Manchester United came from behind for the second time this season against Brighton to claim a scarcely merited victory over Graham Potter’s side that was not without controversy.
Manchester United defeat Brighton
Mason Greenwood’s first Premier League goal for four months was enough to win it in the end and seal a victory that takes United another significant step closer to Champions League qualification after defeats for rivals Leicester and Chelsea this weekend.
Yet this was a game that bore many similarities to Brighton’s 3-2 defeat in the reverse fixture in September when United struggled to convince for long periods but were eventually able to creep over the line, in part thanks to a contentious VAR call.
Brighton had a great first half and took the lead through Welbeck, who headed in the rebound after seeing his first effort saved by Henderson after Greenwood hit the post.
Rashford then pulled one back for United with a low shot into the far bottom corner, and Greenwood headed in the winner in the 83rd winner after latching onto Pogba’s scuffed volley.
United move four points above Leicester in third and are now unbeaten in their last 10 league games.