In their most recent game, Manchester United overcame Fulham 2-1 thanks to a stoppage-time winner from Alejandro Garnacho, who came off the bench.
Christian Eriksen, a midfielder who joined United in the summer, scored his first Premier League goal for the team in the 14th minute by converting a Bruno Fernandes cross.
When Fernandes found Eriksen in the area in first-half stoppage time, he had a golden opportunity to increase his team's advantage.
Just after the break, Carlos Vinicius came close to tying the score for Fulham, but goalkeeper David de Gea blocked his attempt.
Tim Ream's headed header from the ensuing corner was stopped by another outstanding save by the Spaniard.
After a quick breakaway found midfielder Tom Cairney on the wing, whose initial cross was received by striker Daniel James, the home team equalised in the 61st minute.
barely one minute after being substituted on, he scored his first goal for Fulham against his previous team.
After his decisive action, United midfielder Fernandes praised youthful substitute Garnacho.
With 26 points, United will now be three points behind Tottenham and in fifth place going into the World Cup break. With 19 points, Fulham is in ninth place.