Teden Mengi on wrong end of 6-2 defeat on loan as Birmingham are beaten easily
Manchester United loanee Teden Mengi endured arguably the most difficult moment of his career so far after Birmingham City lost 6-2 to Fulham.
Lee Bowyer’s Blues couldn’t contain a free-scoring Fulham side who took their goalscoring tally to 19 goals from their last three Championship games.
What was most surprising was that Aleksandar Mitrovic who has 27 goals to his name already this season didn’t get in on the act for Marco Silva’s side.
Although Mengi would have no doubt benefitted from training at Carrington against the likes of Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo, the towering Serbian is a completely different physical proposition.
But it wasn’t Fulham’s number nine who was doing the damage at Craven Cottage it was his teammates, with youngster Fabio Carvalho being the standout with two goals and an assist for the Championship leaders.
Mengi had 42 touches and completed 28 of his attempted 32 passes (88%). He made three clearances, two interceptions and one tackle, as well as blocking one shot. The England under-20 international also won three duels.
The 19-year-old was Birmingham’s best player according to BirminghamLive with a rating of 6.
Commenting on the United youngster’s performance, they said: “Beaten by Carvalho for the third goal but Robinson had been given ages to pick him out.
“Overall, he did his best to repel the waves of attacks with some good work on the cover.”
After coming in for high praise from the Birmingham City fans following his Championship debut, Teden Mengi and the rest of his Blues teammates will be eager to bounce back after their humiliation.
They welcome the Championship’s basement side Barnsley to St Andrew’s on Saturday where they will be eager to put last night’s mauling behind them.
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