Fulham claimed a significant 1-Zero Premier League victory over rock-bottom Sheffield United to shut the hole on survival to simply three factors.
Ademola Lookman broke the impasse for the Cottagers within the 61st minute, with the house facet occurring to safe solely their fourth win of the season.
Scott Parker’s have closed the hole to Newcastle to simply three, forward of the Magpies’ journey to Manchester United on Sunday.
Sheffield United, rooted to the foot of the desk, struggled to essentially hassle in-form Fulham.
“Huge win. I liked Scott Parker’s response there,” former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor informed talkSPORT. “These form of video games in the present day are a should win. You need to win and credit score to all of the gamers and Scott Parker.
“For those who’re Newcastle, Brighton, Burnley or Crystal Palace now you’re wanting behind your again.”
Chris Wilder’s males have been penned again into their very own half for a lot of the opening 45 minutes, however defended resolutely, with various well-timed journeys within the midfield stopping Fulham from build up momentum.
The Blades went into the half-time break and not using a contact or try within the Fulham field however have been doing a very good job of defending their very own, and bought males behind the ball to interrupt up the house facet’s assaults.
At first of the second half, Ruben Loftus-Cheek got here near giving the house facet the lead when he weaved his method via the United defence earlier than his goal-bound shot hit Ramsdale’s outstretched leg and was cleared off the road by George Baldock.
Lookman put the hosts forward simply after the hour mark together with his fourth purpose of the season, and his second in opposition to the Blades.
The 23-year-old labored his method into the realm from the left-hand facet earlier than firing a low drive previous Ramsdale and into the again of the web.
Lower than 5 minutes later, the guests had their first shot on track, with Alphonse Areola simply denying Enda Stevens together with his legs in a one-on-one state of affairs.
United had a penalty shout within the last minutes of the sport, when Areola dived out to disclaim Jayden Bogle. The goalkeeper put his physique on the road and simply managed to get a contact on the ball earlier than the collision.