For what feels like the umpteeth time we were drawn against one of the newly promoted teams for the first game of the season. We put out a strong side with our new signing Nunez on the bench.
It has to be said that we didn’t start the game strongly enough and that Fulham were up for it from the very first minutes. We had our chances and managed to rattle the bar with a shot from Luis Diaz but that was it. Fulham took their chances and were able to take the lead through Mitrovic with a well taken goal at the far post when Mitrovic rose above Trent to head the ball into the net.
Fulham defended well and it wasn’t until the second half and Nunez came onto the field of play when it looked like we would make out chances count. Nunez hit the equaliser after 64 minutes with his second clear cut chance since coming onto the pitch.
Fulham didn’t look like they were faltering and van Dijk clattered a fulham player in the box and a penalty was given. I am still not sure that it was a penalty but hey ho. Mitrovic scored the penalty with 18 minutes to go and we had to start again.
Carvalho came on not long afterwards and we pressed forward and were rewarded with an equaliser from The Egyptian King in the 80th minute.
Henderson rattled the bar again later with a good shot from distance but it wasn’t to be and the game ended in a stalemate, which was probably the fairest result given what happened during the match.