Wednesday 5 December 2018, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Kamara 42'
Leicester City
1
Maddison 74'

42' Goal

Aboubakar Kamara
Assist by Aleksandar Mitrovic

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Cairney
Off:Luciano Vietto

77' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Joe Bryan
Off:Maxime Le Marchand

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tim Ream
Off:Cyrus Christie

74' Goal

James Maddison
Assist by Shinji Okazaki

55' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Demarai Gray
Off:Fousseni Diabaté

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Vicente Iborra
Off:Nampalys Mendy

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shinji Okazaki
Off:Danny Simpson

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Fulham were forced to settle for a point as Leicester City came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening.

Fulham were forced to settle for a point as Leicester City came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening.

It was Claudio Ranieri’s first match-up against the Foxes since guiding them to the Premier League title in 2016, and on another day his new team would have taken all three points.

Both sides had chances in the opening 45, but it was the Whites who took a slender advantage into the break when Aboubakar Kamara squeezed home his first league goal of the season.

Substitute Tom Cairney went close to making it two, before the fine margins of the top flight came back to haunt us once again as James Maddison swept home.

Ranieri made two changes to the side that was beaten by Chelsea three days earlier, with Kamara and Luciano Vietto coming in for Cairney and Stefan Johansen. Cairney’s presence on the bench meant that Aleksandar Mitrović led the Whites out for the first time.

Out of nothing Leicester were presented with a chance to go in front inside three minutes when Kelechi Iheanacho’s pace took him in on goal as he latched onto a through ball from Maddison, but Sergio Rico made himself big and repelled the striker’s effort with his chest.

The Whites’ first shot arrived five minutes later after Vietto won a free-kick in a dangerous position. Mitrović’s set-piece got up and over the wall easily enough, but it was a comfortable save for Kasper Schmeichel.

The Danish goalkeeper had to show a lot more agility soon after, though, when Maxime Le Marchand’s chancer from 20 yards wrong footed him with a deflection. It was a good stop but may not have counted anyway as the man it clipped – Mitrović – was in an offside position.

Calum Chambers went close to his first Fulham goal on Sunday and he thought he’d finally grabbed it on the 20 minute mark. Jean Michaël Seri clipped in a free-kick to Denis Odoi at the far post who nodded back to the midfielder, and his near perfect volley looked set to nestle until the full frame of Schmeichel tipped it away.

The Foxes then threatened themselves as Fousseni Diabate zipped over a low cross from the left to opposite winger Marc Albrighton, but he could only jab over first time.

Leicester were getting some joy down the left and just before the half hour mark England international Ben Chilwell bent in a beautiful cross that picked out Wes Morgan, but the visiting skipper couldn’t control his header and cleared the target.

Lovely link-up play between Ryan Sessegnon and Le Marchand following a corner then culminated in the latter cutting back to Chambers, whose first time strike deflected over, with Mitrović nodding agonisingly wide from Sessegnon’s subsequent set-piece.

A barnstorming Christie run in the 37th minute saw him cut in and unleash a left footer from the edge of the box, but it lacked power and was simple enough for Schmeichel.

Rico was forced into a much more difficult save a minute later when Morgan sent a header back across goal, but the in-form Spaniard got down quickly to keep it out.

It was a finely poised game with the teams taking it in turns to attack, with Fulham next up as a clever Seri pass sent Vietto through. The forward dummied his man to buy a yard, but his shot was bravely blocked by Caglar Soyuncu.

The breakthrough we were craving then arrived. Mitrović’s flick gave Kamara the opportunity to open his legs up and get beyond Soyuncu. It looked as though a heavy touch had squandered the opportunity but he cut back beyond the sliding Turk and rifled the ball through Schmeichel’s body from a tight angle.

At the interval Ranieri switched things up, with Cairney entering the action in place of Vietto.

The second half started as openly as the first had ended, with both sides threatening from corners – Chambers heading over Sessegnon’s delivery for Fulham’s effort.

Leicester manager Claude Puel tried to inject some urgency into his side with the introduction of England Under-21 winger Demarai Gray 10 minutes in. He replaced Diabate.

The pace of the game settled down a bit in the sequence that followed, but the Whites had another opportunity for a corner midway through the half, Mawson glancing wide after being picked out by Sessegnon.

It looked as though Cairney had doubled the lead with 20 minutes to run, but his curler just went the wrong side of the post. He had done well to control the effort as he lost balance when making contact.

City then made a double change as Shinji Okazaki and Vicente Iborra came on for Nampalys Mendy and Danny Simpson.

Fulham had been enjoying a really good spell of pressure and so it was gutting when Maddison was left unmarked on the penalty spot to sweep home Okazaki’s cutback.

Ranieri was forced into a second change on 77 minutes when Le Marchand limped off to be replaced by Joe Bryan, making his first appearance since picking up a hamstring injury at Everton back in late September.

Five minutes later a great chance presented itself when Sessegnon played Kamara in down the left, but rather than square to Cairney or Mitrović in the box, the Frenchman blazed wide from an acute angle.

At the other end, a powerful downwards header from Iborra had the home fans worried, but it ended up dropping some distance wide.

The game’s final substitution followed, as Tim Ream came on for Christie.

Cairney was then presented with another sight of goal after a neat Mitrović pass, and his dipping volley was beaten away by Schmeichel.

Rico was busy in the first of four minutes added on at the end, first getting a firm hand on Gray’s dangerous attempt, before denying Maddison.

Both sides were going for it in injury time, with Mitrović then hitting a deflected effort agonisingly wide, with Leicester clearing the subsequent corner.

Fulham had the ball up the right end and should have snatched it in the fourth added minute, but Odoi spooned over after springing the offside trap.

And with that the final chance of the match was gone as Fulham had to settle for a point.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 22,881

Referee: David Coote

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Christie (Ream 84'), Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand (Bryan 77'); Chambers, Seri; Kamara, Vietto (Cairney 45'), Ryan Sessegnon; Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Kebano, Schürrle, Zambo Anguissa

Manager: Claudio Ranieri

Leicester City

Line-up: Schmeichel; Simpson (Okazaki 72'), Morgan, Söyüncü, Chilwell; Mendy (Iborra 71'), Wilfred Ndidi; Albrighton, Maddison, Diabaté (Gray 55'); Iheanacho

Unused substitutes: Ward, Ricardo Pereira, Fuchs, Knight

Manager: Claude Puel

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 15 41
2 Liverpool 15 39
3 Chelsea 15 31
4 Arsenal 14 30
5 Tottenham Hotspur 14 30
6 Everton 15 23
7 A.F.C. Bournemouth 15 23
8 Leicester City 15 22
9 Manchester United 14 22
10 Brighton and Hove Albion 15 21
11 Watford 15 20
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 15 19
13 West Ham United 15 18
14 Newcastle United 15 13
15 Crystal Palace 15 12
16 Cardiff City 15 11
17 Huddersfield Town 15 10
18 Southampton 14 9
19 Burnley 15 9
20 Fulham 15 9
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
25
13
Shots On Target
7
5
Passing Accuracy
66%
67%
Fouls
12
7
Corners
10
8
Offsides
2
2
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Alfie Mawson
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 19Luciano Vietto
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 14André Schürrle
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
Manager
  • Claudio Ranieri
Leicester City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Kasper Schmeichel
  • 2Danny Simpson
  • 5Wes Morgan
  • 4Caglar Söyüncü
  • 3Ben Chilwell
  • 24Nampalys Mendy
  • 25Wilfred Ndidi
  • 11Marc Albrighton
  • 10James Maddison
  • 27Fousseni Diabaté
  • 8Kelechi Iheanacho
Substitutes
  • 12Danny Ward
  • 14Ricardo Pereira
  • 28Christian Fuchs
  • 34Josh Knight
  • 7Demarai Gray
  • 21Vicente Iborra
  • 20Shinji Okazaki
Manager
  • Claude Puel
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, Leicester City 1.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Leicester City 1.
  • 90'+4' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Caglar Söyüncü.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Caglar Söyüncü.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a cross.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Chilwell.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
  • 90'+1' Attempt saved. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho.
  • 90'+1' Attempt saved. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kelechi Iheanacho.
  • 90' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 89' Foul by Caglar Söyüncü (Leicester City).
  • 89' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross following a corner.
  • 85' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Wes Morgan.
  • 85' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Tim Ream replaces Cyrus Christie.
  • 84' Attempt missed. Vicente Iborra (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by James Maddison with a cross following a corner.
  • 83' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 83' Attempt blocked. Demarai Gray (Leicester City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Maddison.
  • 82' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 80' Vicente Iborra (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 80' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 79' Offside, Fulham. Calum Chambers tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 77' Substitution, Fulham. Joe Bryan replaces Maxime Le Marchand because of an injury.
  • 77' Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 77' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 76' Delay in match Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 75' Foul by Demarai Gray (Leicester City).
  • 75' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Goal! Fulham 1, Leicester City 1. James Maddison (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Shinji Okazaki.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 72' Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Dangerous play by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 72' Substitution, Leicester City. Shinji Okazaki replaces Danny Simpson.
  • 71' Substitution, Leicester City. Vicente Iborra replaces Nampalys Mendy.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 70' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 69' Delay in match Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) because of an injury.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross following a corner.
  • 65' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Danny Simpson.
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.
  • 64' Foul by Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City).
  • 64' Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 60' Foul by Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City).
  • 60' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' James Maddison (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 55' Substitution, Leicester City. Demarai Gray replaces Fousseni Diabaté.
  • 53' Fousseni Diabaté (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Wes Morgan.
  • 49' Attempt missed. Calum Chambers (Fulham) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross following a corner.
  • 49' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Albrighton.
  • 48' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Calum Chambers.
  • 47' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Leicester City 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Luciano Vietto.
  • 45'+1' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Leicester City 0.
  • 45'+1' Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+1' Dangerous play by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 42' Goal! Fulham 1, Leicester City 0. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 40' Foul by Luciano Vietto (Fulham).
  • 40' Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marc Albrighton.
  • 37' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Sergio Rico.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 36' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 35' Offside, Leicester City. James Maddison tries a through ball, but Kelechi Iheanacho is caught offside.
  • 35' Nampalys Mendy (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Foul by Luciano Vietto (Fulham).
  • 34' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a cross following a corner.
  • 34' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Wilfred Ndidi.
  • 34' Attempt blocked. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 33' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Wilfred Ndidi.
  • 32' Foul by Caglar Söyüncü (Leicester City).
  • 32' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 31' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Ben Chilwell (Leicester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Maddison with a cross following a corner.
  • 30' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 29' Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 29' Attempt missed. Wes Morgan (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ben Chilwell with a cross following a corner.
  • 28' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Calum Chambers.
  • 24' Offside, Leicester City. Kelechi Iheanacho tries a through ball, but Fousseni Diabaté is caught offside.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Fousseni Diabaté with a cross.
  • 21' Marc Albrighton (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 20' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 20' Attempt saved. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a headed pass.
  • 20' Foul by Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City).
  • 20' Luciano Vietto (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 19' Offside, Fulham. Aleksandar Mitrovic tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 18' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 17' Delay in match Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 15' Foul by Luciano Vietto (Fulham).
  • 15' Caglar Söyüncü (Leicester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Attempt missed. Caglar Söyüncü (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
  • 12' Attempt blocked. Caglar Söyüncü (Leicester City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Maddison with a cross.
  • 12' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 11' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 11' Attempt blocked. Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 9' James Maddison (Leicester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 9' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 8' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 7' Luciano Vietto (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 7' Foul by Wes Morgan (Leicester City).
  • 4' Corner, Leicester City. Conceded by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 3' Attempt saved. Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Maddison with a through ball.
  • First Half begins.