It was a scrappy affair at Craven Cottage, as Fulham came out on top to reduce the gap between Leeds and the chasing pack to nine points.
The first chance went Leeds’ way, with Hernandez opening the Fulham midfield which ultimately led to the end of his game due to injury. The move ended with Costa firing a volley straight at the keeper.
Fulham were given a penalty soon after, with Ben White nudging his man with two hands, giving the referee a decision to make, and he pointed to the spot. Mitrovic converted, despite a decent hand from Casilla, hitting the post and squeezing across the line.
Leeds were up against it for a spell soon after, with the Fulham high-press making it difficult to play-out from the back. Dallas had a chance on 25 minutes, Alioski putting him through on the left channel, his low effort just diverted by the trailing leg of the goalkeeper.
Klich hit the post just minutes later, unmarked in the box and his shot from a tight-angle came off the upright, somehow keeping the score at 1-0.
Leeds brought Nketiah on for Helder Costa, switching to a 4-4-2 formation, and he made an instant impact. Alioski plays Nketiah through n the right with a brilliant pass, he shot across goal is parried straight into the path of Bamford, who couldn’t miss.
It was end-to-end stuff from here, Casilla was forced into a great save before Fulham managed to take the lead again. A corner kick couldn’t be cleared properly, and Onomah smashed the ball into the net.
Leeds had a couple chances to equalise again, Klich latched onto Harrison’s cross toward the penalty spot. Klich’s strike was cleared away from the target as it was heading for the near-corner.
Then late corner-kick came in, with Liam Cooper heading back across goal, but Mitrovic just managed to head the ball over his own bar.
A frustrating week for the Whites, who will now look to put another great run of results and performances together again. Until then, Merry Christmas from us all at TIAT.