Man Utd 2 Brighton 1 LIVE REACTION: Greenwood grabs winner as Rashford gets equaliser after Welbeck scores for Seagulls

MANCHESTER UNITED have BEATEN Brighton after coming from one goal down thanks to Mason Greenwood's winner.

Brighton had taken the lead after an outstanding first half performance thanks to Danny Welbeck's header, but Marcus Rashford equalised before Greenwood snatched a late winner.

United are now 11 points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham after teams around them – other than leaders Man City – dropped points this weekend.

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  • Kostas Lianos

    PERFECT TEEN

    Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood has been very impressive ever since his promotion to the senior squad in 2018.

    Greenwood has scored 12 Premier League goals already throughout his short stint with United.

    Only Marcus Rashford and club legend Wayne Rooney have netted more as teenagers.

    Still plenty of time for Greenwood to beat them as he turns 20 in October

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    UPDATED TABLE

    Manchester United have reduced the enormous deficit that separates them from rivals Manchester City and first place.

    United are 14 points behind Pep Guardiola's high-fliers and four above fourth-placed Leicester.

    Brighton are still 16th in the Premier League table with a six points separating them from the relegation zone.

    The Seagulls are not out of the woods yet but have created a comfortable distance between them and Fulham

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    STATS

    Manchester United dominated 58 per cent of possession throughout the encounter.

    United endured a poor first half that saw them failing to record a single shot on target since 2019.

    But the Red Devils bounced back in the second half and produced a total of 15 shots, seven of which were on target.

    Brighton got a total of five shots, three of which were on target

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    FT: MAN UTD 2-1 BRIGHTON

    Manchester United beat Brighton at Old Trafford thanks to a late winner by Mason Greenwood.

    The Seagulls opened the scoring after only 13 minutes with former United star Danny Welbeck, who picked up a cross by Neal Maupay and got a header that was saved by Dean Henderson but the ball bounced back off the striker to go behind the hosts' net.

    Following a poor first half, the Red Devils picked up the pace and got an equaliser on 62 minutes when Bruno Fernandes' brilliant run led to a pass to Marcus Rashford who beat Robert Sanchez with a fine right-footed shot.

    Brighton protested for a penalty soon after when Welbeck appeared to have been floored by United captain Harry Maguire but VAR replays show the centre-back may have just eased the former England international off the ball.

    The hosts got their winner just seven minutes before full-time when Fernandes' cross from the left flank found Paul Pogba inside the box and his awkward volley led to a diving header by Greenwood that sent the ball to the back of Sanchez's net

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    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    AND THAT'S FULL-TIME AT OLD TRAFFORD!!!!!

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    MAN UTD 2-1 BRIGHTON

    90+4 Brighton and United captains Dunk and Maguire get into a little argument following a free-kick down the Red Devils' end.

    But they quickly calm down and play resumes

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    MAN UTD 2-1 BRIGHTON

    90+2 And here's how Greenwood may have given United the win.

    An excellent effort by the youngster following a beautiful cross by Fernandes

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    MAN UTD 2-1 BRIGHTON

    90 Four more minutes of stoppage time to go until full-time.

    Brighton are trying a last-ditch effort to equalise but United stand strong

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    MAN UTD 2-1 BRIGHTON

    89 YELLOW CARD

    Greenwood gets booked shortly after his goal for a clumsy challenge

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    MAN UTD 2-1 BRIGHTON

    88 SUBSTITUTION

    Brighton make a couple of changes as Zeqiri comes on for Lallana and Jahanbakhsh takes Moder's place.

    Pogba also made way for McTominay earlier on

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    MAN UTD 2-1 BRIGHTON

    86 That was Greenwood's second goal in the Premier League this season.

    But the United wonderkid is gaining a lot of experience and you can bet we will see a lot more from him next season

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    MAN UTD 2-1 BRIGHTON

    83 Greenwood turns things around for United close to full-time.

    Fernandes gets the ball down the left flank and produces a beautiful cross towards Pogba who tries an awkward volley.

    The Frenchman's effort bounces on the pitch and that leads to a diving header by Greenwood who gets it past Sanchez and White fails to clear it off the line

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    GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!

    UNITED TURN THINGS AROUND WITH GREENWOOD!!!!!!

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    MAN UTD 1-1 BRIGHTON

    82 SIBSTITUTION

    United manager Solskjaer takes Cavani off the pitch following a rather underwhelming performance and replaces him with Van de Beek

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    MAN UTD 1-1 BRIGHTON

    80 CHANCE

    Fernandes tries a long-range curling effort but Sanchez picks it up comfortably this time.

    United are so dangerous in the last few minutes and are barely giving Brighton any room to breathe

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    MAN UTD 1-1 BRIGHTON

    80 United are still pushing for a second following Rashford's beautiful equaliser.

    But none of it would have happened without Fernandes' exquisite run

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    MAN UTD 1-1 BRIGHTON

    77 CHANCE!

    United come close to a double with Fernandes' shot that forces an awkward save from Sanchez.

    The ball rolls invitingly towards Greenwood who scoops it just inches over the bar

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    MAN UTD 1-1 BRIGHTON

    77 Rashford should remember tonight's goal against Brighton forever.

    That is because he just scored more goals than United legend Beckham!

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    MAN UTD 1-1 BRIGHTON

    75 Here's the earlier incident that Brighton players claimed was a penalty.

    But it is deemed that Maguire has just eased Welbeck off the ball

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    MAN UTD 1-1 BRIGHTON

    73 SUBSTITUTION

    United make their first change as James replaces their scorer Rashford.

    The striker goes down the tunnel for some treatment following this precautionary substitution

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    MAN UTD 1-1 BRIGHTON

    70 PENALTY SHOUT

    Mac Allister finds Maupay down the left flank with a superb cross and he then tries a pass towards Welbeck who is inside the box.

    The ex-United star goes down after some contact with Maguire.

    Referee Dean is instructed by VAR to halt play so that they can check the incident out.

    Turns out there is no penalty there!

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    MAN UTD 1-1 BRIGHTON

    69 CHANCE

    Fred tries a long-range shot that gets a deflection and just misses Sanchez's crossbar.

    United have been much livelier in the last few minutes and are making a strong case for a second goal

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    67 YELLOW CARD

    White gets booked for holding on to the ball and slowing the game down.

    Cavani also went into the book for dissent moments after Rashford's strike as he claims Veltman should have been cautioned for bringing Fernandes down

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