The Manchester United star was unlucky to not score at the first attempt but made amends with a retake to earn a valuable victory.
Bruno Fernandes conceded that missing the first penalty against West Brom left him frustrated before a surprise retake allowed him to make amends.
Sam Johnstone saved the Portuguese midfielder’s first attempt from the 12-yard spot early in the second half. But a VAR review deemed the Baggies keeper lunged off his line early. Referee David Coote, therefore, ordered a retake.
And Fernandes made no mistake at the second time of asking to fire the ball into the net to secure United a 1-0 win and a first home victory in the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.
47': WBA given penalty
48': VAR overturns WBA penalty
53': Man Utd given penalty
55': WBA keeper saves penalty
56': Penalty save overturned by VAR for keeper off his line
56: Bruno scores at second attempt
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“Not good. You need to do it the first time,” Fernandes told MUTV on his feelings after missing the first spot-kick.
“It doesn’t matter that the keeper comes off the line, I’m not happy I didn’t score the first time. Okay, I scored the second one but I need to score the second one.
“At this point, the most important thing is the three points. It was the most important but we know we can do much better and we will do for sure.”
But while the three points are most welcome, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side can perform better after their narrow victory.
Fernandes added: “Of course it is really important to us to win this game.
“First of all not because it was our first league win at Old Trafford but because we needed to get points in the league.
“It was a tough game. We can do much better. We created a lot but we have the qualities to do much better.”