The results of Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion in the 2021-2022 Premier League are known. After going through 90 minutes of the match at Old Trafford Stadium on Wednesday (16/2/2022) early morning WIB, Manchester United won 2-0 over Brighton & Hove Albion.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored Manchester United’s winning goals in the 51st minute and Bruno Fernandes in the 90+7 minute. Thanks to this victory, Manchester United moved up to fourth place in the 2021-2022 Premier League standings with 43 points, two points ahead of West Ham United in fifth place.
Manchester United have been in trouble since the duel was played. They were pressured despite playing at their own headquarters, Old Trafford.
Ralf Rangnick’s team failed to win the duel to dominate possession until the 30th minute. However, fortunately they still managed to survive well so as not to concede.
Let alone dominate possession of the ball. Passes from foot to foot alone often fail due to poor accuracy. Therefore, the opportunities obtained are very minimal.
In fact, they fielded the best players such as Bruno Fernandes and Cristiano Ronaldo as interpreters. However, Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t get the spoiled ball to score the differentiating goal in the first half.
On the other hand, Brighton who dominated from the start of the half also struggled in terms of finishing. The score of the glasses became a decoration at the break of the first half.
After halftime, Manchester United began to find his game. They appeared more attacking after being overwhelmed by pressure from the visitors in the first half.
They were finally able to break the deadlock. Starting from the action of Scott McTominay who provided feedback into the forbidden box, Cristiano Ronaldo was finally able to score a goal in the 51st minute.
Not long after, luck immediately sided with the home team. Lewis Dunk was sent off for his tackle on Anthony Elanga, which made Manchester United’s game more flexible.
The Red Devils who were superior in number of players were able to turn things around. Now it’s their turn to spread threats through attacking games. However, the limp Brighton is also still very dangerous on the counter-attack.
Unfortunately, the Red Devils are still faced with the same disease. Their front line was blunt despite getting a series of spoiled opportunities.
However, in injury time, Bruno Fernandes was able to score a killer goal in the 90+7 minute. A 2-0 victory was able to bring Manchester United up to fourth place in the 2021-2022 Premier League standings.
The following is the line-up for Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion:
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Fred (Pogba 73′); Jadon Sancho (Telles 80′), Bruno Fernandes, Anthony Elanga (Rashford 79′); Cristiano Ronaldo.
Coach: Ralf Rangnick
Brighton & Hove Abion (4-3-1-2): Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Marc Cucurella; Pascal Gross (Alzate 60′), Yves Bissouma, Alexis Mac Allister; Jakub Moder; Neal Maupay (Welbeck 70′), Leandro Trossard (Lamptey 60′).
Coach: Graham Potter