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Summary

  1. Brighton guaranteed to stay up with win
  2. Pascal Gross' header given by goal-line technology
  3. Man Utd can still be caught in second place
  4. Get involved - #bbcfootball

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By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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Bye for now

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That is about your lot for this evening, but before you head off though be sure to check out...

'We deserved it'

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Brighton boss Chris Hughton to BBC Sport: "Manchester United showed the quality they've got. Without us putting in the work we did, we wouldn't have got anything from the game.

"We've had three results - against Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United, where we've had to put in that kind of performance - and be good with the ball too. We deserved it tonight. Knockaert was outstanding, not just with the ball. Against teams like this you've got to work as hard without possession. It's good to see him in that kind of form.

"With Pascal Gross, what's been important for us is he hasn't been injured and he's always been available for us. We've probably been fortunate we've had a lot of players available in that area of the pitch."

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Manchester United

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho speaking to BBC Sport: "Football was fair to the Brighton boys, they had a big target, they showed the point would be a big thing for them and gave everything for that.

"I couldn't persuade my players that second place was very important to us. I know we can do it, we only have two matches to get the four points we need. They beat us in the attitude.

"For 10 months I get asked 'why always Lukaku? Why always Lukaku, why always Lukaku? Why always this player? That guy doesn't have a chance to start, the other one is on the bench. You know why now.

"It doesn't disappoint me too much, because I know my players better than anyone.

Will Lukaku and Sanchez be fit for the final? "I hope they can play in the final. We have two matches and need four points."

Martial on his way out

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I suggest we are going to see Anthony Martial's name appear in the gossip column plenty more times this season.

I would also suggest that if he plays as a centre forward it will be in the reserve league.

'Not good enough'

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Manchester United

Manchester United full-back Ashley Young: "It wasn't good enough from the first whistle to the end. We put pressure on them at the end, but you can't start like that and expect to win. It is disappointing and we have to dust ourselves down and prepare for the next game."

'Knockaert's best Premier League performance'

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Brighton defender Bruno on Sky Sports: "It's almost four seasons with Chris Hughton, we've been working with that shape of the back four. It's not just one or two players, it's how we play as a team.

"That was Anthony Knockaert's best performance this year in the Premier league. I'm expecting more from him."

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Sion Rhys Roberts: so so angry at that 'performance'. Please can Boreinho leave to PSG or somewhere in the summer. NOT PLAYING YOUR BEST CB BECAUSE HE ISN'T GOING TO THE WORLD CUP?? WHO CARES!! Fuming

Dave Behard: subsitutions came way too late... Should have been made 5 mins before the goal. Especially as Darmian was lacklustre the entire game and was weak for the goal!

stu: Well on tonight's evidence Man United's squad is not as strong as we thought it was

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You don't need to be Hercule Poirot to clock who Jose Mourinho is digging out in his post-match comments.

Before this match he was asked why Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford have not had many opportunities this season.

"They have had limited opportunities because Romelu has played all the games this season," he said.

They don't seem likely to be getting many more.

Why always Lukaku? Now you have the answer...

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Manchester United

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho speaking to Sky Sports: "It was not good enough. The players that replaced others did not perform at a good level and when individuals do that it is difficult for the team to play well. Maybe now you will not ask me why A, B and C do not play so much.

"I knew what was going to happen and I told them, but that is what we got.

"The attitude from the first minute and especially in the first half, they had more appetite. I did not succeed in persuading my players that getting four more points is important. it is for me, but perhaps not for them.

"I wouldn't say disappointed. I know them. I thought that the possibility to start the game and give reason would give them something.

"You have the answer now when you ask 'why always Lukaku?'. We are probably not as good as people think we are individually."

Why Brighton are staying up

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"Show your working" they say, so this is why Brighton are safe.

Southampton and Swansea are within eight and seven points respectively of Brighton with three games left, but, crucially, they play each other on Tuesday.

They can't both take three points from that obviously and one will be unable to catch the Seagulls.

Job done.

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Fran, Manchester via text: Another abject performance against a hard working organised team . Ok having a good record against top six who want to play you, but if you are paying top dollar for a manager, he has to know how to beat teams who only want to stop you. Jose's star is diminishing by the match !!

Anonymous via text: Far too many flicks and one twos not working against an organised side. Needed to be stretching them out wide not playing into their strengths. Martial and Rashford have been especially disappointing it was their chance to step up today

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'A night we'll remember all our lives'

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Brighton midfielder Anthony Knockaert on Sky Sports: "We worked really hard, today you can see the effort from the boys was magnificent.

"It was a night we'll remember all our lives. To stay up against Man Utd is unforgettable.

"It's brilliant for us. We have great quality in the team and a player like Pascal Gross who can create things and players who work so hard for each other. Everyone loves each other and that's what makes the difference."

'I wasn't sure it was a goal'

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Brighton goalscorer Pascal Gross on Sky Sports:"Unbelievable. We worked so hard all season but we always believe.

"At home we always believe we had a chance. We never stop and that's why I think we won it.

Did you know it was over the line?

"I wasn't sure. Heading is not my strength, I tried to get it on target."

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Taimour: Pathetic from United! Take nothing away from a brilliant Brighton Performance

Dale Topley: I’ve said it a hundred times before. Mourinho takes off the wrong players - Martial was the worst player on the pitch and both him and Pogba made the wrong decision every time. And walking pace? In injury time?? While losing??? What has happened to their spirit????

RichardN: So great how Man Utd have been so charitable to the promoted teams this season. If you could maybe let the fans know if you plan to do this next season so we needn’t bother watching. Brighton fully deserved.

Job done

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The Brighton social media team can dust off their graphic, relieved that getting it done didn't jinx their survival.

Brighton survival assured

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The Great Escape plays over the tannoy, but in truth Brighton are safe by some distance.

They are up to 11th and two points above Crystal Palace.

Anthony Knockaert leads the celebrations, milking the crowd for more decibels.

Manchester United have lost to all three of the promoted sides away from home by the way...

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FULL-TIME

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Brighton's players drop to their knees.

Forty points, safety and Premier League 2018-19 assured.

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Shane Duffy heads clear.

Brighton fans are celebrating.

They think it is all over...

SUBSTITUTION

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Leonardo Ulloa on for Glenn Murray in the hosts' final change.

A minute of injury time left...

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Anthony Martial cannot get a clean head on the ball with Bruno's beard all up in his face.

Wide.

And Mat Ryan is going into slow-motion over the goal-kick.

FOUR MINUTES OF INJURY TIME

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Defence versus attack with Brighton as deep as the Marianas Trench.

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Anthony Martial's appeals for a free-kick on the edge are waved away.

Time ebbing away for Manchester United.

The Brighton fans are ole-ing their way towards the final whistle.

SUBSTITUTION

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Solly March on for Jose Izquierdo as Brighton batten down the hatches.

'We are staying up!'

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Chris Wise

BBC Radio 5 live at the Amex

Brighton fans chanting 'We are staying up'. First time I've heard it sung tonight.

I think the Seagulls fans have been worried about even uttering the words. A few nervy minutes to navigate but what an achievement it'll be if they can hang on.

CHANCE!

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Delicious from United on an evening in which they have mostly served up slop.

Marcus Rashford returns the ball to the on-bombing Jesse Lingard with a deft backheel, but a sliding Lewis Dunk does just enough to put off the United man as he tries to pull the trigger.

His shot bobbles wide.

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SUBSTITUTION

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Pascal Gross's header crossed the line for the only goal by only 28.3mm according to Sky Sports.

Everyone loves goalline technology right?

Anyway, Gross is off and Beram Kayal is on in a time-soaking substitution.

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Paul Pogba flashes a shot over from 25 yards. He caught it as clean as a whistle, but the trajectory was always taking it into the stands.

Manchester United are running out of steam rather build up a head of it.

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Anthony Martial loads up as a cross from the right drops towards his left foot.

His eyes spin round to cherries as he senses the jackpot, but the Manchester United man blasts far, far over the top.

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"Paul Pogba just has to do better, full stop," says Gary Neville on Sky Sports.

Not a great look when your only problem is just overall poor quality.

The Frenchman scuffs a shot wide from 20 yards.

Gross has big impact

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Pascal Gross has been directly involved in 45% of Brighton's 33 Premier League goals this season (15 - 7 goals, 8 assists).

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SUBSTITUTION

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Scott McTominay is on in place of Marcos Rojo.

Nemanja Matic looks like he is going to stand in at centre-half.

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The visitors are looking open at the back as they start to gamble more.

The pace of Jose Izquierdo causes them concern again but the Colombian, not for the first time, wastes a promising position.

Scott McTominay is stripped and ready to go on the sidelines for Manchester United.

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Marcus Rashford catches one sweet from 20 yards, the ball rising off his instep and towards the far corner of the Brighton net.

But Mat Ryan gets two meaty palms to the ball.

And the Brighton goalkeeper is equal to Jesse Lingard's effort a few seconds later.

SUBSTITUTION

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Time for Jose Mourinho to perform some surgery on this Manchester United side.

He amputates Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini and transplants in Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard.

Looking for a little more quality on the ball in the final third perhaps? His side need it...

YELLOW CARD

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Pascal Gross tugs the shoulder of Juan Mata's shirt to bring the Spaniard down on the edge of the box.

Cynical. And he sees yellow for it.

Could there be a bigger punishment to be extracted?

Nope. Mata's set-piece drifts tamely over the bar.

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CLOSE!

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All Brighton.

Anthony Knockaert leaves Marcos Rojo on the seat of his pant with some delightful quick feet before Jose Izquierdo side-foots a foot wide as the ball was fizzed into his path from out on the left.

David de Gea was not getting there.

PENALTY APPEAL

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The Amex Stadium is baying for a spot-kick.

Anthony Knockaert is a flurry of feints and dropped shoulders down right and claims that he has mesmerized Anthony Martial into a trip in the box.

No dice from referee Craig Pawson.

But he could have given it, really marginal call.

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Jermaine Jenas

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 Live

Brighton have oozed organisation consistently through the season. The rest of the teams down there have been a shambles at times which is why they are down there.

The situation

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Victory would guarantee Brighton's Premier League survival.

A draw would make them safe barring miracles.

Half an hour to go.

GOAL - Brighton 1-0 Manchester United

Pascal Gross

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And they have deserved it.

Jose Izquierdo's pace down the left stretched Manchester United all out of shape.

It appeared that the chance had gone for a second after his initial cross was blocked.

But a second centre is pawed onto the head of Pascal Gross by David de Gea.

The German's head is booted clear from under his own bar by Marcos Rojo, but referee Craig Pawson's watch beeps to say it has crossed the whitewash.

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