Friday 22 November 2019, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Kamara 27', 64'
Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers
1
Hugill 3'

27' Goal

Aboubakar Kamara

64' Goal

Aboubakar Kamara

61' Yellow Card

Joe Bryan Card was given for a foul

54' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Off:Harrison Reed

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Anthony Knockaert

90'+1 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kevin McDonald
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

3' Goal

Jordan Hugill

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Scowen
Off:Nahki Wells

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ilias Chair
Off:Luke Amos

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jan Mlakar
Off:Dominic Ball

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Fulham produced a stirring comeback to beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Friday night.
Fulham produced a stirring comeback to beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Friday night. 

A goal in the opening three minutes from Jordan Huggill was offset by an Aboubakar Kamara header in what was a scintillating first half of football. 20 minutes into the second half Abou swung in his second to complete the comeback on an exhilarating night at Craven Cottage. 

Scott Parker made three changes from the side that picked up a solid victory away at Birmingham prior to the International break. Tom Cairney returned to captain the side, Joe Bryan returned from injury & Aboubakar Kamara was given the nod up front following the suspension of Mitro. 

The match started and before the fans had settled into their seats the visitors had taken the lead. A chip over the top found Nahki Wells unmarked in behind the Fulham defence. After taking a touch to steady the ball he fizzed a perfect ball to an unmarked Hugill at the back post and the in-form striker did the rest. A terrible start for Fulham. 

We continued to get any foothold in the match and QPR sensed blood in the water. A high press forcing loose passes out from the back and a quick attack one possession was gained. 

In the 15th minute the lead was almost doubled. Another ball in behind, this time to Dominic Ball cut us open. With time and space the wing-back drilled in a dangerous ball which looked destined to be tapped in. Tim Ream, read the ball and looked to put it behind for a corner. However, his clearance struck the post and bounced back into the danger area before being hooked clear. 

In the 27th minute we clawed level. Denis Odoi, who had looked menacing down the right flank when given the chance to venture forward spun his man and surged forward. After some fine work to create the space the fullback swung in a peach of a ball to an unmarked Kamara in the box. With only the keeper to beat the explosive striker glanced a deft header into the bottom corner. We were level with 15 minutes to play in the first half. 

Despite the momentum shift the draw was almost short-lived. A ball split our defence and Wells was clean through on goal. It seemed we would have a mountain to climb again, but Marek Rodák produced a superb save, standing tall until the very end to block the shot clear. An excellent save. 

A pulsating first half of football continued to eb and flow and in the 32nd minute a sublime piece of skill almost saw us take the lead. Cairney, hooked a ball out of thin air and controlled before pushing forward from the halfway line. With the Rangers defence scrambling to get back, the skipper played Cavaleiro through on goal. The winger thundered a left-footed effort off the base of the post. Another one-on-one opportunity spurned by the woodwork. 

In the 42nd minute it was Rodák to the rescue again. A dangerous ball from the right wing was turned on target by Huggill. The towering keeper was alert and produced a sensational reaction save to tip the effort clear with a strong palm. 

The referee brought the first half to a close, an opening 45 minutes packed with action. 

The second half similar to the opening 45 minutes. QPR finding space on either flank looked dangerous, Alfie Mawson alert to two dangerous low crosses into the box in quick succession. 

In the 50th minute Scott Parker was forced into his first change of the evening. Harrison Reed, who appeared to be trying to run off an injury for the opening stages of the second half could not continue and was replaced by Bobby Decordova-Reid. 

His change almost made an immediate difference. After some neat link up play he was found in the box. After drawing the defender he fed Anthony Knockaert who beat his man and fired on target. However, his effort lacked power and Joe Lumley gathered. 

In the 64th minute we took the lead for the first time. Lumley played a catastrophic ball out from the back directly to the feet of Stefan Johansen. With the Rangers defence at sixes and sevens  the Norwegian slipped in an unmarked Kamara. After committing the keeper Abou fired home into the far corner to the delight of the Hammersmith End. Just rewards for a tireless shift up front. 

Moments later we almost doubled our lead. A flowing counter lead by Decordova-Reid saw Knockaert played through on goal. He looked to do the same as his compatriot moments earlier and find the far corner. His shot fizzed past the onrushing keeper and struck the post. 

It proved to be the last action for the flamboyant winger, as Cyrus Christie was brought on in his place to add an extra body to the back line.

The addition of Christie added some added height and strength to the defence at a time where the visitors were committing increased numbers forward in attack. 

With two minutes to go in normal time Parker made his final change, bringing on Kevin McDonald to add more protection in front of the back five. QPR huffed and puffed but we stood firm to confirm the comeback. Friday night delight. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Friday 22 November 2019
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,320

Referee: James Linington

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Bryan; Johansen, Reed (De Cordova-Reid 54'), Cairney; Knockaert (Christie 76'), Kamara, Cavaleiro (McDonald 90')

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

Manager: Scott Parker

Queens Park Rangers

Line-up: Lumley; Kane, Hall, Leistner, Wallace, Manning; Eze, Ball (Mlakar 81'), Amos (Chair 66'); Hugill, Wells (Scowen 66')

Unused substitutes: Barnes, Smith, Pugh, Bright Samuel

Manager: Mark Warburton

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 16 33
2 Preston North End 16 31
3 Leeds United 16 31
4 Fulham 17 29
5 Swansea City 16 29
6 Nottingham Forest 15 28
7 Bristol City 16 28
8 Sheffield Wednesday 16 25
9 Brentford 16 24
10 Queens Park Rangers 17 24
11 Charlton Athletic 16 22
12 Hull City 16 22
13 Birmingham City 16 22
14 Cardiff City 16 21
15 Millwall 16 21
16 Derby County 16 21
17 Reading 15 18
18 Blackburn Rovers 16 18
19 Huddersfield Town 16 16
20 Wigan Athletic 16 15
21 Luton Town 16 14
22 Middlesbrough 16 13
23 Stoke City 16 11
24 Barnsley 16 9
Goals
2
1
Total Shots
11
19
Shots On Target
4
7
Passing Accuracy
80%
76%
Fouls
13
15
Corners
4
11
Offsides
1
2
Bookings
1
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Queens Park Rangers (5-3-2)
  • 1Joe Lumley
  • 2Todd Kane
  • 4Grant Hall
  • 37Toni Leistner
  • 3Lee Wallace
  • 14Ryan Manning
  • 10Eberechi Eze
  • 12Dominic Ball
  • 8Luke Amos
  • 9Jordan Hugill
  • 21Nahki Wells
Substitutes
  • 33Dillon Barnes
  • 6Matthew Smith
  • 7Marc Pugh
  • 11Josh Scowen
  • 19Ilias Chair
  • 20Bright Samuel
  • 16Jan Mlakar
Manager
  • Mark Warburton
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 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Queens Park Rangers 1.
  • 90'+6' Attempt missed. Lee Wallace (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
  • 90'+6' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 90'+4' Hand ball by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Attempt missed. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josh Scowen.
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Manning.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Lee Wallace (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 90'+1' Attempt blocked. Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
  • 90'+1' Substitution, Fulham. Kevin McDonald replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 90' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 90' Ilias Chair (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 87' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 87' Foul by Lee Wallace (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 86' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 86' Foul by Josh Scowen (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 84' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lee Wallace.
  • 81' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jan Mlakar replaces Dominic Ball.
  • 80' Hand ball by Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Anthony Knockaert.
  • 75' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 73' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Josh Scowen tries a through ball, but Grant Hall is caught offside.
  • 72' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 72' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 70' Hand ball by Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 69' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 68' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 67' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Toni Leistner.
  • 66' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid with a through ball.
  • 66' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Josh Scowen replaces Nahki Wells.
  • 66' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Ilias Chair replaces Luke Amos.
  • 64' Goal! Fulham 2, Queens Park Rangers 1. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tim Ream.
  • 61' Joe Bryan (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 61' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 61' Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lee Wallace.
  • 59' Attempt blocked. Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 58' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 56' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 55' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 54' Substitution, Fulham. Bobby De Cordova-Reid replaces Harrison Reed because of an injury.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Lee Wallace (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Toni Leistner.
  • 52' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 51' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 47' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 46' Attempt saved. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Amos.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 1.
  • 43' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 43' Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 42' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Harrison Reed.
  • 41' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 40' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 40' Foul by Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 39' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 39' Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 37' Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 36' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 36' Foul by Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 35' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Grant Hall.
  • 34' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 34' Attempt blocked. Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 34' Attempt saved. Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 33' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 33' Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 31' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 31' Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 31' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 31' Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 30' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 30' Foul by Dominic Ball (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 29' Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Manning with a through ball.
  • 27' Goal! Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a cross.
  • 25' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25' Foul by Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 24' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 24' Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 23' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 23' Foul by Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 20' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Eberechi Eze tries a through ball, but Nahki Wells is caught offside.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
  • 17' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 17' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Luke Amos (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 16' Attempt saved. Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Eberechi Eze with a headed pass.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eberechi Eze with a cross following a corner.
  • 15' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 14' Offside, Fulham. Joe Bryan tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.
  • 14' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 14' Ryan Manning (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 13' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 13' Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 12' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 12' Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Attempt missed. Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Todd Kane.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dominic Ball.
  • 7' Attempt missed. Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eberechi Eze.
  • 5' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 5' Foul by Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 3' Goal! Fulham 0, Queens Park Rangers 1. Jordan Hugill (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 2' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Harrison Reed.
  • 1' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 1' Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.