoiding relegation] but for now I am concentrating on this performance.”

    A word with Brighton boss Graham Potter. “Manchester United were a strong opponent, but we’ve picked up four points from our first three matches against Arsenal, Leicester and United, so a bit of perspective, we’ve done quite well. It’s nice to bounce back from a defeat, so that’s what we’ll try to do. Three points in the Premier League is massive, and would help a lot, but we’ll just focus on the game.”

    Both teams were defeated heavily in midweek; both teams make four changes as a result. Norwich, battered 4-0 at Arsenal, replace Lukas Rupp, Todd Cantwell, Tom Trybull and Teemu Pukki with Timm Klose, Ondrej Duda, Onel Hernandez and Josip Drmic. Brighton, beaten 3-0 by Manchester United, stand down Shane Duffy, Dale Stephens, Alexis Mac Allister and Martin Montoya; in come Adam Webster, Aaron Mooy, Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay.

    Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Klose, Lewis, Tettey, McLean, Buendia, Duda, Hernandez, Drmic.
    Subs: Rupp, Vrancic, Cantwell, Stiepermann, Trybull, Pukki, McGovern, Idah, Martin.

    Brighton & Hove Albion: Ryan, Lamptey, Webster, Dunk, Burn, Propper, Bissouma, Mooy, Trossard, Maupay, Connolly.
    Subs: Duffy, Stephens, Mac Allister, Gross, Murray, March, Montoya, Button, Bernardo.

    If bottom-of-the-table Norwich City are to stage a great escape, they’ll have to start winning very, very soon. This afternoon, in fact, pretty much. Given that two of their last six fixtures are away at Chelsea and Manchester City, and they’re currently seven points plus goal difference shy of safety, you’d think wins against Brighton, Watford, West Ham and Burnley are non-negotiable. And even then it might not be enough.

    One step at a time, though. Brighton first. The Seagulls aren’t safe yet, though they’ve got a six-point buffer on 18th-placed Aston Villa, and their post-lockdown form hasn’t been too bad. Sure, they got ravaged by Manchester United midweek, but they’ve also earned a point at high-flying Leicester and beaten Arsenal. And they did for Norwich back in November, 2-0, so confidence shouldn’t be an issue.

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  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020 22:45:59 +0000: Bruno Fernandes believes Manchester United can achieve Euro vision - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian
    • Midfielder confident they can secure Champions League spot
    • ‘The team is improving,’ says Solskjær after 3-0 win at Brighton

    Bruno Fernandes believes Manchester United can achieve Champions League football this season after his two goals at Brighton helped his side stretch their unbeaten run to 15 games. United moved up to fifth in the Premier League, ahead of Wolves on goal difference, and Fernandes said their much-improved defensive performance was key to their confidence.

    Related: Manchester United coast past Brighton thanks to Bruno Fernandes' double

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  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020 21:41:39 +0000: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-3 Manchester United: Premier League – as it happened - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian

    Manchester United steamrollered Brighton with Bruno Fernandes again irresistible to keep their Champions League train rolling

    Fernandes is aiming for fourth ...

    Related: Bruno Fernandes insists Manchester United can achieve Euro vision

    That’s all from me. Here’s the match report again. Bye!

    Related: Manchester United coast past Brighton thanks to Bruno Fernandes' double

    Graham Potter is not so chuffed:

    I think we played against a really good side tonight, to be honest. Congratulations to Manchester United they were the better team, I thought they showed some real quality. Credit to the team, we stuck at it, I thought our response second half especially was really good. I’m really proud of the response of the players, how they stuck at it, and we’ll take the positives from the game. We started the second half really well and then got hit on the counter-attack for the killer goal.

    Overall we had some good opportunities, some good play, against Manchester United you’re always going to be stretched. It’s a tough evening for us but one we’ll take a lot from and we’ll be stronger for it. They’re as good as anybody we’ve played against this year from our perspective. They’ve got good width, good movement in the middle, the build-up was good. So hard to contain, but we didn’t go under, we carried on, and second half especially was positive for us.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is full of smiles:

    I think we’re full of confidence and of course full of quality as well. I think the boys played some exceptional stuff. We pressed well, and I think we started really well. It was just waiting for the moment to get a goal and Mason’s first was brilliant. He played fantastically. he’s a young kid and a special kid. We know when he gets face up and looking forward he’s dangerous, but then I thought his hold-up play and his link-up play today was great. He can go inside, he can go outside, he’s just as good with his right foot as his left foot, and he’s developing into a fine player.

    Bruno Fernandes, man of the match and one-man revolution, talks down the impact of his relationship with Paul Pogba in midfield. “It’s not fair to talk about me and Paul. We are a team,” he says. “We train together. They push me to play better. I think in the end it’s teamwork.”

    David Hytner’s match report has landed:

    With Bruno Fernandes providing an irresistible spark, the sense of possibility felt tantalising for Manchester United. Brighton are not a team that have been rolled over too many times this season, despite their lowly position, but the ease and panache with which United recorded their latest positive result represented a statement of intent.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjær had said on Monday that his team could go undefeated for the remainder of the season. Play like this and they will. The run-in is relatively kind for them and this was a 15th game in all competitions without a loss – the best sequence under Solskjær.

    Related: Manchester United coast past Brighton thanks to Bruno Fernandes' double

    90+4 mins: An extremely competent away performance, and an emphatically outclassed home side.

    90+3 mins: Ighalo has only touched the ball three times. Martial only had 23 touches, half as many as any other outfield starter. Sure, Martial’s runs helped create space for his teammates, but United’s centre-forwards have been almost entirely peripheral.

    90+1 mins: There’ll be three minutes of stoppage time, give or take.

    89 mins: Gary Neville follows through on his promise to name Bruno Fernandes his man of the match. The game has been markedly less fun since he left the field.

    87 mins: Solly March replaces Connolly, Brighton’s final change of the evening.

    86 mins: James threatens to get clear, doesn’t quite manage to do so, has a shot anyway and Ryan saves. Then about 45 seconds later he gets the ball on the left, comes infield, doesn’t have much on, has a shot anyway and Ryan saves.

    84 mins: Save! James crosses towards Ighalo; Bernardo gets in the way but only turns the ball towards McTominay, and his low shot takes a slight deflection on its way goalwards, but Ryan deals with it.

    81 mins: Further substitutional news, as Brighton bring on Mooy and Bernardo, and take off Dunk and Mac Allister.

    80 mins: Wan-Bissaka hits a cross straight into a fragile part of Bissouma, who spends a minute or two writhing about in agony and then has to get up and defend a corner.

    78 mins: United bring on Ighalo and James, and take off Rashford and Martial.

    76 mins: Another De Gea save! Maupay tries to play in Trossard but Maguire gets in the way. The ball rebounds back to him, and his shot takes a deflection, but De Gea has enough time to react and push it away.

    74 mins: The game appears to have entered the period when one team no longer believes they can achieve anything and the other no longer believes they need to.

    71 mins: Trossard has another pop, this time from 20-odd yards, but the ball spins wide of the left-hand post. He has had as many shots as every other Brighton player put together, and he only came on at half-time.

    69 mins: Brighton have a shot on target! It’s a really good one too, Connolly taking Trossard’s pass, enjoying a bit too much space, and curling a shot towards the top corner. De Gea throws out a hand and turns it behind.

    67 mins: The game’s second drinks break, and TV viewers get treated to a few more replays of United’s third goal, their best of the night, and really lovely in every way.

    66 mins: Chance! Wan-Bissaka gets to the byline and dinks in a cross, and Williams heads it powerfully, but straight into Duffy.

    64 mins: United take Bruno Fernandes off, to be wrapped in proverbial cotton wool. “Unless something miraculous happens in this last half an hour he will be the man of the match,” says Gary Neville. Paul Pogba and Luke Shaw also come off, with McTominay, Pereira and Williams coming on.

    62 mins: Now Mac Allister lifts the ball into the area from the right, and Trossard slams a volley high. They have had as many shots in the last 150 seconds as in the preceding hour.

    60 mins: Brighton nearly score! Well, they nearly have a shot on target, at least. Mac Allister takes a free-kick from deep, and disguises his pass to Trossard, who with every red shirt convinced the ball is going to he lofted into the middle of the box suddenly has the entire left third of the penalty area to himself and the ball at his feet. He shoots low and hard across goal, but wide of the far post.

    57 mins: Duffy nips in front of Martial to take the ball off his toes, and the Frenchman’s head goes back in a display of frustration. His movement has been good tonight, but he hasn’t actually seen very much of the ball.

    54 mins: Burn’s excellent low cross from the left just evades Connolly. Brighton still haven’t had a shot on target, and Ryan still hasn’t made a save.

    50 mins: Maguire heads the ball out from his area to Matic, who chests down and volleys a pass to Greenwood, bursting down the left. He sprints to the edge of the area, Rashford and Martial make runs in the middle to occupy the defence, and Greenwood lifts the ball beyond them to the unmarked Fernandes, who volleys in. That was clinical, and excellent at every stage: header, control, pass, run, cross, finish.

    That’s a lovely break, and it’s game over!

    48 mins: Brighton already seem to have significantly improved in their new-look 4-2-2-2 formation. Shaw brings down Bissouma, and gets booked.

    46 mins: Peeeeep! They’re off! I have a couple of half-time substitutions to report: Brighton have brought off Tariq Lamptey and Davy Propper and brought on Leandro Trossard and Neal Maupay.

    This game has been slightly tediously one-sided. This, though, is the kind of tedium that Manchester United fans have been desperate for for several years now. They look a team capable not just of qualifying for Europe but achieving something once they get there. Brighton have Liverpool and Manchester City still to come to the AmEx over the next couple of weeks, and could probably do with banking three points at Norwich this weekend before their confidence gets too badly nobbled.

    45+3 mins: Manchester United go into the interval with the double advantage of two goals and complete superiority.

    45+2 mins: United ping the ball about on the left for an age, and eventually Montoya’s had enough and throws himself at Rashford. Free kick.

    45+1 mins: There will be about two minutes of first-half stoppages.

    44 mins: Brighton actually threaten! Propper’s cross from the right is pretty handy, and there are six home players in the penalty area, but the ball just evades them all, with Burn coming closest.

    44 mins: United get numbers forward, Brighton get numbers back, and a very promising attack ends with Dunk intercepting Pogba’s underhit pass infield.

    42 mins: A telling stat here from Tim de Lisle:

    #mufc against all-comers since football resumed...
    with #Pogba and #Matic: 7-0
    without them: 1-2 @Simon_Burnton

    41 mins: There have only been two shots on target in this game.

    39 mins: Dunk has the ball inside his own penalty area and Martial and Fernandes combine to gang up on him, eventually forcing him to hit out of play for a throw-in. Nothing comes of it but still, good work.

    37 mins: United play the ball across their backline almost comically slowly, waiting on each occasion to be closed down before laying it off. Eventually it reaches Bruno Fernandes on the left, who smashes it high into the air. Given what came before, it seems almost an act of protest. Dunk wins the header.

    33 mins: Brighton have an attack, and win a free-kick out on the right touchline. United eventually win it back, and play the ball out of defence in a manner which is can only be described as extremely competent.

    32 mins: Brighton have a shot! Mac Allister is the man responsible, blasting the ball into Maguire’s ankles from inside United’s penalty area.

    Another one! Rashford plays Shaw in on the left, who gets to the byline but can’t pick out Martial with his pull-back. It runs to Pogba outside the penalty area, who touches inside to Fernandes, whose first-time shot hits Mac Allister and spins past Ryan and inside the post!

    28 mins: Lindelof goes on an endearingly optimistic run down the right, which ends after about 40 yards as he tries to trick his way into the penalty area without actually doing any tricks, and is consequently dispossessed.

    26 mins: Play resumes, and United take control of the ball once more. Eventually Wan-Bissaka miscontrols and it rolls out for a throw-in.

    23 mins: United win a corner, take it long to Maguire beyond the far post, and he beats Dunk to the header but sends it across goal and wide. The drinks break follows.

    22 mins: Fernandes shoots, and gets the ball to dip savagely, but it never threatens to dip enough to get under the bar.

    21 mins: Now they have a free-kick in a very handy position, as Pogba is fouled just outside the area.

    20 mins: This is all looking excellent for the visitors. They are attacking at pace, in numbers, with width on both flanks, and Brighton can’t plug every gap.

    The chance comes, the shot follows, and United lead! Greenwood pretty much makes it for himself, running infield from the right, leaving Stephens in his wake, bursting into the box, squaring up Dunk, jinking this way and that, and then shooting low and hard inside the near post!

    15 mins: United are running at about 74% possession, and looking menacing with it, but so far no clear chances, or shots of any note from inside the area.

    12 mins: Bruno Fernandes hits the post! Maguire’s long ball from left to right starts the move, Pogba’s pass infield finds the Portuguese, and his early, low shot from just outside the area thumps the near post.

    11 mins: A few seconds later Mac Allister tries it again, and this time Connolly is on the move, but he uses an arm to control and that’s the end of that.

    11 mins: Mac Allister picks the ball up in midfield and plays it through for Connolly, who hadn’t got the memo and was entirely flat-footed.

    8 mins: United are hogging the ball, but not doing so much attacking. Bruno Fernandes nearly unlocked the home defence a couple of minutes back, but his Ryan ran out to booter his through-ball into touch as Rashford raced towards it.

    5 mins: A breather for Brighton, as Maguire chests a long pass towards Lindelof, and Connolly nips in and goes down, winning a bonus cheap free kick.

    3 mins: United have already put together two decent attacks down the left, but on both occasions the attack was snuffled out after they got into the box.

    2 mins: Kick-off is preceded by a noisy countdown, on the stadium’s big screens and loud speakers. 10 ... 9 ... 8 ... 7 ... it goes. 6 ... 5 ... 4 ... 3 ... it continues. 2 ... 1, it concludes. And then, 10 further seconds of awkward silence while the referee completes his last-minute whatevers, noisy countdown completely ignored. The players take the knee for a few seconds after kick-off.

    1 min: Peeeeeep! United get the game started.

    The players are out, and the coin has just been tossed. Action imminent.

    The players are making their way into the tunnel, with kick-off just a few minutes away.

    “While I’m cheered that the fans are practising some social distancing by sitting one seat apart, I’m appalled they’re not wearing masks,” complains Eric Schwab of Brighton’s Thank You NHS Stand (photo below). “This seems like a very narrow, two-dimensional approach.”

    Graham Potter submits himself to the Sky-flavoured inquisition:

    I think we’ve had a positive couple of games, but we have to start again. We play against a really good side, a side in good form, so all that we’ve done is gone and we have to start again tonight and do our best. It’s a chance to win three points, that’s how we look at it. They’re a good team, and they’re fighting for the Champions League, but ti’s a chance to win three points and that’s what we have to focus on. I’ve reminded them that they’re good players, they need to work hard to get a result. History’s fine but it doesn’t count for anything tonight. We need a bit of luck against this quality of opposition, but we need to make sure we do our best.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a chat with Sky:

    This is the same team as played less than a week ago against Sheffield United and played really well, so hopefully we can see that again. Everything has to be right. We’ve been here the last two years, we haven’t got any points. We know it’s going to be hard, we know we have to focus on one game at a time.

    Brighton make three changes to the team that drew 0-0 at Leicester last Tuesday, bringing in Shane Duffy, Davy Propper and Martin Montoya. Manchester United make either no changes or eight of them, depending on whether you count the FA Cup game against Norwich or the last league game, against Sheffield United last Wednesday.

    The team sheets are in, and these are the names upon them:

    Brighton: Ryan, Duffy, Dunk, Burn, Lamptey, Propper, Stephens, Bissouma, Montoya, Mac Allister, Connolly. Subs: Maupay, Trossard, Gross, Murray, Mooy, March, Schelotto, Button, Bernardo.
    Man Utd: De Gea, Wan Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Pogba, Matic, Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Rashford, Martial. Subs: Bailly, Mata, Andreas Pereira, Fred, James, Romero, Ighalo, McTominay, Williams.
    Referee: Andre Marriner.

    The team news is in!

    Here’s how we take to the field to face @ManUtd tonight!

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    Before the restart I thought Brighton, winless in 2020 and with a pretty nasty fixture list, might end up in a hideous battle against relegation. Two games, two decent performances and four points later and given the miserable form of Bournemouth, West Ham, Aston Villa and Watford below them I make them a win away from safety. They are more likely to get that victory at Norwich on Saturday than against Manchester United tonight, with the visitors another side that has had a decent restart and motivated by the vicious scrap for European qualification in which they find themselves, but I wouldn’t put it past them. They are, after all, unbeaten at home against Manchester United since April 1982 (with four wins and a draw since then).

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  • Tue, 30 Jun 2020 21:14:16 +0000: Manchester United coast past Brighton thanks to Bruno Fernandes' double - Brighton & Hove Albion | The Guardian

    This is how Ole Gunnar Solskjær intends to restore Manchester United to former glories. The road back to the top of the Premier League is long and it is impossible to say that United will be challenging for the title next season, given the ridiculous levels of Liverpool’s current superiority. But a Bruno Fernandes-inspired performance on the south coast brought that most precious of commodities – hope.

    It is what routinely kills supporters and goodness knows there have been false dawns for United in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson was manager. But with Fernandes roaming with menace behind a pacy and dangerous front three – in which the 18-year-old Mason Greenwood was the star turn – and Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic providing the control in the centre of the pitch, it was an evening when United made a statement.

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  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:38:04 +0000: Baldock signs new Brighton contract - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Brighton & Hove Albion | BBC
    Brighton striker Sam Baldock agrees a new three-year contract with the club to run until the summer of 2020.
  • Fri, 16 Jun 2017 17:34:52 +0000: Keeper Ryan joins Brighton in club record - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Brighton & Hove Albion | BBC
    Brighton and Hove Albion sign Australia goalkeeper Mathew Ryan from Valencia for an undisclosed club-record fee.
  • Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:05 +0000: Premier League fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Brighton & Hove Albion | BBC
    Find out your club's full fixture list for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
  • Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:30:04 +0000: Sidwell signs new Brighton contract - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Brighton & Hove Albion | BBC
    Brighton midfielder Steve Sidwell signs a new one-year contract with the newly-promoted Premier League club.
  • Tue, 30 May 2017 14:02:01 +0000: Bong agrees one-year Brighton contract - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Brighton & Hove Albion | BBC
    Defender Gaetan Bong agrees a new one-year contact with Brighton who were promoted to the Premier League this season.

 

Brighton FC

Brighton & Hove Albion

General Description:

Brighton & Hove Albion was established and founded in 1901.

The Football Club Manager is: Chris Hughton

The Official Website is: http://www.seagulls.co.uk

The Club Address is as follows:
American Express Community Stadium
Village Way
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BN1 9BL
Tel: 0344 324 6282
Fax: 01273 878238
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Goal Scorers for 2016 – 2017

17 Glenn MURRAY Striker 23 23 0
11 Anthony KNOCKAERT Midfielder 15 15 0
10 Tomer HEMED Striker 14 11 3
9 Sam BALDOCK Striker 12 11 1
15 Jamie MURPHY Striker 4 2 2
20 Solly MARCH Striker 3 3 0
5 Lewis DUNK Defender 2 2 0
6 Dale STEPHENS Midfielder 2 2 0
22 Shane DUFFY Defender 2 2 0
7 Beram KAYAL Midfielder 1 0 1
4 Uwe HUENEMEIER Defender 1 1 0
29 Richie TOWELL Defender 1 0 1
14 Steve SIDWELL Midfielder 1 1 0
12 Sebastien POCOGNOLI Defender 1 1 0