Raphinha’s strike for Leeds piles relegation pressure on Fulham

Raphinha’s strike for Leeds piles relegation pressure on Fulham

The Guardian

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Fulham cannot afford to spurn many more opportunities of this nature. While defeat to Leeds is hardly terminal it goes down as a wasted chance to exit the bottom three, with Newcastle and Brighton facing each other on Saturday, and the frustration at full-time was clear.

They came out second-best in a thoroughly entertaining game against opponents who performed as insistently as ever, equalising Patrick Bamford’s opener through Joachim Andersen but being undone by a second-half winner from Raphinha. A glaring miss by Ademola Lookman shortly before that strike could yet be cause for regret, as may the loose defensive work that helped Marcelo Bielsa’s team to a vanishingly rare win in a London fixture.

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