Tuesday 29 January 2019, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
4
Chambers 47'; Mitrovic 58', 74'; Vietto 79'
Brighton and Hove Albion
2
Murray 3', 17'

47' Goal

Calum Chambers

58' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

74' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Assist by Joe Bryan

79' Goal

Luciano Vietto
Assist by Ryan Babel

36' Yellow Card

Jean Michael Seri Card was given for a foul

87' Yellow Card

Ryan Babel Card was given for a foul

27' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Cairney
Off:Tim Ream

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luciano Vietto
Off:André Schürrle

77' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Ryan Sessegnon
Off:Joe Bryan

3' Goal

Glenn Murray
Assist by Martín Montoya

17' Goal

Glenn Murray
Assist by Pascal Groß

26' Yellow Card

Dale Stephens Card was given for a foul

36' Yellow Card

Shane Duffy Card was given for a foul

75' Yellow Card

Lewis Dunk

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Jürgen Locadia

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Florin Andone
Off:Pascal Groß

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Fulham produced a pulsating second half comeback to earn a magical 4-2 victory against Brighton on Tuesday evening.
Fulham produced a pulsating second half comeback to earn a magical 4-2 victory against Brighton on Tuesday evening. 

After falling behind to a Glenn Murray first half brace all seemed lost for the Whites. However, an exhilarating revival saw four second half goals and three points remain in London. After a wonder strike from Calum Chambers shortly after the re-start, Aleksandar Mitrović scored two goals in quick succession before Luciano Vietto put the game beyond doubt in the 79th minute. 

Claudio Ranieri named the same starting XI from the match that fell to a narrow and cruel defeat against Tottenham Hotspur 9 days ago at Craven Cottage. A day where snow and sub zero temperatures had been predicted at the time of kick-off it was torrential rain that greeted the players as they entered the Cottage Turf. 

It was a disaster start for the Whites. In the 3rd minute Martin Montoya was allowed time and space to saunter down the right wing and swing in a dangerous cross. Before you could blink Murray had stolen a march on the Fulham defence and lashed an unstoppable drive into the bottom left-hand corner. Rico could do absolutely nothing in the Fulham net.

In the 17th minute it was a case of déjà vu for Fulham as Murray pounced to grab his second of the evening. The same right flank was flank exposed in the build-up to the goal. Another whipped cross was headed clear by Denis Odoi in the centre of the box. Pascal Groß was in a confident mood and attempted a bicycle kick. His effort lacked power but was on target and yet again Murray was there to take advantage in the box. With a flick of his right foot the ball was beyond Rico and nestling in the back of the net.

With the outlook looking bleak for the Whites the manager made a change in the 27th minute. Tom Cairney was brought on to replace Tim Ream, adding an extra body to the midfield. 

In the 30th minute Ryan Babel came close to pulling a goal back. After enjoying a spell of possession in the Brighton half where we passed the ball about looking to exploit any opening the it was worked to the Dutchman. 30 yards from goal he let fly a well struck shot which looked destined for the bottom corner. Mat Ryan was equal to the effort and tipped it wide of the post. 

Eight minutes later Babel turned provider. A perfectly weighted cross found André Schürrle unmarked at the back post and the German connected sweetly with his right foot. The ball flew beyond Ryan but Shane Duffy reacted well to hoick the goal bound shot over the bar and behind for a corner. 

With Fulham showing endeavour the match was almost put to bed prior to half-time. Davy Pröpper was allowed time and space to unleash and vicious shot on target. The ball flew cannoned off the bar and hope remained for a second half revival. 

After re-charging batteries and clearing minds it felt like the entire stadium was prepared to drive their team to recovery. And in the 47th minute we pulled one back. 

A cross was lofted into the Brighton box and cleared. Positioned perfectly to deal with the clearance Chambers lurked with intent.  Without hesitation the defensive midfielder belted an unstoppable right-footed volley into the top hand corner. Hope swelled and a fightback was on the cards.

It was all Fulham now and against all odds we were back level in the 58th minute. A frantic sequence of play culminated in a corner which was bundled clear by a nervy Seagulls back line. Calmly the ball was worked out to Babel on the right flank. Under no pressure the winger swung in a dangerous ball which was eluded everyone in the box and bounced up in a dangerous area. Showing the desire to outmuscle three Brighton players converging on the ball Mitro leapt like a salmon to head home. 

Pure jubilation ensued and now the Whites were looking to press on for the win. And that third goal was cruelly denied by the base of the post in the 66th minute. Intricate build-up resulted in the ball eventually being fed out to an unmarked Seri on the edge of the Brighton box. The Ivorian picked his spot and look to place one in the bottom right hand corner. However, his shot cannoned off the base of the post and was cleared. 

After a heart in mouth moment for the Whites where Rico was forced into a superb reaction save at one end we grabbed a deserved lead. 

With the patience that had been on show since the restart the ball was pinged about until it lay kindly at the feet of Joe Bryan on the left hand side of the box. With the time to pick out his target man the wing back whipped in a delicious cross. Mitro was hungry for another goal and similar to the first goal he out jumped Lewis Dunk once more and directed a picture perfect header into the bottom corner. 

Delirious celebrations ensued and before the crowd could let that goal sink in a fourth was added. Captain Tom Cairney, who had been the metronome at the heart of the Fulham revival lashed a shot off the bar as Ryan flapped in the Brighton net. With an instinct prod with his boot Babel crossed directly into the path of second half substitute Vietto who nodded into a vacant net. 

A scintillating comeback from the Whites and what might be three vital points in our fight against relegation. 
 

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Tuesday 29 January 2019
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 22,008

Referee: Lee Probert

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Odoi, Le Marchand, Ream (Cairney 27'); Christie, Chambers, Seri, Bryan (Ryan Sessegnon 77'); Schürrle (Vietto 45'), Mitrovic, Babel

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Kebano, Cissé, Ayité

Manager: Claudio Ranieri

Brighton and Hove Albion

Line-up: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Groß (Andone 77'), Stephens, Pröpper; Solly March, Murray, Locadia (Knockaert 71')

Unused substitutes: Button, Bruno, Burn, Kayal, Bissouma

Manager: Chris Hughton

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Liverpool 23 60
2 Manchester City 23 56
3 Tottenham Hotspur 23 51
4 Chelsea 23 47
5 Arsenal 24 47
6 Manchester United 23 44
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 24 35
8 Everton 24 33
9 Watford 23 33
10 Leicester City 23 31
11 West Ham United 24 31
12 A.F.C. Bournemouth 23 30
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 24 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 22
15 Southampton 23 22
16 Burnley 23 22
17 Newcastle United 23 21
18 Cardiff City 24 19
19 Fulham 24 17
20 Huddersfield Town 24 11
Goals
4
2
Total Shots
24
15
Shots On Target
8
6
Passing Accuracy
85%
75%
Fouls
10
5
Corners
10
1
Offsides
1
1
Bookings
2
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (3-4-3)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 14André Schürrle
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 12Ryan Babel
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 19Luciano Vietto
Manager
  • Claudio Ranieri
Brighton and Hove Albion (4-3-3)
  • 1Mat Ryan
  • 22Martín Montoya
  • 4Shane Duffy
  • 5Lewis Dunk
  • 3Gaëtan Bong
  • 13Pascal Groß
  • 6Dale Stephens
  • 24Davy Pröpper
  • 20Solly March
  • 17Glenn Murray
  • 9Jürgen Locadia
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 2Bruno
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 7Beram Kayal
  • 8Yves Bissouma
  • 11Anthony Knockaert
  • 10Florin Andone
Manager
  • Chris Hughton
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 4, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 4, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 90'+6' Martín Montoya (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+5' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Babel tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 90'+4' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Solly March with a cross.
  • 90'+4' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a fast break.
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 90'+1' Attempt saved. Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Florin Andone with a cross.
  • 90' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 89' Delay in match Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 88' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 88' Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 87' Ryan Babel (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 87' Foul by Ryan Babel (Fulham).
  • 87' Gaëtan Bong (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 85' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 85' Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 82' Tom Cairney (Fulham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ryan Babel with a cross.
  • 79' Goal! Fulham 4, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Babel.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Ryan Babel (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 79' Tom Cairney (Fulham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Luciano Vietto.
  • 78' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 77' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 77' Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Florin Andone replaces Pascal Groß.
  • 77' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Joe Bryan because of an injury.
  • 76' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 76' Delay in match Joe Bryan (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 75' Calum Chambers (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 75' Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.
  • 74' Goal! Fulham 3, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martín Montoya with a cross.
  • 71' Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Anthony Knockaert replaces Jürgen Locadia.
  • 71' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.
  • 69' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 69' Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 66' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 58' Goal! Fulham 2, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxime Le Marchand with a headed pass.
  • 57' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Martín Montoya.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Babel.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 55' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Davy Pröpper tries a through ball, but Pascal Groß is caught offside.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
  • 53' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pascal Groß.
  • 51' Ryan Babel (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Foul by Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 50' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 50' Delay in match Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.
  • 49' Attempt missed. Ryan Babel (Fulham) with an attempt from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luciano Vietto with a cross.
  • 47' Goal! Fulham 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Calum Chambers (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner following a corner.
  • 46' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Solly March.
  • 46' Attempt blocked. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Luciano Vietto replaces André Schürrle.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 2.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 43' Davy Pröpper (Brighton and Hove Albion) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box following a set piece situation.
  • 42' Foul by Ryan Babel (Fulham).
  • 42' Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 41' Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Shane Duffy.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Babel with a cross.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Pascal Groß.
  • 36' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 36' Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card.
  • 36' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 35' Delay in match Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 35' Delay in match Martín Montoya (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.
  • 35' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 35' Martín Montoya (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Attempt blocked. Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 33' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 33' Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 32' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mat Ryan.
  • 32' Attempt saved. Ryan Babel (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 29' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jürgen Locadia.
  • 28' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Davy Pröpper.
  • 27' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Foul by Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 27' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 27' Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Tim Ream.
  • 26' Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 25' Delay in match André Schürrle (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 25' André Schürrle (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 25' Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Solly March.
  • 20' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Solly March.
  • 17' Goal! Fulham 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 2. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pascal Groß.
  • 17' Attempt missed. Pascal Groß (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 9' Foul by Ryan Babel (Fulham).
  • 9' Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Calum Chambers (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 7' Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 3' Goal! Fulham 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 1. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martín Montoya with a cross.
  • 2' Attempt missed. Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri with a cross following a corner.
  • 2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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