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Tosin Adarabioyo was delighted to get off the mark with his first goal for Fulham – and the big defender took the positives from last night’s draw with second-placed Bournemouth.

Marco Silva’s side were on the front foot for much of the contest but had to settle for a point as Adarabioyo’s glancing header six minutes from time cancelled out Dom Solanke’s opener seconds after half time. Adarabioyo told FFC TV after the final whistle:

“It’s still a point gained. It’s another point on the table, unfortunately we couldn’t get the three points but we keep going. It was just another one of those games were we created a lot of chances. I think we had 24 shots, but we didn’t manage to get the goals we needed.”

The former Manchester City man was disappointed with the way Fulham conceded to a training ground move seven seconds after the restart, but felt his side’s response showed how determined they way not to give up any ground in the promotion race.

“It was quick after half time. It was obviously something they had worked on, it worked out perfectly. Again, on our side we have to sniff that out better. All the boys were on it today. We were motivated to get the three points, we only managed to get one but again it was great to get a point.”

The centre half was overjoyed to finally score his first goal for the club, guiding home a terrific cross from Tom Cairney and played down the significance of his mocking of Solanke’s trademark bow and arrow celebration as the Bournemouth striker is a close friend.

“Definitely. Hopefully, it will be the first of a few. The ball was around the edge of the box for a while, checked my shoulder tried to move into a bit of space and the ball lands onto my head, just flicked it on and it went in at the far post. To finally get the goal was really good. It was a great moment. Dom Solanke is one of my best friends – so it was just a bit of banter.”

Adarabioyo’s target remains keeping Fulham clear at the top of the table as the Whites begin to contemplate the festive fixtures.

“It’s another a point, we’re top of the table and we keep moving. It’s very tough to go ten games unbeaten. Hopefully, it can continue.”