Leeds acquired one other enhance to their promotion hopes on Tuesday night time as West Brom and Fulham cancelled one another out with a 0-Zero draw.
The consequence doesn’t change what Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect want – 4 factors from their closing three video games – however they’ll now improve their Championship lead with victory over Barnsley on Thursday.
As Fulham failed to select up all three factors, they’re now unable to catch Leeds, giving them one much less rival to be involved with.
West Brom’s automated promotion hopes stay within the stability because the draw provided one other lifeline to Brentford.
The Cottagers have been the higher aspect within the early phases and got here near an opener after 22 minutes when Knockaert’s cross created havoc.
Ivan Cavaleiro’s header looped over Johnstone and Ahmed Hegazi hacked it clear with Bobby Decordova-Reid able to pounce for a faucet in.
Albion struggled in opposition to Fulham’s three-man midfield with their possibilities restricted – Dara O’Shea’s miss-hit cross the one time they’d Marek Rodak scrambling.
However they lastly acquired to grips with Scott Parker’s aspect as Fulham’s early fluency waned though, consequently, it become a scrappy affair.
Matheus Pereira miscued a volley and after Fulham misplaced Cavaleiro to harm and Aleksandar Mitrovic headed over in first-half stoppage time.
Albion emerged with renewed vigour however did not wrestle the sport out of its disjointed sample, with petty fouls halting any probability for momentum.
The Baggies did pin the Cottagers again with Pereira flashing a ball throughout aim and firing a free-kick straight on the goalkeeper.
However the tempo started to extend and Diangana was brilliantly denied by Rodak with 23 minutes left.
Hal Robson-Kanu flicked on a cross for an unmarked Diangana on the far put up and, after turning inside, the West Ham loanee’s shot was deflected extensive by Rodak’s outstretched leg.
Semi Ajayi headed over the ensuing nook and the defender nodded one other extensive 5 minutes later.
It was a wake-up name for Fulham, who had been silenced within the second half, and so they practically snatched a 74th-minute lead.
Rodak launched a protracted clearance upfield for Mitrovic to flick on and Knockaert took a contact to smack a 25-yard half volley off the highest of the bar.
Harrison Reed then produced a goal-saving problem on Robson-Kanu and the ahead’s dive as he tried to win a late penalty quickly after summed up Albion’s desperation.