Saturday 15 December 2018, 5:30pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
West Ham United
2
Snodgrass 17'; Antonio 29'

41' Yellow Card

Jean Michael Seri Card was given for a foul

90' Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

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

61' Substitution

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

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:André Schürrle

17' Goal

Robert Snodgrass
Assist by Felipe Anderson

29' Goal

Michail Antonio
Assist by Chicharito

39' Yellow Card

Mark Noble Card was given for a foul

62' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Pedro Obiang
Off:Mark Noble

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andy Carroll
Off:Chicharito

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Grady Diangana
Off:Michail Antonio

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90
Fulham slipped to 0-2 defeat against West Ham United in Saturday’s late kick-off on a dreary evening at Craven Cottage.
Fulham slipped to 0-2 defeat against West Ham United in Saturday’s late kick-off on a dreary afternoon at Craven Cottage.   

First half goals against the run of play from Robert Snodgrass & Michail Antonio saw the visitors take a commanding lead into the half before closing out the second period with minimal incident. 

Claudio Ranieri made two changes to the side that fell to defeat away at Old Trafford last Saturday and tweaked the formation to play in a flat 4-4-2 set-up. Aboubakar Kamara, who provided energy and pace off the bench in Manchester started alongside Aleksandar Mitrović. Furthermore, Ryan Sessegnon picked up a slight injury in the build-up to the match and in his absence André Schürrle slotted in to play on the left side of the midfield. 

It was a dark, dreary and wet afternoon by the banks of the Thames in the build-up to the match, with torrential rain ever-present. It was no different when referee Mike Dean got the match up and running.

The opening three minutes was a scrappy affair with neither side able to take control on a greasy Cottage surface. However, the first shot fell to the feet of Jean Michaël Seri. A drilled freekick from Alfie Mawson was pumped up to the head of Mitrović who headed one back into the path of the Ivorian playmaker. After quickly taking control he was unable to keep his right-footed shot down and it flew over the bar. 

The positive play from the Whites continued and in the ninth minute they had a golden opportunity to open the scoring. After controlling the ball in the centre of the park, Mitro turned his man and slipped a perfectly weighted ball into the path of Kamara who had surged in behind a flatfooted West Ham back line. With only the keeper to beat the powerful striker looked to place a right-footed shot into the bottom left hand corner. However, Lukasz Fabiabski was alert to the danger and parried it behind for a corner. A big chance to open the scoring for Fulham squandered. 

Despite the bright start West Ham opened the scoring against the run of play in the 17th minute. A long ball into the left hand channel was mistimed by Denis Odoi and his attempted sliding tackle took him past the path of the ball. Anderson seized the chance and attacked the area, committing bodies in the process. After space had opened up on the edge of the area the Brazilian played a pass back into the feet of Snodgrass. Without hesitation he lashed a shot passed the wrong footed Sergio Rico. 

Fulham heads did not drop and in the 25th minute Joe Bryan whipped in a lovely ball into across the six-yard box. The ball was met by Mitro at the back post but his powerful header flew past the post and into the Hammersmith End. 

Minutes later Kamara had another opportunity to trouble Fabianski but his header lacked power and was easily gathered in the West Ham goal. 

Once more the Whites were made to pay for their missed chances. After weathering the storm the ball was worked out to Anderson on the left wing. In a confident and buoyed mood, the stylish attacker swung in a cross. Javier Hernandez reacted quickly and flicked the ball to an unmarked Antonio and with time and space to pick his spot, he slid a shot through the legs of the onrushing Rico. 

Two mistakes punished without hesitation saw the Whites head into the break with a mountain to climb in the second period. 

The Manager made on change at the break, replacing Tim Ream with Cyrus Christie, moving Denis Odoi in the centre of the back four alongside Alfie Mawson. 

The substitute almost immediately made an impact. After some neat link up play with Tom Cairney down the right flank a dangerous ball was drilled low in the box. With Mitro lurking the ball was scrambled clear and West Ham removed the danger. 

Contented to sit back an absorb pressure the Whites could not find a way through a solid West Ham set-up and were unable to generate any chances on goal and the second half played out with next to no incident. 

Claudio Ranieri and his squad now have a week to prepare for their trip North to take on Newcastle United ahead of Christmas. 
 

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Saturday 15 December 2018
Kick-off: 5:30pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 24,081

Referee: Mike Dean

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Odoi, Mawson, Ream (Christie 45'), Bryan; Cairney, Chambers, Seri (Johansen 61'), Schürrle (Kebano 77'); Kamara, Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Cissé, Ayité, Vietto

Manager: Claudio Ranieri

West Ham United

Line-up: Fabianski; Zabaleta, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku; Snodgrass, Noble (Obiang 62'), Rice, Felipe Anderson; Antonio (Diangana 85'), Chicharito (Carroll 73')

Unused substitutes: Adrián, Cresswell, Ogbonna, Xande Silva

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 17 44
2 Liverpool 16 42
3 Tottenham Hotspur 17 39
4 Chelsea 16 34
5 Arsenal 16 34
6 Manchester United 16 26
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 17 25
8 Everton 17 24
9 West Ham United 17 24
10 Watford 17 24
11 A.F.C. Bournemouth 17 23
12 Leicester City 17 22
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 16 21
14 Newcastle United 17 16
15 Crystal Palace 17 15
16 Cardiff City 17 14
17 Burnley 17 12
18 Huddersfield Town 17 10
19 Southampton 16 9
20 Fulham 17 9
Goals
0
2
Total Shots
16
6
Shots On Target
4
3
Passing Accuracy
80%
75%
Fouls
14
10
Corners
6
4
Offsides
6
2
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 14André Schürrle
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 19Luciano Vietto
Manager
  • Claudio Ranieri
West Ham United (4-4-2)
  • 1Lukasz Fabianski
  • 5Pablo Zabaleta
  • 4Fabián Balbuena
  • 23Issa Diop
  • 26Arthur Masuaku
  • 11Robert Snodgrass
  • 16Mark Noble
  • 41Declan Rice
  • 8Felipe Anderson
  • 30Michail Antonio
  • 17Chicharito
Substitutes
  • 13Adrián
  • 3Aaron Cresswell
  • 21Angelo Ogbonna
  • 14Pedro Obiang
  • 45Grady Diangana
  • 9Andy Carroll
  • 32Xande Silva
Manager
  • Manuel Pellegrini
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, West Ham United 2.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, West Ham United 2.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Grady Diangana.
  • 90'+1' Offside, Fulham. Cyrus Christie tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 90'+1' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Pedro Obiang (West Ham United).
  • 90' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 90' Grady Diangana (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Grady Diangana.
  • 85' Substitution, West Ham United. Grady Diangana replaces Michail Antonio.
  • 84' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 84' Andy Carroll (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 81' Attempt missed. Fabián Balbuena (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.
  • 80' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 79' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 77' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces André Schürrle.
  • 75' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).
  • 74' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Calum Chambers.
  • 73' Substitution, West Ham United. Andy Carroll replaces Chicharito.
  • 73' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 73' Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 70' Hand ball by Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham United).
  • 69' Attempt missed. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Zabaleta.
  • 68' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 67' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Fabián Balbuena.
  • 66' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 66' Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 63' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 63' Foul by Arthur Masuaku (West Ham United).
  • 62' Substitution, West Ham United. Pedro Obiang replaces Mark Noble because of an injury.
  • 61' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Jean Michael Seri.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a cross.
  • 59' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pablo Zabaleta.
  • 58' Foul by André Schürrle (Fulham).
  • 58' Issa Diop (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 56' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 56' Foul by Fabián Balbuena (West Ham United).
  • 55' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 55' Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 54' Offside, Fulham. Joe Bryan tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 53' Offside, Fulham. Jean Michael Seri tries a through ball, but Cyrus Christie is caught offside.
  • 50' Attempt missed. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 49' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Foul by Michail Antonio (West Ham United).
  • 48' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 48' Declan Rice (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 47' Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Tim Ream.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, West Ham United 2.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Fulham 0, West Ham United 2.
  • 45'+3' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 45'+3' Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 45' Attempt missed. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 44' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 43' Delay in match Denis Odoi (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Chicharito (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 41' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri following a set piece situation.
  • 39' Mark Noble (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 39' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 39' Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).
  • 36' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 36' Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Foul by Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham United).
  • 35' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 35' Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 34' Attempt missed. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
  • 34' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Arthur Masuaku.
  • 33' Offside, West Ham United. Lukasz Fabianski tries a through ball, but Robert Snodgrass is caught offside.
  • 33' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Calum Chambers (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 30' Offside, Fulham. Jean Michael Seri tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 29' Goal! Fulham 0, West Ham United 2. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chicharito with a headed pass.
  • 28' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 27' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a cross.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 17' Goal! Fulham 0, West Ham United 1. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Felipe Anderson.
  • 14' Foul by Fabián Balbuena (West Ham United).
  • 14' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 11' Offside, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara tries a through ball, but Joe Bryan is caught offside.
  • 10' Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 10' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 9' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lukasz Fabianski.
  • 9' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic with a through ball.
  • 9' Attempt missed. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 6' Foul by Felipe Anderson (West Ham United).
  • 6' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 3' Attempt missed. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.
  • 3' Offside, West Ham United. Issa Diop tries a through ball, but Michail Antonio is caught offside.
  • 1' Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 1' Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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