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Fulham 1-2 Manchester United: Match report, player ratings, fan reaction & more

Fulham and Manchester United clashed in a Premier League match on Sunday afternoon.


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Fulham and Manchester United clashed in a Premier League match on Sunday afternoon.

Manchester United headed into the game on a mixed run of form, with their last league outing a 3-1 loss at the hands of Aston Villa.

Fulham, meanwhile, were sat in 9th place and struggling to keep clean sheets.

And, when all was said and done in London, United snatched the three points.

Manchester United had the best chance of the game early on. Luke Shaw played in Rashford over the top and the winger passed to Anthony Martial who was about to shoot but Isa Diop recovered well.

United then opened the scoring 14 minutes in. Bruno Fernandes played the ball across goal and Christian Eriksen, who started the move, made a run into the box and tapped into an open net.

The away side continued to dominate for the most part but were unable to find a second goal in the first 45.

Manchester United should have gone two up inside 48 minutes but Anthony Elanga did not put enough power in his shot when he was played in. Rashford saw his effort from the deflection put behind for a corner.

This was followed by Fulham having two great chances 52 minutes in, which David de Gea did well to save.

Ten Hag then took off the struggling Elanga for Scott McTominay to add some protection to United’s defence.

The change did not have the desired effect, though, as Fulham equalised 61 minutes in.

Both of United’s full-backs were pushed too high, allowing Willian to slip in Cairney who found Dan James in the box.

Neither side looked as though they would find a second goal but substitute Garnahco scored an equaliser 92 minutes in.


Fulham player ratings

Bernd Leno (5)

Bobby Ream (6)

Isa Diop (6)

Tim Ream (6)

Antonee Robinson (5)

Tom Cairney (7)

João Palhinha (8)

Harry Wilson (6.5)

Andreas Pereira (5)

Willian (7)

Vinicius (6)

Substitutes

Dan James (7)

Joshua Onimah (N/A)

Manchester United player ratings

David de Gea (7) – Made a number of good saves to deny Fulham. Could not have done much about the goal.

Tyrell Malacia (3) – Played out of position at right-back and had a tough 90 minutes vs Willian. He was also pushed too high up the pitch when Fulham broke and equalised.

Victor Lindelof (6) – Largley solid showing from the Swede who did little wrong.

Lisandro Martinez (8) – A dominant showing from the Argentine who was especially impressive in the air.

Luke Shaw (5) – Linked with Rashford well down United’s left, playing a number of dangerous balls to the winger. Out of position for the Fulham equaliser.

Christian Eriksen (7) – Scored the opener after starting the move and making a great run into the box.

Casemiro (8) – Won the tackle that began the move for United’s first and was similarly dominant in midfield throughout the match.

Anthony Elanga (4) – Offered very little going forward and did not help the struggling Malacia out defensively.

Bruno Fernandes (7.5) – Got the assist for Christian Eriksen’s goal and made several more key passes throughout the 90.

Marcus Rashford (6.5) – Caused Fulham issues with his pace, running in behind their backline on several occasions.

Anthony Martial (6) – Was unlucky not to get a goal in the first half. He also pressed well.

Substitutes

Scott McTominay (4)

Alejandro Garnacho (7)


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