Saturday 13 December 2014, 3:00pm at Elland Road, Leeds
Leeds United
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Rodallega 60'

68' Yellow Card

Alex Mowatt

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Billy Sharp
Off:Souleymane Doukara

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Dawson
Off:Adryan

89' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Gaetano Berardi
Off:Stephen Warnock

60' Goal

Hugo Rodallega
Assist by Lasse Vigen Christensen

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Hugo Rodallega

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Elsad Zverotic
Off:Seko Fofana

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Hugo Rodallega’s 60th minute goal earned Fulham an impressive 1-0 win away to Leeds United on Saturday.

Hugo Rodallega’s 60th minute goal earned Fulham an impressive 1-0 win away to Leeds United on Saturday afternoon.

After a tame opening 45 minutes, the game exploded after the break with both sides having plenty of chances to take the lead.

And it was Fulham who were the more clinical, grabbing what proved to be the winner when Lasse Vigen Christensen claimed yet another assist, dribbling into the area before cutting back to Rodallega who finished coolly.

Leeds knocked at the door in search for an equaliser, but the Whites could have even extended their lead. It mattered little in the end, though, as Fulham held on to take the points that sees them move above Leeds in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Kit Symons made three changes to the side that featured in the home defeat to Watford eight days ago. Gabor Kiraly came in for the suspended Marcus Bettinelli in goal, Shaun Hutchinson was preferred to Dan Burn, and Emerson Hyndman came in for Scott Parker who was ruled out through illness. Former Leeds man Ross McCormack took the Captain’s armband in his absence.

After an even opening 12 minutes in which both sides were sizing each other up, it was Leeds who had the first real chance of the encounter. Alex Mowatt played Sam Byram into space in the box with a cute reverse pass but the full-back’s drilled low shot just flew wide of the far post.

Leeds came incredibly close to breaking the deadlock on 29 minutes when a brilliant Byram cross was headed towards goal by Mowatt. Kiraly may have got a fingertip to the ball to push it onto the crossbar, and it eventually went behind for a corner via the body of the Whites goalkeeper.

The visitors then responded with their best spell of the game, with their strongest opening falling to Christensen who saw his shot blocked after connecting with Seko Fofana’s square ball.

Mowatt was having an industrious game for United and the 19-year-old tried his luck from long range on 38 minutes, but his left footer was never troubling Kiraly and flew some way off target.

Byram was showing why he’s so highly rated at Elland Road with a display full of attacking intent from right-back and he drew a two-handed save from Kiraly with a rasping drive on 43 minutes that the Hungarian claimed at the second attempt.

As one minute of added time was announced, Fofana took advantage of a fortuitous deflection to break with the ball in the Leeds half. The on-loan man burst in-field and sent in a strike from 20 yards that keeper Marco Silvestri claimed comfortably.

And it was the Frenchman who had the first strike of the second half but, again, Silvestri easily held his strike.

In stark contrast to how the first half began, the second half was incredibly end-to-end, with the sides taking it in turns to attack. And on 50 minutes McCormack danced into the area only to see his cutback cleared.

Two minutes later United were on the offensive, and Adryan tried an acrobatic overhead kick from Stephen Warnock’s cross from the left. It was worth a try in the circumstances, but it missed the goal by several yards.

It was difficult to predict which side was most likely to make the breakthrough but it proved to be the Whites on the hour mark. Christensen showed great skill and determination to get around his man in the box – Silvestri came out to try and nab it off his toes but the Dane was too quick for him, clipping the ball back to Rodallega who found the target at the near post.

Leeds boss Neil Redfearn responded by throwing on Billy Sharp for Souleymane Doukara.

On 70 minutes Adryan really should have equalised but he couldn’t quite get enough on an inswinging cross from the left which eluded Kiraly.

Leeds made their second substitution six minutes later, when Brazilian Adryan made way for Chris Dawson.

Rodallega could have grabbed his second moments after. A quick break by Christensen culminated in him freeing the Colombian to his left but he was unable to get over the ball and his shot whistled over the angle of post and crossbar.

Fulham were catching their hosts on the break fairly regularly and another quick counter on 80 minutes saw Rodallega feed Fofana, but he was crowded out and the ball was put behind for a corner.

Symons then made his first change of the game, as Rodallega came off to be replaced by Cauley Woodrow. Elsad Zverotić came on for Fofana shortly after.

Leeds’ final change came in the 89th minute; Gaetano Berardi on for Tommaso Bianchi.

Four minutes of added time were announced but Fulham continued their resolute display in defence to hold on and take all the points back to London.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 13 December 2014
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 27,264

Referee: Scott Duncan

Leeds United

Line-up: Silvestri; Byram, Pearce, Cooper, Warnock (Berardi 89'); Bianchi; Cook, Mowatt; Adryan (Dawson 76'); Doukara (Sharp 60'), Antenucci

Unused substitutes: Taylor, Del Fabro, Tonge, Sloth

Manager: Neil Redfearn

Fulham

Line-up: Kiraly; Grimmer, Bodurov, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Hyndman; Christensen, Fofana (Zverotic 85'); Ruiz; Rodallega (Woodrow 81'), McCormack

Unused substitutes: Rodak, Kavanagh, Burn, Roberts, George Williams

Manager: Kit Symons

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 A.F.C. Bournemouth 21 39
2 Middlesbrough 21 39
3 Derby County 21 38
4 Ipswich Town 21 38
5 Brentford 21 37
6 Watford 21 35
7 Norwich City 21 33
8 Blackburn Rovers 21 31
9 Nottingham Forest 21 30
10 Charlton Athletic 21 30
11 Cardiff City 21 30
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 30
13 Sheffield Wednesday 21 28
14 Fulham 21 25
15 Birmingham City 21 25
16 Reading 21 25
17 Huddersfield Town 21 24
18 Bolton Wanderers 21 23
19 Leeds United 21 23
20 Millwall 21 23
21 Rotherham United 21 21
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 18
23 Wigan Athletic 21 17
24 Blackpool 21 13
Goals
0
1
Total Shots
15
8
Shots On Target
3
3
Passing Accuracy
78%
78%
Fouls
4
11
Corners
7
2
Offsides
2
3
Bookings
1
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Leeds United (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 1Marco Silvestri
  • 2Sam Byram
  • 6Jason Pearce
  • 32Liam Cooper
  • 3Stephen Warnock
  • 14Tommaso Bianchi
  • 23Lewis Cook
  • 27Alex Mowatt
  • 9Adryan
  • 29Souleymane Doukara
  • 34Mirco Antenucci
Substitutes
  • 13Stuart Taylor
  • 12Gaetano Berardi
  • 35Dario Del Fabro
  • 18Michael Tonge
  • 24Chris Dawson
  • 33Casper Sloth
  • 8Billy Sharp
Manager
  • Neil Redfearn
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 12Seko Fofana
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 42Marek Rodak
  • 13Elsad Zverotic
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 27George Williams
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
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, Leeds United 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Leeds United 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Tommaso Bianchi (Leeds United).
  • 90'+2' Elsad Zverotic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Substitution, Leeds United. Gaetano Berardi replaces Stephen Warnock because of an injury.
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Elsad Zverotic replaces Seko Fofana.
  • 84' Offside, Fulham. Ross McCormack tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.
  • 82' Billy Sharp (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 82' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 82' Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 82' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 82' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Hugo Rodallega.
  • 81' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Liam Cooper.
  • 80' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jason Pearce.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen following a fast break.
  • 76' Substitution, Leeds United. Chris Dawson replaces Adryan.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Cooper.
  • 75' Billy Sharp (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 75' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 74' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 73' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 71' Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 71' Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).
  • 70' Attempt missed. Billy Sharp (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Adryan (Leeds United) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Billy Sharp with a cross.
  • 68' Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.
  • 67' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 67' Attempt blocked. Billy Sharp (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross.
  • 66' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 65' Attempt saved. Adryan (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.
  • 64' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 64' Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 62' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 62' Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Substitution, Leeds United. Billy Sharp replaces Souleymane Doukara.
  • 60' Goal! Leeds United 0, Fulham 1. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 58' Attempt saved. Adryan (Leeds United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 57' Hand ball by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 56' Offside, Leeds United. Tommaso Bianchi tries a through ball, but Mirco Antenucci is caught offside.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Tommaso Bianchi (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Warnock.
  • 53' Attempt missed. Sam Byram (Leeds United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara.
  • 52' Offside, Fulham. Konstantinos Stafylidis tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Adryan (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Warnock with a cross.
  • 47' Attempt saved. Seko Fofana (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz.
  • Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Attempt blocked. Seko Fofana (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 43' Attempt saved. Sam Byram (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adryan.
  • 42' Foul by Jack Grimmer (Fulham).
  • 42' Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 42' Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).
  • 40' Attempt blocked. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 38' Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Byram.
  • 36' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 32' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 32' Foul by Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United).
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Seko Fofana.
  • 29' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Gabor Kiraly.
  • 29' Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Sam Byram with a cross.
  • 27' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 27' Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 20' Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 17' Attempt blocked. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz.
  • 15' Offside, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 13' Attempt missed. Sam Byram (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.
  • 12' Attempt blocked. Jason Pearce (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross.
  • 12' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 10' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jack Grimmer.
  • 5' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 5' Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).
  • 3' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 3' Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Offside, Leeds United. Liam Cooper tries a through ball, but Souleymane Doukara is caught offside.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.