Friday 29 November 2019, 7:45pm at Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Swansea City
1
Byers 65'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Mitrovic 22', 43'

65' Goal

George Byers

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Barrie McKay
Off:Kristoffer Peterson

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Carroll
Off:Jay Fulton

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Borja Bastón
Off:Sam Surridge

22' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

43' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

32' Yellow Card

Aboubakar Kamara Card was given for a foul

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kevin McDonald
Off:Aboubakar Kamara

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Josh Onomah

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

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Fulham picked up a big three points on the road as an Aleksandar Mitrović double was enough to secure a 2-1 win at Swansea City.

Fulham picked up a big three points on the road as an Aleksandar Mitrović double was enough to secure a 2-1 win at Swansea City.

 

Mitrović headed in a rebounded shot from Aboubakar Kamara in the 22nd minute and then bagged his 15thgoal of the season with a cool finish past Freddie Woodman just before the break.

 

George Byers produced a header to beat Marek Rodák with 25 minutes to go but Fulham held on and produced a solid team effort to bring the points back to London. 

 

Scott Parker made one change to his starting team with Josh Onomah replacing the injured Bobby Decordova-Reid in a role just behind the striker. 

 

Swansea’s attack boasted André Ayew and Sam Surridge, the Bournemouth loanee scored a penalty for Oldham Athletic last season to help knock Fulham out of the FA Cup.

 

Rodák denied Surridge from point blank range in the sixth minute which was brilliant enough on its own, he then followed up by parrying away a follow up effort from Kyle Naughton. 

 

Eleven minutes later Swansea came extremely close again as Byers tried a shot from distance which he drove low and onto Rodák’s post. 

 

It was Fulham who broke the deadlock though, Kamara turned Joe Bryan’s cross onto the crossbar, but Mitrović was there to head home the rebound.

 

Kamara went into the referee’s book just after the half-hour mark for pulling down a Swansea player in what was deemed a cynical foul.  

 

Rodák was called upon again and he delivered again in the 35th minute when he got down to tip Byers’ shot wide after a good cross from Surridge. 

 

With five minutes to go until half-time André Ayew tried to hook an overhead kick past Rodák but the Fulham ‘keeper was calm enough to collect his shot. 

 

It was another opportunity squandered by the hosts and Fulham made them pay immediately. Onomah intercepted a pass out from the back and then Ivan Cavaleiro gave the ball back to him, unfortunately he slipped but Mitrović was there again at the back post to calmly slot the ball past Freddie Woodman in the 43rdminute. 

 

Fulham were looking to build on a strong first-half display and Bryan fizzed a great ball in for Mitrović in the 56th minute but the Fulham target man and Woodman collided as the ball went behind for a goal kick. 

 

Seconds later Woodman was tested again, this time it was Cavaleiro cutting in from the left but his curling effort was forced behind, the Swans then brought on Barrie McKay for Kristoffer Peterson. 

 

Byers went toe-to-toe with Rodák again in the 58th minute, Ayew teed him up on the edge of the box and he struck with some power but the Slovakian shot-stopper tipped it behind. 

 

Seven minutes later Byers did finally beat Rodák, McKay whipped in the ball and the midfielder headed into the corner, Fulham’s ‘keeper got to it but not with enough power to keep it out. 

 

Kevin McDonald replaced Kamara in the 74th minute as Swansea brought on Tom Carroll for Jay Fulton in the same stoppage.

 

Five minutes later Parker made his second change with Cyrus Christie taking the place of Onomah who had switched out wide since McDonald entered the fray. 

 

Surridge was replaced in the 84th minute by Borja Baston and Fulham responded by swapping Cavaleiro with Anthony Knockaert.

 

With Swansea continuing to press for a second goal, the board went up showing that there would be five minutes of additional time at the Liberty Stadium. 

 

A long ball fed McKay through down the wing as he burst past the Fulham defence, his cross however left a lot to be desired as it floated behind the goal and with it any hopes of the Welshmen getting anything from the game. 

 

Fulham held on to secure a vital three points on the road and racked up their fourth consecutive victory.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Friday 29 November 2019
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 16,024

Referee: Simon Hooper

Swansea City

Line-up: Freddy Woodman; Roberts, Wilmot, van der Hoorn, Naughton; Fulton (Carroll 74'), Grimes; Ayew, Byers, Peterson (McKay 58'); Surridge (Borja Bastón 84')

Unused substitutes: Nordfeldt, Bidwell, Cabango, Celina

Manager: Steve Cooper

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Johansen, Cairney; Kamara (McDonald 74'), Onomah (Christie 79'), Cavaleiro (Knockaert 85'); Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Kebano, O'Riley, De La Torre

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 18 39
2 Leeds United 18 37
3 Fulham 19 35
4 Nottingham Forest 17 32
5 Preston North End 18 31
6 Swansea City 19 30
7 Bristol City 18 29
8 Brentford 18 27
9 Hull City 18 26
10 Sheffield Wednesday 18 26
11 Cardiff City 18 25
12 Millwall 18 25
13 Blackburn Rovers 18 24
14 Derby County 18 24
15 Birmingham City 18 24
16 Queens Park Rangers 18 24
17 Charlton Athletic 18 23
18 Reading 17 18
19 Huddersfield Town 18 18
20 Middlesbrough 18 17
21 Luton Town 18 17
22 Wigan Athletic 18 16
23 Stoke City 18 14
24 Barnsley 18 9
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
18
10
Shots On Target
7
4
Passing Accuracy
82%
86%
Fouls
12
18
Corners
6
0
Offsides
1
1
Bookings
0
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Swansea City (4-2-3-1)
  • 27Freddy Woodman
  • 23Connor Roberts
  • 20Ben Wilmot
  • 5Mike van der Hoorn
  • 26Kyle Naughton
  • 6Jay Fulton
  • 8Matt Grimes
  • 22André Ayew
  • 28George Byers
  • 11Kristoffer Peterson
  • 19Sam Surridge
Substitutes
  • 1Kristoffer Nordfeldt
  • 24Jake Bidwell
  • 44Ben Cabango
  • 7Barrie McKay
  • 10Bersant Celina
  • 14Tom Carroll
  • 9Borja Bastón
Manager
  • Steve Cooper
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 36Luca De La Torre
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, Swansea City 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Swansea City 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 90'+6' Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by André Ayew (Swansea City).
  • 86' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 86' Foul by Ben Wilmot (Swansea City).
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 85' Attempt missed. André Ayew (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by George Byers with a cross.
  • 84' Substitution, Swansea City. Borja Bastón replaces Sam Surridge.
  • 81' Attempt missed. Tom Carroll (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Connor Roberts.
  • 80' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 80' Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Josh Onomah.
  • 76' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 74' Substitution, Swansea City. Tom Carroll replaces Jay Fulton.
  • 74' Substitution, Fulham. Kevin McDonald replaces Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 73' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Josh Onomah is caught offside.
  • 72' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Sam Surridge (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mike van der Hoorn with a cross.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. George Byers (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Wilmot.
  • 71' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 70' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 70' Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Attempt blocked. Jay Fulton (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 65' Goal! Swansea City 1, Fulham 2. George Byers (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Barrie McKay with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Barrie McKay (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 64' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 64' George Byers (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 63' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 63' Matt Grimes (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 59' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Marek Rodák.
  • 59' Attempt saved. George Byers (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by André Ayew.
  • 58' Substitution, Swansea City. Barrie McKay replaces Kristoffer Peterson.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 57' Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 52' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 52' André Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 49' Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 46' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 46' Jay Fulton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins Swansea City 0, Fulham 2.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Swansea City 0, Fulham 2.
  • 45'+2' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City).
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. George Byers (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 45'+1' Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 45' Ben Wilmot (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 43' Goal! Swansea City 0, Fulham 2. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Josh Onomah (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 41' Offside, Swansea City. Freddy Woodman tries a through ball, but André Ayew is caught offside.
  • 40' Attempt saved. André Ayew (Swansea City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by George Byers with a cross.
  • 39' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 39' Sam Surridge (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Surridge.
  • 36' Attempt blocked. Sam Surridge (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Byers with a cross.
  • 35' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Marek Rodák.
  • 35' Attempt saved. George Byers (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Surridge.
  • 33' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Foul by Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City).
  • 32' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 32' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 32' André Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 31' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Foul by Connor Roberts (Swansea City).
  • 29' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Foul by Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City).
  • 28' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Foul by George Byers (Swansea City).
  • 27' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 27' Foul by Matt Grimes (Swansea City).
  • 26' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a cross.
  • 25' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 25' Foul by Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City).
  • 22' Goal! Swansea City 0, Fulham 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner.
  • 22' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by André Ayew.
  • 17' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 17' Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' George Byers (Swansea City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Matt Grimes.
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by André Ayew.
  • 14' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 14' Matt Grimes (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 13' Hand ball by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 12' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 12' Foul by Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City).
  • 11' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 11' Sam Surridge (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).
  • 9' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 9' Foul by Kristoffer Peterson (Swansea City).
  • 9' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 9' Ben Wilmot (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Marek Rodák.
  • 6' Attempt saved. Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kristoffer Peterson.
  • 6' Attempt saved. Sam Surridge (Swansea City) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Ayew.
  • 4' Hand ball by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.