Brighton & Hove Albion score first goal at Old Trafford for over 36 years but narrowly lose to United
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Pascal Gross scored Albion’s first goal at Old Trafford since March 1983 but Albion lost to in-form United.
Paul Pogba put United in front from the penalty spot after a foul by Gaetan Bong.
Before United added a second, Glenn Murray had a super chance to pull the Seagulls level but didn’t catch his effort cleanly when well placed.
Marcus Rashford doubled the home side’s lead three minutes before half time.
Lewis Dunk had a chance to score for Albion before Davy Propper combined well with Gross who put Albion back in it with 18 minutes to go.
Neither team had a clear-cut chance to score again and Albion stay 13th in the Premier League.
Next Saturday (26 January) the Seagulls host West Bromwich Albion in the 4th round of the FA Cup.
Three days later – on Tuesday 29 January – Brighton return to Premier League action when they travel to Craven Cottage to face relegation-threatened Fulham who are second from bottom.