Fans beg Brighton to ‘run back’ their 4-0 win as they face Man Utd on first day

Football fans are begging Brighton and Hove Albion to run it back to their 4-0 win after the Seagulls learned they would face Manchester United on the opening day of the new Premier League season.

The new fixtures for the 2022/23 campaign were released at 9am on Thursday morning with Graham Potter's side travelling to Old Trafford for their curtain-raising clash.

Traditionally not holding much luck against Man Utd, the Seagulls lost seven consecutive matches between January 2019 and February 2022 against the 20-time English champions but soared to victory in their most recent encounter – and supporters are vying for more of the same when they meet again on August 7.

"4-0 run it back," posted a rival Arsenal fan. While a perhaps overzealous Brighton supporter commented: "This time 4-0 at their place." And it seems Seagulls fans are pleased with their opening day fixture as second quipped: "Another 4-0 to start off the season id be happy."

But for Manchester United supporters, the picture looks a little more gloomy. "Ffs Brighton on game week 1, 4-0 loss incoming," stated one fan. "So Manchester United's first fixture is against Brighton. This time we better not get thrashed 4-0," said another.

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Though one fan believes an opening day run-out against Brighton will be helpful to benchmark the season: "Glad we've got Brighton first, very good team in possession and smashed us 4-0 last time out. Will be good to see where we are as a team and what's changed over pre season."

The opening round fixtures in full

Crystal Palace v Arsenal – August 5. 8pm KO

Fulham v Liverpool – August 6, 12:30pm KO

A.F.C. Bournemouth v Aston Villa – August 6. 3pm KO

Leeds United v Wolverhampton – August 6. 3pm KO

Leicester City v Brentford – August 6. 3pm KO

Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest – August 6. 3pm KO

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton – August 6. 3pm KO

Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest – August 6. 3pm KO

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton – August 6. 3pm KO

Everton v Chelsea- August 6. 5:30pm KO

Manchester United v Brighton – August 7. 2pm KO

West Ham United v Manchester City- August 7. 4:30pm KO

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