Tuesday 7 March 2017, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Cairney 90'+5
Leeds United
1
o.g. Ream 5'

90'+5 Goal

Tom Cairney
Assist by Sone Aluko

32' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald Card was given for a foul

35' Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for a foul

90'+6 Yellow Card

Tom Cairney Card was given for celebrating in an unsporting manner

61' Substitution

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

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Parker
Off:Kevin McDonald

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyriac
Off:Chris Martin

5' Own-goal

Tim Ream

22' Yellow Card

Hadi Sacko Card was given for a foul

50' Yellow Card

Kalvin Phillips Card was given for a foul

80' Yellow Card

Modou Barrow Card was given for a foul

89' 2nd Yellow Card

Kalvin Phillips Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Modou Barrow
Off:Hadi Sacko

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stuart Dallas
Off:Alfonso

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ronaldo Vieira
Off:Kemar Roofe

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Tom Cairney’s ferocious 95th minute equaliser handed Fulham a 1-1 draw with Play-Off rivals Leeds and sent the Cottage into an eruption of applause.

Tom Cairney’s ferocious 95th minute equaliser handed Fulham a 1-1 draw with Play-Off rivals Leeds United and sent the Cottage into an eruption of applause.

The Whites had trailed for the vast majority of the game, as Tim Ream's own goal had put the visitors in front early on.

Neeskens Kebano thought he had equalised when his thunderbolt hit the bar before crossing the line, but it was remarkably not given.

But Fulham got the goal their play merited deep into stoppage time at the end of the game, when Cairney curled a wonderful effort into the top left hand corner from 20 yards out.

The draw sees Fulham remain eight points behind Leeds with a game in hand and five points off the Play-Offs.

Head Coach Slaviša Jokanović made one change to the Fulham team that defeated Preston 3-1 on Saturday by bringing in Scott Malone at left-back to replace Ryan Sessegnon who dropped to the bench.

Leeds travelled to Craven Cottage without the Championship’s top scorer Chris Wood, the 22-goal striker was rested as a precaution and right-back Luke Ayling also missed the trip due to the birth of his child.

It was an unfortunate start to the match when on five minutes Kyle Bartley’s quickly taken free-kick sliced off Ream’s boot into his own net, sending David Button the wrong way.

The costly mistake put the Whites under pressure and a nervy start to the game continued when a wayward clearance from Malone gave possession to Leeds who won a corner off a Ryan Fredericks deflection.

The ball found itself to right-back Gaetano Beradi on the edge of the box but his shot was met by Button on 15 minutes.  

Moments later Fredericks broke down the right and whipped in a fierce low cross but Kebano, who was at full stretch, failed to guide it in.

The flow of the match began to change and on 20 minutes Malone found Chris Martin in the box with a floating cross, the striker won the header but failed to direct it as Leeds recovered possession.  

Two minutes later Sone Aluko switched play and put Malone on the attack down the left only to draw a foul from Hadi Sacko on the edge of the box, the winger picking up a yellow card for his cynical challenge.

Kebano squared the free kick across the box but Cairney’s left-footed shot floated just wide of the right-hand post.

In what was Fulham’s best move of the half, intricate play from Cairney and Stefan Johansen teed up Kebano whose booming shot hit the crossbar but was deemed not to have crossed the goal-line by the officials, much to the outrage and dismay of the Cottage faithful.

Kebano then won a corner and his cross was not dealt with properly in the Leeds defence as the ball found its way to Malone on the edge of the box but his shot only found Rob Green.

Another chance presented itself to Malone moments later when Kebano took a corner and delicate pass from Cairney was met by the left-back on the edge of the box but his curling shot was off-target.

Just after the half-hour mark and against the run of play Gaetano Pedraza found himself clean through but Button held firm and fiercely fended away the attacker's shot.  

The half drew to a close with Fulham pushing for an equaliser but were caught on the break in a fast counter attack, the move was ended when Tomas Kalas slid in and booted the ball away from Pedraza into touch.

It took 55 minutes for Fulham to open up Leeds in the second half. Kebano switched the play to find Cairney free down the right but his low cross failed to fall into the path of a white shirt.

With Fulham beginning to find their rhythm again, Kebano used all his trickery to fire in a shot from the left but the powerful attempt only found the side netting, much to the relief of Green.

Just after the hour mark both sides made a change with Modou Barrow coming on for Sacko and Sessegnon replacing Malone.

Following a lofty pass into the Leeds box both sides flirted with possession before the ball found its way to Cairney’s feet who was cut down, as both sides appealed to the referee Sessegnon picked up the loose ball but his shot was easily collected by Green.

On 72 minutes Fredericks broke down the right and put in a pacey cross which found its way to Johansen at the back post but his effort deflected behind for a corner.

Leeds caught Fulham napping minutes later and after a surging run from Barrow the ball made its way to Pedraza who was open on the left, but his effort rebounded off the near post.

Jokanović then used up his last two remaining substitutions by bringing on Gohi Cyriac and Scott Parker for Martin and Kevin McDonald and the pair were both influential in Fulham’s surge to getting something from the match.  

Parker made an immediate impact when he found himself on the edge of the box but his fierce shot went wide.

Fredericks and Cairney then teamed up to find Cyriac who had a great chance to steal an equaliser but his outstretched boot failed to direct the ball towards the goal.

With 10 minutes remaining Barrow was yellow carded for a rough challenge on Parker 10 yards outside the box, Johansen’s attempt from the following free kick was only kept at bay by an outstretched Green.

From the corner Leeds cleared the ball, but Sessegnon won it back and fired in a cross, the ball ricocheted around the penalty area but Parker failed to keep his shot down.

Kalvin Phillips was sent off on 89 minutes after receiving his second yellow following a nasty collision with Parker on the edge of the Leeds area.

Johansen again took the free-kick but attempt was pushed over the bar by Green and the resulting corner was also collected by the Leeds keeper who had a busy night.

With five minutes of added time awarded and following a goal-line scramble in the Leeds penalty area the ball fell to Johansen and his cross met a towering Cyriac who fired a header to bottom corner of the goal only to be cleared by Green.

The final moments were tense, first Aluko flashed a shot across goal which drifted wide before the moment of the match.

Cairney fired home the equaliser with seconds left on the clock. Following some build-up play from Aluko, Cairney found the ball at his feet and his curling attempt was too much for Green who was finally beaten as the ball landed in the top left hand corner of the goal.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 7 March 2017
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 22,239

Referee: Lee Probert

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Malone (Ryan Sessegnon 61'); Johansen, McDonald (Parker 74'); Sone Aluko, Cairney, Kebano; Martin (Cyriac 75')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Odoi, Madl, Sigurdsson

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Leeds United

Line-up: Green; Berardi, Bartley, Jansson, Charlie Taylor; Bridcutt, Phillips; Sacko (Barrow 60'), Roofe (Vieira 87'), Alfonso (Dallas 82'); Doukara

Unused substitutes: Silvestri, Cooper, Pablo Hernández, Antonsson

Manager: Garry Monk

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Newcastle United 35 76
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 36 74
3 Huddersfield Town 35 68
4 Leeds United 36 65
5 Reading 35 63
6 Sheffield Wednesday 36 62
7 Fulham 35 57
8 Norwich City 36 53
9 Preston North End 36 53
10 Derby County 36 52
11 Barnsley 36 50
12 Brentford 35 47
13 Cardiff City 36 47
14 Queens Park Rangers 36 46
15 Aston Villa 36 45
16 Ipswich Town 36 44
17 Birmingham City 36 43
18 Nottingham Forest 36 40
19 Burton Albion 36 38
20 Blackburn Rovers 35 37
21 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 36
22 Bristol City 36 35
23 Wigan Athletic 36 34
24 Rotherham United 36 17
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
23
7
Shots On Target
5
2
Passing Accuracy
85%
68%
Fouls
6
10
Corners
14
5
Offsides
0
3
Bookings
3
2
Sending Offs
0
1
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 9Cyriac
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Leeds United (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Robert Green
  • 28Gaetano Berardi
  • 5Kyle Bartley
  • 18Pontus Jansson
  • 21Charlie Taylor
  • 26Liam Bridcutt
  • 23Kalvin Phillips
  • 24Hadi Sacko
  • 7Kemar Roofe
  • 29Alfonso
  • 11Souleymane Doukara
Substitutes
  • 12Marco Silvestri
  • 6Liam Cooper
  • 15Stuart Dallas
  • 19Pablo Hernández
  • 25Ronaldo Vieira
  • 10Marcus Antonsson
  • 27Modou Barrow
Manager
  • Garry Monk
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 1, Leeds United 1.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Leeds United 1.
  • 90'+6' Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
  • 90'+5' Goal! Fulham 1, Leeds United 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 90'+5' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 90'+4' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Modou Barrow (Leeds United).
  • 90'+3' Attempt saved. Cyriac (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross.
  • 90'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Green.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
  • 89' Second yellow card to Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) for a bad foul.
  • 89' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).
  • 87' Substitution, Leeds United. Ronaldo Vieira replaces Kemar Roofe.
  • 84' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 83' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.
  • 82' Substitution, Leeds United. Stuart Dallas replaces Alfonso.
  • 81' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
  • 81' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 81' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Green.
  • 81' Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 80' Modou Barrow (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 80' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 80' Foul by Modou Barrow (Leeds United).
  • 79' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Foul by Alfonso (Leeds United).
  • 77' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 77' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Liam Bridcutt.
  • 77' Attempt blocked. Cyriac (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 75' Substitution, Fulham. Cyriac replaces Chris Martin.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Kevin McDonald.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Alfonso.
  • 74' Alfonso (Leeds United) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Modou Barrow.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 72' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Liam Bridcutt.
  • 72' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 70' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 69' Delay in match Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) because of an injury.
  • 69' Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).
  • 69' Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Liam Bridcutt.
  • 68' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 65' Offside, Leeds United. Robert Green tries a through ball, but Souleymane Doukara is caught offside.
  • 65' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sone Aluko following a corner.
  • 64' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.
  • 64' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.
  • 63' Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Souleymane Doukara.
  • 61' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Scott Malone.
  • 60' Substitution, Leeds United. Modou Barrow replaces Hadi Sacko.
  • 59' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 50' Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 50' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).
  • 49' Attempt missed. Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kemar Roofe.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Leeds United 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Leeds United 1.
  • 45'+3' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 45' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.
  • 45' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 44' Delay in match Alfonso (Leeds United) because of an injury.
  • 42' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United).
  • 40' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kalvin Phillips.
  • 40' Attempt blocked. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 40' Attempt blocked. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Souleymane Doukara.
  • 39' Attempt saved. Alfonso (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a through ball.
  • 38' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 38' Alfonso (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 35' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 35' Souleymane Doukara (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner.
  • 34' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.
  • 32' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 32' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 32' Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Offside, Leeds United. Kemar Roofe tries a through ball, but Hadi Sacko is caught offside.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 30' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.
  • 28' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.
  • 24' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 23' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano following a set piece situation.
  • 22' Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 22' Scott Malone (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 22' Foul by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).
  • 22' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 22' Foul by Alfonso (Leeds United).
  • 15' Attempt missed. Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Taylor with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 15' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 13' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 13' Foul by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).
  • 12' Offside, Leeds United. Robert Green tries a through ball, but Kemar Roofe is caught offside.
  • 10' Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).
  • 10' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 9' Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).
  • 5' Own Goal by Tim Ream, Fulham. Fulham 0, Leeds United 1.
  • 5' Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 5' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 3' Attempt missed. Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
  • 2' Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.