• Manchester United Lose Away At Brighton After Late Mac Allister Penalty

Manchester United let a point slide late in the game against Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex stadium on Thursday night.

The game started for United with an early chance for Antony, after being played through by Bruno Fernandes. The Brazilian could only fire wide. Two minutes later, Mitoma had a clear chance after intercepting an under-hit pass from Victor Lindelöf to Aaron Wan Bissaka.

The Japanese winger had the option to square the ball to Enciso who would have had a clear shot at goal, but he was a bit selfish and his effort was denied by David De Gea.

The Japanese had another chance to curl one into the bottom right corner, but his effort was far from accurate. Six minutes before half-time, Martial’s quick one-two with Fred created a chance for the Frenchman inside the Bighton box, but his shot was straight at Brighton goalkeeper Jason Steele.

Manchester United carved out a few half chances early in the second half, but Brighton’s Solly March came the closest in the 86th minutes with his effort flying just over the post. Brighton had the momentum in the final minutes of the game and that created a series of attempts in Manchester United’s box.

The Late Drama – Brighton 1-0 Manchester United

Brighton 1-0 Manchester United - Match Report

The late drama came in the final minutes of added time. After a quick review, referee Andre Marriner saw that the ball struck the arm of Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, and he awarded the home side a penalty.

Alexis Mac Allister scoring the penalty against Manchester United.  - Brighton 1-0 Manchester United - Match Report
Brighton 1-0 Manchester United – Mac Allister scoring the winning penalty.

World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister converted the penalty expertly to hand Brighton all three points.

A blow for Manchester United in their bid to secure a top 4 finish. The Red Devils are now just 4 points ahead of Liverpool in 5th, although the Merseyside club have played one game more.

For Brighton, it is the perfect result, and it puts them 4 points behind Liverpool in 5th, despite playing two games less than Jürgen Klopp’s side.

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