Brighton vs Man United: It is an Manchester Derby in the FA Cup final, after dramatic penalty shootout victory for the Red Devils

Manchester United reach the FA Cup final after beating Brighton on penalty shootout. They'll face Manchester City in the final.
Manchester United reach the FA Cup final. (Image- Associated Press)
Manchester United reach the FA Cup final. (Image- Associated Press)

The Red Devils reach the FA Cup final after penalty shootout victory during Brighton vs Man United. It is a Manchester Derby in the final at the Wembley Stadium on 3rd June.

The redemption arc for David De Gea was as wide as the Wembley arch as Manchester United made it an all-Manchester FA Cup Final after winning a penalty shoot-out against Brighton.

Man United beat Brighton on penalty shootout (Image- Manchester United)

Victor Lindelof struck the vital kick to after a tense encounter largely dominated by Brighton and with United indebted to their goalkeeper.

Three days after De Gea was badly at fault as United crashed out of the Europa League with an error-strewn display away to Sevilla, the goalkeeper made three outstanding saves.

Brighton vs Man United: Match Summary

Solly March was the only player to miss in the shoot-out, blasting high over the crossbar as the tension rose. Wout Weghorst had scored just before him and was allowed to hand the ball over to the Brighton winger by referee Craig Pawson, kissing it as he did so.

It was heartache for Brighton as they were denied their first FA Cup Final in 40 years while United while now face Manchester City back at Wembley on June 3 and with it, possibly, the prospect of trying to deny the the Treble that United themselves achieved in 1999.

When all was said and done at Wembley, Manchester United booked their spot in the final.

It was a fairly even opening to the game with neither side having too much in terms of big chances.

Enciso had the first decent chance of the game as he hit a loose ball on the edge of the box, which went just wide.

The Seagulls then began to dominate possession and pin Manchester United back in their own half as the first 45 wore on.

Second half:

Brighton's dominance continued into the second half of Brighton vs Man United with the first 10 minutes of the half spent around United's box. David de Gea was also forced into a good save from Enciso. Danny Welbeck then missed a free header from six yards with 56 minutes gone, which he should have scored.

This dominance saw Erik ten Hag opt to bring on Fred for Christian Eriksen. Antony then had Man United's first chance of the second 45 but his weak right-footed effort went straight at Sanchez when he probably should have passed to Bruno Fernandes.

Manchester United grew into the second half after this change, whilst Brighton lost Welbeck to injury.

Neither side could break the deadlock in 90 minutes, though, so extra time was needed.

The match turned very scrappy in extra time and neither outfit looked like scoring. Rashford had a good chance 21 minutes into ET when he picked up a long ball and cut inside but his effort went wide.

In the end, the match had to be decided by penalties.

Brighton scored their first six but Solly March missed the seventh. Victor Lindelof stepped up to win it for United and did so.

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