Saturday 29 November 2014, 3:00pm at Amex Stadium, Falmer
Brighton and Hove Albion
1
Bent 52'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Rodallega 62'; Christensen 77'

52' Goal

Darren Bent
Assist by Adrián Colunga

72' Yellow Card

Rohan Ince Card was given for a foul

89' Yellow Card

Adrián Colunga

90'+2 2nd Yellow Card

Adrián Colunga Card was given for a foul

22' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Rohan Ince
Off:Kazenga Lua Lua

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Solly March
Off:Elliott Bennett

62' Goal

Hugo Rodallega
Assist by Lasse Vigen Christensen

77' Goal

Lasse Vigen Christensen
Assist by Bryan Ruiz

45'+1 Yellow Card

Jack Grimmer Card was given for a foul

65' Yellow Card

Scott Parker Card was given for a foul

81' Yellow Card

Ross McCormack

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Seko Fofana
Off:Emerson Hyndman

80' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Bryan Ruiz

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Elsad Zverotic
Off:Jack Grimmer

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Fulham came from behind to earn a superb 2-1 away win at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Sky Bet Championship.

Goals from Hugo Rodallega and Lasse Vigen Christensen saw Fulham come from behind to earn a 2-1 away win at Brighton & Hove Albion.

After a goalless first half in which Marcus Bettinelli had made two outstanding saves from former Fulham loanee Darren Bent, Brighton went in front in the 52nd minute. Bent latched onto Adrian Colunga’s pass and saw his shot take the slightest of deflections off Nikolay Bodurov to beat Bettinelli.

But Fulham were level exactly 10 minutes later. Christensen danced his way past two Brighton players and pulled the ball back for Rodallega who smashed a shot past David Stockdale.

And with 13 minutes remaining Fulham went in front when Christensen diverted Bryan Ruiz’s scuffed shot past a stranded Stockdale.

Brighton were reduced to 10 men late on when Colunga, who had already been booked, picked up a second yellow card for a late lunge on Scott Parker and the Whites held on to record a vital three points and climb up the Sky Bet Championship table.

Fulham boss Kit Symons made three changes from the team that lost 2-1 at Brentford last time out. After being recalled from his loan spell at Shrewsbury Town, Jack Grimmer came in for his debut at right-back in place of Elsad Zverotić. Shaun Hutchinson replaced the suspended Dan Burn at centre-half and Emerson Hyndman came in for George Williams in midfield.

Brighton named three former Fulham players in their starting XI in Stockdale, Aaron Hughes and Bent. It was the latter’s debut for the Seagulls following his loan switch from Aston Villa earlier in the week.

The Seagulls started brightly but a succession of early corners came to nothing. Bettinelli then kept the scores level with an unbelievable save from Bent in the 14th minute. Joe Bennett’s cross was met by the striker whose header was kept out by Bettinelli’s right leg. From the resulting corner, a stretching Lewis Dunk turned a flick-on over the bar from close range.

At the other end three minutes later, Ruiz played a one-two with Christensen and jinked his way into the box but Stockdale raced out to beat away the Costa Rican's flick.

The game turned somewhat scrappy after that with neither side really causing the other any problems. That was until two minutes before half-time when Bent was put clear and held off the challenge off Bodurov only to see his shot turned behind by the outrushing Bettinelli.

Grimmer was then booked for catching Elliott Bennett before the half-time whistle sounded.

Fulham had a great chance to open the scoring just a couple of minutes into the second half. Ross McCormack got to the byline and cut the ball back for Rodallega only for the Colombian to send his shot into the side-netting.

The miss came back to haunt Fulham as Bent opened the scoring in the 52nd minute, latching onto Colunga’s ball and seeing his shot from six yards take a nick off Bodurov to deceive Bettinelli. The striker celebrated by running the length of the field to cup his ears to the travelling support.

The Whites responded but McCormack slashed Rodallega’s cross wide at the far post, before the Colombian hitman smashed Fulham level just after the hour mark. There seemed little on when Christensen picked up the ball. But the midfielder tip-toed past two Brighton players and into the area before pulling the ball back for Rodallega to fire home.

Loan arrival Seko Fofana then replaced Hyndman in Fulham’s first change and Rodallega could have made it 2-1 when he met McCormack’s cross at the far post but turned over from just a couple of yards out.

The game had suddenly opened up and Parker went into the book for fouling Colunga from behind just outside the area, before Bent latched onto Bruno Saltor’s pass and nicked the ball around Bettinelli but saw it go out of play.

The Whites went in front in the 72nd minute. The ball was worked to Ruiz who scuffed his shot towards goal. It would have been easy for Stockdale but Christensen stuck out a leg to divert it past the Brighton keeper.

Brighton substitute Solly March saw a cross flash across the face of goal, before Ruiz, who appeared to be injured, made way for Cauley Woodrow. Fulham’s final change saw Zverotić replace Grimmer.

McCormack was booked late on for stopping Brighton from taking a free-kick quickly and Colunga was shown his marching orders in stoppage time when he caught Parker to pick up a second yellow card.

The Seagulls threw everything forward in the dying seconds but the Whites stood firm to record an excellent away win.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 29 November 2014
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Amex Stadium, Falmer
Attendance: 28,802

Referee: Simon Hooper

Brighton and Hove Albion

Line-up: Stockdale; Bruno, Hughes, Dunk, Bennett; Gary Gardner, Forster-Caskey; Elliott Bennett (Solly March 78'), Adrián Colunga, Lua Lua (Ince 22'); Bent

Unused substitutes: Walton, Íñigo Calderón, Halford, Holla, Baldock

Manager: Sami Hyypiä

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Grimmer (Zverotic 85'), Bodurov, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Parker; Christensen, Hyndman (Fofana 63'); Ruiz (Woodrow 80'); McCormack, Rodallega

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Roberts, George Williams, Dembele

Manager: Kit Symons

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Derby County 19 35
2 Ipswich Town 19 34
3 Brentford 19 34
4 A.F.C. Bournemouth 19 33
5 Middlesbrough 19 33
6 Blackburn Rovers 19 31
7 Watford 19 29
8 Cardiff City 19 29
9 Nottingham Forest 19 28
10 Charlton Athletic 19 28
11 Norwich City 19 27
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 19 27
13 Sheffield Wednesday 19 25
14 Reading 19 24
15 Leeds United 19 23
16 Fulham 19 22
17 Birmingham City 19 22
18 Bolton Wanderers 19 21
19 Huddersfield Town 19 21
20 Millwall 19 20
21 Rotherham United 19 19
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 19 18
23 Wigan Athletic 19 17
24 Blackpool 19 9
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
19
17
Shots On Target
4
3
Passing Accuracy
81%
81%
Fouls
10
12
Corners
8
5
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
1
3
Sending Offs
1
0
Brighton and Hove Albion (4-2-3-1)
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 4Aaron Hughes
  • 5Lewis Dunk
  • 30Joe Bennett
  • 19Gary Gardner
  • 18Jake Forster-Caskey
  • 32Elliott Bennett
  • 7Adrián Colunga
  • 25Kazenga Lua Lua
  • 39Darren Bent
Substitutes
  • 31Christian Walton
  • 14Íñigo Calderón
  • 33Greg Halford
  • 22Danny Holla
  • 24Rohan Ince
  • 27Solly March
  • 9Sam Baldock
Manager
  • Sami Hyypiä
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 13Elsad Zverotic
  • 12Seko Fofana
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 27George Williams
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Kit Symons
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, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+5' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Solly March tries a through ball, but Lewis Dunk is caught offside.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 90'+3' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+2' Second yellow card to Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion) for a bad foul.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 90'+2' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90' Attempt missed. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 89' Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.
  • 89' Darren Bent (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 88' Offside, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Elsad Zverotic replaces Jack Grimmer.
  • 81' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 81' Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 81' Ross McCormack (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 80' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Bryan Ruiz because of an injury.
  • 79' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 79' Delay in match Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bennett.
  • 78' Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Solly March replaces Elliott Bennett.
  • 77' Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Fulham 2. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Darren Bent (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Elliott Bennett following a fast break.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross following a corner.
  • 73' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 72' Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 72' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 72' Foul by Rohan Ince (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 70' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 70' Aaron Hughes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 70' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Stockdale.
  • 69' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Seko Fofana.
  • 67' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bruno.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 65' Scott Parker (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 65' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 65' Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 64' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 63' Substitution, Fulham. Seko Fofana replaces Emerson Hyndman.
  • 62' Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Fulham 1. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 61' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 56' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Emerson Hyndman.
  • 55' Foul by Darren Bent (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 55' Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega with a cross.
  • 53' Hand ball by Jack Grimmer (Fulham).
  • 52' Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Fulham 0. Darren Bent (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adrián Colunga with a through ball.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 46' Joe Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 46' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • Second Half begins Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 45'+1' Jack Grimmer (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Jack Grimmer (Fulham).
  • 45'+1' Elliott Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 43' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gary Gardner tries a through ball, but Darren Bent is caught offside.
  • 43' Attempt saved. Darren Bent (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adrián Colunga with a cross.
  • 43' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 43' Attempt saved. Darren Bent (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adrián Colunga with a through ball.
  • 42' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Foul by Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 39' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Gary Gardner tries a through ball, but Darren Bent is caught offside.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rohan Ince.
  • 35' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 35' Aaron Hughes (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Elliott Bennett tries a through ball, but Bruno is caught offside.
  • 33' Foul by Jack Grimmer (Fulham).
  • 33' Elliott Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Elliott Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adrián Colunga.
  • 28' Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Foul by Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 27' Attempt blocked. Elliott Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey.
  • 25' Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).
  • 25' Adrián Colunga (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 25' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 25' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 23' Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Rohan Ince replaces Kazenga Lua Lua because of an injury.
  • 19' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 18' Delay in match Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.
  • 18' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 18' Joe Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Attempt saved. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 15' Attempt missed. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Elliott Bennett following a corner.
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Elliott Bennett (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Adrián Colunga with a cross.
  • 14' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 14' Attempt saved. Darren Bent (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bennett with a cross.
  • 14' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 12' Hand ball by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 11' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 11' Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 11' Foul by Aaron Hughes (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 10' Attempt missed. Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross following a corner.
  • 9' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emerson Hyndman.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 9' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Grimmer.
  • 3' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Aaron Hughes (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kazenga Lua Lua with a cross.
  • 2' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
  • 2' Attempt blocked. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adrián Colunga with a cross.
  • 2' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Scott Parker.
  • 1' Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 1' Attempt blocked. Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adrián Colunga.
  • 1' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.