Friday 16 August 2019, 7:45pm at John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Huddersfield Town
1
Grant 57'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Mitrovic 51'; Cavaleiro 80'

57' Goal

Karlan Grant

62' Yellow Card

Elias Kachunga Card was given for a foul

71' Yellow Card

Jonathan Hogg Card was given for a foul

54' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Trevoh Chalobah
Off:Juninho Bacuna

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steve Mounie
Off:Elias Kachunga

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rajiv van La Parra
Off:Alex Pritchard

51' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

80' Goal

Ivan Cavaleiro

15' Yellow Card

Steven Sessegnon Card was given for a foul

58' Yellow Card

Alfie Mawson Card was given for a foul

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Off:Stefan Johansen

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Harrison Reed
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

90'+2 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Maxime Le Marchand
Off:Anthony Knockaert

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Fulham produced a dominating display to pick up a deserved 2-1 victory away at Huddersfield on Friday evening.

Fulham produced a dominating display to pick up a deserved 2-1 victory away at Huddersfield on Friday evening.   

After a dour first half Aleksandar Mitrović gave the Whites a deserved lead before Huddersfield Town hit back. However, with the clock winding down Ivan Cavaleiro produced an effort deserving of winning any match to ensure three points returned to London. 

Scott Parker made one enforced change from the side that picked up their first victory of the season versus Blackburn Rovers on Saturday afternoon. Steven Sessegnon replaced the injured Denis Odoi at right-back to make his first league appearance for the Whites.  

The heavy rain that had been ever-present across the country on Friday afternoon continued as the referee got the match under way at the John Smith’s Stadium. 

The tone was set in the opening 10 minutes. The hosts were perfectly comfortable inviting pressure on and pilling every man behind the ball in their own half. The doggedness of the terriers would mean the Whites would have to be patient. In the 9th minute the deadlock was almost broken. Anthony Knockaert showed great poise to calmly work down the right wing and swing in a dangerous cross. His teasing ball was punched clear by Kamil Grabara directly into the path of Stefan Johansen. After taking a touch the Norwegian fed the ball to the feet of a lurking Cavaleiro who swung a shot agonisingly wide of the post. 

The match stagnated as the game became bitty. However, the Whites controlled possession and appeared to be biding their time, looking to work themselves an opening. The tempo greatly affected by Huddersfield content to sit back and park the bus.

With Fulham totally dominating proceedings, a flowing counter attack resulted in an opening. Quick passes led to Johansen and Joe Bryan finding some space down the left flank. After playing a neat one-two the explosive full-back unleashed a vicious shot which Grabara parried clear. 

As the referee brought the first half to a close Fulham were in complete control, with the Terriers appearing satisfied to keep things tight. 

The second commenced with a flurry of Fulham chances as they flew out of the traps. Within one minute Cavaleiro slipped a wonderful ball into the path of Mitrović who had ghosted in behind the Huddersfield back line. His first time left-footed shot was blocked behind for a corner. The tide had visibly turned and moments later Knockaert had a low drive parried behind.

The waves of Fulham attacks continued and in the 51st minute the opener came. A speculative lofted ball over the top of the Terriers defence was hooked aimlessly across his own box by Juninho Bacuna. Mitro reacted the quickest and bullied Tommy Elphick on the goal-line to nod home. A deserved breakthrough. 

However, with the hosts appearing down and out they hit back in the 57th minute through Karlan Grant. A rare attack resulted in a ball being swung in from the right wing. With only one man in the box Grant did well to glance a header on target that just squeezed over the line before Marcus Bettinelli could claw it away. A goal very much against the run of play. 

With the game once again calming down and slowing in tempo Scott Parker made his first change of the match, inserting Bobby Decordova-Reid in place of Johansen. The change saw Fulham commit more bodies forward in search of the winner. 

The Whites were back in the lead in the 80th minute. With pockets of space opening across the field, Knockaert was in acres of room on the right flank. After spotting the overlapping run of Sessegnon into the box, the flamboyant winger slipped him through. A chipped ball to the back post was controlled by Mitro who in turn fed a neat ball back into the feet of Cavaleiro. The Portuguese winger took a touch to steady the ball and then curled a delightful effort into the far corner. A superb strike from the winger who had grown into the game. 

As the clock ticked down Huddersfield threw men forward in a desperate attempt to salvage a point from the match but Fulham remained strong and we claimed a deserved three points on the road to build on a solid win versus Blackburn a week ago. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Friday 16 August 2019
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 20,775

Referee: James Linington

Huddersfield Town

Line-up: Grabara; Hadergjonaj, Elphick, Schindler, Kongolo; Bacuna (Chalobah 54'), Hogg, O'Brien; Kachunga (Mounie 83'), Grant, Pritchard (van La Parra 84')

Unused substitutes: Schofield, Bockhorn, Diakhaby, Quaner

Manager: Jan Siewert

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Steven Sessegnon, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Cairney, Arter, Johansen (De Cordova-Reid 76'); Knockaert (Le Marchand 90'), Mitrovic, Cavaleiro (Reed 84')

Unused substitutes: Rodák, Christie, McDonald, Kamara

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Sheffield Wednesday 2 6
2 Charlton Athletic 2 6
3 Fulham 3 6
4 Leeds United 2 4
5 Queens Park Rangers 2 4
6 West Bromwich Albion 2 4
7 Birmingham City 2 4
8 Derby County 2 4
9 Millwall 2 4
10 Swansea City 2 4
11 Preston North End 2 3
12 Cardiff City 2 3
13 Hull City 2 3
14 Brentford 2 3
15 Barnsley 2 3
16 Wigan Athletic 2 3
17 Luton Town 2 1
18 Middlesbrough 2 1
19 Nottingham Forest 2 1
20 Huddersfield Town 3 1
21 Bristol City 2 1
22 Reading 2 0
23 Stoke City 2 0
24 Blackburn Rovers 2 0
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
6
17
Shots On Target
1
8
Passing Accuracy
75%
89%
Fouls
13
14
Corners
5
5
Offsides
1
1
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Huddersfield Town (4-3-3)
  • 1Kamil Grabara
  • 33Florent Hadergjonaj
  • 4Tommy Elphick
  • 26Christopher Schindler
  • 5Terence Kongolo
  • 7Juninho Bacuna
  • 6Jonathan Hogg
  • 39Lewis O'Brien
  • 9Elias Kachunga
  • 16Karlan Grant
  • 21Alex Pritchard
Substitutes
  • 31Ryan Schofield
  • 14Herbert Bockhorn
  • 8Trevoh Chalobah
  • 17Rajiv van La Parra
  • 11Adama Diakhaby
  • 23Collin Quaner
  • 24Steve Mounie
Manager
  • Jan Siewert
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 18Harry Arter
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Scott Parker
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, Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 90'+6' Rajiv van La Parra (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+5' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+5' Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).
  • 90'+5' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 90'+5' Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rajiv van La Parra.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 90'+2' Substitution, Fulham. Maxime Le Marchand replaces Anthony Knockaert.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 86' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 85' Delay in match because of an injury Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 85' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
  • 84' Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Rajiv van La Parra replaces Alex Pritchard.
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Harrison Reed replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 83' Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Steve Mounie replaces Elias Kachunga.
  • 82' Foul by Harry Arter (Fulham).
  • 82' Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 2. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 78' Harry Arter (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Bobby De Cordova-Reid replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 74' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 73' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 73' Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Florent Hadergjonaj.
  • 71' Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 71' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 71' Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).
  • 70' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 70' Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).
  • 69' Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 69' Attempt saved. Steven Sessegnon (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 68' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 68' Foul by Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town).
  • 66' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Elias Kachunga.
  • 65' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 65' Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).
  • 64' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 64' Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).
  • 63' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 62' Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 62' Harry Arter (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).
  • 61' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a through ball.
  • 58' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 58' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 58' Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 57' Goal! Huddersfield Town 1, Fulham 1. Karlan Grant (Huddersfield Town) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj with a cross.
  • 56' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 56' Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Substitution, Huddersfield Town. Trevoh Chalobah replaces Juninho Bacuna.
  • 51' Goal! Huddersfield Town 0, Fulham 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range to the bottom left corner.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 50' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 50' Florent Hadergjonaj (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.
  • 47' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a through ball.
  • Second Half begins Huddersfield Town 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' First Half ends, Huddersfield Town 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jonathan Hogg.
  • 45' Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 42' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 42' Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.
  • 37' Harry Arter (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 37' Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town).
  • 33' Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • 33' Terence Kongolo (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Sessegnon.
  • 32' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).
  • 29' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Juninho Bacuna.
  • 26' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 25' Hand ball by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 24' Corner, Huddersfield Town. Conceded by Steven Sessegnon.
  • 20' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 20' Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 18' Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 16' Offside, Huddersfield Town. Lewis O'Brien tries a through ball, but Terence Kongolo is caught offside.
  • 16' Attempt blocked. Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Pritchard.
  • 15' Steven Sessegnon (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 15' Foul by Steven Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 15' Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 12' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 12' Foul by Juninho Bacuna (Huddersfield Town).
  • 10' Harry Arter (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Foul by Elias Kachunga (Huddersfield Town).
  • 9' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 8' Attempt missed. Alex Pritchard (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lewis O'Brien.
  • 3' Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • 3' Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Lewis O'Brien (Huddersfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Karlan Grant.
  • 2' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Tim Ream is caught offside.
  • 1' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 1' Foul by Jonathan Hogg (Huddersfield Town).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.