Friday 19 October 2018, 7:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
West Bromich Albion
West Bromwich Albion
Burke 9', 81'; Clayton-Phillips 28'

74' Yellow Card

Rob Atkinson Card was given for a foul

60' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Jaydn Mundle-Smith
Off:Cody Drameh

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Harvey Elliott
Off:Jayden Harris

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nicolas Santos-Clase
Off:Cameron Thompson

9' Goal

Oliver Burke
Assist by Nick Clayton-Phillips

28' Goal

Nick Clayton-Phillips
Assist by Jonathan Leko

81' Goal

Oliver Burke
Assist by Jonathan Leko

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Morgan Rogers
Off:George Harmon

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Finn Azaz
Off:Nick Clayton-Phillips

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rayhaan Tulloch
Off:Oliver Burke

West Brom scored three counter-attacking goals to ensure they took three points back to the Midlands.

West Brom punish wasteful Fulham

Friday 19 October 2018 21:04

Two Ollie Burke strikes either side of Nick Clayton-Phillips’ goal saw the Baggies head back to the Midlands with three goals and three points.

A smash and grab display by West Brom punished Fulham who created many chances throughout.

Fulham started with a spring in their step, conveniently, as a firework crackled in the distance. Cameron Thompson burst into the area and saw his cross blocked for a corner. The resulting corner saw the forward involved again as he recycled the ball to deliver a wicked cross, Aron Davies could only turn the ball over.

The trend continued with waves of Fulham pressure with a high press. Steven Sessegnon looked bright down the right, forcing more corners and progressing slick moves.

Against the run of play, West Brom found an opener. Burke found some space to be slid in down the side of Atkinson before coolly slotting past Taye Ashby-Hammond.

The Young Whites responded well from the setback. Ibrahima Cisse was back in action and took aim from 25-yards. His shot shaved the post and went behind. Shortly after, Thompson sprung the offside trap but his pull back evaded the onrushing Jayden Harris.

Burke was causing problems with his pace in behind, which Atkinson dealt with well in the main. Kevin Healy was nearly caught out by Cody Drameh’s beautiful cross, his header nearly found its way into his own net.

West Brom played with a smash and grab attitude, which was paying off. Cisse was caught in the middle of the park by Jonathan Leko, he slipped in a reverse pass to Nick Clayton-Phillips who made no mistake.

Sessegnon was involved again down the right as he twisted his man inside out, his cross flashed across the box without a touch. He was on a mission to get Fulham back into the game when he sent a shot which tested Palmer at his near post then glanced the resulting corner inches wide.

However, the Young Whites huffed and puffed but went in two behind at the interval. Fulham started the second half as they began the first. Sessegnon burst down the right to deliver a cut-back towards Harris, but Palmer gathered the ball.

Drameh made a fantastic last-ditch block to deny Leko a certain goal to allow Thompson to scamper through on goal. His shot was saved by the legs of the goalkeeper. Palmer became busier as the half wore on and he was called into action again to tip Harris’ volley over from a corner.

Burke should have killed the game as Fulham pressed for a route back into the game. Clean through he could only skew his shot into the side netting. He did make amends for his miss to diminish any hopes of a comeback as he placed a shot into the far corner.

Harvey Elliott brought a spark to the game when he came on, first forcing Palmer into another smart save, then rattling the crossbar from a loose pass. West Brom saw out the game to win in comfortably fashion.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Friday 19 October 2018
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey


Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Sessegnon, Davies, Atkinson, Drameh (Mundle-Smith 60'); O'Riley, Cisse; Harris (Elliott 78'), Francois, De La Torre; Thompson (Santos-Clase 78')

Unused substitutes: Ashby-Hammond, Opoku

West Bromwich Albion

Line-up: Palmer; Meredith, Howkins, Healy, Harmon (Rogers 46'); Harper, Ferguson; Wilding, Leko, Clayton-Phillips (Azaz 88'); Burke (Tulloch 89')

Unused substitutes: Przybek, Morton

Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Steven Sessegnon
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Rob Atkinson
  • 3Cody Drameh
  • 8Matt O'Riley
  • 4Ibrahima Cisse
  • 7Jayden Harris
  • 10Tyrese Francois
  • 11Luca De La Torre
  • 9Cameron Thompson
  • 12Luca Ashby-Hammond
  • 14Harvey Elliott
  • 15Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 16Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 17Jerome Opoku
West Bromwich Albion (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Alex Palmer
  • 2Dan Meredith
  • 5Kyle Howkins
  • 6Kevin Healy
  • 3George Harmon
  • 8Rekeem Harper
  • 4Nathan Ferguson
  • 7Sam Wilding
  • 10Jonathan Leko
  • 11Nick Clayton-Phillips
  • 9Oliver Burke
  • 12Finn Azaz
  • 13Adam Przybek
  • 14Morgan Rogers
  • 15Callum Morton
  • 16Rayhaan Tulloch