The Duo Of Super Eagles Stars, Calvin Bassey And Alex Iwobi Wreak MAN United @ Old Trafford

The Duo Of Super Eagles Stars, Calvin Bassey And Alex Iwobi Wreak MAN United @ Old Trafford.

...... Fulham puts Red Devils top-four hopes in jeopardy with the 2-1 victory 

By Olopade Sakiru

The AFCON 2023 Silver Medalists, Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi were instrumental to the Cottagers' Premier League win against Manchester united after 21 years.

It was an unexpected defeat for the Red Devils, judging the superb form of the team since the beginning of  2024, remaining unbeaten and winning their last five matches prior to yesterday's fixture against Fulham.

The Cottagers enjoyed better possession, most especially in the first half but unlucky to have waited till 65th minute, when the Super Eagles star, Calvin Bassey blasted home into the roof of the net from the set piece to break the deadlock after Fulham 's series of attempts at goal.

Erik Ten Hag' s men attack was blunt as the absence of Rasmus Hojlund who had scored seven goals from the last six games was felt.

However, the first goal of the encounter brought out the best in Manchester United, desperately searching for an equalizer until 89th minute when Harry Maguire tapped in from a close range after Bernd Leno in goal for the Cottagers spilled down the ball.
The goal that broke the camel's back was recorded by another Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi at the stoppage time. (97th) with Adama Traore picking the ball in his own half, outwitting Harry Maguire before setting up Alex Iwobi who moved into the vital area before unleashing a shot past motionless Andre Onana to seal the deservedly victory at Old Trafford.

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