Saturday 7 May 2016, 12:30pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Cairney 77'
Bolton Wanderers
0

77' Goal

Tom Cairney

18' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Richard Stearman
Off:Ryan Fredericks

57' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Emerson Hyndman
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luke Garbutt
Off:Tim Ream

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kaiyne Woolery
Off:Emile Heskey

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Newell
Off:Darren Pratley

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stephen Dobbie
Off:Derik

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Tom Cairney’s eighth goal of the season saw Fulham end the 2015/16 campaign with victory against Bolton Wanderers.
Tom Cairney’s eighth goal of the season saw Fulham end the 2015/16 campaign with victory against Bolton Wanderers.

Cairney had gone close a couple of times in the first half, while Dan Burn hit a post. Matt Smith also missed a couple of decent chances, before Cairney made the breakthrough in the 77th minute. The midfielder took a touch and curled home after Ben Amos could only parry Smith’s header as the Whites finished an underwhelming season with a win against already relegated Bolton.

Slaviša Jokanović made four changes to the team that lost 3-0 at Brentford last weekend. Ryan Fredericks, Shaun Hutchinson and Burn came into the back four, while Smith started in attack.

On a sweltering day at the Cottage, Fulham almost got their noses in front in the opening minute. Cairney’s ball over the top sent Fredericks scampering down the right. His first-time cross was met by Smith and only a fine block by Lawrie Wilson stopped the striker’s goalbound shot.

Two minutes later, Bolton survived an almighty goalmouth scramble. Ross McCormack’s corner was headed towards goal by Smith with Amos punching it clear. Ryan Tunnicliffe saw an overhead shot blocked in the melee that followed before Burn’s effort was deflected just wide.

Cairney wasn’t far away with a curling left-footed effort from 20 yards in the ninth minute as Fulham completely dominated the opening stages of the game.

The Whites were dealt a blow when Fredericks, who had made an impressive start to the game, was forced off with an injury in the 17th minute and was replaced by Richard Stearman.

Burn did well to cut out a Zach Clough pass that almost put Emile Heskey through, before Smith headed a McCormack corner just the wrong side of the far post in the 21st minute.

A quick Fulham counter in the 28th minute saw Cairney get in down the left but his attempted pull-back for Smith was turned behind by a Bolton player. From the resulting corner, Smith headed wide when the incoming Burn was better placed to meet the delivery. In response, former Whites man Darren Pratley sliced an ambitious effort wide from 30 yards.

Smith then went clear down the left but shanked his left-footed shot well wide in the best opening of the match thus far. In the 34th minute, ex-Trotters defender Tim Ream made a brave block to deny Clough as Bolton began to grow into the encounter.

Amos made a superb save to tip a Cairney shot behind on 36, before Burn was allowed to run half the length of the field unopposed and eventually saw his shot crash off the far post.

There were no changes by either team for the start of the second half, with Marcus Bettinelli punching a Clough free-kick clear in the early stages. Heskey nodded Wilson’s hanging cross just over in the 54th minute as the visitors began the second period on top.

Lasse Vigen Christensen made way for Emerson Hyndman in the 57th minute and Smith missed a great chance to open the scoring soon after. McCormack and Cairney played a one-two with the striker looping a cross to the far post where Smith rose above his marker but headed wide of the target from just a few yards out.

In the 62nd minute, a Cairney cross was missed by the head of the diving Smith, before Hyndman forced a fine save from Amos from a tight angle after the youngster had been teed up by Scott Parker.

As Fulham began to knock at the door, a sliding tackle by David Wheater denied Hyndman as he shaped to shoot. Amos then saved low down from Smith after the striker turned and shot from Cairney’s pass.

Fulham made their final change in the 74th minute as Ream was replaced by Luke Garbutt and Fulham finally made the breakthrough soon after. Garbutt found McCormack down the left. His cross was met by Smith with Amos parrying the big forward’s header as far as Cairney who took a touch before curling home a fine left-footed strike.

Cairney sent an effort wide with three minutes left, before Amos made two incredible saves in quick succession. He first saved Smith’s point-blank effort and then denied McCormack from the rebound.

In the dying seconds of normal time, Neil Danns has a shot which deflected narrowly wide but the final whistle saw Fulham end the season in 20th place with hopes of better things to come.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 7 May 2016
Kick-off: 12:30pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 17,207

Referee: Oliver Langford

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks (Stearman 18'), Hutchinson, Burn, Ream (Garbutt 74'); Cairney, Parker, Tunnicliffe, Christensen (Hyndman 57'); McCormack, Matt Smith

Unused substitutes: Lonergan, O'Hara, Ince, Woodrow

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Bolton Wanderers

Line-up: Amos; Wilson, Derik (Dobbie 85'), Wheater, Garrett; Threlkeld; Mark Davies, Danns, Pratley (Newell 79'), Clough; Heskey (Woolery 62')

Unused substitutes: Rachubka, Moxey, Finney, Tom Walker

Manager: Jimmy Phillips

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Burnley 46 93
2 Middlesbrough 46 89
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 89
4 Hull City 46 83
5 Derby County 46 78
6 Sheffield Wednesday 46 74
7 Ipswich Town 46 69
8 Cardiff City 46 68
9 Brentford 46 65
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Preston North End 46 62
12 Queens Park Rangers 46 60
13 Leeds United 46 59
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 58
15 Blackburn Rovers 46 55
16 Nottingham Forest 46 55
17 Reading 46 52
18 Bristol City 46 52
19 Huddersfield Town 46 51
20 Fulham 46 51
21 Rotherham United 46 49
22 Charlton Athletic 46 40
23 Milton Keynes Dons 46 39
24 Bolton Wanderers 46 30
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
26
7
Shots On Target
8
0
Passing Accuracy
85%
71%
Fouls
8
5
Corners
12
4
Offsides
3
1
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 9Matt Smith
Substitutes
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 3Luke Garbutt
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 31Rohan Ince
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Bolton Wanderers (4-1-4-1)
  • 1Ben Amos
  • 25Lawrie Wilson
  • 15Derik
  • 31David Wheater
  • 44Tyler Garrett
  • 41Oscar Threlkeld
  • 16Mark Davies
  • 18Neil Danns
  • 21Darren Pratley
  • 10Zach Clough
  • 19Emile Heskey
Substitutes
  • 13Paul Rachubka
  • 3Dean Moxey
  • 36Alex Finney
  • 42Tom Walker
  • 23Stephen Dobbie
  • 30Kaiyne Woolery
  • 51George Newell
Manager
  • Jimmy Phillips
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, Bolton Wanderers 0.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 87' Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).
  • 87' Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 86' Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie with a cross following a corner.
  • 86' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 85' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Derik.
  • 83' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 81' Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.
  • 79' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. George Newell replaces Darren Pratley.
  • 77' Goal! Fulham 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.
  • 77' Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Luke Garbutt replaces Tim Ream.
  • 73' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dan Burn.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zach Clough.
  • 71' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 71' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith.
  • 69' Attempt blocked. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 67' Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 67' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 67' Attempt blocked. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 66' Attempt saved. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 62' Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 62' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Emile Heskey.
  • 61' Offside, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 59' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 57' Substitution, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 56' Hand ball by Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 54' Attempt missed. Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson with a cross.
  • 52' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Zach Clough.
  • 50' Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).
  • 50' Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 48' Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.
  • 45' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Tyler Garrett tries a through ball, but Zach Clough is caught offside.
  • 45' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe with a through ball.
  • 41' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
  • 41' Dan Burn (Fulham) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 38' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe following a corner.
  • 37' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 36' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Amos.
  • 36' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Mark Davies.
  • 35' Attempt blocked. Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emile Heskey with a headed pass.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Burn.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Davies.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.
  • 29' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 27' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 27' Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 27' Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Attempt blocked. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 24' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tyler Garrett.
  • 23' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.
  • 22' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 22' Zach Clough (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Tim Ream (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 21' Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Ream with a cross.
  • 21' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 19' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 19' Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Substitution, Fulham. Richard Stearman replaces Ryan Fredericks because of an injury.
  • 18' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 17' Delay in match Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 14' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Zach Clough.
  • 9' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a headed pass.
  • 8' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 7' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Dan Burn (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tyler Garrett.
  • 1' Hand ball by Matt Smith (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.