Brighton 1-0 Man Utd: Mac Allister scores 99th-min penalty to give Albion some Wembley redemption

Alexis Mac Allister scored a 99th-minute penalty to give Brighton a well-deserved victory at home to Manchester United in what was a feisty affair.

Erik ten Hag made four changes for the Premier League visit to the south coast, bringing in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Antony and Anthony Martial.

Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Marcel Sabitzer and Jadon Sancho dropped to United’s bench.

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi, who overcame illness to be at the Amex Stadium, recalled Moises Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister, Kaoru, Mitoma and Facundo Buonanotte following Saturday’s 6-0 thrashing of Wolves.

Solly March and Deniz Undav moved to the bench, while Joel Veltman and Pascal Gross were absent from Albion’s squad.

The game remained goalless following a lively opening 45 minutes in which United had the better of the chances.

Antony fired wastefully wide after Bruno Fernandes’ pass carved open Albion’s defence inside two minutes, before Kaoru Mitoma intercepted an under-hit Victor Lindelof pass and raced clear at the other end only to thump his effort into the head of David De Gea with Julio Enciso awaiting a tap-in.

United goalkeeper De Gea was visibly shaken by the unconventional stop but was deemed fit to continue after receiving treatment.

Casemiro later headed narrowly over for Ten Hag’s side, while Brighton keeper Jason Steele produced smart saves to deny low efforts from Marcus Rashford and Martial.

Brighton snatched the lead deep into added time when Alexis Mac Allister converted from the penalty spot after Luke Shaw was penalised for handball following VAR intervention.

More to follow…

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