Sunday 11 May 2014, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Barclays Premier League
Fulham FC
Woodrow 61'; David 90'+4
Crystal Palace
Gayle 28', 83'

61' Goal

Cauley Woodrow
Assist by Hugo Rodallega

90'+4 Goal

Chris David
Assist by Ryan Tunnicliffe

58' Yellow Card

Fernando Amorebieta Card was given for a foul

83' Yellow Card

Scott Parker Card was given for a foul

90'+4 Yellow Card

Chris David Card was given for celebrating in an unsporting manner

23' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Chris David
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

50' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ashkan Dejagah
Off:Elsad Zverotic

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Tunnicliffe
Off:Kieran Richardson

28' Goal

Dwight Gayle
Assist by Joel Ward

83' Goal

Dwight Gayle

12' Yellow Card

Marouane Chamakh Card was given for a foul

84' Yellow Card

Dwight Gayle Card was given for a foul

59' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Kagisho Dikgacoi
Off:Mile Jedinak

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jason Puncheon
Off:Tom Ince

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Glenn Murray
Off:Marouane Chamakh

Cauley Woodrow and Chris David both scored as the curtain came down on Fulham's 13-year stay in the Premier League.

Cauley Woodrow and Chris David both scored as Fulham drew 2-2 at home to Crystal Palace as the curtain came down on the Whites’ 13-year stay in the Premier League.

Already relegated last weekend, Fulham fell behind when Dwight Gayle poked the visitors in front in the 27th minute, the striker getting between John Heitinga and Brede Hangeland to divert Joel Ward’s shot past David Stockdale.

Woodrow hauled the hosts level on the hour mark with a fine curling effort for his first goal in Fulham colours. But Gayle put Palace back in front when he curled a free-kick past Stockdale in the 79th minute.

With the Whites heading for defeat, substitute David, making his league debut for the Club, curled a superb strike from 25 yards past Wayne Hennessey to snatch a late point for Fulham.

Fulham boss Felix Magath made five changes from the side that lost 4-1 at Stoke City last weekend. In came Elsad Zverotić and Fernando Amorebieta at right and left-back respectively. Alexander Kačaniklić started on the right flank, with Woodrow and Hugo Rodallega up front. Academy youngster George Williams was named on the bench for the first time.

Palace went close to opening the scoring in the second minute, Tom Ince jinking into the box, cutting onto his left foot and seeing his curling effort whistle just past the far post.

At the other end, a Kieran Richardson corner in the seventh minute was only cleared as far as Kačaniklić whose first-time shot was saved at his near post by Hennessey.

The tricky Yannick Bolasie then sliced wide of David Stockdale’s near post after bamboozling Zverotić in the area, before Marouane Chamakh went into the book in the 11th minute for a late challenge on Kačaniklić.

In the 15th minute, Woodrow saw a shot blocked by Damien Delaney after Amorebieta’s cross had caused confusion in the opposition box.

Having failed to shake off the effects of the earlier challenge from Chamakh, Kačaniklić made way in the 22nd minute for David.

Fulham almost went in front in the 26th minute. David and Woodrow played a great one-two with the Dutchman’s cross from the left just too high for Rodallega. The ball fell to Steve Sidwell who saw his shot blocked near the line before Richardson fired over from the edge of the area.

Moments later, Stockdale did well to stick out a leg and send Bolasie’s shot over the bar after a quick Palace breakaway. But the Eagles didn’t have to wait long to take the lead. After Bolasie had shown some trickery on the wing, he teed up Ward and his shot from 25 yards was diverted past a stranded Stockdale by Gayle who snuck in unnoticed to stick out a toe and score.

Woodrow met a David cross in the 36th minute but his header hit the face of Scott Dann. The Palace men then used his head at the other end in the 42nd minute, rising to nod Ince’s free-kick towards goal but seeing Stockdale palm his effort away.

A good spell of pressure from Fulham saw Zverotić pick out Amorebieta at the back post but his header was pushed behind by Hennessey before a pretty tepid first half came to a close.

Fulham made a change just a couple of minutes into the second period as Zverotić was replaced by Ashkan Dejagah in a move that saw Heitinga switch to right-back, with Amorebieta going into the middle and Kieran Richardson to left-back.

Almost immediately, Ward shot tamely at Stockdale when he had more time before Chamakh put an effort into the side-netting.

Rodallega should have levelled proceedings in the 53rd minute. After a quickly-taken corner, David whipped the ball into the box. Amorebieta nodded it back across goal and the unmarked Rodallega saw his header clip the outside of the far post. Soon after David fired a volley over after Dejagah had clipped the ball over to the back stick.

Amorebieta was booked in the 58th minute for catching Chamakh with a stray arm as they battled for an aerial ball.

The Whites drew level on the hour mark and it was a brilliant moment for young Woodrow. Rodallaga did well to keep hold of the ball in a crowded area before finding Woodrow who took a touch before curling a delightful left-footed effort past the stranded Hennessey for his first goal in Fulham colours. In a forgettable season, the emergence of several starlet’s from the Club’s Academy has given Fulham cause for optimism.

Fulham saw penalty claims waved away in the 70th minute. Amorebieta’s long ball was controlled by Rodallega who fed David. The Dutchman tricked his way past Bolasie and then went down under a challenge from Delaney with referee Kevin Friend ignoring David’s spot-kick plea.

Fulham’s final change of the afternoon saw Ryan Tunnicliffe replace Richardson in the 79th minute, before Parker was booked for a late lunge on Glenn Murray. From the resulting free-kick, Gayle curled his effort round the wall and past Stockdale.

It could have been 3-1 in the 89th minute as Palace broke from a Fulham attack and Murray saw his shot rattle off the crossbar. Gayle couldn’t react quickly enough to turn in the rebound and the ball hit him and went behind.

It looked as though the Whites were heading for defeat but David had other ideas, picking the ball up on the right flank in stoppage time and sending a delicious left-footed strike past Hennessey and in off the underside of the crossbar.

It proved the final action of the game as Fulham departed the Premier League with a point and two goals that give fans at least a couple of reasons to be cheerful.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Sunday 11 May 2014
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 24,447

Referee: Kevin Friend


Line-up: Stockdale; Zverotic (Dejagah 50'), Heitinga, Hangeland, Amorebieta; Kacaniklic (David 23'), Parker, Sidwell, Richardson (Tunnicliffe 79'); Woodrow; Rodallega

Unused substitutes: Joronen, Kasami, George Williams, Mitroglou

Manager: Felix Magath

Crystal Palace

Line-up: Hennessey; Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward; Ince (Puncheon 72'), Jedinak (Dikgacoi 59'), Joe Ledley, Bolasie; Chamakh (Murray 74'); Gayle

Unused substitutes: Speroni, Gabbidon, O'Keefe, Jerome

Manager: Tony Pulis

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 38 86
2 Liverpool 38 84
3 Chelsea 38 82
4 Arsenal 38 79
5 Everton 38 72
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 69
7 Manchester United 38 64
8 Southampton 38 56
9 Stoke City 38 50
10 Newcastle United 38 49
11 Crystal Palace 38 45
12 Swansea City 38 42
13 West Ham United 38 40
14 Sunderland 38 38
15 Aston Villa 38 38
16 Hull City 38 37
17 West Bromwich Albion 38 36
18 Norwich City 38 33
19 Fulham 38 32
20 Cardiff City 38 30
Total Shots
Shots On Target
Passing Accuracy
Sending Offs
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 22Elsad Zverotic
  • 4John Heitinga
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 35Fernando Amorebieta
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 28Scott Parker
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 25Cauley Woodrow
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 8Pajtim Kasami
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 30Chris David
  • 32George Williams
  • 18Kostas Mitroglou
  • Felix Magath
Crystal Palace (4-4-1-1)
  • 26Wayne Hennessey
  • 3Adrian Mariappa
  • 6Scott Dann
  • 27Damien Delaney
  • 2Joel Ward
  • 11Tom Ince
  • 15Mile Jedinak
  • 28Joe Ledley
  • 7Yannick Bolasie
  • 29Marouane Chamakh
  • 16Dwight Gayle
  • 1Julian Speroni
  • 19Daniel Gabbidon
  • 8Kagisho Dikgacoi
  • 12Stuart O'Keefe
  • 13Jason Puncheon
  • 17Glenn Murray
  • 30Cameron Jerome
  • Tony Pulis
Total shots
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
Minutes played by player
Assists from open play
Successful aerial duels
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
Pass forwards
Successful dribbles
Sum of all a players ball events
Accurate passes
Key passes
Player intercepts a pass
Goalkeeper saves
Goalkeeper catches a cross
  • 90'+4' David's goal secures a point for the Whites, as Felix Magath's side play out a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace.
  • 90'+4' Unbelievable goal from David who curls in a strike from distance, Impressive display from the young Dutchman today.
  • 90'+2' Good skill from David who plays in Woodrow on the right. Fulham's goal scorer whips a dangerous cross into the Palace box, but Hennessey makes the claim.
  • 90' Dejagah cuts in from the left, but his strike falls tamely wide.
  • 89' Palace break and could well have had a third, Murray's shot rattles against the woodwork.
  • 88' Dejagah looks to pick out Parker in the box, but Dann heads the ball clear.
  • 87' David lofts a clever pass into the path of Dejagah, but the Iran international can't bring the ball down before shooting.
  • 82' Gayle grabs his second of the game, curling a free-kick beyond Stockdale.
  • 82' Tunnicliffe gives the ball away to Murray, before Parker brings the Palace man down just outside the box.
  • 80' Woodrow holds the ball up well on the right before rolling a pass in to David. Hennessey saves from the Dutchman's low strike.
  • 78' Great play from David who does well to win possession from Puncheon in the middle of the park.
  • 77' Kieran Richardson makes way for Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 73' Palace make their last change of the game with Chamakh coming off for Glenn Murray.
  • 71' Jason Puncheon on, Tom Ince off.
  • 67' Woodrow carries the ball from his own box before playing a clever one two with Dejagah. Parker breaks towards the Palace box before the ball is worked to Heitinga. The Dutchman can't deliver the cross t
  • 64' Chamakh gets beyond Amorebieta in the box, thankfully Scott Parker is on hand to snuff out the threat.
  • 61' What a finish from Cauley Woodrow who curls home a brilliant left-footed strike to claim his first senior goal for the Whites.
  • 58' Former Fulham midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi replaces Mile Jedinak.
  • 57' Amorebieta is booked for a high arm on Chamakh.
  • 55' Chris David volleys over from Ashkan Dejagah's cross. Fulham are on top here.
  • 53' David crosses, Amorebieta knocks the ball back across the box and Rodallega goes so close with a header.
  • 52' Good run from Richardson who then lifts a cross into the Palace box. Hennessey beats Woodrow to the ball though.
  • 49' Joel Ward strikes tamely at Stockdale as Palace start the second half on the front foot.
  • 48' Ashkan Dejagah comes on for Zverotić.
  • 46' And we're back underway at the Cottage, where Fulham are now attacking the Hammersmith End.
  • 45'+1' Half-time at Craven Cottage, where Dwight Gayle's close range strike is the difference.
  • 44' Good save from Hennessey as Amorebieta meets Zverotic's back post cross.
  • 44' Determined play from Amorebieta who charges into the Palace box. His pass finds Rodallega, but the Colombian can't get his shot away.
  • 42' Sidwell volleys over from the edge of the box as Delaney heads away Zverotic's cross.
  • 41' Ince puts in a deep free-kick from the left, Dann meets the ball with his head and Stockdale makes a fine diving save.
  • 38' Richardson drives a free-kick over the bar from a decent position.
  • 36' Lovely pass from David who clips in a pass for Woodrow, the young striker can't get his shot off, though, and Palace clear.
  • 34' Amorebieta crosses for Woodrow, but again, the delivery is too high.
  • 32' David clips in a free-kick, but his deep delivery is too high for Amorebieta.
  • 28' Joel Ward drives in a low strike from outside the box and Dwight Gayle adds the finishing touch from close range.
  • 26' David Stockdale makes a decent stop to keep out Bolasie who races through to meet Dwight Gayle's pass.
  • 25' Woodrow and David link well, with the latter almost picking Rodallega out at the back post. Sidwell then fires at goal but sees Delaney make a block.
  • 22' An injured Kačaniklić is replaced by Chris David.
  • 21' Hangeland blocks a shot from Ince, before John Heitinga does the same to Bolasie. Excellent defending that.
  • 19' Fulham are keeping the possession well here, just working the ball and looking for an opening.
  • 18' Ince whips in a free-kick from the left, and Woodrow shows the defensive side of his game again by clearing the danger.
  • 15' Hugo Rodallega finds Amorebieta on the left. The Venezuelan crosses and Woodrow sees a shot blocked by Delaney. Good play from the Whites.
  • 13' Composed play from Cauley Woodrow who tracks back to thwart a Palace attack.
  • 11' Marouane Chamakh goes into Kevin Friend's book here for a late tackle on Kačaniklić.
  • 9' Clever play from Yannick Bolasie who beats Elsad Zverotić before driving an angled strike wide.
  • 6' Good effort from Alexander Kačaniklić, Wayne Hennessey saves well from his first-time shot.
  • 5' Kieran Richardson does well to get beyond Mariappa on the left from Steve Sidwell's pass. But his low cross is cleared by Scott Dann.
  • 3' Hangeland plays a long angled pass into the left channel, Adrian Mariappa shackles the ball to safety under pressure from Fernando Amorebieta.
  • 2' Damien Delaney pumps a deep free-kick into the Fulham box, Brede Hangeland heads away. Tom Ince then fires the first shot of the game at goal.
  • 1' And we're underway at the Cottage for the final game of the 2013/14 season.
  • George Williams, 18, has been handed a place on the bench. If the young winger comes on today he will become the 11th member of the Academy to make their debut this season.
  • The Eagles have won five or their last seven matches, and came from 3-0 down to record a memorable 3-3 draw against Liverpool last Monday.
  • Fulham have won five of their last six games against Crystal Palace, including the reverse of today’s fixture earlier this season – a 4-1 victory at Selhurst Park.
  • Fulham know their fate going into this afternoon’s clash at Craven Cottage, but they’ll be hoping to end the season with victory against Crystal Palace.