Erik Ten Hag’s debut is tarnished, the Red Devils lose 1-2

Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion results in the 2022-2023 Premier League

MANCHESTER – Manchester United against Brighton & Hove Albion in the inaugural week of the 2022-2023 Premier League. This match took place at Old Trafford, Sunday (7/8/2022), night WIB.

The match was fierce from the first minute. Finally, Manchester United lost 1-2 to Brighton & Hove Albion. This defeat marred Erik Ten Hag’s debut in the Premier League.

The course of the match

First round

At the beginning of the first half, Manchester United tried to dominate the game. Erik Ten Hag’s squad spread threats through Scott McTominay’s hard kick, but the ball was still blocked.

This condition makes Brighton & Hove Albion try to get out of the pressure. Entering the 10th minute, The Seagull threatened Manchester United’s goal through Danny Welbeck’s penetration.

Not only that, Leandro Trossard and Pascal Gross were no less aggressive in threatening the Red Devils defense. However, their efforts could be anticipated by Harry Maguire and colleagues.

In the 30th minute, Brighton launched a fast attack. Welbeck was observed to be free from the offside trap by the Manchester United defense.

As a result, the former Arsenal player was successful in sending a mature pass into the middle of the penalty box. The pass was met with a powerful Pascal Gross (30′) kick that brought Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 up.

After nine minutes, Manchester United conceded again. Pascal Gross (39′) for the second time left David De Gea helpless. Manchester United also trailed 0-2 from Brighton & Hove Albion when the first half ended.

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Second round

In the second half, Manchester United immediately stepped on the gas. Even so, some of the Red Devils’ attacks have not produced results.

In the 53rd minute, Erik Ten Hag entered Cristiano Ronaldo to add to the pounding power. The result is quite sweet, Ronaldo became the main attack motor for the Red Devils.

Marcus Rashford also got a golden opportunity after receiving Ronaldo’s pass, but his shot still hit Robert Sanchez.

Entering the 70th minute, the waves of Manchester United’s attacks are getting more massive. As a result, Manchester United could narrow the gap because Alex Mac Allister (73 ‘) committed an own goal.

After the goal, Manchester United tried to equalize. However, some opportunities have not been maximized by Cristiano Ronaldo and colleagues.

No additional goals were created until the referee blew the long whistle signaling the game was over. Manchester United also lost 1-2 to Brighton & Hove Albion. This is Brighton & Hove Albion’s first win at Old Trafford.

Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion line-up:

Manchester United (4-2-3-1): David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw (Malacia 90′), Scott McTominay (Van de Beek 78′), Fred (Ronaldo 53′), Jadon Sancho (Elanga 90′), Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes (Garnacho 90′), Marcus Rashford.

Coach: Erik Ten Hag

Brighton & Hove Albion (3-4-2-1): Robert Sanchez, Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Solly March (Collwill 90+1′), Alex Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo, Leandro Trossard (Lamptey 75′) , Pascal Gross, Adam Lallana (Mwepu 75′), Danny Welbeck (Undav 90+5’).

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Coach: Graham Potter


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