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Aug 19, 2018 at 4pm UK at ​Falmer Stadium
Attendance: 30,592
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
3-2
Man UtdManchester United
Murray (25'), Duffy (27'), Gross (44' pen.)
FT(HT: 3-1)
Lukaku (34'), Pogba (90' pen.)

Jose Mourinho slams "incredible mistakes" against Brighton & Hove Albion

Jose Mourinho: 'Mistakes killed us'
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho criticises his players for making a number of "incredible mistakes" in Sunday's 3-2 loss at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has ripped into his side for making a number of "incredible mistakes" in their 3-2 loss at Brighton & Hove Albion.

Glenn Murray and Shane Duffy made the most of some lacklustre United defending to fire the Seagulls into a two-goal lead by the half-hour mark.

Although Romelu Lukaku halved the deficit 11 minutes before the break, Eric Bailly's rash challenge on Pascal Gross inside the area yielded a penalty which the German converted.

Paul Pogba then netted an injury-time penalty after Duffy brought down Marouane Fellaini, but it proved too little too late for the Red Devils.

"We were punished by the mistakes we made," Mourinho told BBC Sport. "For me that's the story of the game. We made incredible mistakes in some crucial moments. Mistakes that killed us.

"Especially that third goal - we expected to come at 2-1 with positivity - then the third goal killed us off in the second half. Our second goal came too late.

"The week leading up was good and I expected the team collectively to be better. There are basic mistakes that makes almost an impossible mission to win the match."

United have conceded four goals in their opening two games of the season, a tally that took them nine games to reach last term.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
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10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
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12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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