Welcome back to the FM Premier League! Last week, our Fulham side had a very encouraging 1-0 win over Huddersfield. This week, we faced title challengers Arsenal, managed by OldGouldandBlack, looking for a similar result!
This week, we made 3 changes to the lineup. In defence, Calum Chambers was left out through injury, with Timothy Fosu-Mensah replacing him. Elsewhere, Havard Nordtveit replaced Alfie Mawson, and Ryan Babel came in for Andre Schurrle.
Arsenal vs Fulham
The first half was an excellent performance from us. We were trying to hit Arsenal on the counter, and we effectively did so n 15 minutes when Ryan Babel opened the scoring. We unfortunately couldn’t hold our lead until the break, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalised for the Gunners.
In the second half, Mesut Ozil quickly put Arsenal ahead before the game unfortunately froze. We then had to play the remaining 30 minutes, where Ryan Babel equalised to make it 2-2. After a miraculous goal-line clearance from Arsenal that denied us a winner, substitute Alexandre Lacazette scored with just 2 minutes left to win the game 3-2 for Arsenal.
What a valiant effort from our boys today. We arguably deserved at least a point today, so it’s really frustrating to see our boys miss out on a valuable point thanks to a last minute winner. We never really expected to beat a team like Arsenal, but I’m proud to see Fulham take the game to the opponents and give it a right go. Ryan Babel was clinical up front, and was very unlucky not to have a hat-trick due to a ridiculously unlucky goal-line clearance. We go again next week.
Next Opponent: Burnley (JonoabboFM)
Next week is huge in terms of the relegation battle. We face the only team currently below us in the FM Premier League, Burnley, managed by JonoabboFM. This is the definition of a relegation 6 pointer, and an absolute must win game! We were really unlucky not to get anything today, but we will go again next week and hopefully have more luck in front of goal against Burnley!
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