Saturday 12 December 2015, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
o.g. Tarkowski 40'; Dembele 64'
Brentford
2
Judge (pen) 18'; O'Connell 71'

40' Own-goal

James Tarkowski

64' Goal

Moussa Dembele
Assist by Ross McCormack

27' Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks Card was given for a foul

57' Yellow Card

Richard Stearman

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Alexander Kacaniklic
Off:Scott Parker

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Ryan Fredericks

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Tom Cairney

18' Penalty

Alan Judge

71' Goal

Jack O'Connell
Assist by James Tarkowski

36' Yellow Card

Sergi Canos Card was given for a foul

57' Yellow Card

Jack O'Connell Card was given for arguing during match

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:John Swift
Off:Konstantin Kerschbaumer

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jota
Off:Sergi Canos

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Philipp Hofmann
Off:Lasse Vibe

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Fulham and Brentford shared the derby spoils in an end-to-end encounter at the Cottage.

Fulham and Brentford shared the derby spoils in an end-to-end encounter at the Cottage.

The visitors went in front in the 18th minute when Alan Judge scored from the penalty spot after Jazz Richards had been adjudged to have fouled Jake Bidwell, a decision that Fulham protested furiously.

But the Whites drew level four minutes before half-time when a Ross McCormack cross was turned into his own net by James Tarkowski.

McCormack set up Moussa Dembélé to put Fulham ahead just after the hour mark but Tarkowski made amends for his earlier error by flicking on a corner for Jack O’Connell to volley in from close range.

Both sides threw caution to the wind as they looked for the winner but neither side could find a way through again as honours finished even.

New Senior Coach Stuart Gray took charge of the Whites and made four changes to the side that lost 3-0 at Nottingham Forest last weekend as Andrew Lonergan, Richards, Luke Garbutt and Dembélé all returned to the starting XI. Lonergan and Richards had been sidelined of late through injury, while Dembélé missed the Forest game with a knock. Garbutt came in at left-back and Ryan Fredericks started on the right wing.

On a windy afternoon on the banks of the Thames, Fulham started brightly with some excellent one-touch football. Brentford then got a foothold in proceedings; Nico Yennaris slicing well wide from 20 yards after Fulham had failed to clear their lines.

The visitors won a penalty in the 18th minute. Bidwell skipped past Richards on the edge of the box and was sent tumbling as the Fulham man stretched for the ball. The referee pointed to the spot despite strong protests from the Fulham ranks who felt Richards had won the ball. Judge took the penalty and thumped it down the middle to put the Bees in front.

Brentford threatened again in the 22nd minute. Bidwell broke down the left and crossed, with Konstantin Kerschbaumer and Sergei Canos seeing shots blocked.

Lasse Vibe then took aim from outside the area and saw his effort held by a diving Lonergan, before Fredericks went for goal at the other end, David Button parrying his angled drive away.

Fredericks went into the book soon after – somewhat harshly – for catching Jack O’Connell, before Jamie O’Hara whipped in a teasing cross that no-one in a white shirt could get on the end of.

Canos was shown a yellow card in the 35th minute for a lunge on Garbutt as Fulham upped the tempo. And a succession of corners eventually saw the Whites draw level five minutes before half-time. After a McCormack set-piece was headed away at the near post, Garbutt played it back to the Scotsman with a neat first-time pass. McCormack took a touch before sending in a curling cross which was flicked into his own net by Tarkowski.

The sides went in even at the break and there were no changes by either team for the start of the second half. Lonergan had to be alert in the early seconds after the restart, saving from Kerschbaumer after he’d been played in by Canos.

A fine sliding tackle by Fredericks then denied Bidwell as he shaped to meet a low cross from the right and Ryan Woods should have done better than shoot tamely at Lonergan after a loose ball ran into his path after bouncing off Richard Stearman.

Stearman and O’Connell were both booked in the 56th minute after an altercation at a Fulham corner. Stearman then brought the ball out of defence Bobby Moore-style, beating three men and joining the attack, only for Dembélé’s eventual shot to be blocked.

A brilliant sprawling save by Lonergan kept Vibe’s shot to the far post out on the hour mark and the big keeper jumped up quickly to tip behind a cross-shot from Judge.

But Fulham were in front in the 64th minute. O’Hara’s dinked ball found McCormack on the edge of the box. He played Dembélé in behind and although his first touch was heavy, the Frenchman managed to get to the ball ahead of Button to dink a shot into the corner.

Fulham’s joy didn’t last too long as the Bees made it 2-2 with 20 minutes left. Once again it was a set-play that caused Fulham’s downfall. A corner was flicked on at the near post by Tarkowski and O’Connell volleyed home from a couple of yards out.

Substitute Jota had the ball in the net a few minutes later and raced away to celebrate, only for an offside flag to cut short his glee.

It was end-to-end stuff now. McCormack saw a fierce free-kick beaten away by Button in the 75th minute, before O’Connell sent a free header wide from a corner down at the other end.

Gray made a double change with 12 minutes left as Scott Parker and Fredericks departed the action for Alexander Kačaniklić and Cauley Woodrow.

A last-ditch tackle by Bidwell denied Kačaniklić as he looked to get in behind and an equally excellent block by the Bees captain denied Dembélé as he controlled Garbutt’s cross, spun and went to shoot.

A Kačaniklić shot was deflected and looped inches wide with four minutes left, before Matt Smith entered the fray for Cairney in Fulham’s final change to take the number of Whites strikers on the field to four.

Smith immediately caused problems with his aerial ability but Fulham ran out of time to grab a late winner as it finished all square.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 12 December 2015
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 19,411

Referee: David Coote

Fulham

Line-up: Lonergan; Jazz Richards, Stearman, Ream, Garbutt; Fredericks (Woodrow 79'), Parker (Kacaniklic 79'), O'Hara, Cairney (Matt Smith 87'); Dembele, McCormack

Unused substitutes: Lewis, Hutchinson, Burn, Hyndman

Manager: Stuart Gray

Brentford

Line-up: Button; Nico Yennaris, Tarkowski, O'Connell, Bidwell; Woods, Diagouraga; Canos (Jota 66'), Judge, Kerschbaumer (Swift 66'); Vibe (Hofmann 87')

Unused substitutes: Bonham, Barbet, Saunders, McEachran

Manager: Dean Smith

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 20 42
2 Middlesbrough 20 40
3 Hull City 20 38
4 Derby County 20 38
5 Burnley 20 35
6 Ipswich Town 20 31
7 Cardiff City 20 30
8 Sheffield Wednesday 20 30
9 Birmingham City 20 29
10 Brentford 20 29
11 Blackburn Rovers 20 27
12 Reading 20 27
13 Queens Park Rangers 20 27
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 20 25
15 Nottingham Forest 20 24
16 Preston North End 20 24
17 Fulham 20 23
18 Leeds United 20 23
19 Bristol City 20 19
20 Huddersfield Town 20 18
21 Charlton Athletic 20 17
22 Milton Keynes Dons 20 16
23 Rotherham United 20 15
24 Bolton Wanderers 20 12
Goals
2
2
Total Shots
8
14
Shots On Target
3
6
Passing Accuracy
74%
73%
Fouls
11
9
Corners
10
4
Offsides
2
2
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Luke Garbutt
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 25Moussa Dembele
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 12Joe Lewis
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Stuart Gray
Brentford (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 28Nico Yennaris
  • 26James Tarkowski
  • 22Jack O'Connell
  • 3Jake Bidwell
  • 15Ryan Woods
  • 20Toumani Diagouraga
  • 47Sergi Canos
  • 18Alan Judge
  • 17Konstantin Kerschbaumer
  • 21Lasse Vibe
Substitutes
  • 16Jack Bonham
  • 29Yoann Barbet
  • 7Sam Saunders
  • 10Josh McEachran
  • 19John Swift
  • 23Jota
  • 11Philipp Hofmann
Manager
  • Dean Smith
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 2, Brentford 2.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Brentford 2.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Offside, Brentford. James Tarkowski tries a through ball, but Philipp Hofmann is caught offside.
  • 90' Foul by Luke Garbutt (Fulham).
  • 90' Alan Judge (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross following a corner.
  • 87' Substitution, Brentford. Philipp Hofmann replaces Lasse Vibe.
  • 87' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 86' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.
  • 86' Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 86' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara with a cross.
  • 85' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
  • 85' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Garbutt with a cross.
  • 84' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
  • 83' Foul by Jazz Richards (Fulham).
  • 83' John Swift (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Ryan Fredericks.
  • 79' Substitution, Fulham. Alexander Kacaniklic replaces Scott Parker.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Jack O'Connell (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross following a corner.
  • 76' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Moussa Dembele.
  • 76' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 75' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 75' Foul by Jack O'Connell (Brentford).
  • 73' Offside, Brentford. John Swift tries a through ball, but Jota is caught offside.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. John Swift (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Judge.
  • 71' Goal! Fulham 2, Brentford 2. Jack O'Connell (Brentford) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by James Tarkowski with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 70' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
  • 66' Substitution, Brentford. Jota replaces Sergi Canos.
  • 66' Substitution, Brentford. John Swift replaces Konstantin Kerschbaumer.
  • 65' Foul by Luke Garbutt (Fulham).
  • 65' Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 64' Goal! Fulham 2, Brentford 1. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 61' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.
  • 61' Attempt saved. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.
  • 59' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.
  • 58' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Stearman.
  • 57' Richard Stearman (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 57' Jack O'Connell (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
  • 56' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.
  • 55' Hand ball by Sergi Canos (Brentford).
  • 55' Attempt saved. Ryan Woods (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 50' Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 50' Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Nico Yennaris with a cross following a corner.
  • 49' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 48' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 48' Jack O'Connell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Attempt saved. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sergi Canos.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Brentford 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Brentford 1.
  • 43' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 43' James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 41' Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).
  • 40' Own Goal by James Tarkowski, Brentford. Fulham 1, Brentford 1.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
  • 38' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).
  • 37' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.
  • 36' Sergi Canos (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 36' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 36' Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).
  • 35' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).
  • 32' Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Woods.
  • 27' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 26' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 26' Jack O'Connell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 24' Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Attempt saved. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 24' Attempt saved. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.
  • 23' Attempt blocked. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 23' Attempt blocked. Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Bidwell.
  • 21' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 21' David Button (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
  • 18' Goal! Fulham 0, Brentford 1. Alan Judge (Brentford) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.
  • 17' Penalty conceded by Jazz Richards (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 17' Penalty Brentford. Jake Bidwell draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 16' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.
  • 14' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 14' Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).
  • 12' Attempt missed. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lasse Vibe.
  • 12' Attempt blocked. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 4' Jazz Richards (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 4' Foul by Konstantin Kerschbaumer (Brentford).
  • 1' Foul by Richard Stearman (Fulham).
  • 1' James Tarkowski (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 1' Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.