Wednesday 21 February 2018, 7:45pm at Ashton Gate, Bristol
Sky Bet Championship
Bristol City
1
Reid 35'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Mitrovic 14'

35' Goal

Bobby Reid
Assist by Josh Brownhill

59' Yellow Card

Ryan Kent Card was given for a foul

89' Yellow Card

Aden Flint

90'+3 Yellow Card

Bobby Reid Card was given for arguing during match

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Joe Bryan
Off:Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Niclas Eliasson
Off:Ryan Kent

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lois Diony
Off:Famara Diedhiou

14' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Assist by Cyrus Christie

90'+3 Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for arguing during match

74' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Matt Targett

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Aleksandar Mitrovic

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Oliver Norwood
Off:Tom Cairney

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Fulham extended their unbeaten run to an 11th match following a 1-1 draw at promotion rivals Bristol City.

Fulham extended their unbeaten run to an 11th match following a 1-1 draw at promotion rivals Bristol City.

Aleksandar Mitrović gave his side the perfect start when he provided a simple finish after fine work by fellow new boy Cyrus Christie.

The Robins ensured the two teams would go into the break level, though, when the lively Bobby Reid planted a confident strike beyond Marcus Bettinelli.

Clear-cut chances were at a premium after the restart and so a draw was perhaps a fair result all round.

Slaviša Jokanović suggested prior to the game that he would be making full use of his squad, and that was evident in three changes to his starting XI. Christie was handed a debut as Denis Odoi and Lucas Piazon also came in, with Ryan Fredericks, Tomas Kalas and Floyd Ayité dropping to the bench.

Fulham carved open the first shooting chance of the game inside five minutes when Matt Targett cut back to Mitrović who tried his luck from 20 yards out, but his left footer was straight down the throat of Frank Fielding who claimed comfortably.

City’s first spell of pressure came in the form of a trio of corners in quick succession, but the Whites were able to deal with the threat without too much stress.

Two of our January arrivals combined for the opening goal on 14 minutes. Christie drove forwards and drilled in a clever low pass with the outside of his right boot that Mitrović stabbed home from close range.

The hosts should have levelled almost immediately when Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson got on the end of Ryan Kent’s free-kick, but inexcusably nodded wide from a good position.

The Robins’ main threat was coming from Magnusson’s monster throws, with one almost bringing about an equaliser shortly after the half hour mark, only for Bettinelli to make a low diving punch away.

But they did restore parity 10 minutes before half-time through their top scorer Reid who coolly slotted inside the far post after playing a one-two with Korey Smith.

That boosted the Bristolians’ confidence but Fulham continued to probe themselves, although Tom Cairney’s long ranger in the dying embers of the first half sailed harmlessly over.

The Whites had the first good chance of the second period after five minutes. Piazon showed considerable strength to win the ball on the edge of the opposition box and passed backwards to Stefan Johansen. He slipped in Mitrović who rifled a powerful shot towards goal that Fielding beat away.

Mitrović then got on the end of Johansen’s near post corner but couldn’t get enough of an angle on his header to direct it on target.

The referee got his cards out for the first time just before the hour mark when Kent was booked for cynically halting a Fulham counter by bringing down Cairney.

A fine chance to restore the lead arrived with 20 minutes to go when Ryan Sessegnon capitalised on a defensive slip to deliver a tantalising centre towards Mitrović, but the striker couldn’t quite reach the ball on the stretch.

Fulham were then dealt a blow as Targett limped off. Ayité replaced him in a move that saw Sessegnon drop to left back, while Aboubakar Kamara came on for Mitrović.

City also made a switch involving their left-back, as Joe Bryan replaced Magnusson in a like for like swap.

A wayward Tim Ream header in the 78th minute dropped kindly for Jamie Paterson in the box, but thankfully he rushed his shot and volleyed wide.

The two bosses then made their final changes as Cairney gave way for Oliver Norwood, and Lois Diony and Niclas Eliasson took the places of Famara Diedhiou and Kent.

Norwood threatened with a bobbling effort eight minutes after coming on, but Fielding watched his 30 yarder all the way to make the save.

Moments later Reid looked set to smash his side in front from close range following a fortuitous passage of play, but Odoi made a sensational clearance to take the ball of his toes.

Aden Flint was then booked for preventing Bettinelli from releasing the ball as quickly as he would have liked.

In stoppage time Reid followed his teammate into the book for a similar situation further up the pitch as we tried to take a free-kick, with Johansen also cautioned for showing his frustration at Reid’s antics.

The Robins threatened once more in the final minute of five added on but Ream prevented Reid from converting to confirm the spoils were shared from what was an even encounter.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2018
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 21,236

Referee: Jeremy Simpson

Bristol City

Line-up: Fielding; Wright, Flint, Baker, Magnusson (Bryan 74'); Kent (Eliasson 80'), Brownhill, Smith, Paterson; Diedhiou (Diony 80'), Reid

Unused substitutes: Steele, Kelly, Walsh, Engvall

Manager: Lee Johnson

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Christie, Odoi, Ream, Targett (Floyd Ayité 74'); Johansen, McDonald, Cairney (Norwood 79'); Lucas Piazon, Mitrovic (Kamara 75'), Ryan Sessegnon

Unused substitutes: Button, Fredericks, Kalas, Kebano

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 73
2 Cardiff City 33 64
3 Aston Villa 33 60
4 Derby County 33 59
5 Fulham 33 56
6 Bristol City 33 54
7 Sheffield United 32 52
8 Middlesbrough 33 51
9 Preston North End 33 51
10 Brentford 33 50
11 Leeds United 33 46
12 Norwich City 33 46
13 Millwall 33 45
14 Ipswich Town 33 45
15 Queens Park Rangers 33 39
16 Sheffield Wednesday 33 37
17 Nottingham Forest 33 37
18 Reading 32 33
19 Bolton Wanderers 33 33
20 Birmingham City 33 30
21 Hull City 32 29
22 Burton Albion 33 29
23 Barnsley 32 28
24 Sunderland 33 26
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
10
8
Shots On Target
1
4
Passing Accuracy
65%
80%
Fouls
12
9
Corners
8
5
Offsides
3
1
Bookings
3
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Bristol City (4-4-2)
  • 1Frank Fielding
  • 5Bailey Wright
  • 4Aden Flint
  • 6Nathan Baker
  • 23Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson
  • 40Ryan Kent
  • 8Josh Brownhill
  • 7Korey Smith
  • 20Jamie Paterson
  • 9Famara Diedhiou
  • 14Bobby Reid
Substitutes
  • 15Luke Steele
  • 3Joe Bryan
  • 25Lloyd Kelly
  • 12Liam Walsh
  • 19Niclas Eliasson
  • 16Gustav Engvall
  • 39Lois Diony
Manager
  • Lee Johnson
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 21Matt Targett
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 32Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 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, Bristol City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Attempt missed. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 90'+4' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Jamie Paterson (Bristol City).
  • 90'+3' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+3' Bobby Reid (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+2' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).
  • 89' Aden Flint (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 89' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Dangerous play by Aden Flint (Bristol City).
  • 87' Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 86' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 86' Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).
  • 84' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 80' Substitution, Bristol City. Lois Diony replaces Famara Diedhiou.
  • 80' Substitution, Bristol City. Niclas Eliasson replaces Ryan Kent.
  • 79' Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
  • 75' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Matt Targett because of an injury.
  • 74' Substitution, Bristol City. Joe Bryan replaces Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson.
  • 73' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 72' Delay in match Matt Targett (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 72' Attempt missed. Ryan Kent (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Bailey Wright.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ryan Kent.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aden Flint.
  • 65' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 65' Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 65' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 65' Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).
  • 61' Attempt blocked. Nathan Baker (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.
  • 60' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 60' Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 59' Ryan Kent (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 59' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Foul by Ryan Kent (Bristol City).
  • 58' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 58' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 57' Delay in match Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 54' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Frank Fielding.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 48' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 48' Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • Second Half begins Bristol City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Bristol City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+3' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+3' Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).
  • 45'+3' Attempt blocked. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 45'+3' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 45' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 42' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Foul by Korey Smith (Bristol City).
  • 40' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Reid.
  • 38' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 38' Nathan Baker (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nathan Baker.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross.
  • 35' Goal! Bristol City 1, Fulham 1. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.
  • 35' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 35' Nathan Baker (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Offside, Bristol City. Bobby Reid tries a through ball, but Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson is caught offside.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nathan Baker following a corner.
  • 34' Attempt blocked. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Kent with a cross.
  • 34' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 33' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Matt Targett.
  • 28' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 23' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 23' Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 19' Delay in match Kevin McDonald (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 18' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).
  • 18' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 18' Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Kent with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 16' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 16' Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Goal! Bristol City 0, Fulham 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a through ball.
  • 13' Offside, Bristol City. Aden Flint tries a through ball, but Famara Diedhiou is caught offside.
  • 12' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Lucas Piazon.
  • 11' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 10' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 7' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).
  • 6' Offside, Bristol City. Jamie Paterson tries a through ball, but Korey Smith is caught offside.
  • 5' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matt Targett.
  • 2' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Foul by Nathan Baker (Bristol City).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.