Sunday 17 March 2019, 2:15pm at Craven Cottage, London
Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Babel 74'
Liverpool
Liverpool
2
Mané 26'; Milner (pen) 81'

74' Goal

Ryan Babel

65' Yellow Card

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa Card was given for a foul

90'+4 Yellow Card

Joe Bryan Card was given for a foul

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Sessegnon
Off:Jean Michael Seri

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Timothy Fosu-Mensah

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Tom Cairney

26' Goal

Sadio Mané
Assist by Roberto Firmino

81' Penalty

James Milner

39' Yellow Card

Fabinho Card was given for a foul

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:James Milner
Off:Adam Lallana

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Divock Origi
Off:Roberto Firmino

90'+2 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Daniel Sturridge
Off:Mohamed Salah

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James Milner’s penalty denied Fulham what would have been an impressive point on Sunday, as Liverpool claimed a 2-1 win at the Cottage.

James Milner’s penalty denied Fulham what would have been an impressive point on Sunday afternoon, as Liverpool claimed a 2-1 win at the Cottage.

A first half in which chances were at a premium ended with the Merseysiders in front courtesy of Sadio Mane’s 11th goal in as many outings when he fired home following a neat interchange with Roberto Firmino.

Fulham managed to remain in the game, though, and fought back to parity when Ryan Babel punished his former club for a lack of communication at the back, robbing goalkeeper Alisson of possession and tapping home.

But the Whites were condemned to defeat late on when substitute Milner netted from 12 yards after Mane had been brought down in the box by Sergio Rico.

Scott Parker made four changes to his team, with Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Jean Michaël Seri, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Floyd Ayité all given the nod.

Fulham held their own against our title chasing opponents in the opening stages, and were given a sniff of the goal nine minutes in when former Red Babel held the ball up on the left before feeding Seri, who arrowed a shot a yard over the postage stamp.

Despite it being an even encounter, Mane showed why he’s one of the Premier League’s most in-form players in the 26th minute, driving at the Fulham defence and playing a slick one-two with Firmino, lashing the ball in after receiving it back from his teammate.

Andrew Robertson was looking to get forward down the left flank as much as possible, and forced a save from Rico on 36 minutes, with the Spaniard palming away his rising angled drive.

Over on our left, more good play from Babel then set up a chance moments later when he rinsed Trent Alexander-Arnold before cutting back to Tom Cairney, who bent one over from 25 yards.

The first yellow of the game was then given to Fabinho for a nasty lunge on the Whites skipper. There were calls from the home fans for the Liverpool midfielder to see red minutes later following another mistimed challenge, this time on Seri, but referee Craig Pawson gave him the benefit of the doubt.

Liverpool started the second half on the front foot, keen to show more intensity than they had before the break, and Georginio Wijnaldum should have done better than heading Mane’s cross over from close range.

Virgil van Dijk did much better with his noodle on 56 minutes when he sent the ball back across goal when connecting with Fabinho’s deep cross, but Rico made a superb reflex save at full stretch.

Ayité thought he’d netted his second equaliser in as many weeks eight minutes later when he diverted Anguissa’s deflected shot beyond Alisson, but the flag was correctly raised to deny him.

Next, Parker made his first change of the afternoon, replacing Seri with Ryan Sessegnon. Anguissa was then cautioned for mistiming his challenge on Mane.

Anguissa had put in a powerful display in the middle of the park and brought a good save from Alisson midway through the second period, taking a touch beyond his man and powering in a low strike that the Reds goalkeeper got down smartly to.

With around 20 to play, Jürgen Klopp made a double change, introducing Milner and Divock Origi for Adam Lallana and Firmino.

Mane then went within a lick of paint of his second, flicking Alexander-Arnold’s corner over via the crossbar. Before Rico took the subsequent goal-kick, Cyrus Christie came on for Fosu-Mensah.

When it was taken, the Whites went immediately up the other end and scored. Aleksander Mitrović flicked on Rico’s kick, with Milner slicing his first touch of the game backwards. A mix-up between van Dijk and Alisson was then brutally punished by Babel who got it beyond the stopper before tapping in.

Liverpool looked to respond through Origi’s thumping effort from distance, which took a deflection on its way over. The visitors failed to make either of their subsequent corners count, though.

But the lead wasn’t far off being restored, with Milner sending his penalty down the middle after Rico was penalised for laying a hand on Mane having been unable to hold Mohamed Salah’s shot.

Cairney was then replaced by Neeskens Kebano.

Wijnaldum almost wrapped it up with five minutes to play, but his swirling strike arced just wide.

They had another chance when Mane robbed Ayité of the ball in the middle of the pitch and sent Salah through, but Rico stood up to it well and made a good save.

Three minutes of stoppage time came and went without incident, bar a Joe Bryan yellow card for a challenge of frustration on Mane, as the Whites were left with nothing to show for their gritty performance.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Sunday 17 March 2019
Kick-off: 2:15pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 25,043

Referee: Craig Pawson

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Fosu-Mensah (Christie 73'), Chambers, Ream, Bryan; Cairney (Kebano 82'), Zambo Anguissa, Seri (Ryan Sessegnon 65'); Ayité, Mitrovic, Babel

Unused substitutes: Fabri, Odoi, McDonald, Vietto

Manager: Scott Parker

Liverpool

Line-up: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Lallana (Milner 72'); Mohamed Salah (Sturridge 90'), Roberto Firmino (Origi 72'), Mané

Unused substitutes: Mignolet, Lovren, Moreno, Shaqiri

Manager: Jürgen Klopp

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Liverpool 31 76
2 Manchester City 30 74
3 Tottenham Hotspur 30 61
4 Arsenal 30 60
5 Manchester United 30 58
6 Chelsea 29 57
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 30 44
8 Watford 30 43
9 West Ham United 31 42
10 Leicester City 31 41
11 A.F.C. Bournemouth 31 38
12 Everton 30 37
13 Newcastle United 31 35
14 Crystal Palace 30 33
15 Brighton and Hove Albion 29 33
16 Southampton 30 30
17 Burnley 31 30
18 Cardiff City 30 28
19 Fulham 31 17
20 Huddersfield Town 31 14
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
7
16
Shots On Target
2
6
Passing Accuracy
75%
84%
Fouls
11
7
Corners
1
10
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 21Timothy Fosu-Mensah
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 12Ryan Babel
Substitutes
  • 31Fabri
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 19Luciano Vietto
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Liverpool (4-3-3)
  • 13Alisson
  • 66Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • 32Joel Matip
  • 4Virgil van Dijk
  • 26Andrew Robertson
  • 5Georginio Wijnaldum
  • 3Fabinho
  • 20Adam Lallana
  • 11Mohamed Salah
  • 9Roberto Firmino
  • 10Sadio Mané
Substitutes
  • 22Simon Mignolet
  • 6Dejan Lovren
  • 18Alberto Moreno
  • 7James Milner
  • 15Daniel Sturridge
  • 23Xherdan Shaqiri
  • 27Divock Origi
Manager
  • Jürgen Klopp
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, Liverpool 2.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Liverpool 2.
  • 90'+4' Joe Bryan (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+4' Sadio Mané (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' James Milner (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Substitution, Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge replaces Mohamed Salah.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool).
  • 90'+2' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 87' Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sadio Mané.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by James Milner.
  • 83' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 82' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 81' Goal! Fulham 1, Liverpool 2. James Milner (Liverpool) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.
  • 80' Penalty Liverpool. Sadio Mané draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 80' Penalty conceded by Sergio Rico (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 80' Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James Milner.
  • 79' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 79' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Divock Origi (Liverpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrew Robertson.
  • 74' Goal! Fulham 1, Liverpool 1. Ryan Babel (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.
  • 73' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
  • 73' Sadio Mané (Liverpool) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a corner.
  • 72' Substitution, Liverpool. James Milner replaces Adam Lallana.
  • 72' Substitution, Liverpool. Divock Origi replaces Roberto Firmino.
  • 71' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
  • 70' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 69' Delay in match Tom Cairney (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 68' Attempt saved. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 67' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Babel.
  • 66' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
  • 65' André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 65' Sadio Mané (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 65' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 65' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Jean Michael Seri.
  • 64' Offside, Fulham. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.
  • 64' Attempt blocked. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 61' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Virgil van Dijk.
  • 60' Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 60' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 60' Joel Matip (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 56' Adam Lallana (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 56' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Calum Chambers.
  • 53' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Floyd Ayité.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) header from very close range is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Andrew Robertson with a cross.
  • 51' Attempt blocked. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 50' Offside, Fulham. Calum Chambers tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 47' Attempt blocked. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Georginio Wijnaldum.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Liverpool 1.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Liverpool 1.
  • 45' Fabinho (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 44' Foul by Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).
  • 44' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
  • 41' Offside, Fulham. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 41' Foul by Fabinho (Liverpool).
  • 41' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Fabinho (Liverpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 39' Foul by Fabinho (Liverpool).
  • 39' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Babel.
  • 35' Attempt saved. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Lallana.
  • 31' Foul by Roberto Firmino (Liverpool).
  • 31' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Attempt saved. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Fabinho.
  • 27' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
  • 26' Goal! Fulham 0, Liverpool 1. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Roberto Firmino.
  • 24' Attempt blocked. Ryan Babel (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 23' Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 23' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 23' Offside, Liverpool. Roberto Firmino tries a through ball, but Mohamed Salah is caught offside.
  • 18' Attempt missed. Joel Matip (Liverpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold with a cross following a corner.
  • 18' Corner, Liverpool. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 16' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 16' Adam Lallana (Liverpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 13' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Foul by Mohamed Salah (Liverpool).
  • 9' Attempt missed. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ryan Babel.
  • 7' Offside, Fulham. Sergio Rico tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 5' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 5' Adam Lallana (Liverpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 4' Attempt missed. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 1' Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Foul by Sadio Mané (Liverpool).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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