Alex Iwobi Sets Premier League Record Against Manchester United

Alex Iwobi celebrates his winning goal against Manchester United | Imago

Alex Iwobi Sets Premier League Record Against Manchester United

Ayoola Kelechi 23:57 - 24.02.2024

Nigerian superstar Alex Iwobi wrote his name into Premier League history with his late winning goal for Fulham against Manchester United

Fulham, led by their Nigerian stars Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi, clinched a historic 2-1 victory against Manchester United.

This win marked Fulham's first league triumph at United in 21 years, propelling Iwobi into the Premier League record books in the process.

The Decisive Moment

The match was a nail-biter, with both teams showcasing moments of brilliance. Fulham took the lead through a spectacular strike from Calvin Bassey, only for United's captain Harry Maguire to level the score, igniting hopes among the home fans.

However, it was Alex Iwobi who stole the spotlight in the dying moments of the game. The Nigerian international delivered a masterstroke, finishing off a well-crafted team move to score the winner in added time, securing a memorable win for the Cottagers.

Record-Breaking Goal

Iwobi's crucial goal not only earned Fulham three valuable points but also etched his name in Premier League history. The goal, timed at 96:04, became the second latest winning goal ever scored against Manchester United in the league.

More impressively, it stands as the latest goal on record (since the 2006-07 season) scored by a visiting team at Old Trafford in Premier League competition.

A Night to Remember

For Fulham and their supporters, this victory will be savored for years to come. Not only did it demonstrate the team's resilience and fighting spirit, but it also highlighted the impact of their Nigerian contingent. Bassey's prowess in defense coupled with Iwobi's clinical finishing showcased the depth of talent within the squad, making a strong statement to the rest of the league.

This record-setting moment for Iwobi, alongside Bassey's pivotal role, underscores the significant contributions of Nigerian players to the Premier League, further enriching the competition's diverse and global appeal.

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