Brighton & Hove Albion, the last away team to win at Old Trafford in the Premier League, ended Manchester United’s 31-game home unbeaten streak with a stunning 3-1 victory.
Coming off a three-match winning streak in league matchups, Brighton approached their European debut with confidence. Manchester United, undefeated in 31 home games across all competitions, began strongly, with Marcus Rashford testing Jason Steele early on.
However, the Seagulls gained momentum, pressing high and took the lead in the 20th minute. Simon Adingra’s clever ball found Adam Lallana, who deftly allowed Danny Welbeck to score, marking Brighton’s 16th consecutive away league match with a goal.
Despite falling behind, United responded with Rashford posing a threat, but his deflected shot hit the woodwork. A disallowed goal before halftime added to their frustration, and Brighton capitalized, extending their lead through Pascal Groß.
As United pushed forward, João Pedro sealed the victory with a sublime strike from the edge of the box. Hannibal Mejbri later scored for United, but it was merely a consolation. This loss marked United’s third defeat in five league games, while Brighton climbed into the top three after an impressive performance.
Brighton’s 3-1 win shattered Manchester United’s home unbeaten record, propelling Brighton into the top three in the league.