Premier League: Brighton Stun Favourites Manchester United

Manchester United suffered the first shock result of the new Premier League season after they were beaten 3-2 by Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday evening.

Brighton were good value for the win, which was the first of the new league campaign.

Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy gave the Seagulls a shock 2-0 lead inside two first half minutes before the Red Devils were handed a route when Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku halved the deficit for Manchester United in the 34th minute.

Brighton’s response to the strike from Lukaku was almost instant after Pascal Gross tucked away a third goal from the penalty spot just before the halftime interval following Eric Bailly’s tackle on him in the Manchester United box.

Chris Hughton and his players thereafter kept Manchester United at bay until added time when centre referee Kevin Friend awarded a penalty to the three-time European champions following Shane Duffy’s foul on Marouane Fellaini.

Paul Pogba scored the resulting penalty for his second successive strike from the spot but it proved mere consolation for Manchester United who were beaten 3-2 by Brighton.

It was their second consecutive league loss at the Amex Stadium following their 1-0 defeat to the Seagulls at the same match venue last season.