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Bruno Fernandes sends message to Karl Darlow after penalty save against Man Utd

Bruno Fernandes fired a message to Karl Darlow after the Newcastle keeper ended his perfect run of penalties for Manchester United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side were drawing 1-1 when they were awarded a penalty after Jamal Lewis was adjudged to have fouled Marcus Rashford.

Up stepped Fernandes, who had scored 10 spot-kicks from 10 since joining the Red Devils in January – but the midfielder's kick was brilliantly pushed away by Darlow.

The Portugal star had blown a chance to give United the lead – but he made up for it on 86 minutes with a thumping finish past Darlow to finally put his side ahead.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Marcus Rashford then scored to complete a 4-1 victory at St James' Park.

And Fernandes afterwards congratulated Darlow on his save – while reminding the rest of the Premier League about his previous potency from the penalty spot.

"Congratulations to him," said Fernandes, according to Utd Report.

"He is the first goalkeeper in the Premier League to save a penalty from me."

Fernandes' spot-kick on Saturday was only the third he has missed out of 33 during his career so far.

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On changing his technique for the penalty, the 26-year-old told Match of the Day : "I already change sometimes. Today it doesn't work.

"I need to do what is better for the game – today was not the right choice but doesn't matter, miss the penalty, I have to keep improving in the next games."

Fernandes was asked about Harry Maguire, who was under pressure going into the game after he was sent off while playing for England following a below-par start to the season for the defender.

"He is a big man," said Fernandes. "He is playing for the national team and Manchester United.

"It is of course difficult for every player being under fire but he did what he had to do on the pitch. He scored. We can push him and he can push us."

And Fernandes felt his side were ultimately good value for their win, saying: "We played really well today. The game was fantastic for us.

"Newcastle have a really good team, they play well and have good players but I think we deserved the win today."

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