Sunday 7 October 2018, 12:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Schürrle 44'
Arsenal
Arsenal
5
Lacazette 29', 49'; Ramsey 67'; Aubameyang 79', 90'+1

44' Goal

André Schürrle
Assist by Luciano Vietto

57' Yellow Card

Luciano Vietto Card was given for a foul

70' Yellow Card

André Schürrle Card was given for a foul

54' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Tim Ream

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kevin McDonald
Off:André-Frank Zambo Anguissa

83' Substitution

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

29' Goal

Alexandre Lacazette
Assist by Nacho Monreal

49' Goal

Alexandre Lacazette
Assist by Danny Welbeck

67' Goal

Aaron Ramsey
Assist by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

79' Goal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Assist by Héctor Bellerín

90'+1 Goal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Assist by Aaron Ramsey

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Off:Danny Welbeck

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aaron Ramsey
Off:Alex Iwobi

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matteo Guendouzi
Off:Alexandre Lacazette

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Fulham fell to a 1-5 defeat to Arsenal in the final game before the International break on Sunday afternoon at Craven Cottage.

Fulham fell to a 1-5 defeat to Arsenal in the final game before the International break on Sunday afternoon at Craven Cottage.

After being pegged back in the 29th minute the Whites fought back to level the scores on the stroke of half-time courtesy of a tidy André Schürrle chip. However, Alexandre Lacazette was on hand to break Fulham hearts at the start of the second half before goals from substitutes Aaron Ramsey & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put the match to bed.

Slaviša Jokanović made two changes from the side that fell to defeat against Everton last weekend at Goodison Park, with the Maxime Le Marchand & Cyrus Christie coming in to replace the injured Joe Bryan & Timothy Fosu-Mensah respectively.

It was a beautiful sunny day as the referee got the encounter up and running down by the banks of the Thames. And it was almost a dream start for the Whites after a calamitous pass from Héctor Bellerín that allowed Luciano Vietto an early sight on goal. After taking a touch past a committed defender the Argentinian shot low and en route to the goal his shot took a deflection and almost crept in the near post. However, Bernd Leno reacted quickly and clawed the shot behind for a corner.

After a tidy start to the match it was Fulham again knocking on the door in the 7th minute when Vietto picked up the ball on the right wing and swung a neat delivery into the path of Aleksandar Mitrović who had made a good diagonal run across the box. The Serbian connected with the cross but his effort was well blocked and cleared by the visitors.

The opening 30 minutes was played at a frantic pace and it seemed an opener could come from either side with large pockets of space opening across the pitch and it was one such pocket that was exploited to the detriment of the Whites in the 28th minute when Alex Iwobi was left completely unmarked on the left wing. With time to pick his spot he drilled it into the feet of Alexandre Lacazette, who made no mistake from 6 yards out and drilled it in at the near post.

As Arsenal looked to close out the first half with their slender one goal lead in tact they gifted Fulham a chance to hit back in the 42nd minute when an errand pass was intercepted by Ryan Sessegnon on the left wing. He quickly looked up and laid one into the path of André Schürrle who was in acres of space inside the Gunners box. However, he snatched at his effort and sent a fizzing drive whizzing over the bar.

However, moments later the score was level. A lackadaisical clearance was intercepted by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa who had been a tireless force anchoring the midfield. With Arsenal in disarray and their shape a mess the Cameroonian passed it to Vietto on the edge of the box. With defenders backing off he slipped a delicious through ball into the path of Schürrle who matched the picture perfect assist with a delightful chip that went over the onrushing Leno and into the back of the net.

The Cottage was rocking as the referee brought the first half to a close with the sides level.

However, the feel good factor eliminated just after the start of the second half when Lacazette was allowed space and time following a fortunate flick on to the striker just on the edge of the Fulham box. With no support around him he only had one thing in mind and placed a shot into the bottom to restore the lead.

With Arsenal content to sit back and catch Fulham on the counter the Whites huffed and puffed but could not break through and were punished on the break. With bodies committed high up the pitch Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was sent haring down the left wing. Despite desperate efforts to prevent the cross the striker squared a powerful ball across the six-yard box which Ramsey instinctively flicked into the bottom corner past a stranded Bettinelli in the Fulham goal.

With a two goal cushion the Gunners continued to press and probe and looked dangerous throughout. Aubameyang added a fourth after he turned Le Marchand and lashed one home from close range and followed up with the fifth in injury time to condemn Fulham to a second successive loss.  

Fulham will be back in action following the International break as they make the trip to South Wales to take on Cardiff City. 

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Sunday 7 October 2018
Kick-off: 12:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 25,401

Referee: Paul Tierney

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Odoi, Ream (Kamara 54'), Le Marchand; Christie, Zambo Anguissa (McDonald 62'), Seri, Ryan Sessegnon; Vietto (Johansen 83'), Mitrovic, Schürrle

Unused substitutes: Rico, Mawson, Steven Sessegnon, Ayité

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Arsenal

Line-up: Leno; Bellerín, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal; Mkhitaryan, Torreira, Xhaka, Iwobi (Ramsey 67'); Welbeck (Aubameyang 62'), Lacazette (Guendouzi 80')

Unused substitutes: Martínez, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner, Kolasinac

Manager: Unai Emery

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 7 19
2 Liverpool 7 19
3 Arsenal 8 18
4 Tottenham Hotspur 8 18
5 Chelsea 7 17
6 A.F.C. Bournemouth 8 16
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 15
8 Manchester United 8 13
9 Watford 8 13
10 Leicester City 8 12
11 Everton 8 12
12 Burnley 8 8
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 8 8
14 Crystal Palace 8 7
15 West Ham United 8 7
16 Southampton 7 5
17 Fulham 8 5
18 Huddersfield Town 8 3
19 Newcastle United 8 2
20 Cardiff City 8 2
Goals
1
5
Total Shots
21
9
Shots On Target
4
7
Passing Accuracy
81%
79%
Fouls
11
12
Corners
4
2
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
2
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (3-4-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 19Luciano Vietto
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 14André Schürrle
Substitutes
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 26Alfie Mawson
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Arsenal (4-4-2)
  • 19Bernd Leno
  • 2Héctor Bellerín
  • 20Shkodran Mustafi
  • 16Rob Holding
  • 18Nacho Monreal
  • 7Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • 11Lucas Torreira
  • 34Granit Xhaka
  • 17Alex Iwobi
  • 23Danny Welbeck
  • 9Alexandre Lacazette
Substitutes
  • 26Emiliano Martínez
  • 5Sokratis
  • 12Stephan Lichtsteiner
  • 31Sead Kolasinac
  • 8Aaron Ramsey
  • 29Matteo Guendouzi
  • 14Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Manager
  • Unai Emery
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, Fulham 1, Arsenal 5.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Arsenal 5.
  • 90'+1' Goal! Fulham 1, Arsenal 5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Ramsey with a through ball.
  • 89' Attempt missed. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 85' Offside, Fulham. Denis Odoi tries a through ball, but André Schürrle is caught offside.
  • 83' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 83' Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Luciano Vietto.
  • 80' Substitution, Arsenal. Matteo Guendouzi replaces Alexandre Lacazette.
  • 79' Goal! Fulham 1, Arsenal 4. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Héctor Bellerín with a cross.
  • 78' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 78' Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 75' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.
  • 74' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 73' Luciano Vietto (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Lucas Torreira (Arsenal).
  • 73' 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 headed pass.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 73' Luciano Vietto (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 73' Foul by Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal).
  • 71' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Rob Holding.
  • 70' André Schürrle (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 70' Foul by André Schürrle (Fulham).
  • 70' Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 67' Goal! Fulham 1, Arsenal 3. Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
  • 67' Substitution, Arsenal. Aaron Ramsey replaces Alex Iwobi.
  • 66' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal).
  • 64' Luciano Vietto (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 64' Foul by Rob Holding (Arsenal).
  • 64' Offside, Fulham. Maxime Le Marchand tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 62' Substitution, Arsenal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang replaces Danny Welbeck.
  • 62' Substitution, Fulham. Kevin McDonald replaces André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
  • 61' Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 61' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.
  • 59' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 57' Delay in match Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) because of an injury.
  • 57' Luciano Vietto (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 56' Foul by Luciano Vietto (Fulham).
  • 56' Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.
  • 55' Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
  • 55' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Shkodran Mustafi.
  • 54' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Tim Ream.
  • 54' Offside, Arsenal. Héctor Bellerín tries a through ball, but Alexandre Lacazette is caught offside.
  • 53' Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).
  • 53' André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 51' Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Foul by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal).
  • 51' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 50' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.
  • 49' Goal! Fulham 1, Arsenal 2. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Welbeck with a headed pass.
  • 48' Attempt saved. Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 47' Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Arsenal 1.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Arsenal 1.
  • 45'+1' Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+1' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 44' Goal! Fulham 1, Arsenal 1. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luciano Vietto with a through ball.
  • 42' Attempt missed. André Schürrle (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 42' Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal).
  • 42' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Foul by Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal).
  • 40' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 37' Danny Welbeck (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Offside, Fulham. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Cyrus Christie is caught offside.
  • 34' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 33' Delay in match Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) because of an injury.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Welbeck.
  • 32' Attempt saved. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 31' Attempt missed. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 29' Goal! Fulham 0, Arsenal 1. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nacho Monreal.
  • 27' Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 25' Attempt missed. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 25' Attempt blocked. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 19' Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 18' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high following a set piece situation.
  • 17' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Foul by Nacho Monreal (Arsenal).
  • 16' André Schürrle (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal).
  • 15' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 15' Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 14' Foul by Alex Iwobi (Arsenal).
  • 9' Foul by Nacho Monreal (Arsenal).
  • 9' Luciano Vietto (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 7' Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 7' Attempt blocked. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a cross.
  • 7' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Shkodran Mustafi.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luciano Vietto.
  • 5' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 5' Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bernd Leno.
  • 3' Attempt saved. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 2' Attempt missed. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Welbeck.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.