SWP reacts over Bassey’s goal against Man Utd


Former Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips has reacted over Calvin Bassey’s opener in Fulham’s win against Man Utd at Old Trafford.

The Nigeria international Bassey netted his first goal in Fulham colours as the Londoners caused an upset by beating Manchester United 2-1 in a Premier League game at Old Trafford at the weekend.

By the time the central defender put the visitors 1-0 up, they could have been leading by two or three goals but Alex Iwobi missed two clear cut chances in the first half.

Bassey opened the scoring in the 65th minute when he smacked the ball home on his second attempt after a loose ball fell to him from a corner kick.

Reacting, Wright-Phillips revealed that the Cottagers were fantastic and deserved their first win at Old Trafford in twenty-one years despite missing key players like João Palhinha, Willian and Raúl Jiménez.

He also praised Andreas Pereira for his quality delivery and noted that when the ball returned to Bassey for the second time, the strike hit the roof of the net, adding that the Nigerian opted for pure power in that moment, which, in his view, justified the fact that Fulham were in the ascendancy at that point in the game.

Bassey, who arrived at Craven Cottage from Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam last summer, was in action for 1,456 minutes spread across twenty games in all competitions before scoring his first goal for Fulham.