To haters they will say it’s a purple patch and a weak opposition but hey I won’t even mention the win against Tottenham last weekend. We MOVE. My darling Manchester United welcomed Brighton Hove and Albion to Old Trafford, the Seagulls had the scalp of United in the reverse fixture and they deserved all the accolades they got for that win, but I always dwell on one thing when it comes to my favourite team on the face of the earth; Manchester United hardly lose ties home and away. Brighton wasn’t going to get beat Man Utd today was all I said, QED.
Marcus Rashford for me was the man on fire, he had racked up 4 goals in 5 games prior to this game and under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s (OGS) reign. The young Englishman had same number of goals in 22 games under Jose Mourinho. OGS must be good with kids. £75m pound man, Romelu Lukaku is yet to start a league game for Manchester United since the Norwegian Solskajaer took charge of the team and today was no exception.
The Red Devils got the game underway and a spell of dominance showed the game might be heading in the home team’s favor. Both sides created chances but United was the team that looked likely to score and in the 26th minute, Paul Pogba was fouled in the Brighton box and the Frenchman dusted himself up to take the spot kick. He put the ball in the top right corner to give the Red Devils the lead in the 27th minute.
The game wore on and it looked like United wanted it more. Their persistence paid off in the 42nd minute. Diogo Dalot slid a pass to Rashford who went pass a defender before firing home in wonderful style to give Manchester United a 2 nil lead.
Half time scores; Manchester United 2, Brighton nil.
United picked up from where they stopped, creating chances but not burying any of them. They had the confidence of the team that would be carting away with all 3 points. They however got a scare as the game went on conceding in the 72nd minute. The Seagulls must have thought they could leave the Theatre of Dreams with at least a point. It didn’t happen.
Game over, Manchester United won 2:1. Arsenal seem to have blown open the race for 4th position after beating Chelsea 2:0 at the Emirates. There are 15 games to go in the season with 45 points at stake, this is football, anything can happen.
For me Swedish born Manchester United center back, Victor Lindeldof was man of the match. The Red Devils have now gone 7 games without defeat since Solskjaer took charge.
Liverpool kept their hope of winning a first Premier League title alive with an exciting 4:3 win over Crystal Palace but my game of the day had to be Wolverhampton Wanderers 4:3 win over Leicester City.
Thanks for your time guys. BLESS!!!