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EPL: Brighton end Man United streak as City, Spurs, Iwobi’s Fulham win


BRIGHTON outclassed Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford today to end the Red Devils’ long unbeaten streak at home in the English Premier League.

Danny Welbeck, Pascal Gross and substitute Joao Pedro struck as Brighton secured their fourth consecutive victory against United in the Premier League.

The result is United’s first home defeat in 13 months, with Brighton also the last visiting side to triumph at Old Trafford.

Substitute Hannibal Mejiri scored for the home side in the 73rd minute but Brighton were not rattled and the Seagulls coasted to their fourth win of the campaign, while United slumped to a disappointing third defeat in just five games.

Erik ten Hag’s side have now conceded 10 goals in their last four games, and have also conceded more than one in four successive league matches for the first time since 1979.

At the London Stadium, champions Manchester City came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1.

James Ward-Prowse gave the hosts the lead nine minutes from half-time but goals from Jeremy Doku, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland earned a fifth straight victory for Pep Guardiola’s side and took them back to the top of the table.

Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur also recorded home wins after conceding first.

While Villa turned it around to beat Crystal Palace 3-1 with all the goals coming in a frenetic second half, Spurs needed two goals from Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski in stoppage time to beat promoted Sheffield United 2-1.

At Craven Cottage, Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi was a second-half substitute for Fulham as they defeated promoted Luton Town 1-0, with Carlos Vinicius netting in the 65th minute.

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