Brighton 1 – 0 Man Utd

Brighton avenged their recent FA Cup penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester United by claiming a 1-0 win thanks to Alexis Mac Allister’s dramatic stoppage-time penalty.

United, hoping to consolidate their place in the top four, were dealt a huge blow when referee Andre Marriner was sent to the pitch-side monitor in the 97th minute of an otherwise goal-shy encounter, awarding a last-gasp spot-kick for a Luke Shaw handball.

Mac Allister, roared on by a raucous Amex crowd, kept his cool expertly to thump the ball beyond the clutches of David De Gea, ensuring Brighton rise to sixth in the table, four points adrift of fifth-placed Liverpool with two games in hand.

The Seagulls’ chances of catching United and scraping into the Champions League spots remain extremely slim, with Erik ten Hag’s side eight points better off, but a top-five finish remains a distinct possibility going into a hectic final month of fixtures.

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Alexis Mac Allister seals a 1-0 win for Brighton against Manchester United after scoring a stoppage time penalty following a Luke Shaw handball.

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What’s next?

Brighton continue their quest for European football when they host relegation-threatened everton on Monday May 8, kick off 5.30pm. Man United head to west ham on Sunday at the later time of 7pm.

Brighton’s remaining fixtures

May 8: everton (H) – Premier League, kick off 5.30pm

May 13: arsenal (A) – Premier League, kick off 3pm

May 18: newcastle (A) – Premier League, kick off 7.30pm

May 21: southampton (H) – Premier League, kick off 2pm

May 24: man city (H) – Premier League, kick off 8pm, live on Sky Sports

May 28: AstonVilla (A) – Premier League, kick off 4.30pm

Man Utd’s remaining fixtures

May 7: west ham (A) – Premier League, kick off 7pm

May 13: wolves (H) – Premier League, kick off 3pm

May 20: Bournemouth (A) – Premier League, kick off 3pm

May 25: Chelsea (H) – Premier League, kick off 8pm, live on Sky Sports

May 28: Fulham (H) – Premier League, kick off 4.30pm

June 3: Manchester City (N) – FA Cup final, kick off 3pm