Sunday 6 May 2018, 12:30pm at St Andrew's, Birmingham
Sky Bet Championship
Birmingham City
3
Jutkiewicz 15'; Dean 43'; Adams 89'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Cairney 84'

15' Goal

Lukas Jutkiewicz
Assist by Wes Harding

43' Goal

Harlee Dean
Assist by Jota

89' Goal

Che Adams
Assist by Jota

64' Yellow Card

David Davis Card was given for a foul

82' Yellow Card

Maxime Colin Card was given for a foul

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Che Adams
Off:Lukas Jutkiewicz

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Craig Gardner
Off:Sam Gallagher

90'+1 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Paul Robinson
Off:Jacques Maghoma

84' Goal

Tom Cairney
Assist by Floyd Ayité

47' Yellow Card

Aboubakar Kamara Card was given for a foul

49' Yellow Card

Denis Odoi Card was given for a foul

70' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Matt Targett

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Lucas Piazon

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Ryan Fredericks

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Fulham confirmed they would be facing Derby County in the Play-Offs after failing to overcome Birmingham City on the final day of the regular season.

Fulham confirmed they would be facing Derby County in the Play-Offs after failing to overcome Birmingham City on the final day of the regular season.

The Whites went into the break 2-0 down with goals coming from Lukas Jutkiewicz and Harlee Dean.

Tom Cairney replied for the visitors with a headed goal but Che Adams grabbed a third for the Blues late on to make it 3-1.

Slaviša Jokanović kept his starting 11 the same as the Sunderland game for Fulham’s final match of the regular season, away at Birmingham City.

On the bench Floyd Ayité returned from injury and took the place of Luca de la Torre among the substitutes.

Gary Monk was boosted by Dean’s return from suspension and he took the place of Paul Robinson who dropped to the bench, while Maikel Kieftenbeld and Sam Gallagher came in for Cheikh Ndoye and Adams, who were also named as replacements.

The first chance of the game came in the fourth minute when Matt Targett’s low ball fizzed across goal but a late arriving Lucas Piazon was unable to direct it towards the goal.

With a quarter of an hour gone, the hosts took the lead when Wes Harding burst down the right and fired in a fierce cross which Jutkiewicz fired home in front of the away support.

Almost immediately after, Aleksandar Mitrović was brought down on the edge of the Birmingham box and he was awarded a free-kick, which he took and subsequently just eclipsed the top right-hand corner of the goal.

In the 20th minute of the game Gallagher fired his header wide after a cross from Jacques Maghoma and just moments later Marcus Bettinelli was forced into action to deny Jutkiewicz from close range as the home side began to stamp their authority on the game.

After some nice build-up play from Ryan Sessegnon and Mitrović, Cairney took the shot on first time but couldn’t direct it toward goal.

In the 34th minute of the game Maghoma delivered another ball to the back-post where Jutkiewicz was unmarked but he failed to get a decent effort away.

After a mistake in the Blues defence, Johansen spun away from his man and from a tight angle forced a save from David Stockdale, Birmingham then broke and with Jutkiewicz racing towards goal, Denis Odoi got back and was brought down by the striker to secure a free-kick deep in Fulham’s half.

Dean doubled the host’s lead in the 43rd minute when Fulham failed to properly clear a corner, Jota’s cross was turned in by the centre-back who was placed at the back-post.

Fulham had a perfect opportunity to grab a goal back before the half-time whistle but after Ryan Fredericks’ deflected cross fell nicely to Cairney in the centre of the goal, the midfielder was unable to get his effort into the back of the net as the Blues cleared.

Jokanović made a change at the break with Aboubakar Kamara coming on for Targett and the Frenchman was booked shortly after for a challenge on his fellow countryman, Maxime Colin.

Just a couple of minutes later Odoi was shown the second yellow card of the came for a coming together with Jutkiewicz at a Fulham corner.

Birmingham made their first change of the game in the 61st minute with Jutkiewicz being replaced by Adams.

In the 64th minute of the game David Davis was booked for a nasty challenge on Johansen around the half-way line, before the free-kick could be taken Fulham made their second change with Ayité coming on for Piazon.

Fulham’s first shot on target of the second-half came five minutes later when Mitrović teed up Cairney but in a crowded box the Fulham captain barely troubled Stockdale.

Birmingham then countered and Gallagher had a one-on-one with Tim Ream in the Fulham box but despite getting the shot off, it was a comfortable save for Bettinelli.

Jota was brought down on the edge of the Fulham box and Kevin McDonald received a yellow card for the challenge, Craig Gardner was quickly brought on for Gallagher and then Maghoma had his effort tipped away by Bettinelli in the 71st minute.

Fulham then made their third and final change of the afternoon with Cyrus Christie taking the place of Ryan Fredericks at right-back.

With eight minutes remaining Colin was booked for challenge on Christie in front of the dugouts.

Ayité made an impact when he did well to wriggle past the Birmingham defence and deliver a cross from the right which Cairney headed home in the 84th minute.

Another substitute looked to leave a mark when Christie’s perfect cross was just tipped over by Stockdale, from the resulting corner Fulham almost turned in another but the ball trickled just wide for another corner which came to nothing.

The Blues countered Fulham late on and Adams burst into the box to net the home side’s third goal of the game in the 89th minute.

Monk then brought on Paul Robinson for Maghoma as five minutes of added time were awarded but the Whites were unable to respond. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Sunday 6 May 2018
Kick-off: 12:30pm

Venue: St Andrew's, Birmingham
Attendance: 27,608

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Birmingham City

Line-up: Stockdale; Harding, Morrison, Dean, Colin; Jota, Kieftenbeld, Davis, Maghoma (Robinson 90'); Gallagher (Gardner 71'), Jutkiewicz (Adams 61')

Unused substitutes: Kuszczak, Roberts, Dacres-Cogley, Ndoye

Manager: Garry Monk

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks (Christie 72'), Odoi, Ream, Targett (Kamara 45'); Johansen, McDonald, Cairney; Lucas Piazon (Floyd Ayité 64'), Mitrovic, Ryan Sessegnon

Unused substitutes: Button, Kalas, Norwood, Rui Fonte

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 99
2 Cardiff City 46 90
3 Fulham 46 88
4 Aston Villa 46 83
5 Middlesbrough 46 76
6 Derby County 46 75
7 Preston North End 46 73
8 Millwall 46 72
9 Brentford 46 69
10 Sheffield United 46 69
11 Bristol City 46 67
12 Ipswich Town 46 60
13 Leeds United 46 60
14 Norwich City 46 60
15 Sheffield Wednesday 46 57
16 Queens Park Rangers 46 56
17 Nottingham Forest 46 53
18 Hull City 46 49
19 Birmingham City 46 46
20 Reading 46 44
21 Bolton Wanderers 46 43
22 Barnsley 46 41
23 Burton Albion 46 41
24 Sunderland 46 37
Goals
3
1
Total Shots
11
13
Shots On Target
7
5
Passing Accuracy
62%
85%
Fouls
14
8
Corners
3
4
Offsides
1
2
Bookings
2
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Birmingham City (4-4-2)
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 45Wes Harding
  • 28Michael Morrison
  • 12Harlee Dean
  • 5Maxime Colin
  • 27Jota
  • 6Maikel Kieftenbeld
  • 26David Davis
  • 19Jacques Maghoma
  • 18Sam Gallagher
  • 10Lukas Jutkiewicz
Substitutes
  • 29Tomasz Kuszczak
  • 4Marc Roberts
  • 25Josh Dacres-Cogley
  • 40Paul Robinson
  • 8Craig Gardner
  • 17Cheikh Ndoye
  • 14Che Adams
Manager
  • Garry Monk
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 21Matt Targett
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 32Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
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, Birmingham City 3, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Birmingham City 3, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Che Adams (Birmingham City).
  • 90'+5' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 90'+5' David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+4' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 90'+1' Substitution, Birmingham City. Paul Robinson replaces Jacques Maghoma.
  • 89' Goal! Birmingham City 3, Fulham 1. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jota.
  • 87' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harlee Dean.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 86' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Stockdale.
  • 86' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.
  • 85' Attempt blocked. Jota (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.
  • 84' Goal! Birmingham City 2, Fulham 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 83' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 82' Maxime Colin (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 82' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 82' Foul by Maxime Colin (Birmingham City).
  • 78' Offside, Birmingham City. Craig Gardner tries a through ball, but Che Adams is caught offside.
  • 77' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 73' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 73' Jota (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 72' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Ryan Fredericks.
  • 72' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jota.
  • 71' Substitution, Birmingham City. Craig Gardner replaces Sam Gallagher.
  • 70' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 70' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 70' Jota (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 69' Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Che Adams.
  • 69' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 66' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Wes Harding (Birmingham City).
  • 64' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Lucas Piazon.
  • 64' David Davis (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 63' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).
  • 62' Substitution, Birmingham City. Che Adams replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.
  • 61' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harlee Dean.
  • 61' Attempt blocked. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 60' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 60' Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jota.
  • 51' Hand ball by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 49' Denis Odoi (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 49' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 49' Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Maxime Colin.
  • 48' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 48' Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).
  • 47' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 47' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 47' Maxime Colin (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Birmingham City 2, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Matt Targett because of an injury.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Birmingham City 2, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 45'+3' David Stockdale (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 43' Goal! Birmingham City 2, Fulham 0. Harlee Dean (Birmingham City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jota with a cross following a corner.
  • 43' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 36' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 36' Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).
  • 36' Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 35' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 34' Delay in match Matt Targett (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.
  • 31' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 31' Foul by Harlee Dean (Birmingham City).
  • 27' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).
  • 25' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 23' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 23' Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).
  • 22' Attempt saved. Jota (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Harding.
  • 21' Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 20' Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross.
  • 18' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
  • 17' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Foul by Michael Morrison (Birmingham City).
  • 15' Goal! Birmingham City 1, Fulham 0. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Wes Harding with a cross.
  • 13' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 9' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).
  • 8' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 7' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).
  • 4' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Targett.
  • 1' Matt Targett (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 1' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.