Man U in dramatic victory at Brighton
>>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.