Saturday 20 April 2019, 3:00pm at Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
Premier League
A.F.C. Bournemouth
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Mitrovic (pen) 53'

80' Yellow Card

Steve Cook Card was given for a foul

23' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Jack Simpson
Off:Junior Stanislas

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dominic Solanke
Off:Joshua King

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lys Mousset
Off:Chris Mepham

53' Penalty

Aleksandar Mitrovic

59' Yellow Card

Calum Chambers Card was given for a foul

75' Yellow Card

Aleksandar Mitrovic Card was given for a foul

90'+1 Yellow Card

Sergio Rico Card shown to player for time wasting

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Jean Michael Seri

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Ryan Babel

89' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Håvard Nordtveit
Off:André-Frank Zambo Anguissa

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90
Fulham picked up their first three away points of the season after grinding out a 1-0 victory at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Fulham picked up their first three away points of the season after grinding out a 1-0 victory at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon. 

A second half Aleksandar Mitrović penalty was enough to see the Whites return to London with their first away three points of the season. 

Scott Parker made two changes to the side that defeated Everton a week previous at Craven Cottage. Timothy Fosu-Mensah has returned to parent Club Manchester United to receive treatment on a knee ligament injury and was replaced in the starting XI by Denis Odoi. The only other change saw Tom Cairney miss the match as his partner was expecting the birth of their first child. With the absence Jean Michaël Seri started in his stead. 

As the referee got the match underway on the south coast there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. A positively beautiful day, the travelling Fulham fans in fine voice in the away end. 

The hosts started brightly and came close to opening the scoring in the fourth minute. A dangerous corner was met by the head of Nathan Ake at the near post following a melee in the box. Sergio Rico reacted quickly to the danger and rushed off his line to smother the ball and clear. 

After weathering the early pressure, the Whites began to enjoy some time in possession, and in the 17th minute we were unlucky not to take the lead against the run of play. A superb whipped corner from Joe Bryan was met firmly by the head of Chambers in a sea of Bournemouth players. With Boruc beaten the strong header was cleared off the line by an alert Ake. With the Cherries defenders all at sea a poor backwards header was met by Mitrović 4 yards from goal. With only the keeper to beat the commanding Serbian blasted a volley over the bar. 

Moments later the pendulum of what was developing into an end to end encounter swung rapidly into the favour of Bournemouth. A positive and direct run from Ryan Fraser saw the midfielder surge into the Fulham box and unleash a rasping shot destined for the bottom corner. Rico was on hand to parry the effort behind for a corner. 

In the 31st minute it was the Whites who came close to opening the scoring. A free flowing move from one flank to the other in the blink of an eye culminated in Ryan Sessegnon flashing a right-footed strike across the face of goal. The young winger showed great skill to beat his defender with ease before getting his shot off. 

7 minutes later another well worked set-piece resulted in yet another chance for Fulham. Ryan Babel this time bending in a cross to the front post. Denis Odoi, who had peeled off his man directed a low header on target, which Boruc did well to palm clear of danger. 

As the referee brought the first half to a close the Whites were unfortunate to not be leading after a flurry of near misses. A positive showing from a Fulham side that kept their shape and looked dangerous on the counter throughout the opening 45 minutes. 

Fulham picked up where they left off at the start of the second half. A controlled attacking move resulted in Seri being allowed time and space on the edge of the cherries box. The Ivorian picked his spot and curled in a nice ball which Babel headed over from 7 yards out. 
In the 53rd minute we got our just rewards for a composed display. After more tidy build-up Seri slalomed along the box before slipping a nice ball into the feet of Mitro in the box. The Serbian striker cleverly tipped the ball clear of the onrushing defender and was clipped as the ball moved away from his body. Jack Simpson making enough contact for the referee to point to the spot. 

Mitro made no mistake, slotting home into the bottom left hand corner. The away fans were in raptures as the Fulham team made their way over to them to celebrate the opener. 

The team visibly were full of confidence and looked to hammer home their superiority, Sessegnon coming close before Rico was forced into a fine one on one save. Fraser who had been a lively presence for the hosts was unmarked at the back post, but the Spaniard was quickly off his line to make a superb save. 

The tempo of the game shifted immensely as the home fans grew frustrated. This discontent reached a crescendo when in the 76th minute they were baying for a red card to be dished out to Mitrovic for a challenge on Ake.  However, the referee made the right call and brandished a yellow card for the robust tackle. 

As the time ticked down Fulham kept their cool on a hot afternoon on the south coast to see out six minutes of added on time. A disciplined and excellent performance from the lads. 

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Saturday 20 April 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth
Attendance: 10,511

Referee: David Coote

A.F.C. Bournemouth

Line-up: Boruc; Stanislas (Simpson 23'), Mepham (Mousset 76'), Steve Cook, Aké; Brooks, Gosling, Lerma, Fraser; King (Solanke 61'), Wilson

Unused substitutes: Begovic, Hyndman, Ofoborh, Surridge

Manager: Eddie Howe

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Odoi, Le Marchand, Ream, Bryan; Chambers, Zambo Anguissa (Nordtveit 89'); Ryan Sessegnon, Seri (Christie 80'), Babel (Ayité 86'); Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Fabri, Kebano, Schürrle, Elliott

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 34 86
2 Liverpool 34 85
3 Tottenham Hotspur 34 67
4 Arsenal 33 66
5 Chelsea 34 66
6 Manchester United 33 64
7 Watford 34 49
8 Leicester City 35 48
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 48
10 Everton 34 46
11 West Ham United 35 43
12 A.F.C. Bournemouth 35 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 39
14 Burnley 34 39
15 Newcastle United 34 38
16 Southampton 33 36
17 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 34
18 Cardiff City 34 31
19 Fulham 35 23
20 Huddersfield Town 35 14
Goals
0
1
Total Shots
15
17
Shots On Target
5
5
Passing Accuracy
83%
83%
Fouls
11
18
Corners
3
7
Offsides
1
0
Bookings
1
3
Sending Offs
0
0
A.F.C. Bournemouth (4-4-2)
  • 1Artur Boruc
  • 19Junior Stanislas
  • 33Chris Mepham
  • 3Steve Cook
  • 5Nathan Aké
  • 20David Brooks
  • 4Dan Gosling
  • 8Jefferson Lerma
  • 24Ryan Fraser
  • 17Joshua King
  • 13Callum Wilson
Substitutes
  • 27Asmir Begovic
  • 25Jack Simpson
  • 22Emerson Hyndman
  • 59Nnamdi Ofoborh
  • 9Lys Mousset
  • 29Dominic Solanke
  • 44Sam Surridge
Manager
  • Eddie Howe
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 12Ryan Babel
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 31Fabri
  • 16Håvard Nordtveit
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 14André Schürrle
  • 56Harvey Elliott
  • 11Floyd Ayité
Manager
  • Scott Parker
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, Bournemouth 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Attempt saved. Lys Mousset (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jefferson Lerma.
  • 90'+5' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 90'+5' Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+5' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 90'+2' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Jack Simpson (Bournemouth).
  • 90'+1' Sergio Rico (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 89' Substitution, Fulham. Håvard Nordtveit replaces André-Frank Zambo Anguissa because of an injury.
  • 89' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 89' Delay in match André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 86' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Ryan Babel.
  • 85' Attempt missed. David Brooks (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jefferson Lerma with a through ball.
  • 84' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84' Foul by Lys Mousset (Bournemouth).
  • 82' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.
  • 81' Hand ball by Dan Gosling (Bournemouth).
  • 80' Steve Cook (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 80' Ryan Babel (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Foul by Steve Cook (Bournemouth).
  • 79' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Jean Michael Seri.
  • 79' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 79' Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 77' Delay in match Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 77' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 77' Foul by Nathan Aké (Bournemouth).
  • 76' Substitution, Bournemouth. Lys Mousset replaces Chris Mepham.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Babel with a cross following a corner.
  • 75' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jack Simpson.
  • 75' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Babel.
  • 75' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 75' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 75' Nathan Aké (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Dan Gosling.
  • 74' Foul by Ryan Babel (Fulham).
  • 74' Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Sergio Rico (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
  • 73' Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 72' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 72' Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 71' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 71' Dominic Solanke (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 69' Foul by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 69' Dan Gosling (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 68' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 66' Delay in match Sergio Rico (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 65' Attempt saved. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Brooks with a through ball.
  • 64' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.
  • 64' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 62' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 61' Substitution, Bournemouth. Dominic Solanke replaces Joshua King.
  • 60' Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 60' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 59' Calum Chambers (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 59' Foul by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 59' Jefferson Lerma (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 53' Goal! Bournemouth 0, Fulham 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 52' Penalty Fulham. Aleksandar Mitrovic draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 52' Penalty conceded by Jack Simpson (Bournemouth) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 49' Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 49' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 49' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 49' Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Attempt missed. Ryan Babel (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a cross.
  • Second Half begins Bournemouth 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Bournemouth 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Calum Chambers.
  • 45'+1' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 44' Delay in match Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) because of an injury.
  • 44' Delay in match Sergio Rico (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 42' David Brooks (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 41' Foul by Chris Mepham (Bournemouth).
  • 41' Ryan Babel (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon following a corner.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jefferson Lerma.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. Ryan Babel (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nathan Aké.
  • 38' Attempt saved. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Babel with a cross.
  • 37' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Steve Cook.
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Babel.
  • 33' Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 33' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 27' Foul by Chris Mepham (Bournemouth).
  • 27' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 26' Steve Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 26' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 26' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 24' Delay in match David Brooks (Bournemouth) because of an injury.
  • 23' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 23' Substitution, Bournemouth. Jack Simpson replaces Junior Stanislas because of an injury.
  • 21' Delay in match Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) because of an injury.
  • 20' Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 20' Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 20' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Wilson.
  • 17' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Sergio Rico.
  • 17' Attempt saved. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dan Gosling.
  • 17' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.
  • 16' Attempt blocked. Calum Chambers (Fulham) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 16' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ryan Fraser.
  • 15' Attempt missed. Joshua King (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
  • 13' Foul by Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth).
  • 13' André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 9' Foul by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 8' Foul by Dan Gosling (Bournemouth).
  • 8' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 6' Chris Mepham (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Dangerous play by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 6' Offside, Bournemouth. Steve Cook tries a through ball, but Ryan Fraser is caught offside.
  • 5' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
  • 5' Attempt blocked. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dan Gosling.
  • 5' Joshua King (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 5' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 4' Attempt saved. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Aké.
  • 4' Attempt blocked. Nathan Aké (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fraser with a cross.
  • 3' Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Calum Chambers.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joshua King.
  • 1' Attempt missed. Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.