Leeds 1-1 Fulham: Noel Whelan's Instant reaction

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Leeds hosted Fulham this evening, and managed a draw.

Leeds United took on Fulham in the Championship this evening searching for their first win of the season.

They did not manage that but are off the board, with a point secured, to the elation of the crowd.

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan told BBC Radio Leeds: "It was a massive goal for the club, the fans and Chris Wood in general.

"I do [feel we deserved a point]. Fulham executed very well, and they've got bright young players, but we also played some good stuff, 1-1 was a fair reflection.

"You need that one defining moment in a game to define a season, and maybe that's it. It's a point on the board, its something to work off.

"No, one point from nine is not good enough, but hopefully we go on from here."

The Whites looked vulnerable every time Fulham attacked, and ex-Leeds talent Tom Cairney finally broke the deadlock in the 77th minute, curling a superb effort past goalkeeper Robert Green.

Striker Chris Wood, who had been poor through the game, rescued a late point in injury time with an acrobatic overhead kick from a Kyle Bartley header into the box.

Leeds United's Marcus Antonsson and Fulham's Michael Madl in actionLeeds United's Marcus Antonsson and Fulham's Michael Madl in action

Leeds had lost their previous two league games, while Fulham had won both of their matches heading into the match.

Head coach Garry Monk went for it, starting Kemar Roofe, Chris Wood and Marcus Antonsson in attack, and dropped captain Sol Bamba in defence, replacing him with Liam Cooper.

Leeds' next match is away to rivals Sheffield Wednesday, who were this evening defeated by promoted side Burton Albion, and have four points from a possible nine.

Leeds United's Kemar Roofe and Fulham's Denis Odoi in actionLeeds United's Kemar Roofe and Fulham's Denis Odoi in action

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