Saturday 9 November 2019, 3:00pm at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Birmingham City
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Mitrovic 52'

45'+3 Yellow Card

Jude Bellingham Card was given for arguing during match

85' Yellow Card

Jake Clarke-Salter Card was given for a foul

90'+4 Yellow Card

Marc Roberts Card was given for a foul

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jérémie Bela
Off:Kerim Mrabti

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Álvaro Giménez
Off:Daniel Crowley

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jefferson Montero
Off:Fran Villalba

52' Goal

Aleksandar Mitrovic

45'+3 Yellow Card

Aleksandar Mitrovic Card was given for arguing during match

78' Yellow Card

Cyrus Christie Card was given for a foul

35' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Maxime Le Marchand

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Onomah
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Bobby De Cordova-Reid

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Fulham came away from St Andrew’s with three points thanks to an Aleksandar Mitrović goal in the second-half.

Fulham came away from St Andrew’s with three points thanks to an Aleksandar Mitrović goal in the second-half. 

 

The first-half was fast and wet and drew to a close goalless, but with Mitrović getting a booking right at the end which will see him suspended for the visit of QPR. 

 

The goal came from a Cyrus Christie cross which was fumbled by Camp, who was under pressure from Fulham’s Serbian number nine, leaving Mitrović to smash it in. 

 

Aboubakar Kamara almost added to the lead in stoppage time but his shot was poked onto the near-post and eventually cleared as the game ended 1-0. 

 

Scott Parker made three changes to the side that lost to Hull City 3-0 the previous weekend, with Marek Rodák, Maxime Le Marchand and Anthony Knockaert coming in to start in place of Marcus Bettinelli, Joe Bryan and Tom Cairney. 

 

Mitrović captained the side in the absence of Cairney who missed out through illness, while Bryan failed to recover from the knock which forced him off against Hull. 

 

Birmingham City were without captain Harlee Dean who was suspended, so Lukas Jutkiewicz was made skipper by Pep Clotet. 

 

Rodák was forced into an early save after Blues countered following a flowing Fulham move, left-back Kristian Pedersen saw his effort pushed wide in the fourth minute. 

 

10 minutes later Mitrović looked to have scored after some good work by Knockaert, but as he poked home the flag was raised for offside. 

 

The hosts look to hit back at the early warning and Dan Crowley blasted over before Kerim Mrabti picked up the ball after a tackle by Le Marchand and fired it straight at Rodák on 16 minutes. 

 

Seconds later there was a good move by Birmingham down Fulham’s right and Fran Villalba almost poked home from close range but for a super stop by the Slovakian shot-stopper. 

 

With 25 minutes gone the Fulham captain played a smart ball through the Birmingham defence but the onrushing Bobby Decordova-Reid slid in and missed the connection by inches, had he connected it would’ve been a certain goal. 

 

Fulham were forced into a change in the 35th minute as Le Marchand limped off after an awkward fall, Christie was the replacement with Denis Odoi moving to left-back.

 

In the third minute of stoppage time Mitrović and Jude Bellingham were both booked for what appeared to be a disagreement between the two, made a meal of by Camp sprinting 20 yards to have his say and the local punters calling for red. 

 

That was virtually the final action before referee Jarred Gillett called for half-time, the booking sees Mitrović suspended for the visit of QPR after the international break.  

 

Four minutes into the new half and Decordova-Reid came agonisingly close to opening his account for Fulham, he latched onto Mitrović’s flick on but Camp stood up to make the save. 

 

Fulham’s Serbian striker opened the scoring at St Andrew’s when Camp fumbled Christie’s cross and he was there to smash the ball in, in front of the travelling away fans in the 52nd minute. 

 

Three minutes later Knockaert attempted to chip Camp after he again made a hash, this time it was from a deflected Christie header, but the shot was deflected behind. 

 

On the hour mark, Odoi took it upon himself to try and double Fulham’s lead but the Belgian’s right footed shot evaded the far post. 

 

The Blues made a change shortly after with Jeremie Bela replacing Mrabti and then a couple of minutes later they swapped Crowley with Alvaro Gimenez. 

 

Parker then made a change of his own with Josh Onomah coming on for Ivan Cavaleiro in the 65th minute. 

 

Christie went into the referee's book in the 78th minute for a hard challenge on Bela, moments earlier Mitrović scythed his way through the Blues defence before going down in the box, no penalty was given but there wasn’t a booking for the Fulham captain either.

 

Birmingham brought on Jefferson Montero for Villalba and he almost made an instant impact when Jutkiewicz connected with his cross but his header was tipped onto the bar by Rodák. 

 

Fulham then swapped Decordova-Reid for Kamara in the 81st minute, Jake Clarke-Salter was booked in the 86th minute for a foul on Stefan Johansen. 

 

The board went up for five minutes of added time and Kamara stormed through on goal, unfortunately he just clipped the near post and the ball rebounded out. 

 

Fulham held on to seal the three points with an impressive 1-0 win heading into the international break. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 9 November 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham
Attendance: 21,334

Referee: Jarred Gillett

Birmingham City

Line-up: Camp; Colin, Roberts, Clarke-Salter, Pedersen; Sunjic, Bellingham; Crowley (Giménez 64'), Mrabti (Bela 62'), Fran Villalba (Montero 79'); Jutkiewicz

Unused substitutes: Trueman, Harding, Maghoma, Davis

Manager: Josep Clotet Ruiz

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Le Marchand (Christie 35'); De Cordova-Reid (Kamara 81'), Reed, Johansen; Knockaert, Mitrovic, Cavaleiro (Onomah 66')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, McDonald, Kebano, De La Torre

Manager: Scott Parker

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 Swansea City 16 29
5 Nottingham Forest 15 28
6 Fulham 16 26
7 Sheffield Wednesday 16 25
8 Bristol City 15 25
9 Brentford 16 24
10 Queens Park Rangers 16 24
11 Charlton Athletic 16 22
12 Hull City 16 22
13 Birmingham City 16 22
14 Cardiff City 15 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
0
1
Total Shots
16
10
Shots On Target
4
3
Passing Accuracy
72%
81%
Fouls
12
8
Corners
5
7
Offsides
1
2
Bookings
3
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Birmingham City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Lee Camp
  • 5Maxime Colin
  • 4Marc Roberts
  • 14Jake Clarke-Salter
  • 3Kristian Pedersen
  • 34Ivan Sunjic
  • 22Jude Bellingham
  • 7Daniel Crowley
  • 18Kerim Mrabti
  • 17Fran Villalba
  • 10Lukas Jutkiewicz
Substitutes
  • 27Connal Trueman
  • 2Wes Harding
  • 15Jefferson Montero
  • 19Jacques Maghoma
  • 26David Davis
  • 11Jérémie Bela
  • 24Álvaro Giménez
Manager
  • Josep Clotet Ruiz
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
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, Birmingham City 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Roberts.
  • 90'+4' Marc Roberts (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+4' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Marc Roberts (Birmingham City).
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Maxime Colin (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 90'+2' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Ivan Sunjic (Birmingham City).
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 89' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 89' Foul by Jake Clarke-Salter (Birmingham City).
  • 88' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 88' Jérémie Bela (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Clarke-Salter.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 85' Jake Clarke-Salter (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 85' Foul by Jake Clarke-Salter (Birmingham City).
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jefferson Montero with a cross.
  • 84' Attempt missed. Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jérémie Bela with a cross.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Maxime Colin (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 83' Attempt blocked. Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 82' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Marek Rodák.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 79' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 79' Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jefferson Montero.
  • 79' Substitution, Birmingham City. Jefferson Montero replaces Fran Villalba.
  • 78' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 78' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 78' Jérémie Bela (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 75' Attempt missed. Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Álvaro Giménez (Birmingham City) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fran Villalba with a cross.
  • 68' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 68' Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ivan Sunjic.
  • 66' Substitution, Fulham. Josh Onomah replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marc Roberts with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 64' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
  • 64' Substitution, Birmingham City. Álvaro Giménez replaces Daniel Crowley.
  • 62' Substitution, Birmingham City. Jérémie Bela replaces Kerim Mrabti.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 58' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Daniel Crowley (Birmingham City).
  • 56' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 56' Kerim Mrabti (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ivan Sunjic.
  • 55' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 54' Offside, Birmingham City. Lee Camp tries a through ball, but Kerim Mrabti is caught offside.
  • 52' Goal! Birmingham City 0, Fulham 1. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.
  • 49' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic with a headed pass.
  • 47' Offside, Fulham. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.
  • 46' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Kerim Mrabti (Birmingham City).
  • Second Half begins Birmingham City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Birmingham City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+3' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 45'+3' Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 45'+2' Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Harrison Reed with a headed pass.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kristian Pedersen.
  • 42' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Foul by Maxime Colin (Birmingham City).
  • 38' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Foul by Kerim Mrabti (Birmingham City).
  • 35' Cyrus Christie (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).
  • 35' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Maxime Le Marchand because of an injury.
  • 35' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Harrison Reed.
  • 29' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Clarke-Salter.
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 25' Attempt missed. Fran Villalba (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kerim Mrabti.
  • 24' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 24' Ivan Sunjic (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 23' Hand ball by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ivan Sunjic.
  • 20' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 20' Jude Bellingham (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Fran Villalba (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 17' Attempt saved. Fran Villalba (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kerim Mrabti.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Kerim Mrabti (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 15' Attempt missed. Daniel Crowley (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Fran Villalba.
  • 14' Offside, Fulham. Bobby De Cordova-Reid tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 14' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 11' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 11' Foul by Fran Villalba (Birmingham City).
  • 5' Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Fran Villalba with a cross following a corner.
  • 4' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Marek Rodák.
  • 4' Attempt saved. Kristian Pedersen (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kerim Mrabti.
  • 3' Foul by Ivan Sunjic (Birmingham City).
  • 3' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.