Brighton 2-3 Manchester United: Last-gasp Bruno Fernandes penalty seals dramatic win

Report and free highlights as Man Utd claim first victory of the season on dramatic afternoon on south coast; Brighton hit the woodwork five times; Brighton host Man Utd in Carabao Cup on Wednesday

By Jack Wilkinson

Saturday 26 September 2020 14:44, UK

Neal Maupay went from hero to villain as his stoppage-time handball gifted Manchester United a penalty which Bruno Fernandes converted to secure a 3-2 victory at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton thought they had snatched a deserved point when Solly March headed home to cancel out Marcus Rashford’s brilliant solo goal to level the score at 2-2 in the fifth minute of added time.

But Maupay, whose first-half Panenka penalty was cancelled out by a Lewis Dunk own goal, was adjudged to have blocked Harry Maguire’s goal-bound effort with his arm at the death, and after a VAR review Fernandes dispatched a penalty of his own in the most dramatic of finales.

Fernandes’ ninth Premier League goal sealed the unlikeliest of victories for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s below-par side, who saw Brighton hit the woodwork no fewer than five times, with Leandro Trossard denied by the frame of the goal on three occasions.

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What’s next?

Brighton host Manchester United again in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at 7.45pm – live on Sky Sports Football.

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The Seagulls then travel to Everton in the Premier League on Saturday at 3pm, before United host Tottenham on Super Sunday at 4.30pm – live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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