Saturday 12 July 2014, 2:00pm at Fir Park, Scotland
Motherwell
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Burgess 19'; Stafylidis 53'
Fulham ended their third and final fixture of their trip to Scotland with an assured victory over Motherwell.

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Zaine Francis-Angol
Off:Lionel Ainsworth

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Law
Off:Robert McHugh

55' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Dominic Thomas
Off:Zaine Francis-Angol

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Fraser Kerr
Off:Craig Reid

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lee Erwin
Off:John Sutton

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Leitch
Off:Stuart Carswell

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Christopher Cadden
Off:Iain Vigurs

19' Goal

Cameron Burgess
Assist by Chris David

53' Goal

Konstantinos Stafylidis

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Emerson Hyndman
Off:Scott Parker

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tim Hoogland
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jesse Joronen
Off:Marcus Bettinelli

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hugo Rodallega
Off:Moussa Dembele

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Williams
Off:Chris David

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Grimmer
Off:Kay Voser

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mesca
Off:Patrick Roberts

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dan Burn
Off:Shaun Hutchinson

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Cameron Burgess opened the scoring when meeting Chris David’s corner with his head in the first half, while Kostas Stafylidis added a rather fortunate second after the break.

Felix Magath handed a debut to new striker Ross McCormack, who spent two seasons at Motherwell earlier on in his career, the 27-year-old lead the line alongside birthday boy Moussa Dembélé.

There was also a return to Fir Park for young centre-back Shaun Hutchinson, another summer addition to the Fulham squad. The 23-year-old played alongside the equally impressive Burgess.

The Whites started with intent; their positive attacking football causing the hosts problems from the off.

Lasse Vigen Christensen threaded a wonderful pass through to Kay Voser who saw a low strike blocked, while David tested the Motherwell goal from distance.

David and Christensen combined moments later, with the latter freeing Patrick Roberts in the left channel. The youngster’s cross was cleared by Keith Lasley.

The home side pushed Fulham back for a spell, and Roberts was needed to show a more defensive side to his game when snuffing out a dangerous cross from Iain Vigurs.

However, the Whites responded positively with Voser finding space and showing good footwork to get beyond two Motherwell defenders. With a corner won, David delivered a teasing ball from the right with Burgess powering in a header on 19 minutes.

As Magath’s charges sought a second, David fired over from a free-kick on the edge of the box, while Voser moved Dan Twardzik into a decent low save.

With Christensen also driving the ball over the target, Dembélé then snuck in to collect an angled pass from David. The Frenchman’s first touch was superb, however, Simon Ramsden did just enough to put the striker out of stride.

Motherwell did create chances to level, with Bob McHugh moving Marcus Bettinelli into a good stop and John Sutton shooting over. Hutchinson also made a superb block to keep Well at bay.

As the half came to a close, Roberts did well to create some space in the box before getting a shot away. The winger then set McCormack up, the striker drawing a save from Twardzik.

Fulham made four changes at the break with Tim Hoogland and Emerson Hyndman replacing Parker and Christensen in the middle of midfield. Hugo Rodallega came on for Dembélé, with strike partner McCormack taking the Captain’s armband from Parker.

In goal, Bettinelli made way for Jesse Joronen.

Hyndman’s impact was immediate, the American finding the run of Kostas Stafylidis. The Greek left-back unleashed a powerful strike from distance, with the Motherwell keeper spilling the shot and seeing the ball roll across the line.  

A slalom run from Roberts freed McCormack on the edge of the box, but the Scotland international saw his effort blocked. Roberts then lifted an inviting pass into the path of George Williams, but the Welshman just couldn’t get the ball under his control.  

Motherwell went close to halving Fulham’s lead when Steven Hammell crossed for Vigurs, Well’s no.11 volleyed at goal with Joronen doing well to get down to cover the shot on 73 minutes.  

With 10 minutes remaining Hutchinson was given a standing ovation when he made way for Dan Burn, the youngster had been a commanding presence at the heart of the Fulham defence.

Moments later, McCormack went close to a third for the Whites, Twardzik saved well from his 25-yard strike. The Motherwell stopper then made a fine block to keep out George Williams in the closing minutes.

An impressive showing by Magath’s team, who played well from start to finish. 

Match Information

Competition: Pre-Season Friendly

Date: Saturday 12 July 2014
Kick-off: 2:00pm

Venue: Fir Park, Scotland

Motherwell

Line-up: Twardzik; Craig Reid (Kerr 72'), Ramsden, McManus, Hammell; Ainsworth (Francis-Angol 45' (Thomas 55')), Carswell (Leitch 76'), Lasley, Vigurs (Cadden 76'); McHugh (Law 45'), Sutton (Erwin 76')

Unused substitutes: Nielsen

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli (Joronen 45'); Voser (Grimmer 62'), Burgess, Hutchinson (Burn 80'), Stafylidis; Christensen (Hoogland 45'), Parker (Hyndman 45'), David (George Williams 58'), Roberts (Mesca 74'); McCormack, Dembele (Rodallega 45')

Unused substitutes: Williams

Manager: Felix Magath

Motherwell (4-4-2)
  • 1Dan Twardzik
  • 2Craig Reid
  • 5Simon Ramsden
  • 6Stephen McManus
  • 3Steven Hammell
  • 7Lionel Ainsworth
  • 4Stuart Carswell
  • 14Keith Lasley
  • 11Iain Vigurs
  • 16Robert McHugh
  • 9John Sutton
Substitutes
  • 13Gunnar Nielsen
  • 17Zaine Francis-Angol
  • 20Fraser Kerr
  • 26Dominic Thomas
  • 18Josh Law
  • 21Jack Leitch
  • 29Christopher Cadden
  • 19Lee Erwin
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 31Kay Voser
  • 38Cameron Burgess
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 30Chris David
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 39Ryan Williams
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 27George Williams
  • 36Mesca
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Felix Magath