Brighton & Hove Albion come a Propper at Old Trafford

Posted On 10 Nov 2019 at 4:30 pm

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Albion lost out in a unique situation at Old Trafford.

The Seagulls were six places ahead of United in the Premier League at kick off.

No team that has ever occupied 92nd place in the Football League has ever been as high.

A goal from Andreas Pereira on 17 minutes, which took a huge deflection off Dale Stephens, put United in front.

Not too long after, under pressure, a mix up between Davy Propper and Mat Ryan saw the Dutchman put the ball in his own net and, after a VAR check, United were confirmed as being 2-0 ahead.

Albion had four players booked in the first half – Stephens, Martin Montoya, Lewis Dunk and Dan Burn.

Dunk pulled a goal back for Albion in the second half from a Solly March corner.

But Marcus Rashford put the game to bed five minutes later.

Rashford missed a couple of sitters and Propper became Albion’s fifth booking late on.

So Albion lose in the Premier League at Old Trafford and drop to 11th in the table.

If you told someone that would happen in 1999, the men in white coats might have knocked on your door.

Albion take on the recently impressive Leicester City at the Amex on Saturday 23 November at 3pm.


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