EFL Cup : Manchester United Vs Brighton Match Preview, Line Up, Live Info

Manchester United Vs Brighton
Manchester United
(EFL Cup)
12.15 AM IST (UTC +5:30)
   Falmer Stadium

Full Time
Man Of The Match - Juan Mata
Manchester United
Manchester United XI:
Henderson, Dalot, Lindelof, Bailly, Williams, Fred, McTominay, Van de Beek, Mata, James, Ighalo.
Brighton XI:
Steele, White, Dunk, Mac Allister, Gross, Jahanbakhsh, Bernardo, Burn, Veltman, Gyokeres, Molumby.

Match Preview

Four days after playing out an instant Premier League classic, Brighton & Hove Albion and Manchester United renew acquaintances in an EFL Cup fourth round tie at the Amex Stadium on Wednesday night.

The first episode of the quickfire double-header between these two sides has done a good job to whet the appetite for the sequel as Manchester United ran out 3-2 winners in incredible circumstances.

The dust has barely settled on the extraordinary events of the Premier League meeting between these two sides at the weekend as the same teams prepare to do battle at the same location in the EFL Cup.

The prospect of the same spectacle occurring seems unlikely after Saturday's showdown immediately went down as one of the most action-packed, controversial and dramatic contests in Premier League history.

Brighton hit the woodwork on no fewer than five separate occasions and had 18 shots overall, whereas United managed only three shots on target throughout the game but crucially scored with all of them.

The Seagulls thought that they had rescued a deserved equaliser when they levelled things up in the 95th minute, but a contentious penalty awarded via VAR after the final whistle had gone allowed Bruno Fernandes to seal victory in the 100th minute.

Brighton may have come away from the match cruelly denied any points, but at the very least they will have gained confidence heading into this contest, safe in the knowledge that a repeat performance would likely end up in a different result this time around.

It was by no means a one-off either; Graham Potter's side have made an encouraging start to the campaign despite losing two of their three league games so far, with those defeats coming at home to Chelsea and Man United.

Between those results Brighton won three games on the bounce by an aggregate scoreline of 9-0 across all competitions, including EFL Cup victories over Portsmouth and Preston North End to reach this stage for the first time since 2014-15.

The Seagulls have only made it further than the fourth round of this competition once in their history, though, and that came all the way back in 1978-79.

United's pedigree in the League Cup is much more impressive with only Liverpool and Manchester City having lifted the trophy more often, although the gap between these two clubs is arguably as close now as it has ever been.

Saturday's thriller was perhaps proof of that, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be telling his side that they will need to play better this time around if they are to progress into the fifth round, having admitted that they "got away with one" at the weekend.

While that very recent trip to the Amex was their first Premier League win of the campaign following their opening-day defeat to Crystal Palace, United were victorious against Luton Town in the last round to set up this match.

Indeed, the Red Devils are now unbeaten in their last 15 away games across all competitions, stretching all the way back to their January defeat at Anfield..

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