With main goalscorer Haaland deemed match sufficient just for the bench after lacking the earlier two Metropolis video games by damage, Argentinean ahead Julian Alvarez fired the house facet right into a Seventeenth-minute lead.
The champions thought that they had rapidly doubled their lead by John Stones however Rodri was offside within the build-up, and Fulham capitalised on that reprieve, going straight down the opposite finish and successful a Twenty sixth-minute penalty.
Metropolis defender Joao Cancelo was given a straight purple card for bundling Harry Wilson to the ground, with former Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira making no mistake from the spot as Fulham went into the interval stage.
Metropolis continued to dominate even with a numerical drawback. Haaland was introduced on and rapidly thought he had restored his facet’s lead after glancing a header dwelling, however VAR stepped in to rule the Norwegian to be offside.
It appeared Metropolis had carried out all they might till Kevin De Bruyne was introduced down and Haaland transformed the penalty to ship the Etihad Stadium into delirium within the ninety fifth minute, because the champions moved one level away from Arsenal on the prime of the standings. Fulham stayed eighth.