Brighton vs Man United ended in a 3-2 controversial win at the AMEX Stadium courtesy of an injury time penalty from Bruno Fernandes.
Brighton scored at both ends pitch as an own goal from Lewis Dunk canceled out Neal Maupay’s spot-kick but Rashford put the Reds into the lead in the second half. Solly March thought he had salvaged a draw for his team in a near-post header until the controversial moment in the 97th minute. Brighton vs Man United: Fernandes scores penalty to hand United a 3-2 win. Photo Credit: Getty Images Source: Getty Images The talking point of the game was when Maupay handled Harry Maguire’s header as referee Chris Kavanagh blew the final whistle after the incident After a second look at the VAR, the penalty decision was given as Fernandes got all-important winner for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first win of the season. Leandro Trossard asked United questions after hit left-shot hit the post in the ninth minute with David de Gea completely beaten. The Belgian attacker also had another effort go agonizingly in the 21st minute as the Red Devils struggle to have a full grasp of the game. Tarik Lamptey won another penalty in the second consecutive game for Brighton after Fernandes crashed into the youngster in the box. The Seagulls finally broke the deadlock in the 40th minute through a Neal Maupay’s penalty as the Frenchman made it 1-0 to score his third goal of the season. After the restart, Brighton thought they had won themselves a penalty after Paul Pogba ran into Aaron Connolly, but after a look at the VAR, referee Kavanagh reversed his decision. A minute later, Rashford was on hand to tap in a low cross from Luke Shaw but the England striker was spotted in an offside position and it was not given. But Rashford put United into the lead for the first time in the game after tearing the Brighton defence apart before scoring a sensational goal to make it 2-1. Another penalty decision for Connolly was ruled after Maguire and the Irishman were in a tangle inside the 18-yard box. March hit the woodwork for Brighton or the fourth time in the game in the 59th minute as well as Trossard in the 75th. Graham Potter’s finally got their equalizer as March who hit the woodwork twice in the game headed home from close range in the 90th minute to make it 2-2.
Fernandes was then given a golden opportunity to earn themselves their first three points of the season after a hand ball from Maupay, which he scored to earn United a 3-2 victory.