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Fulham 1-1 Leeds United

Tom Cairney
Tom Cairney's eighth Championship goal of the season earned Fulham a late point

Tom Cairney scored in injury time to deny Leeds victory and extend Fulham's unbeaten run to six Championship games.

The visitors took the lead in bizarre fashion as Tim Ream sliced an attempted clearance past goalkeeper David Button.

Neeskens Kebano seemed to have made it 1-1 with a shot that bounced down off the crossbar, but a goal was not given.

Leeds' Kalvin Phillips received a second yellow for a poor tackle on Scott Parker, before Cairney curled in a strike to equalise with seconds left.

Fulham had won four of their previous five Championship games to move into seventh place, within five points of the play-off places, but went behind in unusual fashion after just four minutes.

Under pressure from Souleymane Doukara, Ream misjudged a volleyed clearance from Kyle Bartley's quickly taken free-kick and beat Button.

The hosts fought back immediately with Cairney firing narrowly wide from a well-worked free-kick before Kebano's powerful strike off the underside of the crossbar was deemed not to have crossed the line.

Alfonso Pedraza had two chances to double Leeds' advantage, but the Spanish winger spurned two one-on-one opportunities, seeing one saved by Button and one come back off a post.

Phillips was dismissed as injury time approached and Rob Green looked to have earned a third straight win for fourth-placed Leeds when he saved from Gohi Cyriac's header, but Cairney had the final say.

The Cottagers' captain picked out the top corner from the edge of the area to maintain the five-point gap to sixth place, following Sheffield Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Burton.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic: "I'm really proud how we played. We actually scored two and we deserved three points.

"We made an accidental start with the own goal and we scored a legal score, but he referee does not see the situation. Then Tom scores a fantastic goal.

"We played all the football and created many, many chances. We shot 23 times on goal. We won only one point, but deserve three."

Leeds manager Garry Monk: "We had a game plan and followed it excellently against a good side who have been free-scoring here. It feels like a sucker punch with the way it came at the end very end, but that's football.

"You have to take it on the chin. It was a good point against a very good side. We needed a second goal and the ball hit the post which would have done it. That would have sealed the game for us.

"Things went for and against them and us. It's another performance and a point to where we want to go."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 2Fredericks
  • 26Kalas
  • 13Ream
  • 3MaloneSubstituted forR Sessegnonat 61'minutes
  • 14JohansenBooked at 35mins
  • 6McDonaldBooked at 32minsSubstituted forParkerat 74'minutes
  • 24Aluko
  • 10CairneyBooked at 90mins
  • 7Kebano
  • 25MartinSubstituted forCyriacat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 4Odoi
  • 8Parker
  • 9Cyriac
  • 15Madl
  • 17Sigurdsson
  • 30R Sessegnon

Leeds

  • 1Green
  • 28Berardi
  • 5Bartley
  • 18Jansson
  • 21Taylor
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 23PhillipsBooked at 89mins
  • 24SackoBooked at 22minsSubstituted forBarrowat 60'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forVieiraat 87'minutes
  • 29Pedraza SagSubstituted forDallasat 82'minutes
  • 11Doukara

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 10Antonsson
  • 12Silvestri
  • 15Dallas
  • 19Hernández
  • 25Vieira
  • 27Barrow
Referee:
Lee Probert
Attendance:
22,239

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home23
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home14
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Leeds United 1.

Booking

Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Leeds United 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sone Aluko.

Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Modou Barrow (Leeds United).

Attempt saved. Cyriac (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Green.

Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Ronaldo Vieira replaces Kemar Roofe.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Alfonso.

Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sone Aluko.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Green.

Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Modou Barrow (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Modou Barrow (Leeds United).

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alfonso (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Liam Bridcutt.

Attempt blocked. Cyriac (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Cyriac replaces Chris Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Kevin McDonald.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alfonso.

Alfonso (Leeds United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Modou Barrow.

Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Liam Bridcutt.

Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle36245769294077
2Brighton36228660312974
3Huddersfield3521594639768
4Leeds362051150361465
5Reading36197104946364
6Sheff Wed361881048351362
7Fulham351512860411957
8Norwich36158136154753
9Preston361411114845353
10Derby361410123933652
11Barnsley36148145452250
12Brentford35138145451347
13Cardiff36138154952-347
14QPR36137164150-946
15Aston Villa361112133539-445
16Ipswich361014123643-744
17Birmingham361110153753-1643
18Nottm Forest36117185161-1040
19Burton36911163548-1338
20Blackburn35910164051-1137
21Wolves3499164046-636
22Bristol City3698194553-835
23Wigan36810183141-1034
24Rotherham3645273281-4917
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