Bassey and Iwobi left disappointed as Fulham struggles to earn a draw against relegation-threatening Sheffield United

Bassey and Iwobi left disappointed || Imago

Bassey and Iwobi left disappointed as Fulham struggles to earn a draw against relegation-threatening Sheffield United

Stephen Oladehinde 18:11 - 30.03.2024

Fulham rallied back to get a draw against relegation-threatening Sheffield United in a hard-earned fight.

Fulham were brimming with confidence coming into the game after smashing Tottenham 3-0 before the international break.

However, they were met by a determined Sheffield United and could only see out a 3-3 despite their fight back.

As it happened

Sheffield United are playing for the first time since a 2-2 draw at Bournemouth and Chris Wilder made three changes with Anel Ahmedhodzic, Vini Souza and Mason Holgate replacing George Baldock, Auston Trusty and Tom Davies.

Fulham, unsurprisingly, are unchanged from the side that thrashed Tottenham 3-0 a fortnight ago before the international break.

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Super Eagles stars Bassey and Iwobi both made the starting lineup as they look to help their team secure a win away from home.

The first-half performance from both teams was poor as they did not create any meaningful chances to open the scoring.

The second half started and the game came to life after the home side took the lead in the 58th minute.

Oli McBurnie teed up Brereton Diaz in the box with an outside-of-the-boot cross and the striker does the rest to put his team in the lead.

Alex Iwobi in action for Fulham || Imago
Alex Iwobi in action for Fulham || Imago

Fulham responded immediately with an equaliser from a corner kick shortly after the restart. Joao Palhinha was completely unmarked and flicked his header past goalkeeper Ivo Grbic.

Sheffield did not come to play in the second half as they pushed forward after conceding the equaliser and took the lead.

Brereton Diaz ran behind the defender after being played in and he teed up Oli McBurnie for a routine finish from close range.

The home side did not hold back and went for another goal to make it 3-1. Gustavo Hamer is found by Oliver Arblaster after good work in the middle. He curled the ball into the back post with Brereton Diaz at the right place to nod the ball home.

Sheffield got their fourth goal but was ruled out before Fulham fought hard to tie the game back to 3-3.

Calvin Bassey in action for Fulham || Imago
Calvin Bassey in action for Fulham || Imago

Tom Cairney, a Fulham substitute, teed Bobby De Cordova-Reid on the edge of the box before sending his thumping header into the bottom corner.

The equaliser came in injury time from an overhead kick from Rodrigo Muniz to send the fans wild and put Fulham back in the game.

The game could only end in a 3-3 draw after a remarkable comeback from Fulham to earn a point at Bramall Lane.