Fulham stuns Manchester United with 2-1 upset at Old Trafford


In a surprising turn of events, Fulham secured a 2-1 victory against Manchester United in a Premier League clash held at Old Trafford during the 26th round. The Fulham team, displaying an impressive performance, managed to claim three points in a dramatic encounter, exposing the hosts' subpar showing.

Throughout the match, the Londoners demonstrated superiority on the field, yet the first half concluded without any goals. The anticipated breakthrough occurred in the 65th minute when central defender Calvin Bassey capitalized on a mix-up in the Red Devils' penalty area, unleashing a powerful shot to give Fulham the lead. Only after conceding did Erik ten Haag's players come alive, intensifying their attacks. Their efforts paid off in the 89th minute when Harry Maguire successfully converted a penalty, leveling the score after being in the right place at the right time. Despite United's continued offensive efforts in stoppage time, a brilliant Fulham counter-attack sealed the match. Substitute Adama Traore skillfully navigated the pitch, delivering the ball to Alex Iyobi, who capitalized on a spot-kick, leaving Andre Onana with no chance.

The defeat further underscores Manchester United's inconsistent performance this season, marking their tenth loss in the league. The team currently holds the sixth position in the standings with 44 points, trailing eight points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa. Fulham, on the other hand, sits comfortably in 12th place with a total of 32 points.

Additional match results include:

- Aston Villa 4-2 Nottingham Forest
- Brighton 1-1 Everton
- Crystal Palace 3-0 Burnley. /BGNES