Saturday 14 April 2018, 5:30pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Mitrovic 70'
Brentford
Brentford
1
Maupay 90'+4

70' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Assist by Stefan Johansen

90'+3 Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks Card was given for a foul

54' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Lucas Piazon

87' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Neeskens Kebano

90' Substitution

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

90'+4 Goal

Neal Maupay
Assist by Florian Jozefzoon

49' Yellow Card

Chris Mepham Card was given for a foul

76' Yellow Card

Neal Maupay Card was given for arguing during match

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:John Egan
Off:Andreas Bjelland

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neal Maupay
Off:Sergi Canos

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kamohelo Mokotjo
Off:Nico Yennaris

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Fulham and Brentford drew 1-1 in a Saturday evening match at the Cottage.

Fulham and Brentford drew 1-1 in a Saturday evening match at the Cottage.

Aleksandar Mitrović scored the game’s opening goal in the 70th minute but Brentford substitute Neal Maupay scored an equaliser in the final minute of added time.

Slaviša Jokanović named an unchanged lineup from the team that beat Reading at home on Tuesday night. This meant the spine remained the same, from Marcus Bettinelli in goal to Mitrović up top.

The Whites took their time getting into the match, but by the 20th minute they were attacking with their usual verve and fluency.

In the 29th minute Ryan Sessegnon—after some strong hold-up play for Mitrović—drilled a low shot towards goal, forcing Daniel Bentley into a save with his legs.

Ten minutes later Bettinelli made a fantastic one-handed stop to palm Ollie Watkins’ glanced header over the bar.

But the Whites were starting to turn the screw, getting into the box with more regularity and stringing dangerous pass after dangerous pass together. In the 40th minute Sessegnon was bundled over in the box but Neil Swarbrick waved play on.

Five minutes later he blew for the end of the first half, drawing a curtain on a tense and tempestuous 45 minutes.

Dean Smith started the second period with a substitution, taking Andreas Bjelland off and bringing John Egan on in his place.

Jokanović responded with a change of his own in the 54th minute, introducing Neeskens Kebano in place of Lucas Piazon. And from the second he entered the pitch he was a livewire, harrying the Brentford backline and hassling the Bees’ defenders.

14 minutes later Smith made his second change of the afternoon, replacing Sergi Canos with Maupay in the 68th minute.

Then, two minutes later, the moment every single Fulham supporter was craving happened. In the 70th minute Mitrović scored with a curling first-time shot that just kissed the inside of the post on its way in. It was a sublime effort, assisted by Stefan Johansen, and placed with accuracy from 20 yards out. 1-0 to the Whites and cue pandemonium at the Cottage.

In the 76th minute Maupay received a yellow card for protesting to the referee. Moments later Smith made his final substitution, taking off Brentford Captain Nico Yennaris and bringing on Kamohelo Mokotjo.

Two minutes Tom Cairney almost made it two when he curled a delightful shot towards the far corner. Unfortunately it whistled just millimetres wide of the post.

With three minutes left in regulation time, Jokanović made his second change of the match, taking Kebano off and bringing on Cyrus Christie. Two minutes later the Head Coach completed his trio of changes, replacing Johansen with Oliver Norwood.

In the third minute of stoppage time Ryan Fredericks received a yellow card for stopping a Brentford counterattack.

Then in the fourth minute of stoppage time Maupay nodded in a late equaliser, ensuring the spoils were split. The Whites rallied at the last second, but it wasn’t enough, and they can now look forward to Millwall away with their 21-game unbeaten streak still intact.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 14 April 2018
Kick-off: 5:30pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 20,877

Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Targett; Johansen (Norwood 90'), McDonald, Cairney; Lucas Piazon (Kebano 54' (Christie 87')), Mitrovic, Ryan Sessegnon

Unused substitutes: Button, Kalas, Rui Fonte, Kamara

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Brentford

Line-up: Bentley; Dalsgaard, Mepham, Bjelland (Egan 45'), Barbet; Jozefzoon, Nico Yennaris (Mokotjo 78'), Woods, Sawyers, Canos (Maupay 69'); Ollie Watkins

Unused substitutes: Daniels, MacLeod, McEachran, Clarke

Manager: Dean Smith

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 92
2 Cardiff City 42 83
3 Fulham 43 82
4 Aston Villa 43 79
5 Middlesbrough 43 69
6 Millwall 43 69
7 Derby County 42 68
8 Preston North End 43 66
9 Sheffield United 43 66
10 Brentford 43 65
11 Bristol City 43 65
12 Ipswich Town 43 56
13 Norwich City 43 56
14 Leeds United 43 54
15 Queens Park Rangers 43 53
16 Sheffield Wednesday 43 50
17 Nottingham Forest 42 49
18 Hull City 43 47
19 Reading 43 43
20 Birmingham City 42 40
21 Bolton Wanderers 43 40
22 Barnsley 42 38
23 Burton Albion 43 35
24 Sunderland 43 34
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
12
17
Shots On Target
2
5
Passing Accuracy
77%
74%
Fouls
13
9
Corners
4
7
Offsides
0
7
Bookings
1
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 21Matt Targett
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 32Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Brentford (4-5-1)
  • 1Daniel Bentley
  • 22Henrik Dalsgaard
  • 33Chris Mepham
  • 5Andreas Bjelland
  • 29Yoann Barbet
  • 7Florian Jozefzoon
  • 8Nico Yennaris
  • 15Ryan Woods
  • 19Romaine Sawyers
  • 47Sergi Canos
  • 11Ollie Watkins
Substitutes
  • 28Luke Daniels
  • 14John Egan
  • 4Lewis MacLeod
  • 10Josh McEachran
  • 12Kamohelo Mokotjo
  • 20Josh Clarke
  • 9Neal Maupay
Manager
  • Dean Smith
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, Brentford 1.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Brentford 1.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 90'+6' Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Goal! Fulham 1, Brentford 1. Neal Maupay (Brentford) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon with a headed pass.
  • 90'+3' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 87' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Neeskens Kebano.
  • 85' Attempt missed. John Egan (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a cross following a corner.
  • 84' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 82' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 82' Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 78' Offside, Brentford. John Egan tries a through ball, but Florian Jozefzoon is caught offside.
  • 78' Substitution, Brentford. Kamohelo Mokotjo replaces Nico Yennaris.
  • 76' Neal Maupay (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
  • 76' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 76' Neal Maupay (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Attempt blocked. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 70' Goal! Fulham 1, Brentford 0. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neal Maupay.
  • 69' Substitution, Brentford. Neal Maupay replaces Sergi Canos.
  • 67' Offside, Brentford. Romaine Sawyers tries a through ball, but Florian Jozefzoon is caught offside.
  • 66' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Florian Jozefzoon.
  • 64' Foul by Matt Targett (Fulham).
  • 64' Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 63' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Foul by Yoann Barbet (Brentford).
  • 62' Offside, Brentford. Ryan Woods tries a through ball, but Henrik Dalsgaard is caught offside.
  • 61' Offside, Brentford. Yoann Barbet tries a through ball, but Nico Yennaris is caught offside.
  • 59' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 59' Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 57' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 57' Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).
  • 56' Offside, Brentford. Ryan Woods tries a through ball, but Florian Jozefzoon is caught offside.
  • 54' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 54' Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 54' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Lucas Piazon.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 52' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Nico Yennaris (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sergi Canos.
  • 50' Attempt missed. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Woods.
  • 50' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 49' Chris Mepham (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 49' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 49' Foul by Chris Mepham (Brentford).
  • 46' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Brentford 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Brentford. John Egan replaces Andreas Bjelland.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Brentford 0.
  • 45' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45' Foul by Chris Mepham (Brentford).
  • 45' Attempt missed. Andreas Bjelland (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Woods following a set piece situation.
  • 45' Attempt blocked. Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 43' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 43' Yoann Barbet (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 43' Attempt blocked. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 41' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 41' Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a cross following a corner.
  • 39' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 39' Attempt saved. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a cross.
  • 38' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 38' Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 37' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a cross.
  • 36' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 35' Offside, Brentford. Daniel Bentley tries a through ball, but Ollie Watkins is caught offside.
  • 34' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Brentford).
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.
  • 30' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 30' Yoann Barbet (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 29' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.
  • 29' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 25' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 20' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 20' Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 19' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Yoann Barbet.
  • 15' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 15' Attempt saved. Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 13' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.
  • 13' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 12' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).
  • 10' Attempt missed. Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ollie Watkins.
  • 10' Attempt saved. Florian Jozefzoon (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.
  • 8' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 8' Foul by Ryan Woods (Brentford).
  • 7' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 7' Nico Yennaris (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 6' Offside, Brentford. Sergi Canos tries a through ball, but Ollie Watkins is caught offside.
  • 4' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 4' Foul by Chris Mepham (Brentford).
  • 4' Attempt missed. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 3' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 3' Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.