Man United Rally to Beat Nottingham Forest, Arsenal Held By 10-man Fulham

Manchester United won Nottingham Forest 3-2 on Saturday after losing twice in the first four minutes, while Arsenal dropped points for the first time this season in a 2-2 draw with 10-man Fulham.

The Arsenal blunder allowed Tottenham Hotspur to maintain their lead in the rankings on goal difference after they triumphed 2-0 at Bournemouth.

United were trying to get their season back on track after losing 2-0 to Tottenham last weekend, but they couldn’t have started much worse at Old Trafford.

After 90 seconds, Taiwo Awoniyi surged clear from a United corner to score for the seventh time in a row.

Willy Boly scored from Morgan Gibbs-White’s free kick with just three minutes and 45 seconds on the clock.

United survived with a 1-0 win over Wolves in their first game of the season despite being outplayed by the visitors, dampening expectations that they will fight for the league crown for the first time in a decade.

But they battled back to secure a vital three points in thrilling fashion.

Cristian Eriksen started the comeback when he turned home Marcus Rashford’s cross.

Casemiro missed a great chance to level before the break but made amends when he fired home Bruno Fernandes’ knockdown.

Forest captain Joe Worrall was then sent off 23 minutes from time for bringing down Fernandes as he bore down on goal.

The new United captain was criticised for his body language in the defeat at Spurs, but Fernandes was the match-winner from the penalty spot after Rashford was brought down in the area.

Arsenal blow lead

Andreas Pereira pounced on Bukayo Saka’s errant ball to catch Aaron Ramsdale off his line in the first minute of Arsenal’s game at the Emirates.

Fulham’s defense held out for more than 70 minutes until being breached when Saka leveled from the penalty spot.

As substitute Eddie Nketiah tucked home Fabio Vieira’s enticing cross, two goals in two minutes appeared to have turned the game around.

Fulham’s Calvin Bassey was then sent off for a second bookable offence.

But the 10 men salvaged a point when Joao Palhinha swept home a corner three minutes from time.

Tottenham on top

Earlier, Tottenham maintained their strong start under Ange Postecoglou by defeating Bournemouth with goals from James Maddison and Dejan Kulusevski.

So far, Postecoglou’s side have shrugged off the loss of the club’s all-time leading striker, Harry Kane, to Bayern Munich, with new acquisition Maddison at the heart of most of their good work.

The first Tottenham goal in 17 minutes came as a reward for the visitors’ domination in the first half.

However, Bournemouth appeared to be the more likely to score in the second half until Kulusevski headed Destiny Udogie’s cross into the far corner shortly after the hour mark.

At the other end of the table, Everton’s miserable start to the season continued as Sasa Kalajdzic struck a late winner to secure Wolves’ first points of the campaign with a 1-0 victory at Goodison Park.

Brentford remain unbeaten but were denied by Joachim Andersen’s equaliser for Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw.

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