Brighton thump Man Utd as visitors’ worst PL season confirmed
Brighton thrashed Manchester United 4-0 at the Amex Stadium to ensure the visitors will finish the season with their worst points total in the Premier League era.
A humiliating defeat on the south coast means Ralf Rangnick’s side can no longer match the 64 points they achieved in the 2013/14 campaign as the German’s penultimate game in interim charge hit a new low.
A fine strike from Moises Caicedo early in the first half (15) was added to after the break by goals from Marc Cucurella (48), Pascal Gross (57) and Leandro Trossard (60) as Brighton, who had not won at home since Boxing Day, remain on course for their highest top-flight finish.
After losses at Manchester City, Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal before this, United have now lost five consecutive Premier League away games. It is their longest such run since a string of six between December 1980 and March 1981.
How Brighton embarrassed Man Utd
Brighton travel to Leeds in their penultimate Premier League game of the season on May 15 (kick-off 2pm). They then finish the campaign at home to West Ham seven days later (kick-off 4pm).
Manchester United have one match remaining of the Ralf Rangnick era. They travel to Crystal Palace on May 22 (kick-off 4pm).
May 15 – Leeds (a)
May 22 – West Ham (h)
May 22 – Crystal Palace (a)