MANCHESTER UNITED VS FULHAM 1-2: Iwobi scores 97th-minute


In the Premier League on Saturday, Fulham stunned inferior Manchester United 2-1 thanks to a goal from Alex Iwobi deep into stoppage time. It was the west London team’s second victory at Old Trafford since 1963 and their first since 2003.

United, who suffered their first league defeat in six games, now sits sixth in the standings with 44 points, eight points behind Aston Villa in fourth. With 32 points, Fulham is ranked 12th.
“I’m over the moon right now to come back into the team and get the win here — there is no better feeling,” Iwobi stated. “We feel we performed really well and have been performing really well recently, it is just about getting the results.”


Calvin Bassey gave Fulham the lead in the 65th minute by launching his own rebound into the roof of the net for the team’s first goal.

After the ball went off goalkeeper Bernd Leno, United defender Harry Maguire equalized in the 89th minute with a half-volley from inside the penalty area, and the home club appeared ready to salvage at least a point.
But in the 97th minute, after a counterattack, Iwobi—who had earlier wasted two excellent chances—swept a shot past Andre Onana, who was fixed in his goal, into the bottom corner, leaving the home crowd stunned.

The BBC was informed by Fulham manager Marco Silva, “It is a big win for us.” “A wonderful feeling for our supporters, who cheered from the opening sizzle to the final blow. The greatest team won the game, and the players deserved it.

“We were the team which played better, created more chances and had more control of the game,” he stated. “It is a fantastic feeling for us to come here and win against a side in a good run of form.”
When the final whistle blew, Silva joined his players in celebrating in front of the ecstatic visitor fans.

Rasmus Hojlund, United’s most dangerous forward, was out due to injury. He had scored in their last six league games, but defender Antonee Robinson blocked two of Garnacho’s shots, and Leno made a diving stop to keep them out of the goal.
“We were probably naive in the end by throwing too many bodies forward and getting done on the counterattack,” Maguire stated. “We’ve been playing well lately, so we were optimistic going into the match.

“We got hit by the injury to Rasmus, who has been a big focal point for us, but it is up to us to find the solutions and the areas we need to improve on.”

It was Fulham’s first away Premier League victory in twelve. This season, United has lost more league games than they did in the whole 2022–2023 campaign. FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK…

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