Ademola Lookman was on target but it proved futile as Manchester United reclaimed first place in the Premier League table by coming from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Wednesday night.
Also in action for Fulham against United were Ola Aina and Tosin Adarabioyo
Lookman’s goal means he has now provided three goals and three assists in the Premier League this season, with his six total goal involvements the most of any Fulham player in the competition this campaign.
Earlier in the day, United had been overtaken by their rivals Manchester City, who beat Aston Villa 2-0 to go top.
But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side responded with a win of their own to return to the summit of the table on 40 points two ahead of City – even though City still have a game in hand over them.
United fell behind in the 5th minute, when Lookman gave Fulham a shock lead.
The forward latched onto a through ball from Andre Zambo Anguissa beating the offside trap before picking his finish.
Despite Fulham’s stubbornness, United found an equaliser on 21 minutes thanks to Edinson Cavani who pounced on a loose ball to make it 1-1.
United got themselves in front for the first time in the 65th minute through Paul Pogba cut in from the right-hand side, curling the ball in powerfully with his left foot.
Ultimately, United withstood the pressure from their opponents in the closing stages and kept hold of all three points.
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