Man Utd takes a penalty kick after the final whistle!

Under controversial circumstances Manchester United have registered their first Premier League win this season, against a plucky Brighton & Hove Albion side, with the match-winning goal coming through a penalty after the referee had blown the full-time whistle.

The handball incident occurred prior to referee Chris Kavanagh blowing for the full-time whistle, which allowed for VAR to check the incident.

Harry Maguire’s header hit the raised arm of Neal Maupay, which was cleared off the line by Solly March – seconds before the whistle blew in the 98th minute.

According to the International Football Association Board (IFAB), there are no time restrictions for reviewing incidents.

Games are allowed to be restarted following a VAR check, despite the referee having already blown his whistle to signal the end of the game.

Bruno Fernandes scored from the spot in the 10th minute of stoppage time to edge out a narrow 3-2 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Manchester United opened their Premier League account with a disappointing 3-1 home loss to Crystal Palace, and will now prepare for a meeting with former manager Jose Mourinho in their next match against Tottenham.