Fulham 0 – Manchester United 3
It was another disastrous day at the office for Fulham against Man United on Saturday.
Fulham opened the game brightly and the Cottagers had a couple of opportunities to score first.
But a mixture of naive and just terrible defending handed United the ascendancy soon after.
Paul Pogba struck first with a super shot past Sergio Rico into the Fulham near post.
Anthony Martial then left a couple of Fulham players for dead as he ran almost half the pitch to score a memorable solo effort.
Pogba capped the Man United win with a second half penalty.
Calum Chambers stamped on Chris Smalling
One incident has been flagged up by some Man United fans following the Fulham win.
Should the hosts have been reduced to 10-men?
Playing in a midfield role, Calum Chambers stamped on Chris Smalling in the 38th minute.
Smalling slid in to clear a Fulham attack, while Chambers was trying to win possession on the edge of the United box.
Chambers was late, and he ended up stamping on Smalling’s leg near his knee.
The Fulham midfielder was booked by referee Paul Tierney. But should he have been sent off?
During the live commentary on Sky Sports, Gary Neville remarked:
It wasn’t great from Calum Chambers. He definitely could have stopped. He chose not to, he knew exactly what he was doing.
Social media reaction
MOTD: Brush over all the shite decisions that have gone in Liverpool's favour as "you need a bit of luck". Focus all analysis on Liverpool's play.
Also MOTD: No mention of Chambers' stamp on Smalling. Analysis 50/50 & the focus on Utd was @IanWright0 bizarrely slagging Martial.
— Andsolskjaerhaswonit (@Smyldawg) February 9, 2019
Surprised MOTD, not including Chambers challenge on Smalling. Deserved red imo.
— (((TFP))) (@Tommy_CTS) February 9, 2019