Fulham signed off from their ten-day Scandinavian summer tour with a disappointing goalless draw against Malmo tonight.
The Whites remain without a permanent manager as they pulled out of pursuing Martin Jol last week, but caretaker boss Ray Lewington would have been disappointed as his side failed to take a plethora of opportunities. You could tell it might not be Fulham’s night as early as the fifth minute when the usually reliable Danny Murphy missed the target completely from the penalty spot after Guillermo Mollins was adjudged to have pulled down Bobby Zamora.
The Fulham forward was a handful all night for the home defence. He headed a brilliant cross from Bjorn Helge Riise fractionally wide and then saw a strike ruled out for offside. At the other end, David Stockdale did well to prevent Molins from putting Malmo in front. But the Premier League side pushed on with Zamora again denied; this time by a splendid save from Dusan Melicharek.
Malmo, who are no mugs and currently find themselves second in the Allsvenksan, fashioned a few chances of their own in the second period, but substitute strikers David Elm and Eddie Johnson spurned great openings to grab a late win for the visitors.