Saturday 28 October 2017, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Cairney 90'+4
Bolton Wanderers
1
Ameobi 28'

90'+4 Goal

Tom Cairney
Assist by Kevin McDonald

86' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald

57' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Rui Fonte

70' Substitution

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

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luca De La Torre
Off:Tomas Kalas

28' Goal

Sammy Ameobi
Assist by Ben Alnwick

12' Yellow Card

Karl Henry Card was given for a foul

57' Yellow Card

David Wheater Card was given for a foul

78' Yellow Card

Ben Alnwick Card shown to player for time wasting

84' Yellow Card

Mark Little Card was given for a foul

49' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Antonee Robinson
Off:Andrew Taylor

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Filipe Morais
Off:Sammy Ameobi

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Adam Le Fondre
Off:Josh Vela

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Tom Cairney’s dramatic stoppage time header earned Fulham a point against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon at Craven Cottage.

Tom Cairney’s stoppage time header earned Fulham a point against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday afternoon at Craven Cottage.

The visitors went in front in the first-half thanks to a long ball played down the middle by Ben Alnwick which was stuck away by Sammy Ameobi. 

But the Whites refused to lie down and after an immense load of pressure the Bolton defence finally craked when Cairney headed in Kevin McDonald’s Cross in the 94th minute of the game.

Slaviša Jokanović made one change to his starting team to take on Bolton with Cairney returning to the side in the place of Stefan Johansen who joined the substitutes.

There were call-ups for Tayo Edun and Luca de la Torre to the Whites bench, and the youngsters were joined by Marcus Bettinelli, Johansen, Denis Odoi, Ibrahima Cisse and Neeksens Kebano. 

Bolton Manager Phil Parkinson named an unchanged side to the team that drew 1-1 with Queens Park Rangers the previous weekend. 

David Button was forced into an early save just seconds into the game when Josh Vela’s effort was blocked by Tomas Kalas, but it turned into a routine stop for the Fulham goalkeeper.

Karl Henry was booked in the 12th minute for a late challenge on Cairney which left the Fulham skipper on the deck, thankfully he did return to his feet. 

Fulham thought they had gone ahead three minutes later when Floyd Ayité slotted the ball past Alnwick from within the box however a late flag was raised by the officials. 

A miss-hit from Alnwick saw Cairney surge through the Bolton defence in the 18th minute but the Whites captain failed to get a clean shot away and the Bolton goalkeeper made a comfortable save in the end. 

A quick throw from Ryan Sessegnon freed Aboubakar Kamara down the left 20 minutes into the game and the Frenchman’s cross was almost turned into the Bolton goal by David Wheater, floating just over the bar.

Following a classy Kalas clearance Adam Armstrong unleashed a shot from the edge of the box which curled just outside of the left-hand post.

Almost straight after Fulham found themselves on the outskirts of the Wanderers box and Sessegnon attempted to sneak a shot through the Bolton defence, however the left-back’s effort was easily collected by Alnwick. 

Ameobi put Bolton ahead in the 28th minute following a clearance kick by Alnwick, the Fulham defence failed to clear the ball as the winger found himself in the box and he placed his effort in the bottom corner of the goal.

Ten minutes later a counter attack with Cairney at the helm saw the Fulham number 10 play Kamara through on goal but hounded by the Bolton defence the striker’s effort floated inches over the bar. 

Following a Sessegnon clearance, Kamara gathered the ball in the 43rd minute and took on the Bolton defence but his curling effort from the right hand side of the box evaded the goal.

The second-half started lively for the Whites as a trademark Ryan Fredericks run down the right saw him hit the side-netting, subsequently Andrew Taylor limped off for Bolton and was replaced by Antonee Robinson on 49 minutes.

After some intricate play from a corner Sessegnon found the ball at his feet in the penalty area but his swivelled shot brought an easy save for Alnwick.

Armstrong had another shot which failed to trouble Button and then Jokanović made his first change of the game with Fonte being replaced by Kebano in the 57th minute.

After a foul on Kamara near the left-hand corner flag Ollie Norwood’s free-kick caused a goalmouth scramble before Bolton eventually cleared their lines.

Kebano had a chance to pull the Whites level on the hour mark after Frederick’s cross made its way to the winger but he failed to control it and blazed it over the bar. 

Bolton made another change in the 68th minute with Filipe Morais replacing goal-scorer Ameobi.

A failed clearance from Button saw Armstrong take aim at an open goal but the wide-man was unable to get his effort on target, Fulham then brought on Johansen for Norwood in the 70th minute.

The Wanderers were pegged back but shutting down attack-after-attack from Fulham, Cairney slipped a ball into Kamara but his shot was blocked for a corner. 

Once again Kebano had the chance to level the scores after a clever run saw him played through on goal but he failed to compose himself as Alnwick made the save.

Alnwick was then booked in the 78th minute for time-wasting and then Bolton used their final substitution to take off Vela and bring on Adam Le Fondre four minutes later.

Kebano did well to battle through the Bolton defence but he was brought down by Mark little who received a yellow card in the 84th minute.

When play was stopped McDonald was booked in the 86th minute and Fulham rolled the dice at the end bringing on de la Torre for his league debut in the 89th minute in place of Kalas. 

With six minutes of time added on and Fulham’s knack of scoring late on the crowd sensed this encounter was not over. 

And on his return to the starting line-up skipper Cairney nodded home McDonald’s delicate cross across goal in the fourth minute of added time.

There was still time for Fulham to score another and the tempo was upped but Bolton held firm to salvage a point away from home.

 

 

 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 28 October 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,792

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas (De La Torre 89'), Ream, Ryan Sessegnon; Cairney, McDonald, Norwood (Johansen 70'); Rui Fonte (Kebano 57'), Kamara, Floyd Ayité

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Odoi, Tayo Edun, Cissé

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Bolton Wanderers

Line-up: Alnwick; Little, Wheater, Beevers, Taylor (Robinson 49'); Pratley, Henry; Ameobi (Morais 68'), Vela (Le Fondre 82'), Armstrong; Madine

Unused substitutes: Howard, Derik, Darby, Noone

Manager: Phil Parkinson

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Sheffield United 14 30
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 29
3 Cardiff City 14 28
4 Bristol City 14 24
5 Leeds United 14 23
6 Aston Villa 13 22
7 Derby County 13 22
8 Norwich City 14 22
9 Preston North End 14 21
10 Ipswich Town 13 21
11 Middlesbrough 14 20
12 Fulham 14 19
13 Queens Park Rangers 14 18
14 Nottingham Forest 13 18
15 Millwall 14 17
16 Sheffield Wednesday 14 17
17 Hull City 13 16
18 Brentford 14 16
19 Barnsley 13 13
20 Reading 13 12
21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Burton Albion 14 10
23 Sunderland 14 9
24 Bolton Wanderers 14 7
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
19
13
Shots On Target
5
3
Passing Accuracy
88%
60%
Fouls
9
17
Corners
11
5
Offsides
3
2
Bookings
1
4
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 11Floyd Ayité
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 37Tayo Edun
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Bolton Wanderers (4-2-3-1)
  • 13Ben Alnwick
  • 2Mark Little
  • 31David Wheater
  • 5Mark Beevers
  • 3Andrew Taylor
  • 21Darren Pratley
  • 24Karl Henry
  • 10Sammy Ameobi
  • 6Josh Vela
  • 20Adam Armstrong
  • 14Gary Madine
Substitutes
  • 33Mark Howard
  • 15Antonee Robinson
  • 17Derik
  • 23Stephen Darby
  • 12Craig Noone
  • 22Filipe Morais
  • 9Adam Le Fondre
Manager
  • Phil Parkinson
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, Bolton Wanderers 1.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Bolton Wanderers 1.
  • 90'+7' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 90'+7' Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 90'+6' Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+6' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 90'+5' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 90'+5' Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Goal! Fulham 1, Bolton Wanderers 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald with a cross following a corner.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 90'+3' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Gary Madine tries a through ball, but Adam Le Fondre is caught offside.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+1' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Filipe Morais (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 90' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90' Foul by Antonee Robinson (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Luca De La Torre (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 89' Substitution, Fulham. Luca De La Torre replaces Tomas Kalas.
  • 86' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Adam Le Fondre (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 85' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gary Madine.
  • 85' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 84' Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 84' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 84' Foul by Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 82' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Adam Le Fondre replaces Josh Vela.
  • 80' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Josh Vela.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 80' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mark Beevers.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 78' Ben Alnwick (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.
  • 77' Attempt saved. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 76' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 75' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mark Little.
  • 73' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 71' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 71' Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 70' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Oliver Norwood.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 69' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69' Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 68' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Filipe Morais replaces Sammy Ameobi.
  • 67' Offside, Fulham. Floyd Ayité tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Josh Vela with a cross.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Antonee Robinson with a cross.
  • 62' Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Karl Henry.
  • 61' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 59' Attempt blocked. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
  • 58' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 58' Delay in match Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 57' David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 57' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 57' Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 57' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Rui Fonte.
  • 57' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 56' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by David Button.
  • 56' Attempt saved. Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darren Pratley.
  • 55' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 55' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 55' Attempt blocked. Rui Fonte (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 53' Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Antonee Robinson tries a through ball, but Adam Armstrong is caught offside.
  • 53' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sammy Ameobi.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
  • 50' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 49' Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Antonee Robinson replaces Andrew Taylor because of an injury.
  • 49' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 48' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 48' Foul by Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 47' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 46' Delay in match Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.
  • 45'+1' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+1' Foul by David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 45' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45' Foul by Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 44' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 41' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 41' Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Attempt saved. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Vela.
  • 39' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 39' Foul by Andrew Taylor (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 38' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a through ball.
  • 37' Foul by Rui Fonte (Fulham).
  • 37' Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 36' Attempt missed. Adam Armstrong (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Gary Madine with a headed pass.
  • 30' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 30' Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 28' Goal! Fulham 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Alnwick.
  • 27' Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrew Taylor following a corner.
  • 27' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 26' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 26' Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 25' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 25' Foul by Mark Little (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 24' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 22' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 22' Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 21' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Floyd Ayité with a cross.
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.
  • 18' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 16' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 16' Foul by Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 15' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.
  • 12' Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 12' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 10' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).
  • 10' Offside, Fulham. Oliver Norwood tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 9' Attempt missed. Sammy Ameobi (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Alnwick.
  • 8' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 8' Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
  • 5' Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Floyd Ayité.
  • 2' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 2' Foul by Karl Henry (Bolton Wanderers).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.