Manchester United Vs. Fulham: 2-0 Up At Half Time, United On Course For Easy Win

Although Fulham gave Tomasz Kuszczak a scare or two in the opening ten minutes, it's Manchester United who are well on top at Old Trafford thanks to goals by Dimitar Berbatov and Antonio Valencia. Berbatov, the Premier League's leading scorer, was the beneficiary of some good luck and poor officiating when he took advantage of a loose ball in the box (from an offside position, no less) to sweep United into the lead in the 12th minute.

But while Fulham could probably consider themselves unlucky to be down 1-0 after the Bulgarian struck, they only had themselves to blame for goal number two. More specifically, they had Mark Schwarzer to blame. The Australian goalkeeper decided to charge merrily out of his penalty box to challenge Nani for a long punt forward, got nowhere near it, and left Valencia with an easy tap-in two yards from goal after the Portuguese winger was able to swing in a cross.

United look very good on the attack, although Fulham's forward players are giving a makeshift defence some problems. However, the visitors can't afford to press too high - although they've put together some promising attacks United are looking hugely dangerous on the counterattack.

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