Brighton 0-3 Man Utd: Paul Pogba strikes as United reach Carabao Cup quarters


Scott McTominay heads in for Manchester United
McTominay headed his first goal of the season after having netted five times last campaign

Manchester United beat Brighton for the second time in four days, with Paul Pogba scoring a free-kick to help seal their progress to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

On Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side needed a dramatic late penalty, awarded via VAR after the full-time whistle had blown, to beat the Seagulls 3-2 in a game packed with incident.

This was a less frantic and fun affair, played out by largely second-string sides and in periods of torrential rain.

And it was settled in far more routine fashion, with midfielder McTominay finding space in the box to head home Juan Mata’s free-kick from close range in the first half.

Having sent on both Pogba and Marcus Rashford, Mata then sealed the result with a cool finish from inside the box after he was found by a neat flick from Donny van de Beek.

Pogba added the garnish with a direct set-piece that found the top corner via a deflection.

It was an otherwise even game for large periods, with chances for both sides.

Odion Ighalo hit the side-netting from an angle after taking the ball around home goalkeeper Jason Steele, while Leandro Trossard drew a superb save from Dean Henderson in the United net with a shot from close range.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Brighton

  • 23Steele
  • 3White
  • 5Dunk
  • 33BurnBooked at 43mins
  • 34VeltmanBooked at 79mins
  • 49MolumbySubstituted forSandersat 81′minutes
  • 13Groß
  • 30Bernardo
  • 16JahanbakhshSubstituted forMaupayat 50′minutes
  • 42GyökeresSubstituted forTrossardat 63′minutes
  • 10Mac Allister

Substitutes

  • 9Maupay
  • 11Trossard
  • 26Sánchez
  • 41Sanders
  • 50Cochrane
  • 58Roberts
  • 72Jenks

Man Utd

  • 26Henderson
  • 20Dalot
  • 3Bailly
  • 2LindelöfBooked at 86mins
  • 33Williams
  • 39McTominay
  • 17FredSubstituted forLingardat 81′minutes
  • 8Mata
  • 34van de Beek
  • 21JamesSubstituted forPogbaat 69′minutes
  • 25IghaloSubstituted forRashfordat 69′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Pogba
  • 10Rashford
  • 11Greenwood
  • 13Grant
  • 14Lingard
  • 24Fosu-Mensah
  • 43Mengi

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