Manchester United Receive 14th Penalty In The Premier League, 'Penchester United' Trends Moments Later
United knew that victory over Leicester would see them qualify for the Champions League next season at the expense of The Foxes.
While the game itself was a drab affair, United won 2-0 and took the lead through Fernandes after Anthony Martial was dragged down by Wes Morgan and Jonny Evans.
The midfielder converted the spot kick which was United's 14th in this Premier League season - an all-time record.
That was Manchester United's :one::four:th penalty of the season, a new Premier League record...:eyes:
- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 26, 2020
Rival fans immediately begun tweeting about the penalty and it quickly started trending.
Penchester United with a new league record for most pens given in a season
- Иван (@ivan_i94) July 26, 2020
It's certain, without a penalty Bruno can't score and Penchester United can't think of winning.
- kaye vuitton :flag_ng: (@kayechukwu) July 26, 2020
Penchester United at it again pic.twitter.com/0DkoIPwdGQ
- Philip :flag_no: (@Philip2174) July 26, 2020
Penchester united at it again
- Natasha ' CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND (@tashaaa2000) July 26, 2020
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United win their 14th penalty of the season-more than any team in Premier League history. pic.twitter.com/XpukWYzuqt
- B/R Football (@brfootball) July 26, 2020
United could have drawn at the King Power Stadium to seal Champions League football but victory sees them take third spot.
Chelsea's 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers means they will also be joining Liverpool and Manchester City in the competition next season.
Leicester had the better chances in the first half as United struggled to get into the game.
However, Brendan Rodgers' side failed to convert and didn't look like doing so while missing a number of first team players.
United's qualification for the Champions League will come as a shock to many considering the position they found themselves in back in January.
A 2-0 defeat to Burnley in the winter saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under immense pressure.
Since then, United haven't lost in the league and the addition of Fernandes in the transfer window has seen them climb up the table.
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