May 4, 2018 / 8:59 PM / 5 months ago

Soccer-Brighton ensure survival with 1-0 win over Man United

* Brighton beat Manchester United 1-0 at home

* The result made sure Brighton avoided relegation

* The home side dominated the first half

* De Gea made several good saves to keep United afloat

* Gross headed the winner in the 57th minute

* Brighton visit Manchester City on Wednesday, United at West Ham on Thursday

May 4 (Reuters) - BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0

May 4 (Reuters) - Brighton and Hove Albion made sure of Premier League football next season with two games to spare after a Pascal Gross goal gave them a 1-0 home win over Manchester United on Friday.

The German forward headed home a Jose Izquierdo cross in the 57th minute as Brighton dominated the contest and only a string of good saves by United keeper David de Gea denied the home side a bigger win.

The result lifted Brighton into 11th place on 40 points from 36 matches and left them assured of finishing above the bottom three as they visit champions Manchester City on Wednesday before their final game away to Liverpool.

Marcus Rashford and unsettled forward Anthony Martial got a rare start together for second-placed United but failed to make any impact as the visitors looked disjointed and bereft of ideas, with their final pass going astray all evening. (Writing by Zoran Milosavljevic; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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