Saturday 29 August 2015, 3:00pm at New York Stadium, Rotherham
Rotherham United
1
Clarke-Harris 72'
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Pringle 7'; McCormack (pen) 16'; Woodrow 90'+3

72' Goal

Jonson Clarke-Harris
Assist by Paul Green

30' Yellow Card

Chris Maguire Card was given for a foul

55' Missed Penalty

Matt Derbyshire

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aidan White
Off:Chris Maguire

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Grant Ward
Off:Joe Newell

54' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Emmanuel Ledesma
Off:Frazer Richardson

7' Goal

Ben Pringle

16' Penalty

Ross McCormack

90'+3 Goal

Cauley Woodrow
Assist by Jamie O'Hara

76' Yellow Card

Ross McCormack Card was given for a foul

86' Yellow Card

Lasse Vigen Christensen Card was given for a foul

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Moussa Dembele

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lasse Vigen Christensen
Off:Ross McCormack

90'+6 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Alexander Kacaniklic
Off:Ben Pringle

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Ben Pringle, Ross McCormack and Cauley Woodrow scored as Fulham secured a first league win of the season.

Fulham secured a first league win of the season with a 3-1 victory away at Rotherham United.

Ben Pringle tapped the Whites in front in the seventh minute to score his first goal for Fulham against his former side. And Ross McCormack doubled Fulham’s advantage from the spot in the 15th minute after James Husband had been chopped down by Greg Halford.

Andrew Lonergan maintained Fulham’s two-goal advantage when he saved Matt Derbyshire’s 54th-minute penalty, before McCormack crashed a shot off the bar soon after.

Lonergan was beaten in the 71st minute when Jonson Clarke-Harris fired home from 20 yards to ensure a nervy finish to the game, but substitute Cauley Woodrow swept home in injury time to ensure the three points would be heading back to SW6.

Kit Symons made three changes from the side that defeated Sheffield United 3-0 in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night. Husband came in at left-back a day after rejoining on loan from Middlesbrough, Tom Cairney replaced Alexander Kačaniklić and Jamie O’Hara returned for Lasse Vigen Christensen. Tim Ream made his league debut for the Whites and Ryan Tunnicliffe started his first Sky Bet Championship game of the season.

Symons had predicted a frantic start to the match and so it proved. In the third minute Tunnicliffe flashed a shot across the face of goal after playing a one-two with Cairney. But four minutes later Fulham, resplendent in their new away kit, were in front. McCormack worked the ball out to Jazz Richards whose cross was met by Moussa Dembélé. The Frenchman’s header was only parried by Adam Collin with Pringle on hand to tap home.

It could have been two for Fulham moments later as the Whites broke with speed and Dembélé squared for McCormack whose shot was saved by the feet of Collin.

The Whites were handed a golden opportunity to double their advantage from the spot in the 15th minute and there could be no debate about the penalty as Husband was wiped out by a wild challenge from Halford. McCormack slotted home the spot-kick.

Rotherham had the ball in the net in the 21st minute when Paul Green got a touch to Clarke-Harris’ overhead kick but saw his ruled out for offside.

The Millers saw penalty claims of their own turned down 10 minutes later when Clarke-Harris tumbled theatrically under a challenge from Pringle but play was waved on.

McCormack took one where it hurts when he couldn’t get out of the way of a fierce Dembélé effort in the 34th minute, before Tunnicliffe was inches away from meeting a fizzing cross by Pringle.

Rotherham made a double change at the break as Chris Maguire and Joe Newell were replaced by Aidy White and Grant Ward. They soon had to make a third substitution when Frazer Richardson was stretchered off, with Emmanuel Ledesma coming on in his place.

The Millers were awarded a penalty in the 54th minute after Richards fouled Green in the area. Derbyshire stepped up to take it but Lonergan dived to his right and palmed his effort away.

The hosts were enjoying a good spell of pressure but it was Fulham who almost increased their advantage when McCormack collected O’Hara’s pass and took aim from 25 yards with his left-footed effort crashing back off the bar.

Lonergan saved Ledesma’s curling shot in the 68th minute, but Clarke-Harris pulled one back on 71, picking up Green’s pass and curling a fine effort home from 20 yards.

Woodrow replaced Dembélé with 15 minutes left and McCormack was booked soon after for catching Richie Smallwood. McCormack departed the action in the 81st minute for Christensen as the Whites looked to shore things up.

Husband saw a long-range effort palmed away by Collin late on, but seven additional minutes only added to the tension.

Woodrow eased those nerves when he swept home from 12 yards after O’Hara had jinked into the box from the right. Kačaniklić then replaced Pringle in the dying seconds.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 29 August 2015
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: New York Stadium, Rotherham
Attendance: 8,839

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Rotherham United

Line-up: Collin; Buxton, Halford, Collins, Richardson (Ledesma 54'); Maguire (White 45'), Green, Smallwood, Newell (Ward 45'); Clarke-Harris, Derbyshire

Unused substitutes: Roos, Rawson, Thorpe, Ward

Manager: Steve Evans

Fulham

Line-up: Lonergan; Jazz Richards, Ream, Burn, Husband; Cairney, Tunnicliffe, O'Hara, Pringle (Kacaniklic 90'); McCormack (Christensen 82'), Dembele (Woodrow 76')

Unused substitutes: Lewis, Hutchinson, Voser, Mattila

Manager: Kit Symons

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 5 13
2 Hull City 5 10
3 Ipswich Town 5 10
4 Queens Park Rangers 5 10
5 Cardiff City 5 9
6 Middlesbrough 5 8
7 Birmingham City 4 8
8 Charlton Athletic 5 8
9 Burnley 5 8
10 Leeds United 5 7
11 Milton Keynes Dons 5 7
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 7
13 Reading 5 6
14 Fulham 5 5
15 Sheffield Wednesday 5 5
16 Nottingham Forest 5 5
17 Preston North End 5 5
18 Brentford 4 4
19 Derby County 5 4
20 Bristol City 5 4
21 Blackburn Rovers 5 3
22 Huddersfield Town 5 3
23 Bolton Wanderers 5 3
24 Rotherham United 5 1
Goals
1
3
Total Shots
13
15
Shots On Target
7
6
Passing Accuracy
66%
78%
Fouls
10
13
Corners
2
6
Offsides
3
3
Bookings
1
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Rotherham United (4-4-2)
  • 21Adam Collin
  • 2Lewis Buxton
  • 15Greg Halford
  • 4Danny Collins
  • 16Frazer Richardson
  • 7Chris Maguire
  • 11Paul Green
  • 33Richard Smallwood
  • 22Joe Newell
  • 19Jonson Clarke-Harris
  • 27Matt Derbyshire
Substitutes
  • 1Kelle Roos
  • 14Aidan White
  • 20Farrend Rawson
  • 23Tom Thorpe
  • 10Emmanuel Ledesma
  • 17Grant Ward
  • 9Danny Ward
Manager
  • Steve Evans
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 40James Husband
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 18Ben Pringle
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 12Joe Lewis
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 15Kay Voser
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 14Sakari Mattila
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Kit Symons
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, Rotherham United 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+8' Second Half ends, Rotherham United 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+6' Substitution, Fulham. Alexander Kacaniklic replaces Ben Pringle.
  • 90'+3' Goal! Rotherham United 1, Fulham 3. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 90'+2' Jazz Richards (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United).
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Smallwood.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Pringle.
  • 88' Attempt saved. James Husband (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 87' Attempt saved. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Collin.
  • 86' Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 86' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 86' Aidan White (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Collins.
  • 82' Substitution, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Ross McCormack.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonson Clarke-Harris with a headed pass.
  • 79' Offside, Fulham. James Husband tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.
  • 77' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Foul by Emmanuel Ledesma (Rotherham United).
  • 76' Ross McCormack (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 76' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 76' Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Moussa Dembele.
  • 74' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Foul by Paul Green (Rotherham United).
  • 72' Goal! Rotherham United 1, Fulham 2. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Green.
  • 68' Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Emmanuel Ledesma.
  • 67' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.
  • 66' Foul by James Husband (Fulham).
  • 66' Grant Ward (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64' Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Pringle with a cross following a corner.
  • 64' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Buxton.
  • 63' Ross McCormack (Fulham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 62' Foul by Ben Pringle (Fulham).
  • 62' Grant Ward (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' James Husband (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Grant Ward (Rotherham United).
  • 57' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 57' Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).
  • 56' Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Grant Ward.
  • 55' Penalty saved! Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.
  • 54' Penalty conceded by Jazz Richards (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 54' Penalty Rotherham United. Paul Green draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 54' Substitution, Rotherham United. Emmanuel Ledesma replaces Frazer Richardson because of an injury.
  • 54' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 51' Delay in match Frazer Richardson (Rotherham United) because of an injury.
  • 47' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 46' Delay in match Tim Ream (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • Second Half begins Rotherham United 0, Fulham 2.
  • 45' Substitution, Rotherham United. Grant Ward replaces Joe Newell.
  • 45' Substitution, Rotherham United. Aidan White replaces Chris Maguire.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Rotherham United 0, Fulham 2.
  • 45' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Greg Halford.
  • 45' Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Husband.
  • 44' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 44' Chris Maguire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 44' Danny Collins (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross following a corner.
  • 42' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Frazer Richardson.
  • 41' Jazz Richards (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 41' Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United).
  • 39' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross following a corner.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Frazer Richardson.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Frazer Richardson.
  • 35' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 33' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 33' Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).
  • 31' Offside, Rotherham United. Frazer Richardson tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 30' Chris Maguire (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 29' James Husband (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 29' Foul by Chris Maguire (Rotherham United).
  • 28' Attempt blocked. Paul Green (Rotherham United) left footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Joe Newell with a cross.
  • 28' Attempt blocked. Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Frazer Richardson.
  • 25' Foul by Ben Pringle (Fulham).
  • 25' Lewis Buxton (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).
  • 22' Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 21' Offside, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris tries a through ball, but Paul Green is caught offside.
  • 21' Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 20' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 20' Matt Derbyshire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 19' Hand ball by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 19' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jazz Richards.
  • 19' Attempt blocked. Chris Maguire (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 18' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 16' Goal! Rotherham United 0, Fulham 2. Ross McCormack (Fulham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 15' Penalty Fulham. James Husband draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 15' Penalty conceded by Greg Halford (Rotherham United) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 11' Offside, Fulham. Moussa Dembele tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 10' Offside, Rotherham United. Jonson Clarke-Harris tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.
  • 10' Foul by James Husband (Fulham).
  • 10' Chris Maguire (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.
  • 7' Goal! Rotherham United 0, Fulham 1. Ben Pringle (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jazz Richards with a cross.
  • 6' James Husband (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United).
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Derbyshire.
  • 5' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 5' Joe Newell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 4' Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 3' Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.