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.