Man United relcaim top spot from City

English Premier League

Manchester United returned to the summit of the Premier League table with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Fulham on Wednesday evening.

Ivorian Eric Bailly along with Mason Greenwood and Edinson Cavani started for United following Sunday’s goalless draw at the home of the champions Liverpool.

United were stunned in the first five minutes when Ademola Lookman picked up a ball over the top of the defence to go on and find the far corner of the net.

However, the Cottagers lead were short lived as Cavani made the most of a fumble from Alphonse Areola on 21 minutes to slot in from close-range shortly after Bruno Fernandes struck the post.

The Red Devils looked to take full ascendancy thereafter as a flying shot outside the area from Fernandes saw Areola palm into touch before Harry Maguire headed wide from a corner-kick.

Neither side decided to institute changes following the start of the second half, as Maguire closed-in with another header from a corner before Fernandes riffled in a smart attempt.

Fulham enjoyed a lot of openings mainly through the counter-attack in the earlier exchanges of the second stanza; however United averted every probable threat.

The Red Devils though appeared more accurate in front of goal on 65 minutes and thus hit the front through a curling finish from outside the area by Paul Pogba.

Cavani nearly had a brace a minute later with a header from a cross on the right, but Areola scrambled across the near post to deny the Uruguayan in expert fashion.

Fulham came close to draw level in the final minutes through Ruben Loftus-Cheek, but he failed to profit from close-range as United introduced Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay.

A late surge from the Cottagers had the Red Devils pinned in their own half, but in the end the visitors still secured the win to return to the top of the table.