Leeds United - on this day: Whites secure last Craven Cottage win over Fulham after half-time 'rollicking'

Six years ago today Leeds United last won at Fulham

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Former Leeds United defender Sol Bamba scores against Fulham. Pic: Getty

The day...

March 18, 2015

The event...

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Leeds United beat Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage - the Whites' last victory over the Cottagers away from home

What happened?

Leeds United were enduring a turbulent campaign but travelled to Fulham in the relative safety of midtable in the 2014-15 Championship.

Neil Redfearn was taking charge of his second spell as head coach following the sacking of Dave Hockaday and Darko Milanic by controversial owner Massimo Cellino.

The Whites deepened the Cottagers relegation fears in front of a sold out Craven Cottage in the capital.

Thorp Arch academy product Sam Byram opened the scoring five minutes before half-time and Sol Bamba bagged his first goal for Leeds three minutes after the interval with a header.

Substitute Mirco Antenucci then added a third two minutes from the end with a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.

It was an impressive victory for Leeds, who are yet to win at Craven Cottage since the win six years ago.

Leeds boss Neil Redfearn reflected post-match: "In the first half Fulham were the better side and we were having to dig deep to stay with them.

"They got a rollicking at half-time. But we worked hard, toughed it out and although we got the goal against the run of play I thought we got on top of it.

"Our keeper made two or three outstanding saves at 0-0 which kept us in the game and I think it could have been four or five in the end."