Saturday 18 November 2017, 5:30pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Norwood 30'
Derby County
1
Vydra 50'

30' Goal

Oliver Norwood

53' Yellow Card

Denis Odoi Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Rui Fonte

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luca De La Torre
Off:Tayo Edun

50' Goal

Matej Vydra
Assist by Tom Lawrence

72' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Andreas Weimann
Off:Bradley Johnson

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Martin
Off:Matej Vydra

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Johnny Russell
Off:Tom Lawrence

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Fulham are forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Derby County on an eventful Saturday afternoon by the banks of the Thames.

Fulham were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw on an eventful evening by the banks of the River Thames.

A powerful Oliver Norwood freekick in the  30th minute nullified by a Matej Vydra strike just after half-time saw both sides grab a share of the spoils.

Slaviša Jokanović made three changes to the side that faced Wolverhampton Wanderers prior to the international break, with Tomáš Kalas taking his place in the heart of the Fulham defence alongside Tim Ream. The match also saw a return for Tom Cairney and England Under-20 and Fulham Academy product Tayo Edun was handed a League debut to partner him in the centre of the Whites midfield.

A light drizzle had fallen at Craven Cottage all morning prior to the encounter and the greasy surface played its part in the opening ten minutes, with neither side able to create any openings through the opposition back line.  

However, in the 13th minute the deadlock was almost broken. Norwood latched on to a loose Derby clearance and looked up to spot a smart run by Floyd Ayité. The Northern Irishman swung in a teasing ball which beat the Derby back line. With his back to goal Ayité somehow diverted a header which looked destined for the bottom corner, only to be denied by a dine save by Scott Carson.

The deadlock was broken in the 30th minute after a spell of dominance from the Whites. After an attempted through ball fell to Rui Fonte in the opposition half the Portuguese striker was positive as he looked to run at the Rams back line. He was bundled over by two defenders and Fulham had a free kick in range for Norwood. He stepped up and struck a fierce effort into the wall which grazed a hand in the process.

Take two for the midfielder who had been a bright spark in the centre of the park. Second time around the wall played no part as the he thundered a rasping drive past a bamboozled Carson, rippling in the back of the net before the keeper had any time to react. The stands erupted as the side celebrated in front of the Cottage.

As the half drew to a close the Whites continued to play with confidence, buoyed by the breakthrough. Cairney the orchestrator, allowed time and space in the midfield aided by the tireless press from from the back all the way through the side. As the rain subsided the referee brought the first half to a close with the visitors registering a meagre one shot on target.

It was Fulham quickest out the traps in the second half. After being picked out by a neat clearance by David Button, Ryan Fredericks surged up the right wing leaving Joe Ledley in his wake. After a touch past the defender he was only denied by a superb sliding tackle by Craig Forsyth.

Moments later the visitors were back level. A winning the ball just inside the Fulham half Tom Lawrence attacked the area and chipped a perfect ball into the path of Matej Vydra. The diminutive forward slotted the ball past an onrushing Button and the sides were tied up once again.

The first change of the game came shortly after the Rams goal with Rui Fonte making way for Aboubakar Kamara in the 60th minute.

The second change a matter of minutes later as Edun was removed and Luca de la Torre was brought on in his place. And it was the American who almost had the Whites back in front. Kamara controlling a through ball and hooking a through ball into the path of Ayité who had continued his run up the right flank. The Togo International lofted a ball into the path of de la Torre but he could only guide a header over the bar.

With Derby struggling out their own half it was Fulham afain knocking on the door in the 78rth minute. De la Torre again involved, picking out Kamara on the overlap. After taking a look up he drilled a first time cross into the path of Ayité who struck a right-footed shot over the bar from just inside the box.

With the clock ticking down and tired legs all across the park it was Fulham still full of running. However, despite late chances for Cairney and Denis Odoi the Whites had to settle for a draw. 


Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 18 November 2017
Kick-off: 5:30pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,192

Referee: Darren Bond

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Odoi; Cairney, Norwood, Tayo Edun (De La Torre 64'); Floyd Ayité, Rui Fonte (Kamara 60'), Ryan Sessegnon

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Rafa Soares, Kait, Steven Sessegnon, Cissé

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Derby County

Line-up: Carson; Baird, Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Huddlestone, Ledley; Lawrence (Russell 79'), Vydra (Chris Martin 72'), Johnson (Weimann 72'); Nugent

Unused substitutes: Mitchell, Pearce, Hanson, Winnall

Manager: Gary Rowett

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 38
2 Sheffield United 17 36
3 Cardiff City 17 34
4 Bristol City 17 31
5 Aston Villa 17 29
6 Middlesbrough 16 26
7 Derby County 16 26
8 Ipswich Town 16 25
9 Sheffield Wednesday 17 24
10 Nottingham Forest 17 24
11 Leeds United 16 23
12 Norwich City 17 23
13 Brentford 17 22
14 Preston North End 17 22
15 Queens Park Rangers 17 21
16 Barnsley 16 20
17 Fulham 17 20
18 Millwall 17 18
19 Reading 16 18
20 Hull City 17 17
21 Birmingham City 17 15
22 Burton Albion 17 13
23 Bolton Wanderers 17 12
24 Sunderland 17 11
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
12
5
Shots On Target
2
2
Passing Accuracy
86%
81%
Fouls
13
8
Corners
10
2
Offsides
0
4
Bookings
1
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 37Tayo Edun
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 5Rafa Soares
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 40Mattias Kait
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Derby County (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Scott Carson
  • 12Chris Baird
  • 6Richard Keogh
  • 33Curtis Davies
  • 3Craig Forsyth
  • 44Tom Huddlestone
  • 36Joe Ledley
  • 10Tom Lawrence
  • 23Matej Vydra
  • 15Bradley Johnson
  • 28David Nugent
Substitutes
  • 35Jonathan Mitchell
  • 16Alex Pearce
  • 26Jamie Hanson
  • 7Johnny Russell
  • 9Chris Martin
  • 17Sam Winnall
  • 19Andreas Weimann
Manager
  • Gary Rowett
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, Derby County 1.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Derby County 1.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 90' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90' Foul by Johnny Russell (Derby County).
  • 88' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 87' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
  • 85' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
  • 83' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 83' Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 82' Offside, Derby County. Scott Carson tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 81' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 81' Curtis Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 80' Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 79' Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Tom Lawrence.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 78' Attempt blocked. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 75' Offside, Derby County. Joe Ledley tries a through ball, but Andreas Weimann is caught offside.
  • 73' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 73' Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 72' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 72' Substitution, Derby County. Chris Martin replaces Matej Vydra.
  • 72' Substitution, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Bradley Johnson because of an injury.
  • 71' Delay in match Bradley Johnson (Derby County) because of an injury.
  • 69' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 69' Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Chris Baird.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Matej Vydra (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Carson following a fast break.
  • 67' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Luca De La Torre (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 64' Substitution, Fulham. Luca De La Torre replaces Tayo Edun.
  • 63' Hand ball by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 63' Foul by Tayo Edun (Fulham).
  • 63' Matej Vydra (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 61' Matej Vydra (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Rui Fonte.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 57' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 55' Attempt saved. David Nugent (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a through ball.
  • 53' Denis Odoi (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 52' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 52' Matej Vydra (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Goal! Fulham 1, Derby County 1. Matej Vydra (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a through ball.
  • 49' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 49' Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Derby County 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Derby County 0.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 43' Offside, Derby County. Chris Baird tries a through ball, but David Nugent is caught offside.
  • 41' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 41' Foul by Matej Vydra (Derby County).
  • 40' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 40' Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Chris Baird.
  • 38' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Joe Ledley (Derby County).
  • 34' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Foul by David Nugent (Derby County).
  • 30' Goal! Fulham 1, Derby County 0. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.
  • 29' Hand ball by David Nugent (Derby County).
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 27' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).
  • 25' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 25' Matej Vydra (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bradley Johnson.
  • 22' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Ledley.
  • 22' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
  • 16' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 16' Foul by Joe Ledley (Derby County).
  • 13' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Carson.
  • 13' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross.
  • 10' Dangerous play by Tayo Edun (Fulham).
  • 10' Curtis Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 7' Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
  • 2' Offside, Derby County. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but David Nugent is caught offside.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.