Manchester City returns to the top of the Premier League table after defeating Fulham, with Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez scoring two first-half goals.
Haaland scored a penalty, and Alvarez put the game to bed with an exceptional strike.
However, it was a scary moment for Manchester City in the second half, with the referee turning down two Fulham penalty calls.
The result means Manchester City are ahead of Arsenal with one point and a game in hand against West Ham on May 3, 2023.
Arsenal may return to the top of the table if they defeat Chelsea on May 2, 2023.
How Manchester City defeated Fulham in the Premier League Match Week 34
Just two minutes into the match, Manchester City got a penalty after Julian Alvarez went down in the Fulham box under the challenge of Ream.
Erling Haaland came up and scored a nice penalty to make it 50 goals in his first season with Manchester City and 34 goals in the Premier League.
Manchester City came again for the second goal, but Arsenal goalkeeper Leno made an exceptional save. Riyad Mahrez came close to scoring the second goal, but Fulham’s Robinson saved his club.
In the 15th minute of the match, Fulham did the unthinkable by scoring their first goal on their first shot on target.
The London side striker Vinicius, who is playing in the absence of Mitrovic, put the ball past Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson. Ruben Dias actually blocked Ederson’s view, which made it easy for Fulham to equalize.
Manchester City continued to put pressure on Fulham, with Haaland forcing Leno into another save that was a push to the crossbar.
Alvarez was present for a rebounce, but he put it in the wrong way.
In the 34th minute, Jack Grealish, who had a lot of space on the left wing, made an attempt on goal, but it was denied by Leno again. The former Arsenal goalkeeper was arguably Fulham’s best player in the game.
The Premier League Reigning Champions second goal came in the 36th minute from Alvarez; the Argentine scored a screamer. It was a good assist from Mahrez.
Before the end of the first half, Fulham were in Manchester City’s half trying to get a goal, but the experience of John Stones and Akanji saved Manchester City from conceding.
The Citizens continued from where they stopped in the first half, with Haaland forcing Leno into a save.
In the 78thminute, Fulham started putting pressure on the reigning Champions , but they weren’t clinical enough to score goals.
In the additional minute of the second half, Ederson and Kyle Walker were booked for time-wasting. After the match, Alvarez was named the man of the match for scoring the winning goal.