Manchester United fans were treated to a spectacular long-range goal by Edinson Cavani in the 1-1 draw with Fulham at Old Trafford, extending the hosts’ winless streak to three weeks. After the draw with relegated Fulham, United will have to wait for the last day of the season to confirm a second-place finish in the Premier League.
Cavani’s wonder goal
Cavani scored in the 15th minute after catching Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola off his line. He now has 9 goals in his last 10 games in all competitions. However, Bryan equalised on 76 minutes to deny United a much-needed victory and punish them for squandering a slew of opportunities to increase their lead.
After Cavani’s goal, United’s Bruno Fernandes came close three times with long-range attempts, while Ademola Lookman and Fabio Carvalho missed gilt-edged opportunities at the other end before Bryan scored against the flow of play.
United are now second in the league with 71 points from 37 games, having extended their winless streak to three games. They play Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday in their final league match of the season.
Fulham, who play Newcastle United at home in their final game, remained in 18th place with 28 points, picking up just their second win in the last nine league games.
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Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, “Great to have the fans, the buzz, the energy, but I don’t think we put on the performance they wanted and deserved. We had some good spells but not enough.”
“We were too loose, giving the ball away too often, trying the fantastic pass, the flick, maybe it’s because the crowd came in and we wanted to entertain them. They’d be more entertained if we played properly and scored goals.”
Fulham manager Scott Parker expressed, “I thought we were fantastic today. Nothing really different in our performance. We came here today and played like a big team.”
“We had to be courageous. It’s a difficult place to come, Old Trafford, let alone today with 10,000 fans in. I’m very proud and overall pleased with the performance.”