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Fulham vs Manchester City 1-2 Download Video Highlights: English Premier League (EPL) – April 30th, 2023.
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Manchester City have leapfrogged Arsenal at the top of the Premier League table thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Strikes from Erling Braut Haaland and Julian Alvarez either side of a Carlos Vinicius response sent the champions back to the summit for the first time since February, although Marco Silva‘s side handed their visitors a couple of scares along the way.
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A few Fulham and Arsenal fans may have been hit with a wave of optimism when it emerged that Kevin De Bruyne would miss the contest through injury, but his replacement Alvarez quickly shot down such fanciful hopes.
Within the first 90 seconds, Riyad Mahrez knocked the ball down for Alvarez inside the area, and Tim Ream caught the Argentine with a flailing leg to concede an early penalty.
Up stepped Haaland, and despite Bernd Leno guessing the right way, the City striker picked out the corner for his 50th goal of the season and a historic 34th in the Premier League.
Following a couple of Leno saves from Haaland and Alvarez early in the second half, a lengthy delay ensued after a collision between Pereira and Manuel Akanji – the former came off far worse and had to be stretchered off with his leg encased in protective padding in the 59th minute.
While most of the action remained in Fulham’s half, the Cottagers kept the champions at bay and were denied two penalty appeals, firstly for Ederson scrambling to hook the ball away from Vinicius before Bobby Decordova-Reid went to ground under pressure from Kyle Walker.
As the Craven Cottage crowd became more animated, tempers began to flare, most notably between Grealish and Kenny Tete, who engaged in a brief set-to and were pulled apart by their teammates before each collecting a booking.