missed the possibility to go 5 factors clear on the prime of the Championship as they suffered a shock 1-0 loss at house to Sheffield United on Monday. Iliman Ndiaye’s early purpose at Craven Cottage meant the Blades stay unbeaten below new supervisor Paul Heckingbottom. They moved as much as eleventh place within the desk, three factors off the play-offs, with their fourth win in a row. Regardless of Fulham struggling their first defeat since October 2 to finish a run of 11 unbeaten matches, the London membership remained two factors away from Bournemouth on the prime of the desk.
Solely the highest two groups on the finish of the common season are assured promotion to the Premier League.
The decisive second of the sport got here in simply the third minute when Ndiaye, receiving the ball in his personal half, superior as Tosin Adarabioyo and Tim Ream back-tracked earlier than the ahead struck an correct shot into the underside nook.
Sheffield United then protected their lead with aggressive defending that denied Fulham room to play.
Aleksandar Mitrovic was compelled to drop deeper to get possession however the Fulham favorite did latch onto a Kenny Tete go within the nineteenth minute just for his shot on the run to go extensive of the goal.
Fulham introduced on Tom Cairney at half-time however the presence of an additional playmaker didn’t result in any clear probabilities.
With quarter-hour left, Mitrovic’s shot was simply handled by Blades keeper Wes Foderingham earlier than the Serb went shut with one other shot that hit the underside of the bar.
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