Saturday 26 October 2019, 3:00pm at Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Middlesbrough
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

42' Yellow Card

Marcus Tavernier Card was given for a foul

45'+1 Yellow Card

Hayden Coulson Card was given for a foul

87' Yellow Card

Patrick McNair Card was given for a foul

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marcus Browne
Off:George Saville

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marvin Johnson
Off:Hayden Coulson

7' Yellow Card

Denis Odoi Card was given for a foul

17' Red Card

Marek Rodák

72' Yellow Card

Harrison Reed Card was given for a foul

19' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marcus Bettinelli
Off:Josh Onomah

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Bobby De Cordova-Reid

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Maxime Le Marchand
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

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Ten man Fulham produce a superb defensive performance to claim a point away at Middlesbrough.
Ten man Fulham produce a superb defensive performance to claim a point away at Middlesbrough on Saturday. 

Despite being one man short for three quarters of the encounter Fulham stood firm to see out a 0-0 draw. 

Scott Parker made one change from the side that picked up a solid win on Wednesday night at the Cottage, bringing in Josh Onomah to take his place in a midfield three. The introduction of the powerful midfielder saw Anthony Knockaert move to the bench and Bobby Decordova-Reid play on the flank. 

It was a wet and windy afternoon as the referee got the match under way at a dreary Riverside Stadium. 

Fulham started brightly but in the ninth minute a flowing counter attack from the hosts almost lead to an opener.  A dangerous corner from Joe Bryan was cleared and fell nicely into the path of Ashley Fletcher. The striker broke forward and surged towards our area. After steadying himself he lashed an effort high and wide. 

After surviving this early scare things took a turn for the worse in the 18th minute. Marek Rodák was shown a straight red card for a handling the ball outside the area. An aimless long ball from Boro was lofted forward in the general direction of Fletcher on the right wing. Rodák sprinted off his line and committed but was beaten to the ball by the Boro attacker, who looked to chip the onrushing goalkeeper. The Slovakian raised both arms through instinct and deflected the ball. The referee had no choice but to produce the red card. 

Fulham were forced to reshuffle and Onomah was taken off to make way for Marcus Bettinelli. 

After steadying the ship and sucking up some pressure following the dismissal we carved our an opening. In the 36th minute Decordova-Reid  was slipped in behind a flat-footed Middlesbrough back line. Similar to against Luton he looked to feed Mitro in the centre of the penalty area. His fizzed cross took a deflection and flew through the area. A good opportunity for Fulham. 

Aside from a few rash challenges from Boro which saw two yellow cards produced, the first half played out with no further incident. A strange atmosphere at the Riverside, with the home fans not making any noise despite their one man advantage. A strong reaction from Fulham after going down to ten men early on in the encounter. 

The second half started in a similar way to how the first had ended. Fulham contented to keep their shape and look to stifle any forward progress for the hosts. 

In the 50th minute we had an opportunity to trouble the opposition goal. Tom Cairney received the ball in the middle of the pitch and spotted the overlapping run of Joe Bryan down the left wing. The skipper played a wonderful ball to the fullback who pushed forward into the Boro box. Rather than go for goal himself Bryan unselfishly tried a low cross to the back post. His cross eluded everyone and went out for a throw in.

The home fans began to get restless ten minutes into the second half as we stayed strong and prevented any openings. 

In the 66th minute we went close once again. Cairney and Bryan once again linked up down the left flank. After being played through Bryan lofted in a perfect cross to an unmarked Mitro 4 yards from goal. The powerful striker looked to head home but his effort went over the bar. 

In the 72nd minute Middlesbrough came close to opening the scoring. After a foul on the edge of the Fulham box Lewis Wing produced a deceptive right-footed strike. His low drive bypassed the wall and looked destined for the bottom corner. However, thankfully for us the ball kissed the outside of the post and deflected clear. 

In the 80th minute Scott Parker made his second change, replacing Decordova-Reid with Anthony Knockaert. A superb shift from the striker. 

The match petered out and despite a late barrage of long balls we stood firm to claim a valuable point away from home. 
 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 26 October 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough
Attendance: 19,101

Referee: Peter Bankes

Middlesbrough

Line-up: Pears; McNair, Ayala, Fry; Howson, Tavernier, Wing, Saville (Browne 64'), Coulson (Johnson 68'); Assombalonga, Fletcher

Unused substitutes: Tomás Mejías, Bola, Dijksteel, Clayton, Liddle

Manager: Jonathan Woodgate

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Onomah (Bettinelli 19'), Reed, Cairney; Cavaleiro (Le Marchand 84'), Aleksandar Mitrovic, De Cordova-Reid (Knockaert 81')

Unused substitutes: Steven Sessegnon, McDonald, Johansen, Kamara

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 14 27
2 Preston North End 14 25
3 Leeds United 14 25
4 Sheffield Wednesday 14 24
5 Fulham 14 23
6 Bristol City 13 23
7 Queens Park Rangers 13 23
8 Charlton Athletic 14 22
9 Nottingham Forest 13 22
10 Swansea City 13 22
11 Birmingham City 14 22
12 Hull City 14 19
13 Brentford 13 18
14 Cardiff City 13 18
15 Millwall 14 18
16 Derby County 14 18
17 Blackburn Rovers 14 15
18 Luton Town 14 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 14
20 Huddersfield Town 14 13
21 Reading 13 12
22 Middlesbrough 14 12
23 Stoke City 14 8
24 Barnsley 14 8
Goals
0
0
Total Shots
14
7
Shots On Target
1
1
Passing Accuracy
87%
79%
Fouls
16
9
Corners
5
2
Offsides
2
1
Bookings
3
2
Sending Offs
0
1
Middlesbrough (3-5-2)
  • 42Aynsley Pears
  • 17Patrick McNair
  • 4Daniel Ayala
  • 6Dael Fry
  • 16Jonny Howson
  • 7Marcus Tavernier
  • 26Lewis Wing
  • 22George Saville
  • 33Hayden Coulson
  • 9Britt Assombalonga
  • 11Ashley Fletcher
Substitutes
  • 1Tomás Mejías
  • 27Marc Bola
  • 2Anfernee Dijksteel
  • 8Adam Clayton
  • 10Marcus Browne
  • 21Marvin Johnson
  • 37Ben Liddle
Manager
  • Jonathan Woodgate
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 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, Middlesbrough 0, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+5' Attempt saved. Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Browne with a cross.
  • 90'+1' Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 87' Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 86' Foul by Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough).
  • 86' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Maxime Le Marchand replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 83' Foul by Marcus Browne (Middlesbrough).
  • 83' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Tom Cairney.
  • 83' Attempt blocked. Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Browne.
  • 82' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 80' Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough).
  • 80' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McNair.
  • 74' Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough).
  • 74' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
  • 72' Harrison Reed (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 71' Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 71' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 69' Foul by Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough).
  • 69' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 68' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Marvin Johnson replaces Hayden Coulson.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 65' Foul by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough).
  • 65' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 64' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Marcus Browne replaces George Saville.
  • 63' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 62' Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 62' Attempt missed. Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hayden Coulson with a cross.
  • 61' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 59' Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 59' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 58' Hand ball by Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough).
  • 54' Foul by Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough).
  • 54' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 53' Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Jonny Howson with a cross.
  • 52' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 52' Hayden Coulson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 50' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Foul by Hayden Coulson (Middlesbrough).
  • 47' Attempt missed. Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.
  • 47' Hand ball by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • Second Half begins Middlesbrough 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+5' First Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Hayden Coulson (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45'+1' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Hayden Coulson (Middlesbrough).
  • 42' Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 42' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 42' Foul by Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough).
  • 41' Attempt missed. Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Patrick McNair with a cross following a corner.
  • 40' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 40' Attempt blocked. Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McNair.
  • 38' Attempt missed. Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lewis Wing with a cross.
  • 34' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).
  • 33' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Hayden Coulson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by George Saville.
  • 29' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 25' Offside, Middlesbrough. Britt Assombalonga tries a through ball, but Ashley Fletcher is caught offside.
  • 21' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Foul by Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough).
  • 20' Attempt missed. Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 19' Substitution, Fulham. Marcus Bettinelli replaces Josh Onomah.
  • 17' Marek Rodák (Fulham) is shown the red card.
  • 17' Hand ball by Marek Rodák (Fulham).
  • 17' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 17' George Saville (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 14' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 13' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 13' Foul by Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough).
  • 12' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 12' Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough).
  • 9' Attempt missed. Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Marcus Tavernier following a fast break.
  • 8' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.
  • 7' Denis Odoi (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Saville.
  • 6' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough).
  • 5' Offside, Middlesbrough. Jonny Howson tries a through ball, but George Saville is caught offside.
  • 4' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 2' Offside, Fulham. Josh Onomah tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.
  • 1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Patrick McNair.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.