Wednesday 21 October 2015, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Dembele 23'
Leeds United
1
Wood (pen) 64'

23' Goal

Moussa Dembele
Assist by Ross McCormack

40' Yellow Card

Moussa Dembele

45' Yellow Card

Jamie O'Hara Card was given for a foul

90'+2 Yellow Card

Dan Burn Card was given for a foul

90'+3 Yellow Card

Luke Garbutt Card was given for arguing during match

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Fredericks
Off:Ben Pringle

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Alexander Kacaniklic
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Moussa Dembele

64' Penalty

Chris Wood

90'+3 Yellow Card

Lewis Cook Card was given for arguing during match

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jordan Botaka
Off:Luke Murphy

70' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:William Buckley
Off:Chris Wood

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kalvin Phillips
Off:Stuart Dallas

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Fulham were forced to share the points with Leeds United at Craven Cottage as the Whites drew their third game on the trot.

Fulham were forced to share the points with Leeds United at Craven Cottage as the Whites drew their third game on the trot.

Kit Symons' side took the lead in the first half after Moussa Dembélé skipped past the Leeds defence before coolly slotting past Marco Silvestri at the near post in a half of few clear cut chances.

The new Leeds manager Steve Evans saw his side level just after the hour mark when they were awarded a penalty for a hand ball by goalscorer Dembélé. Chris Wood sneaked his spot-kick past Joe Lewis to send the travelling faithful into raptures.

Lewis, standing in for the injured Andy Lonergan, pulled of a string of impressive saves to deny the visitors as the second half went on, as the Whites looked to the counter but neither side could find a winner.

The home side were forced into one change from the line-up that drew 0-0 at Middlesbrough on Saturday with Lewis making his first league start for the club replacing the injured Lonergan in goal.

It was a lively opening to the game with Leeds' Stuart Dallas having an effort scrambled away, before the Whites broke with Ross McCormack firing a powerful effort from range past the post.

There was panic in the Fulham box moments later after a good run from Sam Byram down the right got himself into a good crossing position and his delivery was not cleared properly by the Fulham backline but luckily the ball did not fall to a player in yellow.

On six minutes, Ryan Tunnicliffe scuffed an effort wide after being given the ball by Jamie O'Hara from 25 yards. The game quietened down until the 18th minute when Wood laid the ball off to Dallas who drove a powerful effort from just outside the box that was well saved by Lewis, who pushed the ball away from danger.

Moments later Lewis was again called into action. Luke Murphy's deep free-kick was not dealt with at the back post by Dan Burn and Luke Garbutt and the ball fell kindly for Wood but Lewis was out to smother his shot from close range.

Despite the pressure from the visitors it was the Whites who broke the deadlock on 22 minutes. McCormack slipped the ball through to Dembélé who went past Sol Bamba with ease and put the ball past Silvestri at his near post to give the hosts the lead.

On 35 minutes, Dallas was again taking aim from range when he picked up a clearance from Burn on the right hand side but his effort was wayward and narrowly missed the corner flag.

Ben Pringle tried his own luck from distance after good pressing by Lasse Vigen Christensen won the ball back on the halfway line. He gave the ball to Pringle who drove forward before unleashing an effort than went wide of Silvestri's right-hand post.

Lewis Cook then tested Lewis again but his shot was straight at the on-loan Cardiff man, who dealt with it comfortably. Dembélé was the first man to go into the book for an elbow to the face of Liam Cooper when challenging for a long ball on 39 minutes.

Symons' side put together a good attack just before the break when Garbutt was played in down the left but his dangerous cross was pounced on by Silvestri. Gaetano Berardi then threatened the Fulham goal with an awkward effort that bounced in front of Lewis who pushed the ball well away from goal.

As Leeds tried to push for an equaliser before the break, O'Hara was shown a yellow card for an off-the-ball foul on Dallas as he tried to get onto the end of a one-two just outside the box. Murphy's free-kick to the back post found Bamba but he headed harmlessly over.

The Whites had a great chance to double their advantage just after half time. A superb tackle from Christensen in his own half broke to McCormack who drove into the Leeds half before playing the ball back to Christensen, but his shot was well blocked.

The away side then had big shouts for a penalty when Dallas played through Tom Adeyemi who went down under the challenge of Lewis. The referee signalled for a goal kick much to the frustration of the Leeds following behind the goal.

On 57 minutes, new boss Evans made the first change of the game with Jordan Botaka replacing Murphy. Leeds were on top in the game and on 62 minutes the away side were given a golden chance to level the game when they were awarded a penalty after the referee adjudged Dembélé to have handled the ball. Wood stepped up and somehow found the back of the net despite Lewis getting a two firm hands on the ball, low to his left.

Symons instantly made a change with Ryan Fredericks replacing Pringle and the substitute almost had an immediate impact, cutting in from the right before tamely shooting wide with his weaker left foot.

There was controversy on 66 minutes when Tunnicliffe played the ball over the top to the speedy Fredericks who tried to lob the ball over the onrushing Silvestri. The keeper blocked the ball with his hands dangerously close to the edge of the box with the home faithful calling for a free-kick that was waved away by referee Keith Hill.

The Whites then made their second change in the game with Alexander Kačaniklić replacing Christensen. Evans responded a minute later replacing goalscorer Wood with Will Buckley. The home side then got back on top of the game. Good work on the right by Jazz Richards found McCormack on the edge of the box who teed up Tunnicliffe for the shot but his attempt was well dealt with by Silvestri.

The visitors came within a whisker of taking the lead with fifteen minutes to go. Marco Antenucci was played through on goal but was met by the oncoming Lewis, who blocked his attempted chip and the rebound was scrambled behind for a corner.

Lewis was again in top form to deny Dallas as he cut in from the left to fire a curling effort into the top corner which the former England Under-21 international superbly tipped over the bar.

The Craven Cottage faithful had penalty shouts of their own when Fredericks again was causing problems with his pace on the right before being barged off the ball in the box but to no avail.

Symons played his final hand as the goalscorer Dembélé was replaced by Cauley Woodrow with seven minutes to go and Evans again responded replacing Dallas with Kalvin Phillips.

Lewis was in determined mood and again pulled off a stunning save to deny a curling effort from Antenucci that was destined for the top corner with two minutes to go.

Burn then went into the book for a foul on Antenucci as he looked to break through on goal and then Garbutt and Cook joined Burn in the book, after some handbags following the free-kick decision.

It was the home side that could have won it at the death as O'Hara's corner found Burn but he could not get full contact on his header, moments before the final whistle was blown.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Wednesday 21 October 2015
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 19,969

Referee: Keith Hill

Fulham

Line-up: Lewis; Jazz Richards, Stearman, Burn, Garbutt; Christensen (Kacaniklic 68'), Tunnicliffe, O'Hara, Pringle (Fredericks 64'); McCormack, Dembele (Woodrow 84')

Unused substitutes: Rodak, Hutchinson, Husband, Parker

Manager: Kit Symons

Leeds United

Line-up: Silvestri; Byram, Sol Bamba, Cooper, Berardi; Dallas (Phillips 86'), Adeyemi, Murphy (Botaka 58'), Cook; Antenucci, Wood (Buckley 70')

Unused substitutes: Horton, Wootton, Bellusci, Mowatt

Manager: Steve Evans

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 28
2 Birmingham City 12 24
3 Reading 12 22
4 Hull City 12 22
5 Burnley 12 22
6 Middlesbrough 12 21
7 Derby County 12 21
8 Cardiff City 12 20
9 Sheffield Wednesday 12 17
10 Queens Park Rangers 12 16
11 Ipswich Town 12 16
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 15
13 Fulham 12 14
14 Huddersfield Town 12 14
15 Brentford 12 14
16 Nottingham Forest 12 13
17 Blackburn Rovers 12 12
18 Leeds United 12 12
19 Preston North End 12 11
20 Milton Keynes Dons 12 11
21 Bristol City 12 10
22 Charlton Athletic 12 10
23 Rotherham United 12 9
24 Bolton Wanderers 12 8
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
12
15
Shots On Target
2
8
Passing Accuracy
68%
72%
Fouls
16
10
Corners
3
6
Offsides
4
5
Bookings
4
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 12Joe Lewis
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 3Luke Garbutt
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 18Ben Pringle
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 42Marek Rodak
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 40James Husband
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Leeds United (4-4-2)
  • 1Marco Silvestri
  • 2Sam Byram
  • 3Sol Bamba
  • 6Liam Cooper
  • 28Gaetano Berardi
  • 15Stuart Dallas
  • 24Tom Adeyemi
  • 8Luke Murphy
  • 23Lewis Cook
  • 7Mirco Antenucci
  • 9Chris Wood
Substitutes
  • 30Charlie Horton
  • 4Scott Wootton
  • 5Giuseppe Bellusci
  • 10Alex Mowatt
  • 25William Buckley
  • 27Kalvin Phillips
  • 20Jordan Botaka
Manager
  • Steve Evans
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Fulham 1, Leeds United 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Leeds United 1.
  • 90'+6' Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Stearman.
  • 90'+6' Attempt blocked. Dan Burn (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross.
  • 90'+6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kalvin Phillips.
  • 90'+4' Offside, Leeds United. Sam Byram tries a through ball, but Sol Bamba is caught offside.
  • 90'+3' Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+2' Dan Burn (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+1' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).
  • 90'+1' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross.
  • 90' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 90' William Buckley (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 89' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joe Lewis.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Lewis Cook.
  • 88' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 88' Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).
  • 87' Hand ball by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).
  • 87' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic with a cross.
  • 86' Substitution, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips replaces Stuart Dallas.
  • 85' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Jordan Botaka (Leeds United).
  • 84' Foul by Jazz Richards (Fulham).
  • 84' Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Moussa Dembele.
  • 83' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.
  • 82' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.
  • 81' Offside, Leeds United. Lewis Cook tries a through ball, but William Buckley is caught offside.
  • 80' Offside, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas tries a through ball, but William Buckley is caught offside.
  • 79' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joe Lewis.
  • 79' Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi.
  • 78' Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).
  • 78' Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Offside, Fulham. Alexander Kacaniklic tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 76' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.
  • 76' Attempt saved. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Cook.
  • 75' William Buckley (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 75' Foul by Luke Garbutt (Fulham).
  • 74' Attempt saved. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 71' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Cook.
  • 71' Hand ball by Jordan Botaka (Leeds United).
  • 70' Substitution, Leeds United. William Buckley replaces Chris Wood because of an injury.
  • 70' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 69' Delay in match Chris Wood (Leeds United) because of an injury.
  • 68' Substitution, Fulham. Alexander Kacaniklic replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jazz Richards.
  • 64' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Fredericks replaces Ben Pringle.
  • 64' Goal! Fulham 1, Leeds United 1. Chris Wood (Leeds United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 63' Penalty conceded by Ben Pringle (Fulham) with a hand ball in the penalty area.
  • 62' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 62' Attempt blocked. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 58' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jazz Richards.
  • 58' Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Botaka replaces Luke Murphy.
  • 57' Offside, Fulham. Luke Garbutt tries a through ball, but Dan Burn is caught offside.
  • 57' Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).
  • 57' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Cook.
  • 49' Offside, Fulham. Dan Burn tries a through ball, but Luke Garbutt is caught offside.
  • 48' Hand ball by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).
  • 47' Attempt blocked. Luke Garbutt (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.
  • 47' Attempt blocked. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 46' Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 46' Foul by Luke Garbutt (Fulham).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Leeds United 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Leeds United 0.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Sol Bamba (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 45' Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45' Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45' Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).
  • 44' Attempt saved. Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Cook.
  • 40' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 40' Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 40' Attempt saved. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Adeyemi.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Ben Pringle (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 36' Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 36' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 36' Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 35' Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).
  • 35' Richard Stearman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 29' Foul by Richard Stearman (Fulham).
  • 29' Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 25' Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 23' Goal! Fulham 1, Leeds United 0. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 21' Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 21' Foul by Jazz Richards (Fulham).
  • 21' Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 20' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 20' Sol Bamba (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 19' Attempt saved. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Chris Wood.
  • 17' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United).
  • 9' Offside, Leeds United. Mirco Antenucci tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.
  • 9' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 9' Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 8' Offside, Fulham. Jamie O'Hara tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 6' Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 6' Offside, Leeds United. Gaetano Berardi tries a through ball, but Mirco Antenucci is caught offside.
  • 3' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 3' Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Pringle.
  • 1' Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.