Joachim Andersen, Fulham, Crystal Palace
Joachim Andersen went close for Fulham on several occasions but failed to find a way past Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita

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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Crystal Palace

  1. Squad number31Player nameGuaita

  2. Squad number2Player nameWard

  3. Squad number8Player nameKouyaté

  4. Squad number24Player nameCahill

  5. Squad number3Player namevan Aanholt

  6. Squad number44Player nameRiedewald

  7. Squad number4Player nameMilivojevic

  8. Squad number25Player nameEze

  9. Squad number9Player nameJ Ayew

  10. Squad number20Player nameBenteke

  11. Squad number10Player nameTownsend

  1. Squad number22Player nameMcCarthy

Fulham

  1. Squad number1Player nameAreola

  2. Squad number2Player nameTete

  3. Squad number5Player nameAndersen

  4. Squad number16Player nameTosin

  5. Squad number34Player nameAina

  6. Squad number21Player nameReed

  7. Squad number29Player nameZambo Anguissa

  8. Squad number14Player nameDe Cordova-Reid

  9. Squad number15Player nameLoftus-Cheek

  10. Squad number19Player nameLookman

  11. Squad number27Player nameMaja

  1. Squad number9Player nameMitrovic

  2. Squad number17Player nameCavaleiro

  3. Squad number33Player nameRobinson

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

Formation 4-3-3

  • 31Guaita
  • 2Ward
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 24Cahill
  • 3van Aanholt
  • 44Riedewald
  • 4MilivojevicBooked at 55mins
  • 25EzeSubstituted forMcCarthyat 79′minutes
  • 9J Ayew
  • 20Benteke
  • 10Townsend

Substitutes

  • 1Butland
  • 6Dann
  • 14Mateta
  • 22McCarthy
  • 23Batshuayi
  • 27Mitchell
  • 34Kelly
  • 38Hannam

Fulham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Areola
  • 2Tete
  • 5Andersen
  • 16Tosin
  • 34AinaSubstituted forRobinsonat 45′minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 21Reed
  • 29Zambo AnguissaSubstituted forMitrovicat 73′minutes
  • 14De Cordova-ReidSubstituted forCavaleiroat 66′minutes
  • 15Loftus-Cheek
  • 19Lookman
  • 27Maja

Substitutes

  • 9Mitrovic
  • 13Ream
  • 17Cavaleiro
  • 18Lemina
  • 23Bryan
  • 25Onomah
  • 30Kongolo
  • 31Fabri
  • 33Robinson

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