The goal came from a Zola free-kick after Graeme Le Saux had been
tripped deliberately by Sylvain Legwinski on the left touchline.
The little Italian swung the free-kick into the danger area where no-one
managed to get a touch on the ball.
Somehow - possibly due to the recently-laid pitch - it bounced up onto the
bar and was about to spin off the pitch for a goal-kick when Terry managed
to chest the ball and then punched it back into play where it hit the
unfortunate Goma and fell into the back of the net.
Seven minutes into the second half Claudio Ranieri's side nearly doubled
their lead and Fulham were grateful for good reactions from Taylor for
keeping Hasselbaink out once again.
The chance came from an excellent break by Le Saux as he beat two down the
left wing. He crossed the ball and found Hasselbaink running in on goal but
his header was well beaten away by Taylor.
Seven minutes later minutes in and the home side should really have been two
up, but the pressure from the now fully-fit Edwin van der Sar must have had
a strong effect on Taylor as he pulled off a crucial and mirraculous save.
Hasselbaink had a shot from distance, which forced the Northern Ireland
international to save down to his left. He lost sight of the ball though and
as he spun around to look for it his arm guided it into the path of the
approaching Lampard who seemed to have the simplest of finishes from five
yards with half the goal to aim at.
Taylor had other ideas though, and scrambled across and somehow managed to
get a hand onto Lampard's side-foot shot and guide it onto the bar, a la
Gordon Banks in 1970.
Fulham pulled level with their first real effort on goal in the second half
and it was certainly an effort worthy of an equaliser.
Boa Morte turned inside Desailly twice as he made his way to goal before
turning and hitting a fine shot past Cudicini's right hand and into the far
Both sides had half-chances to win the game after that - John Collins and
Eidur Gudjohnsen had the best of them - but neither could find the killer
blow, and it will be Fulham who are the happier with the point, although
they have every right to feel hard-done-by about Chelsea's goal.
Chelsea: Cudicini, Gallas (Melchiot 72), Desailly, Terry,
Le Saux, De Lucas (Morris 72), Lampard, Petit, Gronkjaer (Gudjohnsen 59),
Zola, Hasselbaink. Subs Not Used: de Goey, Cole. Booked: Petit, Gronkjaer,
Fulham: Taylor, Finnan, Melville, Goma, Harley, Malbranque
(Hayles 83), Clark, Davis, Legwinski, Hammond, Boa Morte (John Collins 83).
Subs Not Used: Van der Sar, Sava, Knight.
Booked: Boa Morte, Clark.
Referee: D Elleray (Middlesex).