Tuesday 26 November 2019, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
De Cordova-Reid 7'; Mitrovic 40'; Cairney 89'
Derby County
0

7' Goal

Bobby De Cordova-Reid

40' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

89' Goal

Tom Cairney

34' Yellow Card

Ivan Cavaleiro

54' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Aboubakar Kamara

60' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Josh Onomah
Off:Bobby De Cordova-Reid

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

45' Yellow Card

Craig Forsyth Card was given for a foul

90'+3 Yellow Card

Kieran Dowell Card was given for a foul

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Morgan Whittaker
Off:Chris Martin

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kieran Dowell
Off:George Evans

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jack Marriott
Off:Duane Holmes

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Fulham put in a convincing performance to see off Derby County 3-0 at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

Fulham put in a convincing performance to see off Derby County 3-0 at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

The Whites flew out of the blocks and were soon ahead courtesy of Bobby Decordova-Reid’s predatory strike – his first for the Club since joining in the summer.

Aleksander Mitrović was back in the line-up after suspension and doubled the lead before half-time, deftly heading in Ivan Cavaleiro’s corner.

And Tom Cairney made sure of the points late on in the second half, with a neat finish after being played in by Mitrović.

Scott Parker was able to recall Mitrović after the striker’s one match ban. He took the place of Anthony Knockaert, with Aboubakar Kamara moving to the right hand side after his heroics in the West London derby. Harrison Reed picked up a knock in that game and therefore missed out of this one, with Decordova-Reid coming into the midfield.

Derby were presented with a glorious chance inside five minutes after pinching the ball high up the pitch. Max Lowe looked to have put it on a plate for Tom Lawrence, but the forward fluffed his lines and skewed way wide.

Fulham responded in magnificent style, though, with Decordova-Reid pouncing to open his account for the Club. Kamara’s cross was pinpoint, and Decordova-Reid got across his man and the goalkeeper to stab in.

It could have been even better for our number 14 after 10 minutes when he looked set to intercept Curtis Davies’ weak backpass, but Rams goalkeeper Kelle Roos was out quickly to beat him to the ball.

After a lull in proceedings, the 28th minute saw Cavaleiro sting the palms of Roos who stretched to keep out his curling drive following good hold-up play from Kamara.

The Frenchman then fashioned his first shooting chance of the night three minutes later, getting plenty of power behind his long range left footer, but Roos watched it all the way.

Cavaleiro was the first man booked soon after when he was adjudged to have dived in the box. It was only a little bit of contact from Jayden Bogle as he looked to get beyond the County right-back, but the fact that they did come together perhaps made it a harsh yellow.

The Whites’ lead was doubled five minutes before the break, courtesy of the returning Mitrović. Cavaleiro swung over a delicious cross, and Mitrović cleverly glanced it in with the back of his head.

Craig Forsyth then joined Cavaleiro in the book after going through the back of Mitrović in the middle of the pitch.

Cairney almost made it three in first half stoppage time when he whipped a vicious first time dipper towards goal from 20 yards, but it just cleared the crossbar.

Fulham started the second period on the front foot, with less than two minutes played when Roos had to bat away Mitrović’s goalbound shot.

The Whites number nine then headed marginally off target after Joe Bryan picked him out with a free-kick.

Kamara didn’t last too long of the second half after taking an awkward fall. It was unfortunate for the forward as he’d scared Derby witless, but he limped off to be replaced by Knockaert.

Knockaert was immediately involved with some positive running down the right before squaring to Cavaleiro, whose arcing shot deflected over.

We weren’t having much luck with knocks in this one, with Decordova-Reid the next to depart on the hour mark after receiving some treatment. Josh Onomah was the man to replace him.

A hat-trick of half chances fell Knockaert’s way, but one deflected wide, one was saved, and one flew over, as his side searched for the goal which would surely kill the contest.

The Rams squandered a great chance to half the arrears on 70 minutes. Fine work from substitute Morgan Whittaker saw him create some space and pick out Martyn Waghorn, but the big striker scuffed his shot wide of the far post.

Our final change arrived with 10 minutes to play, as Cyrus Christie came on for Cavaleiro.

The third goal did arrive in the dying stages of normal time, and for the second game in a row we had a wayward goalkeeper’s clearance to thank. Roos’ drilled clearance hit his own man and dropped kindly for Mitrović – he then slipped in Cairney who coolly slotted through the legs of Roos.

Stoppage time saw Kieran Dowell see yellow for a foul more of frustration than malice on Stefan Johansen, with the final whistle arriving soon after to mark a third straight victory.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 16,856

Referee: Andy Woolmer

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Johansen, Cairney; Kamara (Knockaert 54'), De Cordova-Reid (Onomah 60'), Cavaleiro (Christie 80'); Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, McDonald, Kebano, O'Riley

Manager: Scott Parker

Derby County

Line-up: Roos; Bogle, Davies, Forsyth, Lowe; Evans (Dowell 62'), Bielik; Waghorn, Holmes (Marriott 77'), Lawrence; Martin (Whittaker 59')

Unused substitutes: Hamer, Malone, Bird, Paterson

Manager: Phillip Cocu

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 17 36
2 Leeds United 17 34
3 Fulham 18 32
4 Preston North End 17 31
5 Swansea City 18 30
6 Nottingham Forest 16 29
7 Bristol City 17 29
8 Brentford 17 27
9 Sheffield Wednesday 17 25
10 Cardiff City 18 25
11 Millwall 18 25
12 Queens Park Rangers 17 24
13 Derby County 18 24
14 Charlton Athletic 18 23
15 Hull City 17 23
16 Birmingham City 17 23
17 Blackburn Rovers 17 21
18 Reading 16 18
19 Huddersfield Town 18 18
20 Luton Town 18 17
21 Wigan Athletic 18 16
22 Middlesbrough 17 14
23 Stoke City 18 14
24 Barnsley 17 9
Goals
3
0
Total Shots
16
8
Shots On Target
7
0
Passing Accuracy
87%
78%
Fouls
9
11
Corners
6
3
Offsides
1
1
Bookings
1
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 33Matt O'Riley
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Derby County (4-2-3-1)
  • 21Kelle Roos
  • 37Jayden Bogle
  • 33Curtis Davies
  • 3Craig Forsyth
  • 25Max Lowe
  • 17George Evans
  • 5Krystian Bielik
  • 9Martyn Waghorn
  • 23Duane Holmes
  • 10Tom Lawrence
  • 19Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 12Ben Hamer
  • 46Scott Malone
  • 8Kieran Dowell
  • 41Max Bird
  • 7Jamie Paterson
  • 14Jack Marriott
  • 49Morgan Whittaker
Manager
  • Phillip Cocu
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 3, Derby County 0.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Derby County 0.
  • 90'+5' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+5' Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Derby County).
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Max Lowe with a cross.
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Morgan Whittaker (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+3' Kieran Dowell (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+2' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Kieran Dowell (Derby County).
  • 90'+2' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).
  • 89' Goal! Fulham 3, Derby County 0. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Kieran Dowell (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.
  • 84' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 82' Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.
  • 80' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 79' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Foul by Kieran Dowell (Derby County).
  • 78' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 77' Offside, Fulham. Marek Rodák tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.
  • 77' Substitution, Derby County. Jack Marriott replaces Duane Holmes.
  • 76' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Foul by Duane Holmes (Derby County).
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Max Lowe (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Krystian Bielik.
  • 75' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 75' Krystian Bielik (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 74' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 74' Kieran Dowell (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 71' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 71' Foul by Morgan Whittaker (Derby County).
  • 70' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 70' Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Max Lowe.
  • 68' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 67' Offside, Derby County. Craig Forsyth tries a through ball, but Duane Holmes is caught offside.
  • 67' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 63' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
  • 62' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
  • 62' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 62' Foul by Max Lowe (Derby County).
  • 62' Substitution, Derby County. Kieran Dowell replaces George Evans.
  • 60' Substitution, Fulham. Josh Onomah replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid because of an injury.
  • 59' Substitution, Derby County. Morgan Whittaker replaces Chris Martin.
  • 57' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Curtis Davies.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 55' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.
  • 55' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 54' Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Aboubakar Kamara because of an injury.
  • 48' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 48' Hand ball by Martyn Waghorn (Derby County).
  • 47' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 2, Derby County 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 2, Derby County 0.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 45'+2' Max Lowe (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 45' Craig Forsyth (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 44' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 44' Foul by Craig Forsyth (Derby County).
  • 43' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 43' Foul by Duane Holmes (Derby County).
  • 40' Goal! Fulham 2, Derby County 0. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a corner.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jayden Bogle.
  • 36' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 36' Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).
  • 34' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 34' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 28' Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 26' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 26' Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 25' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 16' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 16' Krystian Bielik (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jayden Bogle.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Duane Holmes.
  • 7' Goal! Fulham 1, Derby County 0. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara with a cross following a corner.
  • 6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Krystian Bielik.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 5' Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Max Lowe with a cross.
  • 3' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 3' Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 2' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 2' Curtis Davies (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.