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The Tanner Report : Manchester United 2 Fulham 1

Fulham lost a cup tie to Manchester Utd in a game in which Fulham received 3 cards.

For shoving the referee Chris Kavanagh, Alex Mitrovic was banned for 8 games.

In this game Mitrovic was at the heart of the match-defining incident, this time after Fulham had taken the lead through a Kenny Teté near post header. Tom Cairney was felled but David de Gea saved Mitro’s half-hearted penalty.

This was Mitro’s fourth miss this season – a Premiership record. The miss inspired the home side as much as it deflated Fulham.

In the absence of Tim Ream, Issa Diop and Tosin had problems dealing with the Reds’ lively forwards who scored twice.

The three United games reflected our season: we played well and lost. We still finished 10th – our second highest finish – but the feeling was we could have done better.

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About Alan Tanner

After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts