Wednesday 23 October 2019, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Aleksandar Mitrovic 16', 53', 67'
Luton Town
2
Dan Potts 60'; LuaLua 90'+3

16' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

53' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

67' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

73' Yellow Card

Tom Cairney Card was given for a foul

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Onomah
Off:Anthony Knockaert

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stefan Johansen
Off:Bobby De Cordova-Reid

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kevin McDonald
Off:Harrison Reed

60' Goal

Dan Potts

90'+3 Goal

Kazenga LuaLua

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luke Bolton
Off:James Bree

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Callum McManaman
Off:James Collins

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kazenga LuaLua
Off:Harry Cornick

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Aleksandar Mitrović got himself a hat-trick and secured all three points for Fulham as Luton Town were defeated 3-2 on Wednesday night in South West London.

Aleksandar Mitrović got himself a hat-trick and secured all three points for Fulham as Luton Town were defeated 3-2 on Wednesday night in South West London. 

 

The Serbian striker struck first in the opening 45 minutes with a powerful shot before Bobby Decordova-Reid teed him up for a tap in after the break. 

 

Dan Potts pulled a goal back for Luton with a header but then Mitrović got a header of his own to reinstate the two goal gap between the sides in the 67thminute. 

 

Substitute Kazenga LuaLua made sure it was a nervy end to the game when he slid a goal in at the back post in the third minute of stoppage time.

 

Scott Parker made two changes to the team that went down to Stoke on Saturday with Marek Rodák and Denis Odoi coming in for Marcus Bettinelli and Harry Arter. 

 

Luton were coming to the Cottage on the back of a 3-0 win over Bristol City and named an unchanged team with Ryan Tunniclife starting against his former club. 

 

The first big chance of the game fell to James Collins when Isiah Brown intercepted a Tim Ream pass and fed the striker down the line, from a tight angle he got a shot away which drifted wide of the far post on 14 minutes. 

 

Fulham made the visitors pay straight away when after some fine build-up play, Mitrović blasted a shot into the back of the net from the centre of the box.

 

The Hatters almost capitulated in the 22ndminute when Tom Cairney dribbled into the box, the ball was dislodged from his feet and could’ve fallen to anyone in the penalty area but Luton scrambled it away. First Mitrović came back at them and had a shot saved, then Ivan Cavaleiro tried to pull the deflection back for Decordova-Reid but a Luton foot scooped the ball away. 

 

The combination of Brown and Collins almost struck again in the 32ndminute when the winger slipped in his target man again but Collins struck high and wide this time. 

 

Fulham were not giving up on their hunt for a second and after some sublime build up play between Cairney and Cavaleiro, the Portuguese winger flew down the wing to supply Anthony Knockaert with a cross, his effort narrowly evaded the Luton goal.

 

Alfie Mawson was required to make a last ditch block on Collins’ shot in the 35thminute after Fulham again surrendered possession deep in their half. 

 

Fulham wanted to land another blow but an out-stretched Mitrović failed to capitalise on Joe Bryan’s low cross to the back post two minutes before the half-time whistle. 

 

There was some late drama toward the end of the half when Odoi gave the ball away in the Fulham box before reclaiming it himself with a smart tackle and clearing the danger. 

 

Luton began the second-half  the brighter of the two sides but Collins’ mistimed his overhead kick and Brown fluffed his subsequent shot which Rodák pushed wide for good measure in the 50thminute. 

 

Fulham were able to land their second blow with Mitrović the man to deliver it, Decordova-Reid was fed through by Knockaert and his cutback forced an easy tap in for the big Serbian striker in the 52ndminute. 

 

The visitors pulled a goal back through Potts when he nodded in Brown’s free-kick from the right on the hour mark. 

 

Mitrović bagged his hat-trick after a smart free-kick where Knockaert fed Bryan down the left, he crossed the ball in and Fulham’s number nine beat his man to head the ball in, in front of the Hammersmith End in the 67thminute. 

 

Both benches then made a switch with Josh Onomah replacing Knockaert and James Bree being taken off for Luke Bolton in the 70thminute. 

 

Fulham’s captain Cairney was booked for a rough challenge on Brown four minutes later, Collins and Harry Cornick were then replaced by Callum McManaman and LuaLua in the 78thminute. 

 

Parker then decided to switch up his side by bringing on Stefan Johansen for the influential Decordova-Reid with ten minutes to go. 

 

Cavaleiro wanted to leave his stamp on the game but his long-range effort was denied by James Shea,  Kevin McDonald was then introduced for Harrison Reed with five minutes left. 

 

Four minutes of added time were awarded before LuaLua slid in for a scrappy goal in stoppage time to make it 3-2 but Fulham hung on to make sure they came away with the win. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,082

Referee: John Brooks

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; De Cordova-Reid (Johansen 81'), Reed (McDonald 85'), Cairney; Knockaert (Onomah 70'), Aleksandar Mitrovic, Cavaleiro

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Le Marchand, Steven Sessegnon, Kamara

Manager: Scott Parker

Luton Town

Line-up: Shea; Bree (Bolton 70'), Matty Pearson, Bradley, Dan Potts; Mpanzu, Cranie, Tunnicliffe; Cornick (LuaLua 78'), Collins (McManaman 78'), Isaiah Brown

Unused substitutes: Sluga, Jones, Shinnie, Butterfield

Manager: Graeme Jones

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 13 26
2 Leeds United 13 24
3 Sheffield Wednesday 13 23
4 Bristol City 13 23
5 Queens Park Rangers 13 23
6 Preston North End 13 22
7 Fulham 13 22
8 Nottingham Forest 13 22
9 Swansea City 13 22
10 Charlton Athletic 13 21
11 Birmingham City 13 19
12 Brentford 13 18
13 Cardiff City 13 18
14 Derby County 13 18
15 Hull City 13 16
16 Blackburn Rovers 13 15
17 Millwall 13 15
18 Luton Town 13 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 14
20 Reading 13 12
21 Middlesbrough 13 11
22 Huddersfield Town 13 10
23 Stoke City 13 8
24 Barnsley 13 8
Goals
3
2
Total Shots
20
13
Shots On Target
8
3
Passing Accuracy
86%
71%
Fouls
12
8
Corners
4
3
Offsides
2
1
Bookings
1
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Luton Town (4-3-3)
  • 36James Shea
  • 26James Bree
  • 6Matty Pearson
  • 5Sonny Bradley
  • 3Dan Potts
  • 17Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 2Martin Cranie
  • 4Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 14Harry Cornick
  • 19James Collins
  • 24Isaiah Brown
Substitutes
  • 12Simon Sluga
  • 28Lloyd Jones
  • 7Callum McManaman
  • 11Andrew Shinnie
  • 22Luke Bolton
  • 29Jacob Butterfield
  • 25Kazenga LuaLua
Manager
  • Graeme Jones
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, Fulham 3, Luton Town 2.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Luton Town 2.
  • 90'+3' Goal! Fulham 3, Luton Town 2. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Luke Bolton.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Luke Bolton (Luton Town).
  • 90' Offside, Luton Town. Luke Bolton tries a through ball, but Callum McManaman is caught offside.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Callum McManaman (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Isaiah Brown following a set piece situation.
  • 87' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 87' Isaiah Brown (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Kevin McDonald replaces Harrison Reed.
  • 83' Attempt saved. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 82' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 82' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Shea.
  • 82' Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Callum McManaman (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.
  • 78' Substitution, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua replaces Harry Cornick.
  • 78' Substitution, Luton Town. Callum McManaman replaces James Collins.
  • 76' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matty Pearson.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
  • 75' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 75' Foul by Martin Cranie (Luton Town).
  • 73' Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 73' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 73' Isaiah Brown (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 71' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 71' Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 70' Substitution, Luton Town. Luke Bolton replaces James Bree.
  • 70' Substitution, Fulham. Josh Onomah replaces Anthony Knockaert.
  • 69' Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.
  • 67' Goal! Fulham 3, Luton Town 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 66' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 66' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Luton Town).
  • 64' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 60' Goal! Fulham 2, Luton Town 1. Dan Potts (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Isaiah Brown with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 59' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 59' Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 58' Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu.
  • 57' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 57' Dan Potts (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 56' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 55' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 55' Harry Cornick (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Goal! Fulham 2, Luton Town 0. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 50' Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Isaiah Brown (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 46' Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Luton Town 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Luton Town 0.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matty Pearson.
  • 44' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 44' Sonny Bradley (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 40' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matty Pearson.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 38' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tim Ream.
  • 36' Hand ball by James Collins (Luton Town).
  • 36' Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 32' Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.
  • 31' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 31' Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).
  • 31' Offside, Fulham. Harrison Reed tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 26' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 26' Foul by James Bree (Luton Town).
  • 23' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 22' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 22' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 18' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 18' Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Goal! Fulham 1, Luton Town 0. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 14' Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Isaiah Brown with a through ball.
  • 13' Attempt blocked. Dan Potts (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isaiah Brown with a cross.
  • 13' Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 12' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 12' Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 11' Offside, Fulham. Marek Rodák tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 10' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 10' Isaiah Brown (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 6' Matty Pearson (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 3' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).
  • 2' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 2' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 2' Foul by James Bree (Luton Town).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.