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Manchester United Secure Comeback Victory Over Fulham in Premier League

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Manchester United ended their Premier League campaign on a positive note as they secured a 2-1 home victory against Fulham on Sunday, with Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes finding the back of the net.

Fulham took an early lead in the 19th minute when Kenny Tete headed in a Willian corner at the near post. However, their advantage could have been doubled seven minutes later when Aleksandar Mitrovic’s penalty was saved by David de Gea.

Following the let-off, Manchester United seized control of the game and were rewarded in the 39th minute when Sancho equalized with a simple close-range shot. The momentum continued in their favor, and in the 55th minute, Fernandes scored the winning goal with a delicate chip, set up by Fred’s defense-splitting pass.

Despite the result, there were no changes to the Premier League table. Manchester United finished the season in third place, while Fulham secured a commendable 10th-place finish, their first top-half finish since 2012.

In the 76th minute, Fulham’s Tom Cairney came close to leveling the game but sent his attempt over the crossbar. Wout Weghorst also missed a clear-cut opportunity to score, denying him a farewell goal as his loan spell at Manchester United came to an end.

Manchester United will now shift their focus to the upcoming FA Cup final, where they will face their rivals Manchester City. Having already won the Carabao Cup in February, Erik ten Hag’s side will be eager to secure another trophy this season.

Addressing the fans at Old Trafford, Ten Hag expressed confidence in his team’s ability to triumph in the final. He thanked the supporters for their unwavering backing and stressed the importance of their continued support.

Fulham manager Marco Silva believed his team did not deserve to lose the game, emphasizing the pivotal moment of the penalty save. He acknowledged that his side should have reacted differently and demonstrated greater maturity to handle the situation.

Overall, Manchester United’s comeback victory provided a positive conclusion to their Premier League campaign, setting the stage for an exciting clash against Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

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