Shaw: It changes nothing, it’s in our hands

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Luke Shaw who gave away the penalty to Brighton last night in the Premier League said the result has changed nothing as he believes they will finish in the top four.

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw stated that his costly mistake cost the team against Brightonbut insists they are in the top four race.

The England international cost a late penalty in that Alexis Mac Callister converted to give his side all three points.

“Last minute, last action really. I got a little nudge, but of course the hand shouldn’t be there,” Shaw told Sky Sports after the game. “I own up to it, take it on the chin, it cost us the game, but it is tough. I can’t even explain why my hand is up there.

“I got a nudge, maybe that helps with my hand going up, but it shouldn’t be there.”

The result may have felt like a bit of revenge for Brighton after their loss to United in a penalty shootout in the FA Cup semifinals 12 days earlier. It moved Roberto de Zerbi’s side into sixth place in the table, eight points behind fourth-place United, but with a game in hand in the race for Champions League qualification.

United stayed two points behind third-place Newcastle United and four points ahead of Liverpool, who have played one more game.

“It changes nothing. It is still in our hands,” Shaw said of the race for the top four. “We have to pick ourselves from the position we were win. We were comfortable but now you could say there is a real chase.

“Teams around us are picking up points. We still have a game in hand and it is in our hands.”

Manchester United play West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday, while Brighton face an Everton team in serious danger of being relegated from England’s top flight for the first time since they went down following the 1950-51 season.


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