The English winger of Nigerian descent proved his reliability in Scott Parker’s team this season after propelling the Cottagers past the Blades
Ademola Lookman has now had a hand in seven goals for Fulham within the 2020-21 Premier League campaign, having found internet within the Cottagers 1-0 defeat of Sheffield United on Saturday night.
7 – Ademola Lookman has been directly involved in additional Premier League goals than the other Fulham player this season (4 goals, 3 assists). Inspired. pic.twitter.com/sznKvrU5Z7— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 20, 2021
With the score still 0-0 at Craven Cottage, the previous English youth international handed Scott Parker’s men all points at stake because of his 61st-minute effort.
Profiting from an extended ball for Joachim Andersen, the previous Everton man controlled the ball together with his chest, turned Ethan Ampadu, before unleashing an attempt past goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.
As a results of that, the Super Eagles prospect has now contributed four goals and three assists within the Premier League for Fulham thus far this term – the foremost of any Cottager.
Also, the 23-year-old’s tally in 22 English elite division games brings him one goal in need of his best during a top-flight campaign. While at German elite division side RB Leipzig in 2017-18, he scored five goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances.
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Despite an improved effort after the conceding first, Chris Wilder’s Blades tried vainly towards getting an equalizer as they now account for 20 defeats out of 25 outings, which sees them remain at the bottom of the log having garnered just 11 points.
After a notable shift, Lookman was replaced within the 90th minute by Bobby Reid. Bordeaux loanee Josh Maja was handed his third start but came off for Gabonese midfielder Mario Lemina with four minutes left to play, while the trio of Ola Aina, Tosin Adarabioyo, and Cameroonian star Andre-Frank Anguissa saw action from start to end .
“I’m very pleased with the team,” Parker told the club website after the sport .
“It’s been a troublesome week in terms of the games we’ve had to play, the traveling we’ve had to try to to .
“I think we all understood tonight what this game was about.
“The message to the team before the sport was to specialise in us, let’s not hear the noise that’s been created around this game.
“Throughout this year there’s been one focus which is us, that’s been my constant message.
“I know thereupon , us showing our quality and twiddling with a freedom we’ll get results, and that i think that was proven tonight.”
Even with this triumph, Fulham remains in relegation waters with 22 points from 25 fixtures to occupy the 18th spot. Unbeaten in their last four games, they’re guests of Crystal Palace on February 28.