Manchester United lost 1-0 at Brighton as Luke Shaw’s stoppage-time handball allowed midfielder Alexis Mac Allister to win it from the penalty spot in a Premier league clash on Thursday night.
The home team had the majority of the ball and had a chance to score as early as the fourth minute when Japanese winger Kaoru Mitoma intercepted a sloppy pass from Victor Lindelof, but he shot directly at David De Gea.
In spite of United’s inability to move the ball out of defense, Mitoma was a menace the whole game, creating many chances for himself before setting up Danny Welbeck, who fired high and wide from the edge of the box early in the second half.
United looked set to secure a draw, but there was late drama when Luke Shaw was found to have handled the ball in the box after a VAR review, and Mac Allister blasted home the spot kick nine minutes into stoppage time to secure the win.
For their head coach De Zerbi, this win was particularly satisfying given that they lost the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United on penalties just last month.