Manchester United’s victorious Old Trafford series continued with the help of an own goal
Manchester United made the sixth consecutive victory at Old Trafford since the start of the Premier League season after winning 1-0 over Brighton. Lewis Dunk’s own goal in the 66th minute brought the three points of the “red devils” that came close to five points behind Manchester City’s leader who was tomorrow at Huddersfield. Host manager Jose Mourinho bet on the same team that beat Newcastle a week ago. This meant Paul Pogba was again a champion, and Marciail, Rashford and Lukaku began to attack. Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Roche stayed on the bench.
Solis March starts for guests at the expense of Jose Ischirdo. The guests stayed pretty well on the Old Trafford field in the first 45 minutes, defending themselves steadily, but also boldly attacking the first 20 minutes. At the beginning, Noker scored well on the right, but instead of shooting, he decided to center and shove the ball out. Gross kicks right into De Hae’s hands of about 15 meters. In the second half of the United side put pressure, but the hosts did not seriously hamper Matthew Ryan. Lucaku made several head shots. In the 39th minute, centimeters did not reach Murray to detect a free-kicking goal and find the result. At the very end of the part, the “red devils” created the greatest danger. Lukaku knocked Rashford’s center-forward, firing close to his head, but Ryan slapped the goal. Pugba added, but the guest’s guard again intervened brilliantly and rescued.
The second half started in the same way – the guests played with self-confidence, and the creativity in the long-range attack of the “red devils” was completely absent. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who replaced Juan Matta, appeared in the 63rd minute.
In the 66th minute the hosts reached a goal with a great deal of luck. The Corner front door was initially cleared, but the ball reached Young, who shot from the border of the penalty area. There was a ricochet at Dunk’s foot, which significantly changed the ball trajectory and it entered the upper right corner. It was disputed when the corner kick, from which the naked situation occurred. The event was eventually recorded as Lewis Dunk’s own goal.
Very soon after the goal, Lucaqua could double, but his head shot over the crossbar.
The guests organized a few good attacks in search of an equalizer, but the final pass was missing.
In the 82nd minute, Smiling fired dangerously with his head, and three minutes later, Duffy headed a foul, but the ball went sideways. At the end, Ibrahimovic and Lukaku scored a good double, but the Swedes’ shot was not accurate.
It was the 38th match without losing to Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have 29 points, while Brighton is 16.