MANCHESTER UNITED VS BRIGHTON Good evening all and welcome to our live-text coverage of Manchester United vs Brighton. Ralf Rangnick’s men are stuck in a pattern of playing well for 45 minutes, scoring once, emerging from half-time completely decrepit and then conceding for a draw. It’s happened three times in a row. So, can Ronaldo and co stop the rot against a Brighton side that hardly concede and look pretty tidy themselves? Stay with us and find out. KO is at 8.15pm.

Premier League / Matchday 18
Old Trafford / 15.02.2022
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James Kilpatrick
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James Kilpatrick
Updated 15/02/2022 at 22:10 GMT
End of 2nd Half
FULL TIME
They do not make it look easy but United have crept into the top four tonight with a 2-0 win over Brighton.
Ronaldo gave his side an undeserved lead with a very good goal and Fernandes, who missed a sitter earlier on, put the game to bed with virtually the last kick of the game.
90+7'
Bruno Fernandes
Goal
Bruno Fernandes
Manchester United
Manchester United
Goals1
On target3
Blocked Shots1
Yellow Cards1
GOAL! MANCHESTER UNITED 2 BRIGHTON 0 (Fernandes, 90+7)
That's the risk!
Brighton give the ball away at the back and Fernandes has all the space in the world to run into before smashing past Sanchez.
GAME OVER!
90+6'
UNITED HOLDING ON
Maguire looks very disappointed with his team as he is forced to do some very last-minute defending.
Brighton pushing with everyone.
McTominay is booked for a foul on Bissouma!
Scott McTominay
Yellow card
Scott McTominay
Manchester United
Manchester United
Assists1
Yellow Cards1
Fouls3
Wide2
90+3'
BRIGHTON PRESSING FOR EQUALISER
Four minutes left to find one. United have everyone behind the ball.
90+1'
SIX MINUTES STOPPAGE TIME
SIX!
90'
WELBECK HEADS OVER
Wow, Welbeck should have the leveller.
Lamptey swings a perfect ball onto the head of the former United man but he heads high and wide.
88'
PINBALL FOOTBALL
Ronaldo and Fernandes just cannot grab a second between them but it's not for a lack of trying.
They keep finding one another but every shot is either blocked or saved by the brilliant Sanchez.
84'
NOT LONG LEFT
The ghost of 1-1s past looms large over United as they once again try to protect a lead.
Only six minutes of regular time to go, a man up.
Can they do it?
81'
FERNANDES STRIKES!
Fernandes goes for goal himself this time but Sanchez dives to his right for the save.
80'
SANCHO OFF, TELLES ON
80'
ELANGA OFF, RASHFORD ON
79'
OFF THE BAR!
This isn't over yet!
Moder goes for goal from distance and strikes the top of the crossbar.
76'
RONALDO MISSES!
So many chances going begging for United now as Ronaldo heads just wide as he meets Fernandes' ball to the back post.
He looks livid with himself.
74'
FRED OFF, POGBA ON
First change of the night for United.
 Fred
Off
Fred
Manchester United
Manchester United
Blocked Shots1
Fouls against1
Paul Pogba
On
Paul Pogba
Manchester United
Manchester United
72'
SHAW BOOKED
As Brighton counter, Shaw is there to bring down Lamptey as he runs dangerously on.
Luke Shaw
Yellow card
Luke Shaw
Manchester United
Manchester United
Blocked Shots1
Yellow Cards1
Fouls against2
Free Kicks2
72'
WHAT A MISS! WHAT A SAVE!
Fernandes has been guilty of some truly shocking misses in recent weeks and here is another. Ronaldo steals possession inside the Brighton box, squares for Fernandes with the goal at his mercy but Sanchez's diving save keeps the Portuguese out.
70'
WELBECK ON, MAUPAY OFF
Former United man Welbeck is on as Brighton make their final change.
Neal Maupay
Off
Neal Maupay
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion
Blocked Shots1
Fouls1
Fouls against1
Danny Welbeck
On
Danny Welbeck
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion
67'
SANCHEZ SAVES!!
Brilliant goalkeeping from Sanchez as Ronaldo is denied his second.
Fernandes picked out the striker at the back post and his point-blank header is tipped over. Should have been two.
65'
UNITED'S TO LOSE
We've seen the Red Devils throw away so many 1-0 leads this season but this time they are a man up. Surely that will see them over the line.
But they need another goal to make sure.
60'
GROB OFF, ALZATE ON
Double change for Brighton!
Pascal Groß
Off
Pascal Groß
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion
Fouls1
Wide1
Steven Alzate
On
Steven Alzate
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion