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Leeds United 0-0 Fulham

Ibrahima Cisse
Fulham midfielder Ibrahima Cisse struck the post in the first half

Leeds and Fulham maintained their unbeaten starts to the season with a hard-fought draw at Elland Road.

Fulham had the better of the first half with Aboubakar Kamara's going close and Ibrahima Cisse striking the base of the post with a drive from 25 yards.

David Button saved one-on-one from Chris Wood before Leeds' Felix Wiedwald made a similar stop from Sone Aluko.

Kalvin Phillips and Wood missed late chances for Leeds as the sides played out a fifth successive league draw.

Leeds and Fulham had drawn their previous four league games by a 1-1 scoreline, but Wood and Aluko both spurned great chances for their sides in a stalemate.

The visitors dominated the opening stages, but could not beat Rob Green's replacement Wiedwald in goal as Stefan Johansen, Kamara and Cisse were all off target.

Leeds responded after the break but Phillips fired wide and Wood could not get on the end of a late Stuart Dallas cross, as Thomas Christiansen's side drew a blank for the second time in four days.

Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen:

"It's another clean sheet and I believe the team played a very good game.

"We have to recognise that we played against one of the best teams in this league. They started very well and we were not fast enough.

"At the end of the first half we controlled the game a bit more and in the second we deserved more.

"We need to be a bit more dangerous up front but at the end I'm satisfied with that result."

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic:

"We showed different faces.

"We opened the game very well and created chances but they pressed us better at the start of the second half and the result was fair at the end.

"It's positive that we haven't lost any games but it's a bad thing we haven't won any games in the start of the season."

Line-ups

Leeds

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 2Ayling
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 18Jansson
  • 8AnitaBooked at 83mins
  • 14O'Kane
  • 23PhillipsBooked at 65mins
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forRoofeat 63'minutes
  • 21SáizSubstituted forDallasat 82'minutes
  • 19Hernández
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 1Green
  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 7Roofe
  • 15Dallas
  • 26Bridcutt
  • 43Klich
  • 45Ekuban

Fulham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Button
  • 2Fredericks
  • 4Odoi
  • 13Ream
  • 3R SessegnonBooked at 49mins
  • 44Cissé
  • 6McDonald
  • 8Johansen
  • 24Aluko
  • 47KamaraSubstituted forNorwoodat 76'minutes
  • 20PiazonSubstituted forKebanoat 35'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Kebano
  • 14Woodrow
  • 16Norwood
  • 23Djalo
  • 37Edun
  • 42Rodák
  • 43S Sessegnon
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
28,918

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 0, Fulham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Fulham 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ibrahima Cissé.

  4. Post update

    Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross following a corner.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tim Ream.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a through ball.

  10. Post update

    Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United).

  12. Booking

    Vurnon Anita (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Vurnon Anita (Leeds United).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Samuel Sáiz.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Felix Wiedwald.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a through ball.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Aboubakar Kamara.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cardiff33006069
2Wolves33006249
3Ipswich33007439
4Middlesbrough32013126
5Nottm Forest32016516
6Leeds31203215
7Hull31117524
8Sunderland21104224
9QPR21103124
10Bristol City31116514
11Birmingham31112204
12Preston31111104
13Reading311134-14
14Derby311123-14
15Fulham30302203
16Barnsley310246-23
17Sheff Utd310213-23
18Bolton302134-12
19Sheff Wed201112-11
20Brentford301257-21
21Millwall301246-21
22Norwich201124-21
23Aston Villa301226-41
24Burton300317-60
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