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Man U in dra­matic vic­tory at Brighton

- Sports · Soccer · Manchester United F.C. · Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. · Brighton · Bruno Miguel Borges Fernandes · Manchester · Colwyn Bay F.C. · David de Gea · Marcus Rashford · England national football team · England · Mason Greenwood · Neal Maupay

>>BRIGHTON: Bruno Fer­nan­des scored a penalty, awarded on a VAR re­view af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle had been blown, as Manch­ester United rode their luck to reg­is­ter their first Premier League points of the sea­son with a thrilling 3-2 win at Brighton yes­ter­day.

The Seag­ulls hit the wood­work five times and thought they had earned a de­served point when Solly March headed home to make it 2-2 in the 95th minute.

How­ever, Neal Mau­pay’s hand­ball was pe­nalised by ref­eree Chris Ka­vanagh af­ter he had blown for full-time and Fer­nan­des con­verted from the spot in the 100th minute.

Brighton took the lead in the 40th minute when the tire­less Tariq Lamptey burst into the United box from right wing-back and was clipped by Fer­nan­des.

The United mid­fielder was lucky to es­cape a sec­ond yel­low card, but Mau­pay en­sured they did pay the penalty with a cheeky chip down the mid­dle of the goal as David de Gea dived to his left.

How­ever, the lead lasted just three min­utes as from a fiercely driven Fer­nan­des free-kick, Ne­manja Matic turned the ball back across goal and Lewis Dunk turned the ball into his own net.

A bril­liant solo strike from Mar­cus Rash­ford had given United the lead in the 55th minute af­ter the Eng­land striker and Ma­son Green­wood had goals ruled out for off­side.

 ??  ?? BRIL­LIANT EF­FORT: Manch­ester United’s Mar­cus Rash­ford, right, scores his team’s sec­ond goal at the Amer­i­can Ex­press Com­mu­nity Sta­dium in Brighton.
BRIL­LIANT EF­FORT: Manch­ester United’s Mar­cus Rash­ford, right, scores his team’s sec­ond goal at the Amer­i­can Ex­press Com­mu­nity Sta­dium in Brighton.

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