Fulham 2 Blackburn 2
A golden opportunity to move into the Championship play-off places slipped through Fulham`s fingers last night as Blackburn Rovers grabbed a very late equaliser in a four-goal thriller at Craven Cottage.
The 2-2 draw sees Fulham occupy seventh place but closed the gap between Fulham and sixth place Sheffield Wednesday to a solitary point.
Blackburn Rovers, struggling near the foot of the Championship table, were out-played in the first forty-five minutes and Slavisa Jokanovic will rue the fact that his side didn`t make the three points safe before the interval.
As it turned out Fulham only had the single goal to show for their first half superiority when Sone Aluko swept in a cross from the left.
Prior to the goal Aluke had missed a golden chance to score but was foiled by the Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper, Jason Steele, in a one-on-one situation.
Leading 1-0 at half-time, our visitors were to grab a shock equaliser when Tomas Kalas was adjudged to have brought down Marvin Emnes in the box, Craig Conway took responsibility for the spot-kick and drilled it past David Button in the Fulham goal.
It looked, as the closing stages of the match approached, it was going to end 1-1, but with minutes to go Fulham edged ahead again when a cut-back from Ryan Fredericks was superbly finished by Gohi Cyriac for his first goal for Fulham since arriving from Belgian football.
Sadly, as the game edged deep into stoppage time, the three points were to become one when the Blackburn Rovers substitute, Lucas Joao, expertly finished off a cross from Derek Williams.
The goal meant that Fulham, after the draw with Leeds a week ago, had drawn their last two home games.