Sunday 22nd August, 2010
23 Evans – yellow card
13 Park Ji-Sung
25 Valencia – yellow card
14 Hernandez (Owen 75)
21 Rafael Da Silva
67′ – Park off, Nani on
74′ – Valencia off, Giggs on
75′ – Hernandez off, Owen on
Goals: Scholes (11′) & Hangeland (84′ og)
Attempts On Target: 6
Attempts Off Target: 3
Edwin van der Sar – 7.5
Brilliant double save to deny Etuhu after Dempsey put him in the first half. While still on the ground the Dutchman produced a fingertip save to deny Fulham a goal.
Jonathan Evans -7
Did his growing reputation in the Premier League no harm here tonight against a very capable Zamora.
Nemanja Vidic – 7
Led United’s defensive line throughout. Won a lot of headers in the air against tough opposition from Zamora.
Patrice Evra – 6.5
Got forward whenever he could which caused Fulham lots of problems on the flank, but was at fault for Fulham’s goal.
John O’Shea – 7
Passed his test against Fulham wingers who were lively throughout.
Paul Scholes – 8
It took Scholes 11 minutes to score his 150th goal for Manchester United and he went on to cap another excellent performance.
Darren Fletcher – 7
Quietly got about his business for United as Scholes took the plaudits again. A really good midfield combination for United so far this season.
Park Ji-Sung (off 67′) – 7
His energy troubled Dempsey who ended up doing more defending than he would have liked.
Antonio Valencia (off 74′) – 7
A very dangerous threat from the right for United. Combined well with the two front men of Berbatov and Hernandez.
Dimitar Berbatov – 7
Setup the goal for Scholes really well and should have scored if it was not for the heroics of Stockdale in the Fulham goal.
Javier Hernández (off 74′) – 6
Slotted into the side in Wayne Rooney’s absence admirably and did not struggle at all to fit into United’s pass and move attacking play in the first half. However, as the match wore on he increasingly became a peripheral figure.
Nani (on 67′) – 5
Missed a penalty which would have sealed United’s win. The match ended 2-2.
Ryan Giggs (on 74′) – 6
Not much time to make an impact but some of his passed were uncharacteristically off the mark.
Michael Owen (on 74′) – 6
Did not pose too much of a threat to Fulham when he came on.