That almost backfired again, but in the end there was the longed-for liberation: (NEWS: All current information on the Premier League)
Team manager Ralf Rangnick has jumped to a Champions League place in the Premier League with Manchester United.
After two previous league games without a win, the Red Devils held their ground 2-0 (0-0) in the catch-up game against Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday evening and have now ousted West Ham United in fifth place with 43 points.
However, Manchester again owed a lot and had several times not to concede the compensation.
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It was the superstar’s first goal since December. Bruno Fernandes only increased in injury time (90 + 7). (DATA: Premier League table)
In an interview with BBC Sport, Rangnick said after the final whistle: “The first half was Mr. Hyde, the second half was Dr. Jekyll – and for a change the result was different. In the end it was important to get the three points. Brighton were very confident – we had to take more risks in the second half and that paid off.”
Brighton had to play outnumbered from the 54th minute after a red card against defender Lewis Dunk because of an emergency brake.
The visitors from the south of England had the best chance in an uneventful first half, but goalkeeper David de Gea saved his team from falling behind with a brilliant save (39′).
With Sports Information Service (SID)