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Manchester United 3 Fulham 2

United got those vital first three points on the board but were pushed all the way by a Fulham side keen to pull off a shock.

Before kick-off Sir Alex Ferguson had produced something of a shock by dropping Wayne Rooney. Others ot feel the wrath of the boss for the poor performance at Goodison Park were Danny Welbeck and Nani.

In the defence, Jonny Evans made the bench so Carrick and Vidic were to form the central defensive partnership for the second consecutive game.

The second shock of the day came three minutes into the game when a sloppy United defence allowed Fulham to take the lead. Petric was fouled and when Ruiz took the free kick Duff left Young on his backside to guide a shot home.

United responded well, eight minutes later Anderson found Evra and his cross was met by Van Persie and a terrific strike was nestling in the back of the net. The goal signalled an intense spell of United pressure and two goals in six minutes saw United take a firm grip on the game.

Cleverley instigated the first forcing Schwarzer to parry a shot and Kagawa tapped it home from close range. Two minutes before the break Valencia`s cross was hit back in by Young and Rafael was on hand to make it 3-1.

The second half should have been a stroll but Fulham were like a dog with a bone, refusing to give it up and when, just past the hour mark De Gea and Vidic contrived to get in each others way and Vidic flicked the ball home, it really was game on.

De Gea had to react smartly to deny the impressive Dembele and Petric as United eventually hung on to all three points.




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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 26 2012

Time: 5:59PM

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Not sure who I'd go for for man of the match for our part. No doubt the overall man of the match in the game was Dembele, who was fantastic and like fellaini before him he highlighted one of the two things we lack in midfield. De Gea done his job well and made numerous great saves to keep us in it though he did have one of his cock ups but they are getting rarer and more sparse the more he develops and matures which is encouraging. Loved how on MOTD Hansen was spouting his usual drivel about how de Gea is a fantastic shot stopper (err no *****) but can't cope with crosses which in a cross-orientated league is bad news yet only had one clip, the own goal, to back-up his point. I personally think his cross handling has come a really long way, still needs work but not as bad as MOTD made out. Rafael could've been is worth a shout as he showcased his world class attacking potential was just a bit iffy defensively but much more better, controlled and composed than his normal defensive game. Then there's RVP and Kagawa whos link up play was brilliant to watch, both got important goals one of which was truly world class.
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