Sunday 12 May 2019, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Newcastle United
Newcastle United
4
Shelvey 9'; Ayoze Pérez 11'; Schär 61'; Rondón 90'

59' Yellow Card

Joe Bryan Card was given for a foul

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Babel
Off:Cyrus Christie

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Harvey Elliott
Off:Floyd Ayité

81' Substitution

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

9' Goal

Jonjo Shelvey
Assist by Matt Ritchie

11' Goal

Ayoze Pérez

61' Goal

Fabian Schär
Assist by Matt Ritchie

90' Goal

Salomón Rondón

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Yoshinori Muto
Off:Christian Atsu

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Federico Fernández
Off:Isaac Hayden

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kenedy
Off:Paul Dummett

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Fulham succumbed to a 0-4 defeat against Newcastle United on the last game of the 2018/19 season.
Fulham succumbed to a 0-4 defeat against Newcastle United on the last game of the 2018/19 season. 

A quick-fire first half double from Jonjo Shelvey & Ayoze Perez saw the visitors take a commanding lead into the break before Fabian Schär nodded home to add the third in the 61st minute. In the 90th minute Salomón Rondón added a fourth to close out a comprehensive victory. 

Scott Parker made two changes from the side that was edged out by Wolverhampton Wanderers a week ago at Molineux. Alfie Mawson made his first start for the Whites since December, replacing Tim Ream & Floyd Ayité started in place of Ryan Babel.  

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon at the Cottage as the referee got the game under way. A sell-out for the last game of the 2018/19 season. 

Fulham made a confident start and in the opening five minutes a whipped cross from the left flank by Joe Bryan was a fraction high for Mitro at the back post. 

Despite the strong start it was the visitors who took the early lead through a superb set-piece. Shelvey had drifted into space on the edge of the Fulham box. A pinpoint cross picked out the midfielder and after taking a touch to stop the ball dead he lashed home an unstoppable half-volley into the roof of the net.  

The visitors doubled their lead minutes later. Free flowing build-up culminated in the ball falling to Ayoze Pérez at the back post. His strong shot was parried by Sergio Rico in the Fulham net. With the ball waiting unattended six yards from goal Perez reacted well to slide home. 

In the 17th minute Fulham came close to pulling one back. A half clearance was intercepted by Calum Chambers just outside the Magpies box. After fending off a challenge he sent a right-footed shot just wide of the post. 

The Whites came close again the 22nd minute. A whipped cross from the right corner was met by the head of the unmarked Aleksandar Mitrović. The Serbian striker connected cleanly with his head but his effort clipped the outside of the post and went wide. 

The frantic nature of the game slowly dissipated after the 30-minute mark and neither side were able to create any openings. We did not let our heads drop and continued to press and push up until the half-time whistle. 

Fulham had a mountain to climb with 45 minutes to play. 

As the referee got the second half up and running the sun remained out on a fine late afternoon by the banks of the Thames. Newcastle sat back and seemed contented to suck up and pressure and look to catch us on the counter as we committed more bodies forward. 

In the 57th minute a scrappy sequence of play saw the ball fall kindly to André-Frank Zambo Anguissa at the back post. After steadying himself his effort from a tight angle the Cameroonian midfielder saw his shot well blocked by Jamaal Lascelles. 

In the 62nd minute the result was put beyond doubt when Matt Ritchie swung in a dangerous corner from the left. His out-swinging cross was met by the head of Schär and his powerful downward effort flew into the back of the net. 

With twenty minutes left on the clock and Newcastle looking composed and strong at the back Scott Parker introduced Harvey Elliott to look to add a spark from the wing. The Magpies rigid formation and structure proving hard to break down. 

As the clock ticked down Newcastle remained dangerous on the counter and in the 86th minute Elliott came close to grabbing his first goal. After selling a defender on the edge of the Magpies box he fired low with his left foot but the shot was comfortably saved. 

In the 90th minute grabbed a fourth for the visitors. After being played clean through he shot straight at Rico in the Fulham net. The Spaniard parried the effort but the striker was on hand to bend one in the far corner from a tight angle. 

Not the result Scott Parker or the packed Craven Cottage would have hoped for in the Head Coach’s first game in charge. 
 

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Sunday 12 May 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 24,979

Referee: Kevin Friend

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Christie (Babel 65'), Mawson, Le Marchand, Bryan; Chambers, Zambo Anguissa; Ayité (Elliott 74'), Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon (Kebano 81'); Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Fabri, Ream, Steven Sessegnon, De La Torre

Manager: Scott Parker

Newcastle United

Line-up: Dubravka; Hayden (Federico Fernández 69'), Schär, Lascelles, Dummett (Kenedy 81'), Ritchie; Ayoze Pérez, Shelvey, Diamé, Atsu (Muto 66'); Rondón

Unused substitutes: Darlow, Clark, Cass, Watts

Manager: Rafael Benítez

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 38 98
2 Liverpool 38 97
3 Chelsea 38 72
4 Tottenham Hotspur 38 71
5 Arsenal 38 70
6 Manchester United 38 66
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 57
8 Everton 38 54
9 Leicester City 38 52
10 West Ham United 38 52
11 Watford 38 50
12 Crystal Palace 38 49
13 Newcastle United 38 45
14 A.F.C. Bournemouth 38 45
15 Burnley 38 40
16 Southampton 38 39
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 38 36
18 Cardiff City 38 34
19 Fulham 38 26
20 Huddersfield Town 38 16
Goals
0
4
Total Shots
16
13
Shots On Target
2
6
Passing Accuracy
90%
79%
Fouls
6
8
Corners
5
5
Offsides
1
1
Bookings
1
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 26Alfie Mawson
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 31Fabri
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 12Ryan Babel
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 56Harvey Elliott
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Newcastle United (5-4-1)
  • 12Martin Dubravka
  • 14Isaac Hayden
  • 5Fabian Schär
  • 6Jamaal Lascelles
  • 3Paul Dummett
  • 11Matt Ritchie
  • 17Ayoze Pérez
  • 8Jonjo Shelvey
  • 10Mohamed Diamé
  • 30Christian Atsu
  • 9Salomón Rondón
Substitutes
  • 26Karl Darlow
  • 2Ciaran Clark
  • 18Federico Fernández
  • 49Lewis Cass
  • 15Kenedy
  • 53Kelland Watts
  • 13Yoshinori Muto
Manager
  • Rafael Benítez
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 0, Newcastle United 4.
  • 90'+3' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Newcastle United 4.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Goal! Fulham 0, Newcastle United 4. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.
  • 90' Attempt saved. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 86' Attempt saved. Harvey Elliott (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey.
  • 84' Offside, Newcastle United. Jonjo Shelvey tries a through ball, but Kenedy is caught offside.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 81' Substitution, Newcastle United. Kenedy replaces Paul Dummett.
  • 79' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Paul Dummett.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Harvey Elliott replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 74' Hand ball by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 71' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 71' Attempt blocked. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Dummett.
  • 69' Substitution, Newcastle United. Federico Fernández replaces Isaac Hayden.
  • 68' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 68' Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 68' Foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).
  • 66' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 66' Substitution, Newcastle United. Yoshinori Muto replaces Christian Atsu because of an injury.
  • 65' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Babel replaces Cyrus Christie.
  • 65' Delay in match because of an injury Christian Atsu (Newcastle United).
  • 64' Offside, Fulham. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.
  • 64' Attempt missed. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 61' Goal! Fulham 0, Newcastle United 3. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross following a corner.
  • 61' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 59' Joe Bryan (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 59' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 59' Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Calum Chambers.
  • 56' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ayoze Pérez.
  • 55' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 55' Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 50' Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United).
  • 49' Attempt blocked. Calum Chambers (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Newcastle United 2.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Newcastle United 2.
  • 44' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 40' Attempt missed. Salomón Rondón (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ayoze Pérez.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Calum Chambers.
  • 36' André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 36' Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United).
  • 34' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).
  • 34' Attempt missed. Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Isaac Hayden following a corner.
  • 33' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 32' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 32' Paul Dummett (Newcastle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 29' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Paul Dummett.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Fabian Schär (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 24' Attempt blocked. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 24' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 22' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Floyd Ayité with a cross following a corner.
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Fabian Schär.
  • 20' Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 18' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 18' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United).
  • 17' Attempt missed. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 15' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 15' Foul by Matt Ritchie (Newcastle United).
  • 15' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 15' Foul by Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United).
  • 14' Calum Chambers (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 14' Foul by Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United).
  • 12' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mohamed Diamé.
  • 11' Goal! Fulham 0, Newcastle United 2. Ayoze Pérez (Newcastle United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.
  • 11' Attempt saved. Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 9' Goal! Fulham 0, Newcastle United 1. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Ritchie with a cross following a corner.
  • 8' Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 3' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 3' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Calum Chambers.
  • 2' Attempt missed. Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Ritchie.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.