Fulham managed to get a point against Sunderland in their fight for survival. Andrew Johnson's introduction for the second half gave the hosts a greater threat and it was he who came closest to breaking the deadlock.

Dickson Etuhu had a header cleared off the line while substitute Boudewijn Zenden dragged narrowly wide for the Black Cats.

The last five meetings between these two sides have now produced just two goals, therefore a classic was never likely to be on the cards.

Hovering above the relegation zone, Fulham looked short on confidence and desperately need a win to kick-start their climb up the table.

Martin Skrtel and Yossi Benayoun have been linked to the club.