Garnacho gives Manchester United a win at Fulham before the World Cup break

Garnacho gives Manchester United a win at Fulham before the World Cup break

LONDON – Alejandro Garnacho ensured Manchester United went into the World Cup break by scoring a stoppage-time winner to secure a 2-1 win over Fulham on Sunday.

In the last Premier League game before the tournament in Qatar, Garnacho came off the bench to score with almost the last kick of the game at Craven Cottage.

The win strengthened United’s grip on fifth place in the table, and the team bounced back from a poor start under new manager Erik ten Hag to sit three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand.

United went in front after 14 minutes when Christian Eriksen produced a well-worked quick break from the visitors before scoring into an empty net.

Despite this early lead, United were unable to take full control of the game, and the absence of several players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, was evident as Fulham forced an equaliser.

And Fulham were rewarded just after the hour mark when former United winger Daniel James converted a low cross from close range for a deserved equaliser.

However, despite Fulham being the better team for large parts of the game, it was the visitors who claimed victory when Garnacho played a brilliant one-two with Eriksen on the edge of the box before Go to the field through the Brand Line. Just before the final whistle.

Ronaldo missed a second straight game with an undisclosed illness, while United were also without Anthony, Jadon Sancho and Rafael Veran.

Fulham, meanwhile, were without star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic due to a foot problem.

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