Saturday 20 February 2016, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Cairney 32', 78'; Madl 59'
Charlton Athletic
Charlton Athletic
0

32' Goal

Tom Cairney

59' Goal

Michael Madl
Assist by Ross McCormack

78' Goal

Tom Cairney
Assist by Moussa Dembele

20' Yellow Card

Fernando Amorebieta Card was given for a foul

43' Yellow Card

Dan Burn Card was given for a foul

86' Yellow Card

Ryan Tunnicliffe Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Baird
Off:Jamie O'Hara

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Madl
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Tunnicliffe
Off:Tom Cairney

85' Yellow Card

Morgan Fox Card was given for a foul

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marco Motta
Off:Diego Poyet

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ademola Lookman
Off:El-Hadji Ba

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Reza Ghoochannejhad
Off:Zakarya Bergdich

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A wonderful Tom Cairney brace sandwiched Michael Madl’s header to earn Fulham a 3-0 victory over Charlton Athletic.

A wonderful Tom Cairney brace sandwiched Michael Madl’s header to earn Fulham a 3-0 victory over Charlton Athletic at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

The visitors began the game well but went behind to a moment of brilliance from Cairney shortly after half an hour when he rifled home after Scott Parker had rattled the crossbar.

Madl was introduced at half-time and made a telling contribution 59 minutes in when he nodded in Ross McCormack’s corner to give his side some breathing space.

Moussa Dembélé then thumped a rising shot against the crossbar as the Whites attempted to put the game to bed, something they duly did when Cairney volleyed home a sumptuous third from 20 yards out.

Slaviša Jokanović made two changes to the side that lost at Blackburn Rovers in midweek, with Parker and Alexander Kačaniklić coming in for Madl and Sakari Mattila.

Charlton had the first decent chance of the game in the ninth minute when Zakarya Birgdich cut the ball back to Callum Harriott who rifled in a low drive that drew a good reflex stop from Andrew Lonergan.

Fulham responded quickly at the other end with a Parker shot from distance that flew off the head of a man in red and behind for a corner, which came to nothing.

After Johann Berg Gudmundsson had smashed a free-kick – for which Fernando Amorebieta was booked for conceding – into the wall after 20 minutes, Fulham survived a couple of hairy moments as the visitors fired pellets at the Hammersmith End goal. A succession of vital tackles and blocks, though, namely by Parker and Ryan Fredericks, saw the danger pass.

The Addicks were not looking like a side who currently sit 23rd in the league standings, and Fulham had to wait until the 31st minute for another opening, although we then had four in quick succession, with the last one finding the net.

First Fredericks had a left-footer from 20 yards deflect behind for corner, from which McCormack forced another as Stephen Henderson turned his low shot behind. That set-piece dropped to Parker in the box and he crashed a half volley off the crossbar. Back it came to Cairney who kept his composure to send a sweet effort into the top left-corner on his weaker right foot.

Charlton may well have felt that opener was against the run of play, and they threatened to equalise soon after when Bergdich flicked on Gudmundsson’s inswinging cross, but his glancing header sailed wide of the far post.

In the 39th minute a fantastic Morgan Fox cross found Simon Makienok at the near post, but he could only poke wide at full stretch.

A couple of minutes before half-time Dan Burn was booked for a lunge on Gundmundsson. The home fans were rightly furious about the situation as Fulham only lost possession courtesy of an interception by referee Kevin Friend.

It should have been 2-0 just before half-time. A sweeping team move orchestrated by Cairney ended with the playmaker squaring to McCormack in space 12 yards out, but he couldn’t get over the ball and missed the target by some distance.

Jokanović rang the changes at half-time, with Madl replacing Kačaniklić, and Jamie O’Hara making way for Chris Baird, who made his second debut for the Club. Having gone 4-4-2 in the first half, the team reverted to the wing-back formation for the second.

Charlton had the first chance after the restart when Harriott made a good connection from outside the box. It was straight at Lonergan but was viciously struck and moving in the wind, making the goalkeeper’s parry a decent one in the circumstances.

Dembélé then had a tame shot from the edge of the area, but it lacked power or accuracy and Henderson got down easily to save. He certainly got power on his next effort which arrived mere moments later, but he couldn’t control it and fired into Row Z of the Hammy End.

With Charlton playing well, the next goal in the game would be crucial and thankfully Madl nabbed it just before the hour mark. McCormack whipped a corner into a dangerous area and the Austrian was there to nod home his maiden goal for the Club. It was also the first time Fulham have scored from a set-piece, that wasn't direct, this season.

That was the encouragement Fulham needed and Dembélé was denied a world class third minutes later by the woodwork. After skipping beyond a challenge 20 yards out he rifled in a thunderbolt that almost broke the crossbar in half before landing just the wrong side of the line.

With the confidence flowing, Fredericks was then put in on goal and saw his shot deflect off a Charlton arm, but his protests for a penalty went unheard.

Cairney was then sent in behind the Reds backline, but was put off by the advancing Henderson and dinked over the bar as the unrelenting pressure continued.

In the 67th minute the Addicks made their first changes, replacing central midfielders Diego Poyet and El-Hadji Ba with full-back Marco Motta and striker Ademola Lookman.

Charlton’s heads had dropped after conceding the second but a driving run from Gudmundsson on 77 minutes caused problems as he worked space for a shot. Lonergan got down well to deny him, though.

But the game was well and truly over a minute later. A high ball dropped to Cairney 20 yards out and he showed fantastic technique to send a dipping volley beyond Henderson and inside the far post.

It could have been four seconds later when Luke Garbutt’s fizzed cross found McCormack, but he couldn’t beat Henderson with a deft flick.

Fulham made their final substitution in the 83rd minute as Ryan Tunnicliffe made a welcome return to action. Cairney was the man to be replaced, and he departed to a standing ovation.

The Reds were shown a first yellow card not long after, as Fox went in late on the lightning Fredericks. Tunnicliffe followed him into the book moments later after his enthusiasm got the better of him as he went to win a loose ball back.

Charlton should have grabbed a consolation with a minute left when Makienok flicked the ball back to the unmarked Harriott, but he wildly lashed over the bar, much to the frustration of the visiting fans behind the goal.

Dembélé had another effort deep into stoppage time that was never in danger of finding the net as Fulham were forced to settle for three in their return to winning ways.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 20 February 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 16,565

Referee: Kevin Friend

Fulham

Line-up: Lonergan; Fredericks, Burn, Amorebieta, Garbutt; Cairney (Tunnicliffe 84'), Parker, O'Hara (Baird 45'), Kacaniklic (Madl 45'); McCormack, Dembele

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

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Charlton Athletic

Line-up: Henderson; Solly, Teixeira, Lennon, Fox; Poyet (Motta 67'), Ba (Lookman 67'); Berg Gudmundsson, Harriott, Bergdich (Ghoochannejhad 79'); Makienok

Unused substitutes: Pope, Yun Suk-Young, Fanni, Johnson

Manager: José Riga

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Hull City 31 60
2 Burnley 32 59
3 Middlesbrough 30 58
4 Brighton and Hove Albion 32 57
5 Derby County 32 54
6 Sheffield Wednesday 32 53
7 Cardiff City 32 49
8 Birmingham City 31 48
9 Ipswich Town 31 48
10 Preston North End 32 45
11 Nottingham Forest 31 42
12 Queens Park Rangers 32 40
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 40
14 Brentford 32 40
15 Huddersfield Town 32 38
16 Reading 31 37
17 Leeds United 31 37
18 Fulham 32 35
19 Blackburn Rovers 30 34
20 Bristol City 32 34
21 Milton Keynes Dons 32 31
22 Rotherham United 32 26
23 Bolton Wanderers 32 25
24 Charlton Athletic 32 25
Goals
3
0
Total Shots
17
19
Shots On Target
5
5
Passing Accuracy
79%
75%
Fouls
9
15
Corners
9
6
Offsides
1
0
Bookings
3
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 45Fernando Amorebieta
  • 3Luke Garbutt
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 12Joe Lewis
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 22Chris Baird
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 9Matt Smith
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Charlton Athletic (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Stephen Henderson
  • 20Chris Solly
  • 50Jorge Teixeira
  • 26Harry Lennon
  • 21Morgan Fox
  • 39Diego Poyet
  • 22El-Hadji Ba
  • 7Johann Berg Gudmundsson
  • 11Callum Harriott
  • 19Zakarya Bergdich
  • 9Simon Makienok
Substitutes
  • 30Nick Pope
  • 2Yun Suk-Young
  • 15Rod Fanni
  • 28Roger Johnson
  • 47Marco Motta
  • 16Reza Ghoochannejhad
  • 37Ademola Lookman
Manager
  • José Riga
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 3, Charlton Athletic 0.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Charlton Athletic 0.
  • 90'+4' Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
  • 90'+1' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).
  • 90' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90' Foul by Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic).
  • 90' Attempt saved. Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 90' Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Harriott.
  • 89' Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Simon Makienok with a headed pass.
  • 86' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 85' Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 84' Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris Solly.
  • 82' Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
  • 81' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 81' Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Reza Ghoochannejhad (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Harriott.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ademola Lookman.
  • 79' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Garbutt.
  • 79' Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reza Ghoochannejhad replaces Zakarya Bergdich.
  • 78' Goal! Fulham 3, Charlton Athletic 0. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Moussa Dembele with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 77' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harry Lennon.
  • 77' Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ademola Lookman.
  • 76' Offside, Fulham. Chris Baird tries a through ball, but Ryan Fredericks is caught offside.
  • 75' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic).
  • 70' Attempt missed. Dan Burn (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack following a set piece situation.
  • 70' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 70' Foul by Jorge Teixeira (Charlton Athletic).
  • 68' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 68' Foul by Jorge Teixeira (Charlton Athletic).
  • 67' Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Marco Motta replaces Diego Poyet.
  • 67' Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Ademola Lookman replaces El-Hadji Ba.
  • 67' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 67' Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).
  • 64' Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64' Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).
  • 64' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.
  • 64' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Michael Madl.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 61' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Fernando Amorebieta.
  • 59' Goal! Fulham 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Michael Madl (Fulham) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harry Lennon.
  • 57' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Chris Solly.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 54' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 53' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).
  • 51' Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jorge Teixeira.
  • 51' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 51' Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 47' Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Michael Madl replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Charlton Athletic 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Chris Baird replaces Jamie O'Hara.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Charlton Athletic 0.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 45'+2' Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a corner.
  • 45'+2' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ross McCormack.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 43' Dan Burn (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 43' Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).
  • 43' Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 43' Attempt blocked. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Morgan Fox with a cross.
  • 37' Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).
  • 37' Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 36' Attempt missed. Zakarya Bergdich (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross.
  • 34' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Harriott.
  • 32' Goal! Fulham 1, Charlton Athletic 0. Tom Cairney (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a corner.
  • 32' Scott Parker (Fulham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Stephen Henderson.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 28' Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
  • 26' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 26' Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).
  • 25' Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).
  • 25' Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 21' Attempt blocked. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 20' Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 20' Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).
  • 20' Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Foul by Harry Lennon (Charlton Athletic).
  • 13' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 12' Delay in match (Fulham).
  • 10' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jorge Teixeira.
  • 10' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 9' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by El-Hadji Ba.
  • 9' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).
  • 9' Attempt saved. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Zakarya Bergdich.
  • 7' Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara.
  • 7' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by El-Hadji Ba (Charlton Athletic).
  • 6' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Foul by Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic).
  • 5' Foul by Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham).
  • 5' Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 4' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harry Lennon.
  • 2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harry Lennon.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.