Wednesday 15 April 2015, 8:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
McCormack 67'
Rotherham United
1
Derbyshire 4'

67' Goal

Ross McCormack
Assist by Scott Parker

54' Yellow Card

Danny Guthrie Card was given for a foul

81' Yellow Card

Dan Burn Card was given for a handball

86' Yellow Card

Michael Turner Card was given for a foul

54' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tim Hoogland
Off:Ryan Tunnicliffe

4' Goal

Matt Derbyshire

73' Yellow Card

Kirk Broadfoot Card was given for a foul

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Ross McCormack hit his 16th goal of the season to salvage a point for Fulham at home to fellow strugglers Rotherham.

Ross McCormack hit his 16th goal of the season to salvage a point for Fulham in a 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Rotherham United.

The visitors stunned the Cottage when they went in front in the fourth minute, Matt Derbyshire prodding home from close range after the Whites had failed to clear a corner. Matt Smith saw an effort cleared off the line soon after but it could have been even worse for the Whites in a dreadful first-half display as Kirk Broadfoot, Derbyshire and Danny Ward all went close.

Bryan Ruiz forced Damian Martinez into a save in the 44th minute, before Broadfoot saw a shot tipped onto the post by Marcus Bettinelli.

The Whites were thankfully much-improved in the second period and they drew level in the 67th minute when McCormack slotted home a Scott Parker pass to notch in his fourth consecutive game. Substitute Tim Hoogland headed a couple of chances over late on but honours eventually finished even.

Fulham boss Kit Symons made three changes to the side that drew 2-2 at home to Wigan Athletic on Good Friday. In came Jazz Richards, Danny Guthrie and Ruiz in place of Jack Grimmer, Hoogland and Sean Kavanagh.

The visitors were nearly in front in the opening 30 seconds. Ben Pringle got down the left and delivered a cross to the near post where Derbyshire flicked an effort just wide. Two minutes later another cross from the left, this time from Ward, was met by Derbyshire who was denied by a good block from Dan Burn. From the resulting corner, the Millers went in front. Broadfoot met the set-piece, the Whites failed to clear their lines, the ball bobbled around and Derbyshire prodded home from close range.

At the other end, Guthrie’s corner was met by Smith in the sixth minute with the striker seeing his flick from six yards nodded off the line by Jack Hunt. Burn sliced the rebound wide.

Another corner in the 15th minute caused more problems for Fulham but the unmarked Broadfoot headed straight at Bettinelli from five yards out.

A long ball forward in the 27th minute then saw Derbyshire beat Burn to it, but Bettinelli came off his line to make a brave save from the Rotherham striker. Derbyshire then teed up Ward in the 35th minute but the winger sent his 20-yard shot a few yards over the bar.

The Millers were having a lot of joy down the left. Pringle skipped past a Richards challenge and pulled it back for Ward who scuffed his shot and saw it roll just wide of the far post. It was another let-off for the Whites.

Fulham finally tested Martinez in the 44th minute. A long ball forward was flicked on by Smith and Ruiz raced in towards goal from the left. With Hunt on his heels, Ruiz poked his shot towards goal but Martinez bundled it away.

A combination of the post and Bettinelli denied Broadfoot in stoppage time at the end of the first half. A deep cross by Pringle was headed back into the danger area by Derbyshire and Broadfoot saw his fierce drive tipped onto the woodwork and behind by Bettinelli. Had Rotherham taken their chances they could have been at least three goals to the good at half-time.

Having had the interval to regroup, Fulham stuck with the same starting XI for the beginning of the second period. After McCormack blazed a free-kick over, Bettinelli was lucky to escape with just a warning after handling outside his box.

The Whites did make a change in the 53rd minute as Ryan Tunnicliffe was replaced by Hoogland. Guthrie was booked for catching Richard Smallwood soon after.

With Fulham finally clicking into gear, a stretching McCormack was inches away from reaching Hoogland’s mishit shot in the 58th minute after a lovely control and cross by Ruiz. Smith’s header from Husband’s cross six minutes later was held fairly comfortably by Martinez.

The Whites hauled themselves level in the 67th minute. Smith nodded a long ball down to Parker who played in McCormack to control and sweep into the far corner. Rotherham claims of a handball by McCormack in the build-up fell on deaf ears.

Fulham’s joy was nearly short-lived as a Pringle corner skimmed the head of Ward and flashed across the box. At the other end, McCormack looked to latch onto another Smith flick but was bodychecked just outside the box by Broadfoot who was rightly booked.

Hoogland headed over at the far post after McCormack hooked a deep cross from Husband back into the box in the 80th minute, before Burn was booked for a foul on Derbyshire as he tried to shepherd the ball behind for a goal-kick. Michael Turner saw yellow in the 86th minute for dragging back Derbyshire.

McCormack saw a late shock blocked as Fulham pressed and Ruiz headed a cross from the Scotsman over as the game entered injury time. In the end, a point was one Fulham would probably have taken after their first-half performance.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Wednesday 15 April 2015
Kick-off: 8:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 15,011

Referee: Andy Davies

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Richards, Turner, Burn, Husband; Parker; Guthrie, Tunnicliffe (Hoogland 54'); Ruiz; McCormack, Matt Smith

Unused substitutes: Kiraly, Stafylidis, Hutchinson, Kavanagh, Woodrow, Rodallega

Manager: Kit Symons

Rotherham United

Line-up: Emiliano Martinez; Hunt, Morgan, Broadfoot, Lafferty; Smallwood, Arnason; Ward, Frecklington, Pringle; Derbyshire

Unused substitutes: Collin, Wood, Wilson, Green, Milsom, Hammill, Bowery

Manager: Steve Evans

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 A.F.C. Bournemouth 43 83
2 Norwich City 43 82
3 Watford 43 82
4 Middlesbrough 43 81
5 Derby County 43 75
6 Ipswich Town 43 74
7 Brentford 43 71
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 71
9 Blackburn Rovers 42 59
10 Nottingham Forest 43 58
11 Sheffield Wednesday 43 58
12 Charlton Athletic 43 57
13 Cardiff City 43 55
14 Birmingham City 42 54
15 Leeds United 43 52
16 Huddersfield Town 43 52
17 Bolton Wanderers 43 50
18 Reading 42 47
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 43 46
20 Fulham 43 46
21 Rotherham United 43 44
22 Millwall 42 39
23 Wigan Athletic 43 36
24 Blackpool 43 25
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
13
12
Shots On Target
3
5
Passing Accuracy
71%
60%
Fouls
11
14
Corners
4
12
Offsides
1
2
Bookings
3
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 29Ashley Richards
  • 18Michael Turner
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 24James Husband
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 13Danny Guthrie
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 9Matt Smith
Substitutes
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Manager
  • Kit Symons
Rotherham United (4-2-3-1)
  • 26Emiliano Martinez
  • 30Jack Hunt
  • 20Craig Morgan
  • 5Kirk Broadfoot
  • 3Daniel Lafferty
  • 33Richard Smallwood
  • 4Kári Arnason
  • 22Danny Ward
  • 8Lee Frecklington
  • 18Ben Pringle
  • 27Matt Derbyshire
Substitutes
  • 21Adam Collin
  • 6Richard Wood
  • 25Lawrie Wilson
  • 11Paul Green
  • 15Robert Milsom
  • 24Adam Hammill
  • 10Jordan Bowery
Manager
  • Steve Evans
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, Rotherham United 1.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Rotherham United 1.
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
  • 89' James Husband (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).
  • 87' Ashley Richards (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United).
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Smallwood.
  • 86' Michael Turner (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 86' Foul by Michael Turner (Fulham).
  • 86' Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 83' Michael Turner (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).
  • 82' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 82' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Matt Smith.
  • 81' Dan Burn (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 81' Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).
  • 81' Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 80' Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 79' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Morgan.
  • 75' Offside, Fulham. Marcus Bettinelli tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 73' Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 73' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 73' Foul by Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United).
  • 70' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by James Husband.
  • 69' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 69' Craig Morgan (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Turner.
  • 67' Goal! Fulham 1, Rotherham United 1. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Hunt.
  • 65' James Husband (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 65' Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United).
  • 64' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Husband with a cross.
  • 63' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).
  • 63' Foul by Danny Guthrie (Fulham).
  • 63' Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 61' Dan Burn (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).
  • 61' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Turner.
  • 59' Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jack Hunt.
  • 57' Attempt saved. Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Frecklington.
  • 54' Danny Guthrie (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 54' Foul by Danny Guthrie (Fulham).
  • 54' Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Substitution, Fulham. Tim Hoogland replaces Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 48' Hand ball by Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham).
  • 47' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 46' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 46' Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Rotherham United 1.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Rotherham United 1.
  • 45'+3' Foul by James Husband (Fulham).
  • 45'+3' Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45'+2' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 45'+2' Attempt saved. Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Craig Morgan with a headed pass.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 45'+2' Ben Pringle (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 44' Attempt saved. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 42' Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Pringle.
  • 40' Danny Guthrie (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United).
  • 39' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Guthrie with a cross.
  • 36' Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire.
  • 32' Matt Smith (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 32' Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).
  • 29' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 29' Delay in match Matt Smith (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 29' Delay in match Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) because of an injury.
  • 29' Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).
  • 29' Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kári Arnason.
  • 26' Offside, Rotherham United. Craig Morgan tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.
  • 24' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Foul by Ben Pringle (Rotherham United).
  • 23' Foul by Michael Turner (Fulham).
  • 23' Kári Arnason (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 22' Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.
  • 19' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Turner.
  • 18' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by James Husband.
  • 15' Attempt saved. Kirk Broadfoot (Rotherham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Morgan with a headed pass.
  • 15' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 14' Offside, Rotherham United. Danny Ward tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.
  • 14' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 14' Daniel Lafferty (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 13' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 11' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United).
  • 11' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ashley Richards.
  • 8' Danny Guthrie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 8' Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).
  • 6' Attempt missed. Dan Burn (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Guthrie with a cross.
  • 6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lee Frecklington.
  • 5' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 5' Delay in match Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) because of an injury.
  • 4' Goal! Fulham 0, Rotherham United 1. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a corner.
  • 3' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Michael Turner.
  • 1' Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Ward with a cross.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.