Wednesday 12 July 2017, 4:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Cisse 15'; Aluko 35'; O'Riley 49'; Johansen 53'
Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers
Darbyshire 26'; Kakay 88'

15' Goal

Ibrahima Cisse

35' Goal

Sone Aluko
Assist by Stefan Johansen

49' Goal

Matt O'Riley
Assist by Lasse Vigen Christensen

53' Goal

Stefan Johansen

28' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stefan Johansen
Off:Floyd Ayite

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kevin McDonald
Off:Ibrahima Cisse

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Cairney
Off:Sone Aluko

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Magnus Norman
Off:Marek Rodak

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dennis Adeniran
Off:Cauley Woodrow

26' Goal

Dan Darbyshire

88' Goal

Ossie Kakay

Fulham continued their preparations for the 2017/18 campaign with a 4-2 victory over QPR Under 23s at Motspur Park on Wednesday.

Fulham continued their preparations for the 2017/18 Season with a 4-1 victory against Queens Park Rangers Under-23s in a behind closed doors clash with their local rivals on Wednesday afternoon at Motspur Park.

After taking the lead early through an Ibrahima Cisse strike, QPR responded with a brilliant solo goal from winger Dan Darbyshire, but Sone Aluko restored the Whites lead before the break.

Fulham were quick to add to their tally early in the second-half with a nicely worked Matt O’Riley goal and free-kick strike from Stefan Johansen.

Head Coach Slaviša Jokanović named a strong side to start the match, which featured numerous First Team players. The encounter also saw a debut handed to new signing Cisse. The powerful midfielder deployed in a holding roll alongside Lasse Vigen Christensen and Matt O’Riley in the Fulham midfield.

The Whites started brightly and took a deserved lead in the 16th minute. Cisse who had been an energetic force in the defensive part of the field picked up the ball just outside the QPR box and unleashed a vicious drive. His effort thundered off the underside of the bar and deflected in off a helpless Seni Dieng in the Hoops net. The perfect start for the new addition.

The Whites were pegged back 10 minutes later when Dan Darbyshire produced a fine solo goal. Breaking into the box from the left wing and producing a neat finish from a tight angle to beat Marek Rodák in the Fulham net.  

Despite the set-back Fulham continued to press and almost regained the lead in the 32nd minute. Sone Aluko created some space just inside the box and looked to send a perfectly weighted effort into the top corner, only to be denied by the outstretched arm of Dieng.

It was Aluko again causing problems for QPR minutes later. After a quickly taken corner Stefan Johansen ran to the near post and played in the Nigerian whose shot flashed across the keeper and tucked in nicely at the far post.

As the referee brought the first-half to a close it was Fulham in the ascendancy. Christensen and Cauley Woodrow both with half chances prior to the intermission.

Fulham picked up where they left off in the second period and the lead was extended 3-minutes into the half. Christensen attacking the box with a trademark direct run was fed by Johansen and he played a teasing ball across the face of goal. O’Riley was on hand to fire home from close range.

The dominance continued and Stefan Johansen, who had replaced Floyd Ayité midway through the first half scored a free kick to extend the lead. The Norwegian captain lashing a left-footed strike on target that the visiting keeper could only parry into his own net. 

As the visitors legs grew heavy the Whites continued to press and probe in search of another goal.

Substitute Dennis Adeniran providing a combative presence to Fulham midfield went close in the 61st minute with a low drive from just inside the box and Tom Cairney fired just wide in the 75th minute after a lovely interchange between himself and Johansen.

Despite a late goal the Whites were able to hold their lead comfortably and return to winning ways as the day’s tick down to the start of a new Season. 

Match Information

Competition: Friendly

Date: Wednesday 12 July 2017
Kick-off: 4:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey


Line-up: Rodak (Norman 58'); Fredericks, Sigurdsson, Djalo, Ream; Christensen, Cisse (McDonald 45'), O'Riley; Aluko (Cairney 45'), Woodrow (Adeniran 58'), Ayite (Johansen 28')

Queens Park Rangers

Line-up: Dieng; Kakay, Paul, Finney, Williams; Tilt, Comley, Rowe, Darbyshire; Eze, Emmanuel Thomas

Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 42Marek Rodak
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 20Marcelo Djalo
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 44Ibrahima Cisse
  • 26Matt O'Riley
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 11Floyd Ayite
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 30Dennis Adeniran
  • 46Magnus Norman
Queens Park Rangers (4-4-2)
  • 1Seni Dieng
  • 2Ossie Kakay
  • 5Chris Paul
  • 6Alex Finney
  • 3Jack Williams
  • 7Chay Tilt
  • 4Brandon Comley
  • 8Danny Rowe
  • 11Dan Darbyshire
  • 10Ebere Eze
  • 9Jay Emmanuel Thomas