Fulham were held to a 2-2 draw by Blackburn Rovers in the Championship last night, a result which delighted fans of fellow play-off hopefuls Leeds United.
A late Lucas Joao goal for Rovers meant that the Cottagers had to settle for a point and failed to move into the top six.
— NinetyMinutesOnline (@90MinsOnline) March 15, 2017
A win would have left Fulham only three points behind the Whites, who sit fourth after a disappointing 0-0 stalemate against Queens Park Rangers at the weekend.
The London outfit also have a superior goal difference but despite their recent good form they were more than matched by a Blackburn side who seem to have a new lease of life under manager Tony Mowbray.
The draw represented Rovers’ sixth game unbeaten in the league since the Englishman took charge, taking them out of the relegation zone with just nine matches left to play.
The hosts, meanwhile, will be left to wonder what might have been and will see the result as two points dropped.
Leeds fans could not hide their joy at the result from Craven Cottage, particularly given that Fulham snatched two points from them with a 95th minute equaliser just a week ago.
The best of the reaction from Twitter can be found below:
Top 6 for Leeds looks good after Fulham dropped points. Regardless it's been a class season. #PontusJansson'sMagic
— hairy scrotum (@meatand2veg6969) March 15, 2017
— Danny Rai (@R9Rai) March 14, 2017
Blackburn's squad must be Leeds fans. How can they have been so awful against us three times & score twice away at Fulham? #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) March 14, 2017
Lost 20quid cause of Fulham … but helps Leeds in play offs !
— Style (@StyleLufc) March 14, 2017
Get in there Blackburn keeps Fulham outside the playoffs roll on Saturday cmon Leeds #lufc
— SeÃ¡n McCusker (@SeanOg_1) March 14, 2017
Leeds, Reading and Sheff Wed fans the only people happy with that Fulham score ðŸ˜‚ðŸ˜‚ðŸ™Š
— Daniel Bridgeman (@dantheleedsfan) March 14, 2017
— Rich Wood (@Woodhead85) March 14, 2017
Leeds fans need to stop stressing about Fulham it's in our hands it always has been, wendies need worry, not us at moment #lufc
— matty clarke ðŸ’›ðŸ’™ðŸ’› (@geezlufc) March 14, 2017
— Tom Bromley (@TomBromley_) March 15, 2017
5 point cushion with 9 games to go. We can't mess this up can we? #lufc
Actually it's more a 4 point cushion with Fulham's goal diff…
— Tommo (@LUFC1992) March 15, 2017
I wasn't expecting Fulham to draw tonight, but we're getting to the stage where every point won is vital for every team. #lufc
— Jamie Collins (@LUJC83) March 14, 2017
— Mall-Dogg17 (@theemalldogg) March 14, 2017