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Leeds United 1-1 Fulham

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Chris Wood's injury-time overhead kick against Fulham secured Leeds United their first point of the season.

Tom Cairney's curled effort 13 minutes from time looked to have continued Fulham's perfect start to their Championship campaign.

Ex-Leeds striker Matt Smith and forward Sone Aluko both hit the post for the Cottagers in an impressive display.

But the hosts created chances themselves and were rewarded with Wood's spectacular effort.

Wood had earlier sent the ball wide with a header when well-placed at the back post, while Swedish forward Marcus Antonsson also missed two good chances.

However, Fulham created more opportunities throughout the game, with Rob Green forced to save from Floyd Ayite, who also sent a header narrowly wide of goal.

Aluko had an appeal for a penalty turned down shortly before Cairney's opener, as the visitors struggled to turn chances into goals.

But Slavisa Jokanovic's side remain fourth in the table despite being punished for their wastefulness in front of goal by Wood's fine strike, while Leeds climb to 20th in the table.

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk:

"I don't know if delighted is the right word, but I was very pleased for the players and everyone. I was very pleased for Woody. He missed that chance, but he came back and it was good reward for him. It epitomised our spirit.

"There was spirit with them in the changing room and you can see that. Tonight was a really good test for us. We could have easily thought that it wasn't going to be our night.

"I was especially pleased for Chris, he missed an earlier one and could have easily felt sorry for him, frustration was coming his way but his mentality epitomised what the team were doing. I'm very happy for him to score that goal, it'll give him a big boost."

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic:

"[Ryan Sessegnon] is a very good project of the football club, he needs to continue to keep working hard, in this way we have to be careful about him.

"For his debut he offered many, many, many quality things during the game. I don't want to say (he is a) kid, but he is doing work with adult people and I don't find a big difference between them.

"It is a little bit unlucky, we are a little bit frustrated after this late goal. We didn't score more goals at the beginning and during the game and Leeds scored a typical Championship goal, a big centre-half touches the ball and the big striker catches a bicycle kick, which can happen."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Green
  • 2Ayling
  • 5BartleyBooked at 76mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forMowattat 71'minutes
  • 23Phillips
  • 15DallasSubstituted forVieiraat 58'minutes
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forSackoat 79'minutes
  • 10Antonsson
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 3Bamba
  • 11Doukara
  • 22Turnbull
  • 24Sacko
  • 25Vieira
  • 27Mowatt
  • 31Coyle

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 4OdoiBooked at 54mins
  • 26Kalas
  • 15Madl
  • 30R Sessegnon
  • 8ParkerSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 83'minutes
  • 6McDonald
  • 10Cairney
  • 24Aluko
  • 11AyitéSubstituted forSánchez Ruizat 88'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forWoodrowat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Malone
  • 13Ream
  • 16Woodrow
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 21Christensen
  • 23Sánchez Ruiz
  • 41Joronen
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
21,204

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home14
Away21
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 1, Fulham 1. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyle Bartley with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Michael Madl.

Offside, Fulham. David Button tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.

David Button (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Attempt blocked. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Jozabed replaces Floyd Ayité.

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Marcus Antonsson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Scott Parker.

Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Hadi Sacko replaces Kemar Roofe.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 0, Fulham 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kyle Bartley (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Bartley (Leeds United).

Offside, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Marcus Antonsson (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Pablo Hernández.

Attempt missed. Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Charlie Taylor.

Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kemar Roofe (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Matt Smith.

Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Parker.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Scott Parker.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Antonsson.

Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sone Aluko.

goal

As It Stood

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2Norwich32105147
3Huddersfield32105327
4Fulham32104227
5QPR22005056
6Brentford32014226
7Bristol City32014316
8Wolves31204225
9Birmingham31203215
10Wigan31115324
11Aston Villa31114224
12Ipswich31114404
13Sheff Wed311123-14
14Derby311112-14
15Burton31027703
16Barnsley21014403
17Reading210112-13
18Nottm Forest310247-33
19Cardiff201102-21
20Leeds301226-41
21Rotherham301228-61
22Newcastle200213-20
23Preston300314-30
24Blackburn200217-60
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