Saturday 20 June 2020, 12:30pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Brentford
Brentford
2
Benrahma 88'; Emiliano Marcondes 90'+1

90' Yellow Card

Harry Arter

72' Substitution

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

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Harry Arter
Off:Harrison Reed

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sylvester Jasper
Off:Anthony Knockaert

89' Substitution

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

88' Goal

Saïd Benrahma

90'+1 Goal

Emiliano Marcondes

37' Yellow Card

Josh Dasilva Card was given for a foul

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Shandon Baptiste
Off:Tariqe Fosu-Henry

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Emiliano Marcondes
Off:Mathias Jensen

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:César Joel Valencia Castillo
Off:Josh Dasilva

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Two late suckerpunches saw Brentford take the spoils from what was an even game at Craven Cottage on Saturday lunchtime.

Fulham’s opening game since the break ended in a 2-0 defeat to promotion rivals Brentford, who secured the three points through two late goals from Said Benrahma and Emiliano Marcondes.

 

Both sides enjoyed chances throughout the game, with Aleksander Mitrović being excellently denied by David Raya midway through the second half.

 

The match started in a tentative fashion as the players tried to adjust to the strange circumstances they will face for the remainder of the season.

 

The first glimpse of an attack came six minutes in. Bobby De Cordova-Reid found some space on the right-hand side but his powerful cross was comfortably collected by Raya.

 

The first shot on target came from the visitors, though, when Josh Dasilva’s long range effort forced Marek Rodák into a low dive to his left-hand side.

 

Mitrović gave Raya something to think about just minutes later after latching on the end of a Neeskens Kebano cross, but his header failed to trouble the 'keeper.

 

The Whites were centimetres from taking the lead on 14 minutes with a wonderfully worked move. Kebano found space on the left and played a neat combination with Harrison Reed, who cleverly slotted De Cordova-Reid through on goal. His effort beat Raya but was denied by the crossbar.

 

Brentford gave Scott Parker’s side a minor scare just before the newly introduced drinks break when Ollie Watkins’ swinging cross eluded everyone including a stretched Tariqe Fosu-Henry.

 

28 minutes in, Christian Norgaard found Fosu-Henry down the right-hand side who attempted to beat Rodák at the near post, but our stopper was equal to it.

 

Fosu-Henry was involved again on 36 minutes when his curling cross was headed just over by Watkins.

 

The two sides headed for the tunnel at half-time with the score still goalless, with both sides enjoying their fair share of opportunities.  

 

Parker’s men started the second half brightly. Anthony Knockaert played a smart disguised through ball to De Cordova-Reid on the right who opted to pass rather than shoot. His effort was cleared by Pontus Jansson.

 

Mitrović had the ball in the back of the net after 53 minutes, poking in from a through ball, but the flag was instantly raised by the Assistant Referee.

 

Raya was again tested by Mitrović minutes later with the Serbian rising highest and firing a powerful header towards goal from a Joe Bryan cross, but the 'keeper did well to get down and smother it.

 

The Whites came extremely close to taking the lead 65 minutes in when Mitrović aimed a venomous header towards goal from a Bryan cross but Raya’s fantastic close range save denied us.

  

The Bees enjoyed a good spell of possession two-thirds of the way through the second half which came to an end after Dasilva’s curling left-footed effort floated over.

 

With five minutes to play plus stoppage time, Said Benrahma’s close range free-kick swung just wide, as both sides went in search of a crucial winner.

 

Moments later, Brentford found the breakthrough with Said Benrahma, who got in behind Denis Odoi to poke the ball home from a cross.

 

As Fulham pushed for an equaliser they were caught on the break, with Marcondes receiving the ball on the right before cutting in and firing a strike past Rodák to seal the points.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 20 June 2020
Kick-off: 12:30pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London

Referee: James Linington

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Hector, Ream, Bryan; Reed (Arter 80'), Cairney; Knockaert (Jasper 89'), De Cordova-Reid (Johansen 89'), Kebano (Cavaleiro 72'); Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Le Marchand, Christie, Steven Sessegnon, McDonald

Manager: Scott Parker

Brentford

Line-up: Raya Martin; Dalsgaard, Jansson, Pinnock, Henry; Jensen (Emiliano Marcondes 70'), Nørgaard, Josh Dasilva (Valencia Castillo 85'); Fosu-Henry (Baptiste 70'), Watkins, Benrahma

Unused substitutes: Daniels, Thompson, Jeanvier, Rasmussen, Mokotjo, Dervisoglu

Manager: Thomas Frank

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Leeds United 37 71
2 West Bromwich Albion 37 70
3 Fulham 38 64
4 Brentford 38 63
5 Nottingham Forest 37 60
6 Preston North End 37 56
7 Swansea City 38 56
8 Bristol City 37 55
9 Millwall 37 54
10 Cardiff City 37 54
11 Blackburn Rovers 37 53
12 Derby County 37 51
13 Queens Park Rangers 37 50
14 Reading 37 48
15 Sheffield Wednesday 37 48
16 Birmingham City 37 47
17 Stoke City 37 42
18 Huddersfield Town 37 42
19 Wigan Athletic 37 41
20 Middlesbrough 38 41
21 Hull City 37 41
22 Charlton Athletic 37 39
23 Luton Town 37 35
24 Barnsley 37 34
Goals
0
2
Total Shots
9
13
Shots On Target
4
5
Passing Accuracy
82%
83%
Fouls
11
12
Corners
2
5
Offsides
5
0
Bookings
1
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 3Michael Hector
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 18Harry Arter
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 58Sylvester Jasper
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Brentford (4-3-3)
  • 1David Raya Martin
  • 22Henrik Dalsgaard
  • 18Pontus Jansson
  • 5Ethan Pinnock
  • 3Rico Henry
  • 8Mathias Jensen
  • 6Christian Nørgaard
  • 14Josh Dasilva
  • 24Tariqe Fosu-Henry
  • 11Ollie Watkins
  • 10Saïd Benrahma
Substitutes
  • 28Luke Daniels
  • 2Dominic Thompson
  • 23Julian Jeanvier
  • 35Mads Roerslev Rasmussen
  • 12Kamohelo Mokotjo
  • 17Emiliano Marcondes
  • 26Shandon Baptiste
  • 16César Joel Valencia Castillo
  • 21Halil Dervisoglu
Manager
  • Thomas Frank
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 0, Brentford 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Brentford 2.
  • 90'+5' Offside, Fulham. Sylvester Jasper tries a through ball, but Stefan Johansen is caught offside.
  • 90'+3' Shandon Baptiste (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Offside, Fulham. Michael Hector tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.
  • 90'+1' Goal! Fulham 0, Brentford 2. Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma following a fast break.
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 90' Harry Arter (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90' Foul by Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford).
  • 90' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 89' Substitution, Fulham. Sylvester Jasper replaces Anthony Knockaert.
  • 89' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 88' Goal! Fulham 0, Brentford 1. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emiliano Marcondes with a cross.
  • 87' Emiliano Marcondes (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 87' Attempt saved. Ethan Pinnock (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Emiliano Marcondes with a cross.
  • 86' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Michael Hector.
  • 85' Substitution, Brentford. César Joel Valencia Castillo replaces Josh Dasilva.
  • 84' Attempt missed. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 83' Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Foul by Michael Hector (Fulham).
  • 82' Shandon Baptiste (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 82' Foul by Harry Arter (Fulham).
  • 81' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a cross.
  • 81' Foul by Shandon Baptiste (Brentford).
  • 81' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 80' Substitution, Fulham. Harry Arter replaces Harrison Reed.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Henrik Dalsgaard.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Henrik Dalsgaard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 72' Substitution, Fulham. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Neeskens Kebano.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Christian Nørgaard.
  • 70' Substitution, Brentford. Shandon Baptiste replaces Tariqe Fosu-Henry.
  • 70' Substitution, Brentford. Emiliano Marcondes replaces Mathias Jensen.
  • 68' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 67' Ollie Watkins (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 66' Foul by Mathias Jensen (Brentford).
  • 66' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 65' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 59' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mathias Jensen.
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 54' Rico Henry (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 54' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 53' Offside, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 51' Foul by Christian Nørgaard (Brentford).
  • 51' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 49' Foul by Ollie Watkins (Brentford).
  • 49' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 49' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 49' Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 46' Offside, Fulham. Joe Bryan tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Brentford 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Brentford 0.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Saïd Benrahma (Brentford).
  • 45'+2' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 45' Attempt blocked. Christian Nørgaard (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 43' Foul by Christian Nørgaard (Brentford).
  • 43' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 42' Mathias Jensen (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 42' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 40' Foul by Mathias Jensen (Brentford).
  • 40' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Josh Dasilva (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 37' Foul by Josh Dasilva (Brentford).
  • 37' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 37' Pontus Jansson (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 36' Attempt missed. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tariqe Fosu-Henry with a cross.
  • 31' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 29' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marek Rodák.
  • 29' Attempt saved. Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.
  • 18' Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • 18' Josh Dasilva (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 16' Attempt blocked. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ollie Watkins with a headed pass.
  • 15' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 15' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
  • 12' Offside, Fulham. Michael Hector tries a through ball, but Anthony Knockaert is caught offside.
  • 10' Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Brentford).
  • 10' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano with a cross.
  • 8' Foul by Pontus Jansson (Brentford).
  • 8' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Josh Dasilva (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ollie Watkins.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Saïd Benrahma (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rico Henry.
  • 4' Foul by Tariqe Fosu-Henry (Brentford).
  • 4' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.