Premier League: Fernandes brace steers Man United to 3-0 win at Brighton

A double from Bruno Fernandes guided Manchester United to a 3-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Tuesday.

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes celebrates one of his goals against Brighton in the Premier League on Tuesday.   -  Twitter

Bruno Fernandes scored two fine goals as Manchester United won 3-0 at Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League on Tuesday to stay in contention for a top-four finish.

The result left United fifth on 52 points from 32 games, two behind fourth-placed Chelsea which has a game in hand and ahead of Wolverhampton Wanderers, which occupies the sixth position, on goal difference.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS | Premier League highlights: Manchester United beats Brighton 3-0

A dominant United stretched its unbeaten run in all competitions to 15 games and celebrated its first league win at Brighton since 1982 after 18-year-old Mason Greenwood fired the team ahead with a solo effort in the 16th minute.

Portugal midfielder Fernandes, who had hit the post with a first-time shot early on, made it 2-0 with a deflected effort in the 29th minute following a superb build-up.

United scored a high quality third goal as Nemanja Matic released Greenwood with a searching long ball and the forward delivered an inch-perfect cross for Fernandes to volley home from 10 metres.

United is next at home to relegation-threatened Bournemouth while Brighton visits bottom team Norwich City on Saturday.

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