During the first 90 minutes of Minnesota United FC's game against FC Dallas, almost nothing happened and the score drew 0-0. But, as those who attended the Allianz Field soon realized, that hour and a half without complications was anything but a precursor of things to come.
Within seconds of the game, the clock reached the 90th minute. Minnesota midfielder Jan Gregus shot on goal from outside the box. The ball was on target, but Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez could put a couple of fingers on it to keep him away. Fortunately for the home crowd in Saint Paul, Minnesota, second-half substitute Mason Toye was in the right place to steal the detour before the defenders could get to the ball, and conceded a shot to a 1: 1 advantage. -0.
In response, Dallas made an effort towards a level of effort that would have been good to see during the regulation. It worked and Dallas defender Bryan Reynolds, who had been sent to attack, was able to enter the penalty area of the opposing team while chasing a ball. Reynolds found himself in a race against Minnesota goalkeeper Vito Mannone for possession and when the Italian goalkeeper came close enough, he took some contact and fell. Originally, the referee told Reynolds to get up, but after watching the game through VAR, he determined that, in fact, Mannone had committed a foul on the Dallas player and had awarded a penalty to the visiting team just after the game. 96 minute.
After much delay as a result of the players' complaints, the Dallas Ziegler Challenge came forward to take what should have been a goal of a draw. Mannone had other ideas.
It was an exciting way to get a win, but maybe the next time someone can tell the Minnesota players that they are allowed to do exciting shit before the injury time is announced.