Friday 30 August 2019, 7:45pm at Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Cardiff City
Cardiff City
1
Murphy 42'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Mitrovic 45'

42' Goal

Josh Murphy

80' Yellow Card

Leandro Bacuna Card was given for a foul

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Callum Paterson
Off:Lee Tomlin

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:David Junior Hoilett
Off:Gavin Whyte

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
Off:Josh Murphy

45' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

66' Yellow Card

Harry Arter Card was given for a foul

68' 2nd Yellow Card

Harry Arter

72' Yellow Card

Marcus Bettinelli

85' Yellow Card

Alfie Mawson Card shown to player for time wasting

89' Yellow Card

Tom Cairney Card shown to player for time wasting

71' Substitution

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

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Maxime Le Marchand
Off:Tom Cairney

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10-man Fulham were held to a draw by Cardiff City in Wales on Friday night.

10-man Fulham were held to a draw by Cardiff City in Wales on Friday night.

The Whites were all over their hosts in the first half but it looked as though we would go into the interval behind when Josh Murphy netted with a rare Bluebirds chance.

Aleksandar Mitrović quickly silenced the home crowd, though, to ensure the scoreline was level at the break.

Once again Fulham took control of proceedings when the whistle went, but two bookings in quick succession for Harry Arter turned the tide in Cardiff’s favour. They had the better chances, although Mitrović was denied what seemed a certain penalty, and so a point does not seem the worst result in the world in the circumstances.

Scott Parker made one change to the side that last featured in the league, with Harrison Reed handed a first start in central midfield, replacing Stefan Johansen who dropped to the bench.

Fulham fashioned the first opening nine minutes in when Tom Cairney’s perfectly weighted pass over the top picked out the run of Joe Bryan, but the left-back’s poked effort was smothered behind by Alex Smithies.

The Whites remained camped high up the pitch and three minutes later created another sight of goal. Ivan Cavaleiro stayed on his feet despite the grapplings of Sean Morrison, squaring to Anthony Knockaert who rifled just wide after seeing an initial shot blocked.

Midway through the half, Fulham almost played Cardiff at their own game to beautifully ironic effect when a long ball forward picked out Mitrović, but Smithies was able to claim his flicked header comfortably.

A patient move a few minutes later ended with Mitrović spinning away from Morrison in the box, but his left footer lacked the necessary power to trouble Smithies.

Fulham were creating all the chances and five minutes before the break Ivan Cavaleiro tried to arc one from distance, but it flew some distance wide.

Despite all our dominance, the hosts took the lead against the run of play when Aden Flint took the ball off Cavaleiro’s toes in the middle of the pitch before feeding it through to Murphy who smashed hard and low across Marcus Bettinelli for 1-0.

It was almost double the damage before the break when a reverse pass put Robert Glatzel in, but Bettinelli made a big save to keep the score down.

That proved monumental as seconds later the Whites were level. Cairney’s intelligence and patience at the byline saw him wait before cutting back to Cavaleiro, who put a low cross on a platter for Mitrović to tap home.

Fulham picked up where they left off after the restart, Steven Sessegnon standing a cross up to Mitrović at the far stick who shimmied away from his man before sending a deflected effort into the side-netting.

Shortly after the hour mark, good holdup play from Mitrović saw him bring Arter into play, but the former Cardiff loanee drilled wide from distance.

Arter was then the first man booked following a late challenge on Joe Ralls. It was a first yellow which soon became a red, as he was shown another moments later for apparent simulation after a challenge by Morrison. Arter’s cause not helped by the Cardiff captain’s remonstrations with the officials.

To keep the midfield occupied, Scott Parker replaced Knockaert with Stefan Johansen.

Despite Cardiff’s man advantage, Fulham should have been awarded a blatant penalty with five to play. Lee Peltier had his back to the action when he wrestled Mitrović to ground off the ball. Unfortunately for us, nobody who mattered had eyes on the situation.

Morrison then squandered a great chance for his side, sending a stooping header wide while still up from one of his paint-by-numbers long throws.

The Bluebirds had the better of the play, understandably, in the closing stages, but Fulham showed character and grit to take a valiant point away from the Welsh capital.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Friday 30 August 2019
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 22,631

Referee: Tim Robinson

Cardiff City

Line-up: Smithies; Peltier, Morrison, Flint, Bennett; Bacuna, Ralls; Whyte (Hoilett 64'), Tomlin (Paterson 64'), Murphy (Mendez-Laing 81'); Glatzel

Unused substitutes: Day, Nelson, Vaulks, Bogle

Manager: Neil Warnock

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Steven Sessegnon, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Reed, Arter; Knockaert (Johansen 71'), Cairney (Le Marchand 89'), Cavaleiro (Kamara 81'); Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Rodák, Christie, McDonald, Onomah

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Leeds United 5 13
2 Swansea City 5 13
3 Charlton Athletic 5 11
4 Fulham 6 10
5 Bristol City 5 10
6 Preston North End 5 9
7 Sheffield Wednesday 5 9
8 West Bromwich Albion 5 9
9 Nottingham Forest 5 8
10 Cardiff City 6 8
11 Millwall 5 8
12 Reading 5 7
13 Queens Park Rangers 5 7
14 Blackburn Rovers 5 7
15 Birmingham City 5 7
16 Derby County 5 6
17 Middlesbrough 5 5
18 Luton Town 5 4
19 Brentford 5 4
20 Hull City 5 4
21 Barnsley 5 4
22 Wigan Athletic 5 3
23 Huddersfield Town 5 1
24 Stoke City 5 1
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
9
11
Shots On Target
2
4
Passing Accuracy
57%
81%
Fouls
16
8
Corners
4
3
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
1
3
Sending Offs
0
1
Cardiff City (4-2-3-1)
  • 12Alex Smithies
  • 2Lee Peltier
  • 4Sean Morrison
  • 5Aden Flint
  • 3Joe Bennett
  • 7Leandro Bacuna
  • 8Joe Ralls
  • 20Gavin Whyte
  • 17Lee Tomlin
  • 11Josh Murphy
  • 9Robert Glatzel
Substitutes
  • 25Joe Day
  • 16Curtis Nelson
  • 6Will Vaulks
  • 19Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
  • 33David Junior Hoilett
  • 13Callum Paterson
  • 27Omar Bogle
Manager
  • Neil Warnock
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 18Harry Arter
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 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, Cardiff City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+8' Second Half ends, Cardiff City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+7' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+7' Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).
  • 90'+5' Offside, Cardiff City. Alex Smithies tries a through ball, but David Junior Hoilett is caught offside.
  • 90'+5' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Ralls.
  • 89' Substitution, Fulham. Maxime Le Marchand replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 89' Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 85' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 85' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by David Junior Hoilett (Cardiff City).
  • 84' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 84' Foul by Robert Glatzel (Cardiff City).
  • 83' Attempt missed. Robert Glatzel (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing with a cross.
  • 81' Substitution, Cardiff City. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Josh Murphy.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 80' Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 80' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 80' Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City).
  • 77' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 77' Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City).
  • 76' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).
  • 75' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 74' Delay in match because of an injury Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 74' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 74' Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Murphy.
  • 72' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 72' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Foul by Joe Ralls (Cardiff City).
  • 71' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 71' Aden Flint (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Anthony Knockaert.
  • 68' Second yellow card to Harry Arter (Fulham).
  • 68' Harry Arter (Fulham) has gone down, but that's a dive.
  • 66' Harry Arter (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 66' Foul by Harry Arter (Fulham).
  • 66' Joe Ralls (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 64' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 64' Foul by Josh Murphy (Cardiff City).
  • 64' Substitution, Cardiff City. David Junior Hoilett replaces Gavin Whyte.
  • 64' Substitution, Cardiff City. Callum Paterson replaces Lee Tomlin.
  • 62' Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 60' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lee Peltier.
  • 59' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 59' Foul by Joe Ralls (Cardiff City).
  • 55' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 55' Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).
  • 49' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sean Morrison.
  • 48' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Sessegnon with a cross.
  • 48' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 48' Foul by Lee Tomlin (Cardiff City).
  • Second Half begins Cardiff City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Cardiff City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45' Goal! Cardiff City 1, Fulham 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 44' Harry Arter (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44' Foul by Leandro Bacuna (Cardiff City).
  • 44' Attempt blocked. Gavin Whyte (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 44' Attempt saved. Robert Glatzel (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.
  • 42' Goal! Cardiff City 1, Fulham 0. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aden Flint following a fast break.
  • 41' Offside, Cardiff City. Lee Peltier tries a through ball, but Gavin Whyte is caught offside.
  • 41' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Arter.
  • 40' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter.
  • 38' Harry Arter (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Robert Glatzel (Cardiff City).
  • 37' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Joe Ralls (Cardiff City).
  • 33' Steven Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 33' Foul by Josh Murphy (Cardiff City).
  • 32' Offside, Cardiff City. Joe Ralls tries a through ball, but Aden Flint is caught offside.
  • 31' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 31' Robert Glatzel (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 30' Offside, Fulham. Aleksandar Mitrovic tries a through ball, but Steven Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 27' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 25' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 25' Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bennett.
  • 23' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alfie Mawson.
  • 21' Attempt missed. Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
  • 20' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Harry Arter.
  • 17' Foul by Harry Arter (Fulham).
  • 17' Lee Peltier (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Offside, Cardiff City. Alex Smithies tries a through ball, but Lee Tomlin is caught offside.
  • 14' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 11' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 11' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 10' Attempt blocked. Harrison Reed (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 9' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Smithies.
  • 9' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 8' Hand ball by Josh Murphy (Cardiff City).
  • 2' Hand ball by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.