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The Tanner Report: Burnley 1 Fulham 1

Normally a point at Burnley on a wet Wednesday night would be satisfactory but not when you need a win to survive.

It was all the more annoying as we took the lead – albeit luckily – when from a corner the ball struck Ola Aina’s chest to score.

Burnley equalised almost immediately.

One of the reasons for Fulham ‘s revival in terms of performance is the pairing of Tosin and Joachim Andersen in central defence but both were to blame for the equaliser.

Tosin was way out of position in failing to make an interception and Andersen did not deal with the cross that resulted in Ashley Barnes equalising.

There were no stand out players in either team.

Burnley played their normal robust way whilst Fulham were the more fluid. Scott Parker has switched to 4-2-3-1  but the fullbacks do not overlap so we have less width.

Josh Maya therefore had little service and when Bobby Cordova-Reid came off with an injury I felt our last chance of scoring had gone.

We play Sheffield United on Saturday at  home and then Crystal Palace away.  We really need maximum points from these and at least six wins in all for any chance of survival.

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