‘The point is to score’ | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 27, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:58 AM, September 27, 2020

‘The point is to score’

Manchester United beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 away in the Premier League on Saturday after an incredible finale in which Bruno Fernandes struck the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 100th minute of the game.

Fernandes's winner, which came after referee Chris Kavanagh had initially blown for fulltime, concluded an enthralling match which saw Brighton hit the woodwork five times and have a penalty overturned by VAR, while United had a goal ruled out in each half for offside.

Kavanagh eventually gave the 97th-minute penalty after consulting the pitchside VAR monitor and Fernandes lashed into the net from the spot, moments after Solly March had levelled for Brighton in the fifth minute of added time.

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was happy to admit his side had ridden their luck.

"We got away with one. Maybe one point we deserved, we didn't deserve more. But the character deserved more," he told reporters. "Last season we had too many draws, so that is a big plus for us."

United's match winner Fernandes made no apologies. "Maybe they deserved more, but the point is score goals not hit the bar. Sometimes you have to have some luck."

 

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