October 23, 2021

West Brom held by Fulham in exciting clash

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West Brom and Fulham failed to boost their survival hopes as they played out a 2-2 draw in which new-signing Mbaye Diagne impressed for the Baggies.

In what was being billed as the season’s first ‘six pointer’ between two teams in relegation trouble, Fulham absolutely bossed the first 45 minutes at The Hawthorns but only had a Bobby Decordova-Reid goal to show (10) for their complete domination.

Sam Allardyce unleashed Diagne at the break and he triggered a huge upturn in the hosts’ performance level with Kyle Bartley drawing the Baggies level (47). The on-loan Galatasaray striker then grabbed an assist by setting up Matheus Pereira to put West Brom in front (66).

Fulham did not have a shot in the second half until the 75th minute as their performance flattened out, but substitute Ivan Cavaleiro headed home a vital equaliser for Scott Parker’s side. It means Fulham have drawn seven of their last nine Premier League games.

West Brom are now six points from safety and Fulham are four points off Brighton in 17th.

More to follow…

What’s next?

It is Sheffield United away next for West Brom on Tuesday at 6pm, while Fulham host Leicester at Craven Cottage on Wednesday at 6pm.