Fulham missed the chance to move within a point of fellow Premier League strugglers Newcastle and Brighton after being held to a goalless draw at Crystal Palace.
There was little to choose between the teams in a first half lacking in entertainment but the visitors came to life in the second, fashioning numerous chances to leave Selhurst Park with all three points.
Josh Maja curled narrowly wide from the edge of the penalty area before forcing Vicente Guaita into a one-handed save with a close-range header from Ivan Cavaleiro’s delivery.
Joachim Andersen had a header blocked and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also went close, drilling a powerful effort wide of Guaita’s left-hand post.
Palace were virtually non-existent as an attacking force, registering just three attempts and failing to test Alphonse Areola in the Fulham goal.
The draw lifts Scott Parker’s Cottagers to 23 points – three behind 17th-placed Newcastle – while the Eagles are 10 points above the relegation zone in 13th.
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- 4MilivojevicBooked at 55mins
- 25EzeSubstituted forMcCarthyat 79′minutes
- 9J Ayew
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Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Fulham 0.
Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Fulham 0.
Attempt missed. Josh Maja (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace).
Attempt missed. Tosin Adarabioyo (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ademola Lookman with a cross following a set piece situation.
Antonee Robinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace).
Attempt missed. Ademola Lookman (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Antonee Robinson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Antonee Robinson (Fulham).
Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andros Townsend with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Antonee Robinson.
Substitution, Crystal Palace. James McCarthy replaces Eberechi Eze.
Foul by Kenny Tete (Fulham).
Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kenny Tete.