Bassey, Iwobi Score As Fulham Defeat Manchester United At Old Trafford

Bassey, Iwobi Score As Fulham Defeat Manchester United At Old Trafford

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By Amaechi Agbo

Super Eagles duo, Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi were both on target in the second half on Saturday as Fulham shocked Manchester United at the the Old Trafford with 2-1 victory.

Defender Bassey scored the opening goal and his first for Fulham on the 65th minute. Although Harry Maguire restored parity for the host side, Iwobi scored the winner in added time to condemn United to a home defeat.

The defeat comes four days after new co-owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe spoke of United attempting to knock Manchester City and Liverpool off their perch at the top of the English league

The defeat is a major blow to their hopes of Champions League qualification.

Without injured striker Rasmus Hojlund, the hosts were ineffective in attack until the final minute of normal time, when Harry Maguire seemed to have rescued a point for the hosts.

But Iwobi had the final say deep into nine minutes of stoppage time, restoring an advantage initially given to them by Nigeria defender Calvin Bassey, who lashed home the loose ball after his header from a Fulham corner had been blocked by team-mate Timothy Castagne.

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