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Manchester United 4 - 1 Fulham
Sat 08 December 2018 15:00 View team сomparison
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Game Report

Highlights

Manchester United had a rare comfortable afternoon at Old Trafford as they easily swept aside bottom club Fulham with a convincing 4-1 victory. The game was virtually over at half-time as goals by Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku gave the Red Devils a commanding lead. Aboubakar Kamara briefly gave the visitors hope from the penalty spot but Andre-Frank Anguissa was sent-off shortly afterwards and Marcus Rashford rounded off the scoring late on.

Detail

Manchester United hadn't tasted victory in their last four Premier League games so this was simply a must-win against the bottom club. They got the start they wanted as Young rolled back the years with some fine wing play, cutting inside from the left and firing an unstoppable shot into the far corner.

The early goal settled any lingering tension around Old Trafford and the hosts completely dominated the first half. It wasn't long before they were two goals ahead as Lukaku played in Rashford down the left and he picked out Mata who swept it into the bottom corner.

Fulham have shown improvement since Claudio Ranieri's arrival but this was a eye-opening reminder that his task is still a mammoth one. They looked far too easy to open up at the back and United did just that to make it 3-0 before half-time as Mata exchanged passes with Jesse Lingard before crossing for Lukaku to tap in.

Ranieri was clearly not happy with what he saw in the first half and he made two substitutions at the break, rather surprisingly taking off top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic, but his replacement made an impact. Kamara used his strength to brush off Phil Jones and was then tripped by Ander Herrera in the box. The big forward picked himself up to convert the resultant penalty.

Just when things were looking slightly more positive for the Cottagers, Anguissa went in with an absolutely needless lung on Rashford by the touchline. He was already on a yellow card so the result was inevitable and Rashford added insult to injury with a fourth United goal late on.

Summary

With all the pressure around the club, that was just what Manchester United and Jose Mourinho needed - a no frills victory in front of the home support. There will be far tougher tests to come but getting back in amongst the wins was essential here. Fulham were far too passive and easy to open up in the first half. Ranieri compared them to "lambs" and although there was improvement after the break, the damage had already been done.

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Round 1
Manchester United - Leicester City 2 - 1
Newcastle United - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2
Bournemouth - Cardiff City 2 - 0
Fulham - Crystal Palace 0 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Chelsea 0 - 3
Watford - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Everton 2 - 2
Liverpool - West Ham United 4 - 0
Southampton - Burnley 0 - 0
Arsenal - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 2
Cardiff City - Newcastle United 0 - 0
Everton - Southampton 2 - 1
Leicester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Fulham 3 - 1
West Ham United - Bournemouth 1 - 2
Chelsea - Arsenal 3 - 2
Burnley - Watford 1 - 3
Manchester City - Huddersfield Town 6 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Manchester United 3 - 2
Crystal Palace - Liverpool 0 - 2
Round 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester City 1 - 1
Arsenal - West Ham United 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Everton 2 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Cardiff City 0 - 0
Southampton - Leicester City 1 - 2
Liverpool - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 0
Watford - Crystal Palace 2 - 1
Fulham - Burnley 4 - 2
Newcastle United - Chelsea 1 - 2
Manchester United - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 3
Round 4
Leicester City - Liverpool 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Fulham 2 - 2
Chelsea - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Southampton 0 - 2
Everton - Huddersfield Town 1 - 1
West Ham United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 1
Manchester City - Newcastle United 2 - 1
Cardiff City - Arsenal 2 - 3
Burnley - Manchester United 0 - 2
Watford - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Round 5
Tottenham Hotspur - Liverpool 1 - 2
Manchester City - Fulham 3 - 0
Bournemouth - Leicester City 4 - 2
Newcastle United - Arsenal 1 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Crystal Palace 0 - 1
Chelsea - Cardiff City 4 - 1
Watford - Manchester United 1 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Burnley 1 - 0
Everton - West Ham United 1 - 3
Southampton - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 2
Round 6
Fulham - Watford 1 - 1
Manchester United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Newcastle United 0 - 0
Leicester City - Huddersfield Town 3 - 1
Cardiff City - Manchester City 0 - 5
Liverpool - Southampton 3 - 0
Burnley - Bournemouth 4 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2
West Ham United - Chelsea 0 - 0
Arsenal - Everton 2 - 0
Round 7
West Ham United - Manchester United 3 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2
Arsenal - Watford 2 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Southampton 2 - 0
Newcastle United - Leicester City 0 - 2
Manchester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Everton - Fulham 3 - 0
Chelsea - Liverpool 1 - 1
Cardiff City - Burnley 1 - 2
Bournemouth - Crystal Palace 2 - 1
Round 8
Brighton and Hove Albion - West Ham United 1 - 0
Burnley - Huddersfield Town 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 - 1
Watford - Bournemouth 0 - 4
Leicester City - Everton 1 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Cardiff City 1 - 0
Manchester United - Newcastle United 3 - 2
Fulham - Arsenal 1 - 5
Southampton - Chelsea 0 - 3
Liverpool - Manchester City 0 - 0
Round 9
Chelsea - Manchester United 2 - 2
West Ham United - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 1
Bournemouth - Southampton 0 - 0
Cardiff City - Fulham 4 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Watford 0 - 2
Manchester City - Burnley 5 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Liverpool 0 - 1
Everton - Crystal Palace 2 - 0
Arsenal - Leicester City 3 - 1
Round 10
Brighton and Hove Albion - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Southampton - Newcastle United 0 - 0
Liverpool - Cardiff City 4 - 1
Fulham - Bournemouth 0 - 3
Watford - Huddersfield Town 3 - 0
Leicester City - West Ham United 1 - 1
Burnley - Chelsea 0 - 4
Crystal Palace - Arsenal 2 - 2
Manchester United - Everton 2 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester City 0 - 1
Round 11
Bournemouth - Manchester United 1 - 2
Newcastle United - Watford 1 - 0
Everton - Brighton and Hove Albion 3 - 1
West Ham United - Burnley 4 - 2
Cardiff City - Leicester City 0 - 1
Arsenal - Liverpool 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3
Manchester City - Southampton 6 - 1
Chelsea - Crystal Palace 3 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Fulham 1 - 0
Round 12
Cardiff City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Southampton - Watford 1 - 1
Leicester City - Burnley 0 - 0
Huddersfield Town - West Ham United 1 - 1
Newcastle United - Bournemouth 2 - 1
Crystal Palace - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 1
Liverpool - Fulham 2 - 0
Chelsea - Everton 0 - 0
Manchester City - Manchester United 3 - 1
Arsenal - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Round 13
West Ham United - Manchester City 0 - 4
Everton - Cardiff City 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Leicester City 1 - 1
Manchester United - Crystal Palace 0 - 0
Watford - Liverpool 0 - 3
Fulham - Southampton 3 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Chelsea 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Arsenal 1 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Huddersfield Town 0 - 2
Burnley - Newcastle United 1 - 2
Round 14
Cardiff City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 1
Manchester City - Bournemouth 3 - 1
Crystal Palace - Burnley 2 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 2
Leicester City - Watford 2 - 0
Newcastle United - West Ham United 0 - 3
Southampton - Manchester United 2 - 2
Chelsea - Fulham 2 - 0
Arsenal - Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 2
Liverpool - Everton 1 - 0
Round 15
Bournemouth - Huddersfield Town 2 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Crystal Palace 3 - 1
West Ham United - Cardiff City 3 - 1
Watford - Manchester City 1 - 2
Burnley - Liverpool 1 - 3
Fulham - Leicester City 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Chelsea 2 - 1
Everton - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Manchester United - Arsenal 2 - 2
Tottenham Hotspur - Southampton 3 - 1
Round 16
Bournemouth - Liverpool 0 - 4
Arsenal - Huddersfield Town 1 - 0
Burnley - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 0
Cardiff City - Southampton 1 - 0
Manchester United - Fulham 4 - 1
West Ham United - Crystal Palace 3 - 2
Chelsea - Manchester City 2 - 0
Leicester City - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 2
Newcastle United - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2
Everton - Watford 2 - 2
Round 17
Manchester City - Everton 3 - 1
Crystal Palace - Leicester City 1 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Burnley 1 - 0
Watford - Cardiff City 3 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Fulham - West Ham United 0 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Chelsea 1 - 2
Southampton - Arsenal 3 - 2
Liverpool - Manchester United 3 - 1
Round 18
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Liverpool 0 - 2
Arsenal - Burnley 3 - 1
Bournemouth - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 0
Chelsea - Leicester City 0 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Southampton 1 - 3
Manchester City - Crystal Palace 2 - 3
Newcastle United - Fulham 0 - 0
West Ham United - Watford 0 - 2
Cardiff City - Manchester United 1 - 5
Everton - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 6
Round 19
Fulham - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Burnley - Everton 1 - 5
Crystal Palace - Cardiff City 0 - 0
Leicester City - Manchester City 2 - 1
Liverpool - Newcastle United 4 - 0
Manchester United - Huddersfield Town 3 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Bournemouth 5 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Arsenal 1 - 1
Watford - Chelsea 1 - 2
Southampton - West Ham United 1 - 2
Round 20
Watford - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Everton 1 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 3
Fulham - Huddersfield Town 1 - 0
Leicester City - Cardiff City 0 - 1
Liverpool - Arsenal 5 - 1
Crystal Palace - Chelsea 0 - 1
Southampton - Manchester City 1 - 3
Burnley - West Ham United 2 - 0
Manchester United - Bournemouth 4 - 1
Round 21
Everton - Leicester City 0 - 1
Arsenal - Fulham 4 - 1
Cardiff City - Tottenham Hotspur 0 - 3
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Crystal Palace 0 - 2
Chelsea - Southampton 0 - 0
Bournemouth - Watford 3 - 3
West Ham United - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 2
Huddersfield Town - Burnley 1 - 2
Newcastle United - Manchester United 0 - 2
Manchester City - Liverpool 2 - 1
Round 22
West Ham United - Arsenal 1 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Liverpool 0 - 1
Burnley - Fulham 2 - 1
Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town 0 - 0
Crystal Palace - Watford 1 - 2
Leicester City - Southampton 1 - 2
Chelsea - Newcastle United 2 - 1
Everton - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester United 0 - 1
Manchester City - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 0
Round 23
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Leicester City 4 - 3
Bournemouth - West Ham United 2 - 0
Liverpool - Crystal Palace 4 - 3
Manchester United - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Newcastle United - Cardiff City 3 - 0
Southampton - Everton 2 - 1
Watford - Burnley 0 - 0
Arsenal - Chelsea 2 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Manchester City 0 - 3
Fulham - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 2
Round 24
Arsenal - Cardiff City 2 - 1
Fulham - Brighton and Hove Albion 4 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - West Ham United 3 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Everton 0 - 1
Newcastle United - Manchester City 2 - 1
Manchester United - Burnley 2 - 2
Bournemouth - Chelsea 4 - 0
Southampton - Crystal Palace 1 - 1
Liverpool - Leicester City 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Watford 2 - 1
Round 25
Tottenham Hotspur - Newcastle United 1 - 0
Everton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 3
Chelsea - Huddersfield Town 5 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Watford 0 - 0
Burnley - Southampton 1 - 1
Crystal Palace - Fulham 2 - 0
Cardiff City - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Leicester City - Manchester United 0 - 1
Manchester City - Arsenal 3 - 1
West Ham United - Liverpool 1 - 1
Round 27
Everton - Manchester City 0 - 2
Cardiff City - Watford 1 - 5
West Ham United - Fulham 3 - 1
Burnley - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Bournemouth - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Newcastle United - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Leicester City - Crystal Palace 1 - 4
Arsenal - Southampton 2 - 0
Manchester United - Liverpool 0 - 0
Chelsea - Brighton and Hove Albion 3 - 0
Round 26
Fulham - Manchester United 0 - 3
Watford - Everton 1 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Arsenal 1 - 2
Southampton - Cardiff City 1 - 2
Crystal Palace - West Ham United 1 - 1
Liverpool - Bournemouth 3 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Burnley 1 - 3
Tottenham Hotspur - Leicester City 3 - 1
Manchester City - Chelsea 6 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Round 28
Cardiff City - Everton 0 - 3
Huddersfield Town - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 0
Leicester City - Brighton and Hove Albion 2 - 1
Newcastle United - Burnley 2 - 0
Arsenal - Bournemouth 5 - 1
Southampton - Fulham 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Manchester United 1 - 3
Chelsea - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 0
Liverpool - Watford 5 - 0
Manchester City - West Ham United 1 - 0
Round 29
Tottenham Hotspur - Arsenal 1 - 1
Bournemouth - Manchester City 0 - 1
Brighton and Hove Albion - Huddersfield Town 1 - 0
Burnley - Crystal Palace 1 - 3
Manchester United - Southampton 3 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Cardiff City 2 - 0
West Ham United - Newcastle United 2 - 0
Watford - Leicester City 2 - 1
Fulham - Chelsea 1 - 2
Everton - Liverpool 0 - 0
Round 30
Crystal Palace - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 2
Cardiff City - West Ham United 2 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth 0 - 2
Leicester City - Fulham 3 - 1
Newcastle United - Everton 3 - 2
Southampton - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Manchester City - Watford 3 - 1
Liverpool - Burnley 4 - 2
Chelsea - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 1
Arsenal - Manchester United 2 - 0
Round 31
Bournemouth - Newcastle United 2 - 2
Burnley - Leicester City 1 - 2
West Ham United - Huddersfield Town 4 - 3
Fulham - Liverpool 1 - 2
Everton - Chelsea 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Crystal Palace 2 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Cardiff City 0 - 2
Watford - Southampton 1 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Arsenal 3 - 1
Manchester United - Manchester City 0 - 2
Round 32
Fulham - Manchester City 0 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Southampton 0 - 1
Burnley - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0
Crystal Palace - Huddersfield Town 2 - 0
Leicester City - Bournemouth 2 - 0
Manchester United - Watford 2 - 1
West Ham United - Everton 0 - 2
Cardiff City - Chelsea 1 - 2
Liverpool - Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 1
Arsenal - Newcastle United 2 - 0
Round 33
Watford - Fulham 4 - 1
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Manchester United 2 - 1
Manchester City - Cardiff City 2 - 0
Southampton - Liverpool 1 - 3
Bournemouth - Burnley 1 - 3
Huddersfield Town - Leicester City 1 - 4
Newcastle United - Crystal Palace 0 - 1
Everton - Arsenal 1 - 0
Chelsea - West Ham United 2 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 0
Round 34
Leicester City - Newcastle United 0 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Huddersfield Town 4 - 0
Brighton and Hove Albion - Bournemouth 0 - 5
Burnley - Cardiff City 2 - 0
Fulham - Everton 2 - 0
Southampton - Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 - 1
Manchester United - West Ham United 2 - 1
Crystal Palace - Manchester City 1 - 3
Liverpool - Chelsea 2 - 0
Watford - Arsenal 0 - 1
Round 35
Manchester City - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0
Bournemouth - Fulham 0 - 1
Huddersfield Town - Watford 1 - 2
West Ham United - Leicester City 2 - 2
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Brighton and Hove Albion 0 - 0
Newcastle United - Southampton 3 - 1
Everton - Manchester United 4 - 0
Arsenal - Crystal Palace 2 - 3
Cardiff City - Liverpool 0 - 2
Chelsea - Burnley 2 - 2
Round 36
Liverpool - Huddersfield Town 5 - 0
Tottenham Hotspur - West Ham United 0 - 1
Crystal Palace - Everton 0 - 0
Fulham - Cardiff City 1 - 0
Southampton - Bournemouth 3 - 3
Watford - Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 - 2
Brighton and Hove Albion - Newcastle United 1 - 1
Leicester City - Arsenal 3 - 0
Burnley - Manchester City 0 - 1
Manchester United - Chelsea 1 - 1
Round 37
Everton - Burnley 2 - 0
Bournemouth - Tottenham Hotspur 1 - 0
West Ham United - Southampton 3 - 0
Wolverhampton Wanderers - Fulham 1 - 0
Cardiff City - Crystal Palace 2 - 3
Newcastle United - Liverpool 2 - 3
Chelsea - Watford 3 - 0
Huddersfield Town - Manchester United 1 - 1
Arsenal - Brighton and Hove Albion 1 - 1
Manchester City - Leicester City 1 - 0
Round 38
Brighton and Hove Albion - Manchester City 1 - 4
Burnley - Arsenal 1 - 3
Crystal Palace - Bournemouth 5 - 3
Fulham - Newcastle United 0 - 4
Leicester City - Chelsea 0 - 0
Liverpool - Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0
Manchester United - Cardiff City 0 - 2
Southampton - Huddersfield Town 1 - 1
Tottenham Hotspur - Everton 2 - 2
Watford - West Ham United 1 - 4