Sunday 26 August 2018, 4:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
4
Seri 4'; Mitrovic 36', 38'; Schürrle 83'
Burnley
2
Hendrick 10'; Tarkowski 41'

4' Goal

Jean Michael Seri
Assist by Luciano Vietto

36' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Assist by Tom Cairney

38' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Assist by Luciano Vietto

83' Goal

André Schürrle

59' Yellow Card

André Schürrle Card was given for a foul

90'+1 Yellow Card

Marcus Bettinelli Card shown to player for time wasting

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Calum Chambers
Off:Joe Bryan

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
Off:Tom Cairney

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Sessegnon
Off:André Schürrle

10' Goal

Jeff Hendrick

41' Goal

James Tarkowski
Assist by Ben Mee

54' Yellow Card

James Tarkowski Card was given for a foul

19' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Charlie Taylor
Off:Johann Berg Gudmundsson

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sam Vokes
Off:Chris Wood

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ashley Barnes
Off:Stephen Ward

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A devastating attacking performance from Fulham saw us pick up our first win of the season against Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

Fulham picked up their first victory of the 2018/19 Premier League campaign with an enthralling 4-2 victory over Burnley on Sunday afternoon.

A veritable goal fest saw five first half goals fly in. An Aleksandar Mitrović brace and Jean Michaёl Seri wonder strike were somewhat offset by Jeff Hendrick and James Tarkowski efforts in the first half before Andre Schürrle put the match to bed in the final 10 minutes.

Slaviša Jokanović made five changes to the side that were defeated by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium last weekend. Marcus Bettinelli, Denis Odoi and Luciano Vietto were brought in to make their first starts for the Whites this season. Furthermore, Kevin McDonald and Schürrle were re-inserted back in to the starting XI following the loss to Spurs.  

The referee got the game under way as the unrelenting rain that had plagued the area throughout the afternoon stopped and aside from a slight breeze the conditions were in good shape for the match.

The Whites started positively and in the fourth minute the deadlock was broken with what can only be described as a picture perfect strike from Seri. After some tidy one-touch stuff from the Whites the ball eventually found its way to Seri 25 yards from goal. After a touch past a Burnley player the Ivorian midfielder had only one thing in mind and unleashed a vicious right-footed strike which powered past Joe Hart in the Burnley goal and nestled in the back of the net.

However, Fulham were pegged back six minutes later when a lapse in the slick passing play allowed the visitors back in. With Burnley struggling to get a foothold in the match Aaron Lennon latched on a loose clearance and started a three on two. He squared to an unmarked Hendrick in the box who took a touch and saw his low effort fortuitously ricochet straight back to him. On the second attempt he lashed home into the roof of the net past a stranded Bettinelli.

Following the equaliser, the tempo of the game died down and the next chance did not materialise until the 32nd minute. Schürrle who had been a lively presence across the midfield for the Whites picked up the ball 30 yards from goal and attempted a long range effort. His low drive fizzed wide never troubling Hart.

The German was at it again in the 33rd minute. Seri saw his cross headed directly back into the path of Vietto on the left hand side of the Clarets' box. The Argentinian in turn fed it to Schürrle who attempted to sneak one it at the near post with a snap shot. Hart was once again equal to the attempted and parried it behind.

The positive play from the Whites was a warning for what was about to unfold. In the 36th minute Fulham were back in front. A superbly worked set piece saw Mitrović pick up his second of the season. Seri, at the heart of everything, lofted a ball to Tom Cairney who had been lurking on the outside of the area. He took the ball under control and swung one to the back post where the Serbian striker was on hand to head home.

The Cottage erupted and before the fans could catch their breath the powerful forward was at it again. A swift counter attack with a certain element of luck playing its part. Vietto who had shown plenty of industry on either flank for Fulham picked up the ball on the left wing. His first time pass was blocked straight back to him and this time he made no mistake with his delivery. A perfectly weighted cross was swung into the path of Mitrović who powered an emphatic header past a stranded Hart.

The jubilation was subdued somewhat in the 41st minute when a set-piece was diverted into the Fulham net at the back post by Tarkowski to cut the deficit to one before half-time.

As the referee brought the first half to a close a collective sigh of relief was taken by both sets of fans after an end-to-end electric encounter.

The frenetic end to the first half spilled through to the start of the second period with both sides continuing to play expansive and attacking football. The first warning shot fired by Hendrick from just inside the Fulham box as he fired over the bar.

However, it was Fulham who almost returned to a two goal cushion in the 54th minute. Schürrle, fresh from a cynical hack by Tarkowski on the counter, picked up the ball on the edge of the Clarets' box and cut on to his right foot and let fly with a delightful strike. With Hart beaten the Hammersmith End help its collective breath as the ball fizzed off the top of the bar and went behind.

The heavens opened and Burnley began to press harder for a leveller. With 20 minutes remaining the Whites made their first change of the match. Calum Chambers was brought on to partner Odoi at the centre of the Fulham back-four, with Maxime Le Marchand shifting into the left-back position.

Moments later there was a massive chance for a fourth as the Whites surged forward on the counter attack. The skipper Cairney slipping a ball into the path of an overlapping Fosu-Mensah. The Dutch defender looked up and sent a teasing ball across the six-yard box that flew agonisingly past the outstretched legs of first Mitro and then Schürrle.

As the tension grew around Craven Cottage the opportunity to put the game within reach of a scrappy Burnley side fell to Schürrle with seven minutes left on the clock. After a plethora of chances Mitrović picked up the ball on the right flank in what appeared to be a harmless position. With no pressure coming the striker took aim and powered a shot that Hart did exceptionally well to parry on to the post. However, not for the first time in the match a lucky rebound fell straight to Schürrle. After composing himself the forward slammed an unstoppable shot into the back of the net.

With the Cottage bouncing the referee brought an enthralling encounter to a close. A victory which saw Fulham pick up their first Premier League win of the season.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Sunday 26 August 2018
Kick-off: 4:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 23,438

Referee: David Coote

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fosu-Mensah, Odoi, Le Marchand, Bryan (Chambers 72'); Seri, McDonald, Cairney (Zambo Anguissa 78'); Schürrle (Ryan Sessegnon 89'), Mitrovic, Vietto

Unused substitutes: Fabri, Christie, Johansen, Kamara

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Burnley

Line-up: Hart; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward (Barnes 66'); Lennon, Cork, Westwood, Berg Gudmundsson (Taylor 19'); Hendrick; Wood (Vokes 66')

Unused substitutes: Heaton, Gibson, Bardsley, Long

Manager: Sean Dyche

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Liverpool 3 9
2 Chelsea 3 9
3 Watford 3 9
4 Manchester City 3 7
5 A.F.C. Bournemouth 3 7
6 Tottenham Hotspur 2 6
7 Leicester City 3 6
8 Everton 3 5
9 Manchester United 2 3
10 Arsenal 3 3
11 Crystal Palace 3 3
12 Fulham 3 3
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 3 3
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers 3 2
15 Cardiff City 3 2
16 Newcastle United 3 1
17 Southampton 3 1
18 Burnley 3 1
19 Huddersfield Town 3 1
20 West Ham United 3 0
Goals
4
2
Total Shots
25
12
Shots On Target
12
2
Passing Accuracy
85%
74%
Fouls
11
8
Corners
6
4
Offsides
1
5
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 21Timothy Fosu-Mensah
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 14André Schürrle
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Luciano Vietto
Substitutes
  • 31Fabri
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Burnley (4-4-1-1)
  • 20Joe Hart
  • 2Matthew Lowton
  • 5James Tarkowski
  • 6Ben Mee
  • 23Stephen Ward
  • 25Aaron Lennon
  • 4Jack Cork
  • 18Ashley Westwood
  • 7Johann Berg Gudmundsson
  • 13Jeff Hendrick
  • 11Chris Wood
Substitutes
  • 1Tom Heaton
  • 3Charlie Taylor
  • 14Ben Gibson
  • 26Phil Bardsley
  • 28Kevin Long
  • 9Sam Vokes
  • 10Ashley Barnes
Manager
  • Sean Dyche
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, Burnley 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 4, Burnley 2.
  • 90'+6' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 90'+6' Charlie Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+5' Attempt missed. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 90'+1' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90' Offside, Fulham. Calum Chambers tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 90' Offside, Burnley. James Tarkowski tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.
  • 89' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces André Schürrle.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 88' Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
  • 87' Attempt saved. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 87' Attempt saved. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Taylor with a cross.
  • 85' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 85' Aaron Lennon (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Goal! Fulham 4, Burnley 2. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 83' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
  • 83' Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic with a cross.
  • 82' Attempt missed. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 81' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Hart.
  • 81' Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luciano Vietto.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 78' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 77' Delay in match Tom Cairney (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 76' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 75' Delay in match Tom Cairney (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 75' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 75' Foul by Charlie Taylor (Burnley).
  • 74' Attempt blocked. Luciano Vietto (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by André Schürrle.
  • 72' Substitution, Fulham. Calum Chambers replaces Joe Bryan.
  • 69' Attempt missed. James Tarkowski (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Charlie Taylor following a set piece situation.
  • 69' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 69' Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 69' Attempt missed. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri following a corner.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Tarkowski.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by André Schürrle following a corner.
  • 67' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.
  • 66' Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Stephen Ward.
  • 66' Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Chris Wood.
  • 66' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Mee.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 64' Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.
  • 62' Offside, Burnley. James Tarkowski tries a through ball, but Jeff Hendrick is caught offside.
  • 61' Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 61' Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 60' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 60' Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 59' André Schürrle (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 59' Foul by André Schürrle (Fulham).
  • 59' Ashley Westwood (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 56' Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 56' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 56' Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).
  • 55' André Schürrle (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 54' James Tarkowski (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 54' André Schürrle (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 54' Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).
  • 54' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 54' James Tarkowski (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Jeff Hendrick is caught offside.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Charlie Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick.
  • 52' Luciano Vietto (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 52' Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).
  • 51' Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
  • 48' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Luciano Vietto with a cross.
  • 47' Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 46' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 46' Foul by Aaron Lennon (Burnley).
  • 46' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 3, Burnley 2.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Fulham 3, Burnley 2.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matthew Lowton following a corner.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 45'+1' James Tarkowski (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44' Foul by Luciano Vietto (Fulham).
  • 44' Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 42' Foul by André Schürrle (Fulham).
  • 42' Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Goal! Fulham 3, Burnley 2. James Tarkowski (Burnley) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Mee following a corner.
  • 41' Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Taylor with a cross following a corner.
  • 40' Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 38' Goal! Fulham 3, Burnley 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Luciano Vietto with a cross.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. Jack Cork (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 38' Attempt blocked. Matthew Lowton (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Wood.
  • 36' Goal! Fulham 2, Burnley 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner.
  • 35' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Mee.
  • 35' Attempt saved. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Schürrle.
  • 33' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Hart.
  • 33' Attempt saved. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luciano Vietto.
  • 27' André Schürrle (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).
  • 27' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).
  • 23' Offside, Burnley. Matthew Lowton tries a through ball, but Jack Cork is caught offside.
  • 23' Foul by Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham).
  • 23' Charlie Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 21' Attempt missed. André Schürrle (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 19' Substitution, Burnley. Charlie Taylor replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson because of an injury.
  • 18' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 17' Delay in match Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) because of an injury.
  • 12' Hand ball by Luciano Vietto (Fulham).
  • 10' Goal! Fulham 1, Burnley 1. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the top left corner.
  • 10' Attempt blocked. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Lennon.
  • 4' Goal! Fulham 1, Burnley 0. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luciano Vietto.
  • 3' Attempt missed. André Schürrle (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.