Friday 11 May 2018, 7:45pm at Pride Park, Derby
Derby County
1
Jerome 34'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

34' Goal

Cameron Jerome
Assist by Craig Forsyth

77' Yellow Card

Andreas Weimann

86' Yellow Card

Bradley Johnson Card was given for a foul

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:David Nugent
Off:Cameron Jerome

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ikechi Anya
Off:Matej Vydra

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jamie Hanson
Off:Andreas Weimann

85' Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for a foul

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lucas Piazon
Off:Floyd Ayité

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Ryan Sessegnon

88' Substitution

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

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Fulham will have to overturn a one-goal deficit after slipping to a narrow defeat in our Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg.

Fulham will have to overturn a one-goal deficit after slipping to a narrow defeat in our Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg.

Derby County’s only attempt of the opening 45 brought about the crucial goal, as Cameron Jerome leapt highest to power home a left-wing cross.

The Whites were far improved after the break, and had two chances in a minute to equalise when Kevin McDonald hit the crossbar and Floyd Ayité fired off target.

The Rams looked to hit us on the break and created a couple of hairy moments, but in the end it’s just a solitary goal that Fulham need to come back from at Craven Cottage in three days’ time.

Slaviša Jokanović made one change to the side that finished the regular part of the Sky Bet Championship season, with Lucas Piazon dropping to the bench to make space for Ayité in the starting XI.

Fulham started on the front foot and created a couple of chances inside the first four minutes as Stefan Johansen flicked the ball onto the arm of Curtis Davies on the edge of the box with nothing given, before Ryan Sessegnon fired over on his right foot.

The Whites continued to have the lion’s share of possession, although Derby did enjoy a brief period of pressure in the opening quarter of the match, albeit without testing Marcus Bettinelli.

The 26th minute then saw two openings created by the visitors. First, Matt Targett’s teasing low delivery just evaded an outstretched Fulham toe, before Ayité headed Ryan Fredericks’ cross wide.

Tom Lawrence then got into the right-hand side of our box and looked to pick out Jerome in the middle, but Denis Odoi got a vital touch to divert it into Bettinelli’s palms.

The opener arrived in the 34th minute when Craig Forsyth was afforded time and space on the left flank to pick out his cross, and he expertly found Jerome at the far post who climbed above his man and headed in.

Tom Cairney looked to engineer an immediate response when he slalomed between several defenders to get into the box, but his shot was blocked by Richard Keogh.

A wicked snapshot from Aleksandar Mitrović from 20 yards then stung the palms of Scott Carson, who managed to claim at the second attempt.

Six minutes after the restart Sessegnon and Cairney worked a one-two on the edge of the box that culminated in the former letting fly, but it was again on his weaker right foot and sailed over.

McDonald came within a whisker of the equaliser on 54 minutes. Fine hold-up play from Mitrović created the chance, and McDonald was desperately unlucky to see his rasping strike thwack the crossbar.

That rattled the hosts and a minute later Ayité should have found the back of the net when his clever run was picked out by a spectacular Johansen pass, but his first time volley missed the target.

It was all Fulham and on 64 minutes Cairney managed to brilliantly dig a shot out from under his feet that was heading for the postage stamp before Carson clawed it away.

Midway through the second half Derby made a double switch as strikers Matej Vydra and Jerome made way for Ikechi Anya and David Nugent.

A towering Targett header than brought about a half chance when he nodded down to Mitrović in the box, but the Serbian couldn’t get a decent shot away on the turn.

The Rams were happy to let Fulham have the ball and try and hit us on the break, and they almost executed that plan to perfection on 73 minutes when a ball over the top found Lawrence on the right, whose whipped cross just missed the diving head of Anya.

Another fine Lawrence delivery threatened again shortly after, but Odoi threw himself at the ball to put it out for a corner.

With quarter of an hour to play, Jokanović made a double substitution of his own. It was like for like on the wings, with Piazon and Neeskens Kebano coming on for Ayité and Sessegnon.

Andreas Weimann was then shown the yellow card for dissent as he disagreed with the referee’s decision that Kebano was fouled by Andre Wisdom immediately after his introduction.

With five minutes to play Johansen followed Weimann into the book for a mistimed challenge on Keogh, before the flurry of bookings continued with Bradley Johnson next to be cautioned for clipping Cairney.

A stunning strike from the skipper then looked set to nestle in the top left corner, only to fly agonisingly wide.

Following that chance, Oliver Norwood came on for Johansen, and Gary Rowett made his final change soon after as Jamie Hanson replaced Weimann to help see out the 1-0 victory, which his team managed to do.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final

Date: Friday 11 May 2018
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Pride Park, Derby
Attendance: 27,163

Referee: Roger East

Derby County

Line-up: Carson; Keogh, Davies, Forsyth; Wisdom, Huddlestone, Johnson, Weimann (Hanson 90'); Vydra (Anya 68'), Lawrence; Jerome (Nugent 68')

Unused substitutes: Roos, Pearce, Palmer, Ledley

Manager: Gary Rowett

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Targett; Cairney, McDonald, Johansen (Norwood 88'); Ayité (Lucas Piazon 76'), Mitrovic, Ryan Sessegnon (Kebano 76')

Unused substitutes: Button, Christie, Kalas, Kamara

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Goals
1
0
Total Shots
3
13
Shots On Target
1
2
Passing Accuracy
68%
90%
Fouls
15
5
Corners
2
8
Offsides
2
0
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Derby County (3-4-2-1)
  • 1Scott Carson
  • 6Richard Keogh
  • 33Curtis Davies
  • 3Craig Forsyth
  • 14Andre Wisdom
  • 44Tom Huddlestone
  • 15Bradley Johnson
  • 19Andreas Weimann
  • 23Matej Vydra
  • 10Tom Lawrence
  • 32Cameron Jerome
Substitutes
  • 21Kelle Roos
  • 16Alex Pearce
  • 7Kasey Palmer
  • 8Ikechi Anya
  • 26Jamie Hanson
  • 36Joe Ledley
  • 28David Nugent
Manager
  • Gary Rowett
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 21Matt Targett
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 32Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
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, Derby County 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Derby County 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.
  • 90' Substitution, Derby County. Jamie Hanson replaces Andreas Weimann.
  • 89' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 88' Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 86' Bradley Johnson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 86' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 85' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 85' Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 84' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Curtis Davies.
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 83' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).
  • 82' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bradley Johnson.
  • 82' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ikechi Anya.
  • 81' Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ikechi Anya.
  • 78' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.
  • 77' Andreas Weimann (Derby County) is shown the yellow card.
  • 77' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 77' Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Lucas Piazon replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 75' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).
  • 75' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 72' Matt Targett (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 72' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 68' Substitution, Derby County. David Nugent replaces Cameron Jerome.
  • 68' Substitution, Derby County. Ikechi Anya replaces Matej Vydra.
  • 64' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Carson.
  • 64' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 57' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Andreas Weimann (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Bradley Johnson.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a through ball.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner.
  • 54' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tom Huddlestone.
  • 53' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 50' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 50' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • Second Half begins Derby County 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Derby County 1, Fulham 0.
  • 41' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 40' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 40' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 38' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 38' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 38' Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).
  • 37' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 37' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 36' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Ream.
  • 36' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 36' Foul by Andre Wisdom (Derby County).
  • 34' Goal! Derby County 1, Fulham 0. Cameron Jerome (Derby County) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Craig Forsyth with a cross.
  • 32' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 32' Tom Huddlestone (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).
  • 27' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Foul by Cameron Jerome (Derby County).
  • 26' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 22' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 22' Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 14' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 14' Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 13' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 13' Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Offside, Derby County. Matej Vydra tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.
  • 11' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 11' Foul by Curtis Davies (Derby County).
  • 9' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 8' Delay in match Tom Lawrence (Derby County) because of an injury.
  • 7' Offside, Derby County. Andreas Weimann tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.
  • 5' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 5' Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Derby County).
  • 4' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 3' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Cameron Jerome (Derby County).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.