Fulham 1-2 Manchester United: Super-sub Garnacho hands Red Devils dramatic win

Manchester United won 2-1 against Fulham on Sunday, with Alejandro Garnacho scoring a stoppage-time winner off the bench.

Erik ten Hag’s side took the lead early on thanks to Christian Eriksen’s first goal for United, but they appeared ready to be thwarted when former winger Dan James leveled the score just two minutes of joining the game.

Fulham seemed to be the more probable victors after that, as United depended on a run of saves from David de Gea, but Garnacho scored three minutes into stoppage time to startle Craven Cottage.

The 18-year-old’s composed finish lifted United to within three points of the Premier League’s top four, ensuring the Red Devils entered the six-week hiatus in positive mood.

Gary Neville lauded Alejandro Garnacho after his 93rd-minute strike helped Manchester United defeat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage in the Premier League.

Erik ten Hag’s team came from behind to win all three points in London, sending United into the World Cup break on a strong note. Christian Eriksen gave his team the lead in the 14th minute, scoring his first goal for the club after getting on the end of Bruno Fernandes’ pass to the back post.

Former United player Dan James came on as a second-half substitute for Fulham, and it didn’t take long before he came back to haunt his old side, levelling the scores in the 61st minute.

The two clubs appeared to be set to share the points as the game headed into injury time, before Garnacho stole the headlines with a superb left-footed finish into the bottom corner.

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Neville then revealed exactly what he thought about Garnacho after his match-winning strike, admitting that the teenager needed to have a level of arrogance if he is to succeed at United.

He told Sky Sports: “If you’re a young player at Man United you’ve got to have arrogance, you have to have ego, he looks like he’s got that and passion as well. He’s just delivered a moment of brilliance and he’s broken Fulham’s hearts. They played so well in the second half, James scored but Garnacho the hero.

“He’s got something about him, no doubt about it. Bad attitude or not he can play, he’s brought an energy since he come on, the speed, the one-two. I remember Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a solo goal from that side many many years ago that won United the game, but not as late as this. The speed to get past [Bobby] Decordova Reid, Erik ten Hag’s team have been really poor in the last 20 minutes but he sent that crowd into mayhem.”

Fans were quick to compare the two goals on social media, demonstrating how similar they are.


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