Patrick Bamford scored one and assisted another as Leeds heaped further misery on Fulham’s relegation fears in a 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage.
The hosts missed a huge opportunity to move out of the relegation places with their third defeat in four games.
Leeds started the brighter and had two goals correctly ruled out for offside – first when Luke Ayling’s header was knocked back after Tyler Roberts was declared offside in the build-up before Raphinha ran well offside before steering home.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side however deservedly took the lead when Patrick Bamford latched onto a low cross from Jack Harrison to score his 14th Premier League goal of the campaign at Areola’s near post.Embed from Getty Images
Fulham were level when defender Joachim Andersen volleyed home from Ademola Lookman’s corner, to notch his first goal in English football.
Leeds had goalkeeper Illan Meslier to thank pulling off some top saves, first from Josh Maja early in the first half and then from Anguissa’s long-range effort.
Leeds scored the winner just before the hour mark from a flowing counter, as Bamford fed Raphinha, beating two defenders before poking home from close range.
Fulham failed to pressure Leeds late on in search of an equaliser to ease their relegation fears and now have eight games left to beat the drop.
The result takes Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds up to 11th in the table on 39 points, while Fulham remain in the relegation places and could find themselves further away from safety when Brighton who are in 16th take on Newcastle in 17th on Saturday evening.
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