Brighton & Hove Albion thrashed a woeful Manchester United 4-0 on the Amex Stadium on Saturday to formally rule United out of the working for a Champions League place subsequent season.
Ralf Rangnick’s facet put up little-to-no battle from the whistle, and went a objective down early when Moises Caicedo opened the scoring for Brighton.
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The hosts had been unfortunate to not go forward by extra earlier than the break however carved up United within the second half with objectives from Marc Cucurella, Pascal Gross and Leandro Trossard.
United have now conceded extra objectives than in every other league marketing campaign, with the defeat guaranteeing their worst Premier League-era factors tally.
The win was Brighton’s first at dwelling since Boxing Day and places them ninth within the desk as they appear to safe their first-ever top-half end within the Premier League, whereas United stay sixth.
Brighton obtained off to a high-quality begin and had been rewarded after quarter-hour when Caicedo opened the scoring with a medical end via Victor Lindelof‘s legs.
The hosts had been unfortunate to not double their lead simply earlier than the break when Danny Welbeck pounced on Raphael Varane‘s scuffed clearance with David de Gea off his line. Nonetheless, the previous England worldwide lifted his try agonisingly over the bar.
Rangnick switched issues up after half time, bringing on Fred and Edinson Cavani rather than Anthony Elanga and Nemanja Matic however this didn’t forestall Brighton discovering a second on 49 minutes via Cucurella. The Spaniard picked up a Leandro Trossard cross in house, drilling the ball previous De Gea and into the roof of the online.
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Pascal Gross added a 3rd on 57 minutes from a wonderfully labored hyperlink of play that began with Roberto Sanchez from the again and ended with the German flicking the ball into the bottom-right nook after Cucurella and Trossard labored it up the pitch.
United’s collapse was evident as Brighton made it 4 simply three minutes later, with Trossard bundling in from shut vary after Diogo Dalot initially cleared a Welbeck chip off the road.
United seemed to have scored a comfort on 72 minutes when Harry Maguire headed the ball goalwards for Cavani to poke within the ball, however the ahead was deemed to be offside and the objective was disallowed to go away Brighton with a clear sheet.