Saturday 23 January 2016, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Hull City
Hull City
1
Hernández (pen) 80'

42' Yellow Card

Dan Burn Card was given for a foul

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George C Williams
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Emerson Hyndman
Off:Scott Parker

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

80' Penalty

Abel Hernández

35' Yellow Card

Jake Livermore Card was given for a foul

54' Yellow Card

Isaac Hayden Card was given for a foul

72' Yellow Card

Moses Odubajo

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Huddlestone
Off:Isaac Hayden

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ahmed Elmohamady
Off:Abel Hernández

90'+4 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Alex Bruce
Off:Robert Snodgrass

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A late penalty by Abel Hernandez earned promotion-chasing Hull City an undeserved three points at the Cottage.

A late penalty by Abel Hernandez earned promotion-chasing Hull City an undeserved three points at the Cottage.

Hernandez slotted home from the spot with 10 minutes left after Moses Odubajo had been pulled to the ground in the area by Lasse Vigen Christensen, but the result was harsh on Fulham who dominated for long periods against a robust Hull side.

Slaviša Jokanović made three changes to the side that drew 1-1 at Huddersfield Town last weekend as Tim Ream came in for Shaun Hutchinson, Scott Parker replaced Emerson Hyndman and Moussa Dembélé took the spot of an ill Ross McCormack.

Fulham enjoyed plenty of possession in the opening 10 minutes and played some intricate football, without testing Allan McGregor in the Hull goal.

It was the Tigers who should have gone in front in the 11th minute, though, when a fortunate ricochet sent Hernandez scampering clear. With just Andrew Lonergan to beat, his shot was well saved by a strong left hand from the Fulham keeper with Ream able to mop up the resulting loose ball before the Hull man could pounce.

Isaac Hayden got away with just a warning after a late tackle on Jamie O’Hara in the 17th minute and Odubajo also escaped a booking after a robust challenge on Christensen.

As the sun went down behind the Riverside Stand, it remained all Fulham but the Whites were unable to penetrate the Hull backline. Jake Livermore picked up the first yellow card of the game in the 34th minute for a poor tackle on Tom Cairney as the Fulham midfielder looked to break from a Tigers corner. Play was then held up after Sam Clucas picked up a head injury, allowing Jokanović to issue some instructions to his team on the sidelines.

Only brave defending stopped Fulham going in front in the 38th minute. Dembélé controlled a Christensen pass on the edge of the box and found Cairney. His toe-poke was only parried by McGregor and, with the goal gaping, Alexander Kačaniklić closed in on the rebound but Moses Odubajo made a fine sliding block to deny the winger from just a couple of yards out.

Dan Burn went into the book with four minutes left for a foul on Mohamed Diame on the halfway line, before Dembélé saw a shot blocked in the dying embers of the first period. Cairney then had an effort deflected wide as the clock ticked into stoppage time. An excellent tackle by O’Hara denied Robert Snodgrass as he cut inside from the right in the final action of the half as the Whites went off to good appreciation from the home support.

There were no changes by either side for the start of the second 45 and O’Hara wasn’t far away from scoring the opener just a couple of minutes in. Jazz Richards’ cross was only headed clear as far as O’Hara and he hit a left-footed volley from 20 yards which flew just a yard wide.

Fulham were somewhat fortunate to see play waved on when Hernandez saw a shot blocked by the arm of Ream in the area, before Hayden finally went into the book in the 54th minute for chopping down Cairney 25 yards from goal. Cairney took the resulting free-kick but bent it well wide. Parker then took aim from a similar angle, with his drive going five yards the wrong side of the target.

Fulham saw penalty claims turned down in the 69th minute when Dembélé fell to the floor as he tried to hold up the ball ahead of Harry Maguire. Hull then made their first change as Tom Huddlestone came on for Hayden. Maguire then nodded a Snodgrass free-kick wide from a rare Hull attack, before Odubajo was booked for handball.

George Williams replaced Kačaniklić in the 72nd minute to make his first appearance of the season following a long-term injury. Hernandez fired well over the bar from distance soon after, with Fulham then making their second change as Parker made way for Hyndman.

Out of nothing, Hull won a penalty with 11 minutes left. Odubajo found a sudden burst of energy to skip past Christensen and cut into the area where his run was abruptly ended by a clumsy challenge by the Dane. Hernandez took the spot-kick and, although Lonergan got a strong hand to it to push the shot onto the post, it found its way in.

Fulham responded by throwing Matt Smith into the mix with eight minutes left, the big striker coming on for Christensen.

Good defending from Ream cut out an Andrew Robertson cross with four minutes left and the resulting corner was nodded on by Maguire into the path of Diame but he could only lift his shot over the bar from a tight angle.

Five minutes of time were added on and Smith immediately won a free-kick 25 yards out after being hauled to the ground by Maguire. O’Hara took the set-play and saw his shot superbly tipped over the bar by McGregor.

The Whites sent Burn up front to add more presence to the frontline but it was Hull who almost increased their lead, Diame spinning away from Ream but seeing a shot well saved by Lonergan. It proved to be the final action in an ugly win for the visitors. Fulham’s wait for a first win under Jokanović continues, but their efforts were recognised by the home fans at the final whistle.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 23 January 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 16,935

Referee: Paul Tierney

Fulham

Line-up: Lonergan; Jazz Richards, Burn, Ream, Garbutt; Kacaniklic (George C Williams 73'), Parker (Hyndman 77'), O'Hara, Christensen (Matt Smith 83'); Cairney; Dembele

Unused substitutes: Lewis, Hutchinson, Stearman, Fredericks

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Hull City

Line-up: McGregor; Odubajo, Maguire, Davies, Robertson; Snodgrass (Bruce 90'), Livermore, Hayden (Huddlestone 71'), Clucas; Diamé; Hernández (Elmohamady 86')

Unused substitutes: Jakupovic, Ryan Taylor, Maloney, Sone Aluko

Manager: Steve Bruce

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Hull City 28 56
2 Middlesbrough 27 55
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 28 50
4 Derby County 27 49
5 Burnley 27 48
6 Sheffield Wednesday 28 46
7 Birmingham City 28 46
8 Ipswich Town 28 45
9 Cardiff City 28 41
10 Brentford 28 39
11 Nottingham Forest 28 38
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 38
13 Reading 28 35
14 Queens Park Rangers 28 35
15 Preston North End 28 35
16 Leeds United 28 35
17 Huddersfield Town 28 32
18 Blackburn Rovers 27 30
19 Fulham 28 28
20 Milton Keynes Dons 28 26
21 Rotherham United 28 25
22 Bristol City 28 24
23 Charlton Athletic 28 21
24 Bolton Wanderers 28 20
Goals
0
1
Total Shots
9
12
Shots On Target
2
3
Passing Accuracy
84%
66%
Fouls
9
15
Corners
4
4
Offsides
1
2
Bookings
1
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Luke Garbutt
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 12Joe Lewis
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 7Ryan Fredericks
  • 17George C Williams
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 9Matt Smith
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Hull City (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Allan McGregor
  • 2Moses Odubajo
  • 12Harry Maguire
  • 6Curtis Davies
  • 26Andrew Robertson
  • 10Robert Snodgrass
  • 14Jake Livermore
  • 20Isaac Hayden
  • 11Sam Clucas
  • 17Mohamed Diamé
  • 9Abel Hernández
Substitutes
  • 16Eldin Jakupovic
  • 4Alex Bruce
  • 5Ryan Taylor
  • 27Ahmed Elmohamady
  • 8Tom Huddlestone
  • 15Shaun Maloney
  • 24Sone Aluko
Manager
  • Steve Bruce
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 0, Hull City 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Hull City 1.
  • 90'+5' Attempt saved. Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Clucas.
  • 90'+4' Substitution, Hull City. Alex Bruce replaces Robert Snodgrass.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Jazz Richards (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Allan McGregor.
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 90'+1' Matt Smith (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Harry Maguire (Hull City).
  • 87' Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).
  • 87' Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Harry Maguire following a corner.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.
  • 86' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 86' Substitution, Hull City. Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Abel Hernández.
  • 83' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 80' Goal! Fulham 0, Hull City 1. Abel Hernández (Hull City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 80' Penalty conceded by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 80' Penalty Hull City. Moses Odubajo draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 77' Substitution, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Scott Parker.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 73' Offside, Hull City. Robert Snodgrass tries a through ball, but Mohamed Diamé is caught offside.
  • 73' Substitution, Fulham. George Williams replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 72' Moses Odubajo (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
  • 72' Hand ball by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).
  • 71' Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 71' Substitution, Hull City. Tom Huddlestone replaces Isaac Hayden.
  • 70' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 70' Moses Odubajo (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 66' Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).
  • 66' Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Isaac Hayden (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 64' Offside, Fulham. Jamie O'Hara tries a through ball, but Dan Burn is caught offside.
  • 64' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 64' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).
  • 62' Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 62' Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).
  • 60' Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).
  • 57' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.
  • 54' Isaac Hayden (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 54' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 54' Foul by Isaac Hayden (Hull City).
  • 53' Attempt missed. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Livermore.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Abel Hernández (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.
  • 51' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 51' Delay in match Abel Hernández (Hull City) because of an injury.
  • 50' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 50' Foul by Andrew Robertson (Hull City).
  • 49' Hand ball by Abel Hernández (Hull City).
  • 48' Attempt missed. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 46' Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 46' Moses Odubajo (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Hull City 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Hull City 0.
  • 45'+2' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Luke Garbutt.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isaac Hayden.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harry Maguire.
  • 45'+1' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.
  • 45' Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 44' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).
  • 42' Dan Burn (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 42' Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).
  • 42' Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.
  • 37' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 36' Delay in match Sam Clucas (Hull City) because of an injury.
  • 35' Jake Livermore (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 35' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).
  • 35' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jazz Richards.
  • 33' Foul by Luke Garbutt (Fulham).
  • 33' Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 30' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.
  • 24' Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 24' Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).
  • 22' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Hull City).
  • 18' Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 18' Foul by Isaac Hayden (Hull City).
  • 17' Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 14' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Curtis Davies.
  • 13' Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 12' Foul by Luke Garbutt (Fulham).
  • 12' Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 12' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 12' Attempt saved. Abel Hernández (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé with a through ball.
  • 10' Attempt blocked. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 10' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 10' Foul by Isaac Hayden (Hull City).
  • 2' Offside, Hull City. Abel Hernández tries a through ball, but Robert Snodgrass is caught offside.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.