Saturday 3 March 2018, 3:00pm at Pride Park, Derby
Sky Bet Championship
Derby County
1
Huddlestone 68'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Mitrovic 10'; Ryan Sessegnon 22'

68' Goal

Tom Huddlestone

36' Yellow Card

Tom Lawrence Card was given for a foul

60' Yellow Card

Kasey Palmer Card was given for arguing during match

70' Yellow Card

Andreas Weimann Card was given for a foul

56' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Kasey Palmer
Off:George Thorne

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ikechi Anya
Off:Andre Wisdom

84' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Bradley Johnson
Off:Tom Huddlestone

10' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

22' Goal

Ryan Sessegnon
Assist by Stefan Johansen

60' Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for a foul

74' Yellow Card

Aleksandar Mitrovic

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Oliver Norwood
Off:Stefan Johansen

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lucas Piazon
Off:Floyd Ayité

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sheyi Ojo
Off:Ryan Sessegnon

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Fulham secured a huge win in the battle for promotion at Derby County on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham secured a huge win in the battle for promotion at Derby County on Saturday afternoon.

A slick first half display saw the Whites take a commanding lead when Ryan Sessegnon’s clinical strike followed Aleksandar Mitrović’s third goal in as many games.

The Rams rallied in the second half and reduced the deficit when Tom Huddlestone found the net following a debatable free-kick.

Both sides had chances to score again, with the hosts going closest deep into injury time, but Marcus Bettinelli made a world class stop to preserve the win which saw Fulham move above our opponents into fourth.

Slaviša Jokanović was forced into making one change to the side that beat league leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers a week earlier. Tomas Kalas was carrying a slight hip knock and so was replaced in the starting XI by Denis Odoi.

Despite Derby enjoying the bulk of the play in the opening stages, it was Fulham who had the first chance on four minutes when the ball ricocheted into Sessegnon’s path in the area. The winger brought the ball down and sent a right footed shot towards the near post, which Scott Carson got down well to.

The visitors went straight up the other end and put the ball in the back of the net when Andreas Weimann tucked home Andre Wisdom’s cross, but the forward had strayed offside.

A beautiful drop of the shoulder from Mitrović nine minutes in saw him skip in between two challenges before trying his luck from range, with his shot deflecting behind for a corner.

The set-piece was worked to perfection. Matt Targett picked out Stefan Johansen on the edge of the box, who volleyed the ball into the area where Mitrović showed strength and a predatory instinct to swivel and pop an effort beyond Carson for 1-0.

Derby looked to respond with Cameron Jerome who controlled well and sent a snapshot towards goal that Odoi did brilliantly to block.

A slide-rule pass sent Wisdom in behind Targett in the 18th minute. The full-back cut back inside onto his left foot, but couldn’t control his finish which sailed wide.

Sessegnon had enjoyed a fairly good week already with his double win at the London Football Awards, and it got even better for him midway through the first half. Johansen’s cutely disguised pass slipped him in, and he rifled an unstoppable strike across Carson and inside the far post.

Fulham were playing with a real swagger and Floyd Ayité was next to have a go on 28 minutes when Johansen’s shot deflected high and into his path, but Carson gathered his volley at the second attempt.

Jerome personified County’s frustration in the 36th minute when he collected a needless yellow card for a crude foul on Tom Cairney.

Tom Lawrence sent in a swerving shot with the outside of his boot three minutes later, but Bettinelli watched it all the way and made a simple stop.

The Whites almost had things wrapped up in stoppage time when Sessegnon squared to Mitrović in the area. He sidestepped a challenge and looked to pass one into the corner, but just sent it wide.

Seven minutes into the second period a teasing Targett delivery dropped to Mitrović at the far post but he had to adjust his body quickly and could only send his shot wide.

Sessegnon’s delivery then just evaded the Serbian in the middle as Fulham continued to turn the screw.

Gary Rowett made the game’s first change in the 56th minute, with George Thorne replaced by the more offensive Kasey Palmer.

The Chelsea loanee was booked almost immediately for shoving Johansen over after the Fulham man had clipped him, for which he was also shown a yellow card.

That was one of Johansen’s last actions of the game, as shortly after the hour mark he made way for Oliver Norwood.

The contest had begun to open up as both sides searched for what would be the crucial next goal, with Lawrence sending a dipping strike over the crossbar.

Derby hauled themselves level in controversial circumstances. Kevin McDonald won the ball from Jerome, but the linesman disagreed with the referee and flagged for a foul. From the subsequent free-kick the ball dropped to Huddlestone who squeezed it in the far corner.

Weimann was next to have his name taken for scything down Odoi as Fulham looked to counter. During the break in play, Lucas Piazon came on for Ayité.

With quarter of an hour to play, Mitrović was cautioned for preventing Carson from clearing the ball. Derby then introduced Ikechi Anya in place of Wisdom.

They threatened an equaliser moments later when Jerome cut the ball back to Lawrence with Bettinelli out of his goal, but Ream made a crucial block to deny the Welshman.

Goal scorer Huddlestone made way in the 84th minute, with Bradley Johnson the man brought on. Jokanović followed suit and made his final change, with Sheyi Ojo replacing Sessegnon.

There was a heart in mouth moment in the fourth minute of stoppage time when Vydra looked set to pass into an empty net, but McDonald made a magnificent block to deny him.

From the subsequent corner the ball dropped to Richard Keogh in the box in what looked like an offside position. He sent a pearler towards the far top corner but Bettinelli pulled off a stunning fingertip save to secure his side all three points.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 3 March 2018
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Pride Park, Derby
Attendance: 27,138

Referee: Lee Mason

Derby County

Line-up: Carson; Wisdom (Anya 77'), Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Huddlestone (Johnson 84'), Thorne (Palmer 56'); Lawrence, Vydra, Weimann; Jerome

Unused substitutes: Roos, Pearce, Ledley, Nugent

Manager: Gary Rowett

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Targett; Cairney, McDonald, Johansen (Norwood 63'); Floyd Ayité (Lucas Piazon 71'), Mitrovic, Ryan Sessegnon (Sheyi Ojo 87')

Unused substitutes: Norman, Christie, Rui Fonte, Kamara

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 73
2 Cardiff City 34 67
3 Aston Villa 34 63
4 Fulham 35 62
5 Derby County 35 60
6 Bristol City 35 57
7 Middlesbrough 35 55
8 Sheffield United 34 55
9 Preston North End 35 54
10 Brentford 34 50
11 Millwall 35 49
12 Leeds United 35 49
13 Ipswich Town 34 48
14 Norwich City 34 47
15 Nottingham Forest 35 43
16 Queens Park Rangers 34 39
17 Sheffield Wednesday 35 37
18 Reading 34 34
19 Bolton Wanderers 35 34
20 Hull City 34 33
21 Barnsley 34 32
22 Birmingham City 35 30
23 Burton Albion 34 29
24 Sunderland 35 28
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
18
12
Shots On Target
4
4
Passing Accuracy
74%
83%
Fouls
12
9
Corners
7
6
Offsides
3
0
Bookings
3
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Derby County (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Scott Carson
  • 14Andre Wisdom
  • 6Richard Keogh
  • 33Curtis Davies
  • 3Craig Forsyth
  • 44Tom Huddlestone
  • 34George Thorne
  • 10Tom Lawrence
  • 23Matej Vydra
  • 19Andreas Weimann
  • 32Cameron Jerome
Substitutes
  • 21Kelle Roos
  • 16Alex Pearce
  • 7Kasey Palmer
  • 8Ikechi Anya
  • 15Bradley Johnson
  • 36Joe Ledley
  • 28David Nugent
Manager
  • Gary Rowett
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 21Matt Targett
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 32Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
Substitutes
  • 46Magnus Norman
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 19Sheyi Ojo
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
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, Derby County 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 90'+5' Delay in match Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 90'+5' Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross following a corner.
  • 90'+5' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 90'+5' Attempt saved. Richard Keogh (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.
  • 90'+4' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 90'+3' Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).
  • 90' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kasey Palmer.
  • 89' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 88' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
  • 87' Substitution, Fulham. Sheyi Ojo replaces Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 86' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 86' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 84' Substitution, Derby County. Bradley Johnson replaces Tom Huddlestone because of an injury.
  • 79' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).
  • 78' Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.
  • 77' Substitution, Derby County. Ikechi Anya replaces Andre Wisdom.
  • 76' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 76' Andreas Weimann (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Offside, Derby County. Tom Huddlestone tries a through ball, but Andreas Weimann is caught offside.
  • 74' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 74' Dangerous play by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 74' Scott Carson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Matt Targett (Fulham).
  • 73' Andreas Weimann (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 71' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Lucas Piazon replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 70' Andreas Weimann (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 70' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 70' Foul by Andreas Weimann (Derby County).
  • 69' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 69' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 69' Attempt saved. Andreas Weimann (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matej Vydra.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.
  • 68' Goal! Derby County 1, Fulham 2. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.
  • 67' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 67' Cameron Jerome (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 64' Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.
  • 64' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 64' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 63' Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matej Vydra.
  • 63' Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 61' Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Keogh.
  • 60' Kasey Palmer (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.
  • 60' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 60' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 60' Kasey Palmer (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 57' Matt Targett (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).
  • 56' Substitution, Derby County. Kasey Palmer replaces George Thorne because of an injury.
  • 55' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 55' Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross.
  • 54' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • Second Half begins Derby County 0, Fulham 2.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Derby County 0, Fulham 2.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 44' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 44' Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).
  • 43' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Cameron Jerome.
  • 42' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
  • 39' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 39' Cameron Jerome (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 38' Attempt saved. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 38' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 38' Cameron Jerome (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 37' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 36' Delay in match Tom Cairney (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 36' Tom Lawrence (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 36' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 36' Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).
  • 30' Attempt blocked. Andreas Weimann (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 29' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.
  • 29' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 29' Matej Vydra (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 28' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 28' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 25' Offside, Derby County. Tom Huddlestone tries a through ball, but Craig Forsyth is caught offside.
  • 22' Goal! Derby County 0, Fulham 2. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 21' Matt Targett (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 21' Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).
  • 20' Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Thorne with a cross following a corner.
  • 19' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 18' Attempt missed. Andre Wisdom (Derby County) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.
  • 16' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Foul by Matej Vydra (Derby County).
  • 16' Attempt blocked. Matej Vydra (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Keogh.
  • 14' Attempt missed. Cameron Jerome (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 14' Attempt blocked. George Thorne (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.
  • 14' Attempt blocked. Cameron Jerome (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 11' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Cameron Jerome (Derby County).
  • 10' Goal! Derby County 0, Fulham 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.
  • 9' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Curtis Davies.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Targett.
  • 8' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 4' Offside, Derby County. Andre Wisdom tries a through ball, but Andreas Weimann is caught offside.
  • 4' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.