Five first-half goals in a thriller at Craven Cottage where Collins John and Claus Jensen both get on the scoresheet for Fulham. But two goals from Ruud Van Nistelrooy either side of a Wayne Rooney strike meant that despite a valiant display from the Cottagers, it was United who took all three points.
The Whites recorded their first win of the season courtesy of a vibrant second half performance against a resolute Everton side. Brian McBride left the pitch to a hero’s ovation after the striker’s and superb all-round performance, capped off by a goal, earned Fulham all three points.
Neither side could find the back of the net on Saturday afternoon as the Premiership season kicked off with a tough encounter against Birmingham City. Despite cutting through their opponents with slick counter attacking moves on numerous occasions, the Whites were unable to find the back of the net.