CommentaryReporting by @mancity


Goodbye 👋

Thanks for your company as always this afternoon for what turned out to be an exciting encounter!

Erling Haaland's stoppage time penalty was enough for the three points, and we move top of the Premier League for 24 hours at least!

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Chelsea in the Carabao Cup next on Wednesday - it should be another brilliant game! Until then, all the best!


Pep on red card decision 💬

"I think it was the last man, soft contact or not, there can’t be contact. He deserved the red.

"I say many times to all the players, outside the box 85 mins make a foul. Then, let them score, okay 1-1 [but] penalty 1-1 and 10 v 11 is too much.

"Hopefully we can learn, not Joao, all of us. It happens in football if you lose the duel with the striker, it can happen, rely on Ederson, he can save it.

"We did today, 65 minus 10 v 11 against Fulham normally you don't win but we did because my players are exceptional in all departments. But we have to improve or we will be out."


Pep on full-time celebrations 💬

"Everyone was exceptional, 65 minutes v Fulham the way we played, the moment and my period here in Manchester celebrating with the fans.

"We didn't win the Premier League today but this moment makes sense for our job.

"The faces in the crowds, the run round the pitch, it was very good. "


Pep on Haaland penalty 💬

"Take time, take the ball and the wait was long. The rhythm tempo the penalty wasn’t the best I’d seen in my life but he hit it strongly.

"Always I say this about Riyad, if it’s soft it’s 50:50 if it's strong 75:25: - sorry mathematics I’m not a genius.

"Leno I know from Germany, he’s an incredible penalty saver.

"He finished good and destiny seems like all was against us today but in the end we could win."




More from Fulham manager Marco Silva 💬

"I know how difficult it is how strong they are. After the red card City went man on man and have the physicality to do it as well.

"It was difficult, we are talking about a team who have averaged morwe than four goals a game at the Etihad.

"It was tough to take but it is the game."


Fulham manager Marco Silva 💬

"The mood isn't the best in the dressing room but we embraced the great challenge ahead of us and we did it most of the time.

"It's a tough one to take when you concede a penalty.

"City started better than us and I would like to see our team be more brave.

"We gave them the chance to have a good transition."


Take a look at our official verdict while we wait for the boss 📖


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