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EPL: Manchester United advances to 7th after 3-1 win against Brighton

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Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial star in dominant showing at Old Trafford

Manchester United moved up to seventh in the Premier League thanks to a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

United put Brighton to the sword with a dominant attacking performance full of pace and quality to win 3-1.

Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial were to the fore once again as Manchester United saw off Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 at Old Trafford to move back into the top half of the Premier League table.

In a one-sided game in which United had 21 shots to Brighton’s six, Andreas Pereira’s deflected effort put the hosts on their way (17) before Scott McTominay forced Davy Propper into an own goal (19) after a Harry Maguire knockdown.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men impressed in Thursday’s 3-0 Europa League victory over Partizan Belgrade, which Martial and Rashford scored in, and the forwards both played crucial roles again as a resilient Brighton were dispatched fairly comfortably.

United looked as though they were going to cruise to victory during the early exchanges, as they found themselves 2-0 up thanks to a couple of fortuitous goals from Andreas Pereira and Davy Propper, who beat his own goalkeeper.