Manchester United needed a last-ditch penalty to claim their first win in the Premier League in a 3-2 victory over Brighton Hove and Albion on Saturday afternoon.
Donny van de Beek started on the bench for the second league game running for United, as Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Nemanja Matic were the other changes while Adam Lallana started for Brighton.
The Red Devils were given an get out of jail free card following the opening ten minutes after Leandro Trossard cracked the post following a left-footed strike from range, before the Belgian was once again denied by the post ten minutes later.
Brighton weren’t done probing seconds before the half-hour mark as a looping header from Lewis Dunk following a cross forced United goalkeeper David De Gea to tip onto the crossbar.
Graham Potter’s side would eventually get their reward on 40 minutes when Neal Maupay’s paneka style penalty proved too smart for De Gea after Tariq Lamptey’s pace drew a foul from Fernandes.
The Red Devils levelled just before halftime when Brighton defender Dunk helped Matic’s pull back from Fernandes’ in-swinging free-kick into his own net.
United conceded another penalty minutes in the second half when Pogba bundled over Adam Connolly, but the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) stepped in and overturned the decision.
Marcus Rashford put United ahead on 52 minutes after he side-footed a cross from the left past Mathew Ryan, but it was disallowed by VAR.
Rashford was not to be denied again three minutes later when he cut into the area from the left to fire in off Dunk after finding space in the area.
Brighton hit the post for the fourth time 60 minutes in following Solly March’ left-footed attempt from inside the six-yard area following a diagonal ball.
Trossard slammed the woodwork for the third time in the last 15 minutes following a thumping left-footed attempt in the area. However, After continuous probing, Brighton got their just rewards in stoppage time when March headed into the near corner.
The Red Devils were given a penalty minutes later when Maupay handled Harry Maguire’s header following a VAR review, which Fernandes executed to give his side all three points.