Brighton 2-3 Man Utd: Dramatic injury-time penalty gives Manchester United victory

Marcus Rashford shoots
Marcus Rashford scored his first goal of the season to help Man Utd clinch their first Premier League win

A dramatic injury-time penalty gave Manchester United victory at Brighton and their first three points of the season in a stunning game at Amex Stadium.

A match packed full of incident was settled with the very final kick as Bruno Fernandes coolly stroked in the winning penalty, spotted and awarded via a VAR check for Neal Maupay’s handball from a corner, all after on-field official Chris Kavanagh had blown to signal the end of the match.

Just moments before, Brighton thought they had sealed a point that would have been the least they deserved when Solly March headed in a cross from Alireza Jahanbakhsh.

It was a fitting finale to a game that had seen Albion take the lead through a Maupay penalty before United clawed their way back into the ascendency thanks to a Lewis Dunk own goal and a superb solo effort from Marcus Rashford.

As if that wasn’t enough, the home side also struck the woodwork five times (with Leandro Trossard responsible for three of them), saw one awarded penalty overruled by VAR and another potential one waved away by Kavanagh.

On top of that, the visitors had two goals ruled out for offside.

But despite still being far from their best, it is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who emerge with a first win of the Premier League campaign, helping quieten some of the criticism that followed their surprise opening-day loss to Crystal Palace.

More to follow.

Player of the match

TrossardLeandro Trossard

Brighton & Hove Albion

  1. Squad number11Player nameTrossard

  2. Squad number2Player nameLamptey

  3. Squad number20Player nameMarch

  4. Squad number9Player nameMaupay

  5. Squad number7Player nameConnolly

  6. Squad number3Player nameWhite

  7. Squad number4Player nameWebster

  8. Squad number17Player nameAlzate

  9. Squad number14Player nameLallana

  10. Squad number16Player nameJahanbakhsh

  11. Squad number5Player nameDunk

  12. Squad number1Player nameRyan

  13. Squad number13Player nameGroß



  • 1Ryan
  • 3WhiteBooked at 74mins
  • 5DunkBooked at 83mins
  • 4Webster
  • 2Lamptey
  • 14LallanaSubstituted forGroßat 75′minutes
  • 17Alzate
  • 20March
  • 11TrossardBooked at 42mins
  • 7ConnollySubstituted forJahanbakhshat 75′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Maupay


  • 13Groß
  • 16Jahanbakhsh
  • 23Steele
  • 30Bernardo
  • 33Burn
  • 34Veltman
  • 49Molumby

Man Utd

  • 1de Gea
  • 29Wan-Bissaka
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 5Maguire
  • 23Shaw
  • 6PogbaSubstituted forFredat 65′minutes
  • 31MaticBooked at 41mins
  • 11GreenwoodSubstituted forBaillyat 83′minutes
  • 18Bruno FernandesBooked at 22mins
  • 10Rashford
  • 9MartialSubstituted forvan de Beekat 90+1′minutes


  • 3Bailly
  • 14Lingard
  • 17Fred
  • 24Fosu-Mensah
  • 26Henderson
  • 34van de Beek
  • 39McTominay

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