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Moussa Dembele struck a first-half equaliser to give managerless Fulham a point against struggling MK Dons.

The hosts led when Josh Murphy crossed to Dean Bowditch, who drilled in a half-volleyed effort from long range.

Fulham restored parity on the stroke of half-time when Dembele tapped home Ross McCormack’s cross.

McCormack came close to giving Fulham all three points with 10 minutes left but Diego Poyet reacted well to clear his effort off the line.

Fulham, who were playing their first match since sacking Kit Symons, are winless in their last three league games while MK Dons slip back into the Championship relegation places.

Dembele, the Football League’s Young Player of the Month for October, could have given the visitors the lead on two occasions.

But Dons keeper David Martin saved his header before Dembele then shot straight over the crossbar from just a yard out.

After breaking the deadlock, home forward Bowditch nearly doubled their lead from Kyle McFadzean’s cross but Luke Garbutt cleared.

Fulham hit back and went into the break level through Dembele, but the Dons started the second half well and Nicky Maynard went close after linking up with Jordan Spence, but his effort went over the bar.

McCormack almost stole all three points for the visitors late on when he fired McFadzean’s clearance towards goal, but Poyet blocked his shot off the line.