Sunday 8 January 2017, 11:30am at Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Cardiff City
Cardiff City
1
Pilkington 8'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Johansen 14'; Ryan Sessegnon 33'

8' Goal

Anthony Pilkington

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stuart O'Keefe
Off:Rickie Lambert

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mark Harris
Off:Greg Halford

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Craig Noone
Off:Kadeem Harris

14' Goal

Stefan Johansen
Assist by Ryan Fredericks

33' Goal

Ryan Sessegnon

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dennis Adeniran
Off:Stefan Johansen

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stephen Humphrys
Off:Sone Aluko

90'+2 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Malone
Off:Ryan Sessegnon

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Goals from Stefan Johansen and Ryan Sessegnon earned Fulham a 2-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Goals from Stefan Johansen and Ryan Sessegnon earned Fulham a 2-1 win at the Cardiff City Stadium in the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday.

It was still morning when Anthony Pilkington’s deflected free-kick gave the hosts the lead, but that was as good as it got for the Welsh side, with Johansen’s ferocious shot levelling matters soon after.

Sessegnon then turned the tie on its head just after the half hour mark when he slotted in from a yard after Captain Tom Cairney’s strike had come back off the underside of the bar.

The Whites dominated the remainder of the encounter and had chances to put it to bed, but in the end a solitary goal was sufficient to win the contest.

Slaviša Jokanović made three changes to the side that was narrowly beaten by Brighton & Hove Albion earlier in the week. Marcus Bettinelli made his first appearance of the season as David Button dropped to the bench, while Denis Odoi and Sessegnon came in for Matt Smith and Scott Malone.

Cardiff went in front in the eighth minute courtesy of a hefty slice of luck. Pilkington’s free-kick from 25 yards took a huge deflection off Lucas Piazon to leave Bettinelli wrong-footed before dropping into the net.

But the Whites didn’t have to wait long to restore parity, and they did so in some style. Ryan Fredericks – who was operating on the right wing – roasted Joe Bennett and cut the ball back to Johansen, who slammed high into the top corner with the inside of his left foot.

Soon after Piazon looked set to jink his way into the box which would have created a clear shooting opportunity, but he was denied by a fine sliding challenge by Sol Bamba.

The hosts responded with a rasping Joe Ralls drive from just outside the box that was headed for the far corner, but Bettinelli pulled off an excellent save to tip it away at full stretch.

Cardiff couldn’t live with Fredericks and midway through the half he was causing problems again, this time finding Piazon whose acrobatic effort was comfortably saved by Brian Murphy.

Clear-cut chances were few and far between, but Sone Aluko tried his luck 33 minutes in when he shifted the ball onto his right foot and curled one, but it was straight at Murphy.

The Whites did go in front moments later, though, with Sessegnon haunting Cardiff again. The 16-year-old opened his account for the Club against the Welshmen earlier in the season, and he was in the right place again to tap in after Cairney’s shot from Fredericks’ cutback had rattled the crossbar.

Fulham were the first side to threaten after the break when Odoi’s flick from Johansen’s cross was blocked, with the follow-up from Cairney saved by Murphy.

Some intricate play between Cairney and Piazon then ended with the Brazilian bursting in on goal before being tugged to the ground as he poked a shot on target, but the referee decided there was no foul.

Cardiff threatened briefly with an effort of their own on the hour mark when Emyr Huws took aim from distance, but Bettinelli was equal to his low strike.

With 68 minutes on the clock, the Bluebirds made a double change, replacing Greg Halford with another debutant Mark Harris, and Rickie Lambert with Stuart O’Keefe.

The elusive third goal almost arrived soon after when Piazon unleashed a fierce effort from 20 yards, but Murphy made a firm stop to beat the ball away.

Some dallying from Murphy then allowed Johansen to nick the ball off his toes in a wide position, but his low cross was cut out for a corner. That ended with another Piazon shot, which was comfortably dealt with by Murphy.

More liquid football from Fulham ended with another sight of goal for Piazon, but he lashed his left footer from the edge of the box over the bar.

City then brought Craig Noone on for Kadeem Harris, with Jokanović making his first switch shortly after as Dennis Adeniran replaced Johansen.

Aluko almost made the game safe with seven minutes remaining when he had time to pick his spot, but his shot was a good height for the goalkeeper who pushed it away. The forward then made way for Stephen Humphrys.

Malone was given a late cameo at his former club as he took the place of Sessegnon in the second of five minutes added on at the end of the game. The hosts stuck big centre-back Bamba up front in an attempt to salvage a Replay, but the Whites successfully saw the tie out to book their place in Round Four.

Match Information

Competition: The Emirates FA Cup

Date: Sunday 8 January 2017
Kick-off: 11:30am

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 5,199

Referee: Andy Woolmer

Cardiff City

Line-up: Murphy; Morrison, Halford (Harris 69'), Sol Bamba; Jazz Richards, Ralls, Huws, Joe Bennett; Pilkington, Harris (Noone 80'); Lambert (O'Keefe 69')

Unused substitutes: Wilson, Peltier, Connolly, Zohore

Manager: Neil Warnock

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Odoi, Sigurdsson, Ream, Ryan Sessegnon (Malone 90'); McDonald, Johansen (Adeniran 81'); Fredericks, Cairney, Lucas Piazon; Sone Aluko (Humphrys 85')

Unused substitutes: Button, Tayo Edun, Jozabed, Matt Smith

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Goals
1
2
Total Shots
8
17
Shots On Target
4
8
Passing Accuracy
73%
89%
Fouls
4
15
Corners
1
5
Offsides
5
2
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Cardiff City (3-4-2-1)
  • 28Brian Murphy
  • 4Sean Morrison
  • 15Greg Halford
  • 14Sol Bamba
  • 6Jazz Richards
  • 8Joe Ralls
  • 25Emyr Huws
  • 3Joe Bennett
  • 13Anthony Pilkington
  • 24Kadeem Harris
  • 19Rickie Lambert
Substitutes
  • 30Ben Wilson
  • 2Lee Peltier
  • 16Matthew Connolly
  • 11Craig Noone
  • 22Stuart O'Keefe
  • 31Mark Harris
  • 26Kenneth Zohore
Manager
  • Neil Warnock
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 24Sone Aluko
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 37Tayo Edun
  • 23Jozabed
  • 35Dennis Adeniran
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 31Stephen Humphrys
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
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, Cardiff City 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Cardiff City 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Noone with a headed pass.
  • 90'+2' Substitution, Fulham. Scott Malone replaces Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Foul by Stephen Humphrys (Fulham).
  • 89' Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Stuart O'Keefe (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Craig Noone (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bennett.
  • 87' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 87' Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 86' Foul by Dennis Adeniran (Fulham).
  • 86' Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Stephen Humphrys replaces Sone Aluko.
  • 84' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jazz Richards.
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 83' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 82' Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Dennis Adeniran replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 80' Offside, Cardiff City. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Anthony Pilkington is caught offside.
  • 80' Substitution, Cardiff City. Craig Noone replaces Kadeem Harris.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 77' Offside, Cardiff City. Sol Bamba tries a through ball, but Emyr Huws is caught offside.
  • 77' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 76' Delay in match Kevin McDonald (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 74' Attempt saved. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 73' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sean Morrison.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 71' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 71' Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 69' Substitution, Cardiff City. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Rickie Lambert.
  • 69' Substitution, Cardiff City. Mark Harris replaces Greg Halford.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 64' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64' Foul by Sol Bamba (Cardiff City).
  • 63' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 61' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 60' Delay in match Stefan Johansen (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 60' Attempt saved. Emyr Huws (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bennett.
  • 59' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 59' Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Offside, Cardiff City. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Rickie Lambert is caught offside.
  • 56' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 56' Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Attempt blocked. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 51' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Foul by Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City).
  • 51' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 51' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jazz Richards.
  • 47' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Rickie Lambert (Cardiff City).
  • 46' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 46' Emyr Huws (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • Second Half begins Cardiff City 1, Fulham 2.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Cardiff City 1, Fulham 2.
  • 44' Offside, Cardiff City. Joe Bennett tries a through ball, but Rickie Lambert is caught offside.
  • 44' Offside, Fulham. Ragnar Sigurdsson tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 42' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 42' Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 41' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 41' Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 33' Goal! Cardiff City 1, Fulham 2. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.
  • 33' Tom Cairney (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 33' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 29' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sean Morrison.
  • 28' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 28' Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 25' Jazz Richards (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Attempt saved. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 22' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 22' Rickie Lambert (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 21' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 19' Attempt saved. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Anthony Pilkington.
  • 18' Offside, Cardiff City. Jazz Richards tries a through ball, but Kadeem Harris is caught offside.
  • 14' Goal! Cardiff City 1, Fulham 1. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 12' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 11' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 11' Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).
  • 10' Attempt missed. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rickie Lambert.
  • 8' Goal! Cardiff City 1, Fulham 0. Anthony Pilkington (Cardiff City) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 7' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 7' Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 3' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 3' Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 2' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tim Ream following a corner.
  • 2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sol Bamba.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.