Saturday 21 January 2017, 12:30pm at Loftus Road, London
Sky Bet Championship
Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers
1
Manning 25'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Martin 75'

25' Goal

Ryan Manning

23' Yellow Card

Darnell Furlong Card was given for a foul

40' Yellow Card

Massimo Luongo Card was given for a foul

50' Yellow Card

Ryan Manning Card was given for a foul

61' Yellow Card

Idrissa Sylla

90'+6 Yellow Card

Joel Lynch Card was given for arguing during match

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Conor Washington
Off:Idrissa Sylla

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kazenga Lua Lua
Off:Jamie Mackie

90'+3 Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:James Perch
Off:Grant Hall

75' Goal

Chris Martin
Assist by Tom Cairney

36' Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks

90'+5 Yellow Card

Tom Cairney Card was given for arguing during match

90'+6 Yellow Card

Chris Martin Card was given for arguing during match

7' Missed Penalty

Chris Martin

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Denis Odoi
Off:Ryan Fredericks

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Sessegnon
Off:Lucas Piazon

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Sone Aluko

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Chris Martin was on target as Fulham were forced to settle for a point at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

Chris Martin was on target as Fulham were forced to settle for a point at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

The striker could have opened the scoring early on after Sone Aluko won a penalty, but he saw his spot-kick saved by Alex Smithies.

The hosts took a lead into half-time courtesy of Ryan Manning’s strike, something they did their best to protect with a physical approach to the encounter.

Fulham were not able to create the plethora of chances that they had in previous matches, but they did get a deserved equaliser when Martin diverted Tom Cairney’s shot in.

Having won so convincingly against Barnsley last time out, Slaviša Jokanović opted against making any changes to his starting XI for the game.

The hosts started promisingly and had the first effort of the match inside two minutes when Jamie Mackie was sent in down the channel. He opted to shoot from a tight angle but blazed way off target.

A foul by Kevin McDonald then presented them with a free-kick chance in a central position 25 yards from goal, but Manning blasted his attempt straight into the wall.

Fulham’s first foray into dangerous territory brought about a penalty in the sixth minute after some dazzling footwork from Aluko was brought to an illegal halt by Jake Bidwell. Unfortunately, Martin couldn’t repeat his success from 12 yards of a week ago, as Smithies got down well to his low effort.

Idrissa Sylla then had a busy minute, first shooting tamely at David Button, and then finding himself in on goal, only to dally on the ball which allowed Tomas Kalas to win it back.

On 20 minutes Cairney let fly with a rasping strike from 20 yards but could only find the side-netting.

Darnell Furlong was then shown the game’s first yellow card after he went through the back of Martin trying to win the ball. For some reason the home fans were bewildered by the decision.

The hosts took the lead in ridiculous circumstances with 25 minutes played. McDonald struggled to get the ball under control on the bobbly surface and could only prod it into the path of Manning who took full advantage by poking it under Button.

The QPR players were looking to leave a foot or a shoulder in wherever they could to disrupt Fulham’s play. Cairney rode one such challenge in the 33rd minute to tee up Lucas Piazon, but his shot took a massive deflection which dropped kindly for Smithies.

Ryan Fredericks was then carded for dissent after a decision in the corner went against him, before some good refereeing from Keith Stroud saw Massimo Luongo booked retrospectively having left Stefan Johansen in a heap in a previous passage of play.

Saying that, a chokehold on Martin then went unpunished.

Jokanović switched things up at half-time, bringing Denis Odoi on for Fredericks.

Rangers’ tactics board presumably read ‘Crock Cairney,’ as the Fulham captain was brutally wiped out again soon after the restart, resulting in a yellow card for Manning.

QPR were bizarrely awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position in the 53rd minute after Odoi came out on top of a shoulder barge. Bidwell sent in a fine delivery that Nedum Onuoha nodded over.

Aluko then shaped to shoot from 20 yards at the other end, but a wrestling move from a covering defender denied him the chance. The away fans behind the goal left gobsmacked when a free-kick wasn’t given.

Two minutes before the hour mark Aluko did manage to get a shot away from the same position, with Smithies forced into a good stop to tip it over.

R’s fans were celebrating another goal moments later, apparently missing the fact that Sylla was fancying himself as a bit of a Diego Maradona when he punched the ball in. The striker was duly booked, despite doing his best attempts to run off in celebration.

He was replaced midway through the second half by Conor Washington.

The equaliser Fulham were desperately craving eventually arrived with quarter of an hour remaining. Rangers only half cleared a Johansen free-kick, and when Cairney sent in a shot that was going to be comfortable for Smithies, Martin stuck out a toe to cleverly divert it into the corner.

Ryan Sessegnon then entered the action in place of Piazon, before Aluko went close to a stunning effort when his curler was dropping under the bar, only for Smithies to make a wonderful recovery to tip it away.

The resulting corner culminated in a sighter for Scott Malone, but his blast was bravely blocked. Martin then tried his luck from distance, but fizzed his low effort wide.

Washington drew a smart stop from Button soon after with a powerful effort. The Fulham ‘keeper could only parry but got up well to smother it before a hooped shirt could pounce.

Rangers then had the ball in the net again with Grant Hall’s backheel, but the offside flag was flag up. They then replaced Mackie with Kazenga LuaLua.

A good chance fell Sessegnon’s way with three minutes to go when he found space to meet Johansen’s corner, but he could only loop a header over the bar.

Aluko then made way for Matt Smith, who immediately had a chance following Martin’s flick-on, but his left footed effort deflected behind for a corner.

Early on in stoppage time, Rangers assistant manager Marc Bircham was sent to the stands for throwing a paddy when a throw-in went Fulham’s way.

It was a feisty end to the game, and Cairney was booked for pushing Manning in the chest after he’d kicked Johansen. The QPR man definitely fortunate not to pick up a second yellow himself.

That proved to be enough drama for one day, with the referee blowing up in the seventh minute of stoppage time.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 21 January 2017
Kick-off: 12:30pm

Venue: Loftus Road, London
Attendance: 17,025

Referee: Keith Stroud

Queens Park Rangers

Line-up: Alex Smithies; Furlong, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell; Luongo, Hall (Perch 90'), Manning; Wszolek, Sylla (Washington 68'), Mackie (Lua Lua 83')

Unused substitutes: Ingram, Doughty, N'Gbakoto, Shodipo

Manager: Ian Holloway

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks (Odoi 45'), Kalas, Ream, Malone; McDonald, Johansen; Sone Aluko (Matt Smith 88'), Cairney, Lucas Piazon (Ryan Sessegnon 77'); Martin

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Madl, Sigurdsson, Parker

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 26 57
2 Newcastle United 26 55
3 Leeds United 26 48
4 Reading 25 46
5 Huddersfield Town 26 46
6 Sheffield Wednesday 27 45
7 Fulham 26 40
8 Derby County 26 40
9 Preston North End 26 39
10 Barnsley 26 38
11 Norwich City 26 37
12 Birmingham City 26 36
13 Aston Villa 26 35
14 Ipswich Town 26 34
15 Brentford 26 33
16 Queens Park Rangers 27 33
17 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 32
18 Cardiff City 25 30
19 Bristol City 26 27
20 Nottingham Forest 26 27
21 Burton Albion 26 25
22 Blackburn Rovers 26 24
23 Wigan Athletic 26 22
24 Rotherham United 26 16
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
14
15
Shots On Target
4
5
Passing Accuracy
61%
84%
Fouls
18
9
Corners
5
8
Offsides
7
2
Bookings
5
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Queens Park Rangers (4-3-3)
  • 1Alex Smithies
  • 29Darnell Furlong
  • 5Nedum Onuoha
  • 6Joel Lynch
  • 3Jake Bidwell
  • 21Massimo Luongo
  • 4Grant Hall
  • 41Ryan Manning
  • 15Pawel Wszolek
  • 40Idrissa Sylla
  • 12Jamie Mackie
Substitutes
  • 13Matt Ingram
  • 24James Perch
  • 16Michael Doughty
  • 28Kazenga Lua Lua
  • 9Conor Washington
  • 23Yeni N'Gbakoto
  • 27Olamide Shodipo
Manager
  • Ian Holloway
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 9Matt Smith
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, Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Malone following a set piece situation.
  • 90'+6' Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+6' Chris Martin (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+5' Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+4' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 90'+3' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. James Perch replaces Grant Hall because of an injury.
  • 90' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 90' Delay in match Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joel Lynch.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 88' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Sone Aluko.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 87' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 86' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.
  • 85' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 85' Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Manning with a cross following a corner.
  • 85' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 83' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Kazenga Lua Lua replaces Jamie Mackie.
  • 82' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Joel Lynch tries a through ball, but Grant Hall is caught offside.
  • 82' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Scott Malone.
  • 80' Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joel Lynch.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 79' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 78' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Smithies.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 77' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Lucas Piazon.
  • 77' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Grant Hall tries a through ball, but Conor Washington is caught offside.
  • 75' Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 1. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a set piece situation.
  • 75' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 75' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 75' Foul by Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 73' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
  • 69' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 69' Attempt blocked. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.
  • 68' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.
  • 68' Attempt saved. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.
  • 68' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Conor Washington replaces Idrissa Sylla.
  • 67' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 67' Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 64' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 64' Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 62' Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.
  • 61' Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
  • 61' Hand ball by Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 61' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 61' Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 60' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Smithies.
  • 58' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 58' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 58' Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 55' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 54' Delay in match Sone Aluko (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 53' Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Bidwell following a set piece situation.
  • 52' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 52' Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 51' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 51' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 51' Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 50' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 50' Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 50' Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 49' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 49' Foul by Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 48' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Darnell Furlong tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.
  • 47' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 47' Foul by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 46' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Joel Lynch tries a through ball, but Idrissa Sylla is caught offside.
  • Second Half begins Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Ryan Fredericks.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 43' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 43' Foul by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 41' Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 41' Attempt blocked. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 40' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 40' Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 38' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 38' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 36' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 33' Attempt saved. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 30' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 30' Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 29' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 28' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Alex Smithies tries a through ball, but Idrissa Sylla is caught offside.
  • 26' Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 25' Goal! Queens Park Rangers 1, Fulham 0. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 23' Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 23' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 23' Foul by Darnell Furlong (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 23' Attempt blocked. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 22' Scott Malone (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 22' Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 20' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 16' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Grant Hall tries a through ball, but Jamie Mackie is caught offside.
  • 15' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 14' Offside, Fulham. David Button tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 13' Attempt saved. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Grant Hall with a headed pass.
  • 9' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 9' Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Smithies.
  • 7' Penalty saved! Chris Martin (Fulham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 6' Penalty Fulham. Sone Aluko draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 6' Penalty conceded by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 5' Attempt missed. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a cross.
  • 4' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 4' Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 4' Foul by Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 4' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 3' Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 3' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 2' Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Idrissa Sylla.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.