Sunday 5 October 2014, 3:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U21s
0
Manchester City
Manchester City U21s
2
Bytyqi 28'; Barker 33'

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mesca
Off:Moussa Dembele

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Noe Baba
Off:Solomon Sambou

28' Goal

Sinan Bytyqi

33' Goal

Brandon Barker

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Thierry Ambrose
Off:Brandon Barker

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Seko Fofana
Off:Angel Tasende

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:James Horsfield
Off:Sinan Bytyqi

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Fulham Under-21s suffered a first defeat of the season after a 2-0 loss to Manchester City.

Fulham Under-21s suffered a first defeat of the season after a 2-0 loss to Manchester City at Motspur Park on Sunday.

Fulham began quite brightly, knocking the ball around well. But two first-half goals in quick succession did the damage. After Stephen Arthurworrey had conceded a silly free-kick just outside the box, Sinan Bytyqi sent the resulting set-piece past Marek Rodàk.

It was 2-0 soon after when Brandon Barker drove into the box from wide on the right and slotted into the bottom corner of Rodàk’s near post.

Rodàk prevented City from adding a third in the second half, making a fine save after a City player had gone clear.

Fulham had a real go in the last 15 minutes, throwing the proverbial kitchen sink at their opponents. Ange-Freddy Plumain almost found the net but his header was saved low down by City goalkeeper Ian Lawlor.

Peter Grant’s Under-21s are next in action on Friday 17th October (7.05pm) when they take on Chelsea at Aldershot Town.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays U21 Premier League

Date: Sunday 5 October 2014
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey
Attendance: 97

Fulham U21s

Line-up: Rodak; Grimmer, Arthurworrey, Buatu, Kavanagh; Eisfeld, Sambou (Baba 60'), Della Verde, Richards; Plumain; Dembele (Mesca 60')

Unused substitutes: Passley, Norman, Evans

Manchester City U21s

Line-up: Lawlor; Maffeo, Smith-Brown, Bryan, Evans; Barker (Ambrose 67'), Glendon, Ntcham, Tasende (Fofana 77'); Bytyqi (Horsfield 85'); Pozo

Unused substitutes: Bossaerts, Albinson

Manager: Patrick Vieira

Fulham U21s (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Marek Rodak
  • 2Jack Grimmer
  • 5Stephen Arthurworrey
  • 6Jonathan Buatu
  • 3Sean Kavanagh
  • 7Thomas Eisfeld
  • 6Solomon Sambou
  • 8Lyle Della Verde
  • 11Tom Richards
  • 10Ange-Freddy Plumain
  • 9Moussa Dembele
Substitutes
  • 15Joshua Passley
  • 12Magnus Norman
  • 14Jordan Evans
  • 16Noe Baba
  • 17Mesca
Manchester City U21s (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Ian Lawlor
  • 2Pablo Maffeo
  • 5Ashley Smith-Brown
  • 4Kean Bryan
  • 3George Evans
  • 7Brandon Barker
  • 6George Glendon
  • 8Oliver Ntcham
  • 11Angel Tasende
  • 10Sinan Bytyqi
  • 9Jose Pozo
Substitutes
  • 12Mathias Bossaerts
  • 13Charlie Albinson
  • 14Seko Fofana
  • 15James Horsfield
  • 16Thierry Ambrose
Manager
  • Patrick Vieira