EPL: Brighton outclass Manchester United, Richarlison dazzles for Tottenham, other results

Brighton players [Welbeck and Adingra]celebrate after scoring against Manchester United

Brighton & Hove Albion were too hot to handle for Manchester United as they recorded a 3-1 victory to end the Red Devils’ 13-month, 20-match unbeaten run at Old Trafford on Saturday. 

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Manchester United, who started with new boy Rasmus Hojlund leading the attack, looked the better side in the opening stages of the Premier League match, but Danny Welbeck’s 20th-minute strike turned the tide.

Simon Adingra had crossed into the United box, Adam Lallana leapt over it to confuse the United defence, leaving Welbeck with an opportunity to beat Andre Onana to give Roberto De Zerbi’s men the lead.

Hojlund thought he had levelled for United in the 41st minute, but his goal was ruled out after Marcus Rashford was adjudged to have allowed the ball to roll out of play before sending it to the Danish hitman.

Pedro scored Brighton's third
Pedro scored Brighton’s third

The second half was not different for United as Brighton took off where they left off. Pachal Gross got the second in the 53rd minute after a clever feint took Lisandro Martinez out of the way. With the coast clear, the German midfielder slotted past Onana to leave the United fans demoralised in the stands.

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It turned darker for Manchester United as substitute Joao Pedro found the back of the net in the 71st minute. His beautiful shot eluded an outstretched Onana to hand Brighton their third goal of the day.

Manchester United, riddled with injuries and some controversy with Jadon Sancho and Antony, grabbed a consolation in the 73rd minute, with 20-year-old substitute Hannibal Mejbri scoring from outside the box.

Brighton are now on a run of four successive Premier League wins over their hosts, and this victory brought more boos at the final whistle, though not on anywhere near the same scale as when Hojlund was withdrawn.

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Ten Hag’s side have now conceded 10 goals in their last four games, and have also conceded more than one in four successive league matches for the first time since 1979.

Other results

Tottenham Hotspur vs Sheffield United

Richarlison celebrates
Relief; Richarlison was the hero for Tottenham

Tottenham were staring down the barrel after Sheffield scored through Gustavo Hamer in the 73rd minute. However, Brazilian forward Richarlison was the unlikely hero as he scored from an Ivan Perisic corner in the eighth minute of stoppage time. He completed a pleasant evening by assisting Dejan Kuluzevski three minutes later to earn Spurs all three points.

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West Ham vs Manchester City

Bernardo Silva
City’s Silva scored one of the goals

Manchester City came from a goal down to beat their hosts 3-1. James Ward-Prowse had put the Hammers ahead in the 36th minute before Jeremy Doku levelled in the first minute of the second half. Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland got the second and third in the 76th and 86th minutes.

Fulham vs Luton Town

Vinicus scored
Iwobi celebrates with Vinicius, who grabbed the only goal

Luton Town continued their nightmare start to their season, losing 1-0 to Fulham.

Fulham took the lead through Carlos Vinicius in the 65th minute, and it proved the winner.

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Aston Villa vs Crystal Palace

Palace players celebrate
Crystal Palace players celebrate taking the lead

Aston Villa were 3-1 winners at home. Odsonne Edouard had given the visitors the lead in the 47th minute before Jhon Duran levelled in the 87th minute.

Villa would then go on and win with two late goals through Douglas Luiz and Leon Bailey in the eighth and eleventh minutes of stoppage time.

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