Manchester City 2-1 Fulham; Super-Sub Haaland scores late winner, Alvarez on target as Cancelo sees Red, Pereira converts penalty for the visitors

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.

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