The decisive spot-kick was missed by Brighton midfielder Solly March, sending Manchester United through to the FA Cup final on Sunday afternoon.
A packed-out Wembley witnessed 12 successful penalties before the unfortunate March blazed his shot over the crossbar, handing United the advantage.
Victor Lindelof then slotted away stylishly to send Erik Ten Hag’s side into the final, where they will face local rivals Manchester City on June 3.
After the final whistle, March was understandably devastated, and Marcus Rashford comforted the 28-year-old as he appeared to be in tears.
Moments after their penalty shoot-out victory and Manchester United’s official Twitter account were quick to crack a joke as they celebrated another cup final date.
They wrote: “WE’RE ON THE MARCH WITH TEN HAG’S ARMY!”
As you can imagine, their post sparked plenty of reaction on social media.
One commented: “I have a feeling that this admin has not yet checked who Manchester United will be playing in the final,” while another wrote: “Have some class, your squad cost 10x Brighton’s.”
A third added: “Show some respect.”
WE’RE ON THE MARCH WITH TEN HAG’S ARMY! ❤️
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 23, 2023
United successfully converted from the spot-kick through Casemiro, Diogo Dalot, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Marcel Sabitzer, Wout Weghorst, and Victor Lindelof.
Meanwhile, Alexis Mac Allister, Pascal Gross, Deniz Undav, Pervis Estupinan, and Lewis Dunk beat David de Gea from their respective efforts for Brighton.
However, March fired over the bar, denying the Seagulls a place in June’s FA Cup final.
Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton’s manager, will continue to be a huge fan of Solly March despite his missed penalty.
De Zerbi had tipped the 28-year-old midfielder for an England call-up ahead of their Euro 2024 qualifiers against Italy and Ukraine, last month.
“I can only say my opinion and I hope Solly goes into the national team, but it’s not my job, the national team coach,” De Zerbi said. “I think he deserves to go, but Dunk too.
“Solly is a complete player. OK, he can improve in scoring but I’m pleased with Solly, for his performance.”
🚨🎙️| Gary Lineker: “Solly March sent that into April.” pic.twitter.com/gDMF5N01nF
— centredevils. (@centredevils) April 23, 2023