Saturday 18 October 2014, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Kavanagh 22'
Norwich City
Norwich City
0

22' Goal

Sean Kavanagh
Assist by Lasse Vigen Christensen

87' Yellow Card

Scott Parker Card was given for a foul

90'+1 Yellow Card

Konstantinos Stafylidis Card was given for a foul

22' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Elsad Zverotic
Off:Tim Hoogland

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Moussa Dembele
Off:Bryan Ruiz

47' Missed Penalty

Lewis Grabban

57' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Josh Murphy
Off:Wes Hoolahan

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Gary Hooper
Off:Lewis Grabban

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Sean Kavanagh’s first goal for the Club saw Fulham secure an excellent 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Craven Cottage.

Sean Kavanagh’s first goal for the Club saw Fulham secure an excellent 1-0 victory over league leaders Norwich City at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The youngster’s sweet strike into the far corner midway through the first half proved the difference between the sides, but the Whites relied on some superb defending and the crossbar to preserve their lead.

Immediately after the break, the Canaries were awarded a penalty which Lewis Grabban thumped onto the woodwork, before substitute Josh Murphy crashed an effort against the bar too.

But the Fulham backline held firm to secure a highly impressive clean sheet against the league’s highest scorers and, more importantly, collect three points.

Kit Symons was forced into one change from the side that faced Middlesbrough a fortnight ago. With Fernando Amorebieta ruled out after picking up a knock at the Riverside Stadium, Kavanagh came into the starting XI – the youngster taking his place on the left of the midfield diamond, with Kostas Stafylidis dropping deeper to full-back.

There was a whiff of danger in the eighth minute when Nathan Redmond showed good skill to work space for a cross down the right. His delivery was a concern for the Fulham backline but Lasse Vigen Christensen was well positioned to clear the threat.

Tim Hoogland then had a 15 seconds to forget moments later when his slip allowed Cameron Jerome to break, before a loose ball was cleared by a Fulham man straight into the German’s face, forcing a corner. Thankfully Jerome headed over from the resultant set-piece.

Another Redmond cross was difficult for Marcus Bettinelli to deal with on 12 minutes as it skidded on the turf as he attempted to smother – something he managed to do before a yellow shirt could get a foot on the ball.

Fulham’s first sight of goal arrived on the quarter hour mark as Hugo Rodallega and Ross McCormack linked up on the edge of the box before the latter’s deflected strike sailed over for a corner, from which Hoogland missed the target with his header.

On 22 minutes the Whites took the lead, and what a dream moment it was for Kavanagh – and a well worked move, too. Scott Parker played a clever ball down the right flank for Rodallega who quickly cut inside and squared to Christensen who held it up before feeding his former Under-21 teammate Kavanagh. The Republic of Ireland youth international then steadied himself before showing great composure to fire a low drive into the far corner.

As the players celebrated in front of the Cottage, Hoogland was withdrawn from the action – presumably having not recovered from that ball to the face – with Elsad Zverotić coming on in his place at right-back.

The Whites went so close to a second on 39 minutes when Dan Burn rose like a salmon to connect with Bryan Ruiz’s cross, only to see his perfectly placed header hacked off the line by Wes Hoolahan.

Fulham were well in the ascendency now but with the options Norwich had up front they were always a threat, and they went close in the 43rd minute when Grabban’s low centre needed a crucial Nikolay Bodurov interception.

After such a positive opening 45, it came as a massive blow when Norwich were awarded a penalty 30 seconds after the restart when Jerome took a tumble under pressure from Burn. The referee seemed to have let it go, but eventually pointed to the spot. To the joy of the home crowd, though, Grabban thumped his spot-kick against the bar.

That really got the stadium rocking and it would have been even more vibrant had Rodallega managed to get a toe on Stafylidis’ teasing delivery on 50 minutes.

A clever drop of the shoulder then saw McCormack burst into the area after fooling Michael Turner, but his effort from a tight angle hit the side-netting.

The Canaries were then forced into a change as Hoolohan was carried off by the physios and replaced by Murphy, before Grabban made way for Gary Hooper 10 minutes later.

The visitors were constantly probing for a way through and went incredibly close when Bradley Johnson’s low strike whistled inches wide of the far post on 72 minutes.

Fulham then made their first change of the game as Moussa Dembélé came on for Ruiz, with the Frenchman winning a corner within seconds of entering the field of play. Rodallega managed to knock McCormack’s set-piece back across goal but Dembélé was unable to get enough power on his shot as he hit it on the turn and John Ruddy collected with ease.

Murphy found space in a dangerous wide position on 77 minutes and his flashed cross-cum-shot needed palming away by Bettinelli.

The crossbar in front of the Putney End was left shaking for a second time in the game four minutes later when Murphy cut inside and bent in a brilliant effort that had beaten Bettinelli but not the woodwork.

The equaliser looked to have arrived following a Norwich free-kick on 85 minutes when all Jerome had to do was poke in from close range, but he didn’t count on Bodurov making a superb intervention to turn the ball behind. That piece of defending summed up the Bulgarian’s performance all game; a rock at the heart of defence.

The first yellow card arrived on 87 minutes and was brandished to Parker, perhaps harshly as the Fulham Captain’s sliding tackle seemed to win the ball from Hooper. Stafylidis followed him into the book in the last minute of normal time for protesting a contentious free-kick.

That set-piece was a dangerous one but Turner was unable to direct his header and it sailed behind for a goal kick.

And with that the visitors’ last chance passed them by, as the Whites extended their unbeaten record over Norwich to a 17th game, stretching back to 1986.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 18 October 2014
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 20,776

Referee: Graham Salisbury

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Hoogland (Zverotic 22'), Bodurov, Burn, Kavanagh; Parker; Christensen, Stafylidis; Ruiz (Dembele 73'); Rodallega, McCormack

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Hutchinson, Roberts, George Williams, Hyndman

Manager: Kit Symons

Norwich City

Line-up: Ruddy; Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Martin Olsson; Tettey, Johnson; Redmond, Hoolahan (Josh Murphy 57'), Grabban (Hooper 67'); Jerome

Unused substitutes: Rudd, Miquel, Jonny Howson, O'Neil, Odjidja-Ofoe

Manager: Neil Adams

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Watford 12 24
2 Derby County 12 23
3 Middlesbrough 12 23
4 Norwich City 12 21
5 Nottingham Forest 12 21
6 Ipswich Town 12 20
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 20
8 Charlton Athletic 12 19
9 A.F.C. Bournemouth 12 18
10 Brentford 12 18
11 Sheffield Wednesday 12 17
12 Cardiff City 12 16
13 Blackburn Rovers 12 16
14 Leeds United 12 15
15 Rotherham United 12 15
16 Reading 12 15
17 Huddersfield Town 12 15
18 Millwall 12 13
19 Wigan Athletic 12 11
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 12 11
21 Birmingham City 12 11
22 Fulham 12 10
23 Bolton Wanderers 12 8
24 Blackpool 12 6
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
9
10
Shots On Target
3
1
Passing Accuracy
66%
76%
Fouls
15
7
Corners
6
10
Offsides
3
4
Bookings
2
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 13Elsad Zverotic
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 27George Williams
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Norwich City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1John Ruddy
  • 2Steven Whittaker
  • 5Russell Martin
  • 6Michael Turner
  • 23Martin Olsson
  • 27Alexander Tettey
  • 4Bradley Johnson
  • 22Nathan Redmond
  • 14Wes Hoolahan
  • 7Lewis Grabban
  • 10Cameron Jerome
Substitutes
  • 26Declan Rudd
  • 15Ignasi Miquel
  • 8Jonny Howson
  • 21Josh Murphy
  • 28Gary O'Neil
  • 39Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe
  • 11Gary Hooper
Manager
  • Neil Adams
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, Norwich City 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Norwich City 0.
  • 90'+4' Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Elsad Zverotic (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Michael Turner (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 90'+1' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 87' Scott Parker (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 87' Gary Hooper (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 87' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 86' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).
  • 86' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 84' Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 84' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 83' Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 83' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 81' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 81' Attempt missed. Martin Olsson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 80' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 80' Josh Murphy (Norwich City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.
  • 80' Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 79' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nathan Redmond.
  • 74' Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 74' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 73' Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.
  • 72' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Russell Martin.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Moussa Dembele replaces Bryan Ruiz.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.
  • 68' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 67' Offside, Norwich City. Russell Martin tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.
  • 67' Substitution, Norwich City. Gary Hooper replaces Lewis Grabban.
  • 66' Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 66' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 65' Foul by Steven Whittaker (Norwich City).
  • 65' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 62' Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 60' Offside, Norwich City. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
  • 59' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Norwich City).
  • 59' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 57' Substitution, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Wes Hoolahan because of an injury.
  • 56' Delay in match Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) because of an injury.
  • 56' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 54' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 53' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Elsad Zverotic.
  • 51' Foul by Steven Whittaker (Norwich City).
  • 51' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 47' Dangerous play by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).
  • 47' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 47' Penalty missed! Still Fulham 1, Norwich City 0. Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) hits the bar with a right footed shot.
  • 46' Penalty Norwich City. Cameron Jerome draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 46' Penalty conceded by Dan Burn (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Norwich City 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Norwich City 0.
  • 44' Offside, Norwich City. Steven Whittaker tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
  • 43' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 43' Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Cameron Jerome.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Dan Burn (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Wes Hoolahan.
  • 38' Foul by Michael Turner (Norwich City).
  • 38' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 32' Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 30' Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).
  • 30' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 26' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Steven Whittaker.
  • 25' Attempt saved. Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 24' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 22' Substitution, Fulham. Elsad Zverotic replaces Tim Hoogland because of an injury.
  • 22' Goal! Fulham 1, Norwich City 0. Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 17' Offside, Fulham. Konstantinos Stafylidis tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross following a corner.
  • 15' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Russell Martin.
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 15' Michael Turner (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 15' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 11' Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Norwich City) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross following a corner.
  • 11' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 10' Delay in match Tim Hoogland (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 10' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.
  • 7' Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 6' Offside, Norwich City. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but Martin Olsson is caught offside.
  • 5' Offside, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega tries a through ball, but Lasse Vigen Christensen is caught offside.
  • 4' Attempt missed. Steven Whittaker (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.
  • 3' Bradley Johnson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 1' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 1' Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.