Saturday 14 October 2017, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Norwood (pen) 74'; Odoi 90'+6
Preston North End
2
Hugill 18'; Maguire 25'

74' Penalty

Oliver Norwood

90'+6 Goal

Denis Odoi

67' Yellow Card

Tom Cairney Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Cairney
Off:Neeskens Kebano

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Yohan Mollo
Off:Stefan Johansen

18' Goal

Jordan Hugill
Assist by Sean Maguire

25' Goal

Sean Maguire
Assist by Tom Barkhuizen

39' Yellow Card

Joshua Earl

51' Yellow Card

Daniel Johnson Card was given for a foul

73' Yellow Card

Calum Woods Card was given for a foul

90'+6 Yellow Card

Paul Huntington Card was given for a foul

31' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Josh Harrop
Off:Sean Maguire

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:John Welsh
Off:Ben Pearson

72' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Callum Robinson
Off:Tom Barkhuizen

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Fulham fought back from behind to snatch a 2-2 draw with Preston North End thanks to a late Denis Odoi goal.

Fulham fought back from behind to snatch a 2-2 draw with Preston North End thanks to a late Denis Odoi goal.  

First-half goals from Jordan Hugill and Sean Maguire handed the visitors a 2-0 lead at the break.

Kevin McDonald hit the post and Oliver Norwood slotted a penalty before Odoi’s finish in the sixth minute of added time.

Slaviša Jokanović made three changes to his starting line-up that was victorious over Queens Park Rangers, with Sheyi Ojo, Ryan Fredericks and Yohan Mollo being replaced by Neeskens Kebano, Odoi and Floyd Ayité.

Preston North End made two changes to their team that drew 2-2 with Sunderland with Darnell Fisher and Josh Harrop making way for Ben Pearson and Calum Woods.

Norwood almost slotted a screamer four minutes into the game but his long-range effort dipped just over the bar.

Despite a nervy start, Fulham grew into the game and Stefan Johansen’s cross was met by a leaping Rui Fonte, however it went the wrong side of the crossbar.

Odoi was cutting out numerous Preston attacks early on and he put in a dominant challenge to deny Sean Maguire a chance at a clear shot at goal after he was played through.

Fulham put in a brilliant counter attack with Tim Ream freeing Ryan Sessegnon down the left and his cross eventually found its way to Norwood but a brilliant reflex save by Chris Maxwell denied him and Ayité failed to keep the rebound down.

Hugill tucked away Maguire’s low cross from the left in the 17th minute to snatch a lead for Preston.

Four minutes later Alan Browne found himself through on goal but David Button came out to meet his effort and deflect it wide for a corner.

Maguire doubled the visitors lead in the 25th minute when Tom Barkhuizen’s shot came off the Preston forward to wrong-foot Button.

Maguire was forced off through injury on the half-hour mark and was replaced by Harrop.

Josh Earl was booked in the 39th minute of the game for a petty foul where he obstructed Fulham taking a quick free-kick.

Three minutes later, after some delicate interplay, Johansen teed up McDonald but his shot was tipped wide for a corner. From the subsequent corner Ayité got on the end of a flick-on but his header was off target.

Preston thought they were in again but Browne had his effort deflected wide for a corner in added time and a disappointing half drew to a close when Fulham cleared the danger.

Club captain Tom Cairney was brought on at half-time in place of Kebano as the Whites looked to take some control in the match. 

Daniel Johnson was booked shortly after the break for persistent fouling. 

Fulham were short of guilt-edged chances and Norwood played a nice ball through to Fonte but the striker’s effort from outside the box floated just over the bar.

In the 56th minute McDonald hit the post from the left-hand side of the box as the Whites were beginning to cause their opponents problems.

Two minutes later and Preston made their second change of the game with Pearson being replaced by John Welsh.

Shortly after an hour of action Harrop found himself in space in the penalty area, Ream interjected but failed to win the ball as the Preston man curled an effort well wide.

Button then denied Harrop again from close-range after Earl played him through on goal.

In a highly erratic game, Cairney found himself in the referee’s book after a challenge on Johnson was deemed illegal.

Mollo was introduced to the game by Jokanović in the 72nd minute, replacing Johansen while Preston manager Alex Neil brought on Callum Robinson for Barkhuizen.

Seconds later Fonte was brought down by Woods and the referee awarded Fulham a penalty which was calmly placed in the bottom right-hand corner of the goal by Norwood in the 74th minute. 

With four minutes to go Norwood took it upon himself again to take a shot, Fulham were dominating possession but the midfielder’s effort from the edge of the box was fumbled and then caught by Maxwell.

It was the Northern Irish international who was again at the heart of the action in the 88th minute when Odoi knocked a header down towards goal but Norwood failed to direct the ball into the back of the net as it fell wide.

With five minutes of time added on and the clock ticking down Fulham refused to back down and a long-ball to Kalas was knocked down and with Maxwell on the floor Odoi slotted the loose ball home 

The full-time whistle was blown as Preston took the kick-off to restart the match and the Cottage faithful erupted after a second-half of great character from the team. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 14 October 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,435

Referee: Darren England

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Odoi, Kalas, Ream, Ryan Sessegnon; Norwood, McDonald, Johansen (Mollo 71'); Kebano (Cairney 45'), Rui Fonte, Floyd Ayité

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Rafa Soares, Djalo, Graham, Cissé

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Preston North End

Line-up: Maxwell; Woods, Huntington, Davies, Earl; Pearson (Welsh 59'), Johnson; Tom Barkhuizen (Robinson 72'), Browne, Maguire (Harrop 31'); Hugill

Unused substitutes: Hudson, Vermijl, Boyle, Mavididi

Manager: Alex Neil

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Cardiff City 12 24
2 Sheffield United 12 24
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 11 23
4 Bristol City 12 21
5 Preston North End 12 21
6 Leeds United 12 20
7 Aston Villa 11 19
8 Norwich City 12 19
9 Fulham 12 18
10 Ipswich Town 11 18
11 Middlesbrough 12 17
12 Sheffield Wednesday 12 16
13 Nottingham Forest 11 15
14 Queens Park Rangers 12 14
15 Hull City 12 13
16 Millwall 12 13
17 Derby County 10 13
18 Brentford 12 12
19 Barnsley 11 12
20 Reading 11 12
21 Birmingham City 12 11
22 Burton Albion 12 10
23 Sunderland 12 8
24 Bolton Wanderers 12 5
Goals
2
2
Total Shots
17
14
Shots On Target
6
5
Passing Accuracy
82%
59%
Fouls
9
13
Corners
5
4
Offsides
0
2
Bookings
1
4
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 11Floyd Ayité
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 5Rafa Soares
  • 23Marcelo Djalo
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 17Jordan Graham
  • 22Yohan Mollo
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Preston North End (4-2-3-1)
  • 22Chris Maxwell
  • 15Calum Woods
  • 23Paul Huntington
  • 20Ben Davies
  • 32Joshua Earl
  • 4Ben Pearson
  • 11Daniel Johnson
  • 29Tom Barkhuizen
  • 8Alan Browne
  • 24Sean Maguire
  • 9Jordan Hugill
Substitutes
  • 28Mathew Hudson
  • 2Marnick Vermijl
  • 6Andrew Boyle
  • 10Josh Harrop
  • 19John Welsh
  • 27Stephy Mavididi
  • 37Callum Robinson
Manager
  • Alex Neil
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 2, Preston North End 2.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Preston North End 2.
  • 90'+6' Paul Huntington (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+6' Goal! Fulham 2, Preston North End 2. Denis Odoi (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 90'+1' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).
  • 90' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 89' Delay in match Chris Maxwell (Preston North End) because of an injury.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a headed pass.
  • 87' Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 86' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Calum Woods.
  • 84' Attempt saved. Rui Fonte (Fulham) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rui Fonte with a cross.
  • 79' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 78' Delay in match Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) because of an injury.
  • 77' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 77' Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 75' Attempt blocked. Yohan Mollo (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rui Fonte.
  • 74' Goal! Fulham 1, Preston North End 2. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 73' Calum Woods (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 72' Penalty Fulham. Rui Fonte draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 72' Penalty conceded by Calum Woods (Preston North End) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 72' Substitution, Preston North End. Callum Robinson replaces Tom Barkhuizen because of an injury.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Yohan Mollo replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 71' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 70' Delay in match Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) because of an injury.
  • 70' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 70' Foul by John Welsh (Preston North End).
  • 68' Attempt missed. Joshua Earl (Preston North End) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Harrop.
  • 67' Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 67' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 67' Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 65' Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by David Button.
  • 65' Attempt saved. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Joshua Earl.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Johnson with a cross following a corner.
  • 63' Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 62' Attempt missed. Josh Harrop (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Rui Fonte (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité with a cross.
  • 59' Substitution, Preston North End. John Welsh replaces Ben Pearson.
  • 57' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Rui Fonte (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 53' Offside, Preston North End. Daniel Johnson tries a through ball, but Tom Barkhuizen is caught offside.
  • 52' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joshua Earl.
  • 51' Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.
  • 50' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 50' Foul by Calum Woods (Preston North End).
  • 49' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 49' Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alan Browne.
  • 47' Offside, Preston North End. Alan Browne tries a through ball, but Jordan Hugill is caught offside.
  • 47' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Neeskens Kebano.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Preston North End 2.
  • 45'+7' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Preston North End 2.
  • 45'+5' Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 45'+5' Attempt blocked. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Harrop.
  • 45'+4' Attempt missed. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Johnson.
  • 45'+3' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45'+3' Foul by Jordan Hugill (Preston North End).
  • 45'+2' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Ben Davies (Preston North End).
  • 45' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 45' Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 42' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) header from very close range is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 42' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.
  • 42' Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 39' Joshua Earl (Preston North End) is shown the yellow card.
  • 39' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 39' Foul by Joshua Earl (Preston North End).
  • 37' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 36' Delay in match Tim Ream (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 33' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Foul by Ben Davies (Preston North End).
  • 32' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 32' Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 31' Substitution, Preston North End. Josh Harrop replaces Sean Maguire because of an injury.
  • 30' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 28' Delay in match Sean Maguire (Preston North End) because of an injury.
  • 27' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Foul by Calum Woods (Preston North End).
  • 27' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Foul by Calum Woods (Preston North End).
  • 25' Goal! Fulham 0, Preston North End 2. Sean Maguire (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Barkhuizen.
  • 25' Attempt blocked. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Browne.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Alan Browne (Preston North End) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 23' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 23' Alan Browne (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 22' Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by David Button.
  • 22' Attempt saved. Alan Browne (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Johnson with a through ball.
  • 20' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Denis Odoi following a corner.
  • 20' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joshua Earl.
  • 18' Goal! Fulham 0, Preston North End 1. Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sean Maguire.
  • 17' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 17' Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Paul Huntington (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Alan Browne with a cross.
  • 16' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 16' Sean Maguire (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 14' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 14' Foul by Joshua Earl (Preston North End).
  • 11' Attempt missed. Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Johnson with a cross.
  • 11' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Sean Maguire (Preston North End).
  • 9' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 9' Alan Browne (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Attempt missed. Rui Fonte (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Sean Maguire (Preston North End) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Browne.
  • 5' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 1' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 1' Tom Barkhuizen (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.