Tuesday 3 February 2015, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Rodallega 28'
Sunderland
Sunderland
3
o.g. Bettinelli 61'; Álvarez 75'; Jordi Gómez (pen) 90'+3

28' Goal

Hugo Rodallega
Assist by Ross McCormack

40' Yellow Card

Cauley Woodrow

62' Yellow Card

Nikolay Bodurov

82' Yellow Card

Seko Fofana

89' Yellow Card

Ross McCormack

90'+5 Yellow Card

Shaun Hutchinson

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Patrick Roberts
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lasse Vigen Christensen
Off:Seko Fofana

61' Own-goal

Marcus Bettinelli

75' Goal

Ricardo Álvarez

90'+3 Penalty

Jordi Gómez

25' Yellow Card

Liam Bridcutt

82' Yellow Card

Emanuele Giaccherini

82' Yellow Card

Ricardo Álvarez

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Danny Graham
Off:Steven Fletcher

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Liam Agnew
Off:Ricardo Álvarez

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Wes Brown
Off:Emanuele Giaccherini

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Sunderland came from behind to beat Fulham at the Cottage in Tuesday’s FA Cup Fourth Round Replay.

A Marcus Bettinelli own goal, a Ricardo Alvarez strike and a late Jordi Gomez penalty saw Sunderland come from behind to beat Fulham at the Cottage in Tuesday’s FA Cup Fourth Round Replay.

The Whites led at the break when Hugo Rodallega turned home from close range after Cauley Woodrow had met Ross McCormack’s corner and seen his effort blocked.

But the Premier League visitors levelled just after the hour mark when Bettinelli dropped a deflected cross from Patrick van Aanholt over the line from just under his crossbar.

Alvarez then put the Black Cats in front when he took aim from 15 yards and thrashed a shot into the far corner. And Gomez made sure of the victory in the dying seconds of injury time when Nikolay Bodurov was adjudged to have fouled Danny Graham in the box. Gomez slotted home from the spot as the Whites were left to concentrate on league matters for the remainder of the season.

Fulham boss Kit Symons made three changes to the side which lost 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers at the weekend. Out went cup-tied defender Jazz Richards in place of Jack Grimmer, while Seko Fofana came in for the ill Scott Parker and and Alexander Kačaniklić replaced Lasse Vigen Christensen who dropped to the bench.

A strong Sunderland side started brightly and took the game to Fulham without creating any clear-cut opportunities. At the other end, a quick Fulham break in the ninth minute saw Kačaniklić burst into space. He appeared to be fouled by Santiago Vergini just outside the box but the referee waved play on.

A long-range effort in the 13th minute by Alvarez was comfortably held by Bettinelli who then scooped away a shot by Gomez moments later.

The Fulham goalkeeper then did brilliantly to tip a Steven Fletcher shot inches wide after Fofana had squandered possession. Fletcher had only been drafted into Sunderland’s starting XI moments before kick-off after Connor Wickham was injured in the warm-up.

Fletcher was involved in the game’s next key moment as he looked to race onto a throughball in the 22nd minute only for the onrushing Bettinelli to make a diving save at his feet.

Liam Bridcutt was booked in the 25th minute after catching Ross McCormack. The Scottish striker was wearing the Captain’s armband in place of Scott Parker.

Van Aanholt cut out a dangerous cross from Kostas Stafylidis two minutes later as Woodrow waited to pounce after superb work by Kačaniklić to win the ball in midfield. And from the resulting corner Fulham went in front. McCormack’s delivery was met by Woodrow whose close-range effort was blocked near the line but Rodallega was on hand to lash home the rebound via the underside of the woodwork.

McCormack thought he’d won his side a spot-kick in the 32nd minute when he jinked his way into the box and tumbled under a challenge from Alvarez only for referee Paul Tierney to issue a firm shake of the head.

Alvarez saw a shot on the angle turned away by Bettinelli in the 34th minute, while McCormack wasn’t far away with a 20-yard effort on 37 after another quick Fulham break. Woodrow was shown a yellow card for catching Bridcutt as the clock ticked into the 40th minute.

Fulham may have finished the half the stronger but it was Sunderland who came flying out of the traps at the start of the second period – just had they had the first. Van Aanholt had a good chance to level the scores but dragged his shot wide at the far post after an Alvarez effort had been deflected into his path.

Kačaniklić headed a McCormack corner wide at the far post in the 57th minute and Sunderland were level on the hour mark when Van Aanholt’s cross took a deflection and looped into the air with Bettinelli somehow dropping the ball over the line from just under the crossbar. Despite desperate attempts to scramble it away, the goal was given. It was harsh on Bettinelli who had made some fine saves during the game and in the season as a whole.

Bodurov was booked soon after for fouling Fletcher near the halfway line, before Emanuele Giaccherini saw a curling effort flash inches wide of the far post in the 65th minute.

Fofana went close in the 73rd minute with a left-footed drive after Woodrow’s cross had only been cleared as far as the midfielder on the edge of the box.

Bettinelli went some way to redeeming himself for his earlier error when he raced off his line in the 75th minute to save at Alvarez’s feet but the same Sunderland player found the net 60 seconds later when he cut inside and rifled an unstoppable left-footed effort into the far corner.

Alvarez went into the book in the 80th minute for failing to give the ball back to Fofana at a throw-in. An almighty melee then ensued and the match official consulted both assistant referees before booking Giaccherini and Fofana.

Fofana and Kačaniklić then made way for Christensen and Patrick Roberts in a double change for Fulham. McCormack was booked for catching Giaccherini with a minute of normal time remaining and the Black Cats were awarded a spot-kick when Bodurov tripped Danny Graham.

Shaun Hutchinson received a yellow card for protesting and Gomez stepped up to slot home the penalty and book Sunderland’s place in the next round.

Match Information

Competition: The FA Cup

Date: Tuesday 3 February 2015
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 14,777

Referee: Paul Tierney

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Grimmer, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Stafylidis; Tunnicliffe; Fofana (Christensen 83'), Kacaniklic (Roberts 83'); McCormack; Woodrow, Rodallega

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Zverotic, Burn, George Williams, Dembele

Manager: Kit Symons

Sunderland

Line-up: Mannone; Réveillere, O'Shea, Vergini, van Aanholt; Bridcutt; Jordi Gómez, Giaccherini (Brown 90'); Álvarez (Agnew 87'); Fletcher (Danny Graham 74'), Defoe

Unused substitutes: Pantilimon, Coates

Manager: Gus Poyet

Goals
1
3
Total Shots
9
17
Shots On Target
3
7
Passing Accuracy
0%
0%
Fouls
10
10
Corners
4
13
Offsides
0
2
Bookings
5
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 12Seko Fofana
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 13Elsad Zverotic
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 27George Williams
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Sunderland (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 25Vito Mannone
  • 15Anthony Réveillere
  • 16John O'Shea
  • 27Santiago Vergini
  • 3Patrick van Aanholt
  • 4Liam Bridcutt
  • 14Jordi Gómez
  • 23Emanuele Giaccherini
  • 20Ricardo Álvarez
  • 9Steven Fletcher
  • 28Jermain Defoe
Substitutes
  • 1Costel Pantilimon
  • 5Wes Brown
  • 22Sebastián Coates
  • 42Liam Agnew
  • 19Danny Graham
Manager
  • Gus Poyet
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Fulham 1, Sunderland 3.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Sunderland 3.
  • 90'+5' Wes Brown (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+5' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 90'+5' Foul by Anthony Réveillere (Sunderland).
  • 90'+5' Patrick Roberts (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+5' Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3' Goal! Fulham 1, Sunderland 3. Jordi Gómez (Sunderland) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 90'+3' Penalty Sunderland. Danny Graham draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 90'+3' Penalty conceded by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 90'+1' Danny Graham (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 90' Substitution, Sunderland. Wes Brown replaces Emanuele Giaccherini.
  • 89' Ross McCormack (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 89' Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 87' Substitution, Sunderland. Liam Agnew replaces Ricardo Álvarez.
  • 86' Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 86' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 84' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Anthony Réveillere.
  • 83' Substitution, Fulham. Patrick Roberts replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 83' Substitution, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Seko Fofana.
  • 82' Seko Fofana (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 82' Ricardo Álvarez (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.
  • 82' Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.
  • 80' Foul by Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland).
  • 80' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 78' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Santiago Vergini.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 75' Goal! Fulham 1, Sunderland 2. Ricardo Álvarez (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 74' Substitution, Sunderland. Danny Graham replaces Steven Fletcher.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Seko Fofana (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 72' Ricardo Álvarez (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 70' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 68' Foul by Jordi Gómez (Sunderland).
  • 68' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 64' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 62' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 62' Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 61' Own Goal by Marcus Bettinelli, Fulham. Fulham 1, Sunderland 1.
  • 60' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 57' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by John O'Shea.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Anthony Réveillere (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 53' Foul by Santiago Vergini (Sunderland).
  • 53' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland) left footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 49' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 49' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 48' Attempt saved. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Sunderland 0.
  • 45'+1' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Sunderland 0.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 43' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 40' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 40' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 40' Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 38' Attempt saved. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Jordi Gómez (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 33' Attempt saved. Ricardo Álvarez (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Ricardo Álvarez (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 29' Foul by Seko Fofana (Fulham).
  • 29' Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 28' Goal! Fulham 1, Sunderland 0. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal following a corner.
  • 27' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by John O'Shea.
  • 25' Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland) is shown the yellow card.
  • 25' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25' Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Sunderland).
  • 24' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 21' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 21' Foul by John O'Shea (Sunderland).
  • 19' Foul by Jordi Gómez (Sunderland).
  • 19' Jack Grimmer (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 18' Foul by John O'Shea (Sunderland).
  • 18' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 16' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 15' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 15' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 15' Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 14' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 13' Attempt saved. Jordi Gómez (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 13' Attempt saved. Ricardo Álvarez (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 7' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Jordi Gómez (Sunderland).
  • 7' Foul by Jordi Gómez (Sunderland).
  • 7' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Emanuele Giaccherini (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Jack Grimmer (Fulham).
  • 3' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
  • 2' Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.