Saturday 14 December 2019, 3:00pm at Griffin Park, Brentford
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Brentford
Brentford
1
Mbeumo 22'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

22' Goal

Bryan Mbeumo

65' Yellow Card

Henrik Dalsgaard

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Christian Nørgaard
Off:Josh Dasilva

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mads Roerslev Rasmussen
Off:Bryan Mbeumo

12' Yellow Card

Joe Bryan Card was given for a foul

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Stefan Johansen

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Neeskens Kebano

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

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Fulham had to settle for a third successive defeat after a Bryan Mbuemo goal proved the difference between the two sides.

Fulham had to settle for a third successive defeat after a Bryan Mbuemo goal proved the difference between the two sides.

 

The winger slotted the ball past Marek Rodák in the 22nd minute after Ollie Watkins initially did well to shrug off the challenge of Alfie Mawson. 

 

Both sides hit the post in the first-half as Neeskens Kebano, Watkins and Pontus Jansson were all thwarted by the woodwork. 

 

Clear cut chances were few and far between in the second-half but the Bees held on to secure a home victory. 

 

Scott Parker made three changes to the team that was defeated by Preston North End midweek, Tom Cairney was back from illness to captain the side, while Kebano and Joe Bryan came in for Anthony Knockaert and Denis Odoi who was suspended. 

 

There was just the one change for Brentford after they beat Cardiff 2-1 on Wednesday, Kamohelo Mokotjo swapped with Christian Norgaard who was on the bench. 

 

After a tense and tetchy opening 10 minutes for both sides Kebano had the first opportunity of the game but his shot from a tight angle hit David Raya’s near post and went out. 

 

One minute later Bryan was booked for a challenge on Mbeumo. In the 20th minute the Bees pressured Tim Ream into a loose pass and the ball found its way to Mathias Jensen but his shot was well saved by Rodák. 

 

Seconds later however Brentford went from defending their own box to the edge of the Fulham box, Watkins shrugged off Mawson before Mbeumo slotted the ball past Rodák at the back post to give the home side a 1-0 lead. 

 

Brentford caught Fulham on the break again in the 29th minute but Watkins struck the post, the ball came out to Josh Dasilva who had virtually an open goal to aim at but he went wide. 

 

Four minutes later Cyrus Christie swung in a nice ball to the back post, Kebano got his head to it and then Raya beat Aleksandar Mitrović to the rebound. 

 

Just before the half-time whistle Jansson looked to have doubled the Bees lead when he headed a corner toward Rodák’s goal but the powerful effort came out after hitting the woodwork. 

 

In the 50th minute Christie took aim from a speculative position and tested Raya, the Brentford ‘keeper was nearly surprised but recovered to make the save. 

 

Dasilva took aim a few moments later but his shot was again wide of the Fulham goal after lining up from a promising angle in the 53rd minute. 

 

In the 62nd minute Dasilva forced a good save from Rodák as the bees were pressing to double their advantage over Fulham. 

 

Parker made his fist change two minutes later as Kamara replaced Stefan Johansen. 

 

In the 66th minute Jensen caused Griffin Park to erupt when he unleashed a shot which Rodák could only half-save, the ball flapped off his hands and onto the post before Fulham could clear. 

 

Parker responded to the threat by swapping Kebano with Knockaert in the 69th minute. With 15 minutes to go Dasilva tested Rodák again from distance but Fulham’s shot-stopper got down to deny him. 

 

Both teams then made a change, Bobby Decordova-Reid returned from injury to replace Ivan Cavaleiro, while Dasilva made his last contribution as he came off for Norgaard. 

 

The Bees were pressing home their advantage as Watkins forced another save from Rodák in the 78th minute and Jensen couldn’t quite control the rebound as Fulham swept away the danger. 

 

Decordova-Reid had a rare opportunity to score in the 80th minute but the ball glanced over his head after it was neatly swung in from the right by Knockaert. 

 

The chance seem to fire up Brentford even more and two minutes later Mbuembo took on Ream but took too long over his shot and it was deflected wide. 

 

Mbuemo was then replaced by Mads Roerslev with four minutes to go. Both teams were trying to add goals to the scoreboard but the match ended 1-0. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 14 December 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Griffin Park, Brentford
Attendance: 12,305

Referee: Oliver Langford

Brentford

Line-up: Raya Martin; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry; Josh Dasilva (Nørgaard 75'), Mokotjo, Jensen; Mbeumo (Rasmussen 86'), Watkins, Benrahma

Unused substitutes: Daniels, Thompson, Jeanvier, Bech Sørensen, Hammar

Manager: Thomas Frank

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Christie, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Johansen (Kamara 64'), Onomah, Cairney; Cavaleiro (De Cordova-Reid 76'), Mitrovic, Kebano (Knockaert 69')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Steven Sessegnon, O'Riley, De La Torre

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 22 49
2 Leeds United 22 47
3 Preston North End 22 37
4 Brentford 22 36
5 Sheffield Wednesday 22 36
6 Fulham 22 35
7 Bristol City 22 35
8 Nottingham Forest 21 34
9 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
10 Swansea City 22 34
11 Millwall 22 33
12 Cardiff City 22 32
13 Queens Park Rangers 22 31
14 Hull City 22 30
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Derby County 22 26
17 Charlton Athletic 22 24
18 Reading 21 23
19 Huddersfield Town 22 22
20 Middlesbrough 22 21
21 Luton Town 22 20
22 Stoke City 22 18
23 Wigan Athletic 22 18
24 Barnsley 22 16
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
23
11
Shots On Target
7
2
Passing Accuracy
78%
80%
Fouls
6
13
Corners
10
3
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
1
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Brentford (4-3-3)
  • 1David Raya Martin
  • 22Henrik Dalsgaard
  • 18Pontus Jansson
  • 5Ethan Pinnock
  • 3Rico Henry
  • 14Josh Dasilva
  • 12Kamohelo Mokotjo
  • 8Mathias Jensen
  • 19Bryan Mbeumo
  • 11Ollie Watkins
  • 10Saïd Benrahma
Substitutes
  • 28Luke Daniels
  • 2Dominic Thompson
  • 23Julian Jeanvier
  • 29Mads Bech Sørensen
  • 35Mads Roerslev Rasmussen
  • 6Christian Nørgaard
  • 33Fredrik Hammar
Manager
  • Thomas Frank
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
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, Brentford 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Brentford 1, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Christian Nørgaard (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a headed pass.
  • 90' Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • 90' Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Foul by Christian Nørgaard (Brentford).
  • 88' Offside, Brentford. Christian Nørgaard tries a through ball, but Ollie Watkins is caught offside.
  • 87' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 86' Substitution, Brentford. Mads Roerslev Rasmussen replaces Bryan Mbeumo.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Ethan Pinnock (Brentford) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma with a cross following a corner.
  • 84' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Christian Nørgaard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
  • 82' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 82' Attempt blocked. Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.
  • 81' Attempt missed. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.
  • 80' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 80' Foul by Christian Nørgaard (Brentford).
  • 78' Attempt missed. Mathias Jensen (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Bobby De Cordova-Reid replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 75' Substitution, Brentford. Christian Nørgaard replaces Josh Dasilva.
  • 75' Attempt saved. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mathias Jensen.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bryan Mbeumo.
  • 70' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 70' Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 69' Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Neeskens Kebano.
  • 69' Offside, Brentford. Henrik Dalsgaard tries a through ball, but Bryan Mbeumo is caught offside.
  • 67' Attempt saved. Mathias Jensen (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ollie Watkins.
  • 65' Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.
  • 65' Dangerous play by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).
  • 65' Marek Rodák (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 65' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 64' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 62' Attempt saved. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathias Jensen.
  • 60' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 60' Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Attempt blocked. Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Josh Onomah (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 56' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 56' Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ollie Watkins.
  • 53' Attempt missed. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ollie Watkins.
  • 52' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 52' Mathias Jensen (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 50' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 48' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 48' Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 46' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • Second Half begins Brentford 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Brentford 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' Pontus Jansson (Brentford) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Mathias Jensen with a cross following a corner.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 45'+1' Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.
  • 43' Offside, Brentford. Pontus Jansson tries a through ball, but Ollie Watkins is caught offside.
  • 42' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 42' Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Attempt saved. Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mathias Jensen with a cross.
  • 40' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 39' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 39' Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ollie Watkins following a fast break.
  • 36' Offside, Brentford. Ollie Watkins tries a through ball, but Saïd Benrahma is caught offside.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Mathias Jensen (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a fast break.
  • 30' Ollie Watkins (Brentford) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Bryan Mbeumo following a fast break.
  • 28' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 26' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 26' Foul by Saïd Benrahma (Brentford).
  • 25' Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).
  • 25' Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Rico Henry.
  • 22' Goal! Brentford 1, Fulham 0. Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.
  • 20' Attempt saved. Mathias Jensen (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.
  • 19' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tom Cairney.
  • 18' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mathias Jensen with a cross.
  • 17' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 15' Offside, Fulham. Joe Bryan tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.
  • 14' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 13' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Foul by Pontus Jansson (Brentford).
  • 12' Joe Bryan (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 12' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 12' Bryan Mbeumo (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 11' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Alfie Mawson.
  • 9' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 9' David Raya Martin (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Henrik Dalsgaard.
  • 5' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Foul by Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford).
  • 2' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 2' Kamohelo Mokotjo (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.