Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City moved to the top of the standings, after defeating Fulham 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Julian Alvarez opened the scoring for the hosts but disaster struck when Joao Cancelo was sent off for a foul in the box – with Andreas Pereira netting the resultant spot-kick.
The Cityzens toiled in search of a winner, which arrived in stoppage time as Kevin de Bruyne was brought down in the area and the impressive Erling Haaland converting the spot-kick which sees Pep Guardiola’s men earn all three points and a place at the top of the PL table temporarily.
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FULL-TIME AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 2-1 Fulham
90+5′ MIN: Erling Haaland converts from twelve yards to restore the hosts advantage.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 2-1 Fulham
90+3′ MIN: Robinson brings down Kevin de Bruyne and the referee blows for a penalty.
PENALTY!!! For Manchester City
SECOND HALF UNDERWAY AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 1-1 Fulham
HALF-TIME AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 1-1 Fulham
28′ MIN: Andreas Pereira slots home from the spot after a penalty was awarded for a foul on Harry Wilson.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 1-1 Fulham (A. Pereira)
26′ MIN: Joao Cancelo is sent off for Man City – and Fulham are awarded a spot-kick.
RED CARD AND PENALTY!!! Manchester City are reduced to ten men, and Fulham have been awarded a spot-kick.
16′ MIN: What a finish! Julian Alvarez emphatically crashes in a shot off the underside of the bar to break the deadlock.
GOOOAAALLL!!! Manchester City 1-0 Fulham (J. Alvarez)
KICK-OFF AT THE ETIHAD STADIUM: Manchester City 0-0 Fulham
The visitors line-up set to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The Cityzens have in their line-up Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, while Julian Alvarez starts in place of the benched Erling Haaland.