Brighton are having their best season in history, and if anyone needed proof of that, a nerve-wracking win against Manchester United is there for them to realize the great momentum Roberto De Zerbi's men are enjoying right now.
The game between the Seagulls and Manchester United seemed destined to end in a goalless draw, but a late penalty kick transformed by Alexis Mac Allister into a game-winning goal kicked off all celebrations at Falmer Stadium.
The home team had enjoyed at least two clear chances of taking the win in the final moments of the match, but a deflection by Bruno Fernandes and a save by David De Gea kept the Red Devils alive. Unfortunately for Ten Hag's crew, a blatant handball by Luke Shaw was spotted by VAR officers and handed the penalty right away to the home team.
Luke Shaw though pic.twitter.com/cwbP1e4k73— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 4, 2023
World Cup winner with Argentina, Alexis Mac Allister, did not waste the chance to keep Brighton in the run for a spot in European competitions by drilling his spot kick past De Gea in impressive fashion. Here's Mac Allister's penalty for you to enjoy (Image might be geo-restricted).
This win will forever be remembered by Brighton fans, as it marked the first season where they were able to defeat Manchester United in both fixtures of a Premier League campaign.
For the first time in the club's history, Brighton have completed a league double against Manchester United.— Squawka (@Squawka) May 4, 2023
United 1-2 Brighton
Brighton 1-0 United
Graham Potter Roberto De Zerbi. pic.twitter.com/ollHj4wTvr
The Seagulls also found another reason to celebrate their entrance in the league's record books, but something tells us Manchester United fans will not appreciate that.
98:16 - Brighton's winning goal against Manchester United, scored by Alexis Mac Allister, was the latest winning goal scored against Manchester United in Premier League history, timed at 98 minutes and 16 seconds. Gasp. pic.twitter.com/OXSCkk0Ate— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 4, 2023