28 min: Fred tries his luck with a long range shot from distance. It’s a decent strike, but straight at Jason Steele in the Brighton goal.
26 min: Henderson gets down low to his right to save a Jahanbakhsh snap-shot on the turn after excellent work from Mac Allister. The goalkeeper further earns his corn by reacting quickly to dive on the loose ball to prevent Mac Allister from getting first to the loose ball.
23 min: Brighton corner. It has all the hallmarks of one from the training ground they haven’t had time to practice often enough, but eventually Jahanbakhsh gets cross in from the right after some some freestyle riffing. Brandon Williams intercepts and heads clear. We’re over a quarter of the way into this game and it is not one that will live long in the memory so far.
21 min: On the edge of the Brighton penalty area, Van De Beek plays a nice give-and-go to Ighalo. He darts in behind the Brighton defence to collect the return pass but it is wayward.
19 min: Gyokeres knocks a long ball from the back into the path of Jahanbakhsh, whose shot from distance is feeble. Easy for Dean Henderson, who sends Manchester United on their way again.
18 min: Ighalo struggles to keep his balance and strikes the ball into the side-netting on the turn from a tight angle after receiving a cross from Juan Mata in the penalty area. That’s the best chance of the night so far.
16 min: Fabian Gross tries to put Viktor Gyokeres through with a long ball from the back. He gives the ball far too much welly and it sails through to Dean Henderson. Graham Potter’s tooth enamel takes a pounding.
14 min: The camera cuts to the touchline, where slightly pensive looking Brighton manager Graham Potter is tapping the non-business end of a black Bic Biro against his teeth. It’s all happening at the Amex tonight.
11 min: Pascal Gross tries to volley goalwards from the edge of the United penalty area, but miscues. The ball spins away from him and moments later, Dan Burn’s cross from the left is cleared by Bailly.
10 min: Advancing through the centre, Scott McTominay plays the ball right and wide to Odion Ighalo, who sends in a cross. Manchester United win a corner, which Brighton clear … eventually.
7 min: Manchester United win the first corner of the game and Victor Lindelof and Bailly amble forward. Juan Mata sends the ball into the Brighton penalty area, but it’s cleared.
6 min: Manchester United are enjoying the majority of possession early doors, but keep giving the ball away in the Brighton half. Lewis Dunk pumps the ball forward but it sails out for a goal kick, which Henderson plays short to Bailly.
4 min: Nothing much to report in these early stages as the teams try to settle into something resembling a groove. Dean Henderson is forced to hack the ball out for a throw-in after being put under a little pressure by a wayward back-pass from Eric Bailly.
2 min: Manchester United play the ball out from the back, before Dan James is dispossessed halfway inside the Brighton half. He could be off on loan this week if – and it’s a very big IF – Manchester United manage to sign Jadon Sancho.
1 min: Pascal Gross gets the ball rolling for Brighton after both teams take a quick knee, and the ball is hoofed forward.
Brighton v Manchester United: It is lashing rain at the Amex Stadium, where a slightly sheepish Ole Gunnar Solskjær has a minion named Karen holding an umbrella over his head as he conducts his pre-match interview. The teams are out and kick-off is just a couple of minutes away.
Brandon Cooper shoots high and wide after Jacob Murphy and Matthew Dolan had scored in the wake of Jonjo Shelvey scoring after Ryan Taylor had missed. Newcastle are through to the next round, but only just.
Newport miss and it’s down to sudden death.
Josh Sheehan scores for Newport – 3-2
Fabian Schar equalises but Newport have the advantage. 2-2
Newport go ahead: 2-1
Joelinton misses. Of course he does. 1-1
Newport equalise – Mickey Demetriou slots home. 1-1
Callum Wilson scores for Newcastle – 1-0
Fulltime at Rodney Parade
It’s finished Newport County 1-1 Newcastle United and the tie will be settled by penalties. Brighton v Manchester United to follow …
A goal in Wales: Jonjo Shelvey has just scored a neat individual goal to equalise for Newcastle against Newport County, turning this way and that before curling one into the top corner with three minutes to go.
Meanwhile in Wales: Newport County are entertaining Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup, with the Welsh League Two side leading their top flight visitors by the only goal of the game with 15 minutes to go. Newcastle have been dismal and thoroughly deserve to be behind to Tristan Abrahams’ opener in the fifth minute.
Brighton: Steele, White, Dunk, Burn, Veltman, Molumby, Mac Allister, Gross, Bernardo, Jahanbakhsh, Gyokeres
Subs: Sanchez, Maupay, Trossard, Sanders, Cochrane, Roberts, Jenks
Manchester United: Henderson, Dalot, Bailly, Lindelof, Williams, McTominay, Fred, Mata, Van de Beek, James, Ighalo
Subs: Grant, Fosu-Mensah, Mengi, Lingard, Pogba, Greenwood, Rashford
Change! Change! Change!
Between them, both managers make 19 changes from the teams that contested Saturday’s Premier League ding-dong. Manchester United centre-back Victor Lindelof is punished for his sub-par performance with a recall, while Brighton defenders Lewis Dunk and Ben White will be wondering what they did to deserve successive games on a very wet and windy night on the south coast.
Tonight’s match officials
Referee: Graham Scott
Assistants: Daniel Robathan and Derek Eaton
Fourth official: Simon Hooper
Those incensed by assorted handball decisions awarded over the weekend will be delighted to learn that VAR is not being used at this stage of the competition.
Early team news
Both managers are expected to make plenty of changes from their contest at the weekend, but Graham Potter must plan without the trio of Yves Bissouma, who is suspended, and the long term lame and halt Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone.
Donny van de Beek started against Luton last week and may well feature from the first whistle, while goalkeeper Dean Henderson is also expected to be between the sticks following his clean sheet against Luton. Fringe players and defenders Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are both sidelined with injury.
Just four days after playing out an entertaining Premier League game fortuitously won by Manchester United with a penalty kick awarded after the final whistle had blown, Brighton have a chance for revenge of sorts as the sides meet again in the Carabao Cup.
The Amex Stadium is the venue once again, for a game that may struggle to match the levels of entertainment served up by both sides on Saturday, but Brighton will have every right to fancy their chances having already seen off Portsmouth and Preston to make it to this stage of the competition.
United beat Luton 3-0 in their only foray into the EFL Cup so far this season. Kick-off in London-by-the-Sea is at 7.45pm (BST), but stay tuned in the meantime for team news and build-up.