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The Tanner Report: Fulham 1 Brentford 1

However much you rationalise Brentford’s 94th minute equaliser it still hurts … a lot. Brentford deserved a draw. In the first half they may have had a goal ruled offside and a penalty when Stefan Johansen’s arms were well above his shoulders to charge down a free kick; the visitors matched Fulham’s fluid game whilst pressing us into errors.  Fulham have not beaten Brentford at home since 1991 and in home London derbies we have not been that convincing. The end result is that we are back in third place behind Cardiff who have a game in hand and there are now 3 matches left to catch them. A play-off position seems the reality. Perhaps the pressure is getting to Fulham playing our game at 5-30pm after Cardiff had won at Norwich.

Next Friday we have another tough assignment at Millwall, definitely a play-off contender and on a good run too. Still, the unbeaten sequence is now 21 games and we do better when teams are forced to attack us. In the absence of Floyd Ayite the right forward position has become a problem. Lucas Piazon never got into the game and his replacement Neeskens Kebano was subbed himself. I would like to see the more combative Abou Kamara given a go, he might just have made it 2-0. As it was the substitution of Kebano for Cyrus Christie added another 30 seconds to the game and that is when Brentford equalised.

Alan Tanner
About Alan Tanner

After a distinguished military service in the Catering Corps, Alan Tanner did well in mufti with his chamois as a window cleaner. Sadly he had to retire after falling from the fifth floor of Danny Murphy's mock Tudor home. He spends his retirement watching and writing about his beloved Fulham whom he has supported for over 50 years. The Alan Tanner Report is sponsored by Tanner Crystal Clear Ltd, Window Cleaners to the Gentry. More Posts