In a game that lacked some of the drama of the meeting of the Premier League at the Amex Stadium four days earlier, the visitors progressed with a deserved 3-0 victory.Juan Mata loaded in the first game by Scott McTominay before adding the second himself with his 50th goal for the club. Paul Pogba came off the bench to score as late side Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got into the quarterfinals.
“It was a tight game until the second goal, or Dean Henderson Save to 1-0 was key,” said head coach Graham Potter Albion. “Then they bring in Rashford and Pogba made life difficult.
“The first goal is not good, we must do better there, it’s as simple as that.
“We were in the game, 3-0 is a bit harsh.”
Brighton made nine changes and their clash States 10 weekend which was won by penalty Bruno Fernandes’ awarded after the full-time whistle. In a rain-soaked night this was no match for the thriller five goals as United won their third game in Brighton in three months.