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Fulham 1-2 Manchester United: Alejandro Garnacho scores dramatic injury-time winner

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Christian Eriksen is the first Danish player to score for Manchester United since goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel scored against FC Rotor Volgograd in the Uefa Cup in September 1995

Manchester United snatched a dramatic 93rd-minute winner through substitute Alejandro Garnacho as they beat Fulham in a thrilling final Premier League match before the Qatar World Cup.

In a pulsating second half at Craven Cottage, Fulham looked to have earned a point before the 18-year-old Argentine raced through and arrowed a shot into the bottom corner past Bernd Leno.

Fulham’s Dan James had earlier came off the bench to grab an equaliser from Tom Cairney’s low cross to give the hosts what looked to be a well-deserved point after David de Gea had made a number of fine saves.

Christian Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest during a Euro 2020 match for Denmark against Finland in June 2021, had put the visitors ahead in the first half, sliding in to finish at the back post from a low cross from Bruno Fernandes.

But Garnacho’s winner with practically the last kick of the match gave United the three points.

The Premier League now takes a six-week break because of the Qatar World Cup, which begins on 20 November, with no domestic top-flight matches until 26 December.

The win leaves United fifth, 11 points behind leaders Arsenal and three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand on Antonio Conte’s side.

Fulham have either been promoted to or relegated from the Premier League in each of the previous five seasons, but are well placed to end that up-and-down run as they sit ninth, having already matched the five wins they gained in their previous top-flight campaign in 2020-21.

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Fulham

  1. Squad number17Player nameLeno

  2. Squad number14Player nameDe Cordova-Reid

  3. Squad number31Player nameDiop

  4. Squad number13Player nameReam

  5. Squad number33Player nameRobinson

  6. Squad number26Player nameJoão Palhinha

  7. Squad number10Player nameCairney

  8. Squad number8Player nameWilson

  9. Squad number18Player nameAndreas Pereira

  10. Squad number20Player nameWillian

  11. Squad number30Player nameCarlos Vinícius

  1. Squad number21Player nameJames

  2. Squad number25Player nameOnomah

Manchester United

  1. Squad number39Player nameMcTominay
  2. Squad number49Player nameGarnacho

Line-ups

Fulham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 17Leno
  • 14De Cordova-ReidBooked at 33mins
  • 31Diop
  • 13Ream
  • 33Robinson
  • 26João Palhinha
  • 10CairneySubstituted forOnomahat 90+2′minutes
  • 8WilsonSubstituted forJamesat 59′minutes
  • 18Pereira
  • 20Willian
  • 30Alves Morais

Substitutes

  • 1Rodák
  • 4Tosin
  • 5Duffy
  • 12Chalobah
  • 21James
  • 25Onomah
  • 27Mbabu
  • 38Harris
  • 45Sekularac

Man Utd

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1de Gea
  • 12Malacia
  • 2Lindelöf
  • 6Martínez
  • 23Shaw
  • 18Casemiro
  • 14Eriksen
  • 36ElangaSubstituted forMcTominayat 55′minutes
  • 8Bruno Fernandes
  • 10Rashford
  • 9MartialSubstituted forGarnachoat 72′minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Maguire
  • 17Fred
  • 30Bishop
  • 31Dúbravka
  • 34van de Beek
  • 39McTominay
  • 49Garnacho
  • 55Iqbal

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