Wednesday 26 February 2020, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Mitrovic 90'+4
Swansea City
0

90'+4 Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

89' Missed Penalty

Aleksandar Mitrovic

78' Substitution

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

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Anthony Knockaert

90'+6 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kevin McDonald
Off:Harry Arter

35' Yellow Card

Rhian Brewster Card was given for a foul

54' Yellow Card

Jay Fulton Card was given for a foul

66' Yellow Card

Kyle Naughton Card was given for a foul

88' Yellow Card

André Ayew

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jordan Garrick
Off:Aldo Kalulu

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Connor Roberts
Off:Kyle Naughton

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Aleksandar Mitrović headed the only goal of the game in the final minute to add three points to the Fulham cause in the most emphatic of fashions.

Aleksandar Mitrović headed the only goal of the game in the final minute to add three points to the Fulham cause in the most emphatic of fashions.

Hope seemed to have been lost as Mitrović’s penalty was saved by Freddie Woodman on 89 minutes, before the Serbian made it 23 for the season in the closing seconds to raise the roof at the Cottage.

Scott Parker made a solitary swap from last time out at Derby County, as Ivan Cavaleiro replaced Stefan Johansen, with Bobby Decordova-Reid dropping into the midfield.

After only 37 seconds Fulham got their first shot away. Anthony Knockaert tested Swans keeper Woodman at his near post with a whipped effort.

Decordova-Reid then tried his luck minutes later, twisting away from the defence before dispatching a shot from the edge of the area.

Cavaleiro’s corner caused all kinds of trouble for Woodman on 10 minutes, who had to tip the bending cross onto his bar.

We were in the ascendancy at this point after a bright start to the contest. Tom Cairney surged down the centre and found Mitrović, but his first-time shot was blocked from 15 yards.

The first major Swansea scare came after 20 minutes. Andre Ayew found himself through on goal, with strong defensive work from Denis Odoi averting the danger as the forward tried to round Marek Rodák.

The pressure from us didn’t let up, though. Cavaleiro linked up well with Cairney and Joe Bryan down the left before seeing his shot deflected over.

Main man Mitrović had a free shot after Knockaert’s ball played him in. Much to everybody’s surprise the prolific goal scorer could only put it into the stanchion

The in-form striker then struck a sumptuous half-volley from 25 yards after shrugging off his man, which flew narrowly over the bar.

Rhian Brewster was thankful to only see yellow for a vicious challenge on Cairney.

A corner for the visitors threatened on 37 minutes. Jake Bidwell headed Matt Grimes’ delivery into the Hammersmith End much to the relief of those in it.

The second half started at a quick tempo as both sides looked to take the advantage.

Bryan did brilliantly to cut out Jay Fulton’s cross as Steve Cooper’s side questioned the Fulham back line.

Moments later, Knockaert missed a golden opportunity to set Cavaleiro free on the counter attack, as Kyle Naughton saw to the poor ball across field.

We were knocking the ball about with rhythm now. Cairney and Bryan played triangles before the captain’s cross from the left found Mitrović. His header had to be well blocked.

Each side then had their share of the offside flag as chances beckoned. First, Odoi’s lobbed through ball found Mitrović through on goal, before Swans substitute Jordon Garrick had his one-on-one saved at his feet by Rodák.

Brewster fancied his chances from range after Grimes did well to regain ball possession and slot the young forward away, but it soared wide.

The Welsh side seemed on the up now. Ayew swerved and swiveled his way through challenges down the left before testing Rodák at the front post. A test the shot stopper was well up to.

On 77 minutes it was time for a change. Neeskens Kebano replaced Cavaleiro in an attempt to freshen up the attack.

Bryan flashed one across the face of goal only needing a touch to steer it home, but it didn’t come.

Penalty appeals came from the visitors as Ayew had the ball nicked from under his nose from a smart Odoi slide. The challenge had to be inch perfect and it was.

Aboubakar Kamara took the place of Knockaert on 83 minutes, as we went for the neck of the Swans and three points.

After 87 minutes the opportunity to claim those points finally came, after Kabano was tripped for a penalty. Up stepped Mitrović, but it wasn’t to be as Woodman saved to his right.

Bryan was heroic as he cut out Connor Gallagher on the Swansea charge, and from defence then came attack.

Kamara’s delivery was there to be attacked, and who else but Mitrović took up the chance. He leaped highest to produce a bullet header cannoning off the bar and into the back of the net in the final minute of the game.

An important three points at the Cottage.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 17,626

Referee: Tim Robinson

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Hector, Ream, Bryan; Arter (McDonald 90'), Cairney; Knockaert (Kamara 83'), De Cordova-Reid, Cavaleiro (Kebano 78'); Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Christie, Steven Sessegnon, Johansen

Manager: Scott Parker

Swansea City

Line-up: Freddy Woodman; Naughton (Roberts 82'), Cabango, Rodon, Bidwell; Fulton, Grimes; Kalulu (Garrick 64'), Gallagher, Ayew; Brewster

Unused substitutes: Mulder, Wilmot, Dyer, Dhanda, Cullen

Manager: Steve Cooper

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 35 69
2 Leeds United 35 65
3 Fulham 35 60
4 Nottingham Forest 35 59
5 Brentford 35 56
6 Preston North End 35 56
7 Bristol City 35 53
8 Blackburn Rovers 35 52
9 Swansea City 35 51
10 Millwall 35 50
11 Cardiff City 35 50
12 Sheffield Wednesday 35 48
13 Queens Park Rangers 35 46
14 Birmingham City 35 46
15 Derby County 35 45
16 Reading 34 42
17 Hull City 35 41
18 Charlton Athletic 35 39
19 Huddersfield Town 35 39
20 Stoke City 35 38
21 Middlesbrough 35 37
22 Barnsley 35 34
23 Wigan Athletic 34 34
24 Luton Town 35 33
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
15
6
Shots On Target
6
2
Passing Accuracy
78%
64%
Fouls
6
13
Corners
11
4
Offsides
2
3
Bookings
0
4
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 3Michael Hector
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 18Harry Arter
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Swansea City (4-2-3-1)
  • 27Freddy Woodman
  • 26Kyle Naughton
  • 44Ben Cabango
  • 4Joe Rodon
  • 24Jake Bidwell
  • 6Jay Fulton
  • 8Matt Grimes
  • 18Aldo Kalulu
  • 33Conor Gallagher
  • 22André Ayew
  • 19Rhian Brewster
Substitutes
  • 25Erwin Mulder
  • 20Ben Wilmot
  • 23Connor Roberts
  • 12Nathan Dyer
  • 21Yan Dhanda
  • 41Jordan Garrick
  • 32Liam Cullen
Manager
  • Steve Cooper
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 1, Swansea City 0.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Swansea City 0.
  • 90'+6' Substitution, Fulham. Kevin McDonald replaces Harry Arter.
  • 90'+4' Goal! Fulham 1, Swansea City 0. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara with a cross.
  • 90'+2' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Jordan Garrick (Swansea City).
  • 90'+2' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Jake Bidwell (Swansea City).
  • 90'+1' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Jake Bidwell (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 89' Penalty saved! Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.
  • 88' André Ayew (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 87' Penalty Fulham. Neeskens Kebano draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 87' Penalty conceded by Connor Roberts (Swansea City) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 87' Offside, Swansea City. Rhian Brewster tries a through ball, but Conor Gallagher is caught offside.
  • 83' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Anthony Knockaert.
  • 82' Substitution, Swansea City. Connor Roberts replaces Kyle Naughton.
  • 80' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Jay Fulton (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Gallagher.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 75' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 73' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Garrick.
  • 72' Offside, Swansea City. André Ayew tries a through ball, but Jay Fulton is caught offside.
  • 72' Attempt missed. André Ayew (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Grimes with a cross following a corner.
  • 71' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Marek Rodák.
  • 71' Attempt saved. André Ayew (Swansea City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Bidwell with a headed pass.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Rhian Brewster (Swansea City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Grimes.
  • 68' Offside, Swansea City. Conor Gallagher tries a through ball, but Jordan Garrick is caught offside.
  • 67' Offside, Fulham. Denis Odoi tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 66' Kyle Naughton (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 66' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 66' Foul by Kyle Naughton (Swansea City).
  • 64' Substitution, Swansea City. Jordan Garrick replaces Aldo Kalulu.
  • 63' Foul by Harry Arter (Fulham).
  • 63' André Ayew (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 60' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Rodon.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jay Fulton.
  • 55' Hand ball by Jake Bidwell (Swansea City).
  • 54' Jay Fulton (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 54' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 54' Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).
  • 51' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 48' Attempt saved. Rhian Brewster (Swansea City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Swansea City 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Swansea City 0.
  • 44' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 44' Rhian Brewster (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 43' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.
  • 43' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Hector with a cross.
  • 42' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 42' Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).
  • 42' Attempt saved. Michael Hector (Fulham) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.
  • 41' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
  • 39' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 39' Joe Rodon (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Jake Bidwell (Swansea City) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Grimes with a cross following a corner.
  • 36' Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 35' Rhian Brewster (Swansea City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 34' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 34' Foul by Rhian Brewster (Swansea City).
  • 33' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jay Fulton.
  • 32' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Michael Hector.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jay Fulton.
  • 30' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 30' Foul by Jake Bidwell (Swansea City).
  • 29' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
  • 27' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Fulham) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.
  • 25' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Cabango.
  • 25' Attempt blocked. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 22' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 22' Foul by Kyle Naughton (Swansea City).
  • 20' Michael Hector (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).
  • 15' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Cabango.
  • 14' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Rodon.
  • 14' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 14' Harry Arter (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 14' Foul by Aldo Kalulu (Swansea City).
  • 11' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).
  • 9' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kyle Naughton.
  • 6' Jake Bidwell (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 6' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 5' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 2' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 2' Aldo Kalulu (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 1' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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