Nigeria midfielder, Alex Iwobi, stunned Manchester United with a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Fulham defeated the Red Devils 2-1 in the Premier League at Old Trafford on Saturday.

United had been in superb form in 2024, remaining unbeaten and winning their last five matches, while Rasmus Hojlund had scored seven goals in his last six games.

The striker was however ruled out through injury in midweek and United were toothless in his absence, with Omari Forson – handed a first senior start after being preferred to £86 million signing Antony – struggling to fill the void.


Fulham wasted numerous openings and the only surprise was that it took them until the 65th minute to open the scoring, with Nigeria defender, Calvin Bassey, lashing the ball into the roof of the net after United failed to deal with a set-piece.

The hosts belatedly mustered a response and levelled when Harry Maguire tapped in from close range after Bernd Leno spilled a shot in his direction.

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That goal swung the momentum in United’s favour but Fulham hit their hosts with a sucker punch, Iwobi finishing a 97th-minute counter-attack to leave Erik ten Hag’s team eight points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa.

Iwobi’s winner for Fulham is the second latest winning goal ever scored against United in the Premier League, and the latest goal on record (since 2006-07) scored by the visiting team at Old Trafford in the competition.


United have now lost eight home games in all competitions this season – it’s their most since 2020-21 (also eight), while they last lost more in a single campaign in 1973-74 (nine).

United’s next game is at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday.

Erik ten Hag’s side return to Premier League action at Manchester City on Sunday, March 3.

Fulham are next in action at home to Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday. Marco Silva’s side then travel to Wolves on Saturday, March 9.

The Star



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