Fulham came away from their visit to Huddersfield Town with a share of the points thanks a 1-1 draw at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Fulham got off to a great start, with Ross McCormack putting the visitors ahead after just two minutes. Jonathan Hodge’s pass went straight to the Fulham striker, who slotted it past the Terriers keeper.
Huddersfield Town were back on level terms on the 19th minute when Mark Hudson turned in a free kick.
Both sides had chances but they went in level at half time.
The home side started well after the break and really pressed for the winner, and Fulham keeper Andy Lonergan was forced into good saves from Nahki Wells and Joe Lolley.
Neither side could make the break through and it finished 1-1, the first point for new Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic.
FootballLeagueWorld writer Anthony Yeo identifies three things that we learned from yesterday’s clash…
1) Fulham still fail to hold onto leads
Fulham are the Championship’s leading scorers, but their failure to hold on to winning positions has seen them dragged into a relegation fight they should not be in with the squad at their disposal.
Fulham have drawn ten games and lost eleven and, in a vast majority of those matches, they have taken the lead and have either hung on to draw or have lost.
Defensively, Fulham need a lot of work if they are to avoid a relegation dogfight.
2) It is imperative Fulham keep hold of McCormack
If they let McCormack leave in this window, they will be in serious trouble.
There has been lots of speculation about the forward’s future at Fulham although, for the mean time, he remains at Craven Cottage.
Jokanovic has stated that he won’t let his best players leave, but if a big offer came in for him, how the Board reacts will be very interesting.
Without McCormack, Fulham would lack any potency up front, and may struggle to score the necessary goals to stay in the division.
3) Huddersfield have a good nucleus of a squad
James Husband, Jonathan Hogg, Wells and Lolley are just a few of the Terriers’ squad that are vital to this side.
If they can build upon these players by adding a few more to the squad, there is no reason why they can’t push for the play-offs next season.
They were under-performing during the first half against Fulham and sorted it out at half time, and could have won the game in the second period.
Huddersfield and Fulham fans… what did you make of the game? Where will your side finish this season? Can Huddersfield make a play-off push next season? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!