New Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic watched his side sink to a 1-0 defeat at home to Sheffield Wednesday in his first game in charge of the club at Craven Cottage yesterday.
Ross Wallace scored the only goal of the game with a fierce 30-yard shot to secure all three points for the Owls. This has moved Wednesday within four points of the play-offs.
The home defeat leaves Fulham in 19th, only six points above the relegation zone.
Ross McCormack thought he had equalised, but it was chalked off for offside, after he had been put through by Moussa Dembele.
Fulham could not make the breakthrough and the game finished 1-0.
Despite the defeat, there was some promise from the Fulham team that should give the Whites fans hope for the remainder of the season.
FootballLeagueWorld writer Anthony Yeo identifies three things that we learned from yesterday’s match…
1) Ross Wallace
He was a constant threat in the match, as he had the beating of the Fulham defence and his crosses caused mayhem in the Fulham box.
Wallace scored a fantastic goal from outside the penalty area, which gave Fulham keeper Andy Lonergan absolutely no chance.
Wednesday have a chance of making the play-offs if they can keep this dynamic winger fit.
2) There is hope for Fulham
Despite the defeat and being 19th in the league with only a six point cushion between them and the drop, there is reason for optimism for Fulham fans.
They were unlucky not to get back into the game – in fact they probably should have been 1-0 up before they conceded.
All in all, they played reasonably well and made a game of it with a team hoping to finish in the top six.
There are three teams worse than Fulham in the Championship.
3) Fulham need Ross McCormack
McCormack was below par, yet he still looked dangerous.
He did seem a little off the pace yesterday, with maybe all the transfer talk of him moving on playing on his mind.
He was still the stand out forward on the pitch and, although he may have drifted in and out of the game, you can see his class.
Fulham would miss him if he left and you wonder if Dembele would be able to step up if McCormack was temped away.
Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday fans… What did you make of the match? Who will score the goals if McCormack leaves? Will Wednesday go up? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!