KENYA BROWN - Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Tim Ream scored a goal, but it just happened to go in the wrong net as Fulham had to fight back to share the points with Leeds United in English Championship action.
Fulham 1-1 Leeds United
A goal from Tom Cairney deep into stoppage time helped Fulham salvage a point against Leeds United at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night to keep them still in the race for a playoff spot.
Tim Ream started for the Cottagers and played the entire game.
However, he will want to forget the first five minutes of this game as he scored an own goal to give Leeds the lead. The center back tried to clear the ball from the area , but somehow sliced it and the ball went past goalkeeper David Button and into the back of the net.
The host pushed for the equalizer and nearly came close to score later, but Cairney's strike went just went wide of the goal. Neeskens Kebano had an attempt that hit the underside of the crossbar. It was thought that the ball crossed the line, but it was later judged that it did not do so.
Fulham would get a man advantage late in the second half as Leeds midfielder Kalvin Philipps was show a red card for his second red card.
Deep into stoppage time Cairney would find the goal Fulham needed to earn a point and keep the gap at six points as sixth place team Sheffield Wednesday could only muster a 1-1 tie with Burton Albion.
Fulham remain in seventh place in the standings with 57 points.
Geoff Cameron was back in the starting lineup again for Stoke City as the team held on to earn a 0-0 tie with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Danny Williams came off the bench for Reading while DeAndre Yedlin sat out with a thigh injury for Newcastle United as the two teams settled for a 0-0 tie.
Eric Lichaj started for Nottingham Forest in their 3-2 loss to Brentford.
Duane Holmes started and played 62 minutes in Scunthorpe United's 2-1 loss to Charlton Athletic. The Iron were atop the League One standings for much of this season and seemed headed for automatic promotion, but they now sit in third place having lost three consecutive games.