Saturday 3 August 2019, 3:00pm at Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Barnsley
1
Thomas 13'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

13' Goal

Luke Thomas

44' Yellow Card

Alex Mowatt Card was given for a foul

54' Yellow Card

Bambo Diaby Card was given for a foul

90'+4 Yellow Card

Mallik Wilks Card shown to player for time wasting

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Conor Chaplin
Off:Luke Thomas

90'+1 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Miller
Off:Cauley Woodrow

90'+4 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mamadou Thiam
Off:Mallik Wilks

32' Yellow Card

Maxime Le Marchand Card was given for a foul

33' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Maxime Le Marchand

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Stefan Johansen

74' Substitution

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

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Fulham fell to a 1-0 defeat on the opening day of the 2019/20 season at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham fell to a 1-0 defeat on the opening day of the 2019/20 season at Oakwell on Saturday afternoon.  

A first half Luke Thomas goal was enough to see the three points remain in South Yorkshire despite a frantic close where Fulham looked to grab a point on the road.

Scott Parker made one change from the side that had faced West Ham United in the final tune up match of pre-season last Saturday. Aboubakar Kamara, who had been in fine form throughout pre-season, was inserted on the right wing in place of Anthony Knockaert. In addition, Alfie Mawson and Stefan Johansen were fit after picking up slight knocks in that game.

It was a warm afternoon in South Yorkshire as the referee got the match under way at a raucous Oakwell. The Whites started brightly and in the second minute the pace of Kamara was on show. The explosive forward powered up the right wing and cut a perfect ball back into the feet of Aleksandar Mitrović. Mitro tried to fire one in first-time with his right foot but his effort went high over the bar. 

After a positive opening the Whites were pegged back in the 13th minute. A speculative ball into the right-hand channel was met by Thomas. Joe Bryan, who looked to outmuscle Thomas, lost his footing and the Barnsley player ran into the area and from a tight angle fired home. A neat finish from an acute angle. Oakwell erupted and the fans started to believe. 

The tide had well and truly turned and the hosts were brimming with confidence. A flurry of half chances fell the way of the Tykes. Cauley Woodrow lashing a fierce right-footed strike wide after being played through by Mike Bahre. 

Things took another turn against the Whites in the 33rd minute when Maxime Le Marchand was forced off through injury. Just prior to being replaced the Frenchman had been cautioned for a robust challenge in the midfield. With the change Denis Odoi moved in to partner Mawson in the centre of the Fulham defence and Cyrus Christie played at right-back. 

Thing almost went from bad to worse for Fulham in the 44th minute when Kamara’s heavy touch allowed Mallik Wilks a free run down the left flank. With defenders scrambling to close the space the strong winger bulldozed his way into the box and fed the ball into the feet of Woodrow. Thankfully the striker could only direct his shot wide of the left hand post. 

As the referee brought the first half to a close the home side were in control but the Whites were showing glimpses of working their way back into the encounter. 

The second half commenced in the same manner. Barnsley, composed in possession and rigidly structured in defence, looked threatening. Wilks this time bounced off a Christie tackle and powered into the area before seeing his low shot blocked by the feet of Bettinelli. 

As the second half progressed the Whites began to calmly work their way into the match. A superb free-kick from Johansen was met by the head of Mawson in the heart of the Barnsley box. His glanced header went marginally past the post. Then moments later Johansen fired wide from just outside the box.

Barnsley were looking a little tired now and in the 60th minute Ivan Cavaleiro threaded a well weighted pass into the path of Cairney in the box. After taking a touch the captain chipped the onrushing keeper but saw his effort blocked and cleared by a backtracking defender. 

After a short period of Fulham pressure the hosts were back on the front foot. In the 69th minute Thomas was denied by an excellent block by Bryan on the goal line after Bettinelli had forced the Barnsley player wide. 

In the 73rd minute the pendulum swung once again in favour of the Whites. Anthony Knockaert, who had come on minutes before, stung the gloves of Sami Radlinger in the Barnsley net from just outside the box. 

We continued to turn the screw and the pressure ratcheted up. In the 78th minute a flurry of chances fell to the feet of Kamara and substitute Floyd Ayité. The latter selling the goalkeeper in a crowded box before seeing his goal bound effort cleared pumped clear. 

It proved to be the final clear chance for either side as Barnsley effectively slowed the game and wasted time at every given opportunity until the final whistle was blown. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 3 August 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Oakwell Stadium, Barnsley
Attendance: 14,823

Referee: Andy Davies

Barnsley

Line-up: Sahin-Radlinger; Sibbick, Diaby, Andersen, Cavaré; McGeehan, Mowatt; Thomas (Chaplin 86'), Bähre, Wilks (Thiam 90'); Woodrow (Miller 90')

Unused substitutes: Collins, Ben Williams, Halme, Styles

Manager: Daniel Stendel

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Odoi, Mawson, Le Marchand (Christie 33'), Bryan; McDonald, Johansen (Knockaert 65'), Cairney; Kamara, Mitrovic, Cavaleiro (Ayité 74')

Unused substitutes: Rodák, Kebano, De La Torre, Rui Fonte

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Sheffield Wednesday 1 3
2 Wigan Athletic 1 3
3 Charlton Athletic 1 3
4 Queens Park Rangers 1 3
5 Swansea City 1 3
6 Barnsley 1 3
7 Birmingham City 1 3
8 Millwall 1 3
9 Luton Town 1 1
10 Middlesbrough 1 1
11 Bristol City 0 0
12 Derby County 0 0
13 Huddersfield Town 0 0
14 Leeds United 0 0
15 Nottingham Forest 0 0
16 West Bromwich Albion 0 0
17 Cardiff City 1 0
18 Blackburn Rovers 1 0
19 Hull City 1 0
20 Stoke City 1 0
21 Brentford 1 0
22 Fulham 1 0
23 Preston North End 1 0
24 Reading 1 0
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
17
15
Shots On Target
4
4
Passing Accuracy
76%
76%
Fouls
16
14
Corners
7
5
Offsides
2
1
Bookings
3
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Barnsley (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Samuel Sahin-Radlinger
  • 21Toby Sibbick
  • 5Bambo Diaby
  • 6Mads Andersen
  • 12Dimitri Kevin Cavaré
  • 8Cameron McGeehan
  • 27Alex Mowatt
  • 16Luke Thomas
  • 10Mike-Steven Bähre
  • 36Mallik Wilks
  • 9Cauley Woodrow
Substitutes
  • 40Bradley Collins
  • 3Ben Williams
  • 24Aapo Halme
  • 20Callum Styles
  • 11Conor Chaplin
  • 25George Miller
  • 26Mamadou Thiam
Manager
  • Daniel Stendel
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 17Rui Fonte
Manager
  • Scott Parker
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, Barnsley 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+4' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 90'+4' Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces Mallik Wilks.
  • 90'+4' Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Mallik Wilks (Barnsley).
  • 90'+1' Substitution, Barnsley. George Miller replaces Cauley Woodrow.
  • 90' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).
  • 90' Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 89' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 89' Foul by Toby Sibbick (Barnsley).
  • 87' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 86' Substitution, Barnsley. Conor Chaplin replaces Luke Thomas.
  • 84' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.
  • 83' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bambo Diaby.
  • 82' Offside, Barnsley. Cauley Woodrow tries a through ball, but Mallik Wilks is caught offside.
  • 81' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Foul by Mallik Wilks (Barnsley).
  • 79' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 77' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 77' Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Cameron McGeehan.
  • 75' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 74' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 74' Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Samuel Sahin-Radlinger.
  • 73' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Cameron McGeehan with a cross.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Thomas.
  • 70' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 69' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 69' Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 68' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 68' Attempt blocked. Luke Thomas (Barnsley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre with a through ball.
  • 66' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 66' Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 65' Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 64' Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Cameron McGeehan with a cross following a corner.
  • 64' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 61' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 61' Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 61' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 59' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 57' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 57' Foul by Mallik Wilks (Barnsley).
  • 56' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a corner.
  • 55' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Mowatt.
  • 54' Bambo Diaby (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 54' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 54' Foul by Bambo Diaby (Barnsley).
  • 53' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Mowatt from a direct free kick.
  • 52' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 52' Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.
  • 50' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 49' Offside, Fulham. Alfie Mawson tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 49' Offside, Barnsley. Luke Thomas tries a through ball, but Toby Sibbick is caught offside.
  • 46' Foul by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).
  • 46' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Barnsley 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Barnsley 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Toby Sibbick.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Mallik Wilks.
  • 44' Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 43' Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 43' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Thomas.
  • 41' Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.
  • 40' Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 40' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 40' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 39' Foul by Mallik Wilks (Barnsley).
  • 39' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 38' Foul by Toby Sibbick (Barnsley).
  • 38' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 37' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 36' Foul by Bambo Diaby (Barnsley).
  • 36' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Cameron McGeehan.
  • 33' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Maxime Le Marchand because of an injury.
  • 32' Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 31' Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 31' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 30' Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 30' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 29' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre following a fast break.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.
  • 26' Attempt blocked. Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre.
  • 23' Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 23' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 22' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 20' Delay in match because of an injury Luke Thomas (Barnsley).
  • 20' Foul by Luke Thomas (Barnsley).
  • 20' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 18' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).
  • 18' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 16' Toby Sibbick (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 14' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 14' Delay in match because of an injury Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 13' Goal! Barnsley 1, Fulham 0. Luke Thomas (Barnsley) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.
  • 12' Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 10' Foul by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).
  • 10' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 5' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 5' Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).
  • 2' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 1' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 1' Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.