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Fulham 1-0 Middlesbrough: Early Knockaert effort lifts Cottagers

Anthony Knockaert struck early on as Fulham moved up to third in the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Jonathan Woodgate's Middlesbrough.

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Modified 18 Jan 2020, 03:38 IST
Anthony Knockaert's early goal proved enough for Fulham

Fulham moved to within four points of the Championship's automatic promotion places as Anthony Knockaert's early goal proved enough to see off Middlesbrough 1-0.

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Scott Parker's side were dominant throughout at Craven Cottage, though wasteful finishing – in the absence of the injured Aleksandar Mitrovic – prevented them from adding to the lead, which Knockaert gave them when he tucked home Joe Bryan's sixth-minute cross.

Josh Onomah and Ivan Cavaleiro spurned great chances shortly after Knockeart's opener, though Boro almost levelled when Hayden Coulson's deflected cross hit the bar.

Denis Odoi had a goal disallowed for offside with 17 minutes remaining, yet Boro could not make the most of their good fortune as Fulham – at least temporarily – moved above London rivals Brentford into third.

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Published 18 Jan 2020, 03:38 IST