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Follow all the action as relegation-threatened Fulham host runaway leaders Manchester City in the Premier League’s late kick-off at Craven Cottage.

Scott Parker’s side have shown mettle in abundance in recent weeks to truly ignite their hopes of survival this season. Three wins in their last six games – against Everton, Sheffield United and Liverpool – have left Fulham level on points with Brighton, although they currently remain in the relegation zone due to goal difference. Newcastle are also within reach and, although it will take a huge upset to overcome Manchester City, the Cottagers would climb up to 16th with a win.

Pep Guardiola’s side remain 14 points clear at the top of the table, despite their winning streak coming to an end against Manchester United last weekend. City recovered in mid-week, though, with a 5-2 victory against Southampton as Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez both bagged braces. They will already have one eye on their Champions League tie against Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday, however, City know they cannot afford to overlook a Fulham side scrapping desperately to keep their place in the top flight. Follow all the action live below:

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FULHAM 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY (52’)

Reed floats the set piece into the middle but it’s easily headed away. Fulham keep the ball alive, though, and win a corner on the left. Lookman delivers, and Ederson plucks the ball out of the air.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 21:10

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FULHAM 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY (51’)

Good feet from Lookman to evade a couple of City challenges and draw a foul from Cancelo. A chance for Fulham to send the ball into the box…

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 21:09

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FULHAM 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY (48’)

Fulham look for an instant response and Stones, having scored, almost makes a costly error. Tete crosses from the right and the City defender gets the ball caught under his feet in an attempt to clear. It nearly falls for Loftus-Cheek, but Ederson is on hand to grab the loose ball.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 21:07

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GOAL! FULHAM 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY (STONES 47’)

John Stones’ exceptional season continues! City win a free kick on the left, deep in Fulham’s half. The hosts keep a high line and allow Cancelo to lift his delivery over the top and into the path of several onrushing City players. Stones is one of them, and he converts from close range.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 21:05

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KICK-OFF

Fulham get us back underway!

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HALF-TIME: FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY

The first half comes to a close. Fulham will be pleased with how this has gone. They’ve restricted the league leaders to relatively few chances and threatened at the other end through Lookman and Cavaleiro, too. All to play for after the break.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:47

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (45+1’)

There’ll be one minute of added time.

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (45’)

Cancelo fires a pass up to Torres, who chests into the path of Aguero. He accelerates into the box and hits a low shot which trickles harmlessly into the hands of Areola.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:46

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (44’)

There’s a real confidence about Fulham, unsurprising given their recent win at Anfield. They’ve matched City for much of this half.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:45

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (42’)

Aina lifts a cross to the far post and Tete escapes his marker. He chests the ball down and drills a low shot at goal from a tight angle, but Mendy blocks. Nothing comes of the resulting corner.

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (39’)

Fulham’s centre-backs fail to deal with a long ball forward and Jesus capitalises. He prods the ball into the path of Torres, who drives into the box and looks to set up the Brazilian for a shot. But Tosin gets back and intercepts the pass.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:40

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (36’)

Jesus is down and receiving some attention from the City physios after being caught in the face by Tete. It’s nothing serious.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:37

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (34’)

City speed things up in midfield as Jesus escapes from a tight area and finds Aguero. He moves the ball on to Mendy, whose cross is headed away. Moments later, Silva cuts inside from the left and hits a low shot towards the near post. Areola gets down quickly to save.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:35

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (31’)

A good spell of pressure from Fulham as City struggle to get out. They deal comfortably enough with a few crosses from both flanks, but Fulham are proving as competitive as ever here.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:33

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (30’)

Lookman is set through down the right and wins his side a corner. The set piece is whipped in and cleared easily by Laporte. A brief reminder that Fulham are capable of troubling City.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:31

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (28’)

Fulham are almost caught trying to play out from the back. City, as expected, have established control now after the home side’s encouraging start.

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (26’)

The corner is headed away but only as far as Torres, who digs a shot out from the edge of the box and sends it high and wide.

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (25’)

Silva glides forward and finds Mendy, whose first-time cross deflects behind for a corner…

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:26

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FULHAM 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY (22’)

Fulham are starting to struggle with City’s runners in behind now. Cancelo drifts forward and clips a pass into the path of Torres. He’s dispossessed by Tosin, who makes a meal of his clearance and is relieved when play is pulled back for an offside.

Callum Rice-Coates13 March 2021 20:23

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