Saturday 21 September 2019, 3:00pm at Hillsborough, Sheffield
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Sheffield Wednesday
1
Nuhiu 90'+3
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Cairney 42'

90'+3 Goal

Atdhe Nuhiu

90' Yellow Card

Sam Hutchinson Card was given for a foul

90'+2 Yellow Card

Julian Börner Card was given for a foul

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jacob Murphy
Off:Adam Reach

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sam Winnall
Off:Kieran Lee

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Atdhe Nuhiu
Off:Steven Fletcher

42' Goal

Tom Cairney

90' Yellow Card

Marcus Bettinelli Card shown to player for time wasting

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Harry Arter
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Denis Odoi
Off:Steven Sessegnon

83' Substitution

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

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For a second week running Fulham were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw after a late leveller sees the points shared in South Yorkshire.
Fulham were forced to settle for a draw in South Yorkshire as for a second week running a late strike saw the points shared. 

A first half goal from Tom Cairney on the stroke of half-time looked to be enough to see the three points return down the M1. 

Scott Parker named the same starting XI that faced West Bromwich Albion at Craven Cottage last Saturday, re-introducing Harry Arter to the matchday squad following his suspension. 

It was a beautiful late summer’s afternoon in South Yorkshire was the referee got the match under way in Sheffield, the crowd basking in the sunshine. 

Aside from a mistimed Steven Fletcher header at the back post the opening ten minutes passed without incident. Both sides struggled to take control of the encounter and a scrappy affair ensued. 

In the 23rd minute the hosts came close to opening the scoring. Kadeem Harris, who had started the game brightly whipped in a dangerous cross to the back post from the byline. An unmarked Adam Reach look to place an effort in the bottom corner. However, Marcus Bettinelli was alert and made a smart save low to his left. Reach followed in his original effort but Betts was equal once again and parried behind. 

The match continued to meander along with very little spark. The Owls kept men behind the ball and looked to stifle any pockets of space in their own half, pressing our key men when in possession. 

Just as it appeared the two sides would head into the intermission in a deadlock Fulham struck. A tidy challenge in the middle of the pitch with Wednesday committing bodies forward in attack opened up space down the left flank. Bobby Decordova-Reid spotted Joe Bryan in acres of space and swung a nice ball out to him. With time and space the attacking fullback whipped a delightful ball across the 6 yard box which Keiren Westwood could only push into his own box. Cairney was on hand to steady the ball and place a shot into the back of the net. 

A cool finish from the skipper, ensuring the Whites went in to half-time with a slender 1-0 lead. 

The second half started in calm fashion, with Fulham patient and steady in their build-up. The home fans grew more and more agitated as they failed to get hold of the ball. Fulham working the ball about, pressing and probing for an opening. 

With Wednesday showing signs of revival Parker made two changes in the 66th minute looking to freshen things up. Harry Arter was brought in to add some steel in the centre of the park alongside Cairney in the midfield. Denis Odoi was also introduced in place of Steven Sessegnon. 

Controlling proceedings Fulham continued to hold on to their slim lead as the match continued. Gary Monk rang the changes and brought thrust three attackers on with 15 minutes remaining. Sam Winnall and Atdhe Nuhiu both brought on to throw everything at us. 

The aerial bombardment commenced but the Whites stood firm. A bitty and fractured final ten minutes played out with mini confrontations breaking after each challenge. Fired up by the frustration of the home fans, the Owls started flying into tackles.

And with two minutes remaining in stoppage time Fulham hearts were broken. Kadeem Harris was found on the left wing and with plenty of time to pick out his target, the tricky winger crossed into the box. The outstretched leg of Alfie Mawson clipped the ball and deflected it into the path of Nuhiu who headed home firmly at the back post. 

It proved to be the final act of the match and for a second week running Fulham were punished late on. 
 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 21 September 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 23,342

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Sheffield Wednesday

Line-up: Westwood; Odubajo, Iorfa, Börner, Palmer; Hutchinson; Reach (Murphy 59'), Lee (Winnall 70'), Bannan, Harris; Fletcher (Nuhiu 77')

Unused substitutes: Dawson, Fox, Bates, Luongo

Manager: Garry Monk

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Steven Sessegnon (Odoi 67'), Mawson, Ream, Bryan; De Cordova-Reid, Reed, Cairney; Knockaert (Kamara 83'), Mitrovic, Cavaleiro (Arter 66')

Unused substitutes: Rodák, McDonald, Johansen, Onomah

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Leeds United 8 17
2 Swansea City 8 17
3 Preston North End 8 16
4 Queens Park Rangers 8 16
5 Nottingham Forest 8 15
6 Bristol City 8 15
7 Charlton Athletic 8 14
8 Sheffield Wednesday 8 13
9 West Bromwich Albion 7 13
10 Blackburn Rovers 8 13
11 Birmingham City 8 13
12 Fulham 8 12
13 Cardiff City 8 12
14 Hull City 8 9
15 Middlesbrough 8 9
16 Millwall 8 9
17 Brentford 8 8
18 Derby County 8 8
19 Wigan Athletic 8 8
20 Reading 8 7
21 Luton Town 8 7
22 Barnsley 8 5
23 Stoke City 8 2
24 Huddersfield Town 7 1
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
12
9
Shots On Target
5
2
Passing Accuracy
65%
85%
Fouls
15
11
Corners
2
5
Offsides
5
3
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Sheffield Wednesday (4-1-4-1)
  • 1Keiren Westwood
  • 22Moses Odubajo
  • 27Dominic Iorfa
  • 13Julian Börner
  • 2Liam Palmer
  • 23Sam Hutchinson
  • 20Adam Reach
  • 5Kieran Lee
  • 10Barry Bannan
  • 7Kadeem Harris
  • 9Steven Fletcher
Substitutes
  • 25Cameron Dawson
  • 3Morgan Fox
  • 26David Bates
  • 14Jacob Murphy
  • 21Massimo Luongo
  • 11Sam Winnall
  • 17Atdhe Nuhiu
Manager
  • Garry Monk
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 18Harry Arter
  • 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, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 90'+5' Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Keiren Westwood tries a through ball, but Atdhe Nuhiu is caught offside.
  • 90'+3' Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 1. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 90'+2' Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+2' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 90' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90' Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.
  • 89' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Foul by Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 88' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 88' Foul by Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 87' Attempt saved. Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.
  • 85' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 84' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 84' Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Anthony Knockaert.
  • 82' Offside, Fulham. Harry Arter tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.
  • 81' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 81' Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 80' Dominic Iorfa (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacob Murphy tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside.
  • 77' Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Steven Fletcher.
  • 75' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 75' Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 70' Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Sam Winnall replaces Kieran Lee.
  • 67' Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Steven Sessegnon.
  • 66' Substitution, Fulham. Harry Arter replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 65' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 65' Foul by Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 63' Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Steven Fletcher with a headed pass.
  • 61' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Sheffield Wednesday) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Barry Bannan.
  • 59' Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jacob Murphy replaces Adam Reach.
  • 58' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 58' Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Kadeem Harris (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson.
  • 54' Offside, Fulham. Marcus Bettinelli tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.
  • 54' Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Keiren Westwood tries a through ball, but Adam Reach is caught offside.
  • 53' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 51' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 50' Foul by Steven Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 50' Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.
  • 47' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+2' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 45' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45' Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 42' Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 0, Fulham 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 40' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Adam Reach.
  • 39' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.
  • 35' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 35' Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 34' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 33' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 33' Foul by Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 31' Attempt saved. Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross.
  • 31' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 31' Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 30' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 30' Julian Börner (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 28' Moses Odubajo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 25' Attempt missed. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Moses Odubajo.
  • 24' Attempt blocked. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.
  • 24' Attempt saved. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 24' Attempt saved. Adam Reach (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kadeem Harris with a cross.
  • 23' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.
  • 23' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.
  • 19' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Moses Odubajo.
  • 17' Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 15' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 15' Dominic Iorfa (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 14' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 14' Foul by Moses Odubajo (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 13' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 13' Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 12' Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Keiren Westwood tries a through ball, but Steven Fletcher is caught offside.
  • 11' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.
  • 11' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.
  • 10' Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Adam Reach with a cross.
  • 8' Attempt missed. Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Barry Bannan with a cross following a corner.
  • 8' Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 3' Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • 3' Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 2' Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.