Fulham 1-1 Leicester: Ranieri gets a draw against his former side
Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri was denied a victory against his old club Leicester City in a tight but well-contested Premier League game at Craven Cottage. Aboubakar Kamara scored three minutes before the break to give the home side a priceless lead.
The French forward, who hadn’t scored a goal since January 2, latched onto Aleksandar Mitrovic’s flick on, exploiting the mistake from Foxes centre-back Caglar Soyuncu, to drive the shot past Kasper Schmeichel.
Just as when it looked like the Cottagers were going to get a victory, James Maddison swept in an equaliser 16 minutes from time. Shinji Okazaki supplied the assist with a good cross from the right.
The visitors had enough chances in the opening exchanges of the game and deserved at least a point from the game. In the absence of Jamie Vardy, Maddison was at the heart of everything that Leicester did in the final third. He had a great chance to win the game late on, but he latched onto that effort.
On the other hand, Fulham had 25 attempts on goal, seven on target, meaning they also created enough opportunities to warrant a win. At the end of the day, a point each seems like a legitimate result for both teams.
The home side remain at the bottom of the table, only a point away from the safety zone. Leicester stay in ninth place in the standings, a point behind Everton, Bournemouth and Manchester United, who take up sixth, seventh and eighth place respectively.
Here’s how the Fulham fans reacted after the game on Twitter:
Should’ve won that definitely, too many wasted chances
— Freddie (@freddie_ffc) December 5, 2018
Schurrle would’ve scored today without a doubt
— Jimafy (@JimafyGrant) December 5, 2018
How we didn’t win that I do not know. Playing better but I am absolutely gutted with that result. Really needed a win
— Matthew Cooper (@mjcooper401) December 5, 2018
Point is not good enough after the amount of chances we missed, disappointed
— |J_Allen16| (@jacob15allen) December 5, 2018
Three games under Raneri Conceded 5 goals in three games. Have lost our attacking instinct, Mitro looks more isolated then ever. Still bottom, Man Utd Saturday followed by West Ham and Newcastle. Minimum of 6 points required or back to the Championship it will be. #disappointing
— Tony Gold (@GoldyGold55) December 5, 2018
Odoi a liability always has a mistake in him and today it proved costly
— Ollie (@olliewask) December 5, 2018
We should have taken that. Final back four needs to be full time back four. Seri NEEDS to be dropped! Another mediocre at best performance.
— Roj Parody (@RojNaylor) December 5, 2018