The saviour of our season (ask Maradona10)
- Nov 5, 2016
Date - Wednesday, September 30 2020
Kickoff Time - 1945 Hrs BST
Venue - Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove
League Cup Form Guide
Manchester United: W
Brighton & Hove Albion: WW
Previous League Cup Meetings
Brighton & Hove Albion 1—1 Manchester United
Manchester United 1—0 Brighton & Hove Albion
All-Time League Cup Record
Manchester United wins: 1
Brighton & Hove Albion wins: 0
Ole Gunnar Solskjær
Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones ruled out.
Brighton & Hove Albion
José Izquierdo, Florin Andone and Christian Walton ruled out. Alexis Mac Allister doubtful. Yves Bissouma suspended.
Know the opposition
Brighton & Hove Albion (nicknamed The Seagulls and Albion) are a professional football club based in Brighton & Hove. The club was first formed as Brighton & Hove United on 24 June 1901, and the name was quickly changed to Brighton & Hove Albion. The club took the place of a defunct club, Brighton & Hove Rover, in the Southern League In the Southern League they won their only national honour to date, the FA Charity Shield, by defeating Football League Champions Aston Villa in 1910. There had previously been Old Brightonians, representing the area in the FA Cup in the 19th Century. The club initially played at the Hove County Ground, with a few games were also at Goldstone Ground that was used by Hove F.C. From 1902 onwards, Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. and Hove F.C. shared the Gladstone Ground. In 1920, 19 years after the club was formed, they were elected to the Football League's new Third Division.
Mismanagement brought Brighton close to relegation from the Football League to the Conference which they narrowly avoided in 1997 and 1998. A boardroom takeover saved Brighton from liquidation, and following successive promotions they returned to the second tier of English football in 2002, from then on playing in the second and third tiers of English football until the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, where the club earned promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history, marking the end of a 34-year absence from the top flight. Bighton's fans consider Crystal Palace to be their biggest rival with matches between them termed the M23 derby, and they play their home games at Falmer Stadium.