Fulham extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to five matches but were left to reflect on what might have been after the 0-0 stalemate at Crystal Palace.
The visitors created the better opportunities at Selhurst Park with the majority falling to centre-back Joachim Andersen, although Josh Maja was brilliantly denied by Vicente Guaita from close range in the second half.
It ensured the spoils were shared in Roy Hodgson’s 150th match in charge of Palace following an encounter which lacked quality.
This point for Fulham moved them within three of relegation rivals Newcastle and Brighton while the Eagles remain in 13th position.
Newcastle United drew with Wolves 1-1 on Saturday evening and they travel to West Bromwich Albion next Sunday lunchtime.
Newcastle United fans were quick to react on social media:
Iwan Williams @IwanWilliams2 tweeted: “Dont know if it’s because the Prem season is lagging behind in terms of games vs time of year, but it seems a bit early to be discussing matches likes Fulham’s as ‘must win’ - there’s still just under a third of the season to go”
Robert Tennyson @Tenno98 tweeted: “Even if we stay up, which I am cautiously optimistic that we will, Steve Bruce has to go in the summer. I don't want another relegation battle season.
“We need to move forward, and this is fundamental proof that Bruce isn't the man who will do it.”
Paul @thetoonreview tweeted: “Fulham should have won that one today but the bottom line is they didn’t and it remains three points. Good result for us today. #NUFC”
James DeMarco @jazadal tweeted: “I suppose a nil/nil draw between Crystal Palace and Fulham was to be expected. The beat goes on. #NUFC”
Keith @nufckeithr tweeted: “#nufc got away with one there. Fulham still 3pts adrift. Makes our result vs them look worse. Draw vs 10 man Fulham brutal too. Approach & result vs Sheffield Utd the worst of the lot though. 1pt from those three... could prove costly.”