Fulham could not deal with the absence of their star man Aleksandar Mitrovic as they produced one of the goalless football scores of the Championship. Fulham was favorites to increase their win streak to nine games against bottom side Derby County but was made to work hard by Wayne Rooney and his men. The draw meant that they have earned four points from the top two teams despite being hit with a nine-point deduction last week.

Managers Reaction 

Fulham’s Marco Silva: “Mitro and Tom Cairney is ill. Some of the others like Harrison Reed, Harry Wilson, and Bobby De Cordova-Reid have also been ill with a fever. Nothing to do with Covid but we have six or seven players affected, some who could play tonight and some who couldn’t. With Marek, he has been told there was someone on the plane who had Covid when he came back from internationals. If the game had been later tonight he could have played. It’s a strange situation but there is a protocol and we respect the situation.”

Derby’s Wayne Rooney: “It is a good point, a very difficult game against one of the best teams in the division. We could have nicked it maybe on another day but I think a point was probably a fair result. After the last week to get four points against Bournemouth and Fulham, they deserve credit for that. It’s been a tough week off the pitch but they keep coming in and working hard.”

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