In last night’s Championship football results, Fulham lost 0-1 in their own home, which ended their 11-match unbeaten run. Among match reports from Monday night in football today, Sheffield United beat Fulham 0-1 with a sublime finish from Ndiaye.
Fulham are now without a victory in their past five games and are just three points clear of third-placed Blackburn.
Halfway through the season now, Fulham and Bournemouth occupy the top two places in the Championship, since October 24th, 2021.
However, both sides will soon head into the second half of the campaign with poor recent form. Neither team has enjoyed wins in their past 10 games combined.
So, the race to win an automatic Premier League promotion, unlike some weeks ago, no longer looks like a formality.
Championship Football Results – Fulham Lost 0-1 in Their Own Home
As early as the 3rd minute of the match, 21-year-old Frenchman Ndiaye broke away from his own half on-pitch. The Sheffield man then scored as he slotted into the bottom corner with a precise shot from 20 yards.
Head coach Paul Heckingbottom, for Sheffield, the visitors, said: “You’ve not seen the best of Iliman yet. There is more to come. He showed with his goal that he’s got tremendous ball control and the ability to keep the ball so close to him.
“He carries the ball at full speed. That got him away from people and then he had the confidence to take the shot on at full speed. I was also pleased with his work-rate tonight and his willingness to win the ball back.
“It’s a brilliant result. At times I was getting frustrated by us giving the ball away but to win this way was a real big thing for us because we haven’t looked like doing that. And to show that spirit.
“To beat the team at the top of the league away is a big thing.”
Meanwhile, home team Fulham’s head coach Marco Silva remarked: “It wasn’t our best performance definitely. We had a lot of unforced errors tonight and didn’t create the problems that we should have created for them.
“We try to perform better than our opponents but the main thing we should do is do it our way. Tonight we didn’t do it our way.
“The main reason is clear for me. We did so many good things so far this season and we did the right things until now. This was a really bad evening, not because of the result but because of the way we played.
“We have to analyse it now and prepare the game against Birmingham on Boxing Day.”