Tuesday 7 July 2020, 5:00pm at City Ground, Nottingham
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Nottingham Forest
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Arter 45'+4

83' Yellow Card

Yuri Ribeiro Card was given for a foul

89' Yellow Card

Matthew Cash

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Yates
Off:Samba Sow

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nuno da Costa
Off:Joe Lolley

57' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Adama Diakhaby
Off:Sammy Ameobi

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Alfa Semedo
Off:Tiago Silva

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Alex Mighten
Off:Ben Watson

45'+4 Goal

Harry Arter

44' Yellow Card

Josh Onomah Card was given for arguing during match

90'+5 Yellow Card

Denis Odoi Card was given for a foul

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Neeskens Kebano

71' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Stefan Johansen
Off:Harry Arter

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Maxime Le Marchand
Off:Bobby De Cordova-Reid

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Fulham picked up their third successive victory as they produced a solid all-round performance to beat Nottingham Forest on Tuesday.

Fulham picked up their third successive victory as they produced a solid all-round performance to beat Nottingham Forest on Tuesday. 

A first half thunderbolt from Harry Arter was enough to see the three points return back down the M1 to London. 

Scott Parker made three changes from the side that had defeated Birmingham City in the closing stages at Craven Cottage on Saturday. After his late heroics three days previous, Josh Onomah was inserted into the starting XI, with Tom Cairney missing out through injury. Neeskens Kebano and Joe Bryan were also back into the fold in place of Anthony Knockaert and Cyrus Christie. 

It was a drizzly evening at the City Ground as referee Rob Jones got the game under way. A scrappy opening 10 minutes ensued as neither side was able to get a grip on the game and maintain possession. 

In the 17th minute, after soaking up some early pressure, an aimless long ball was miscontrolled by Tim Ream and Lewis Grabban latched on to the loose ball and surged towards our area. After initially being fronted up by Michael Hector, the Fulham defenders scrambled back and forced the striker into a tame effort on target. 

In the 27th minute a brilliant solo run and effort from Bobby De Cordova-Reid produced our first threat on the opposition goal. After picking up the ball five yards in our own half the striker burst past his man showing pace to explode into the Forest half. With the hosts back-peddling, De Cordova-Reid advanced up to the opposition box and unleashed a right-footed shot that fizzed over the bar. 

With Fulham in the ascendancy, we were enjoying large parts of the final 10 minutes in the Forest half. The half looked as though it was going to peter out with a smattering of confrontation. Samba Sow, who had been a combative presence in the midfield, incited a kick-out from Onomah after a battle for possession. A yellow card for Josh on the stroke of half-time. 

With things appearing to fizzle out, Arter struck with another sublime effort to give us the lead in the last minute of stoppage time. After spotting some space opening up in front of the him, the tireless midfielder looked to weave his way towards the Forest box. A loose touch allowed Ben Watson in to pinch the ball but somewhat fortuitously it deflected back to the feet of Arter who had fallen to the ground. After springing to his feet he unleashed an arrow into the top right hand corner of the net. An unstoppable strike to give us the lead. 

We started the second half in assertive fashion. Controlling proceedings and keeping hold of the ball whilst patiently looking to find holes in a robust Nottingham Forest outfit. With Grabban more and more isolated up front on his own, the hosts rang the changes and they slowly began to work their way back into the encounter. 

Scott Parker was forced into making his first changes in the 70th minute. After appearing to pick up a slight knock, Arter was replaced by Stefan Johansen in the heart of the Fulham midfield. In addition, Kebano, who had been a willing outlet all evening, was replaced by Knockaert. 

The Frenchman almost made his impact in the 79th minute when he received a clever pass from De Cordova-Reid and cut inside off his wing. After steadying himself he got an effort on target that was gathered by Brice Samba in the Nottingham Forest net. 

Knockaert also strongly felt he should have won a penalty when a home defender handled the ball on the ground, but it was not spotted by the referee.

With the hosts throwing caution to the wind we had to stand firm in the closing stages and see out the match. In a true professional style that we had demonstrated all evening we pressed and harried all the way up to the bitter end and picked up our third win on the spin. 

We will be back in action this coming Friday when we host Cardiff City at Craven Cottage. 

 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 7 July 2020
Kick-off: 5:00pm

Venue: City Ground, Nottingham

Referee: Robert Jones

Nottingham Forest

Line-up: Samba; Cash, Tobias Figueiredo, Worrall, Yuri Ribeiro; Sow (Yates 45'), Watson (Mighten 85'); Ameobi (Diakhaby 57'), Lolley (Nuno da Costa 45'), Tiago Silva (Alfa Semedo 64'); Grabban

Unused substitutes: Jordan Smith, Jenkinson, Dawson, João Carvalho

Manager: Sabri Lamouchi

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Hector, Ream, Bryan; Arter (Johansen 71'), Reed; Cavaleiro, Onomah, Kebano (Knockaert 70'); De Cordova-Reid (Le Marchand 87')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Mawson, Christie, Steven Sessegnon, McDonald, Jasper

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Leeds United 41 78
2 West Bromwich Albion 41 77
3 Fulham 42 73
4 Brentford 41 72
5 Nottingham Forest 42 68
6 Cardiff City 41 64
7 Derby County 41 61
8 Swansea City 41 60
9 Millwall 41 59
10 Preston North End 41 58
11 Blackburn Rovers 41 56
12 Bristol City 41 55
13 Queens Park Rangers 41 53
14 Reading 41 52
15 Sheffield Wednesday 41 52
16 Wigan Athletic 41 50
17 Birmingham City 41 49
18 Stoke City 41 46
19 Charlton Athletic 41 46
20 Huddersfield Town 41 46
21 Hull City 41 45
22 Middlesbrough 41 44
23 Barnsley 41 41
24 Luton Town 41 40
Goals
0
1
Total Shots
10
9
Shots On Target
4
2
Passing Accuracy
71%
82%
Fouls
16
12
Corners
8
6
Offsides
2
1
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Nottingham Forest (4-2-3-1)
  • 30Brice Samba
  • 11Matthew Cash
  • 3Tobias Figueiredo
  • 4Joe Worrall
  • 2Yuri Ribeiro
  • 21Samba Sow
  • 8Ben Watson
  • 19Sammy Ameobi
  • 23Joe Lolley
  • 28Tiago Silva
  • 7Lewis Grabban
Substitutes
  • 12Jordan Smith
  • 16Carl Jenkinson
  • 20Michael Dawson
  • 10João Carvalho
  • 17Alfa Semedo
  • 22Ryan Yates
  • 9Nuno da Costa
  • 14Adama Diakhaby
  • 48Alex Mighten
Manager
  • Sabri Lamouchi
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 3Michael Hector
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 18Harry Arter
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 58Sylvester Jasper
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, Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+5' Denis Odoi (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+5' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 90'+5' Alex Mighten (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Attempt blocked. Alfa Semedo (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Ryan Yates (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Yuri Ribeiro.
  • 90'+1' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest).
  • 90'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ryan Yates.
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Mighten.
  • 89' Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card.
  • 89' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Foul by Ryan Yates (Nottingham Forest).
  • 87' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forest).
  • 87' Substitution, Fulham. Maxime Le Marchand replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 85' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Alex Mighten replaces Ben Watson.
  • 83' Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 83' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Foul by Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest).
  • 81' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 80' Attempt saved. Nuno da Costa (Nottingham Forest) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Brice Samba.
  • 79' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 79' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Foul by Adama Diakhaby (Nottingham Forest).
  • 77' Offside, Fulham. Denis Odoi tries a through ball, but Stefan Johansen is caught offside.
  • 76' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Foul by Nuno da Costa (Nottingham Forest).
  • 74' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).
  • 73' Foul by Michael Hector (Fulham).
  • 73' Nuno da Costa (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Harrison Reed (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
  • 72' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tobias Figueiredo.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Harry Arter because of an injury.
  • 70' Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Neeskens Kebano.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Alfa Semedo.
  • 67' Attempt saved. Alfa Semedo (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lewis Grabban.
  • 66' Attempt saved. Alfa Semedo (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Cash.
  • 64' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Alfa Semedo replaces Tiago Silva.
  • 62' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 62' Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).
  • 59' Attempt blocked. Nuno da Costa (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 59' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 58' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 58' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Harrison Reed.
  • 57' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Adama Diakhaby replaces Sammy Ameobi.
  • 54' Offside, Nottingham Forest. Sammy Ameobi tries a through ball, but Lewis Grabban is caught offside.
  • 52' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 52' Ryan Yates (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Offside, Nottingham Forest. Tobias Figueiredo tries a through ball, but Nuno da Costa is caught offside.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
  • 49' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 49' Foul by Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest).
  • 49' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 49' Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).
  • 47' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Ryan Yates replaces Samba Sow.
  • 45' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Nuno da Costa replaces Joe Lolley.
  • 45'+6' First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+5' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 45'+5' Sammy Ameobi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 45'+4' Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 1. Harry Arter (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 45'+2' Yuri Ribeiro (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Cash with a cross.
  • 45'+1' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Samba Sow (Nottingham Forest).
  • 44' Josh Onomah (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 43' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 43' Samba Sow (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 41' Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 40' Foul by Samba Sow (Nottingham Forest).
  • 37' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 37' Foul by Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest).
  • 36' Attempt missed. Michael Hector (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Harry Arter.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Josh Onomah (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 32' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Foul by Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest).
  • 31' Foul by Harry Arter (Fulham).
  • 31' Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 28' Ben Watson (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Attempt missed. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
  • 26' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 17' Attempt saved. Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 15' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 14' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 13' Foul by Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest).
  • 13' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Sammy Ameobi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by Harry Arter (Fulham).
  • 12' Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 11' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tobias Figueiredo.
  • 11' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Yuri Ribeiro.
  • 6' Attempt missed. Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tiago Silva.
  • 5' Harry Arter (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Foul by Tiago Silva (Nottingham Forest).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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