Brighton 0–5 Sheffield United: Simon Adingra scores twice as the Seagulls thrash the Blades. Mason Holgate is sent off.


report and complimentary highlights of Brighton’s seventh-place Premier League performance; Mason Holgate of Sheffield United was sent off following a horrific tackle; First, Facundo Buonanotte scores, and then Danny Welbeck adds a second goal; Goal by Ben Osborn disqualified; Prior to Simon Adingra’s late double, Jack Robinson scored an own goal.

Brighton easily won 5-0 at Bramall Lane after Sheffield United defender Mason Holgate was sent off in the 13th minute for a horrific tackle.

After a VAR check revealed that Holgate had pushed in knee-high on Brighton’s Kauro Mitoma, the visitors added additional misery for Chris Wilder’s club, who became the first in top-division history to concede five goals or more in three straight home games.

Ben Osborn’s goal for the Blades was disallowed for offside just before halftime, but Facundo Buonanotte pushed in the first goal at a corner and Danny Welbeck hammered in the second four minutes later.

After dominating the second half, Brighton eventually repeated their quickfire double when Simon Adingra stroked in their fourth goal two minutes after Jack Robinson turned the ball into his own net.

With Adingra’s late deflected attempt into the bottom corner, Brighton scored their fifth goal and Sheffield United conceded 65 goals this season—the most in Premier League history after 25 games—moving Brighton up to seventh place and seven points from safety.

Bart Verbruggen of Brighton parried a shot from Jayden Bogle, and Wes Foderingham had to be on the lookout to prevent teammate Anel Ahmedhodzic from putting the ball in his own net. Both goalkeepers were pressed into early saves.

Brighton took the lead thanks to Holgate’s insanity, as Buonanotte scored a close-range goal at a corner in the 21st minute and Welbeck scored the rebound of Mitoma’s strike three minutes later.

Osborn was declared offside after scoring via a bounce off Buonanotte that was ruled not to have been purposeful, although the visitors were lucky not to surrender. Mitoma and later Pascal Gross both had attempts pushed off the Sheffield United goal line.

Even though Brighton enjoyed 82% of the ball in the second half, they couldn’t take advantage of it until the 75th minute when Robinson turned Mitoma’s cross from the left into his own net.

Adingra’s header from Gross’ cross gave the home crowd even more reason to flee, as the winger’s strike sailed past Foderingham with a deflection.


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