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Holgate horror tackle helps Brighton hammer Sheff Utd

Sheffield United defender Mason Holgate was sent off in the 13th minute for a horror tackle which helped Brighton ease to a 5-0 victory at Bramall Lane.

Holgate lunged in knee-high on Brighton’s Kauro Mitoma and was shown a straight red card following a VAR check before the visitors piled on the misery for Chris Wilder’s side, who became the first team in top-division history to concede five or more goals in three consecutive home games.

Facundo Buonanotte forced in the opener at a corner and Danny Welbeck slammed home the second four minutes later while the Blades had Ben Osborn’s goal ruled out for offside on the stroke of half-time.

Brighton dominated the second half, eventually repeating their quickfire double as Jack Robinson turned the ball into his own net before Simon Adingra swept in their fourth just two minutes later.

Adingra’s late deflected effort nestled into the bottom corner for Brighton’s fifth and became Sheffield United’s 65th goal conceded this season, the most in Premier League history after 25 games, which leaves them seven points from safety as Brighton move up to seventh.

More to follow…

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Sheffield United are back on Sky Sports next Sunday, travelling to Wolves in the Premier League on Super Sunday; kick-off 1.30pm.

Sunday 25th February 1:00pm Kick off 1:30pm

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Brighton are back in Premier League action on Saturday as they host Everton; kick-off 3pm.

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