Adarabioyo Falls At Home With Fulham Against Sheffield United

Fulham of England central defender, Tosin Adarabioyo got 90 minutes of action with The Cottagers but he could not save them from falling at home against Sheffield United in the English Championship, reports.

While Josh Onomah was not dressed by the home side, Adarabioyo was the only Nigerian on the pitch and his efforts fell short, as Fulham spurned the chance to move five points clear at the top of the log, as they fell to a 1-0 defeat in their last game before Christmas.

The only goal of the game came after four minutes, when The Blades’ rising star, Iliman Ndiaye tucked home from the edge of the box after a dazzling run from inside his own half, though Adarabioyo’s side had been afforded an extra seven days’ rest due to the postponement of their clash with QPR last Monday.

Bournemouth’s 1-0 defeat by Middlesbrough on Saturday had presented Fulham with the chance to cement their status as title frontrunners at Christmas, yet against The Blades they were dealt a blow within minutes of kick off.

It came courtesy of a moment of magic from Ndiaye, as the 21-year-old Frenchman seized control of the ball in his own half, burst forward and past several opponents, before riding the challenge of a sliding Tim Ream and arrowed a low shot beyond the reach of goalkeeper Marek Rodak.

As expected, Fulham were dominant in possession from there on in, though a well-organised Sheffield United defence successfully limited their chances.

Mitrovic fired a warning shot when he flashed a first-time effort wide, before Neeskens Kebano struck narrowly off target on the turn.

The Blades were quiet in attack, yet popped up with golden opportunities when their opponents were least expecting it.

John Egan timed his run to perfection and almost turned in a free-kick at the back post midway through the second half, while Jayden Bogle pushed forward at every chance and Billy Sharp was denied a beautifully-crafted second by the linesman’s flag.

On December 3, Fulham eventually drew level after being pegged back by Bournemouth and it looked as though there would be a repeat when Mitrovic worked space for a shot late on.

After a drop of the shoulder sent three United players packing, he appeared to lose his balance and rattle the post and with Wilson unable to utilise the rebound, their luck ran out.

December 21, 2021 at 11:44AM
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