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Mar 18, 2015 at 8pm UK at Craven Cottage
LeedsLeeds United
FT(HT: 0-1)
Byram (40'), Bamba (48'), Antenucci (88')

Result: Leeds United pile more misery on 10-man Fulham

Fulham remain just six points clear of the Championship relegation zone after slumping to a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Leeds United.

Leeds United have condemned struggling Fulham to a fourth consecutive match without victory courtesy of a 3-0 triumph at Craven Cottage this evening.

Fulham created plenty of chances to improve their perilous league position but ended the match with 10 men as Leeds ultimately eased to victory.

Ross McCormack of Fulham shoots past Gaetano Berardi of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 18, 2015© Getty Images

The hosts made the brighter start to the match and could have taken the lead inside six minutes when former Leeds pair Matt Smith and Ross McCormack linked up, only for the latter to be denied by Marco Silvestri.

Bryan Ruiz and Konstantinos Stafylidis both drew further saves from the visiting keeper inside the opening 10 minutes, with the former's chip being tipped over and the latter's strike helped round the post.

Fulham continued to apply the pressure and Smith was the next to be denied by Silvestri, whose crossbar came to the rescue from the resulting corner as Ruiz's delivery hit the woodwork.

Smith's aerial threat continued to cause his former side problems and he came within a whisker of breaking the deadlock in the 18th minute, only to see his header drift narrowly wide.

Leeds registered their first effort midway through the first half when Giuseppe Bellusci's speculative long-range effort was comfortably saved, but having withstood the heavy early pressure it was the visitors who opened the scoring.

Gaetano Berardi provided the cross which an unmarked Sam Byram nodded home from close range with just five minutes remaining in the first half.

Neil Redfearn's side picked up where they left off at the start of the second half and had a second within minutes of the restart as Alex Mowatt's corner was headed in by Sol Bamba at the back post.

Sol Bamba of Leeds United (C) scores their second goal past goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match on March 18, 2015© Getty Images

Things went from bad to worse for the Cottagers shortly afterwards as Stafylidis picked up a second yellow card for a late challenge just a minute after being booked for dissent.

The red card seemed to galvanise the hosts, however, and Silvestri was forced to come to the rescue to deny both Ryan Tunnicliffe and Smith before the hour mark.

The Leeds keeper was beaten shortly afterwards, but once again had the woodwork to thank as Michael Turner's header struck the post.

Smith had two more decent chances in the final 20 minutes, but the visitors killed the game off once and for all two minutes from time as Mirco Antenucci converted a rebound after Marcus Bettinelli had saved Byram's initial effort.

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Ross McCormack of Fulham shoots past Gaetano Berardi of Leeds United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on March 18, 2015
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