Friday 15 September 2017, 7:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Edun 37'; Humphrys 70'; Adebayo 74'
West Bromich Albion
West Bromwich Albion

37' Goal

Tayo Edun

70' Goal

Stephen Humphrys

74' Goal

Elijah Adebayo

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Michael Elstone
Off:Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Isaac Pearce
Off:Elijah Adebayo

45'+9 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Callum Morton
Off:Even Pierce

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nick Clayton-Phillips
Off:Robbie McCourt

Edun, Humphrys and Adebayo were all on target for the Whites' first win of the season.

Fulham beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Friday evening at Motspur Park.

The first goal came from Tayo Edun who broke through the defence and managed to nick a goal as West Brom tried to make a clearance, winning a deserved lead for the Whites.

Stephen Humphrys doubled the advantage in the 70th minute on his birthday, and four minutes later Elijah Adebayo sealed the win with a powerful strike inside the box.

The Whites were looking for their first win of the season against the Baggies, and last time out they lost in a close match to Reading when they played at Wycombe on Monday evening.

The first real opportunity of the match fell for Fulham in the 8th minute, and it was a dangerous one. Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson sprung an attack down the left wing and was pulled to the ground.

The Icelandic stepped up hiself to take the free kick and cleverly played it short, Sean Kavanagh curled a fantastic ball towards the back post. Adebayo headed on target, and was only denied by some excellent keeping.

The next chance was for Humphrys, he charged down the middle of the pitch, countering with speed. With men either side, he chose to go himself from 30 yards out but his effort flew high.

Thorsteinsson was pulled down once more in the 16th minute, this time more centrally and 25-yards from goal. Both Humphrys and Kavanagh stood over the ball, the former stepped up and fired a shot to the left of goal, but a very good diving save from Alex Palmer prevented the breakthrough.

Atkinson had a chance from a corner, hooking a shot off balance over the bar, and Humphrys had the next attack in the following minute. He went with his left from outside the box, only just going the wrong side of the post.

The Whites were in control of the entirety of the first half and were looking comfortable, and were clearly eager to make their chances count and take the lead.

Matt O’Riley had a shot charged down outside the area just before the Whites made their breakthrough.

The goal finally came in the 37th minute, Edun slipped through the defence he darted towards goal, a defender came in to tackle and the midfielder managed to flick the ball past Palmer to finally take a well deserved 1-0 lead.

Four minutes later it was the Whites on the front foot again, Kavanagh fired a cross with a lot of pace into the box, Humphrys was inches from getting his head on it and very close to doubling the lead.

The second half kicked off and it was an even start, the Baggies had the first chance in the 49th minute. Aron Davies was called into action as he made crucial block to preserve the lead.

The Whites had the majority of possession in the second half and methodically worked their way into the final third. 66 minutes in and Fulham were adding to their corner count.

The first cross Adebayo couldn’t quite get his head on the ball, before Humphrys headed wide of the right upright.

In the next minute Thorsteinsson won another free kick and curled it into the box, Davies headed a looping shot inches over the bar.

Fulham finally made their dominance in the match count in the 70th minute with Humphrys widening the gap.

Thorsteinsson cut a ball to Humphrys left of goal, he faced up to his defender, stepped over the ball and beat his man. He cut in and hammered a shot near post, beating the keeper to make it 2-0.

Three minutes later and he was looking for more, Humphrys this time from the right had a shot deflected out for a corner. The ball was swung in and knocked down to Adebayo, he bulleted a shot through the packed box and into the back of the net for the third.

The last quarter of an hour was played out with the Whites concentrating on getting their first clean sheet of the season.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Friday 15 September 2017
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey


Line-up: Norman; Jenz, Davies, Atkinson, Kavanagh; O'Riley, Edun; Kait, Humphrys, Thorsteinsson (Elstone 76'); Adebayo (Pearce 88')

Unused substitutes: Ashby-Hammond, Felix, Kwietnieski

West Bromwich Albion

Line-up: Palmer; Soleman, Ferguson, McCourt (Clayton-Phillips 64'), Melbourne; Chambers, Jameson; Bradley, Tullock, Azaz; Pierce (Morton 45')

Unused substitutes: Healy, House

Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Magnus Norman
  • 2Moritz Jenz
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Rob Atkinson
  • 3Sean Kavanagh
  • 8Matt O'Riley
  • 4Tayo Edun
  • 7Mattias Kait
  • 10Stephen Humphrys
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 9Elijah Adebayo
  • 12Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 14Joe Felix
  • 15Mikolaj Kwietnieski
  • 16Michael Elstone
  • 17Isaac Pearce
West Bromwich Albion (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Alex Palmer
  • 2Aram Soleman
  • 5Nathan Ferguson
  • 6Robbie McCourt
  • 3Max Melbourne
  • 8Maurice Chambers
  • 4Kyle Jameson
  • 7Alex Bradley
  • 10Rayhaan Tullock
  • 11Fin Azaz
  • 9Even Pierce
  • 12Kevin Healy
  • 13Bradley House
  • 14Nick Clayton-Phillips
  • 15Callum Morton