Fulham’s more-than-a-million pound man Paul Peschisolido rescued a point against a stubborn York City side as the Whites failed to make their dominance of another Second Division game pay.

The Canadian striker produced the only moment of ruthlessness on another evening of wasted opportunities when he powered home just before the hour mark after a poor clearance from visiting goalkeeper Mark Samways. Substitute Danny Cullip sent the ball deep into the York half and Peschisolido accelerated onto a flick on from Steve Hayward before drilling home from seventeen yards.

Fulham’s frustration was that they couldn’t find a winner in the thirty minutes that remained despite laying siege to the Minstermen’s goal. Ray Wilkins’ side were back in action two days after surviving a potential FA Cup banana skin at Margate, but the Fulham manager refused to blame fixture congestion after another disappointing result. That they were behind at all was a bone of contention to stalwart Simon Morgan, who was left flabbergasted that referee Steve Bennett had awarded a penalty after Steve Bushell tumbled theatrically in the penalty area. Tony Barras blasted the ensuing spot-kick beyond debutant Maik Taylor, who was largely underemployed otherwise.

FULHAM: Taylor; Morgan (Cullip 23), Blake, Lawrence; Watson (Hayward 56), Herrera, Bracewell, Smith, Carpenter; Peschisolido, Scott. Subs (not used): Thomas.

GOAL: Peschisolido (57).

YORK CITY: Samways; Barras, Hall, Reed, Murty; Himsworth, Tinkler, Pouton, Bushell; Bull (Cresswell 79), Rowe. Subs (not used): Atkinson, Jordan.

BOOKED: Bushell.

GOAL: Barras (pen 19).

REFEREE: Steve Bennett (Orpington).