Man Utd won at least thanks to an own goal

Avatar of Nick John By Nick John Dec31,2023 #least #thanks
Man Utd won at least thanks to an own goal 0
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Ashley Young was happy to help Man Utd get all three points

Goal: Dunk 66′ (own goal)

Man Utd stopped the downward psychological momentum after losing 0-1 to Basel in midweek with a minimal victory over Brighton.

The home team at Old Trafford completed their goal of getting three points, but the way they overcame Brighton was unconvincing.

Man Utd won at least thanks to an own goal

Man Utd achieved their goal of winning three points but their victory was unconvincing

The Portuguese coach kept the same lineup from the 4-1 win over Newcastle a week ago, with the attacking trio of Anthony Martial, Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford playing behind Romelu Lukaku.

In the first 45 minutes, the red shirt team controlled the ball nearly 65%, launched three more shots than their opponents, but most of them were not dangerous.

Man Utd’s main attack in the first half was to turn the wing and head.

Man Utd won at least thanks to an own goal

Man Utd’s most dangerous situation in the first half was Lukaku’s close-range header and Pogba’s rebound afterward.

The home team’s most significant situation came in the last minute of the first half.

Brighton were proactive with their play, and it was the away team that surprised Man Utd at the beginning of the second half by rising high and creating threats towards David De Gea’s goal.

Mourinho was impatient on the touchline and he sent Zlatan Ibrahimovic to replace Mata, who did not stand out in more than an hour on the field.

Man Utd won at least thanks to an own goal

Ashley Young’s lucky finish

Man Utd won at least thanks to an own goal

… and the emotional goal celebration of the British veteran

Starting from a corner kick on the right wing, the ball was not cleared decisively by the away team.

There was a goal, but Man Utd’s attack was not brighter, despite Mourinho adding Henrik Mkhitaryan to the field.

The opponent is unlucky, but Man Utd is no better.

Man Utd won at least thanks to an own goal

Ibrahimovic has not had any goals since recovering from injury

With a minimum win, Man Utd temporarily shortened the gap with Man City to five points.

Squad

Man Utd: De Gea, Valencia, Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Matic, Pogba, Mata (Ibrahimovic 62′), Martial (Mkhitaryan 71′), Rashford (Fellaini 80′), Lukaku.

Brighton: Ryan, Bruno, Bong, Dunk, Duffy, Stephens, Knockaert, Gross (Brown 88′), Propper, Murray (Herned 75′), March (Izquierdo 75′).

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