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Super Eagles Duo Bassey and Iwobi Shine Bright in Fulham’s 2-1 Victory Over Manchester United

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Prince Jean

Feb 26, 2024

EPL Aftermaths

Iwobi And Bassey after crucifying Manchester United. [Instagram/sportsafrica]

In a thrilling showdown at Old Trafford, the football world bore witness to an electrifying clash. The protagonists? None other than the Super Eagles’ formidable pair: Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi. Their

names now etched in Premier League annals, they orchestrated Fulham’s jaw-dropping upset over Manchester United.


The Unfolding Drama

On a crisp Saturday afternoon, Fulham graced the hallowed turf of the Theatre of Dreams with a point to prove. The first half remained a tense stalemate, yet the Cottagers’ dominance hinted at an imminent breakthrough. And it arrived—a perfectly executed corner kick found Bassey, who clinically dispatched his maiden Premier League goal. Old Trafford fell silent, stunned by Fulham’s audacity.

But Manchester United, ever resilient, clawed their way back. In the dying embers of the match, Harry Maguire restored parity. The tension was palpable—until Iwobi stepped into the spotlight. At precisely 96 minutes and 4 seconds, he unleashed a thunderous strike, sealing Fulham’s 2-1 victory. It marked the latest goal ever scored against Manchester United at Old Trafford by a visiting team since records began in the 2006-07 season.


From AFCON Glory to English Soil

Bassey and Iwobi carried their scintillating form from the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast. Their performances for the Super Eagles had dazzled fans, even amidst the heartbreak of losing to the hosts in the final. Now, on the storied grounds of English football, they defied the odds and disunited Manchester United.


The Aftermath and Social Media Buzz

Social media erupted with accolades for Bassey and Iwobi. Their goals transcended mere points—they symbolized resilience, unity, and the indomitable spirit of Nigerian football. Fulham’s victory shattered Manchester United’s unbeaten streak, leaving fans in awe.

As the dust settles, we celebrate Bassey and Iwobi—the architects of a historic triumph. Their names echo through the corridors of Old Trafford, forever etched in football folklore.[africanews]

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