Friday 6 March 2015, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Matt Smith 66'
A.F.C. Bournemouth
5
Pitman 29', 61'; Ritchie 37', 71'; Cook 84'

66' Goal

Matt Smith
Assist by Ross McCormack

69' Red Card

Fernando Amorebieta

89' Yellow Card

Seko Fofana Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Hugo Rodallega

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Konstantinos Stafylidis
Off:Bryan Ruiz

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Seko Fofana
Off:Sean Kavanagh

29' Goal

Brett Pitman
Assist by Charlie Daniels

37' Goal

Matt Ritchie
Assist by Harry Arter

61' Goal

Brett Pitman
Assist by Tommy Elphick

71' Goal

Matt Ritchie
Assist by Andrew Surman

84' Goal

Steve Cook
Assist by Adam Smith

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tokelo Rantie
Off:Callum Wilson

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Adam Smith
Off:Marc Pugh

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Junior Stanislas
Off:Matt Ritchie

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Matt Smith scored his first Fulham goal but the 10-man Whites were soundly beaten by Bournemouth.

Matt Smith scored his first Fulham goal but the 10-man Whites were soundly beaten by AFC Bournemouth.

The Whites trailed 2-0 at the break through Brett Pitman and Matt Ritchie with Smith entering the fray for Hugo Rodallega at the start of the second period.

Pitman’s run and finish made it 3-0 to the visitors, before Smith smashed home Ross McCormack’s pass to give the Whites a brief glimmer of hope.

That didn’t last long as last man Fernando Amorebieta, making his first appearance since November, was shown a straight red card as he clipped Callum Wilson. And from the resulting free-kick, Ritchie thundered his shot straight through the wall.

Steve Cook rubbed salt into the wounds with a fifth for Bournemouth, sending a shot swerving past Marcus Bettinelli and into the far corner from the right-hand side of the box as the Cherries went top of the league until Saturday at least.

Fulham boss Kit Symons made four changes to the side that lost 1-0 at Watford on Tuesday as Tim Hoogland, Amorebieta, Scott Parker and Rodallega returned to the starting XI. Jazz Richards missed out altogether, while Kostas Stafylidis, Seko Fofana and Cauley Woodrow dropped down to the bench. They were joined amongst the substitutes by Kay Voser. Harry Arter, Parker’s brother-in-law started for the visitors.

Rodallega nodded Amorebieta’s cross over in the fifth minute, before Bettinelli made a stunning save to tip over Marc Pugh’s rising 20-yard drive shortly afterwards at the other end.

Amorebieta then got involved again, this time heading Ruiz’s cross over from five yards, before McCormack cut inside past two players but saw his low shot held by Artur Boruc at his near post.

A goalmouth scramble then ensued at the Hammersmith End, with Amorebieta clearing from a few yards out. Still the danger wasn’t cleared and Ryan Tunnicliffe somehow hooked Pitman’s close-range effort away from right on the line.

Bournemouth went in front just before the half-hour mark. Pugh did well to find the overlapping Charlie Daniels down the left and his cross was swept home by a gleeful Pitman from 10 yards out.

Soon after it was 2-0 to the Cherries. Ritchie received the ball wide on the right, jinked inside and let fly with his shot taking a deflection off Nikolay Bodurov to deceive Bettinelli.

The Whites made a change for the start of the second half as Rodallega was replaced by Smith. It was the striker’s home debut. After joining from Leeds United, he made three away appearances for the Whites before heading out on loan to Bristol City.

Bournemouth looked set to increase their lead in the 52nd minute when Wilson wriggled past Bodurov but Bettinelli dived at the forward’s feet to push the ball away. It eventually sat up for Arter but he blazed his effort high over the bar.

Amorebieta bravely blocked an Andrew Surman shot as the clocked ticked into the 60th minute but it was soon 3-0 when a Fulham attack broke down and Pitman received Ritchie’s pass in his own half and set off towards goal. He then skipped past the challenge of Shaun Hutchinson and Parker before slotting past Bettinelli with a fine left-footed finish.

Smith hauled the Whites back into contention in the 66th minute. Ruiz fed McCormack who slipped the ball into the path of Smith and the substitute smashed a left-footed shot high past Boruc for his first goal in a Fulham shirt.

But Fulham’s brief joy didn’t last long as Amorebieta, who’d had a decent game, was deemed to be the last man after catching Wilson as the Bournemouth man looked to race onto a stray pass. Amorebieta was shown a straight red card but it got worse for the Whites. From the resulting free-kick, Ritchie rifled his shot through the wall and past an unsighted Bettinelli.

Smith dragged a shot wide immediately afterwards and Symons made a double change, Stafylidis and Fofana replacing Ruiz and Kavanagh respectively.

Smith continued to cause problems for Bournemouth, running onto McCormack’s pass but seeing his effort held at the second attempt by Boruc in the 72nd minute.

Bournemouth, though, hit a fifth in the 84th minute. After a dangerous cross was only half-cleared, Cook exchanged passes with Adam Smith and let fly with a swerving right-footed shot that flew into the far corner.

Fofana was booked in the 89th minute for pulling back Smith as the Bournemouth player looked to race down the right and Bettinelli then scrambled away Junior Stanislas’ half-volley after Simon Francis’ cross had found the former West Ham United winger.

A late free-kick from Stanislas was also parried away by Bettinelli before the final whistle blew to bring a deeply disappointing evening to a close for Fulham.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Friday 6 March 2015
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 16,317

Referee: Andy Madley

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Hoogland, Hutchinson, Bodurov, Amorebieta; Parker; Tunnicliffe, Kavanagh (Fofana 72'); Ruiz (Stafylidis 72'); McCormack, Rodallega (Matt Smith 45')

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Voser, Burn, Woodrow

Manager: Kit Symons

A.F.C. Bournemouth

Line-up: Boruc; Francis, Elphick, Cook, Daniels; Ritchie (Stanislas 86'), Surman, Arter, Pugh (Smith 81'); Pitman; Wilson (Rantie 77')

Unused substitutes: Camp, Ward, MacDonald, Kermorgant

Manager: Eddie Howe

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 A.F.C. Bournemouth 36 66
2 Middlesbrough 35 66
3 Derby County 35 65
4 Watford 35 65
5 Norwich City 35 62
6 Brentford 35 61
7 Ipswich Town 35 60
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 35 57
9 Nottingham Forest 35 50
10 Blackburn Rovers 35 48
11 Sheffield Wednesday 35 46
12 Charlton Athletic 35 45
13 Birmingham City 35 45
14 Cardiff City 35 44
15 Leeds United 35 44
16 Huddersfield Town 35 42
17 Bolton Wanderers 35 41
18 Reading 35 41
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 35 40
20 Fulham 36 39
21 Rotherham United 35 37
22 Wigan Athletic 35 31
23 Millwall 35 31
24 Blackpool 35 22
Goals
1
5
Total Shots
19
24
Shots On Target
3
11
Passing Accuracy
71%
79%
Fouls
15
11
Corners
5
8
Offsides
2
2
Bookings
1
0
Sending Offs
1
0
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 5Fernando Amorebieta
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 15Kay Voser
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 12Seko Fofana
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Kit Symons
A.F.C. Bournemouth (4-4-1-1)
  • 31Artur Boruc
  • 2Simon Francis
  • 5Tommy Elphick
  • 3Steve Cook
  • 11Charlie Daniels
  • 30Matt Ritchie
  • 6Andrew Surman
  • 8Harry Arter
  • 7Marc Pugh
  • 10Brett Pitman
  • 13Callum Wilson
Substitutes
  • 1Lee Camp
  • 15Adam Smith
  • 22Elliott Ward
  • 16Shaun MacDonald
  • 19Junior Stanislas
  • 9Tokelo Rantie
  • 18Yann Kermorgant
Manager
  • Eddie Howe
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, Bournemouth 5.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Bournemouth 5.
  • 90'+5' Attempt missed. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Junior Stanislas.
  • 90'+5' Attempt saved. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 90'+4' Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Brett Pitman (Bournemouth).
  • 90'+2' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Junior Stanislas.
  • 90'+1' Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Seko Fofana (Fulham).
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.
  • 89' Seko Fofana (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 89' Adam Smith (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 89' Foul by Seko Fofana (Fulham).
  • 88' Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Junior Stanislas.
  • 86' Substitution, Bournemouth. Junior Stanislas replaces Matt Ritchie.
  • 84' Goal! Fulham 1, Bournemouth 5. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Smith following a corner.
  • 83' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.
  • 81' Foul by Seko Fofana (Fulham).
  • 81' Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Substitution, Bournemouth. Adam Smith replaces Marc Pugh.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Hoogland.
  • 77' Foul by Seko Fofana (Fulham).
  • 77' Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Substitution, Bournemouth. Tokelo Rantie replaces Callum Wilson.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.
  • 75' Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Simon Francis with a cross.
  • 73' Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a through ball.
  • 72' Substitution, Fulham. Konstantinos Stafylidis replaces Bryan Ruiz.
  • 72' Substitution, Fulham. Seko Fofana replaces Sean Kavanagh.
  • 72' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tim Hoogland.
  • 71' Goal! Fulham 1, Bournemouth 4. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 69' Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) is shown the red card.
  • 69' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 69' Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 69' Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 67' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).
  • 66' Goal! Fulham 1, Bournemouth 3. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a through ball.
  • 64' Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 63' Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
  • 63' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe with a cross.
  • 61' Goal! Fulham 0, Bournemouth 3. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tommy Elphick.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from long range on the right is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Brett Pitman.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 59' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 59' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 56' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 56' Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
  • 55' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 55' Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).
  • 54' Attempt missed. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 53' Foul by Sean Kavanagh (Fulham).
  • 53' Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.
  • 52' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 52' Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
  • 49' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.
  • 46' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Bournemouth 2.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Hugo Rodallega.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Bournemouth 2.
  • 45'+1' Offside, Bournemouth. Tommy Elphick tries a through ball, but Steve Cook is caught offside.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 45'+1' Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 42' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 42' Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Brett Pitman.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Steve Cook.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 37' Goal! Fulham 0, Bournemouth 2. Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Arter.
  • 35' Offside, Fulham. Marcus Bettinelli tries a through ball, but Bryan Ruiz is caught offside.
  • 33' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.
  • 31' Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 31' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 29' Goal! Fulham 0, Bournemouth 1. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Charlie Daniels with a cross.
  • 29' Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 29' Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 27' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Sean Kavanagh.
  • 26' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 26' Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 26' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 26' Foul by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).
  • 25' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Simon Francis.
  • 23' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Kavanagh.
  • 23' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.
  • 22' Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 21' Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Brett Pitman.
  • 20' Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 20' Offside, Fulham. Bryan Ruiz tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 19' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fernando Amorebieta with a cross.
  • 17' Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 16' Offside, Bournemouth. Harry Arter tries a through ball, but Callum Wilson is caught offside.
  • 16' Foul by Tommy Elphick (Bournemouth).
  • 16' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson with a headed pass.
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Andrew Surman (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 14' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 14' Foul by Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth).
  • 13' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 12' Attempt missed. Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross following a corner.
  • 12' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harry Arter.
  • 9' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 9' Attempt saved. Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Brett Pitman.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Kavanagh.
  • 5' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross following a corner.
  • 4' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Simon Francis.
  • 2' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).
  • 2' Attempt blocked. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marc Pugh.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.