United finish well before the World Cup. At Craven Cottage this Sunday, the Red Devils won against a brave team from Fulham (2-1). Christian Eriksen put them on the right track by opening the scoring quickly. After a nice collective movement of which he is at the origin, the midfielder took over a caviar from Bruno Fernandes to score his first goal this season in the league (14th).
The Dane could even have doubled the bet just before the break on a cross where he is strangely alone in the middle of the surface. But his flat foot licked Leno’s right post and kept Fulham in the game (45+1).
A former scorer
Dominating without being sparkling, United failed to widen the gap and were logically punished. Daniel James, former Mancunian, equalized after a counter flash on a perfectly adjusted cross from Tom Cairney (61st). The Welshman, on loan from Leeds, scored his first goal in his new colors and did not hesitate to celebrate with his audience.
At the end of the match, Erik Ten Hag’s players pushed to regain the advantage and thought they were leaving with the point of the draw. It was without counting on Alejandro Garnacho. Entering for the last 20 minutes, the young Argentinian (18) took advantage of a superb opening from Eriksen to slip the ball under Bernd Leno. Thanks to his goal, United came back to within 3 points of Tottenham, 4th and remained in the race for Europe.