For twenty-nine glorious minutes, it looked as if the turnaround in good fortune, on the road, had arrived.
Desperately needing to pick up three points as our position in the relegation places becomes more precarious by the day, Fulham led at the London Stadium courtesy of a goal from Ryan Babel, his first since signing for the club in the January transfer window.
But then fate decided to play a cruel trick!
Javier Hernandez equalised, to send the home support mad, but the ball was clearly eased into the net by the arm of the Mexican forward.
The injustice being somewhat typical of the luck that falls your way when you are facing an uphill survival battle.
Sadly, Fulham couldn’t get their noses in front again and were to fall behind just before half-time when Diop scored.
Striving to get what might have been a crucial equaliser, the game was put beyond Fulham’s control when, in stoppage time, a counter-attack saw Antonio net and, once again, Fulham had slipped to defeat.
The Cottagers now have just eleven games left to save their skins and are seven points adrift of safety.
All is not lost but if Claudio Ranieri can pull this one off, he’ll become a Fulham legend.
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