Fulham answered all three Rotherham goals with one of their own as the lads managed to secure a hard fought point, edging their way closer to pack of mid-table teams. Alex Revell opened the scoring in the 28th minute, although there is question that offsides may have been the correct call instead. Marcus Bettinelli received a yellow card for his words after the incident, but he was surely relieved to see a penalty awarded to Fulham in the 33rd minute as George Williams was taken down in the box following a great run. Ross McCormack deftly placed the spot kick into the back of the net and it was level terms heading into the break.
Rotherham opened the second half on the offensive and grabbed an early lead through a Jonson Clarke-Harris goal in the 55th minute. But similar to the first half action, Fulham equalized three minutes later on a wonderful team goal that was finished by Cauley Woodrow, his first of the season.
The play from here on out was back and forth, as each team saw several chances go close until a deflected shot from defender Nikolay Bodurov beat Bettinelli, making it 3-2 in favor of the home side in the 86th minute. Although, if we learned anything tonight it was that another goal was in the cards for Fulham. Only four minutes later Dan Burn headed in his second goal of the season off of a Ross McCormack corner to finish the scoring at 3-3.
Second half substitutes included Moussa Dembele on for Thomas Eisfeld in the 64th, Scott Parker on for Emerson Hyndman in the 73rd, and Matt Smith on for Cauley Woodrow in the 82nd. Fulham were out-possessed 53% to 47%, managed 15 shots with 9 on target as opposed to 17 and 4 on target for Rotherham, and compiled a passing accuracy of 73% to Rotherham's 68%.
Fulham's next match is this Friday evening back at the Cottage with a South London derby against Charlton. Hopefully we can nab all three points and begin to push up the table. As always, COYW!