Friday 30 March 2018, 3:00pm at Carrow Road, Norwich
Sky Bet Championship
Norwich City
Norwich City
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Johansen 66'; Cairney 70'

83' Yellow Card

Josh Murphy Card was given for a foul

90'+1 Yellow Card

James Maddison

90'+4 Yellow Card

Harrison Reed Card was given for a foul

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nélson Oliveira
Off:Dennis Srbeny

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Wes Hoolahan
Off:Alexander Tettey

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marcus Edwards
Off:Mario Vrancic

66' Goal

Stefan Johansen

70' Goal

Tom Cairney

58' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald Card was given for a foul

78' Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks Card was given for a foul

85' Yellow Card

Oliver Norwood Card was given for a foul

90'+3 Yellow Card

Aboubakar Kamara Card shown to player for time wasting

54' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Sessegnon
Off:Floyd Ayité

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Oliver Norwood
Off:Kevin McDonald

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Aleksandar Mitrovic

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Goals from Stefan Johansen and Tom Cairney ensured Fulham returned from the international break in style with a 2-0 win at Carrow Road.

Fulham returned from the international break with an impressive 2-0 win against Norwich City at Carrow Road.

An excellent five minutes in the second half was enough to secure the victory for the Whites, as rapid-fire strikes in the 66th and 70th minutes from Stefan Johansen and Tom Cairney put Fulham out of reach.

Slaviša Jokanović made one change to the line-up that drew at home against Queens Park Rangers, bringing Floyd Ayité in from the start and resting Ryan Sessegnon.  

The opening 10 minutes were quiet, as both teams took turns in possession but created no clear-cut chances between them. The only early talking point was when Ayité was bundled over in the box in the 10th minute, but referee Keith Stroud waved play on.

One minute later Cairney looked to stroke a low drive into the bottom-right corner from 25 yards, but Angus Gunn was behind it all the way.

As the first 45 wore on, the Whites started to camp out in the Norwich half, passing fluently and quickly, looking to push and pull the home team’s backline until a gap appeared. In the 27th minute a darting Ayité run resulted in a cross for the onrushing Aleksandar Mitrović. The striker could only get glancing contact on it though and the chance ended up dribbling well wide.

Right on the stroke of half-time Denis Odoi hacked clear an Ivo Pinto cross to keep the scores level. Two seconds later the whistle went and Fulham sprinted into the tunnel, already conferring amongst themselves about how they could find that one moment of decisive quality that would turn their possession into payday.

At the start of the second half the rain in East Anglia started to come down in sheets, making the pitch soggy in some parts and skippy in others. The change in conditions seemed to benefit the Canaries, who came out of the tunnel with more bite than they showed in the first half.

In the 52nd minute, Marcus Bettinelli tipped a vicious piledriver from Dennis Srbeny over the bar—a stupendous save at full stretch.

Perhaps seeking to restore equilibrium, Jokanović made his first substitution soon after, replacing Ayité with Sessegnon in the 54th minute.

It almost paid immediate dividends, as the Norwich defence suddenly had to deal with two attackers in the box instead of one. This extra body caused confusion in the 55th minute, when Mitrović’s diving header just scooted past the back post and out of play.

But there was no doubt the substitution served as a jolt in the arm for both teams, as tackles and shots were now multiplying all over the pitch. In the 58th minute Kevin McDonald became the first player to enter the referee’s book when he mistimed his challenge on James Maddison.

In the 64th minute Fulham came so close to opening the scoring when Gunn rushed out of his box but failed to fully clear the ball. It fell to Sessegnon, who lofted a strike on target from 30 yards, but a scrambling Christoph Zimmermann was able to rush back to clear it off the line for the home side.

Two minutes later the Whites had the breakthrough they so richly deserved. Matt Targett whipped in a delicious cross which Mitrović powered on goal. Gunn got two hands to it, but couldn’t prevent the rebound from falling to Johansen, who smashed it in smartly. 1-0 to Fulham in the 66th minute and utter delirium in the away end.

In the 68th minute Jokanović made his second change of the match, bringing McDonald off and putting Oliver Norwood on in his place.

Just 120 seconds later, the Whites doubled their advantage. It was Cairney who got the goal this time, the Fulham Captain expertly sweeping home Lucas Piazon’s deflected cross. Cue pandemonium from the travelling supporters, and the entire rushed in to celebrate with them.

In the 76th minute Norwich Head Coach Daniel Farke made a double substitution, bringing Srbeny and Alex Tettey off and introducing Nelson Oliveira and Wes Hoolahan on in their places. Jokanović immediately responded with a change of his own, Aboubakar Kamara on for Mitrović.

Ryan Fredericks then became the next Fulham player to be booked, when he saw yellow for a tug on Josh Murphy in the 78th minute.

Then it was Murphy’s turn to get booked in the 84th minute, when he retaliated off-the-ball, coming together with Fredericks. Right after, Farke made his final change, giving Marcus Edwards his debut in place of Mario Vrancic.

In the 85th minute Norwood received a yellow card for a sliding challenge on Maddison. Then Maddison himself was booked in the first minute of stoppage time for an altercation after the whistle went. Kamara and Harrison Reed also saw yellow in stoppage time, as the game descended towards a bitter and attritional ending.

But none of that mattered when the final whistle went a few moments later and the Whites triumphantly exited the pitch, heading back to London for the holiday weekend with three points safely in tow.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Friday 30 March 2018
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Carrow Road, Norwich
Attendance: 26,750

Referee: Keith Stroud

Norwich City

Line-up: Gunn; Ivo Pinto, Zimmermann, Klose, Lewis; Tettey (Hoolahan 77'), Reed; Maddison, Vrancic (Edwards 84'), Josh Murphy; Srbeny (Nélson Oliveira 76')

Unused substitutes: McGovern, Husband, Raggett, Hanley

Manager: Daniel Farke

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Targett; Johansen, McDonald (Norwood 68'), Cairney; Lucas Piazon, Mitrovic (Kamara 78'), Floyd Ayité (Ryan Sessegnon 54')

Unused substitutes: Button, Christie, Kalas, Rui Fonte

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 82
2 Cardiff City 38 79
3 Fulham 39 72
4 Aston Villa 38 69
5 Derby County 37 62
6 Middlesbrough 38 62
7 Bristol City 39 62
8 Millwall 39 61
9 Sheffield United 39 61
10 Preston North End 39 60
11 Brentford 39 55
12 Leeds United 39 53
13 Ipswich Town 38 52
14 Norwich City 39 52
15 Queens Park Rangers 38 47
16 Nottingham Forest 39 46
17 Sheffield Wednesday 39 44
18 Hull City 38 39
19 Bolton Wanderers 39 39
20 Reading 38 36
21 Barnsley 39 34
22 Birmingham City 38 33
23 Burton Albion 39 30
24 Sunderland 38 28
Goals
0
2
Total Shots
14
10
Shots On Target
2
5
Passing Accuracy
80%
84%
Fouls
11
11
Corners
5
2
Offsides
3
3
Bookings
3
4
Sending Offs
0
0
Norwich City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Angus Gunn
  • 2Ivo Pinto
  • 6Christoph Zimmermann
  • 15Timm Klose
  • 26Jamal Lewis
  • 27Alexander Tettey
  • 4Harrison Reed
  • 23James Maddison
  • 8Mario Vrancic
  • 11Josh Murphy
  • 32Dennis Srbeny
Substitutes
  • 33Michael McGovern
  • 3James Husband
  • 20Sean Raggett
  • 31Grant Hanley
  • 14Wes Hoolahan
  • 21Marcus Edwards
  • 9Nélson Oliveira
Manager
  • Daniel Farke
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 21Matt Targett
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 32Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 11Floyd Ayité
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 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, Norwich City 0, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Norwich City 0, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Attempt missed. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Josh Murphy.
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+5' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Tom Cairney is caught offside.
  • 90'+4' Harrison Reed (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+4' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Harrison Reed (Norwich City).
  • 90'+3' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Fredericks tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 90'+2' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City).
  • 90'+1' James Maddison (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 89' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 89' Foul by Harrison Reed (Norwich City).
  • 88' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Matt Targett.
  • 86' Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan with a headed pass.
  • 85' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 85' James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84' Substitution, Norwich City. Marcus Edwards replaces Mario Vrancic.
  • 83' Josh Murphy (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 83' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Josh Murphy (Norwich City).
  • 83' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by James Maddison (Norwich City).
  • 80' Matt Targett (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Foul by Wes Hoolahan (Norwich City).
  • 79' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Foul by Jamal Lewis (Norwich City).
  • 78' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 78' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 78' Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 77' Substitution, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan replaces Alexander Tettey.
  • 76' Substitution, Norwich City. Nélson Oliveira replaces Dennis Srbeny.
  • 75' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Oliver Norwood.
  • 75' Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivo Pinto.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Maddison.
  • 73' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 73' Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 70' Goal! Norwich City 0, Fulham 2. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 68' Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Kevin McDonald.
  • 66' Goal! Norwich City 0, Fulham 1. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 66' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Targett with a cross.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 64' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.
  • 64' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 63' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 63' Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Norwich City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Murphy.
  • 59' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Foul by Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City).
  • 59' Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 58' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 58' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 58' James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Targett with a cross.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 54' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 54' Offside, Norwich City. Harrison Reed tries a through ball, but Mario Vrancic is caught offside.
  • 53' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Murphy with a cross.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Harrison Reed (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 52' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 52' Attempt saved. Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Mario Vrancic.
  • 50' Foul by Matt Targett (Fulham).
  • 50' James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 48' Harrison Reed (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • Second Half begins Norwich City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' First Half ends, Norwich City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 38' Offside, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic tries a through ball, but Josh Murphy is caught offside.
  • 37' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 37' Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 37' Hand ball by James Maddison (Norwich City).
  • 34' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 34' Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 24' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alexander Tettey.
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Harrison Reed (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 21' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 21' James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 21' Attempt blocked. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Murphy.
  • 20' Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
  • 17' Offside, Norwich City. Jamal Lewis tries a through ball, but Dennis Srbeny is caught offside.
  • 13' Offside, Fulham. Denis Odoi tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.
  • 12' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 10' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 10' Foul by Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City).
  • 10' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 10' Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).
  • 5' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 5' Josh Murphy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 3' Dennis Srbeny (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.