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Manchester United Vs Brighton Live Updates

The latest Manchester United vs Brighton football live update reveals the result‚ with the hosts winning 2-0 at Old Trafford. The Seagulls were boosted by Bruno Fernandes' goal‚ although they will have to do better than that to make the game interesting. Thomas Partey is likely to miss out with an ankle injury‚ while Kieran Tierney will most likely be out for the season.

Manchester United beat Brighton 2-0 at Old Trafford

With the game 0-0‚ Man Utd were ahead when the teams switched ends‚ with the away team making a late change in the second half. In this game‚ Brighton dominated possession but failed to make any real impact. Brighton had a number of chances to take the lead and deservedly missed a penalty when David de Gea saved a header by Jadon Sancho. Both teams started the game well‚ but hardly looked ready to win. United's hapless start has become a common theme lately‚ as they have started well before fading to grey. Brighton‚ meanwhile‚ had started badly and looked destined to remain bad. Until halftime‚ the Seagulls had looked the better team‚ but two quick goals by Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes took the game away from them. In a positive sign for Rangnick‚ Manchester United's players are more determined than ever. They will be encouraged by their pressing game - both goals were scored after winning back the ball from the opposition. After three successive defeats‚ Ralf Rangnick has urged the team to keep pushing. Despite the defeat‚ the side has won just one game in ninety minutes under Rangnick. Cristiano Ronaldo's goal ended a six-game goal drought - and he proved to be a crucial difference. The Portugal international took advantage of a Brighton error to set up his goal - a superb move despite the fact that he has been in poor form in front of goal. In fact‚ the Portuguese striker's goal remained his first in a Champions League game.

Bruno Fernandes scores for Seagulls

The first half of the Premier League encounter is underway. Arsenal are leading by one goal to nil with three minutes to play. Brighton had started brightly but their defence slacked off at times. They gave up possession and sent bodies forward in an attempt to score a penalty. However‚ the home side's pressure finally paid off as Bruno Fernandes raced from his own half to score the winner. The home side are now four points behind their London rivals and could still go top if they win. With four games to go‚ Brighton have a huge task ahead. However‚ they are not without hope as they are fourth in the table and have games in hand on their Champions League rivals. Despite their 2-0 loss‚ Brighton look like a side that can stay in the top four. The home side are unlucky to go ahead after being reduced to ten men. Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Manchester United in the 51st minute after picking up the ball inside the Brighton half. Brighton had to endure an own goal drought as Lewis Dunk was sent off for a foul on Anthony Elanga. Both sides dominated the second half‚ but the visitors managed to hold out. Cristiano Ronaldo ended a six-game goal drought and made the difference with a stunning late goal. The Portuguese striker capitalized on a defensive error by Brighton midfielder Lewis Dunk and set up clear chances for Sancho and Fernandes before the final whistle. In the second half‚ Brighton were down to ten men but managed to hold on and take fourth place in the Premier League. With this result‚ they will qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

Thomas Partey's injury is significant

The thigh strain suffered by Thomas Partey is a major concern for the Gunners ahead of the game against Brighton. The midfielder limped off in the second half of Arsenal's 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace and has since undergone a scan. The injury is likely to rule him out of the Brighton game as well as the next two in the Premier League. Neither Arteta nor Kieran Tierney have been ruled out of the Brighton game. However‚ it is not clear how long the injury will keep Arteta out of the game. The injury to Thomas Partey is a big blow for Arsenal‚ who are already down a goal against Crystal Palace. The midfield has been feeling the effects of his absence‚ and Albert Sambi Lokonga has been tasked with filling the void. However‚ he is a far cry from the form Partey brings to the club. In addition‚ there are concerns for Kieran Tierney‚ who is expected to miss the end of the season. Partey is hopeful of returning to action on Saturday‚ but he is unlikely to feature in the full 90 minutes. The midfielder missed time earlier this year due to an injury to his thigh. In addition to missing the match‚ Partey also managed to score after 11 minutes‚ his second of the season. The striker was also instrumental in Arsenal's victory over Brighton‚ leading the club with four tackles. In addition to the two injured players‚ there are other important injuries to the Gunners. Kieran Tierney is ruled out with a serious knee injury‚ while Thomas Partey is struggling with a thigh injury. This means that Mikel Arteta will need to find an answer to their lacklustre attacking. Unlike Chelsea‚ Brighton have scored just one goal in seven games‚ and a win against Arsenal would have leapfrogged them back into the top four.

Kieran Tierney's season is likely over

The loss of Kieran Tierney is a blow to the Gunners‚ who are in the hunt for fourth place. The left winger has been a key part of Arsenal's form in recent weeks. And as a leader‚ he's seen as a valuable asset by Arteta. And with Nuno Tavares struggling to make an impact against Crystal Palace‚ it will also cause a huge headache for Arteta. The defender suffered a knee injury on international duty against Liverpool‚ but he managed to play 90 minutes in both matches. He even scored in the 1-1 draw with Poland. Previously‚ Tierney had started 14 Premier League games and played at least 90 minutes in all but one. Before that‚ however‚ he had suffered an ankle injury. Although it's uncertain how long he'll be out for‚ he's unlikely to return for the start of the new season. The Scotland international is set for surgery on his knee. A specialist will evaluate the injury and decide if it's ligament-related. If he's not able to recover in time for the World Cup play-off‚ his season is likely over. The injury will leave the club with a big hole in their midfield. Meanwhile‚ Tierney's future as a player is in doubt‚ as he is unlikely to feature in the play-off against Ukraine in June. The left back's absence could also mean that the midfielder doesn't get much time. As a result‚ he's unlikely to be fit enough for the rearranged World Cup play-off against Ukraine. Another midfielder who'll be missing a lot of games is Thomas Partey. The midfielder pulled up in the Crystal Palace game and allowed Wilfred Zaha to sneak past him. The injury to Tierney has left the club one game away from reaching the Premier League's top four.

Bernd Leno admits he feels like a pawn in Mikel Arteta's plan

It seems that the door to an Arsenal exit has been opened by the German international. After starting the season as the Gunners' number one‚ Leno has lost his starting place in the Premier League to Aaron Ramsdale in the summer. Ramsdale has since won his first England cap‚ but he has only made one Premier League appearance since being signed. Bernd Leno‚ however‚ has hinted that he may move elsewhere this summer. After just three appearances this season‚ Bernd Leno was dropped by Mikel Arteta‚ giving Aaron Ramsdale a chance to prove himself. Aaron Ramsdale was signed for PS30million in the summer and quickly established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper. The German has kept three clean sheets in his last four appearances and has been praised by Arteta for giving him the chance to play. While the Spaniard's clumsiness has made him more prone to injury‚ the German has said he is happy at Arsenal. The German has only one year remaining on his contract and has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium. Leno‚ in particular‚ wants to establish himself as the club's first-choice goalkeeper. While the German is aware of the dangers involved in letting Arteta go‚ he also believes the Spaniard will be able to prove his worth in the long-term. In a season where the club's season has been a disappointment‚ Arteta must show his class. Arteta needs to show he can be a top-four finisher to keep his job.