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Preview: Albion without Bissouma against United

The midfielder will serve the second game of his three-match ban as Albion host Manchester United today.

By Charlie Hanson • 26 September 2020

By Craig Doyle
Yves Bissouma will miss this Saturday's match against Manchester United through suspension.

Albion will look to make it back-to-back Premier League wins when Manchester United make the journey to the Amex this afternoon, kick-off 12.30pm.

Graham Potter’s side are looking to win consecutive league games for the first time since October last year, when the Seagulls followed up a victory over Everton with a win against Norwich City.

A slick display at St James’ Park last Sunday saw Albion secure their first three points of the campaign as they dispatched the Magpies 3-0 with an outstanding performance.

By Craig Doyle
Albion celebrate as they go three in front at Newcastle.

Goals for Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly meant they both got off the mark for the new campaign, while Tariq Lamptey was showered with praise for an eye-catching performance.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side didn’t get off to the start they wanted last weekend, as Crystal Palace defeated them 3-1 at Old Trafford.

United got back to winning ways in midweek with a 3-0 win at Luton Town in the Carabao Cup, and head to the Amex having won on their last visit back in June.

Prior to that defeat for the Seagulls, the Amex had been a happy hunting ground against the Red Devils, with Albion securing consecutive home victories in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 campaigns.

Saturday’s game is being televised live on BT Sport.

Team news...

By Craig Doyle
Bissouma misses Saturday's match through suspension.

Albion will be without the suspended Yves Bissouma, who serves the second game of his three-match ban. Graham Potter reported no fresh injury worries on Thursday when he spoke to the media.

Our last league fixture...

Newcastle 0

Albion 3
Maupay (3, 7)

Connolly (83)

Albion line-up: Ryan; Lamptey (Burn 57), Webster, Dunk, White, March (Lallana 78), Bissouma, Alzate, Trossard, Connolly (Jahanbakhsh 90), Maupay.

Unused subs: Steele, Gross, Bernardo, Veltman.

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Extended PL Highlights: Newcastle 0 Albion 3

Their last league fixture...

United 1

van de Beek (80)

Palace 3
Townsend (7)
Zaha (74, 85)
 

United line-up: De Gea; Fosu-Mensah (Ighalo 81), Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba (van de Beek 67), James (Greenwood 45); Fernandes, Rashford, Martial.

Subs not used: Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Fred.

The United player to watch...

By Paul Hazlewood
Bruno Fernandes is one of Manchester United's key players.

Midfielder Bruno Fernandes only arrived in January but went onto win the United Player of the Year award.

A Portuguese international, he netted 12 times in 22 United appearances last season and is without question one of the best midfielders in the league. 

Match officials

Referee: Chris Kavanagh. Assistants: Sian Massey-Ellis, Constantine Hatzidakis. Fourth official: Graham Scott.

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