Wayne Rooney’s 28th goal of the season helps Man Utd see off Fulham and move back to the top of the Premier League table.
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Venue: Old Trafford
Date: Monday, 26 March
Kick off: 20:00 GMT
1-0 Rooney W. 42′
This is the 77th meeting between the clubs. Manchester United have won 44 times, Fulham 14 and there have been 18 draws.
The Red Devils have won their last eight league and cup games against Fulham at Old Trafford, scoring a total of 22 goals.
Fulham have avoided defeat away to Manchester United only once in 49 years – that was a 3-1 Premier League victory in October 2003, when Lee Clark, Steed Malbranque and Junichi Inamoto scored for the visitors.
The Red Devils have scored 73 goals from 29 league games, the most by any top-flight club at this stage of the season since Tottenham in 1963-64.
The last time United had scored more at this point was the 1957-58 campaign, when they had 74. Their 29th league match that season was the first following the Munich air crash.
United already have 70 points – just five fewer than their final tally when they won the Premier League in 1996-97. Their current points total would have been enough to win the title that season, as runners-up Newcastle gained just 68 points.
Wayne Rooney has scored 10 goals in his last eight league and cup games.
United have claimed 25 points from a possible 27 since losing back-to-back games at the turn of the year.
Martin Jol’s side have scored just eight away goals – the lowest tally in the top flight.
They have lost their last two league games, failing to score in both matches. The last time they lost three in a row without scoring was in January 2010.
The Cottagers are unbeaten in the 10 Premier League matches in which they opened the scoring this term, winning seven of those games. Only two other clubs are unbeaten after scoring first – Manchester United and Bolton.