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15 March 2018

Kieran Cleeves
Albion travel to Old Trafford on Saturday for an Emirates FA Cup quarter-final.

Brighton & Hove Albion will look to book their place in the semi-finals of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday evening, when they take on Manchester United at Old Trafford, kick-off 7.45pm.

Albion’s seven-match unbeaten run came to an end last weekend against Everton in the Premier League, however Chris Hughton’s team have shown fine form in the FA Cup so far this season.

Victories over Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Coventry City led into this weekend’s final-eight clash against Jose Mourinho’s team, and the Red Devils boss will be looking for a reaction after being knocked out of the Champions League in midweek.

The hosts came out on top in the Premier League fixture between the sides back in November, however Albion produced an impressive display, despite Ashley Young’s deflected long-range effort.

Saturday’s match will be decided on the night, with no extra time and penalties needed if necessary, as both teams look to secure a semi-final date at Wembley Stadium next month.


Hughton confirmed Dale Stephens and Gaetan Bong are both touch-and-go for Saturday's match at Old Trafford, and is hopeful the pair may train on Friday.

Anthony Knockaert will serve the first game of his three-match suspension, while Steve Sidwell (back and ankle) remains the only other absenteee for the Seagulls.

Mourinho is likely to have Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial available for selection, after the pair returned for United’s midweek clash with Sevilla, after missing last weekend’s game against Liverpool.

Marcos Rojo (knock) and Ander Herrera (thigh) are hopeful of being fit for the game, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic (knee), Phil Jones (knock) and Daley Blind (ankle) all remain sidelined.


Albion were beaten in their first visit to Old Trafford in over 24 years back in November, as Young’s shot from distance took a wicked deflection off Lewis Dunk before finding the top corner to seal a 1-0 win for the hosts.

Despite coming away with no points, Hughton’s team worked tirelessly throughout the match and arguably deserved at least a point - an opinion Mourinho also shared in his post-match press conference.

The players received a warm reception from the packed away end after the game, as Albion’s supporters and players showed their appreciation toward each other after an exhausting battle at Old Trafford.


The Seagulls were beaten 2-0 by Everton at Goodison Park last time out, but Hughton’s side had previously strung together a run of seven successive matches without defeat.

The run included a 1-0 success over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium in the FA Cup, and also a fifth-round triumph against Coventry City at the Amex Stadium, as Albion sealed a comfortable 3-1 win.

Albion’s three-game winning streak at the Amex also features a 3-1 win against West Ham United, a convincing 4-1 victory against Swansea City and an eye-catching 2-1 win over Arsenal at the beginning of March.

United have been in good form in the Premier League, winning a hat-trick of games against Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Liverpool - but Sevilla knocked Mourinho’s men out of the Champions League on Tuesday night.

The defeat was only their second at Old Trafford this season, adding to their 2-1 loss to Manchester City back in December.

The Red Devils have beaten Derby County, Yeovil Town and Huddersfield Town en route to the final eight, and will be looking to win their 13th FA Cup in the club’s history this season.


Bong (OG) 60
Tosun 76


Albion line-up: Ryan; Schelotto, Duffy, Dunk, Bong (Suttner 82); Knockaert, Propper, Kayal (Locadia 69), Izquierdo; Gross, Murray (Ulloa 77).

Subs not used: Krul (GK), Goldson, Bruno, March.


Lukaku 84

Ben Yedder 74, 78

Manchester United line-up: De Gea; Valencia (Mata 77), Bailly, Smalling, Young; Matic, Fellaini (Pogba 60); Lingard (Martial 77), Alexis, Rashford; Lukaku.

Subs not used: Romero (GK), Lindelof, Darmian, McTominay.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Marcus Rashford

After starting regularly for United towards the start of the season, Rashford has been used as a substitute in recent weeks, but the forward sent out a big message against Liverpool at Old Trafford last weekend.

The 20-year-old was handed his first league start in nine matches against the Reds, and he wasted no time in making a difference against United’s bitter rivals, finding the back of the net twice inside the opening 24 minutes.

His 12 goals in all competitions this season include a strike against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup fourth round at Huish Park, and also three goals in the Champions League group stages.

Rashford made quite an impact on his Premier League debut back in 2016, scoring twice against Arsenal in a 3-2 victory at Old Trafford, before scoring the winner against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

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Match Reports


17 March 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Jurgen Locadia in action for Albion at Old Trafford.
  • Albion are knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup
  • Romelu Lukaku gives Manchester United the lead
  • Jurgen Locadia comes close to an equaliser in the second half
  • The Seagulls turn their attentions to Leicester City in the Premier League on 31st March

Brighton & Hove Albion’s Emirates FA Cup journey came to an end at the quarter-final stage after a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Goals in each half from Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic were the difference between the two sides, but Albion more than held their own against their illustrious opponents on a bitterly cold and snowy evening in Manchester.

Chris Hughton made five changes to the side that lost to Everton a week ago, with Tim Krul, Markus Suttner, Solly March, Jurgen Locadia and Leonardo Ulloa all coming into the side.

Meanwhile, it was a memorable first inclusion in the squad for Max Sanders, who took his place on the bench after a string of impressive performances for the under-23 side.

United had the first clear-cut chance of the game through Lukaku, who fired wide at the near post from Antonio Valencia’s in-swinging cross.

Ezequiel Schelotto raced forward for Albion down the right flank and fired a cross straight into the box, which narrowly missed Ulloa and Locadia, who were waiting inside the box.

March then whipped an enticing ball towards the near post, which was cut out by Eric Bailly. The winger had a chance from the subsequent corner, but fired wide of the target.

Juan Mata had a brilliant chance to break the deadlock after linking up well with Anthony Martial and saw his shot deflected wide.

Jose Mourinho’s side came even closer to scoring moments later, as Chris Smalling hit the post from the resulting corner.

But Albion could’ve easily struck first themselves when Lewis Dunk leapt the highest inside the area to meet a Pascal Gross corner, but Sergio Romero was on hand to make a strong two-handed stop.

It was United that stuck first though through Lukaku, who headed in a pinpoint ball into the area by Matic to give Mourinho’s men the lead with 37 minutes played.

After a cagey start to the contest after the break, Pascal Gross beat Smalling to a loose ball on the edge of the box and saw his strike go just wide of Romero’s right-hand post.

The Seagulls continued their positive play when Ulloa teed up Locadia on the edge of the area, and the Dutchman forced Romero into a low save.

Albion’s club-record signing continued to look lively and after a swift turn, his resulting volley forced a fine stop from Romero.

Duffy came close with another set-piece, but Romero was on hand to claim the ball once again.

Locadia was involved in the thick of the action again, as he evaded Antonio Valencia to rise highest in the box from March’s searching cross, but his header sailed over the bar.

Hughton freshened up the flanks with the introduction of Jose Izquierdo for Solly March; the former almost had an immediate impact after taking advantage of space on the edge of the area, only to see his effort blocked.

Albion maintained their positive second-half display, as Gross picked out Beram Kayal in space, but the Israeli’s strike went high and wide of the target.

The game was effectively put to bed wth 83 minutes on the clock when Matic headed in Ashley Young's free kick at the far post, and the game finished 2-0.

ALBION: Krul; Schelotto, Dunk (C), Duffy, Suttner; March (Izquierdo 68), Kayal, Propper, Locadia; Gross; Ulloa (Murray 76).

SUBS NOT USED: Maenpaa (GK), Bruno, Goldson, Sanders, Baldock.

MAN UNITED: Romero; Valencia (C), Bailly, Smalling, Shaw (Young 46); Matic, McTominay, Mata (Rashford 74); Lingard (Fellaini 89), Martial, Lukaku.

SUBS NOT USED: De Gea (GK), Lindelof, Pogba, Sanchez.

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Ticket News


16 March 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Old Trafford.

Brighton & Hove Albion fans attending the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final tie against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday 17th March, are reminded of the club’s revised security procedures and potential travel disruption ahead of the match.

The club have reviewed their security procedures and this involves longer searches of supporters at the turnstiles, resulting in longer queues.
Therefore all Albion fans attending the game are advised to get to the turnstiles at least one hour before the start of the match, to allow plenty of time to be searched before kick-off.
The Old Trafford turnstiles open two hours before kick-off, and fans are advised that entry into the stadium will not be permitted after half -time.
There are also restrictions on the sizes of bags brought into the ground, the size of which must be no larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm (8” x 6” x 2”).
All bags will be searched and items larger than the size criteria must be left at one of the 'Bag Drop' facilities, which are located near the ticket office (N1 car park) and in E2 car park.
Bringing a bag will further delay entry to the stadium (and will delay departure after the game if supporters have had to use a 'Bag Drop'), so Albion fans are encouraged not to bring any bags or prohibited items to the stadium.
If it is necessary for you to bring a bag, Manchester United are advising all visiting supporters to arrive at the ground at least two hours before kick-off.

Some major roadworks have commenced on some of the key roads surrounding Old Trafford, and those fans planning on driving are advised that roads will be busier than usual, including changes in the direction of traffic.
All fans are advised to allow additional time for their journeys and arrive at least one hour before kick-off to get through the turnstiles. As a consequence of the road works, some car parking will no longer be available on public roads, but the stadium’s official car parks will remain unaffected.
The Metrolink trams are also unaffected by the road closures, and the ones closest to the ground are: Old Trafford, Trafford Bar, Exchange Quay, Salford Quays and MediaCityUK.
There are frequent tram services from Piccadilly, Victoria and Deansgate train stations and there is a designated walking route from the city centre to the ground.

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