Saturday 27 July 2019, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
West Ham United
1
Lanzini 17'

48' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Alfie Mawson

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Anthony Knockaert

77' Substitution

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

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Kevin McDonald

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luca De La Torre
Off:Stefan Johansen

17' Goal

Manuel Lanzini

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Arthur Masuaku
Off:Aaron Cresswell

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andriy Yarmolenko
Off:Felipe Anderson

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Carlos Sánchez
Off:Fabián Balbuena

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michail Antonio
Off:Pablo Fornals

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Robert Snodgrass
Off:Manuel Lanzini

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chicharito
Off:Sébastien Haller

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Grady Diangana
Off:Jack Wilshere

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Pablo Zabaleta
Off:Ben Johnson

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Cullen
Off:Issa Diop

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Fulham fell to a 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage as a Manuel Lanzini strike proved the difference for West Ham.

Fulham fell to a 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage as a Manuel Lanzini strike proved the difference for West Ham. 

 

The Argentine somehow dipped an effort from the edge of the box which scraped the underside of the crossbar on its way over the line after 17 minutes. 

 

Ivan Cavaleiro tested Lukasz Fabianski just prior to the goal and the Whites looked lively in the second-half but were unable to force a goal of their own.

 

Fulham, sporting their special 140 year anniversary shirt, named a strong line-up with a potent front three of Anthony Knockaert, Cavaleiro and Aleksandar Mitrović linking up for the first time. 

 

The Hammers also put out a side with plenty of first-team regulars and their big money summer signings of Pablo Fornals & Sebastien Haller both started. 

 

The opening ten minutes were somewhat nervy for Fulham at the back with a bit of pre-season rust stopping the fluid build-up play from defence, twice Joe Bryan got back to make vital stops after West Ham interceptions. 

 

With a quarter-of-an-hour gone, Fulham sliced open the West Ham defence, Mitrović played a cute ball to Cavaleiro who jinked inside the box, his curling shot was destined for the bottom corner of the goal but Fabianski pulled off an outstanding save. 

 

The Whites were well in the game until Aaron Cresswell’s cross was cleared, the ball fell to Lanzini on the edge of the box and his shot swerved over Marcus Bettinelli and kissed the underside of the crossbar on its way down, a difficult one to stop to give the visitors the lead. 

 

The game evened back out and little happened in the next 15 minutes, Bryan delivered a teasing ball for Mitrović on 32 minutes but Fabianski came out to claim it. 

 

Ten minutes later Cavaleiro laid the ball off to Mitrović and the Serbian rolled Fabian Balbuena, he was closed down by a further two West Ham defenders but in the end his shot forced a comfortable save from Fabianski.

 

The half drew to a close with Fulham pushing on when possible but far too often the final ball wasn’t materialising for the hosts. 

 

At the break West Ham switched four players, including both wings as Andriy Yarmolenko & Michail Antonio replaced Felipe Anderson & Pablo Fornals. 

 

There was some bad news two minutes into the second-half as Alfie Mawson limped off and had to be replaced by Cyrus Christie, forcing Denis Odoi to move in one to centre-back. 

 

It was a West Ham substitute who threatened first as Arthur Masuaku delivered a great ball for Haller to attack, but it was tipped behind for a corner to the visitors. 

 

From the corner the ball fell to the feet of Haller again but Bettinelli got down very quickly to deny him from just two yards out on 53 minutes. 

 

A chance fell to Fulham on the hour mark, a nice ball in from Aboubakar Kamara, who had just come on for Knockaert, found Mitrović and he teed up Cavaleiro, but under pressure from Ben Johnson, the winger skied his effort. 

 

In the 69thminute Kamara took it upon himself to line up a shot from distance, he attempted to curl one in from the left-hand side of the box but his effort just drifted wide, a dangerous attempt nonetheless.

 

Fulham swapped Cavaleiro for Floyd Ayité in the 77thminute and seconds later Kamara charged through on goal but from a slightly wide position his shot just missed the target. 

 

The heavens began to open on Craven Cottage and visibility was poor, a corner fell to the feet of Odoi who had little time to react, he poked it toward goal but Fabianski made the save. 

 

Scott Parker took off Kevin McDonald with eight minutes to go and brought on Neeskens Kebano, two minutes later Antonio tested Bettinelli but the Fulham ‘keeper made a good save. 

 

The Whites then went up the other end and had an effort of their own, Bryan firing just over the bar from well outside the box. 

 

Yarmolenko missed a late effort in what proved to be the final move of the match, Fulham now look ahead to a trip to Barnsley next Saturday to start their Championship campaign. 

Match Information

Competition: Friendly

Date: Saturday 27 July 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Odoi, Mawson (Christie 48'), Le Marchand, Bryan; Johansen (De La Torre 88'), McDonald (Kebano 82'), Cairney; Knockaert (Kamara 59'), Aleksandar Mitrovic, Cavaleiro (Ayité 77')

Unused substitutes: Francois, Rodák, O'Riley, Rui Fonte

Manager: Scott Parker

West Ham United

Line-up: Fabianski; Johnson (Zabaleta 64'), Balbuena (Carlos Sánchez 46'), Diop (Cullen 82'), Cresswell (Masuaku 46'); Rice, Wilshere (Diangana 64'); Felipe Anderson (Yarmolenko 46'), Fornals (Antonio 46'), Lanzini (Snodgrass 64'); Haller (Chicharito 64')

Unused substitutes: Jiménez, Martin

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

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
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 35Tyrese Francois
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 17Rui Fonte
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Scott Parker
West Ham United (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Lukasz Fabianski
  • 53Ben Johnson
  • 4Fabián Balbuena
  • 23Issa Diop
  • 3Aaron Cresswell
  • 41Declan Rice
  • 19Jack Wilshere
  • 8Felipe Anderson
  • 18Pablo Fornals
  • 10Manuel Lanzini
  • 22Sébastien Haller
Substitutes
  • 13Roberto Jiménez
  • 25David Martin
  • 5Pablo Zabaleta
  • 26Arthur Masuaku
  • 11Robert Snodgrass
  • 15Carlos Sánchez
  • 30Michail Antonio
  • 33Josh Cullen
  • 45Grady Diangana
  • 7Andriy Yarmolenko
  • 9Chicharito
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
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