Cardiff striker Kenwyne Jones' second-half equaliser at Craven Cottage denied Fulham their first Championship win of the season.

German full-back Tim Hoogland headed in Ross McCormack's cross as the hosts dominated the first half.

But Cardiff hit back when Jones collected Mats Moller Daehli's pass in the area and slotted through Marcus Bettinelli's legs.

Fulham's first point moves them off the bottom, while Cardiff are ninth.

The Bluebirds, who did the double over the Cottagers in the Premier League last season, started brightly, dominating possession early on but creating little in front of goal.

But Fulham looked more likely to break the deadlock and slowly took control.

Former Cardiff striker McCormack looked lively and his quickly taken free-kick on halfway, two minutes in, found Scott Parker in space, but the Fulham skipper could only drive his low shot wide.

Minutes later Fulham midfielder Chris David threaded a pass through to £11m summer signing McCormack, who curled the ball narrowly past the post from the edge of the 18-yard box.

And they secured the lead their play deserved when Parker played the ball wide to McCormack on the left, and the forward's cross was glanced across goalkeeper David Marshall by Hoogland.

Fulham grew in confidence and continued to pile on the pressure, nearly doubling their lead when McCormack's corner hit Cardiff's near post.

Shortly after the break the hosts should have been 2-0 ahead.

Parker's long-range shot was parried by Marshall and the midfielder's pass found Cauley Woodrow inside the area, but the striker could only fire over the bar from the penalty spot.

Felix Magath's side were to rue that miss only moments later as Jones accepted Daehli's pass to fire his fourth goal in four Championship games.

Fulham manager Felix Magath:

Magath on Fulham v Cardiff

"I can understand the fans who are afraid about the situation.

"Last year we came down and now at the beginning we are down again near the bottom, so I can understand the fear of fans.

"I am not happy about this but we have a new situation. It was necessary for this club to start again from the beginning and that is what I've done.

"I know I have a lot of young players and I know that is a problem. I have known that before and I live with this problem.

"I am ready to do it and I am the right man for this. No-one else, I am the only one. Not the special one, I'm the only one."

Cardiff manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told BBC Radio Wales:

"I think it was a fair result. First half was not the best. It was probably the worst performance we've had this season.

"Second half we upped the tempo both on and off the ball and I was very pleased with the reaction."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Fulham

  • 40 Bettinelli
  • 33 Burn
  • 15 Voser
  • 06 Bodurov
  • 03 Stafylidis
  • 08 Parker (Eisfeld - 82' )
  • 28 Hyndman
  • 30 David (Dembele - 75' )
  • 02 Hoogland Booked
  • 44 McCormack
  • 16 Woodrow (Chihi - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Kiraly
  • 04 Hutchinson
  • 07 Eisfeld
  • 14 Roberts
  • 25 Dembele
  • 34 Chihi
  • 39 Williams

Cardiff City

  • 01 Marshall
  • 02 Brayford
  • 36 Morrison
  • 03 Fabio
  • 16 Connolly
  • 07 Whittingham Booked
  • 08 Dikgacoi (Ralls - 59' )
  • 19 Pilkington
  • 20 Daehli (Wolff Eikrem - 82' )
  • 10 Le Fondre (Macheda - 71' )
  • 09 Jones

Substitutes

  • 04 Torres Ruiz
  • 14 Macheda
  • 15 Wolff Eikrem
  • 18 Adeyemi
  • 21 Ralls
  • 22 Javi Guerra
  • 33 Moore
Ref: James Adcock
Att: 17,508

Match Stats

Shots

18 9

On target

3 2

Corners

9 5

Fouls

10 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Fulham 1, Cardiff City 1.

90:00 +4:34 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Cardiff City 1.

90:00 +4:09

Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Peter Whittingham with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +3:46

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.

90:00 +3:22

Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).

90:00 +3:22

Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:01 Booking

Booking Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:16

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.

90:00 +2:15

Attempt blocked. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Macheda.

90:00 +1:26

Attempt missed. Thomas Eisfeld (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adil Chihi with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +0:50

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Ralls.

90:00 +0:48

Attempt blocked. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Konstantinos Stafylidis.

90:00 +0:11 Booking

Booking Tim Hoogland (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:55

Foul by Tim Hoogland (Fulham).

89:55

Federico Macheda (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:08

Adil Chihi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:08

Foul by Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City).

86:43

Attempt saved. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Federico Macheda.

85:56

Attempt missed. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left following a corner.

84:56

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Connolly.

84:54

Attempt blocked. Adil Chihi (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Hoogland.

81:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cardiff City. Magnus Wolff Eikrem replaces Mats Daehli.

81:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Thomas Eisfeld replaces Scott Parker.

81:05

Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:05

Foul by Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City).

79:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

78:11

Delay in match Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City) because of an injury.

77:15

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:15

Foul by John Brayford (Cardiff City).

76:41

Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).

76:41

Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Moussa Dembele replaces Chris David.

72:42

Foul by Kay Voser (Fulham).

72:42

Federico Macheda (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:58

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sean Morrison.

70:36

Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:36

Foul by John Brayford (Cardiff City).

70:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cardiff City. Federico Macheda replaces Adam Le Fondre.

67:56

Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dan Burn with a headed pass following a corner.

67:04

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Ralls.

66:20

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

62:43

Foul by Kay Voser (Fulham).

62:43

Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:57

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.

60:18

Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Emerson Hyndman.

59:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Fulham. Adil Chihi replaces Cauley Woodrow.

58:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cardiff City. Joe Ralls replaces Kagisho Dikgacoi.

57:00

Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:00

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Cardiff City).

54:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fulham 1, Cardiff City 1. Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mats Daehli.

53:38

Attempt missed. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mats Daehli with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

52:29

Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).

52:29

Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

51:49

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Scott Parker.

51:44

Attempt saved. Scott Parker (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emerson Hyndman.

50:31

Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

50:31

Foul by Matthew Connolly (Cardiff City).

48:46

Attempt missed. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

48:18

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Connolly.

48:17

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:24

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Chris David.

45:00

Second Half begins Fulham 1, Cardiff City 0.

45:00 +1:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Fulham 1, Cardiff City 0.

45:00 +0:37

Attempt missed. Kenwyne Jones (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

44:44

Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).

44:44

Mats Daehli (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:15

Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).

43:15

Adam Le Fondre (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:28

Attempt missed. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

38:50

Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:50

Foul by Sean Morrison (Cardiff City).

36:04

Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:04

Foul by Fabio (Cardiff City).

35:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34:19

Delay in match (Fulham).

31:09

Attempt missed. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

31:06

Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.

28:22

Foul by Fabio (Cardiff City).

28:22

Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:33

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Connolly.

22:36

Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Dan Burn.

21:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Fulham 1, Cardiff City 0. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.

20:55

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

20:23

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

20:19

Attempt blocked. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris David.

19:21

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by John Brayford.

17:23

Foul by Adam Le Fondre (Cardiff City).

17:23

Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:54

Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:54

Foul by Kay Voser (Fulham).

14:22

Offside, Fulham. Konstantinos Stafylidis tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.

11:14

Attempt missed. Fabio (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mats Daehli.

8:53

Foul by Fabio (Cardiff City).

8:53

Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:58

Offside, Cardiff City. David Marshall tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.

7:31

Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.

6:25

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris David.

2:44

Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nikolay Bodurov following a fast break.

2:36

Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi (Cardiff City).

2:36

Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:06

Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).

1:06

Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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