Fulham vs Manchester City LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Fulham face Manchester City in the Premier League today.

Manchester City are reigning champions after beating Liverpool to the finish line in a neck-and-neck 2021/22 title race where a comeback win on the final day of the season against Aston Villa secured a fourth title in five years for Pep Guardiola's side.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds were on course for a quadruple last season but were forced to settle for just an FA Cup and Carabao Cup win and will return trying to win the title again just as they did in 2020.

It was a dramatic season for Chelsea a year ago with Roman Abramovich now replaced by Todd Boehly as owner in west London. He will want an instant return on his hefty investment at Stamford Bridge while Tottenham, back in the Champions League, will want to kick on once more too.

It's not all about the action at the top though with Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest promoted to the top tier for 2021/22 and hoping to hold their own against the best English football has to offer and avoid the drop.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Fulham vs Manchester City LIVE: Premier League updates

  • FUL XI - Leno, Tete, Ream, Tosin, Robinson, Reed, Palhinha, Andreas, De Cordova-Reid, Vinicius, Wilson

  • MCI XI - Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Grealish, Alvarez, Haaland

  • Goal - Haaland buries a penalty for his 50th of the season (0-1)

  • Goal - Vinicius equalises after Wilson’s knock-down (1-1)

  • Goal - Alvarez curls in a top-corner finish (1-2)

Fulham FC 1 - 2 Manchester City FC

Fulham vs Manchester City

16:09

Fulham vs Manchester City

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FULL-TIME: FULHAM 1-2 MANCHESTER CITY

Fulham vs Manchester City

16:05

Fulham vs Manchester City

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City force Robinson into conceding one last corner down their right. They take it short, and that's that!

Fulham vs Manchester City

16:03

Fulham vs Manchester City

16:03

Grealish sarcastically claps after he is rewarded for Lukic's foul on him. Like all the best teams, City know how to get what they want.

Fulham vs Manchester City

16:02

Fulham vs Manchester City

16:02

Yellow Card Kyle Andrew Walker

Fulham vs Manchester City

16:00

Ederson's booked for taking his sweet time over a goal-kick. City protest, but they know what they're doing.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:59

Grealish is unhappy as Tete bundles him over but goes unpunished. He has to be careful. He's on a yellow card.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:59

There's no way City are going to let Fulham score again now. Guardiola's men don't look flustered at all.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:56

Fulham aren't particularly threatening to score an equaliser now. City are successfully holding them at arm's length.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:55

Silva's the latest City player to earn a free-kick as he gets a rise out of Tete. There'll be at least eight added minutes after Pereira's unfortunate injury earlier.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:54

Fulham vs Manchester City

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Fulham vs Manchester City

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Cairney gets a free-kick out of Walker. That doesn't worry City too much. The champions are wisely winding down the clock.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:52

Vinicius gets brought down by Rodri. Fulham have been bright all game, but haven't had the quality to trouble City too much.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:49

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:47

Alvarez heads off too. His goal could win this game for City at the moment. On comes Silva in his stead.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:47

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:46

Substitution Riyad Karim Mahrez Philip Walter Foden

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:46

Fulham are doing their best to get close to City's goal, but the champions are holding their own for now. They're about to make changes.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:44

Gundogan gets back to clear Solomon's powerful cross from the left. Fulham are building momentum.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:43

Fulham get a free-kick down their left. From it, Solomon's snap shot from the edge of the box gets closed down.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:40

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:40

Fulham decide to ring the changes. Solomon replaces Wilson first.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:40

Substitution Bobby Armani De Cordova-Reid Daniel Owen James

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:40

Substitution Harrison James Reed SaΕ‘a Lukić

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:37

City earn a free-kick down their right as Diop handles the ball. What can the visitors make of this?

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:37

Grealish sends the free-kick towards the far post. Akanji keeps it alive and Leno claims Rodri's looping header.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:35

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:34

Grealish is also shown a yellow card for his part in the dispute.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:33

Yellow Card Kenny Joelle Tete

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:33

Things are getting a bit bogged down in midfield. City aren't getting anywhere, but Fulham aren't either.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:31

City are playing keep-ball, attracting boos and whistles from the home fans. They're wisely taking the sting out of the game.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:29

De Cordova-Reid's caught offside from Cairney's throughball.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:28

City's corner ends with Akanji fouling Leno and conceding a free-kick. Fulham have by no means given up hope of an equaliser yet.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:26

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:24

Cairney twists and turns just outside City's box but can't get through the crowd of opponents. Haaland bludgeons his way up the other end of the pitch and earns City a corner.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:22

Substitution Andreas Hugo Hoelgebaum Pereira Tom Cairney

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:22

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:21

Akanji's still receiving treatment. A stretcher's been brought onto the pitch. This looks bad. Meanwhile, Fulham are preparing to make a substitution.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:20

Akanji takes a whack in an aerial battle, leaving him down in Fulham's half. City's players look concerned. The medical team rush on to check him out.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:17

City's corner comes to nothing, but that won't deter them. Alvarez's cross from the right gets cleared.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:16

Fulham are pressing higher up the pitch, making it harder for City to play out from the back. It's a little end-to-end, and Alvarez gets loose to force Leno into another stop at his near post. City corner.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:13

Fulham clear the resulting City corner. If Silva's men want to get anything out of this game, they can't afford to concede the next goal.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:12

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:12

The crowd at Craven Cottage breaks into a minute's applause for Fulham fan Lisa Hughes. At the end of it, Grealish finds Haaland in the centre of the box. The Norwegian's low and hard strike is kept out by Leno.

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:09

Fulham vs Manchester City

15:10

Fulham get the second half started. Neither team's seen fit to make changes at half-time.

Fulham vs Manchester City

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Fulham vs Manchester City

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Fulham vs Manchester City

15:00

Grealish played a big part in City's first-half performance, even though he couldn't score. Only Haaland and De Bruyne have been involved in more goals away for home for City this season than the England winger. He's become one of their main men.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:59

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:57

City go at half-time with a slender lead thanks to Alvarez's sumptuous strike. The champions have played well overall so far without hitting the heights we all know they can. Fulham will be buoyed by Vinicius' goal though. They're still in this game, without a doubt. More to come!

Fulham vs Manchester City

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Fulham vs Manchester City

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Fulham vs Manchester City

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Fulham vs Manchester City

14:53

HALF-TIME: FULHAM 1-2 MANCHESTER CITY

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:53

City enjoy one last attack before the break. Haaland, Grealish and Gundogan combine to give the Norwegian a cross from the left of the box. It gets cut out.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:52

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:52

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:51

City head Fulham's latest corner away. The hosts keep the ball but can't keep the pressure on as their follow-up delivery goes awry.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:50

Fulham are still showing signs of promise before the break. The Cottagers earn a corner down the right. City can't fully clear it, and Stones heads out to concede another.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:48

There'll be five minutes of additional time before half-time.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:47

Grealish tries in vain to keep an overhit pass in play down by the touchline. City haven't been perfect in this first half.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:44

Gundogan slips into the penalty area and shoots from the right of the six-yard box. Leno rushes off his line to make an important block.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:43

City's dominance is starting to tell again. Fulham are struggling to escape their own half now.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:42

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:42

City will rightly think they deserve to be leading before half-time. Fulham haven't had a shot since Vinicius' goal.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:40

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:39

Assist Riyad Karim Mahrez

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:39

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:39

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:38

Goal JuliÑn Álvarez

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:37

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:37

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:36

Grealish is getting plenty of chaces down Fulham's left. Once again Haaland finds the City winger, whose right-footed curler gets caught by Leno.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:36

Akanji's triangular pass frees Grealish down the left. Adarabioyo intercepts and clears the Englishman's cutback from the byline.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:35

City probe in Fulham's half as the hosts hold their shape. They've managed to settle things down a little now.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:34

Fulham are starting to enjoy more of the ball themselves. The West Londoners have only had 32 per cent of it so far.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:30

Haaland bustles his way into the penalty area and can't test Leno from a tight angle down the right.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:30

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:30

Grealish almost restores City's lead! Haaland pops the ball over Tete to find the Englishman who goes for the top-right corner with his right foot. Leno makes an excellent diving save to deny him, and City can't smuggle the ball over the line.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:29

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:28

City are still dominating possession. Fulham look threatening on the counter-attack though.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:25

Fulham have gained some confidence from their goal. Reed can't control a clever dummy to create a shot on goal.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:26

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:24

Fulham make an enforced early change. Diop replaces the stricken Ream at centre-back.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:23

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:24

Ream's helped to his feet by two physios with his right arm in a sling. It's clear he'll play no further part in this game.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:23

Alvarez twists past Ream near the byline, leaving the Fulham captain in pain down on the turf. The American's going to need some treatment.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:22

City kick things off again, and Leno soon ends up with the ball in his hands again. The champions aren't going to be disheartened by relinquishing their early lead.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:18

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:18

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:17

Assist Harry Wilson

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:17

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:17

Haaland turns on the edge of the box and finds Grealish in space wide left. The England winger shoots low first time. Leno drops low to claim the ball.

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:16

Fulham vs Manchester City

14:16

City are back on the attack. Mahrez goes up against Robinson in the box but can't beat the Fulham left-back.

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