Dominant Fulham frustrated in goalless draw at Palace

Despite dominating possession, Scott Parker's men could not find the net against Hodgson's Palace who was celebrating his 150th game in charge.

Published : Feb 28, 2021 20:06 IST

Fulham lacked the cutting edge in front of goal in its 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday and settled for a point at Selhurst Park in its quest to climb out of the Premier League's relegation zone.

The result meant that Scott Parker's 18th-placed side is unbeaten in five league matches and has 23 points from 26 games to sit three points behind Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion, but the Cottagers were left to rue their missed opportunities.

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Fulham dominated possession in the first half but failed to create chances before springing to life after the restart. Josh Maja produced a bullet header from substitute Ivan Cavaleiro's cross in the 68th minute but was denied by Vicente Guaita.

Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek went close twice while skipper Joachim Andersen also proved to be a threat up front but Fulham ultimately was short of the firepower needed to hand Palace a defeat on manager Roy Hodgson's 150th game in charge.

Palace, which is 13th with 33 points, welcomes Manchester United on Wednesday while Fulham will face Tottenham Hotspur the following day.

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