Manchester, 19 September 2023 – English football again presented exciting drama at Old Trafford last weekend. The favorite Manchester United had to suffer a crushing 1-3 defeat by the visiting team, Brighton & Hove Albion. This was the Red Devils’ first defeat at home this season and also destroyed the good record they had built over the last few years.
The excitement on the green field started from the first minute when Brighton put high pressure on the hosts. Sources in the Brighton team said that this strategy had been carefully designed to disrupt the rhythm of play that Manchester United had been relying on.
“When we spoke in the team meeting, we knew we had to apply high pressure at the start of the match. Manchester United is a strong team when they are given time and space to play. So, we tried to disrupt their playing pattern from the start,” said an anonymous source. from Brighton.
This strategy has paid off. Brighton managed to open the scoring in the 12th minute through a goal scored by Neal Maupay. After that, Manchester United tried to recover, but they had difficulty penetrating the solid defense shown by Brighton.
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In the second half, Brighton became more threatening. They managed to add two more goals, each scored by Leandro Trossard in the 58th minute and Adam Webster in the 74th minute. A consolation goal for the hosts only came in the 86th minute through Mason Greenwood’s action.
The Manchester United manager, frustrated with his team’s performance, called the match a “difficult day.” He also admitted that Brighton performed better and deserved to win.
Meanwhile, Manchester United’s record at Old Trafford which has lasted for several years has now been destroyed. Prior to this defeat, the Red Devils had not lost at their home ground in the last 29 matches. This defeat was a major blow for the team which was trying to compete for the Premier League title.
Even though this defeat surprised many parties, Brighton was certainly happy with the result. Brighton manager, Graham Potter, said that this victory was the result of the whole team’s hard work.
“We came here determined to play as well as possible, and the players did their job very well. This is a big win for our club,” said Potter.
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This match will be a valuable lesson for Manchester United, who will try to quickly recover in the upcoming matches. On the other hand, Brighton & Hove Albion will try to maintain their impressive performance and continue to enliven the competition at the top of the Premier League.
This surprising defeat will certainly be a hot topic of conversation for football fans around the world. For Manchester United fans, the big question is: can their favorite team rise and thwart the ambitions of other clubs in the race for the title? Only time will tell.