EPL: BHAFC vs Man Utd





Manchester United will be looking to make their mark in the Premier League in the second round this Saturday as they host Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium. Both teams beat Championship opponents away at the EFL Cup in midweek, but they had contrast fortunes in their most recent matches as Brighton beat Newcastle United and Man United lost to Crystal Palace on home yard.

Brighton will enter this match with confidence, at least when they have won 2 of their three Premier League home games against United. Corresponding schedule last season was exceptional as United comfortably won 3-0, but it was their first win over Brighton since 1982 and the Seagulls entered this weekend's clash with style goodness. Brighton started their campaign with a 3-1 home defeat, but they still impressed in that match against Chelsea and have since won 3 consecutive wins with an overall score of 9-0. EFL Cup wins over Portsmouth and Preston won 3-0 over Newcastle last weekend, which saw Neal Maupay score twice in the first 7 minutes before Aaron Connolly closed the match.

After a disappointing summer in the transfer market and off-pitch headlines for the wrong reasons surrounding a few of their key players, Manchester United should have been desperate to get off to a positive start. when their Premier League campaign belatedly began last weekend. A 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace only increased the tight scrutiny of United's summer deals and undermined hopes of closing the gap to the top 2 after finishing in place 3rd last season. This is only the third time Man United lost its opening match in the Premier League, and this is also the first time Palace has scored more than 2 goals in the past 40 games, unraveling the Red Devils' defensive options. A few controversial VAR calls - first to give Palace a penalty and then to order it back is a bit unfair, Although the third goal of Palace left Red Quyen empty. The results are only adding to the pressure to return this weekend, especially as Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Arsenal attend 3 of their next four matches after this. United clinched their first away win of the season at Luton Town in midweek, having won 3-0 in a score adorned with late goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. That win was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 50th as Manchester United manager in all competitions - a milestone he achieved faster than Sir Alex Ferguson or Sir Matt Busby. Chelsea and Arsenal attend 3 of their next 4 matches after this match. United clinched their first away win of the season at Luton Town in midweek, having won 3-0 in a score adorned with late goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. That win was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 50th as Manchester United manager in all competitions - a milestone he achieved faster than Sir Alex Ferguson or Sir Matt Busby. Chelsea and Arsenal attend 3 of their next 4 matches after this match. United clinched their first away win of the season at Luton Town in midweek, having won 3-0 in a score adorned with late goals from Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. That win was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's 50th as Manchester United manager in all competitions - a milestone he achieved faster than Sir Alex Ferguson or Sir Matt Busby.




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