Saturday 14 January 2017, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Martin (pen) 45'+2; Malone 55'
Barnsley
0

45'+2 Penalty

Chris Martin

55' Goal

Scott Malone
Assist by Chris Martin

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Parker
Off:Stefan Johansen

89' Substitution

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

90'+2 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Denis Odoi
Off:Sone Aluko

53' Yellow Card

Aidan White Card was given for a foul

73' Yellow Card

Marley Watkins Card was given for a foul

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Moncur
Off:Adam Hammill

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Adam Armstrong
Off:Tom Bradshaw

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Moncur
Off:Ryan Williams

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Fulham cruise to three points with a comfortable 2-0 win over Barnsley on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham picked up another win after a dominating 2-0 victory against Barnsley on a bitterly cold afternoon at Craven Cottage on Saturday.

A first half penalty from Chris Martin on the stroke of halftime and another contender for Goal of the Season from were enough to see Fulham continue their surge for the play-off spots.

Slaviša Jokanović made four changes from the side that returned home victorious from South Wales last week and the clash also saw the return to the starting XI for Chris Martin.

It was Fulham who started with more conviction of a slippery surface following steady rainfall in the build up to the match. In the second minute Ryan Fredericks and Sone Aluko linked up well down the right wing. The blistering pace saw the right back ghost past his man and put in a dangerous cross. Tom Cairney picked up the loose ball and had his shot saved in the centre of the goal by Adam Davies.

After a frantic start from the Whites the tempo slowed and Barnsley slowly worked their way into the encounter. Putting David Button under pressure with some lofted through balls and deep crosses.

However, it was Fulham who started to press once again on the half hour mark. Chris Martin showing great strength to hold off his defender down the right wing and play a perfect pass to Aluko. He in turn fed it into the path of Cairney who saw his shot deflected clear.

The captain was involved moments later when a Fulham throw was played into his feet in the box. After weighing up his options he slipped a clever ball back into the path of Lucas Piazon with the outside of his boot. The Brazilian put too much on his first-time effort and fizzed over the bar.

All the solid early pressure was almost undone in the 36th minute when Adam Hammill picked up the ball on the halfway line and surged towards the Fulham box. He unleashed a ferocious drive from just outside the box with his left foot which beat Button and fizzed off the cross bar and bounced clear.

The breakthrough came just on the stroke of half-time when Lucas Piazon lofted a cross into the box. Kevin McDonald looked to attack the free ball but was hauled down in the process. After a moment’s pause the referee Andy Davies pointed to the spot.

Martin stepped up to the spot and slotted his effort into the bottom right hand corner of the goal. The net rippled, the crowd erupted and soon after the whistle was blown for half-time.

In a carbon copy of the start of the match it was Fulham who pressed early in the second. Martin coming close with a neat flick from a Cairney corner.

The lead was doubled in some style ten minutes later in some style. Martin and Aluko linked up just inside the Barnsley half. The powerful striker looked up and played what many thought was an innocuous cross into the path of Scott Malone. Rather than taking a touch the left back connected with a sublime volley that flew into the bottom right hand corner.

The Whites came close to adding another in the 54th minute when Fredericks was slipped in behind the shell shocked Barnsley back line. After spotting an open man he played it across the face of the goal to Aluko who had his shot palmed clear by Davies.

Barnsley were clamouring from a breather when Fulham went close again in the 65th minute when the tireless Martin and Stefan Johansen linked up. The Norwegian midfield flashed a right-footed effort just wide of the post.

The script remained the same all the way up to the final whistle with the Whites coming close on numerous occasions. Cairney coming close after gliding past three challenges. After shaping up with his favoured left foot he unleashed a fierce drive that Davies again had to be alert to tip over the bar.

As the temperatures continued to drop at Craven Cottage the Whites played out the encounter in style and sent the fans home happy after another well-rounded performance.

 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 14 January 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,010

Referee: Andy Davies

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Malone; Johansen (Parker 88'), McDonald; Sone Aluko (Odoi 90'), Cairney, Lucas Piazon (Ryan Sessegnon 89'); Martin

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Madl, Sigurdsson, Matt Smith

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Barnsley

Line-up: Davies; Bree, Roberts, MacDonald, White; Watkins, Scowen, Hourihane, Hammill (Moncur 70'); Ryan Williams (Moncur 70'); Bradshaw (Armstrong 70')

Unused substitutes: Townsend, Evans, Jackson, Kent, Payne

Manager: Paul Heckingbottom

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Newcastle United 26 55
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 25 54
3 Leeds United 26 48
4 Reading 25 46
5 Huddersfield Town 26 46
6 Sheffield Wednesday 26 45
7 Derby County 26 40
8 Fulham 25 39
9 Preston North End 26 39
10 Barnsley 26 38
11 Norwich City 26 37
12 Birmingham City 26 36
13 Aston Villa 25 35
14 Ipswich Town 26 34
15 Brentford 26 33
16 Queens Park Rangers 26 32
17 Cardiff City 25 30
18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 29
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
2
0
Total Shots
22
6
Shots On Target
8
2
Passing Accuracy
89%
76%
Fouls
4
12
Corners
9
0
Offsides
0
4
Bookings
0
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 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
Barnsley (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Adam Davies
  • 2James Bree
  • 4Marc Roberts
  • 5Angus MacDonald
  • 3Aidan White
  • 15Marley Watkins
  • 6Josh Scowen
  • 8Conor Hourihane
  • 7Adam Hammill
  • 28Ryan Williams
  • 20Tom Bradshaw
Substitutes
  • 13Nick Townsend
  • 16Callum Evans
  • 18Adam Jackson
  • 10George Moncur
  • 40Ryan Kent
  • 23Stefan Payne
  • 32Adam Armstrong
Manager
  • Paul Heckingbottom
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 2, Barnsley 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Barnsley 0.
  • 90'+3' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).
  • 90'+2' Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Sone Aluko.
  • 90'+2' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Ryan Kent (Barnsley).
  • 89' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Lucas Piazon.
  • 89' Offside, Barnsley. Aidan White tries a through ball, but Marley Watkins is caught offside.
  • 88' Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 87' Offside, Barnsley. Angus MacDonald tries a through ball, but Marley Watkins is caught offside.
  • 84' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 84' Delay in match Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) because of an injury.
  • 81' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Roberts.
  • 80' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.
  • 80' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Adam Davies.
  • 79' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
  • 75' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 75' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).
  • 74' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Angus MacDonald.
  • 74' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 73' Marley Watkins (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 73' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 73' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).
  • 73' Attempt saved. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Kent.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 71' Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sone Aluko with a cross.
  • 70' Substitution, Barnsley. Adam Armstrong replaces Tom Bradshaw.
  • 70' Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Kent replaces Adam Hammill.
  • 70' Substitution, Barnsley. George Moncur replaces Ryan Williams.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 61' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley).
  • 61' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 55' Goal! Fulham 2, Barnsley 0. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 53' Aidan White (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 53' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 53' Foul by Aidan White (Barnsley).
  • 52' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aidan White.
  • 50' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 49' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Bree.
  • 47' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 47' Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Barnsley 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Barnsley 0.
  • 45'+2' Goal! Fulham 1, Barnsley 0. Chris Martin (Fulham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 45'+1' Penalty Fulham. Kevin McDonald draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 45'+1' Penalty conceded by Angus MacDonald (Barnsley) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tom Bradshaw.
  • 45'+1' Attempt blocked. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 45' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45' Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).
  • 44' Attempt missed. Marley Watkins (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 42' Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adam Hammill.
  • 41' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).
  • 40' Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Hourihane following a set piece situation.
  • 39' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 39' Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 37' Adam Hammill (Barnsley) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Marley Watkins.
  • 36' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin with a headed pass.
  • 35' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).
  • 32' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 30' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Josh Scowen.
  • 30' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
  • 23' Attempt saved. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Bradshaw.
  • 22' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aidan White.
  • 21' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 21' Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 20' Offside, Barnsley. Marc Roberts tries a through ball, but Tom Bradshaw is caught offside.
  • 16' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 16' Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).
  • 14' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 14' Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 11' Offside, Barnsley. Ryan Williams tries a through ball, but Marley Watkins is caught offside.
  • 5' Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Malone with a through ball.
  • 4' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 3' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 3' Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.