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Leeds United 1-1 Fulham

Lewis Cook celebrates scoring for Leeds against Fulham
Leeds have drawn six of their last 10 Championship games

Leeds United were held by Fulham at Elland Road and have won just one in 10 Championship games despite Lewis Cook's wonderful equaliser.

Ex-Leeds trainee Tom Cairney gave Fulham the lead with an excellent volley on the edge of the box.

Cook, 19, levelled with a sublime 35-yard shot which gave goalkeeper Andy Lonergan no chance.

Fulham finished with 10 men after defender Fernando Amorebieta was sent off for a second bookable offence.

The result leaves Leeds 17th in the table, 12 points above the relegation zone with 14 games remaining.

Fulham, who have 13 games left, are one place below with a 10-point safety cushion.

The home side survived an early scare as Luke Garbutt's deflected strike flashed just wide before Sol Bamba headed former Leeds captain Ross McCormack's mis-hit volley against his own crossbar.

Fulham took the lead when Cairney took the ball down on the edge of the box and volleyed past motionless Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri - his fourth goal in as many games.

Garbutt stung the palms of Silvestri before the hosts levelled thanks to a moment of inspiration by Cook from distance.

Amorebieta was sent off for stopping a Leeds break with a handball deep into stoppage time.

Leeds v Fulham
Tom Cairney has scored seven Championship goals this season

Leeds United boss Steve Evans:

"If [Lewis Cook's] goal was scored in the Premier League then it would get shown for the next five years. I don't think I have seen a better goal scored. I've just seen a stunning goal from a stunning young player.

"We were unfortunate not to win but we need to improve in terms of scoring goals."

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic:

"It's good news for us because we showed a different face and a different performance as what we showed last Tuesday night against Blackburn.

"We created many [chances], they scored a fantastic goal too. In the end, in my opinion, I believe we played better football than Leeds and we were closer to win the three points.

"At the end, Leeds was fighting very well and put us under some kind of pressure. They are fighting and deserve this point too."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 31Coyle
  • 3BambaBooked at 68mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 16Diagouraga
  • 24AdeyemiSubstituted forBotakaat 87'minutes
  • 11Doukara
  • 23L CookBooked at 90mins
  • 10MowattSubstituted forDallasat 78'minutes
  • 7AntenucciSubstituted forErwinat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wootton
  • 8Murphy
  • 15Dallas
  • 19Erwin
  • 20Botaka
  • 28Berardi
  • 45Peacock-Farrell

Fulham

  • 24Lonergan
  • 7FredericksBooked at 84minsSubstituted forRichardsat 84'minutes
  • 15Madl
  • 33Burn
  • 45AmorebietaBooked at 90mins
  • 3GarbuttSubstituted forKacaniklicat 53'minutes
  • 22Baird
  • 23O'HaraSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 53'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 44McCormack
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 2Richards
  • 5Stearman
  • 9Smith
  • 11Kacaniklic
  • 12Lewis
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 28Hyndman
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
17,103

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.

  3. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) for hand ball.

  4. Post update

    Hand ball by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).

  5. Booking

    Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dan Burn.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

  11. Post update

    Lewie Coyle (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).

  13. Post update

    Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Botaka replaces Tom Adeyemi.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Taylor with a cross following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dan Burn.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Jazz Richards replaces Ryan Fredericks.

  18. Booking

    Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

  20. Post update

    Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull32196748192963
2Burnley331711551262562
3Middlesbrough31187642172561
4Brighton331612545341160
5Sheff Wed331412750351554
6Derby321412643281554
7Birmingham3214993930951
8Cardiff33121384337649
9Preston33121293230248
10Ipswich32139104040048
11Brentford33127144651-543
12Nottm Forest321012103128342
13QPR33914103940-141
14Reading321010123433140
15Wolves331010134046-640
16Huddersfield33109144445-139
17Leeds32814103035-538
18Fulham33812135154-336
19Blackburn30713102827134
20Bristol City33810152952-2334
21MK Dons3388172645-1932
22Rotherham3375213658-2226
23Bolton33413163154-2325
24Charlton33510182761-3425
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