Fulham 1 Leeds United 2 - Reaction and recap as Whites end London hoodoo and Robin Koch returns

LEEDS United will sign off for the March international break with Friday night's clash at Fulham - and we will bring you all the very latest here.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 11:54 pm
CLASH AT THE COTTAGE: Fulham boss Scott Parker, left, and Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa, right. Graphic by Graeme Bandeira.

The Whites and Cottagers are locking horns in an 8pm kick-off at Craven Cottage in what is United's final trip to London of the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.

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Can Leeds finally end their capital curse against Scott Parker's third-bottom side? Stick with us here for all the pre-match build up, team news, match updates, analysis and reaction throughout the evening.

Fulham 1 Leeds United 2 - reaction and recap

Last updated: Friday, 19 March, 2021, 20:17

  • Luke Ayling denied opener by VAR
  • Patrick Bamford fires Whites ahead
  • Fulham level as set piece woes continue
  • Raphinha strike seals landmark win in London

Leeds unchanged

Leeds team: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski, Phillips, Dallas, Harrison, Raphinha, Roberts, Bamford.

Leeds subs - Gelhardt for Rodrigo

Leeds subs v Fulham: Casilla, Koch, Berardi, Jenkins, Shackleton, Klich, Costa, Poveda, Gelhardt.

Fulham team - no Reid (had a knock)

Good news all round

Apart from Rodrigo being out but that was on the cards after Marcelo Bielsa’s update on him. A chance for Gelhardt also on the bench and a huge boost that Bamford starts upfront. Klich has to make do with a place on the bench. Is this the night? It’s all feeling positive.

Two key Fulham absentees

Tom Cairney and Bobby De Cordova-Reid both out. Big players for them.

Two changes for Fulham...

Josh Maja for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonee Robinson for Kenny Tete. Tom Cairney and Bobby De Cordova-Reid still out.

All the 2-1 and bigger has been hoovered up. 39-20 now the best on offer but Whites as short as 7-4 in places. Fulham still favourites, just.

Scott Parker on tonight’s game (to Sky)

“There’s a lot on tonight for us. To come out of the bottom three which we have not been out of for some time would be a huge bonus for us, of course there is still a lot of work to be done but that would be massive for us.”

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