Cardiff and Fulham played out a thrilling draw at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff started brighter, missing a few good chances. Sol Bamba probably should’ve scored when the ball came through to him from a corner, but he hit it straight at the goalkeeper. Junior Hoilett also should’ve scored, but had his close-range shot saved by the keeper from a low cross.
But, In the 17th minute, it was Fulham who opened the scoring through Stefan Johansen. The goal was on the break from a Cardiff free-kick. Tom Cairney fed Johansen, who raced clear before finishing neatly. Cardiff were only behind for seven minutes, as Kenneth Zohore seized on hesitant defending and ran through on goal before stroking the ball past the keeper into the corner.
Cardiff maintained their intensity in the second half, with Zohore putting them in front in the 56th minute with his second of the game and fourth in two games. He ran inside the box, before firing into the goal with an emphatic half-volley. It looked like that goal was going to send the Bluebirds to a fourth straight win.
But, in the 68th minute, substitute Neeskens Kebano levelled with a deflected effort, which worngfooted goalkeeper Allan McGregor and dribbled into the net. Cardiff had more chances after the goal to grab the winner. Bamba headed narrowly wide from a corner and substitute Declan John should’ve won the game for City in the 90th minute, but he hit the post from a few yards out.
A draw was probably the right result, but Cardiff will be kicking themselves with the chances they missed. But, it was the complete opposite to the FA Cup thirds round tie which Fulham dominated. Cardiff remain in 12th, 12 points off the play-offs, while Fulham are only five points off the play-offs.
Next up for the Bluebirds is a trip to QPR. Hopefully they can get back to winning ways.