Fulham – Manchester United: United leave it late to stun Fulham (1-2)
As the Premier League resumed for one last time before the players will switch from club colors to their national colors, Manchester United went into the break with three crucial points. Alejandro Garnacho’s ‘Fergie time’ winner settled the game as Fulham’s attempts were futile in the end.
Tactical analysis and match report by Rahul Madhavan.
Although Fulham’s recent Premier League campaigns have ended in despair, they seem to possess more than enough quality to stay in the top flight this time around. Marco Silva has built a side that is capable of going toe to toe with the league’s best and are currently sitting in the top half of the table as a result.
Their opponents Manchester United, meanwhile, have struggled for consistency. Aside from the drubbing at the hands of Manchester City, Erik ten Hag’s record against the top sides has been admirable, but they have been caught by the mid-table teams. Having said that, the manager has established a clear structure to the side and they hoped to go into the break on a positive note.
Silva opted for his favored 4-2-3-1 shape once again with Bernd Leno starting in goal whilst the back four comprised Bobby Reid, Issa Diop, Tim Ream, and Antonee Robinson. In midfield, Tom Cairney replaced the suspended Harrison Reed and played next to Joao Palhinha. Andreas Pereira, Willian, and Harry Wilson were ahead of the double pivot, Two central midfielders next to each other. while Carlos Vinícius was given the nod . . .