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.
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.
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 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.
Leeds being backed
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.
Team news in full:
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.”