Saturday 22 December 2018, 3:00pm at St James' Park, Newcastle
Premier League
Newcastle United
Newcastle United
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

89' Yellow Card

Kenedy Card was given for a foul

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kenedy
Off:Christian Atsu

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:DeAndre Yedlin
Off:Javier Manquillo

84' Yellow Card

Aboubakar Kamara Card was given for a foul

87' Yellow Card

Jean Michael Seri Card was given for a foul

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:André Schürrle

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Tom Cairney

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Fulham earned a point at Newcastle United as the visitors kept a clean sheet in the final game before Christmas.

Fulham earned a point at Newcastle United as the visitors kept their first clean sheet of the season.

It was a tense, physical game that blossomed into life in the last five minutes.

The introduction of Aboubakar Kamara against tired legs saw Fulham almost snatch three points in the North East as he set up Aleksandar Mitrović, but the Serbian was kept out by a sliding block, before the substitute was denied at the death after going in one-on-one.

Claudio Ranieri made one change to the team that was defeated by West Ham United as Cyrus Christie returned in place of Kamara.

Rafa Benitez made a double change as Matt Ritchie and Paul Dummett came in for Ciaran Clark and Kenedy after last week’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

The first chance of the game fell to the hosts when Jamal Lascelles almost headed in Ki Sungyueng’s free-kick only for Denis Odoi to clear it off the line in the 19th minute.

After a nervy few moments earlier when Joe Bryan banged heads with Ayoze Perez there was a tense wait just after the half-hour mark when Sergio Rico collided with Alfie Mawson as he came to punch the ball clear.

Mawson was down for some time as the Fulham ‘keeper called for the medical staff urgently, thankfully the centre-back walked off the pitch and then returned when he was waved on by referee Martin Atkinson.

With five minutes to go in the first-half, Fulham were awarded a free-kick after Bryan was brought down on the edge of the box. Jean-Michaël Seri attempted to place the ball in the right-hand corner of the goal but in the end Martin Dubravka got across to make the save.

Rico punched clear a few Newcastle crosses but the half ended 0-0 in what was a tight and even first 45 minutes of football.

Newcastle continued to threaten through set-piece situations as Fulham’s resolve was given a serious examination but the Londoners continued to clear the danger.

On the hour mark Tim Ream did well to get back and slide in to deny Christian Atsu on the break. The American received some treatment but battled on for the away side.

With 20 minutes to go Atsu was replaced by Chelsea loanee Kenedy, in what was the first change of the game.

In the 76th minute, Ranieri made his first substitution as Kamara entered the fray in place of André Schürrle.

After some tentative build-up play from Kamara, Seri and Mitrović, Bryan received the ball out on the left and fired an effort across goal, just missing the back-post as it went out for a goal-kick in the 79th minute.

Two minutes later, Fulham made their second change as captain Tom Cairney was replaced by Floyd Ayité.

Kamara was booked in the 83rd minute for a stern challenge on Javier Manquillo wide on the right.

Rico was forced into punching another dangerous ball clear with five minutes to go as the hosts continued to threaten from free-kicks awarded by Atkinson.

It was another Fulham yellow card in the 87th minute as Seri was judged to have brought down Rondon illegally in the middle of the park.

Fulham then almost got lucky as Mitrović charged down Dubravka and dislodged the ball from his feet, but fell, denying him the chance to cleanly win the ball and have a shot on an open goal.

Seconds later Fulham were through and Kamara cut it back to Mitrović but he was under a lot of pressure and in the end fired his effort into a sliding Newcastle defender.

Kenedy whipped in a ball into the Fulham box deep in stoppage time but Rondon failed to control it and Rico fell on the loose ball. 

In the final few seconds Kamara latched on to a free ball and charged through on goal, burning two Newcastle defenders on the way, in the end Lascelles slid in to deny him in the hosts’ box.

Fulham earned their first clean sheet of the season as the final whistle was blown as the spoils were shared at St James’ Park.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Saturday 22 December 2018
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: St James' Park, Newcastle
Attendance: 51,237

Referee: Martin Atkinson

Newcastle United

Line-up: Dubravka; Manquillo (Yedlin 84'), Schär, Lascelles, Dummett, Ritchie; Atsu (Kenedy 72'), Ki Sung-yueng, Diamé, Ayoze Pérez; Rondón

Unused substitutes: Freddy Woodman, Federico Fernández, Hayden, Muto, Joselu

Manager: Rafael Benítez

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Odoi, Mawson, Ream; Christie, Chambers, Seri, Bryan; Cairney (Ayité 82'), Mitrovic, Schürrle (Kamara 76')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Le Marchand, McDonald, Johansen, Vietto

Manager: Claudio Ranieri

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Liverpool 18 48
2 Manchester City 18 44
3 Tottenham Hotspur 17 39
4 Chelsea 18 37
5 Arsenal 18 37
6 Watford 18 27
7 Manchester United 17 26
8 A.F.C. Bournemouth 18 26
9 Leicester City 18 25
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 25
11 Everton 17 24
12 West Ham United 18 24
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 21
14 Crystal Palace 18 18
15 Newcastle United 18 17
16 Southampton 18 15
17 Cardiff City 17 14
18 Burnley 18 12
19 Huddersfield Town 18 10
20 Fulham 18 10
Goals
0
0
Total Shots
9
4
Shots On Target
0
2
Passing Accuracy
81%
78%
Fouls
9
12
Corners
6
0
Offsides
2
4
Bookings
1
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Newcastle United (5-4-1)
  • 12Martin Dubravka
  • 19Javier Manquillo
  • 5Fabian Schär
  • 6Jamaal Lascelles
  • 3Paul Dummett
  • 11Matt Ritchie
  • 30Christian Atsu
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 10Mohamed Diamé
  • 17Ayoze Pérez
  • 9Salomón Rondón
Substitutes
  • 41Freddy Woodman
  • 18Federico Fernández
  • 22DeAndre Yedlin
  • 14Isaac Hayden
  • 15Kenedy
  • 13Yoshinori Muto
  • 21Joselu
Manager
  • Rafael Benítez
Fulham (3-4-3)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 14André Schürrle
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 19Luciano Vietto
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Claudio Ranieri
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, Newcastle United 0, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+4' Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Offside, Newcastle United. Kenedy tries a through ball, but Jamaal Lascelles is caught offside.
  • 90'+1' Kenedy (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 90' Hand ball by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 89' Kenedy (Newcastle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 88' Foul by Kenedy (Newcastle United).
  • 88' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 87' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 87' Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 86' Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United).
  • 86' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Kenedy (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.
  • 84' Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 84' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by DeAndre Yedlin with a cross.
  • 84' Substitution, Newcastle United. DeAndre Yedlin replaces Javier Manquillo.
  • 84' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 83' Javier Manquillo (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 82' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 82' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 81' Foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).
  • 81' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces André Schürrle.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross following a corner.
  • 74' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 74' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 72' Foul by André Schürrle (Fulham).
  • 72' Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Substitution, Newcastle United. Kenedy replaces Christian Atsu.
  • 66' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Javier Manquillo (Newcastle United).
  • 61' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 59' Delay in match Tim Ream (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 58' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Christian Atsu (Newcastle United).
  • 55' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 55' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but André Schürrle is caught offside.
  • 52' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).
  • 51' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 51' Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 49' Attempt missed. Javier Manquillo (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
  • 48' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 48' Attempt blocked. Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Javier Manquillo with a cross.
  • Second Half begins Newcastle United 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Newcastle United 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' Offside, Newcastle United. Paul Dummett tries a through ball, but Salomón Rondón is caught offside.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 45'+2' Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross.
  • 41' Attempt blocked. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 40' Attempt saved. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 39' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 39' Foul by Fabian Schär (Newcastle United).
  • 38' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).
  • 37' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 37' Ki Sung-yueng (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 36' Attempt missed. Ki Sung-yueng (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 35' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 32' Delay in match Alfie Mawson (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 32' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Salomón Rondón.
  • 30' Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 27' Offside, Fulham. Cyrus Christie tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 20' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).
  • 18' Foul by André Schürrle (Fulham).
  • 18' Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 13' Delay in match Joe Bryan (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 13' Delay in match Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) because of an injury.
  • 12' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 12' Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 7' Offside, Fulham. Cyrus Christie tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 4' Offside, Fulham. Joe Bryan tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 3' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.