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Leeds United at Fulham FC quick recap: The Whites take a point back to Yorkshire

Leeds will be upset as a last minute Tom Crainey wonder strike means Leeds leave the capital with only a point.

Fulham v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Pre-match Thoughts... I am very pleased with the natural width and pace in the attacking positions for tonight’s game. The counter attack will play a vital role if we are going to take the points from the capital. Chris Wood and Luke Ayling will be a big miss, however I believe we have enough in the side to win the game. If the lads can apply the same mentality tonight as we did on Friday, everything will be ok. MOT


  • GOALLLL!!!! Leeds 1-0 OWN GOAL- Tim Ream with a terrible mistake as he slices it past his own goal keeper and Leeds lead.
  • Nothing much in the game in terms of quality as we approach the 15-minute mark but Leeds lead 1-0.
  • Fulham having a decent period in the game, the pace in the Fulham wingers looking dangerous. 1-0 Leeds, 24 mins.
  • Sacko booked as he takes down Malone just outside the box and Fulham have a free kick. 1-0 Leeds, 24 mins.
  • Fulham Chance- Cairney unmarked outside of the box and his shoots just goes wide. 1-0 Leeds, 25 mins.
  • DISALLOWED GOAL- Fulham all over Leeds and Kebano shoots from distance, the ball is clearly over the line but the linesman waves it away. Leeds 1-0 up (just)
  • Fulham Chance- Malone with another Fulham chance as he shoots high and wide and the ball goes flying into the Leeds fans behind the goal. 1-0 Leeds, 35 mins.
  • Leeds Chance- Pedraza drives a shot towards goal but Button saves well. 1-0 Leeds, 40 mins.
  • Fulham Chance- Kebano with the shot but the Leeds players block and the ball is cleared for a corner. 1-0 Leeds, 42 mins.

Half-time thoughts...

Well, Leeds are leading 1-0 but Fulham have been all over us throughout the 1st half and deserve to be at least level. However, we have defenced in numbers and as it stands we are going 11 points clear of Fulham. The team need to stay focused, especially in the 1st 15 minutes of the 2nd half.

2nd half underway

  • Leeds have started the 2nd half on the front foot and look better at this stage. 1-0 Leeds, 49 mins.
  • Philips booked for a foul in the middle of the park on McDonald. 1-0 Leeds, 50 mins.
  • Fulham Chance - Kebano get the ball in the box but he shot hits the side netting. 1-0 Leeds, 57 mins.
  • Leeds Change- Barrow replaces Sacko. 1-0 Leeds, 60 mins.
  • Fulham Change- Malone off, Sessegnon on. 1-0 Leeds, 61 mins.
  • Fulham Chance- Aluko sees his shot deflected straight at Green. 1-0 Leeds, 65 mins.
  • Last 20 minutes and the game is end to end and my heart cannot take it.
  • Last 10 minutes and Leeds are looking okay at this point, the heart of these players is unbelievable.
  • Fulham Chance- Green makes a wonderful save from a dangerous Johansen free kick and Leeds still lead. COME ON LEEDS!!!
  • RED CARD: Phillips sent off - a tackle on Scott Parker just outside the box. Looked soft in my opinion. 1-0 Leeds, 90 mins
  • Fulham goal at the death- It has been coming, Tom Cairney with a wonderful effort as he curls the ball past Rob Green. 96 mins, 1-1.

Full time 1-1

Full-time thoughts- Overall, Leeds were unlucky not to take the points but Fulham completely dominated the whole game and deserved at least a point. The gap is still 8 points, but Leeds will definitely need to improve looking forward.