Bruno Fernandes celebrates his 100th-minute winner against Brighton on 26 September 2020.

The latest United goals in Premier League history

Bruno Fernandes’s winner at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday was only the third in recorded Premier League history to be scored in the 100th minute or later.

The Portuguese playmaker tucked home his ninth consecutive spot-kick since joining the Reds in January with the match clock at 99:45, to make it 3-2 to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

Dirk Kuyt’s 102nd-minute penalty for Liverpool against Arsenal, nine years ago, is still the latest registered in the top-flight since Opta began collating exact goal-times in 2006.

One of Bruno’s current team-mates is second in the list, although Juan Mata’s 101st minute effort came when he was a Chelsea player, against Norwich, in August 2011.

United, of course, are no strangers to a dramatic injury-time winner and here, in descending order, are the five latest goals we’ve managed in the Premier League, starting with Bruno’s last-ditch spot-kick…

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BRUNO FERNANDES v BRIGHTON, SEPTEMBER 2020 (99:45)

It’s official! Bruno’s Brighton winner – scored after Chris Kavanagh had actually originally sounded the final whistle – can lay claim to being our most belated top-flight goal. Solly March’s 95th-minute header appeared to have given the Seagulls a deserved point but, in time added on, Harry Maguire’s on-target effort was eventually adjudged to have flicked the arm of Neal Maupay and, after a significant delay, Fernandes crashed the ball home.

JESSE LINGARD v LEICESTER, JULY 2020 (97:30)

You only have to go as far back as United’s previous top-flight away game to find our second-latest goal. It came in July, with United 1-0 up at the King Power Stadium and attempting to hold the Foxes at bay in a bid to secure a coveted Champions League spot. Injury-time was almost up when former Red Jonny Evans received his marching orders, but that indiscretion extended the game further – just enough to allow Jesse Lingard to pounce on a Kasper Schmeichel mistake and make absolutely sure of the three points.

STEVE BRUCE v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1993 (96:02)

We had to delve deep into the archives to find the exact goal time for this memorable effort from our centre-back, which completed one of the most remarkable United comebacks ever. Earlier in the second half, referee Mike Peck had been forced to leave the pitch with injury - and his replacement John Hilditch awarded the Owls a penalty, which John Sheridan converted. 

With the Reds aiming to keep Aston Villa at bay at the top of the Premier League table, Bruce picked the perfect moment to end his six-month goal drought, nodding in an Irwin corner to equalise. Then, as the clock ticked into a seventh minute of stoppage time due to Peck's early departure, and with United throwing everything at the visitors, our no.4 arrived late to bury a deflected Gary Pallister cross into the bottom corner and, with it, pave the way for Alex Ferguson’s men to lift a first league title in 26 long years.

SCOTT MCTOMINAY v MANCHESTER CITY, MARCH 2020 (95:59)

This list is dominated by goals scored in 2020: perhaps unsurprisingly, given the recent introduction of VAR, which generally means more stoppages in games. There was no controversy or late refereeing drama involved in Scott McTominay’s strike, though. In what is, to date, the last game played at Old Trafford with fans in attendance, our homegrown midfielder latched on to a wayward Ederson clearance, lobbing the ball into the net from a full 40 yards and sending the home support wild at the end of a highly emotional afternoon.

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MICHAEL OWEN v MANCHESTER CITY, SEPTEMBER 2009 (95:26)

United registered three stoppage-time derby winners in one season in 2009/10, but surely the best of all came during the league match at Old Trafford. The Reds were leading 3-2 when four minutes of stoppage time were signalled, but Craig Bellamy capitalised on a rare Rio Ferdinand mistake to equalise. The prolonged goal celebrations from our cross-town rivals meant referee Martin Atkinson allowed the game to continue beyond the allotted period – a decision Reds are still thankful for to this day, as Ryan Giggs’s pinpoint pass picked out Michael Owen to drive home, in front of the Stretford End.

The 10 latest goals in Premier League history

Date Player  Team  Opposition  Time 
17/04/2011 Dirk Kuyt Liverpool Arsenal 101:48
27/08/2011 Juan Mata Chelsea Norwich 100:03
26/09/2020 Bruno Fernandes UNITED Brighton   99:45
19/11/2011 Yakubu Blackburn  Wigan   98:14
19/07/2020 Che Adams Southampton  Bournemouth   97:56
16/01/2016 John Terry Chelsea Everton   97:53
26/07/2020 Jesse Lingard UNITED Leicester   97:30
22/01/2017 Alexis Sanchez Arsenal Burnley   97:14
28/11/2015 Junior Stanislas Bournemouth Everton   97:13
17/04/2011 Robin van Persie Arsenal Liverpool   97:10

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