Premier League round-up: Brighton 2-3 Manchester United


Premier League round-up: Brighton 2-3 Manchester United. Last-gasp Bruno Fernandes penalty seals dramatic win.

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 header with his arm at the death.

Maupay’s infringement was initially missed by referee Chris Kavanagh, who blew the full-time whistle, but a pitchside VAR review handed Fernandes a penalty of his own which he dispatched into the top corner to seal the unlikeliest of victories for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s below-par side in the 100th minute.

For Graham Potter, an inquest into how his Brighton side slipped to back-to-back home defeats may point to Maupay but, having hit the woodwork no fewer than five times, the Seagulls’ finishing was as culpable as the Frenchman.

Credit: Sky Sports

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