Friday 24 October 2014, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Parker 6'; Rodallega 12', 89'
Charlton Athletic
Charlton Athletic
0

6' Goal

Scott Parker
Assist by Ross McCormack

12' Goal

Hugo Rodallega

89' Goal

Hugo Rodallega
Assist by Lasse Vigen Christensen

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Bryan Ruiz

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Elsad Zverotic
Off:Ross McCormack

90'+2 Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Patrick Roberts
Off:Hugo Rodallega

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Johann Berg Gudmundsson
Off:Franck Moussa

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Karlan Ahearne-Grant
Off:Morgan Fox

77' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Michael Morrison
Off:Frédéric Bulot

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Fulham climbed out of the bottom three as goals from Scott Parker and Hugo Rodallega (2) earned victory over Charlton.

Not so long ago this was a top-flight fixture. Now, both teams are slugging it out in the Sky Bet Championship. It was Fulham who delivered the knock-out punch, however, as goals from Scott Parker and Hugo Rodallega (2) earned a victory that saw the Whites climb out of the relegation places for the first time this season.

Parker fired Fulham in front in the sixth minute when he met Ross McCormack’s cross. And Rodallega made it 2-0 six minutes later, slotting home from close range after a McCormack shot had been parried by Stephen Henderson.

There were some nervy moments for Fulham in the second half as Charlton Athletic improved after the break. But Rodallega ensured the points would be Fulham’s when he collected Lasse Vigen Christensen’s pass and curled home beautifully.

Kit Symons made five changes from the side that drew 3-3 at Rotherham United on Tuesday, reverting to the same starting XI that put Norwich City to the sword last time out at the Cottage. That meant recalls for Tim Hoogland, Sean Kavanagh, Parker, Bryan Ruiz and Rodallega.

There was an early scare for Charlton, resplendent in a bright orange away kit, when Morgan Fox headed a McCormack cross towards his own net, with keeper Henderson having to scamper across his goal to scramble the ball clear.

At the other end, Franck Moussa dragged a shot well wide of Marcus Bettinelli’s net from just outside the box in the fifth minute, but Fulham went down the other end and took the lead.

Parker, playing against his old club and booed by the travelling fans, picked up Chris Solly’s stray pass and burst forward, feeding McCormack to his right. The striker took a touch before delivering a clipped cross which Parker hit on the half-volley and saw go in off the underside of the bar to silence the vocal away support.

Parker was in the thick if it soon after, sending McCormack scampering towards goal. Tal Ben Haim made a brave block to keep out the Scotsman’s shot.

As the rain began to fall, the Whites didn’t have to wait long for their second. Christensen won the ball in the middle of the park and played it to McCormack who found Kavanagh down the left. His first-time cross was only cleared as far as McCormack who controlled it on his head and chest before hitting a vicious shot that was only parried by Henderson. Rodallega was there to lap up the rebound, however, firing home from six yards for his fourth goal of the campaign.

The windy conditions caused Hoogland problems in the 21st minute. After Dan Burn had cut out a dangerous-looking ball, Hoogland hooked a clearance up into the air. It looped towards goal, with Bettinelli forced to push the ball over the bar and behind.

Bettinelli was equal to a hopeful George Tucudean effort in the 27th minute, gathering the ball down low at his near post.

After the lively Parker had won a free-kick off Johnnie Jackson on the right flank, Hoogland was inches away to making it 3-0 in the 31st minute, meeting McCormack’s set-piece delivery but sending his header just wide.

A Solly cross in the 39th minute was missed by Bettinelli but Hoogland turned the ball out for a corner despite the close attentions of Jackson.

Rodallega went close on the stroke of half-time, chesting down a cross but seeing his volley deflected inches over. There wasn’t time for the corner to be taken, though, as first-half proceedings came to a close with the Whites comfortably on top.

Charlton started the second half brightly. A succession of corners caused problems and the last saw a Tucudean header from Jackson’s set-piece force Bettinelli into a sprawling full-stretch save.

Hoogland had the ball in the net for Fulham in the 56th minute after a Burn header had forced a goalmouth scramble but the German was flagged offside.

Two minutes later, Moussa sent an effort a few yards wide with a long-range drive for Charlton. It was to be his last contribution as he was replaced by Johann Berg Gudmundsson, a player once on Fulham’s books.

Ruiz squandered a great opportunity to put the game to bed on the hour mark, meeting McCormack’s cross from the right but sending his shot high into the Hammersmith End from 12 yards.

Charlton made a second change in the 67th minute, bringing on striker Karlan Ahearne-Grant for left-back Fox. Ahearne-Grant almost had an instant impact, twisting and turning in the box before seeing his deflected just wide.

Jackson then fired over from 20 yards as Charlton continued to take the game to their hosts, before Fulham made their first change, Cauley Woodrow replacing Ruiz in the 76th minute.

As time ran out, Charlton pushed man mountain Andre Bikey up front in a bid to claw a goal back but it was Fulham who went close to finding the net as Woodrow got to the byline and pulled the ball back for Christensen who sent his side-footed volley agonisingly wide of the far stick.

Rodallega almost grabbed his second of the night with five minutes left, latching onto McCormack’s pass but seeing his effort saved by the outrushing Henderson.

Fulham’s second change of the night then saw Elsad Zverotić replace McCormack, before Woodrow skipped past fellow substitute Michael Morrison and cut inside with his low shot tipped superbly behind by Henderson.

Henderson was finally beaten with a minute left as Fulham made sure of the points when Christensen broke forward and slipped the ball to Rodallega. The Colombian tricked a Charlton defender and curled a shot beyond the Addicks keeper.

Rodallega made way to a standing ovation in stoppage time and was replaced by Patrick Roberts, before Lawrie Wilson’s late effort was saved by the legs of Bettinelli after taking a deflection on the way.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Friday 24 October 2014
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 17,923

Referee: Keith Stroud

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Hoogland, Bodurov, Burn, Stafylidis; Parker; Christensen, Kavanagh; Ruiz (Woodrow 76'); Rodallega (Roberts 90'), McCormack (Zverotic 87')

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Hutchinson, George Williams, Smith

Manager: Kit Symons

Charlton Athletic

Line-up: Henderson; Solly, Ben Haim, André Bikey, Fox (Ahearne-Grant 68'); Wilson, Cousins, Jackson, Frédéric Bulot (Morrison 77'); Moussa (Berg Gudmundsson 59'); Tucudean

Unused substitutes: Pope, Thomas, Munns, Harriott

Manager: Bob Peeters

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 14 22
8 A.F.C. Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Fulham 14 14
20 Wigan Athletic 13 12
21 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
22 Birmingham City 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6
Goals
3
0
Total Shots
15
23
Shots On Target
6
3
Passing Accuracy
80%
81%
Fouls
3
9
Corners
2
13
Offsides
4
3
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 13Elsad Zverotic
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 27George Williams
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Charlton Athletic (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Stephen Henderson
  • 20Chris Solly
  • 26Tal Ben Haim
  • 6André Bikey
  • 21Morgan Fox
  • 2Lawrie Wilson
  • 24Jordan Cousins
  • 4Johnnie Jackson
  • 8Frédéric Bulot
  • 10Franck Moussa
  • 29George Tucudean
Substitutes
  • 30Nick Pope
  • 5Michael Morrison
  • 38Terell Thomas
  • 7Johann Berg Gudmundsson
  • 27Jack Munns
  • 11Callum Harriott
  • 43Karlan Ahearne-Grant
Manager
  • Bob Peeters
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 3, Charlton Athletic 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Charlton Athletic 0.
  • 90'+4' Offside, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson tries a through ball, but André Bikey is caught offside.
  • 90'+3' Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
  • 90'+2' Substitution, Fulham. Patrick Roberts replaces Hugo Rodallega because of an injury.
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross.
  • 89' Goal! Fulham 3, Charlton Athletic 0. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 87' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.
  • 87' Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 87' Substitution, Fulham. Elsad Zverotic replaces Ross McCormack.
  • 86' Delay in match George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.
  • 86' Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86' Foul by George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic).
  • 86' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 84' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sean Kavanagh following a set piece situation.
  • 82' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 82' Foul by Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic).
  • 81' Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Solly.
  • 79' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Foul by André Bikey (Charlton Athletic).
  • 78' Attempt missed. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow with a cross.
  • 77' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 77' Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Michael Morrison replaces Frédéric Bulot because of an injury.
  • 77' Delay in match Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Bryan Ruiz.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Tucudean.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 69' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.
  • 69' Attempt blocked. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Tucudean.
  • 68' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 68' Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 68' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 68' Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Morgan Fox.
  • 66' Offside, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Cousins tries a through ball, but Frédéric Bulot is caught offside.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 64' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 64' Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).
  • 62' Attempt missed. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 61' Attempt blocked. Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 61' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 61' Attempt blocked. André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Cousins.
  • 60' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 60' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 59' Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Johann Berg Gudmundsson replaces Franck Moussa.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Morgan Fox.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Solly.
  • 56' Offside, Fulham. Dan Burn tries a through ball, but Tim Hoogland is caught offside.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Dan Burn (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 56' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Foul by André Bikey (Charlton Athletic).
  • 54' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 50' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 50' Attempt saved. George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross.
  • 50' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 50' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross.
  • 49' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 49' Attempt blocked. Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Fox with a cross.
  • 49' Attempt blocked. Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Solly.
  • 48' Offside, Fulham. Sean Kavanagh tries a through ball, but Hugo Rodallega is caught offside.
  • 48' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Foul by André Bikey (Charlton Athletic).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 2, Charlton Athletic 0.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Fulham 2, Charlton Athletic 0.
  • 45'+3' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by André Bikey.
  • 42' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 41' Delay in match Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 39' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Solly with a cross.
  • 38' Offside, Fulham. Dan Burn tries a through ball, but Hugo Rodallega is caught offside.
  • 38' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 37' Delay in match George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.
  • 36' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 36' George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Morgan Fox.
  • 32' Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 31' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 31' Foul by Johnnie Jackson (Charlton Athletic).
  • 29' Offside, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov tries a through ball, but Hugo Rodallega is caught offside.
  • 28' Attempt saved. George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson.
  • 22' Attempt saved. Tal Ben Haim (Charlton Athletic) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Johnnie Jackson with a cross.
  • 21' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 15' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 15' Foul by George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic).
  • 12' Goal! Fulham 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
  • 12' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 9' Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by George Tucudean (Charlton Athletic).
  • 8' Offside, Charlton Athletic. Chris Solly tries a through ball, but George Tucudean is caught offside.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 6' Goal! Fulham 1, Charlton Athletic 0. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 5' Attempt missed. Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by George Tucudean.
  • 3' Attempt missed. André Bikey (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Cousins with a cross following a corner.
  • 2' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.