Brighton's loss to Manchester United "cut-throat" and "difficult to take" for Danny Welbeck

Danny Welbeck shared his thoughts after the game

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 10:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th April 2021, 10:04 pm
Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring against his former club

Brighton striker Danny Welbeck felt the 2-1 loss to Manchester United, his former club, was "cut-throat" and "difficult to take" after Albion threw away a 1-0 lead away at Old Trafford.

Welbeck said: "Obviously very disappointed not to get the three points. Second half wasn't too great with the ball and we didn't really create many chances. We needed to see the game out. Some things went against us. It's a bit cut-throat today, so it's difficult to take.

"We played it well in the first half. In the second half it didn't really come to fruition. We knew they'd come with something different.

"It's a club that I've got a lot of affection for, that gave me my chance, but once you get on the pitch it's 11 v 11, we want to get the points. You've just got to be professional and do your job."

Albion went ahead in the 13th minute after a 3/4-passing move which saw Neal Maupay whip in a pin-point cross to Welbeck, who was a few yards out and nodded home on his second attempt after a good initial reaction stop from Dean Henderson.

United upped the ante in the second half, pinning Brighton back and attacking with more intent and through the middle.

Rashford equalised in the 62nd minute after Bruno Fernandes got in behind the Brighton midfield and played a nice through ball into his team mate. Rashford, on the left in the box, opened up his body and slotted past Robert Sanchez.

Brighton couldn't hold on and finally threw the game away after Mason Greenwood bagged the winner in the 83rd minute. Paul Pogba's mis-hit shot fgell nicely to Greenwood in the box, who nodded home which agonisingly dribbled past the desperate Lewis Dunk.

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