Saturday 20 July 2019, 3:00pm at EBB Stadium, Aldershot
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Cairney 50', 59'
Brighton and Hove Albion
1
Groß 25'

50' Goal

Tom Cairney

59' Goal

Tom Cairney

55' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Neeskens Kebano

55' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jayden Harris
Off:Kevin McDonald

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luca De La Torre
Off:Tom Cairney

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tyrese Francois
Off:Stefan Johansen

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Steven Sessegnon

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rui Fonte
Off:Aleksandar Mitrovic

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Denis Odoi
Off:Joe Bryan

25' Goal

Pascal Groß

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Leandro Trossard
Off:Jürgen Locadia

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jason Steele
Off:Mat Ryan

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Florin Andone
Off:Glenn Murray

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dan Burn
Off:Shane Duffy

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Beram Kayal
Off:Davy Pröpper

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Alireza Jahanbakhsh
Off:Solly March

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Markus Suttner
Off:Bernardo

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anders Dreyer
Off:Dale Stephens

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Archie Davis
Off:Martín Montoya

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90
Fulham battled from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion thanks to a second-half double from Tom Cairney.

Fulham battled from behind to claim a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion thanks to a second-half double from Tom Cairney. 

 

Pascal Gross controversially gave Albion the lead in the first-half after it appeared a possibly offside Glenn Murray had interfered with the free-kick. 

 

Captain Cairney struck first outside the box with a well placed effort before doubling the lead after he slotted in from close range for the second. 

 

Scott Parker made three changes to the team that played Porto with Ivan Cavaleiro handed his first start alongside Maxime Le Marchand and Steven Sessegnon who returned to the starting XI. 

 

Aboubakar Kamara, Denis Odoi and Cyrus Christie we named as replacements at the EBB Stadium. 

 

Brighton named a very strong side with the likes of Matt Ryan, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk and Murray all starting. 

 

After just one minute of action Jurgen Locadia flashed an effort across goal with Marcus Bettinelli tipping it wide to keep the scoreboard goalless. 

 

It was the Dutchman causing problems again, this time the forward forced a save from inside the Fulham box on 17 minutes.

 

Fulham’s wide men were growing into the game and Cavaleiro delivered a teasing ball for Aleksandar Mitrović in the 22ndminute but the Serbian couldn’t connect to the floating cross. 

 

In a controversial period of play where Murray appeared offside, Bettinelli rushed out to the edge of his box to punch the ball away, however referee Gavin Ward judged that he was out of his box and awarded a free-kick to Brighton. 

 

Pascal Gross stepped up and his low effort ended up in the back of the Whites net, among some confusion about whether or not it took a touch off Murray, who appeared offside, in the 25thminute. 

 

Brighton looked to have doubled their lead in the 38thminute but Murray’s header was ruled offside this time. 

 

As Fulham were pushing forward toward the end of the half, it was difficult to break through a sea of green shirts at the back, Cavaleiro took aim from distance with a minute to go but his shot fell wide of the near post. 

 

It was the Whites captain who drew level with a sublime effort from the edge of the Brighton box, the Fulham no.10 took aim and placed it into the top left corner of the goal on 50 minutes. 

 

Parker used his bench for the first time in the 55thminute with Kamara and Jayden Harris coming on for Kebano and Kevin McDonald. 

 

Fulham took the lead in the 59thminute with Kamara burning the lumbering Dunk off with ease, he laid it across the box for Mitrović but the forward had his shot saved from the six yard box, however captain Cairney was there again to slam in the rebound. 

 

Brighton were on the ropes and substitute ‘keeper Jason Steele was forced into a double save from Joe Bryan in the 68thminute. 

 

Four minutes later Steele was called upon again, this time it was to prevent a right footed strike from Mitrović from close range, the Serbian was laid off from a nice pass from Cavaleiro. 

 

A two further changes were made by Parker with 15 minutes to go, Cairney and Cavaleiro were replaced by Luca de la Torre and Floyd Ayité. 

 

The Whites were looking to dominate the possession and frustrate the Seagulls, there were a further four substitutions made in the 82ndminute with Mitrović, Stefan Johasnen, Bryan and Sessegnon swapping with Rui Fonte, Tyrese Francois, Odoi and Christie. 

 

With a minute to go, Bettinelli plucked a cross from Leandro Trossard which was looking for the back post and the Whites hung on for a well fought win over Premier League opposition.

Match Information

Competition: Friendly

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: EBB Stadium, Aldershot

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Steven Sessegnon (Christie 82'), Mawson, Le Marchand, Bryan (Odoi 82'); Johansen (Francois 82'), McDonald (Harris 55'), Cairney (De La Torre 74'); Kebano (Kamara 55'), Aleksandar Mitrovic (Rui Fonte 82'), Cavaleiro (Ayité 74')

Unused substitutes: Opoku, Rodák, O'Riley

Manager: Scott Parker

Brighton and Hove Albion

Line-up: Ryan (Steele 46'); Montoya (Davis 87'), Dunk, Duffy (Burn 60'), Bernardo (Suttner 74'); Groß, Stephens (Dreyer 85'), Pröpper (Kayal 60'); Solly March (Jahanbakhsh 60'), Murray (Andone 60'), Locadia (Trossard 46')

Unused substitutes: O'Hara, Keto

Goals
0
0
Total Shots
0
0
Shots On Target
0
0
Passing Accuracy
0%
0%
Fouls
0
0
Corners
0
0
Offsides
0
0
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 26Alfie Mawson
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 34Jerome Opoku
  • 35Tyrese Francois
  • 38Jayden Harris
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 17Rui Fonte
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Brighton and Hove Albion (4-3-3)
  • 1Mat Ryan
  • 22Martín Montoya
  • 5Lewis Dunk
  • 4Shane Duffy
  • 30Bernardo
  • 13Pascal Groß
  • 6Dale Stephens
  • 24Davy Pröpper
  • 20Solly March
  • 17Glenn Murray
  • 9Jürgen Locadia
Substitutes
  • 21Warren O'Hara
  • 26Archie Davis
  • 27Hugo Keto
  • 28Anders Dreyer
  • 23Jason Steele
  • 29Markus Suttner
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 7Beram Kayal
  • 15Leandro Trossard
  • 10Florin Andone
  • 16Alireza Jahanbakhsh
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