Tuesday 23 February 2016, 7:45pm at Elland Road, Leeds
Leeds United
1
Cook 38'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Cairney 17'

38' Goal

Lewis Cook
Assist by Alex Mowatt

68' Yellow Card

Sol Bamba Card was given for arguing during match

90'+3 Yellow Card

Lewis Cook Card was given for a foul

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lee Erwin
Off:Mirco Antenucci

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stuart Dallas
Off:Alex Mowatt

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jordan Botaka
Off:Tom Adeyemi

17' Goal

Tom Cairney

68' Yellow Card

Fernando Amorebieta Card was given for arguing during match

84' Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks Card was given for a foul

90'+4 2nd Yellow Card

Fernando Amorebieta

53' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Tunnicliffe
Off:Jamie O'Hara

53' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Alexander Kacaniklic
Off:Luke Garbutt

84' Substitution

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

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Tom Cairney continued his red-hot form by scoring his fourth goal in four games but Leeds battled back and forced a draw.

Tom Cairney continued his red-hot form by scoring his fourth goal in four games but Leeds United battled back and forced Fulham to settle for a draw.

Cairney unleashed a devastating chest-and-volley on 17 minutes to give the Whites a dream start but that strike was cancelled out by an equally outstanding effort when Lewis Cook crashed in a 35-yard stunner in the 38th minute.

Neither team could force a decisive goal in a back-and-forth second half, which saw Fernando Amorebieta sent off for a second yellow card in the final moments of stoppage time.

Head Coach Slaviša Jokanović took the familiar decision to rest Captain Scott Parker for a midweek match, bringing in Chris Baird for a second full debut nine years after his first game for the Club. The only other change came with a switch in tactics to the 5-3-2 system which finished so strongly in the 3-0 victory over Charlton Athletic, so goal-scoring substitute Michael Madl started as the third centre back at the expense of wide-man Alexander Kačaniklić.

The Fulham faithful were in good voice as the Whites got the game under way, with Mirco Antenucci crossing a fraction high for Charlie Taylor’s headed attempt on five minutes. Wearing their yellow and black away strip, Fulham were quick to give the hosts a scare when Ross McCormack scampered to the byline and Luke Garbutt flashed a 10-yard shot just wide off a defender’s leg.

The home fans had hearts in mouths again on 11 minutes when Ryan Fredericks had Taylor on toast and lofted a cross towards McCormack at the far post. The ex-Leeds striker connected with a crisp volley which United captain Sol Bamba headed off his own crossbar and the ball fell to safety.

Antenucci worked another ex-Leeds man, goalkeeper Andrew Lonergan, in the 13th minute but a moment of magic from Cairney opened the scoring in the 17th minute. After a Garbutt cross skimmed the head of Moussa Dembélé, Cairney cushioned the ball on his chest and struck a precision dipping volley into the corner, leaving keeper Marco Silvestri completely helpless.

It should have been two moments later when Dan Burn’s raking 50-yard pass found Garbutt clean through on goal, but the left-back opted to shoot on his right foot rather than play a simple square ball to an unmarked Dembélé for a tap in, and scuffed his effort straight into Silvestri’s arms.

The Whites began to dominate the game in open play, with Garbutt finding space on the left and drawing a free-kick from Lewie Coyle on 25 minutes. McCormack’s delivery eventually found its way to Amorebieta, who could only prod into the side netting from a tight angle.

The home side squandered a golden opportunity to level on 29 minutes when Lewis Cook’s corner dropped for Bamba eight yards out and the Ivory Coast international rifled a thunderbolt 20 yards over Lonergan’s crossbar.

With Leeds beginning to build momentum, Tom Adeyemi slammed a shot over from a tight angle after being played through by Cook on 33 minutes, before Fredericks again broke away on the right and saw his dangerous cross cut out by Coyle.

On 38 minutes, the home side levelled through an unstoppable effort from Cook. With little else on, the midfielder hit a 35-yard rasping drive that dipped and twisted into the top corner, beating Lonergan at full stretch.

The game had tilted in Leeds’ favour and the Whites had a spell of defending to do. Lonergan used his legs to block Souleymane Doukara’s low shot then held Antenucci’s 10-yard header on 41 minutes. After Liam Cooper skewed a half volley over on 43 minutes, the Whites seemed happy to hear the half-time whistle to get to the dressing room and re-group.

The first seven minutes of the second half continued along a similar pattern so Jokanović wasted no time turning to his bench. Moments after Dembélé ran through on goal by could not escape the presence of Bamba, Jokanović made a double change. He withdrew Garbutt and Jamie O’Hara and brought on Kačaniklić and Ryan Tunnicliffe.

The switch changed the flow of the game somewhat and the Whites began to work their way back into the game. When Baird was hauled down on 66 minutes, McCormack sent a trademark free-kick goal-wards but his 30 yard effort narrowly cleared Silvestri’s crossbar. Amorebieta and Bamba were both booked for a scuffle in the defensive wall.

Antenucci was replaced with Lee Erwin on 69 minutes and Leeds attempted to change things, but the Whites continued to grow in stature. Fredericks should have found McCormack with a wide open square ball but his cross was cut out. Dembélé nearly created shooting space but was blocked out, then Tunnicliffe was denied a clear sight of goal, in the end Silvestri collected his back-heel attempt.

Cook took aimed from 25 yards on 73 minutes but did not get such a clean connection this time and dragged his effort wide, before Leeds made their second change with Stuart Dallas coming on for Mowatt. Moments later, Dallas was left in acres of space but could only skew a clear-cut chance wide from 15 yards. It was end-to-end action, as immediately afterwards Kačaniklić stung the hands of Silvestri with a low angled strike from the edge of the area.

Jokanović’s final change saw Jazz Richards replace Fredericks on 83 minutes, and Adeyemi was substituted for Jordan Botaka a couple of minutes later. Fulham successfully defended a string of Leeds corners and were asking questions on the counter but neither side could find the winning goal. Towards the end of four minutes stoppage time, Amorebieta saw a second booking and a subsequent red for handball as both teams had to settle for a share of the points.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 17,103

Referee: Kevin Wright

Leeds United

Line-up: Silvestri; Coyle, Sol Bamba, Cooper, Charlie Taylor; Diagouraga, Adeyemi (Botaka 87'); Doukara, Cook, Mowatt (Dallas 78'); Antenucci (Erwin 69')

Unused substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Wootton, Berardi, Murphy

Manager: Steve Evans

Fulham

Line-up: Lonergan; Fredericks (Jazz Richards 84'), Madl, Burn, Amorebieta, Garbutt (Kacaniklic 53'); Baird, O'Hara (Tunnicliffe 53'), Cairney; McCormack, Dembele

Unused substitutes: Lewis, Stearman, Hyndman, Matt Smith

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Hull City 32 63
2 Burnley 33 62
3 Middlesbrough 31 61
4 Brighton and Hove Albion 33 60
5 Sheffield Wednesday 33 54
6 Derby County 32 54
7 Birmingham City 32 51
8 Cardiff City 33 49
9 Preston North End 33 48
10 Ipswich Town 32 48
11 Brentford 33 43
12 Nottingham Forest 32 42
13 Queens Park Rangers 33 41
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 40
15 Huddersfield Town 33 39
16 Leeds United 32 38
17 Reading 31 37
18 Fulham 33 36
19 Blackburn Rovers 30 34
20 Bristol City 33 34
21 Milton Keynes Dons 33 32
22 Rotherham United 32 26
23 Bolton Wanderers 33 25
24 Charlton Athletic 33 25
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
13
9
Shots On Target
3
6
Passing Accuracy
72%
73%
Fouls
8
15
Corners
5
6
Offsides
1
2
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
1
Leeds United (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marco Silvestri
  • 31Lewie Coyle
  • 3Sol Bamba
  • 6Liam Cooper
  • 21Charlie Taylor
  • 16Toumani Diagouraga
  • 24Tom Adeyemi
  • 11Souleymane Doukara
  • 23Lewis Cook
  • 10Alex Mowatt
  • 7Mirco Antenucci
Substitutes
  • 45Bailey Peacock-Farrell
  • 4Scott Wootton
  • 28Gaetano Berardi
  • 8Luke Murphy
  • 15Stuart Dallas
  • 19Lee Erwin
  • 20Jordan Botaka
Manager
  • Steve Evans
Fulham (5-3-2)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 45Fernando Amorebieta
  • 3Luke Garbutt
  • 22Chris Baird
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 12Joe Lewis
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 9Matt Smith
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, Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Second yellow card to Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) for hand ball.
  • 90'+4' Hand ball by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Lewis Cook (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+3' Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).
  • 90' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 89' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 89' Lewie Coyle (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 89' Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Substitution, Leeds United. Jordan Botaka replaces Tom Adeyemi.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Taylor with a cross following a corner.
  • 85' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Jazz Richards replaces Ryan Fredericks.
  • 84' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 83' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 83' Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 81' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 81' Lewis Cook (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Attempt saved. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 80' Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis Cook with a cross.
  • 78' Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Alex Mowatt.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Taylor.
  • 76' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.
  • 74' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 74' Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sol Bamba.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 71' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 71' Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United).
  • 69' Substitution, Leeds United. Lee Erwin replaces Mirco Antenucci.
  • 68' Sol Bamba (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.
  • 68' Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.
  • 66' Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United).
  • 66' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 64' Hand ball by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 63' Foul by Alex Mowatt (Leeds United).
  • 63' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United).
  • 62' Chris Baird (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Mowatt.
  • 59' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Michael Madl.
  • 57' Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 56' Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).
  • 56' Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 53' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Jamie O'Hara.
  • 53' Substitution, Fulham. Alexander Kacaniklic replaces Luke Garbutt because of an injury.
  • 52' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sol Bamba.
  • 51' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 50' Delay in match Luke Garbutt (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 50' Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 50' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • Second Half begins Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Leeds United 1, Fulham 1.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.
  • 42' Hand ball by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 42' Attempt saved. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross.
  • 41' Attempt saved. Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Adeyemi.
  • 40' Hand ball by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 38' Goal! Leeds United 1, Fulham 1. Lewis Cook (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Luke Garbutt (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 36' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Liam Cooper (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.
  • 35' Lewie Coyle (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 35' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 33' Attempt missed. Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Lewis Cook.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Sol Bamba (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Cooper with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 29' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Michael Madl.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 27' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 27' Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).
  • 22' Offside, Fulham. Michael Madl tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.
  • 19' Attempt saved. Luke Garbutt (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dan Burn.
  • 17' Goal! Leeds United 0, Fulham 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 16' Offside, Leeds United. Sol Bamba tries a through ball, but Souleymane Doukara is caught offside.
  • 13' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 13' Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 12' Attempt blocked. Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 11' Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).
  • 11' Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 9' Offside, Fulham. Chris Baird tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.
  • 8' Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).
  • 8' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 8' Attempt blocked. Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.
  • 6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Luke Garbutt (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 5' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.