Saturday 20 October 2018, 3:00pm at Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Premier League
Cardiff City
Cardiff City
4
Josh Murphy 15'; Reid 20'; Paterson 65'; Harris 87'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Schürrle 11'; Ryan Sessegnon 34'

15' Goal

Josh Murphy
Assist by Sol Bamba

20' Goal

Bobby Reid

65' Goal

Callum Paterson
Assist by Bobby Reid

87' Goal

Kadeem Harris
Assist by Víctor Camarasa

33' Yellow Card

Aron Gunnarsson Card was given for a foul

68' Yellow Card

Sean Morrison Card was given for a foul

78' Yellow Card

Sol Bamba

77' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Jazz Richards
Off:Aron Gunnarsson

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kadeem Harris
Off:Josh Murphy

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Loïc Damour
Off:Harry Arter

11' Goal

André Schürrle
Assist by Jean Michael Seri

34' Goal

Ryan Sessegnon
Assist by Aleksandar Mitrovic

19' Yellow Card

Calum Chambers Card was given for a foul

36' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald Card was given for a foul

45'+3 Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Alfie Mawson
Off:Calum Chambers

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Jean Michael Seri

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luciano Vietto
Off:Stefan Johansen

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Fulham fell to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Cardiff City on Saturday afternoon in South Wales.

Fulham fell to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Cardiff City on an action packed afternoon in South Wales. 

A first half goal fest which was started with a goal of the season contender by André Schürrle and then followed up by two Cardiff goals before Ryan Sessegnon pounced to level the scores before half-time. However, a Callum Patterson strike in the 65th minute, followed up by a Kadeem Harris goal late on was enough to see home side claim the victory. 

Slaviša Jokanović made three changes the side that was beaten at home by Arsenal prior to the International break. Calum Chambers, Kevin McDonald & Stefan Johansen were brought in to replace Cyrus Christie, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa & Luciano Vietto respectively with McDonald named the captain for the clash against the Bluebirds. 

On a glorious Autumnal day in South Wales it was the hosts who started the brightest and in the 4th minute Marcus Bettinelli was forced into action. Josh Murphy had time and space just outside the box and shaped up to curl it in the far corner. However, Bettinelli was alert to the danger and parried clear firmly with both hands. 

The home fans sensed blood and were pushing their players forward in earnest following the chance and the Whites had to stand firm. In the 11th minute the pressure valve was well and truly released when Schürrle produced what can only be described as a thunderbolt. 

After weathering some more Cardiff pressure Fulham were ruthless. Following a quick throw in the ball eventually worked its way to Schürrle 30 yards from goal. After taking a neat touch to allow himself some space he unleashed a lethal right-footed drive that arrowed into the top corner of the goal past a helpless Neil Etheridge in the Cardiff goal. A superb strike which sent the travelling fans into raptures. 

However, the lead was short-lived and four minutes later Cardiff were on level terms. A ball over the back line found Murphy unmarked on the left wing. With the defence scrambling to get back, the winger took him time and produced a composed finish to curl one in the bottom corner past the outstretched arms of Bettinelli.

The atmosphere ratcheted up once more and within minutes things went from bad to worse for the Whites. A free-kick which slammed into the base of the Fulham wall pin-balled back into the box and fell invitingly into the path of Bobby De Cardova Reid who slid the ball underneath the advancing Bettinelli and into the back of the net. 

The lively first half continued with both sides flying into challenges and looking to attack at any given opportunity. 

Then in the 34th minute Fulham struck back in swift fashion. Having latched onto a loose Cardiff touch in the opposition half Chambers immediately played a tidy left-footed pass into the feet of Mitrović just outside the box. After spotting the run in behind the back line by Ryan Sessegnon he played a perfect through ball into the path of the young winger. Having scored in each previous occasion he had played the Welsh outfit he made no mistake and lashed a low drive into the back of the net. A superbly taken first Premier League goal for Sessegnon.

A blockbuster first half, packed full of action, cards and talking points was brought to a close with the sides level. 

There was an enforced change at the start of the second half for Fulham as Calum Chambers was taken off in place of Alfie Mawson after picking up a knock on the stroke of half-time. 

The second period started in a far less intense manner but in the 54th minute both sets of fans sparked into action looking to push their side forward. However, it simply didn’t get back to the level of intensity experienced in the first half until the 66th minute when the hosts went back in front. 

 A scuffed cross from Bruno Ecuele Manga fell kindly to Callum Patterson inside the Fulham area and his shot dribbled into the bottom left hand corner past a scrambling Bettinelli. 

The fate of the match was put beyond doubt in the 88th minute when second half substitute Kadeem Harris smashed home from close range to make it 4 for the Bluebirds. 

A day to forget for Fulham, who will look to bounce back next weekend at home against Bournemouth. 

 

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Saturday 20 October 2018
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 29,681

Referee: Kevin Friend

Cardiff City

Line-up: Etheridge; Ecuele Manga, Morrison, Sol Bamba, Bennett; Camarasa, Gunnarsson (Jazz Richards 77'), Arter (Damour 86'), Josh Murphy (Harris 82'); Reid; Paterson

Unused substitutes: Smithies, Cunningham, Zohore, Hoilett

Manager: Neil Warnock

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Chambers (Mawson 45'), Odoi, Ream, Le Marchand; Johansen (Vietto 82'), McDonald, Seri (Ayité 58'); Schürrle, Mitrovic, Ryan Sessegnon

Unused substitutes: Rico, Christie, Zambo Anguissa, Kamara

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 9 23
2 Chelsea 9 21
3 Tottenham Hotspur 9 21
4 Liverpool 8 20
5 Arsenal 8 18
6 A.F.C. Bournemouth 9 17
7 Watford 9 16
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 15
9 Manchester United 9 14
10 Leicester City 8 12
11 Everton 8 12
12 Brighton and Hove Albion 9 11
13 Burnley 9 8
14 Crystal Palace 8 7
15 West Ham United 9 7
16 Southampton 9 6
17 Cardiff City 9 5
18 Fulham 9 5
19 Huddersfield Town 8 3
20 Newcastle United 9 2
Goals
4
2
Total Shots
22
9
Shots On Target
5
4
Passing Accuracy
64%
77%
Fouls
15
16
Corners
4
4
Offsides
0
0
Bookings
3
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Cardiff City (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Neil Etheridge
  • 5Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • 4Sean Morrison
  • 22Sol Bamba
  • 3Joe Bennett
  • 21Víctor Camarasa
  • 17Aron Gunnarsson
  • 7Harry Arter
  • 11Josh Murphy
  • 14Bobby Reid
  • 13Callum Paterson
Substitutes
  • 12Alex Smithies
  • 6Jazz Richards
  • 18Greg Cunningham
  • 20Loïc Damour
  • 23Kadeem Harris
  • 10Kenneth Zohore
  • 33David Junior Hoilett
Manager
  • Neil Warnock
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 14André Schürrle
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
Substitutes
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 26Alfie Mawson
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 19Luciano Vietto
  • 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, Cardiff City 4, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Cardiff City 4, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Callum Paterson (Cardiff City).
  • 87' Goal! Cardiff City 4, Fulham 2. Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Víctor Camarasa with a cross.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Loïc Damour (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Víctor Camarasa.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Víctor Camarasa (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Paterson.
  • 86' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86' Foul by Callum Paterson (Cardiff City).
  • 86' Substitution, Cardiff City. Loïc Damour replaces Harry Arter.
  • 84' Attempt saved. Alfie Mawson (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross.
  • 83' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sol Bamba.
  • 83' Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 83' Hand ball by Kadeem Harris (Cardiff City).
  • 82' Substitution, Fulham. Luciano Vietto replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 82' Substitution, Cardiff City. Kadeem Harris replaces Josh Murphy.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby Reid with a headed pass.
  • 78' Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 78' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Foul by Callum Paterson (Cardiff City).
  • 77' Substitution, Cardiff City. Jazz Richards replaces Aron Gunnarsson because of an injury.
  • 76' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 76' Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 75' André Schürrle (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 75' Foul by Sol Bamba (Cardiff City).
  • 74' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Foul by Sean Morrison (Cardiff City).
  • 71' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 71' Foul by Sean Morrison (Cardiff City).
  • 70' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 70' Sol Bamba (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 68' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 68' Foul by Sean Morrison (Cardiff City).
  • 65' Goal! Cardiff City 3, Fulham 2. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bobby Reid.
  • 63' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 63' Víctor Camarasa (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 62' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 62' Foul by Joe Bennett (Cardiff City).
  • 61' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 61' Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bruno Ecuele Manga following a set piece situation.
  • 59' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 59' Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 58' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Jean Michael Seri.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Bennett with a cross.
  • 56' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Arter.
  • 55' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 55' Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Bruno Ecuele Manga (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Víctor Camarasa (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harry Arter.
  • 51' André Schürrle (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 51' Foul by Sol Bamba (Cardiff City).
  • 50' Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sol Bamba.
  • Second Half begins Cardiff City 2, Fulham 2.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Alfie Mawson replaces Calum Chambers because of an injury.
  • 45'+6' First Half ends, Cardiff City 2, Fulham 2.
  • 45'+6' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 45'+6' Delay in match Calum Chambers (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 45'+3' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45'+3' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 45'+3' Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45'+2' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Sean Morrison (Cardiff City).
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) left footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Bobby Reid.
  • 45' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 45' Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bruno Ecuele Manga.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a cross following a corner.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Bennett.
  • 42' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bruno Ecuele Manga.
  • 40' Hand ball by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 37' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 37' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 36' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 36' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 36' Bobby Reid (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 35' Delay in match Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) because of an injury.
  • 34' Goal! Cardiff City 2, Fulham 2. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 33' Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 33' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 33' Foul by Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City).
  • 31' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 30' Delay in match Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) because of an injury.
  • 28' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 28' Bobby Reid (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Foul by Sol Bamba (Cardiff City).
  • 26' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 26' Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25' Calum Chambers (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25' Foul by Josh Murphy (Cardiff City).
  • 25' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 23' Delay in match Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 20' Goal! Cardiff City 2, Fulham 1. Bobby Reid (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.
  • 20' Attempt blocked. Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 20' Attempt blocked. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bennett.
  • 19' Calum Chambers (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 18' Foul by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 18' Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Attempt missed. Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bennett.
  • 17' Attempt missed. Joe Bennett (Cardiff City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 15' Goal! Cardiff City 1, Fulham 1. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sol Bamba.
  • 14' Attempt blocked. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bennett with a cross.
  • 11' Goal! Cardiff City 0, Fulham 1. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 10' Foul by Calum Chambers (Fulham).
  • 10' Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 8' Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Sean Morrison.
  • 8' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 8' Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 7' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Callum Paterson (Cardiff City).
  • 6' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 4' Attempt missed. Callum Paterson (Cardiff City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Víctor Camarasa with a cross following a corner.
  • 4' Corner, Cardiff City. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 4' Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Cardiff City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Paterson.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.