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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.

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Jokanovic on Leeds v Fulham

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

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.

Dismissal

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

Hand ball by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dan Burn.

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

Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

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

Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Botaka replaces Tom Adeyemi.

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.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Jazz Richards replaces Ryan Fredericks.

Booking

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

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

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

Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Cook with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Alex Mowatt.

Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).

Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sol Bamba.

Attempt saved. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

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

Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United).

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Lee Erwin replaces Mirco Antenucci.

Booking

Sol Bamba (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United).

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

goal

As It Stood

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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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