Alejandro Garnacho came off the bench to attain a stoppage-time winner as Manchester United defeated Fulham 2-1 of their remaining fit earlier than the world Cup damage at Craven Cottage on Sunday.
Midfielder Christian Eriksen scored his first finest League aim for United in view that becoming a member of inside the summer, tapping home from Bruno Fernandes go in the 14th minute.
Eriksen had a superb threat to double his aspect’s lead in first-half of stoppage time whilst he was picked out in the field by using Fernandes, however this time he stabbed his shot extensive of the close to submit.
Carlos Vinicius almost put Fulham stage just after the smash, twisting to fire a shot that goalkeeper David de Gea suggested in the back of, and the Spaniard pulled off another exceptional store to preserve out Tim Ream’s headed attempt from the subsequent nook.
The home aspect equalised within the 61st minute after a quick-wreck observed midfielder Tom Cairney on the wing whose first-time go turned into met by way of ahead Daniel James, scoring first intention for Fulham in opposition to his former club — simply one minute after being subbed on.
Fulham’s Joao Palhinha and United’s Scott McTominay wasted decent possibilities for his or her respective aspects with wayward headers, and the game appeared to be heading for a draw until Garnacho struck.
After approaching inside the 72nd minute, the 18-year-antique had a few promising runs down the left before charging into the box in the 93rd minute to fireplace his first most beneficial League goal and clutch all 3 points.
“I assume in the long run we’re just happy with the three factors. It changed into a difficult-fought recreation on both ends however simply glad with the win,” goalscorer Eriksen stated.
“approximately time! [On scoring his first goal] I owed a few so i am glad to be at the scoresheet in the last recreation before the sector Cup. It’s been a very good week.
“closing week wasn’t top with the loss at Villa but it is picked up on account that then. We had a point to prove inside the cup, a win these days and now onto the world Cup.”
United midfielder Fernandes hailed younger alternative Garnacho after his decisive intervention.
“He has loads of expertise and his paintings price, together with the expertise, makes a big distinction with us from the bench. It is not the primary time he makes a huge impact for us,” he stated to Sky sports.
United will now head into the world Cup damage in fifth region with 26 points, 3 points behind Tottenham. Fulham