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Fulham 1-1 Brentford

Brentford score their equaliser
Neal Maupay came on as a 69th-minute substitute for Brentford to score

Neal Maupay scored a 94th-minute leveller to snatch Brentford a draw at Fulham in a result that sealed Wolves' promotion to the Premier League.

The hosts - who missed the chance to return to second in the Championship - led against the run of play through Aleksandar Mitrovic's curling effort.

Florian Jozefzoon and Yoann Barbet went close for Brentford in the first half.

They finally got their reward when substitute Maupay headed in at the far post with only seconds remaining.

With three matches to go Fulham are a point behind Cardiff, who are in the final automatic promotion spot with a game in hand on the Cottagers.

The draw leaves the Bees 10th in the table, four points adrift of the play-off spots.

Dean Smith's visitors were good value for the draw after a impressive first 45 minutes in which they were also denied a penalty when Barbet's free-kick hit Stefan Johansen's raised hand in the area.

The Cottagers only found their rhythm after on-loan Newcastle striker Mitrovic bent in his 12th goal in 12 games from the edge of the box - a strike that looked as if it would make Wolves wait until at least Sunday to seal promotion.

Captain Tom Cairney then fizzed a 25-yard effort just wide as Slavisa Jokanovic's team looked the more likely to score the game's second goal.

But Frenchman Maupay, who has scored seven goals off the bench this season - more than any player in England's top four divisions - nodded in to keep Brentford's faint play-off hopes alive.

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 2FredericksBooked at 90mins
  • 4Odoi
  • 13Ream
  • 21Targett
  • 8JohansenSubstituted forNorwoodat 90'minutes
  • 6McDonald
  • 10Cairney
  • 20PiazonSubstituted forKebanoat 54'minutesSubstituted forChristieat 87'minutes
  • 32Mitrovic
  • 3R Sessegnon

Substitutes

  • 7Kebano
  • 9Fonte
  • 16Norwood
  • 22Christie
  • 26Kalas
  • 27Button
  • 47Kamara

Brentford

  • 1Bentley
  • 22Dalsgaard
  • 33MephamBooked at 49mins
  • 5BjellandSubstituted forEganat 45'minutes
  • 29Barbet
  • 7Jozefzoon
  • 8YennarisSubstituted forMokotjoat 78'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 19Sawyers
  • 47CanosSubstituted forMaupayat 69'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 11Watkins

Substitutes

  • 4MacLeod
  • 9Maupay
  • 10McEachran
  • 12Mokotjo
  • 14Egan
  • 20Clarke
  • 28Daniels
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
20,877

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home12
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Brentford 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Brentford 1.

Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Brentford 1. Neal Maupay (Brentford) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon with a headed pass.

Booking

Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Stefan Johansen.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Neeskens Kebano.

Attempt missed. John Egan (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.

Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).

Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.

Offside, Brentford. John Egan tries a through ball, but Florian Jozefzoon is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Kamohelo Mokotjo replaces Nico Yennaris.

Booking

Neal Maupay (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).

Neal Maupay (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Brentford 0. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Attempt missed. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neal Maupay.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Neal Maupay replaces Sergi Canos.

Offside, Brentford. Romaine Sawyers tries a through ball, but Florian Jozefzoon is caught offside.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Florian Jozefzoon.

Foul by Matt Targett (Fulham).

Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yoann Barbet (Brentford).

Offside, Brentford. Ryan Woods tries a through ball, but Henrik Dalsgaard is caught offside.

Offside, Brentford. Yoann Barbet tries a through ball, but Nico Yennaris is caught offside.

Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).

Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

Offside, Brentford. Ryan Woods tries a through ball, but Florian Jozefzoon is caught offside.

Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).

Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves42288676364092
2Cardiff42258964352983
3Fulham432313773423182
4Aston Villa4323101067402779
5Middlesbrough432091461421969
6Millwall4318151055401569
7Derby4218141061431868
8Preston431715115445966
9Sheff Utd43199155850866
10Brentford4317141259481165
11Bristol City4317141260501065
12Ipswich43168195154-356
13Norwich431414154654-856
14Leeds43159195461-754
15QPR431411185465-1153
16Sheff Wed431214175159-850
17Nottm Forest42147214560-1549
18Hull431114186462247
19Reading431013204863-1543
20Birmingham42117243261-2940
21Bolton43913213666-3040
22Barnsley42814204463-1938
23Burton43811243378-4535
24Sunderland43616214776-2934
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