Fulham vs Southampton result: Hosts play out fourth straight draw in nervous bid for Premier League survival

Fulham 0-0 Southampton: Saints had two goals ruled out for offside at Craven Cottage

Hardik Vyas
Saturday 26 December 2020 17:12
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Southampton’s Theo Walcott (right) had a late goal disallowed for offside
Southampton’s Theo Walcott (right) had a late goal disallowed for offside

Southampton were left to rue the woodwork and close offside calls as they were held to a 0-0 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage in the Premier League on Saturday.

Fulham threatened to break the deadlock through early counterattacks led by Andre-Frank Anguissa and Ademola Lookman while Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse’s free-kick in the 26th minute was tipped onto the woodwork, with Che Adams missing the follow-up from just one yard out.

The visitors stepped up their intensity in the second half, with striker Shane Long’s thunderous half-volley forcing an impressive save from Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.

Long, who led the Southampton attack in the absence of the injured Danny Ings, found the net with 15 minutes remaining, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

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A similar situation soon followed for the Saints, when Theo Walcott’s late goal seemed set to claim all three points, before VAR found fellow forward Adams to have been offside in the build-up.

The result marked Fulham’s fourth straight draw in the top flight, keeping them in the relegation zone.

Southampton, meanwhile, remained eighth after the draw.

Fulham boss Scott Parker missed the match while self-isolating, following a positive coronavirus test from within his household earlier this week.

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