Former Tottenham striker Bent points finger at three Manchester United players for Iwobi and Bassey goals

Published: February 24, 2024
 Former Tottenham striker Bent points finger at three Manchester United players for Iwobi and Bassey goals

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has identified three Manchester United players he thinks were responsible for the goals conceded against Fulham during a Premier League match at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.


After a goalless first half, Calvin 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. 


Manchester United were pushing for the winner after Harry Maguire's late equalizer but at the end of the day got a massive sucker punch as Alex Iwobi, who spurned a couple of chances in the first half, popped up with the winner.


In the seventh minute of second half stoppage time, the Nigeria international slotted past goalkeeper Andre Onana, placing the ball into the bottom corner following yet another quick counterattack.

Bent held Christian Eriksen responsible for Bassey's goal, while he believes that Amad Diallo and Diogo Dalot were to blame for Iwobi's superb match-winning strike.


Speaking on Premier League Productions, monitored by, Bent noted that Iwobi's finish was exceptionally clever as he opted to reverse the ball into the near post instead of bending it into the far corner as expected.


Bent went on to say that the defensive approach of Amad Diallo and Dalot left much to be desired, as they went so far past the ball, allowing Iwobi to aim for the goal. 


The retired England international highlighted that had they maintained their positions, the goalkeeper's left side might have been the only feasible option for the Fulham midfielder.


Commenting on the goal scored by Bassey, Bent said that Eriksen was hesitant to get back to Bassey after he was blocked.


Iwobi has scored four goals and provided one assist for Fulham since transferring from Everton on deadline day last summer.




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