Fulham picked up just their second win of the 2020/21 Premier League season on Monday night.
Scott Parker’s side held on to secure a valuable 2-1 victory over Leicester, who missed the chance to go level on points with Tottenham and Liverpool at the top of the table after a second successive loss.
Ademola Lookman finished off a swift counter-attack led by Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa in the first half, before Ivan Cavaleiro earned some redemption from the penalty spot after Christian Fuchs fouled Bobby Decordova-Reid.
Substitute Harvey Barnes pulled one back for Leicester with four minutes left to set up a nervy finish, but Fulham saw out a key win on a night where they paid tribute to the late Papa Bouba Diop.
Full-time – Leicester 1-2 Fulham
The Cottagers hold on to pick up just their second win since returning to the Premier League.
A first-half effort from Ademola Lookman and Ivan Cavaleiro penalty lift them out of the relegation zone and up to 17th.
It was a nervy finish, but Leicester could not find that last-gasp equaliser after substitute Harvey Barnes reduced the deficit with four minutes remaining.
The Foxes miss the chance to go level on points at the top and instead stay fourth after successive defeats.
95 mins: Leicester lose possession poorly and it’s like playground football as Mitrovic carries the ball forward while Schmeichel sprints to try and get back to his goal.
The Serb picks out Aina, who can’t take advantage as his long-distance strike goes wide.
94 mins: Justin gets in behind Bryan and lays the ball back for Iheanacho, but he can’t make contact and Andersen can clear!
Another effort from Iheanacho deflects wide, with Schmeichel coming up for the corner…
93 mins: Fulham clear the subsequent corner and a wild effort from Justin then flies high into row z.
Parker cutting a very animated figure on the touchline as he looks to help his side see out this victory.
92 mins: A flick-on falls kindly for Iheanacho, who appeals for handball after his strike deflects off Aina.
FIVE minutes of added time to play at the King Power…
89 mins: Some skilful running down of the clock from Fulham, who take an age over a free-kick before sending on full-back Joe Bryan in place of Lookman.
87 mins: Leicester suddenly look rejuvenated as Fulham send on Aleksandar Mitrovic for Cavaleiro.
Rather than looking to finish the game off, the Serb will no doubt be called upon to utilise that aerial prowess inside his own box.
GOAL! Leicester 1-2 Fulham | Harvey Barnes 86’
86 mins: Did I speak too soon?
A cross from Tielemans is sent high into the air and nodded down by Vardy.
Barnes – who had had little impact on the game since coming on at half-time – then takes one touch on his chest before rifling home beyond Areola.
84 mins: This is entirely comfortable for Fulham as we approach the final five minutes.
They are keeping that rigid defensive shape nicely, but while being placed under minimal pressure.