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Late Iwobi Goal Earns Fulham Rare Win at Old Trafford

 Late Iwobi Goal Earns Fulham Rare Win at Old Trafford

Calvin Bassey of Fulham
Calvin Bassey of Fulham challenges Marcus Rashford of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham FC at Old Trafford on February 24, 2024 in Manchester, England(Image-Getty) 

Date: February 24, 2024

Fulham secured a historic 2-1 victory against Manchester United at Old Trafford, with Alex Iwobi's stoppage-time strike ending their 16-year winless run at the venue.

Match Summary:

- Fulham's first away win since the season opener came with a stunning victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

- Calvin Bassey opened the scoring for Fulham, but Harry Maguire's late equalizer seemed to salvage a draw for United until Iwobi's dramatic winner.

Key Moments:

- Bassey's sweetly struck shot gave Fulham the lead, showcasing their intent early in the match.

- Maguire's header in the dying minutes of regular time seemed to rescue United, but Iwobi's clinical finish secured three points for Fulham in stoppage time.

Race for Europe:

- Fulham's win keeps them in 12th place with 28 points, while United's defeat halted their four-match winning streak, leaving them sixth with 44 points.

How the Match Unfolded:

- Fulham's bright start saw Iwobi and Lukic come close to scoring before Bassey's opener.

- Despite United's attempts to rally, Fulham dominated proceedings, with Onana making crucial saves to maintain the lead.

- Maguire's late goal seemed to shift momentum, but Fulham's resilience prevailed as Iwobi secured the historic victory.

Key Facts:

- Iwobi's winner at 96 minutes and 4 seconds is one of the latest goals scored against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

- Fulham's victory marked their first away win against United since 2003, ending a 16-match winless streak.

- United's defeat at home was their eighth of the season in all competitions, the most since the 2020/21 season.

Stay tuned for more Premier League updates as the season progresses.

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