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Manchester United vs West Ham United finished in incredible fashion, as Jesse Lingard scored the winning goal in the last few minutes, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team still needed heroics from David de Gea.
Lingard was the villain for Solskjaer's team last Tuesday, as his mistake set up Young Boys for their surprise winner in the Champions League.
He came on in the second half on Sunday, to play against the team he was on loan to in the second half of last season, to applause from the host fans, with the game at 1-1 and looking like the teams would share the spoils.
With just minutes left, Lingard struck a brilliant goal to put his team 2-1 up, and it looked like it would be all over then.
However, more was to come as West Ham won a penalty in injury time, after Luke Shaw was adjudged to have handled the ball when attempting to block a penalty.
David Moyes chose to make a substitution, sending on club captain Mark Noble for Jarrod Bowen, for the express reason of taking the spot kick to draw the game.
Instead of glory for Noble though, it was David de Gea who became the hero, as he saved the penalty from the West Ham midfielder, to secure all three points for Solskjaer's team.
Here it is - 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 penalty...😳— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 19, 2021
Thoughts on the decision to bring Mark Noble on to take #WHUFC's penalty? 😬
Incredible last minute scenes at the London Stadium! 😱 pic.twitter.com/G4P1jv9F7e— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 19, 2021
David de Gea is mobbed by the Manchester United players at full-time for saving a last minute penalty 👏 pic.twitter.com/IFi62ZQdd2— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 19, 2021
West Ham had taken the lead in the first half, as they had in this fixture last season, when Said Benrahma's shot took a deflection off Raphael Varane and into the back of the net, on the half hour mark.
The lead lasted just five minutes though, as Cristiano Ronaldo made it four goals in just three games for his side, since returning after 12 years away.
He met Bruno Fernandes' shot in the box but could only play it at Lukasz Fabianski, however the keeper's save only pushed the ball back towards the striker, who reacted quickest to make it level.
Ronaldo complained twice when he thought he should have been awarded a penalty, though the referee and VAR rightly ruled neither were.
A third foul on the five time Ballon d'Or winner did look like it should have been a penalty, before Lingard's finish kicked off an incredible end to the game.
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