Brighton secures Premier League football as Mat Ryan stars against Manchester United

Brighton secures Premier League football as Mat Ryan stars against Manchester United

Brighton secures Premier League football as Mat Ryan stars against Manchester United

With AP Photos.Brighton has secured English Premier League football for another season by beating Manchester United 1-0 at home.

Mourinho tore into his players after the match and Neville believes the performance on Friday night proved that several members of the squad have stopped playing for their manager.

Pascal Gross' second half header was judged to have narrowly crossed the line by goal line technology, handing the Seagulls a crucial lead on 57 minutes against the 20-time top flight champions.

United have now lost away to all three promoted teams this season after Pascal Gross' goal guaranteed Brighton's survival.

"It felt to me like it was a final straw for him with some of the players", Neville told Sky Sport.

"I think we learned probably after the first few games, that the performances were good enough that we could compete, and I think that encourages the team and [gives them] a lot of confidence".

"The attitude from the first minute and especially in the first half, they had more appetite".


"We had the targets to get four points - today to get three or one - to finish second, and they clearly showed that, for them, it's more important for them to stay in the Premier League than for us to finish second".

And he said they are worthy of praise for completing the job with two matches to play.

Manchester United could end this season finishing second in the Premier League - with a total of 83 points - and winning the FA Cup. "But I thought for some of them the possibility to start a game, the possibility to give reason to the ones during the season who critical of my choices: Why always Lukaku?"

"You have the answer - why always Lukaku, why always this, you have the answer". Why always Lukaku? Why always Lukaku?'

"For many months you are always asking me why this player doesn't play?"

It also means that they have successfully survived the drop having hit the 40 points mark on the Premier League table. Normally when you win these games it's because your goalkeeper has had to make saves and they've missed chances.

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