Fulham Stuns Manchester United at Old Trafford (2-1): Alex Iwobi’s Heroics Seal Historic Win

In a thrilling Premier League encounter, Fulham delivered a stunning upset at Old Trafford, securing a memorable victory against Manchester United.

Alex Iwobi emerged as the hero with his late-game heroics, propelling Fulham to a historic win over the home team.

Fulham Stuns Manchester United at Old Trafford (2-1): Alex Iwobi's Heroics Seal Historic Win

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

After the final whistle, Fulham manager Marco Silva joined his team to celebrate in front of the jubilant visiting fans.

Alejandro Garnacho was United’s most threatening attacker; he had two shots that goalkeeper Bernd Leno pushed away with a diving save and another that was cleared off the line by defender Antonee Robinson. Rasmus Hojlund, who had scored in six of United‘s previous league games, was out injured.

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—ten.

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