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Greenwood seals comeback win for Man Utd

Greenwood seals comeback win for Man Utd

Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood headed an opportunist late winner to secure a 2-1 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Sunday (Apr 4) after Marcus Rashford had cancelled out an early Danny Welbeck opener for the visitors.

Former United striker Danny Welbeck had headed Brighton into a 13th-minute lead before Rashford equalised in the 62nd minute and Greenwood popped up on the edge of the six-yard box to complete the Old Trafford side's comeback in the 83rd.

The result left second-placed United on 60 points from 30 games, 14 behind leaders Manchester City who have played a game more and four ahead of third-placed Leicester City. Brighton stayed 16th on 32 points, six points above the relegation zone.

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was pleased with his side's hard-fought win and said David de Gea and England's Dean Henderson, picked ahead of the Spaniard, were now neck-and-neck in the pecking order for first-choice goalkeeper.

Welbeck fired Brighton ahead with a composed finish after Henderson saved his initial header with United's static defence giving him time and space to pick his spot after Neal Maupay swung in a cross from the right.

Lewis Dunk shaved the crossbar for Brighton with a 19th-minute header and Jakub Moder also came close for the visitors on the stroke of halftime before United moved up a gear in the second half.

Rashford levelled when he took a Bruno Fernandes pass in his stride and beat goalkeeper Robert Sanchez with a clinical side-footed finish into the far corner from inside the penalty area.

Maupay's shot flashed across the face of goal in the 72nd before Greenwood got on the end of a speculative Paul Pogba volley in the 83rd to find the net and turn the tide as Dunk was unable to clear his header off the line.

Visiting manager Graham Potter conceded Brighton were still far from assured of staying in the top flight.