Ademola Lookman wasted the chance to earn Fulham a point at West Ham with a disastrous Panenka penalty. Tomas Soucek gave the hosts the lead in injury-time and they were relieved to see Lookman fluff lines with the last kick of the game.
West Ham started aggressively and forced Alphonse Areola into action on a couple of occasions in the opening few minutes. Aaron Cresswell and Jarrod Bowen with a well struck volleys that the keeper parried.
Fulham survived some early scares and began to show some of their own attacking ambition. Aleksandar Mitrovic typically the target with crosses into the box but the big striker couldn't make the most of them.
Cresswell's dead-ball ability was a feature for the Hammers. Sebastien Haller headed against the bar from a corner in the first half and Creswell also struck the woodwork with a direct free-kick after the interval.
Said Benrahma came off the bench for the hosts and had an impact at both ends of the pitch. The Algerian forward provided the lay-off for Soucek who appeared to have settled the contest with a well taken finish.
Benrahma undid his good work with a clumsy tackle on Tom Cairney in the box which VAR spotted. Lookman stepped up and tried to chip his penalty down the middle but it was a weak effort and Lukasz Fabianski was able to readjust to easily stop it.
Relief in the end for West Ham who almost threw away the victory at the death. An astonishingly bad decision from Lookman on the penalty - which has ultimately cost Fulham a precious point in their bid to get out of trouble.