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Fulham 2-1 Leeds United: Aleksandar Mitrovic and Josh Onomah end Leeds' streak

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic's goal was his 25th of the season for club and country in all competitions

Fulham halted their three-match losing streak by ending Leeds United's 11-game unbeaten run to move up to third in the table.

The Championship's top scorer, Aleksandar Mitrovic, netted his 17th league goal of the season from the spot to give the hosts the lead.

Leeds levelled after the break through Patrick Bamford's tap-in on the rebound from substitute Eddie Nketiah's strike.

Josh Onomah smashed in the winner - his first goal of the season - after the ball fell kindly for him from a corner, moving Fulham nine points behind the second-placed visitors.

Leeds had not lost since 5 October but threw away a 3-0 lead to draw with Cardiff in their previous game - a result that ended a seven-match winning run.

They fell behind early in a fiery and relatively ill-tempered first half when Ben White fouled Bobby Decordova-Reid in the area and Mitrovic's spot-kick went in off the post.

After Bamford's 10th goal of the campaign brought Leeds level, Ivan Cavaleiro was denied a fine, long-range goal for the hosts by a brilliant Kiko Casilla save.

But the Spaniard could not keep out Onomah's powerful drive as Fulham claimed a much needed victory in the promotion race.

The result, coupled with leaders West Bromwich Albion's draw with Brentford, saw Leeds drop three points behind the Baggies.

Fulham manager Scott Parker told BBC London:

"I'm most pleased obviously with the result. When you come out of three losses you feel things heating up with everyone including the squad.

"We got a result today against one of the top teams in the league and the way we went about it is what pleased me the most.

"People were questioning things last week at Brentford away. This time, against Leeds, it wasn't about technique or quality, people were going to be judging you for who you are.

"I don't want to hear that we played well, I want to hear that people say our players did everything they could to win a football match and I think we've done that."

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa told BBC Radio Leeds:

"We played one of the more powerful opponents in the league who defended well. They scored after one corner and one penalty and they had just one more chance, while we had seven to eight chances to win the match.

"We defended very well against strong attackers. The only thing I am ashamed about from my team is that after we scored, we conceded possession in our half and we allowed them to come back into the game.

"That was important as this moment was the moment to win the match. There are some things to improve."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 12Rodák
  • 22Christie
  • 5Mawson
  • 13Ream
  • 23BryanBooked at 45mins
  • 10Cairney
  • 21ReedBooked at 29minsSubstituted forJohansenat 90'minutes
  • 25Onomah
  • 19CavaleiroSubstituted forKnockaertat 90+6'minutes
  • 9MitrovicBooked at 89mins
  • 14De Cordova-ReidSubstituted forS Sessegnonat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 7Kebano
  • 8Johansen
  • 24Knockaert
  • 33O'Riley
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 47Kamara

Leeds

  • 13Casilla
  • 2AylingSubstituted forStevensat 72'minutes
  • 5White
  • 6CooperBooked at 24mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 23Phillips
  • 17Hélder CostaBooked at 45minsSubstituted forNketiahat 45'minutes
  • 43KlichBooked at 17mins
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forAlioskiat 3'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 22Harrison
  • 9Bamford

Substitutes

  • 1Meslier
  • 10Alioski
  • 14Nketiah
  • 28Berardi
  • 36Gotts
  • 48Stevens
  • 49Casey
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
18,878

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home7
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 2, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Leeds United 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tom Cairney.

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Steven Sessegnon replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid.

Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Mateusz Klich (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Harrison with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Harrison Reed.

Booking

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Offside, Leeds United. Mateusz Klich tries a through ball, but Patrick Bamford is caught offside.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

Booking

Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United).

Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jack Harrison (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).

Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

Foul by Jordan Stevens (Leeds United).

Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Stevens replaces Luke Ayling.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

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

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 2, Leeds United 1. Josh Onomah (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben White.

Attempt saved. Luke Ayling (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ezgjan Alioski.

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Leeds United).

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

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

Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).

Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom23148146242250
2Leeds23145436152147
3Fulham23115735251038
4Preston2311573527838
5Brentford23114834181637
6Swansea2310763027337
7Sheff Wed22106633201336
8Bristol City229853432235
9Nottm Forest229762823534
10Blackburn2210483028234
11Hull239683731633
12Cardiff238963432233
13Millwall238962930-133
14QPR239593744-732
15Birmingham2384112434-1028
16Reading2275102827126
17Derby236892131-1026
18Charlton2367103032-225
19Huddersfield2367102635-925
20Middlesbrough235992132-1124
21Luton2362152847-1920
22Barnsley2347123146-1519
23Stoke2353152537-1218
24Wigan2246122035-1518
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