Premier League English

Brighton cruise to 5-0 win at 10-man Sheffield United

A late Simon Adingra brace gifted Brighton & Hove Albion their biggest away win in the Premier League as they demolished bottom dwellers Sheffield United 5-0, who were left to play most of Sunday’s match with 10 men after Mason Holgate was sent off.

This was Brighton’s first league win on the road since November and has lifted them to seventh place with 38 points from 25 matches, while United suffered a third loss in four games. Holgate had joined United on loan from Everton earlier this month, and was sent off in the 13th minute after a knee-high challenge on Kaoru Mitoma.

Seven minutes later the visitors surged ahead when Facundo Buonanotte scored from close range after a Pascal Gross corner was headed down inside the box by Lewis Dunk. Brighton subsequently doubled the lead, courtesy of Danny Welbeck in the 24th minute after Gross found Mitoma in the box. The Japan forward’s shot was deflected by keeper Wes Foderingham to Welbeck on the edge of the six-yard box, with the ball finding the net with his left foot.

A Jack Robinson blunder saw Mitoma’s cross sailing into his own net in the 75th. Then three minutes later, Gross found Adingra in the box from the right and he slammed the ball home with his right foot.

Adingra’s second goal came in the 85th when Ansu Fati artfully dodged several challenges to find the Ivory Coast international, who sent the ball over Foderingham.

Brighton next host Everton on Saturday, while United visit Wolverhampton Wanderers next Sunday.