JUST-IN: Last-gasp Fernandes penaty wins five-goal thriller at Brighton

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 effort with his arm at the death, and after a VAR review Fernandes dispatched a penalty of his own in the most dramatic of finales.

Fernandes’ ninth Premier League goal sealed the unlikeliest of victories for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s below-par side, who saw Brighton hit the woodwork no fewer than five times, with Leandro Trossard denied by the frame of the goal on three occasions.

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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 effort with his arm at the death, and after a VAR review Fernandes dispatched a penalty of his own in the most dramatic of finales.

In victory, United move up to 13th place with a trip to Tottenham to follow, while Brighton move down to tenth place. The pair will meet again on Wednesday, once more at the Amex Stadium in the Carabao Cup fourth round.

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