Last Updated: 02/11/13 5:18pm
Full-time at Craven Cottage. Fulham 1-3 Manchester United. The Cottagers played a lot better in the second-half, but a poor start to the game cost them any chance of getting a result.
Seems Riether stood on Januzaj's leg and it got a bit heated. All sorted now and we're back underway.
Another good attack by Fulham Taarabt tries to find Bent in the box, but De Gea gathers the ball rather easily.
Fulham with good play in the box and Berbatov flicks a cross into Bent, who hits the cross bar with his looped header.
Fulham with another counter-attack, Taarabt make a good run, but takes a poor shot, which is blocked away.
Fulham launch a brilliant counter-attack and Taarabt works his way into the box and goes down under challenge. Referee not having any of it, though.
Fulham with several attempts on goal, but they're all blocked. Richardson should have done better in acres of space on the edge of the area.
United playing a bit better now, stringing together the passes. Fulham pressing them really well, though.
Sidwell makes a good run towards the box, but goes down easily and gives the ball away, before Parker hacks down Januzaj in midfield.
Can Fulham get something from the match? They've played well in the second-half, but that poor start will surely be costly.
GOAL! Fulham pull one back as substitute Kacaniklic's shot is deflected off Rooney and into the back of the net.
Rooney takes the set play and finds Fellaini at the far post, but his header is wide of the upright.
Shouts for a penalty as Parker goes down in the box, but referee Probert is having none of it. United with a dangerous free kick at the other end.
But they have lost it again and Kasami gets a great ball into the box, but United manage to make a crucial clearance.
Fellaini skips away from Senderos on the far side and gets the ball to Rooney, however his ball to Kagawa is too heavy and Fulham clear the danger.
Fulham win the ball in midfield and try to play Ruiz in on goal, but Smalling takes no chances and puts it out of play.
Kasami puts a deep cross into the Berbatov from the left, but the forward fails to control the ball before it goes out of play.
Much better from the Cottagers, piling the pressure on United. The Red Devils defence, though, are on top of everything at the moment.
Fulham have made a great start, but United just keeping hold of the ball now to take the sting out of the game.
Fulham take a quick free kick in midfield and out a great cross into the box from the left, but Vidic jumps highest to head away.
Fulham playing well early in the second half. Dejagah makes a good run to the byline, but his cross is cut out. Fulham still have the ball.
Kasami drags a thunderous shot wide of goal from outside the box, De Gea did have it covered, though.
Three subs for United at haf-time: Kagawa, Fellaini and Smalling come on for Cleverly, Raffael and Evans.
Matt says: 'Im going for a 3-1 win for United with januazj, Rooney and Valencia with the goals. I don't understand why Jones is playing in midfield with Kagawa on the bench when Moyes said he's fit, in form and in need of games. Kagawa should replace cleverley so we have some slicker balls into our strikers. Tempo seems to be up and down at the moment.'
Half-time at Craven Cottage. United deserved leaders at the break, Fulham defence not up to scratch in the first-half of play.
Fulham come rushing forward in search of a way back into the game, the United defence playing well, though.
Van Persie gets the ball on the edge of the area and tries to turn his marker, but the ball gets stuck under his feet and is cleared by Senderos.
Cleverly going off the pitch to receive treatment. Not sure what the problem is, maybe an allergic reaction of some sort.
United take it quickly and after passing the ball around the box, Van Persie gives away a goal kick after putting too much on his cross into Rooney.
We're underway again as Evans gives the ball back to the Cottagers. Sidwell then gives away a free kick for bringing down Rooney.
Fulham playing some good attacking play and linking up well. Ruiz's ball is cut out by Rooney, who gives it away by running into the referee. Fulham get a free kick for a rash challenge just outside the area.
Play back underway with Rooney attempting to find the goal with a shot from the halfway line. His effort, though, is well wide of the mark.
They're bringing out the stretcher for Raffael. Seems he has a problem with his ankle, rather than his head.
Raffael down on the ground now after an elbow to the head from Kasami. Physios giving treatment on the sidelines.
Dejagah again involved as he tries to go through on goal, but his touch lets him down and it runs for a goal kick.
Fulham trying to get a foothold in the game by building from the back, but they're having trouble in the final third.
Dejagah tries a cheeky back-heel to Sidwell, which is cut out by Clevelry and then receives a booking trying to win the ball back.
Berbatov does well to turn his marker in the box, but his low shot is straight into the grasp of De Gea.
Januzaj looking good for United, pressing the opposition well and playing well on this left-hand side.
United have a corner after a Sidwell clearance. Van Persie finds the head of Rooney, but he can only head wide of goal.
United don't look like they're slowing down just yet. Van Persie and Rooney still looking to play each other in on goal.
GOAL! Yet another goal from United. Van Persie beats the offside trap with a great run to the byline and puts a great ball across the box to Rooney, who gets an easy tap-in for the third.
GOAL! Van Persie makes it two on the counter. Januzaj wins the ball off Parker, before playing the Dutchman through on goal, who duly puts the ball in the roof of the net.
Fulham with a brilliant chance there as Berbatov goes through on goal, gets his shot away, but it rolls out for a corner.
Berbatov gets the ball in a promising area on the edge of the area, but delays playing it into the box. United clear the ball momentarily.
Fulham were passing the ball well earlier in the match, but they're struggling to string more than a few together after conceding that goal.
Van Persie gets forward well and tries to cut back to Rooney, but Fulham manages to cut it out and clear temporarily.
GOAL! United go ahead with a well-worked goal. Rooney gets beyond the Fulham defence, before squaring it to Valencia for an easy finish.
United starting to impose themselves on the game, Jones takes the shot on the half volley, but it flies over the cross bar.
Feel free to e-mail your thoughts or predictions to Chris.Vermeulen@teamtalkmedia.com and I'll publish as many of them before - and during - the game as possible.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 5/1 for a Fulham win, 14/5 for the draw and 4/7 for a United victory. I'm going for a 3-0 United win and I agree with Stephen from Dublin that Rooney will be in the goals, so with Rooney scoring first that pays a handsome 30/1 on the scorecast!
Dan Holloway in Kent says: "Kagawa on the bench??? Jones in midfield playing out of position??? I just don't understand what Mr Moyes is trying to do. His team selection has had me asking questions all season. Hope it doesn't backfire today."
Sefton Monk says: "Fulham fan from Bushey at the game today. No doubt Fulham have been poor this season. There has only been one positive I can take and that is hot prospect that Kasami is. Even though Fulham are big outsiders it usually is a pleasure to at least see someone put 110% percent in. And that is Kasami. Dejagah has his first game back since December last year, and if any Fulham remembers his partnership with Reither on the right was lethal and it was no coincidence fulhams form dropped drastically when he got put out for the season in late last year. Berbatov's lack of pace and speed will be subsdised by the pace and skill of Kasami and Dejagah. But it probably won't be enough to see off a strong UTD side. Fulham will lose 4-1. Will be good end to end football though." Cheers Sefton, enjoy the game!
More views - "Hi, Adam here, I am a man united fan, and I am going for a 2-0 win for us, glad to see januzaj getting another start, but would like to see zaha playing more, anyway scorers will be rooney and januzaj." Richie Cantona from Oakdale says: "Thought David Moyes would have stuck with Phil Jones in the central defence but has him in midfield?! As long as Clev & Valencia perform we should be too strong for Fulham."
Stephen in Dublin says: "Rooney in top form and loves playing the cottagers...can see a MOM performance from him today...." Let's hope so Stephen, he's captain of my fantasy team!!! Thanks for your views so far, any more?
FIRST VIEW - Matt Ingram says: "Looks a pretty attacking line-up today and we've certainly got a lot of options on the bench if we need them! Glad Januzaj starts, I'm going 2-0 to United, Rooney and Van Persie with the goals!"
Teams - Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael Da Silva, Evans, Vidic, Evra, Jones, Cleverley, Valencia, Rooney, Januzaj, van Persie. Subs: Smalling, Lindegaard, Hernandez, Nani, Young, Kagawa, Fellaini.
Teams - Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Senderos, Amorebieta, Richardson, Parker, Sidwell, Dejagah, Ruiz, Kasami, Berbatov. Subs: Kacaniklic, Stockdale, Karagounis, Hughes, Taarabt, Boateng, Bent.