There is no shame to lose to Manchester City, especially if you are a relegation site, but Fulham deserves to be heavily investigated for their performance on Saturday and lose 2-0 at home to Premier League leaders. Honestly, it was so much worse than the 2-0 implies; City was started with a 5 minute goal from Portuguese spark plug Bernardo Silva, and from then on, it played the whole game in first gear:
Manchester Sky Blues controlled 66 percent of the possession, as they usually do against over-matched pages, and they poured into 24 shots to start. Fulham's midfield was non-existent and considering City has the world's best midfield talent, it is not surprising that they would have such a dominance in the middle of the court. But Fulham didn't have it to make it so easy for them; David Silva, Ilkay Gündoğan and Kevin De Bruyne looked as if they had a kick-around in the park, rather than playing in the supposed best league in the world.
You can't blame the city for this; they are in a dogfight with Liverpool for the title and they will meet Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League quarter finals next month. When a top hat gets a chance to take their foot out of the gas and coast for a light three points, they take it. Unfortunately for Fulham, they have been an easy three point for the majority of this season.
It shouldn't be that way. Fulham was promoted to the Premier League after winning the promotion last season, and they used similar in the transfer window. Nice's Jean Michaël Seri (once a Barcelona goal!), Marseille's André Zambo Anguissa, Swansea's Alfie Mawson and Newcastle's Aleksandar Mitrovic (the only signature to live up to his fee, leading Fulham with 10 Premier) League goals this season) brought in a total of $ 104.7 million in the summer. There was general excitement that this retooled side could not only survive the Premier League mill, but actually thrived and ended in the lower end of the middle table. Of course, most of the promotional hype was aimed at last year's Championship title winners, Wolverhampton Wanderers, who has fulfilled the promise that is currently in seventh place in the English top flight. But Fulham … Fulham should be better than this.
After Saturday's loss, Fulham scored only 29 goals in 32 games while admitting a division -high 72 It's not even close when it comes to the unwanted title when Burnley has admitted the second largest goal by 59. They are one of the weakest teams to defend from the wings as City appeared on Saturday; both goals came from the right side of the court when Bernardo Silva scrubbed them up as his name was Lionel and he was Argentinian. And as if the evil accident was not enough, Fulham was also part of the stupid "scandal" of the Premier League season, according to a missed penalty and some training courses.
While Fulham is rescued The urgency of being last place in Premier League Huddersfield Town has been even more cumbersome, sitting three points behind London's side, but at least there were no delusions in it – there is no longer any doubt that there will be championship football again at Craven Cottage next season.
For all the money Fulham spent and even in the middle of the season hiring former Leicester City miracle worker Claudio Ranieri (which was summarized after 17 s arrow, win only three of them), Ham Boys is caught in the English football yo-yo anyway. Manchester City brought their C + game on Saturday, and Fulham could only react with what they've known all season long: a big bold F.