Saturday 30 April 2016, 3:00pm at Griffin Park, Brentford
Brentford
3
Saunders 5'; Hogan 7', 40'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

5' Goal

Sam Saunders
Assist by Sergi Canos

7' Goal

Scott Hogan
Assist by Konstantin Kerschbaumer

40' Goal

Scott Hogan
Assist by Tom Field

51' Yellow Card

Sergi Canos Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Akaki Gogia
Off:Scott Hogan

53' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Jack O'Connell
Off:Tom Field

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Clarke
Off:Sam Saunders

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Fredericks
Off:Jazz Richards

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Moussa Dembele
Off:Rohan Ince

65' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Emerson Hyndman
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

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A Sam Saunders strike and a Scott Hogan brace – all in the first half – condemned Fulham to a miserable defeat at local rivals Brentford.

A Sam Saunders strike and a Scott Hogan brace – all in the first half – condemned Fulham to a miserable defeat to local rivals Brentford.

In the penultimate match of the season, the Bees were in front in their first real attack of the game in the fifth minute when Jazz Richards lost possession to Tom Field and Saunders chipped Marcus Bettinelli.

It got worse two minutes later as Hogan raced clear to fire beyond Bettinelli, before the same player thumped a volley in on 40 when he met Field’s corner.

Ross McCormack hit a post before the half was out and clipped the bar in the second half, while substitute Moussa Dembélé saw penalty appeals fall on deaf ears. Fellow substitute Ryan Fredericks did well after entering the fray at half-time but it was an afternoon to forget for the Whites.

Slaviša Jokanović made four changes to the side that lost 3-1 at home to Nottingham Forest last weekend and also changed formation to a 4-4-1-1. Richards and Richard Stearman came into the defence, with Ryan Tunnicliffe and Lasse Vigen Christensen starting ahead of them. Christensen tucked in behind McCormack, who was named in a lone frontman role at the ground where he scored his first Fulham goal.

Brentford went in front in the fifth minute and it stemmed from a Fulham attack down the right. When Richards was unable to find a pass he turned back towards his own goal and lost the ball to Field on the halfway line. The Bees moved the ball out wide to Saunders who clipped a shot over the outrushing Bettinelli and into the net. Fulham pleas for a foul on Richards fell on deaf ears.

It was 2-0 in the seventh minute, Konstantin Kerschbaumer threading a throughball for Hogan – on his first start for the hosts - to race onto and fire past Bettinelli and into the far corner.

In response a chipped pass by McCormack in the 15th minute found Richards sneaking beyond the Brentford defence. He nodded the ball towards Christensen but Yoann Barbet dealt with the danger.

Fulham began to enjoy long spells of possession without really threatening, struggling to find a way through in the final third. When Tom Cairney won a free-kick 30 yards from goal just after the half-hour mark, McCormack took it but his effort took a nick in the wall and went wide. From the resulting corner McCormack’s delivery was met by Stearman but his glancing header was off target.

Stearman did well to turn a dangerous cross from Maxime Colin behind in the 39th minute, but from the corner by Field, an unmarked Hogan thumped a thunderous volley into the roof of the net from eight yards.

Fulham nearly got back into it in the 43rd minute when McCormack suddenly went through. His right-footed shot beat David Button but came back off the far post. It was to be the final action of an abject first half by Fulham.

The Whites made a double substitution for the start of the second half as Fredericks and Dembélé replaced Richards and Rohan Ince. Two-goal Hogan made way for Andy Gogia for the home side.

The Bees had the first chance of the second half and it should really have been 4-0 when Colin sent Kerschbaumer clear but the midfielder saw his shot saved by the legs of Bettinelli.

Sergi Canos picked up the first booking of the afternoon when he caught Stearman, before Field was replaced by Jack O’Connell.

A brilliant run by Fredericks saw him burst down the right in the 54th minute but his floating cross was just out of Dembélé’s reach. Cairney then had a shot charged down, before a McCormack corner was headed well over by Dembélé.

Having hit the post in the first half, McCormack then clipped the crossbar from a tight angle in the 63rd minute when he snuck into the six-yard box. Moments later Dembélé raced clear but was brought down by Barbet as he shaped to shoot. Furious appeals for a penalty were waved away.

Christensen then limped off and was replaced by Emerson Hyndman, before Canos had a low effort turned round the post by Bettinelli as the Fulham defence was breached again.

Bettinelli did brilliantly to tip over a rising drive by O’Connell in the 83rd minute and Button did likewise at the other end, palming McCormack’s dipping free-kick behind.

Canos got beyond Stearman and Amorebieta with two minutes left but was denied by Bettinelli. Stearman got back to clear the loose ball from near the line.

McCormack fired Dembélé’s pass over the bar from 18 yards in the dying seconds of normal time before referee Mark Haywood blew the final whistle to put the Whites out of their misery. The end of the season cannot come soon enough.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 30 April 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Griffin Park, Brentford
Attendance: 12,301

Referee: Mark Haywood

Brentford

Line-up: Button; Colin, Dean, Barbet, Field (O'Connell 53'); Woods, Nico Yennaris, Kerschbaumer; Canos, Hogan (Gogia 45'), Saunders (Clarke 80')

Unused substitutes: Bonham, Swift, Cole, Hofmann

Manager: Dean Smith

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Jazz Richards (Fredericks 45'), Stearman, Amorebieta, Ream; Parker; Christensen (Hyndman 65'), Cairney, Ince (Dembele 45'), Tunnicliffe; McCormack

Unused substitutes: Lonergan, Burn, O'Hara, Matt Smith

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Middlesbrough 45 88
2 Burnley 44 87
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 87
4 Hull City 45 80
5 Derby County 44 77
6 Sheffield Wednesday 45 74
7 Cardiff City 45 67
8 Ipswich Town 45 66
9 Birmingham City 45 62
10 Brentford 45 62
11 Preston North End 45 61
12 Leeds United 45 58
13 Queens Park Rangers 44 57
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 45 55
15 Blackburn Rovers 45 52
16 Reading 45 52
17 Nottingham Forest 45 52
18 Bristol City 45 52
19 Huddersfield Town 45 51
20 Rotherham United 45 49
21 Fulham 45 48
22 Charlton Athletic 45 40
23 Milton Keynes Dons 45 39
24 Bolton Wanderers 45 30
Goals
3
0
Total Shots
20
12
Shots On Target
11
2
Passing Accuracy
71%
81%
Fouls
10
7
Corners
6
3
Offsides
2
3
Bookings
1
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Brentford (4-3-3)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Maxime Colin
  • 6Harlee Dean
  • 29Yoann Barbet
  • 39Tom Field
  • 15Ryan Woods
  • 28Nico Yennaris
  • 17Konstantin Kerschbaumer
  • 47Sergi Canos
  • 9Scott Hogan
  • 7Sam Saunders
Substitutes
  • 16Jack Bonham
  • 22Jack O'Connell
  • 19John Swift
  • 24Akaki Gogia
  • 36Josh Clarke
  • 40Reece Cole
  • 11Philipp Hofmann
Manager
  • Dean Smith
Fulham (4-1-4-1)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 45Fernando Amorebieta
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 31Rohan Ince
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
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, Brentford 3, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.
  • 90'+3' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.
  • 90' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.
  • 88' Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yoann Barbet.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack O'Connell.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner.
  • 85' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Button.
  • 85' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 84' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 84' Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Josh Clarke (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Akaki Gogia.
  • 83' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 83' Attempt saved. Jack O'Connell (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.
  • 82' Foul by Richard Stearman (Fulham).
  • 82' Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Attempt blocked. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Clarke with a cross.
  • 80' Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Sam Saunders.
  • 74' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).
  • 72' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 72' Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).
  • 71' Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Saunders with a cross following a corner.
  • 70' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Saunders with a cross following a corner.
  • 70' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 69' Attempt saved. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 68' Attempt missed. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 67' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 67' Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.
  • 65' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.
  • 65' Substitution, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen because of an injury.
  • 64' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker with a through ball.
  • 63' Ross McCormack (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 63' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 61' Delay in match Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jack O'Connell.
  • 57' Attempt saved. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 56' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 56' Akaki Gogia (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 54' Attempt saved. Ryan Woods (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.
  • 53' Substitution, Brentford. Jack O'Connell replaces Tom Field because of an injury.
  • 51' Sergi Canos (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 51' Richard Stearman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).
  • 48' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).
  • 47' Attempt saved. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maxime Colin with a through ball.
  • 46' Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).
  • 46' Offside, Brentford. Harlee Dean tries a through ball, but Sergi Canos is caught offside.
  • Second Half begins Brentford 3, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Fredericks replaces Jazz Richards.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Moussa Dembele replaces Rohan Ince.
  • 45' Substitution, Brentford. Akaki Gogia replaces Scott Hogan because of an injury.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Brentford 3, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Harlee Dean.
  • 44' Foul by Rohan Ince (Fulham).
  • 44' Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 43' Ross McCormack (Fulham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Scott Parker with a through ball.
  • 40' Goal! Brentford 3, Fulham 0. Scott Hogan (Brentford) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Field with a cross following a corner.
  • 40' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
  • 35' Foul by Jazz Richards (Fulham).
  • 35' Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 32' Richard Stearman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Foul by Sam Saunders (Brentford).
  • 32' Attempt missed. Richard Stearman (Fulham) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ryan Woods.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 30' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 30' Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).
  • 27' Offside, Fulham. Richard Stearman tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 26' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 26' Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).
  • 25' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe tries a through ball, but Lasse Vigen Christensen is caught offside.
  • 23' Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Field.
  • 18' Foul by Rohan Ince (Fulham).
  • 18' Yoann Barbet (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 13' Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 7' Goal! Brentford 2, Fulham 0. Scott Hogan (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer with a through ball.
  • 7' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).
  • 5' Goal! Brentford 1, Fulham 0. Sam Saunders (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Sergi Canos with a through ball following a fast break.
  • 4' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 4' Sam Saunders (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 2' Offside, Brentford. Sam Saunders tries a through ball, but Scott Hogan is caught offside.
  • 2' Offside, Fulham. Rohan Ince tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.