Saturday 24 November 2018, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Mitrovic 33', 63'; Schürrle 43'
Southampton
Southampton
2
Armstrong 18', 53'

33' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Assist by Maxime Le Marchand

43' Goal

André Schürrle
Assist by Ryan Sessegnon

63' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Assist by Ryan Sessegnon

45'+1 Yellow Card

Alfie Mawson Card was given for a foul

90'+3 Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for arguing during match

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stefan Johansen
Off:Jean Michael Seri

74' Substitution

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

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Aleksandar Mitrovic

18' Goal

Stuart Armstrong

53' Goal

Stuart Armstrong
Assist by Cédric Soares

68' Yellow Card

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg Card was given for a foul

73' Yellow Card

Wesley Hoedt

90'+3 Yellow Card

Michael Obafemi Card was given for arguing during match

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mohamed Elyounoussi
Off:Charlie Austin

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Obafemi
Off:Stuart Armstrong

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Fulham started life under Claudio Ranieri with a bang as the Whites beat Southampton 3-2 in an action packed afternoon at Craven Cottage.
Fulham started life under Claudio Ranieri with a bang as the Whites beat Southampton 3-2 in an action packed afternoon at Craven Cottage. 

After falling behind early to a Stuart Armstrong effort from just inside the box the Whites battled back to take a slender one goal lead into half-time. Aleksandar Mitrović headed home in the 33rd minute to level the score and two minutes before the break André Schürrle rifled home to make it 2-1. After being pegged back once more in the 53rd minute by Armstrong Mitro pounced to restore a one goal lead ten minutes later. 

Ranieri made one change from the side that had battled valiantly away at Liverpool two weeks ago, bringing Jean Michaël Seri back into the starting XI to replace the injured André-Frank Zambo Anguissa. 

It was a tense opening from both sides but Fulham enjoyed the lions share of possession in the first 5 minutes. However, the first chance of the match fell to Manolo Gabbiadini. From a corner the ball fell nicely to Armstrong outside the box. The Scot unleashed a vicious first time drive which fizzed through a crowd of players before being well parried by Sergio Rico in the Fulham net. Gabbiadini, who had followed the shot into the box looked to fire in from close range with a right-footed shot but Rico stood up well and produced a fine save to tip behind for a corner. A golden opportunity to open the scoring spurned. 

The Whites responded well and in the 15th minute had their first effort on goal from a set piece. An in-swinging Seri corner was glanced on goal by Calum Chambers at the near post but Alex McCarthy was well positioned to claim and clear. 

Minutes later the deadlock was broken. A throw in behind the Fulham defence was chipped into the danger area by Nathan Redmond. A headed clearance by Maxime Le Marchand was pounced on by Armstrong who chested past the onrushing Fulham defence and swept home past Rico. 

The match stagnated but in the 32nd minute the Whites were back level courtesy of a fine Aleksandar Mitrović header. A quick pass forward into the path of an unmarked Ryan Sessegnon. The explosive winger took a touch and passed it back into the feet of Tom Cairney who had dropped off into space in the middle of the pitch. The skipper looked up and swung a delightful ball out to the left flank to Le Marchand. It appeared that the Frenchman’s touch had spurned the opportunity but he made amends with a picture perfect cross onto the head of Mitro, who glanced it home into the bottom right hand corner. The Cottage erupted and the sides were all square. 

The first half fight back was completed in the 43rd when Schürrle smashed home from 6 yards after some scintillating play from Sessegnon on the left wing. After controlling a lofted cross-field ball the winger glided effortlessly past two Southampton defenders before whipping a peach of a cross across the six-yards box. Before any McCarthy could react the ball was planted into the back of the net by controlled right-footed strike from Schürrle. A sublime move from the Whites capped off by a lovely finish. 

The Whites were contented to sit back at the start of the second half and almost produced a clinical counter to extend the lead in the 51st minute. A sweeping move culminating in a fierce low drive from Mitrović that was saved superbly in the Southampton net by McCarthy. 

That save proved to be crucial as two minutes later the visitors were back level. After failing to clear a a bobbling ball on the edge of the Fulham box a neat backheel was played into the path of Armstrong, who without hesitation, powered home a right-footed shot past Rico. 

Heads didn’t drop and in the Fulham ranks and our lead was restored in the 63rd minute when Mitrović picked picked up his second goal of the game. The goal came as a result of fight, passion and persistence that had been on show throughout from the Whites. Schürrle chased a long ball all the way to the corner flag and pinned his man in deep, forcing a hurried clearance which fell kindly for Cyrus Christie on the right. The powerful fullback whipped in a teasing cross which was flicked on by Sessegnon in the centre circle. Without hesitation, Mitro volleyed home with aplomb into the far corner past a baffled McCarthy. A fabulous finish from the Serbian striker. 

A nervy close to the game ensued but a performance littered with grit and passion was rewarded as the referee blew his whistle after five minutes of added on time.  
 

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Saturday 24 November 2018
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 24,603

Referee: Michael Oliver

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Christie, Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand; Chambers, Seri (Johansen 68'); Schürrle (Kamara 74'), Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon; Mitrovic (Ayité 86')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Ream, Bryan, Kebano

Manager: Claudio Ranieri

Southampton

Line-up: McCarthy; Cédric Soares, Yoshida, Hoedt, Targett; Lemina, Højbjerg; Gabbiadini, Armstrong (Obafemi 81'), Redmond; Austin (Elyounoussi 68')

Unused substitutes: Gunn, Vestergaard, Stephens, Davis, Ward-Prowse

Manager: Mark Hughes

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 13 35
2 Liverpool 13 33
3 Chelsea 12 28
4 Tottenham Hotspur 12 27
5 Arsenal 12 24
6 Everton 13 22
7 Manchester United 13 21
8 A.F.C. Bournemouth 12 20
9 Watford 13 20
10 Leicester City 13 18
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 12 16
12 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 15
13 West Ham United 13 12
14 Newcastle United 12 9
15 Crystal Palace 13 9
16 Burnley 12 9
17 Southampton 13 8
18 Cardiff City 13 8
19 Fulham 13 8
20 Huddersfield Town 12 7
Goals
3
2
Total Shots
10
19
Shots On Target
5
8
Passing Accuracy
71%
80%
Fouls
10
6
Corners
2
5
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
2
3
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
  • 14André Schürrle
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Claudio Ranieri
Southampton (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Alex McCarthy
  • 2Cédric Soares
  • 3Maya Yoshida
  • 6Wesley Hoedt
  • 33Matt Targett
  • 18Mario Lemina
  • 23Pierre-Emile Højbjerg
  • 20Manolo Gabbiadini
  • 17Stuart Armstrong
  • 22Nathan Redmond
  • 10Charlie Austin
Substitutes
  • 28Angus Gunn
  • 4Jannik Vestergaard
  • 5Jack Stephens
  • 8Steven Davis
  • 11Mohamed Elyounoussi
  • 16James Ward-Prowse
  • 61Michael Obafemi
Manager
  • Mark Hughes
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 3, Southampton 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Southampton 2.
  • 90'+5' Hand ball by Matt Targett (Southampton).
  • 90'+5' Attempt saved. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Maya Yoshida.
  • 90'+3' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 90'+3' Michael Obafemi (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3' Delay in match Sergio Rico (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Michael Obafemi (Southampton) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Michael Obafemi (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mohamed Elyounoussi with a cross.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cédric Soares with a cross following a corner.
  • 90'+1' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 89' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Stefan Johansen.
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Cédric Soares (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Redmond with a cross.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Michael Obafemi (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mario Lemina.
  • 86' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 85' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 85' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 84' Delay in match Alfie Mawson (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 81' Foul by Mohamed Elyounoussi (Southampton).
  • 81' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Substitution, Southampton. Michael Obafemi replaces Stuart Armstrong.
  • 77' Wesley Hoedt (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 75' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 75' Delay in match Cédric Soares (Southampton) because of an injury.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces André Schürrle.
  • 73' Wesley Hoedt (Southampton) is shown the yellow card.
  • 73' Foul by Wesley Hoedt (Southampton).
  • 73' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.
  • 68' Substitution, Southampton. Mohamed Elyounoussi replaces Charlie Austin.
  • 68' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Jean Michael Seri.
  • 68' Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 67' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 65' Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 65' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 63' Goal! Fulham 3, Southampton 2. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a headed pass.
  • 62' Foul by Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton).
  • 62' Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathan Redmond.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Mario Lemina (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Targett.
  • 53' Goal! Fulham 2, Southampton 2. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Cédric Soares.
  • 51' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
  • 51' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by André Schürrle.
  • 50' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 49' Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 2, Southampton 1.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 2, Southampton 1.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Wesley Hoedt (Southampton) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Targett with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 45'+1' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45'+1' Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 45' Offside, Fulham. Maxime Le Marchand tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 43' Goal! Fulham 2, Southampton 1. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross.
  • 40' Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 38' Offside, Fulham. Alfie Mawson tries a through ball, but André Schürrle is caught offside.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Mario Lemina (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Targett with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 37' Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 37' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 36' Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by André Schürrle.
  • 35' Charlie Austin (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 35' Attempt saved. Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Maya Yoshida.
  • 33' Goal! Fulham 1, Southampton 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maxime Le Marchand with a cross.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 30' Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 30' Foul by André Schürrle (Fulham).
  • 28' Nathan Redmond (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 28' Foul by André Schürrle (Fulham).
  • 27' Offside, Fulham. Denis Odoi tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 27' Foul by Nathan Redmond (Southampton).
  • 27' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Attempt blocked. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a headed pass.
  • 23' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 23' Foul by Mario Lemina (Southampton).
  • 18' Goal! Fulham 0, Southampton 1. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
  • 15' Attempt saved. Calum Chambers (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a cross.
  • 14' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Maya Yoshida.
  • 10' Foul by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 10' Nathan Redmond (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 6' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Sergio Rico.
  • 6' Attempt saved. Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 6' Attempt saved. Stuart Armstrong (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Nathan Redmond (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 5' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 3' Offside, Southampton. Mario Lemina tries a through ball, but Charlie Austin is caught offside.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.