Fulham star Tom Cairney endured a rollercoaster of emotions after his stunning strike at Leeds was cancelled out by Chris Wood’s last-gasp equaliser in last night’s 1-1 draw.
The unbeaten Whites conjured up an impressive display at Elland Road and deservedly took the lead on 77 minutes when Cairney smacked home an unstoppable curling shot from outside of the box.
Slavisa Jokanovic’s high-flying side looked to be on their way to the top of the Championship table with a third straight victory seemingly on the cards.
But former Leicester striker Wood had other ideas, breaking Fulham’s hearts with a stoppage time leveller to ensure the spoils were shared in Yorkshire.
Midfielder Cairney admitted that was hard to take, but still felt there were lots of positives to take from a game the visitors dominated.
He explained: “It is a bit devastating in the dressing room, all the boys are deflated.
“It was great to get the goal here and we definitely deserved to get the three points the way we played over the 90 minutes, but you don't get always what you deserve in this league so we go again on Saturday.
“I think the performance was brilliant. We out footballed them in every department.
“We created chances, moved the ball and I think we looked a top side. We looked threatening and it was a joy to play in at times.”
Cairney’s stunner was his first of the campaign and came after Sone Aluko’s free-kick was initially blocked by the Leeds wall before the rebound was teed into his path by Kevin McDonald.
“McDonald had it in the far right hand corner and he rolled it into me,” the scorer said.
“I knew the man was tight behind me so I just rolled in. I knew where the goal was, I didn't look up and just went to whip it in the far corner.”