Saturday 12 March 2016, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
McCormack 3'
Bristol City
2
Pack 69'; Tomlin 90'

3' Goal

Ross McCormack
Assist by Michael Madl

79' Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks Card was given for a foul

89' Yellow Card

Michael Madl Card was given for a foul

77' Substitution

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

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jamie O'Hara
Off:Scott Parker

85' Substitution

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

69' Goal

Marlon Pack

90' Goal

Lee Tomlin

63' Yellow Card

Marlon Pack Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bobby Reid
Off:Luke Freeman

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Peter Odemwingie
Off:Jonathan Kodjia

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luke Ayling
Off:Adam Matthews

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A last-gasp strike by Lee Tomlin saw Fulham fall to a costly defeat to fellow strugglers Bristol City at the Cottage.

A last-gasp strike by Lee Tomlin saw Fulham fall to a costly defeat to fellow strugglers Bristol City at the Cottage.

It was all looking so good for Fulham when Ross McCormack scored a brilliant chip to put the Whites in front at the break.

Moussa Dembélé missed a golden chance to increase Fulham’s advantage after half-time when he raced clear but saw his shot saved. However, City were much improved in the second half and levelled when Marlon Pack ran from the halfway line and fired home.

With the game heading for a draw, City won it with a minute left when Tomlin curled a free-kick up and over the wall and past Andrew Lonergan.

With Rotherham United coming from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Derby County, the defeat leaves Fulham a point above the drop zone.

Slaviša Jokanović named an unchanged side to the one that lost 3-2 to Burnley on Tuesday. There were changes on the bench, however, as Marcus Bettinelli made a welcome return after his long-term knee injury. He was joined by Cauley Woodrow, who has been sidelined since early January with a broken metatarsal.

The Robins, backed by a strong away following, forced Lonergan into a save with only a minute on the clock, Joe Bryan getting in behind but seeing his shot blocked by the legs of the Fulham goalkeeper.

Fulham, though, were in front two minutes later. A ball over the top by Michael Madl saw McCormack beat the offside trap and venture into the right-hand side of the penalty area. There was still plenty for him to do but with Richard O’Donnell off his line, the striker sent a delicious chip over the stranded keeper and into the far corner of the net. It was a truly sublime finish and his 21st of the season.

Three minutes later, McCormack teed up Ryan Tunnicliffe for a shot from distance - but he dragged his effort well wide. McCormack then went for goal from 30 yards with a free-kick. His long-range drive touched a Fulham man on the way and flashed inches wide.

There was drama in the 19th minute. Scott Parker’s curling effort was spilled by O’Donnell. Dembélé got to the loose ball before the keeper and went tumbling. It looked a penalty - but the Fulham forward had been flagged offside.

A couple of minutes later, Tom Cairney had a go from 20 yards, with O’Donnell gathering his shot at the second attempt.

Fulham were firmly in control, but it took a firm defensive header from Luke Garbutt to prevent Jonathan Kodjia from connecting with a Scott Golbourne centre. A long throw from Adam Matthews into the area then flicked off the head of Fernando Amorebieta and just wide of the far stick.

Tunnicliffe won a free-kick in McCormack territory in the 40th minute after a battling run was halted but the Scotsman bent his shot over the wall and five yards wide.

City made a double change for the start of the second half as Peter Odemwingie, who joined on loan from Stoke City on Friday, replaced Kodjia and Bobby Reid came on for Luke Freeman.

Lonergan was forced into early action, making a fine left-handed save to push a Tomlin shot around the post. From the corner, Nathan Baker rose highest but headed over the bar.

McCormack went down under a challenge from Matthews in the 50th minute but play was waved on, before Aaron Wilbraham headed a Tomlin corner just over at the other end.

Fulham needed another goal and should have got it in the 54th minute. Ryan Fredericks, who started the season at City, won the ball in midfield and slid Dembélé away. The Frenchman bore in on goal but his touch was heavy, allowing O’Donnell to save at his feet.

The game was now an open affair. Odemwingie got into space with just Lonergan to beat but Fredericks appeared from nowhere to make a brilliant block as the Nigerian shot.

Just before the hour mark, Cairney slipped the overlapping Garbutt in down the left but the left-back went for goal and blazed over with McCormack and Dembélé well placed for a cross.

Pack picked up the first booking of the game in the 62nd minute for catching Tunnicliffe. But Pack was smiling seven minutes later. Garbutt gave the ball straight to the City man in the middle of the park. There was still plenty to do but he raced towards the Fulham goal and fired through a crowd of bodies from 20 yards, with his shot nestling into the far corner.

Garbutt was replaced by Tim Ream in the 76th minute and Dan Burn did well to clear a dangerous Matthews cross soon after.

Fredericks was shown a yellow card for catching Odemwingie with 12 minutes left. Jamie O’Hara came on for Parker in Fulham’s second change of the afternoon, with Woodrow entering the action on 84 for Dembélé.

Fulham looked set to win it with three minutes left in an incredible goalmouth scramble. Fredericks played a one-two with Cairney down the right and burst into the box. He fizzed a cross into the middle which McCormack collected. His shot was blocked, Tunnicliffe’s effort was saved and Woodrow was denied by a sprawling City defender.

With a minute left, Madl was booked for ending the run of Bryan with an outstretched leg to present City with a free-kick 25 yards out. Tomlin took it and sent a curling effort over the wall and in.

Fulham threw everything forward in a bid to snatch an equaliser. Another goalmouth scramble ensued in the dying seconds but City held on to take a crucial three points and leave the Fulham players on their knees.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 12 March 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 20,316

Referee: Phil Gibbs

Fulham

Line-up: Lonergan; Madl, Burn, Amorebieta; Fredericks, Cairney, Parker (O'Hara 80'), Tunnicliffe, Garbutt (Ream 77'); McCormack, Dembele (Woodrow 85')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Jazz Richards, Hyndman, Matt Smith

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Bristol City

Line-up: O'Donnell; Matthews (Ayling 90'), Flint, Baker, Scott Golbourne; Freeman (Bobby Reid 45'), Pack, Bryan, Tomlin; Wilbraham, Kodjia (Odemwingie 45')

Unused substitutes: Fielding, Pearce, Wagstaff, Agard

Manager: Lee Johnson

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Burnley 37 74
2 Middlesbrough 35 67
3 Hull City 35 65
4 Brighton and Hove Albion 36 65
5 Derby County 37 61
6 Sheffield Wednesday 37 59
7 Cardiff City 37 58
8 Ipswich Town 36 55
9 Birmingham City 35 54
10 Preston North End 37 52
11 Queens Park Rangers 37 50
12 Leeds United 36 47
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 36 46
14 Nottingham Forest 36 45
15 Reading 35 44
16 Blackburn Rovers 36 43
17 Brentford 36 43
18 Huddersfield Town 37 42
19 Bristol City 37 40
20 Fulham 37 37
21 Milton Keynes Dons 37 37
22 Rotherham United 37 36
23 Charlton Athletic 36 29
24 Bolton Wanderers 37 26
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
16
10
Shots On Target
6
5
Passing Accuracy
76%
74%
Fouls
12
12
Corners
3
5
Offsides
8
4
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (3-5-2)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 45Fernando Amorebieta
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 3Luke Garbutt
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Bristol City (4-4-2)
  • 12Richard O'Donnell
  • 26Adam Matthews
  • 4Aden Flint
  • 17Nathan Baker
  • 13Scott Golbourne
  • 15Luke Freeman
  • 21Marlon Pack
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 9Lee Tomlin
  • 18Aaron Wilbraham
  • 22Jonathan Kodjia
Substitutes
  • 1Frank Fielding
  • 5Luke Ayling
  • 16Alex Pearce
  • 11Scott Wagstaff
  • 14Bobby Reid
  • 10Kieran Agard
  • 27Peter Odemwingie
Manager
  • Lee Johnson
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, Bristol City 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Bristol City 2.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Nathan Baker (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Attempt saved. Michael Madl (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left following a corner.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lee Tomlin.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aden Flint.
  • 90'+2' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Peter Odemwingie (Bristol City).
  • 90' Goal! Fulham 1, Bristol City 2. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 90' Substitution, Bristol City. Luke Ayling replaces Adam Matthews.
  • 89' Michael Madl (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 89' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 89' Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 88' Offside, Fulham. Michael Madl tries a through ball, but Cauley Woodrow is caught offside.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
  • 87' Attempt saved. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Moussa Dembele.
  • 84' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84' Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).
  • 82' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 82' Peter Odemwingie (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 80' Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).
  • 80' Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Substitution, Fulham. Jamie O'Hara replaces Scott Parker.
  • 79' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 78' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 78' Scott Golbourne (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Substitution, Fulham. Tim Ream replaces Luke Garbutt.
  • 75' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 75' Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 74' Offside, Bristol City. Adam Matthews tries a through ball, but Peter Odemwingie is caught offside.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Tomlin with a cross following a corner.
  • 73' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.
  • 71' Attempt saved. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Tomlin with a cross.
  • 71' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 71' Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 69' Goal! Fulham 1, Bristol City 1. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 68' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 68' Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 66' Offside, Bristol City. Nathan Baker tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 63' Marlon Pack (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 63' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).
  • 62' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 62' Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Offside, Fulham. Michael Madl tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.
  • 59' Attempt missed. Luke Garbutt (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Peter Odemwingie (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Reid.
  • 56' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Fredericks tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 55' Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.
  • 55' Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a through ball.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 53' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 53' Foul by Nathan Baker (Bristol City).
  • 52' Attempt missed. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lee Tomlin with a cross following a corner.
  • 52' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Michael Madl.
  • 50' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).
  • 48' Offside, Bristol City. Aden Flint tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lee Tomlin with a cross following a corner.
  • 46' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.
  • 46' Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Peter Odemwingie.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Bristol City 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Bristol City. Peter Odemwingie replaces Jonathan Kodjia.
  • 45' Substitution, Bristol City. Bobby Reid replaces Luke Freeman.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Bristol City 0.
  • 45'+1' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.
  • 45'+1' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Adam Matthews (Bristol City).
  • 44' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe tries a through ball, but Dan Burn is caught offside.
  • 43' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aden Flint.
  • 42' Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Foul by Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City).
  • 40' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.
  • 39' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 39' Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).
  • 35' Offside, Fulham. Andy Lonergan tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lee Tomlin with a cross following a corner.
  • 31' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.
  • 30' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
  • 29' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 29' Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).
  • 24' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 24' Scott Golbourne (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 19' Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Moussa Dembele is caught offside.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 17' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 17' Foul by Nathan Baker (Bristol City).
  • 14' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 14' Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 13' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 12' Delay in match Tom Cairney (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 11' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.
  • 10' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 10' Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).
  • 7' Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 5' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).
  • 5' Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 3' Goal! Fulham 1, Bristol City 0. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Madl.
  • 2' Offside, Bristol City. Marlon Pack tries a through ball, but Jonathan Kodjia is caught offside.
  • 1' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.
  • 1' Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 1' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.