Tuesday 31 October 2017, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Bristol City
2
Reid 29'; Smith 40'

63' Red Card

Aboubakar Kamara

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rui Fonte
Off:Floyd Ayité

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Oliver Norwood
Off:Tomas Kalas

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rafa Soares
Off:Stefan Johansen

29' Goal

Bobby Reid
Assist by Josh Brownhill

40' Goal

Korey Smith
Assist by Callum O'Dowda

61' Yellow Card

Aden Flint Card was given for a foul

90'+1 Yellow Card

Joe Bryan Card was given for a foul

9' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson
Off:Eros Pisano

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jonathan Leko
Off:Jamie Paterson

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Milan Djuric
Off:Marlon Pack

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Two first half goals condemned Fulham to defeat by Bristol City at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

Fulham were beaten 2-0 by Bristol City at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening.

Aboubakar Kamara was sent off in the second half but the damage was already done by then.

Bobby Reid had pounced in the box to open the scoring inside half an hour, and a similar goal from Korey Smith before the break gave the Whites too great a mountain to climb thereafter.

There were two personnel changes and a switch of formation from the recent draw with Bolton Wanderers. Out went Oliver Norwood and Rui Fonte, with Denis Odoi and Stefan Johansen brought in as Slaviša Jokanović opted for three at the back.

City needed just 16 seconds to have the game’s first attempt after taking kick-off, but Joe Bryan’s shot on the angle was always rising and never likely to trouble David Button.

A sumptuous Tom Cairney pass shortly after picked out left wing-back Sessegnon in space in an advanced position, but he played his square ball just behind the incoming Floyd Ayité and the chance was gone.

A minute later Kamara won a free-kick in the final third. Tim Ream took it and played a short pass to Johansen who drilled in a firm strike that sailed just over from 25 yards.

Johansen needed Button to get him out of jail in the seventh minute when his stray ball gave Callum O’Dowda a clear sight of goal. The winger drilled a powerful low strike towards the far post that the Fulham goalkeeper tipped behind at full stretch.

The Robins were then forced into a substitution, as Eros Pisano was replaced by Hordur Magnusson.

Some patient, neat passing from Fulham almost brought about the opener in the 22nd minute. Johansen waited for the key moment to slip in Sessegnon who’d ghosted into the box, but the 17-year-old’s swirling strike clipped the top of the crossbar and went over.

He was given another sighter a minute later when Kamara’s cross was cleared to his feet, but under pressure from a covering defender he dragged wide.

Despite having the better of the chances, the Whites fell behind just before the half hour mark, and it was another goal that shouldn’t have been conceded. A deep ball to the far post picked out Josh Brownhill who had escaped his marker, and his cutback was converted by Reid who was in an acre of space inside the six yard box.

Fulham responded with a Kamara snapshot at the other end, but it wasn’t an easy opportunity and he volleyed it wide.

Cairney – who was making his 100th appearance for the Club – intercepted a poor clearance in the 39th minute and had a go from distance after playing a one-two with Kamara, but he didn’t connect with it properly and it bent wide of the far post.

And then the Robins immediately doubled their advantage. O’Dowda got the better of Ream down the right flank and cut back to Smith who was left with a simple finish.

Something needed to change and so Jokanović made a double substitution at half-time, replacing Tomas Kalas and Ayité with Norwood and Fonte. The team adopted more of a 4-4-2 look as a result.

Reid escaped the offside trap three minutes into the second half and tried to pick out O’Dowda with his cross, but Sessegnon was over quickly to block his first time shot.

A hopeful ball forward then found Jamie Paterson who was able to twist and turn to create a shooting chance, only to blaze his effort over.

All the decent openings were falling the way of the visitors, and we needed Button to be on hand to beat away a fierce Bryan shot on the hour mark.

They thought they’d got their third goal from the subsequent corner but the flag was up for offside. Aden Flint then became the first man booked when he went through Fonte and booted the ball away.

Before play could resume, Kamara was dismissed for an off the ball incident. At the time of writing, no further details are forthcoming as zero replays were shown in the press box.

Somehow Fulham failed to reduce the deficit midway through the second half when Frank Fielding managed to repel Kevin McDonald’s close range effort, before Johansen crashed the loose ball over the bar.

That was the Norwegian’s last action of the game, as Rafa Soares was handed a debut in his place. City followed suit soon after, with Paterson making way for Jonathan Leko, before implementing their final change as Milan Djuric came on for Marlon Pack.

With eight minutes to go Sessegnon won possession in a dangerous position and fed Fonte. He hit a powerful strike with minimal backlift, but it was too close to Fielding who got down to it simply enough.

In the first of four minutes added on, Bryan was booked for clipping Fredericks, but from the resulting free-kick McDonald could only fire over from Norwood’s delivery.

It was an appropriate end to what had been a miserable evening for the Whites.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 31 October 2017
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 17,634

Referee: Scott Duncan

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Odoi, Kalas (Norwood 45'), Ream; Fredericks, Johansen (Rafa Soares 67'), McDonald, Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon; Floyd Ayité (Rui Fonte 45'), Kamara

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Djalo, Kebano, De La Torre

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Bristol City

Line-up: Fielding; Pisano (Magnusson 9'), Flint, Wright, Bryan; Pack (Djuric 77'); O'Dowda, Brownhill, Smith, Paterson (Leko 69'); Reid

Unused substitutes: Steele, Vyner, Eliasson, Taylor

Manager: Lee Johnson

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 32
2 Cardiff City 15 31
3 Sheffield United 15 30
4 Bristol City 15 27
5 Derby County 14 25
6 Leeds United 15 23
7 Middlesbrough 15 23
8 Aston Villa 14 23
9 Norwich City 15 22
10 Preston North End 14 21
11 Ipswich Town 14 21
12 Queens Park Rangers 15 21
13 Nottingham Forest 14 21
14 Sheffield Wednesday 15 20
15 Fulham 15 19
16 Millwall 15 17
17 Hull City 15 16
18 Brentford 14 16
19 Barnsley 14 16
20 Reading 13 12
21 Birmingham City 14 12
22 Sunderland 15 10
23 Burton Albion 15 10
24 Bolton Wanderers 15 8
Goals
0
2
Total Shots
21
15
Shots On Target
2
5
Passing Accuracy
82%
75%
Fouls
13
14
Corners
2
4
Offsides
1
6
Bookings
0
2
Sending Offs
1
0
Fulham (3-5-2)
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 5Rafa Soares
  • 23Marcelo Djalo
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 9Rui Fonte
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Bristol City (4-1-4-1)
  • 1Frank Fielding
  • 2Eros Pisano
  • 4Aden Flint
  • 5Bailey Wright
  • 3Joe Bryan
  • 21Marlon Pack
  • 11Callum O'Dowda
  • 8Josh Brownhill
  • 7Korey Smith
  • 20Jamie Paterson
  • 14Bobby Reid
Substitutes
  • 15Luke Steele
  • 23Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson
  • 26Zak Vyner
  • 19Niclas Eliasson
  • 45Jonathan Leko
  • 10Matty Taylor
  • 22Milan Djuric
Manager
  • Lee Johnson
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 0, Bristol City 2.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Bristol City 2.
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+4' Hand ball by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver Norwood following a set piece situation.
  • 90'+1' Joe Bryan (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+1' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).
  • 90' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 89' Delay in match Korey Smith (Bristol City) because of an injury.
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.
  • 85' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 85' Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).
  • 83' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jonathan Leko.
  • 82' Attempt saved. Rui Fonte (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 82' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 82' Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 81' Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).
  • 80' Offside, Bristol City. Frank Fielding tries a through ball, but Jonathan Leko is caught offside.
  • 77' Substitution, Bristol City. Milan Djuric replaces Marlon Pack.
  • 74' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marlon Pack.
  • 74' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Jonathan Leko (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 69' Substitution, Bristol City. Jonathan Leko replaces Jamie Paterson.
  • 68' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 67' Substitution, Fulham. Rafa Soares replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.
  • 67' Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 66' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 66' Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).
  • 66' Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.
  • 65' Foul by Rui Fonte (Fulham).
  • 65' Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64' Foul by Korey Smith (Bristol City).
  • 63' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) is shown the red card for violent conduct.
  • 61' Aden Flint (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 61' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).
  • 61' Offside, Bristol City. Aden Flint tries a through ball, but Bobby Reid is caught offside.
  • 61' Aden Flint (Bristol City) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a cross following a corner.
  • 60' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by David Button.
  • 60' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Reid.
  • 59' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.
  • 58' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 58' Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 57' Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 54' Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 51' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 51' Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).
  • 50' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).
  • 49' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).
  • 48' Attempt blocked. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Brownhill with a cross.
  • 48' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 48' Attempt blocked. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Reid.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Rui Fonte replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Tomas Kalas.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Bristol City 2.
  • 45'+5' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Bristol City 2.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Tim Ream (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 45'+1' Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aden Flint.
  • 45' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 45' Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 44' Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44' Offside, Bristol City. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson tries a through ball, but Jamie Paterson is caught offside.
  • 40' Goal! Fulham 0, Bristol City 2. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 38' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 38' Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 37' Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 35' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 35' Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).
  • 33' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 32' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 31' Delay in match Joe Bryan (Bristol City) because of an injury.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 30' Offside, Fulham. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 29' Goal! Fulham 0, Bristol City 1. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.
  • 27' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 27' Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 24' Offside, Bristol City. Korey Smith tries a through ball, but Bobby Reid is caught offside.
  • 23' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 22' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 21' Attempt blocked. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 18' Offside, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill tries a through ball, but Jamie Paterson is caught offside.
  • 17' Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 16' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 16' Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).
  • 13' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 13' Foul by Korey Smith (Bristol City).
  • 9' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 9' Substitution, Bristol City. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson replaces Eros Pisano because of an injury.
  • 8' Delay in match Eros Pisano (Bristol City) because of an injury.
  • 7' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by David Button.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 6' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 6' Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 5' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 5' Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Offside, Bristol City. Korey Smith tries a through ball, but Bobby Reid is caught offside.
  • 5' Attempt blocked. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.
  • 4' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tim Ream following a set piece situation.
  • 3' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 3' Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).
  • 1' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Marlon Pack.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.