Former Blackburn Rovers player Tom Cairney struck late on to deny Bolton Wanderers their first Championship away win in two and a half years.
The first half saw Fulham have plenty of possession (75% of it!), but failed to create a solid enough goal scoring chance to worry Wanderers. Saying that, Ayite did put the ball in the back of the net, but the linesman had already put his flag up for offside.
Karl Henry received an early booking for a foul on Cairney, which came as a total surprise to everyone watching. It’s clear to see how much of an influence Henry, Vela and Ameobi have had on Wanderers since coming into the side over the past few weeks.
Wanderers were defensively solid, and were rewarded for their efforts just before the half hour mark. Ben Alnwick’s long punt up field was touched down by Sammy Ameobi, who subsequently turned the defender to rifle the ball into the bottom corner.
Tidy finish from Ameobi #bwfc https://t.co/R6QDt4H1Rt— Lion of Vienna Suite (@LionOfViennaSte) October 28, 2017
Fulham ramped up the pressure second half, and were practically camped in Wanderers half of the pitch for the rest of the game.
Wanderers had the chances to double the lead, the best of which fell to Adam Armstrong. He was denied superbly by David Button for one, but should have scored when presented with an open goal.
Despite holding on valiantly until stoppage time, Fulham got their equaliser in the 94th minute, thanks to a Tom Cairney header.
Feels a bit like a loss, but you can’t complain with a draw against a really strong Fulham side.
Thanks to Bristol City beating Sunderland, Wanderers have the chance to jump them when we play The Black Cats at The Stadium of Light on Tuesday.
We go again.