Monday 12 September 2016, 7:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Walker 46'; Humphrys 73'; Thorsteinsson 88'
Aston Villa

46' Goal

Josh Walker

73' Goal

Steven Humphrys

88' Goal

Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
Off:Dennis Adeniran

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steven Humphrys
Off:Elijah Adebayo

78' Red Card

Mitch Clark Card was given for a foul

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Corey Blackett-Taylor
Off:Keinan Davis

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Callum Rowe
Off:Gabriel Agbonlahor

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kelsey Mooney
Off:Khalid Abdo

Three second-half goals saw the Whites return to winning ways against Aston Villa in the PL2 on Monday night.

Fulham were looking to get back to winning ways with a positive result at home to Aston Villa.

The visitors had the best chances of the game early on with Rushian Hepburn-Murphy coming closest to breaking the deadlock. After being played through on goal he escaped Sean Kavanagh but saw his effort wide.

Fulham won themselves a free-kick eight minutes in and Kavanagh stepped up to take it only missing the post by inches.

Two minutes later the home side attacked again. Lucas de la Torre ran through the Villa defence before squaring the ball to Adetayo Edun.  He then found the unmarked Josh Smile who had his effort saved by Viktor Johannsson.

In the 29th minute Dennis Adeniran found his way in to the box after a wonderful bit of play but Johannsson made a great reaction save to deny him.

Moments after the second half had started Fulham found themselves ahead. Edun floated in a cross to Josh Walker who headed home to the adulation of the home fans.

Just after the hour mark Fulham attacked once more and were unlucky not to score when Walker played in Adebayo but his his vicious shot smashed in to the side netting.

With 17 minutes to go substitute Stephen Humphrys doubled the lead from the penalty spot when he sent the Villa keeper the wrong way.

With the game looking over Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson finished the game off in style when he produced a beautifully well struck shot that curled in to the top corner of the net leaving the Whites with a well deserved 3-0 victory.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Monday 12 September 2016
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey
Attendance: 130


Line-up: Norman; Fossey, Davies, Sheckleford, Kavanagh; De La Torre, Smile, Adeniran (Thorsteinsson 70'), Edun; Walker; Adebayo (Humphrys 70')

Unused substitutes: Rodak, Dolan, Kait

Manager: Peter Grant

Aston Villa

Line-up: Johansson ; Leggett, Clark, Finnerty, Linley; O'Hare, Hale, Abdo (Mooney 81'), Hepburn-Murphy; Agbonlahor (Rowe 59'), Davis (Blackett-Taylor 59')

Unused substitutes: Coates, Idem

Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Magnus Norman
  • 2Marlon Fossey
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Ryheem Sheckleford
  • 3Sean Kavanagh
  • 7Luca De La Torre
  • 4Josh Smile
  • 8Dennis Adeniran
  • 11Tayo Edun
  • 10Josh Walker
  • 9Elijah Adebayo
  • 12Marek Rodak
  • 13Anthony Dolan
  • 14Mattias Kait
  • 15Steven Humphrys
  • 16Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • Peter Grant
Aston Villa (4-4-2)
  • 1Viktor Johansson
  • 2Tom Leggett
  • 5Mitch Clark
  • 6James Finnerty
  • 3Joseph Linley
  • 7Callum O'Hare
  • 4Rory Hale
  • 8Khalid Abdo
  • 11Rushian Hepburn-Murphy
  • 10Gabriel Agbonlahor
  • 9Keinan Davis
  • 12Jack Coates
  • 13Emmanuel Idem
  • 14Corey Blackett-Taylor
  • 15Callum Rowe
  • 16Kelsey Mooney