By drawing 1-1 at fellow combatant Burnley on Wednesday, Fulham collected another point in his attempt to climb to safety in the Premier League.

Looking to back up his victory at Everton on Sunday, Fulham took the lead again on the road as Ola Aina inadvertently glanced back home with his chest at a corner after a flick-on at Turf Moor in the 49th minute by teammate Joachim Andersen.

Three minutes later, Burnley equalized as Jay Rodriguez turned his marker close to the touchline and curved in a cross to strike partner Ashley Barnes, who passed Alphonse Areola with a touch and fired left-footed low.

For Robbie Brady, who came on as a replacement for Burnley in the 40th, it proved to be a forgettable match, only to replace himself shortly after getting booked in the 65th. In his time on the field, despite being positioned at the far post, he struggled to clear Aina’s bundled attempt for the target, succeeding only in slicing the ball into his net.

Third-to-last in the final relegation position, Fulham cut the gap to closest rival Newcastle to six points and have now played the same number of games.

The game was rearranged in late December after it was postponed at Fulham’s training ground due to a coronavirus outbreak.

With 14 games remaining in the season, the draw kept Burnley eight points ahead of Fulham.

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