Thursday 26 December 2019, 3:00pm at Kenilworth Road
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Luton Town
3
LuaLua 5'; Collins 28'; Cornick 84'
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
De Cordova-Reid 9', 90'+4; Mitrovic 77'

5' Goal

Kazenga LuaLua

28' Goal

James Collins

84' Goal

Harry Cornick

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Harry Cornick
Off:Callum McManaman

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lloyd Jones
Off:Kazenga LuaLua

9' Goal

Bobby De Cordova-Reid

77' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

90'+4 Goal

Bobby De Cordova-Reid

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Harrison Reed

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Joe Bryan

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Fulham snatched a dramatic late point at Luton Town after Bobby Decordova-Reid scored his second goal of the game deep into added time to make it 3-3.

Fulham snatched a dramatic late point at Luton Town after Bobby Decordova-Reid scored his second goal of the game deep into added time. 

 

Kazenga LuaLua got the first goal after five minutes when Alfie Mawson was dispossessed, Bobby Decordova-Reid snatched one back eight minutes later however. 

 

James Collins made it 2-1 just before the break when he converted from a free-kick but again Fulham fought back when Aleksandar Mitrović headed in from an Anthony Knockaert corner to make it 2-2. 

 

Substitute Harry Cornick made it 3-2 after another costly mistake by the Fulham back four was turned into a goal with six minutes left but in the 94th minute of the game Decordova-Reid turned in a saved Aboubakar Kamara header.

 

Scott Parker named an unchanged side from the team that defeated Leeds United 2-1 at Craven Cottage in Fulham’s previous game. 

 

Luton Town changed three players from the side which lost to Swansea before Christmas with Andrew Shinnie, Cornick and Jacob Butterfield dropping to the bench, in came Ryan Tunnicliffe, Callum McManaman and LuaLua. 

 

Fulham surrendered the lead in the 5th minute when Mawson was dispossessed deep in his own box and LuaLua put enough power on his shot that it went through Marek Rodák’s palm on its way to the back of the net. 

 

It took only three minutes however for Fulham to respond as Decordova-Reid used his head to convert a neat cross by Ivan Cavaleiro as the score became 1-1 in Luton. 

 

Fulham should’ve doubled their lead with 15 minutes gone as Cavaleiro pounced on an under-hit pass back by Luke Bolton, the winger was through on goal but Simon Sluga came out quickly to close the space and deny him. 

 

Joe Bryan was next to try his luck, a fine stop by Sluga pushed his effort over the bar with the save coming seconds after he had denied Cavaleiro’s one-on-one. In a flurry of chances for Fulham, Tom Cairney tested Sluga in the 18th minute, a low curler from outside the box was pushed wide by Luton’s man in the sticks. 

 

The Hatters refused to let the game go and Collins smashed in from close range after Fulham failed to deal with a free-kick in the 28th minute. 

 

Collins thought he scored again in the 36th minute after he turned in a beautifully weighted free-kick from Luke Berry but he was ruled offside by the assistant referee. 

 

The half descended into a scrappy affair with the home side looking more on top in the final ten minutes before Dean Whitestone blew for the break. 

 

Two minutes after the break Fulham nearly scored a smash and grab goal of their own, from the corner both Mitrović and Josh Onomah tried but failed to get the ball through a crowd of bodies. 

 

Five minutes later Onomah played a nice cut back for Decordova-Reid but a crunching tackle came sliding in, well timed, to deny him from grabbing his second of the game. 

 

Fulham waited until the 63rd minute for their next chance, Decordova-Reid cut in from the left but his shot was just deflected over the crossbar. 

 

The hosts made their first change with 25 minutes to go as Cornick came on for McManaman, a minute later Decordova-Reid cut in again from the left but his shot drifted wide of the far post. 

 

Bryan seriously tested Sluga in the 70th minute with a powerful dipping shot on the edge of the box which the Luton ‘keeper just about pushed wide. Fulham then swapped Harrison Reed with Knockaert. 

 

The home side blew a big chance in the 73rd minute when Tunnicliffe took the ball past Rodák but no one was there to take advantage of his cut back. 

 

Parker then swapped Cavaleiro for Neeskens Kebano while Luton took off LuaLua for Lloyd Jones. 

 

Fulham brought the scores level for the second time of the game in the 77th minute, Mitrović headed in a great corner from Knockaert to make it 2-2. 

 

Luton capitalised on from a Fulham mistake when Bryan was dispossessed, Cornick slotted the ball into an empty goal as Rodák had come wide for the pass with six minutes left. 

 

Bryan was substituted by Kamara in the 89th minute, the Hatters nearly added a fourth moments later but Cornick blasted wide after battling away with Tim Ream. 

 

With five minutes of added time awarded Fulham were not dead and buried and Decordova-Reid slid in to claim a late equaliser after Kamara’s header had been fumbled. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Thursday 26 December 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Kenilworth Road
Attendance: 10,068

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Luton Town

Line-up: Sluga; Bolton, Matty Pearson, Bradley, Bree; Tunnicliffe, Mpanzu; McManaman (Cornick 65'), Berry, LuaLua (Jones 75'); Collins

Unused substitutes: Stech, Sheehan, Shinnie, Moncur, Butterfield

Manager: Graeme Jones

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Christie, Mawson, Ream, Bryan (Kamara 89'); Onomah, Reed (Knockaert 70'), Cairney; Cavaleiro (Kebano 76'), Mitrovic, De Cordova-Reid

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Steven Sessegnon, Johansen, O'Riley

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 24 51
2 Leeds United 23 47
3 Brentford 24 40
4 Sheffield Wednesday 24 39
5 Fulham 24 39
6 Preston North End 23 38
7 Nottingham Forest 23 37
8 Swansea City 24 37
9 Blackburn Rovers 24 36
10 Bristol City 24 35
11 Cardiff City 24 34
12 Millwall 24 34
13 Hull City 24 33
14 Queens Park Rangers 23 32
15 Birmingham City 24 29
16 Charlton Athletic 24 28
17 Derby County 24 27
18 Middlesbrough 24 27
19 Reading 22 26
20 Huddersfield Town 24 25
21 Stoke City 24 21
22 Luton Town 24 21
23 Barnsley 24 20
24 Wigan Athletic 24 20
Goals
3
3
Total Shots
10
18
Shots On Target
3
11
Passing Accuracy
63%
81%
Fouls
9
11
Corners
6
8
Offsides
2
1
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Luton Town (4-2-3-1)
  • 12Simon Sluga
  • 22Luke Bolton
  • 6Matty Pearson
  • 5Sonny Bradley
  • 26James Bree
  • 4Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 17Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu
  • 7Callum McManaman
  • 8Luke Berry
  • 25Kazenga LuaLua
  • 19James Collins
Substitutes
  • 1Marek Stech
  • 28Lloyd Jones
  • 44Alan Sheehan
  • 11Andrew Shinnie
  • 20George Moncur
  • 29Jacob Butterfield
  • 14Harry Cornick
Manager
  • Graeme Jones
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 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, Luton Town 3, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Luton Town 3, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+7' Attempt blocked. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 90'+6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Bree.
  • 90'+4' Goal! Luton Town 3, Fulham 3. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.
  • 90'+4' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.
  • 90' Attempt missed. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
  • 89' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Joe Bryan.
  • 87' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 87' Luke Berry (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86' Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Berry.
  • 84' Goal! Luton Town 3, Fulham 2. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal.
  • 82' Hand ball by James Collins (Luton Town).
  • 79' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 77' Goal! Luton Town 2, Fulham 2. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.
  • 76' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Simon Sluga.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 75' Substitution, Luton Town. Lloyd Jones replaces Kazenga LuaLua.
  • 73' Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 73' Attempt blocked. Harry Cornick (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 73' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Luton Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Kazenga LuaLua with a cross.
  • 72' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Bree.
  • 70' Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Harrison Reed.
  • 70' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 65' Substitution, Luton Town. Harry Cornick replaces Callum McManaman.
  • 63' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Simon Sluga.
  • 63' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 62' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 62' James Collins (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 58' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).
  • 54' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Luton Town).
  • 54' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 54' Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 53' Foul by Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town).
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Onomah with a cross.
  • 49' Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 47' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town).
  • 47' Attempt saved. Josh Onomah (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 47' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 47' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 46' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Simon Sluga.
  • Second Half begins Luton Town 2, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Luton Town 2, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+1' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).
  • 45' Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Harrison Reed.
  • 45' Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 41' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town).
  • 38' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 38' Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 36' Offside, Luton Town. Luke Berry tries a through ball, but James Collins is caught offside.
  • 35' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 35' Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tim Ream.
  • 32' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 32' Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 30' Foul by James Collins (Luton Town).
  • 30' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 28' Goal! Luton Town 2, Fulham 1. James Collins (Luton Town) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by James Bree following a set piece situation.
  • 27' Callum McManaman (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 27' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 25' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.
  • 19' Offside, Luton Town. Kazenga LuaLua tries a through ball, but James Collins is caught offside.
  • 18' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 17' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Bree.
  • 16' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Simon Sluga.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 14' Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 13' Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 11' Attempt missed. James Collins (Luton Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Berry with a cross following a corner.
  • 11' Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 9' Goal! Luton Town 1, Fulham 1. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.
  • 7' Offside, Fulham. Cyrus Christie tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 7' Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Luton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sonny Bradley with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
  • 6' Luke Berry (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 6' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 5' Goal! Luton Town 1, Fulham 0. Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Collins.
  • 3' Foul by Matty Pearson (Luton Town).
  • 3' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Kazenga LuaLua (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 2' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.