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Man Utd 1-2 Fulham: Alex Iwobi scores stoppage – time winner as host top four push hits the buffers

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Alex Iwobi stunned Manchester United with a dramatic stoppage-time winner as Fulham dealt a blow to Erik ten Hag’s side’s top-four hopes with a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.

United had been in superb form in 2024, remaining unbeaten and winning their last five matches, while Rasmus Hojlund had scored seven goals in his last six games.

But the striker was ruled out through injury in midweek and United were toothless in his absence, with Omari Forson – handed a first senior start after being preferred to £86m signing Antony – struggling to fill the void.

Fulham wasted numerous openings and the only surprise was that it took them until the 65th minute to open the scoring, with Calvin Bassey lashing the ball into the roof of the net after United failed to deal with a set-piece.

The hosts belatedly mustered a response and levelled when Harry Maguire tapped in from close range after Bernd Leno spilled a shot in his direction.

That goal swung the momentum in United’s favour but Fulham hit their hosts with a sucker punch, Iwobi finishing a 97th-minute counter-attack to leave Ten Hag’s team eight points behind fourth-placed Aston Villa.

Manchester United’s next game is at Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup fifth round on Wednesday night

Erik ten Hag’s side return to Premier League action at Manchester City on March 3

Fulham are next in action at home to Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday March 2. Marco Silva’s side then travel to Wolves on Saturday March 9.

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