Saturday 7 March 2020, 12:30pm at Ashton Gate, Bristol
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Bristol City
1
Wells 70'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Cairney 84'

70' Goal

Nahki Wells

60' Yellow Card

Pedro Pereira Card was given for a foul

75' Yellow Card

Filip Benkovic Card was given for a foul

23' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Filip Benkovic
Off:Nathan Baker

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Famara Diédhiou
Off:Jamie Paterson

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Niclas Eliasson
Off:Nahki Wells

84' Goal

Tom Cairney

41' Yellow Card

Harry Arter

48' Yellow Card

Denis Odoi

66' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Ivan Cavaleiro

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Tim Ream

90'+3 Substitution

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

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Tom Cairney’s curler earned us a draw in Bristol after Nahki Wells had put the Robins ahead midway through the second half on Saturday afternoon.

Tom Cairney’s curler earned us a draw in Bristol after Nahki Wells had put the Robins ahead midway through the second half.

An inspired display from the skipper, with the midfielder earning us a deserved point with six minutes left on the clock. 

Wells' header at the back post had put City in front after 69 minutes as a result of Pedro Pereira’s flick on from a corner.

Scott Parker named a couple of changes from last week’s three points over Preston North End. As expected, Cyrus Christie stepped in for the sidelined Joe Bryan, while Aboubakar Kamara earned a start over Anthony Knockaert.

Fulham started on the front foot, working the ball nicely with flicks and flair. Cairney got the game’s first shot off on the five-minute mark after Kamara pinched the ball off Callum O’Dowda high up the field, but it skewed wide.

City punched back. O’Dowda shifted past Michael Hector down the left before crossing to Wells, whose header was catching practice for Marek Rodák.

Andreas Weimann then had his chance to shoot after loose play. His effort from 25 yards was calmly gathered again by Rodák.

On his return to his former club, Bobby De Cordova-Reid looked lively. He flashed one across the danger zone after a short one-two corner with Denis Odoi, but Kamara couldn’t quite get a telling touch.

Our greatest chance of the half came just after 26 minutes. Ivan Cavaleiro’s bending cross from the left was steered towards goal from De-Cordova Reid, but it flew agonisingly wide.

The home side were gifted a free-kick from 25 yards after a handball, and it was a let-off as O’Dowda blasted it into the wall.

On the stroke of half-time Fulham went for the throat of the Robins with a succession of chances. De Cordova-Reid found space on the penalty box and rifled a shot at Niki Mäenpää who leaped acrobatically to keep it out.

Fulham stayed high though, working another chance straight away. This time the ball broke to Harry Arter, who snatched his shot narrowly wide.

The second half started with a scare. Han-Noah Massengo fed Wells who pinged it from 25 yards. His effort changed flight path after taking a big deflection off Tim Ream which Rodák had to be alert for.

De Cordova-Reid had another clear sight on goal after a neat one-two with Aleksandar Mitrović, but couldn’t slot home from the edge of the six-yard box as Mäenpää imposed himself.

The game was wide open now with both teams creating at will. O’Dowda’s floating cross found the head of substitute Filip Benkovic after the ball was recycled from a corner, but he couldn’t get enough purchase on it to put home.

The first Fulham switch-up came after 65 minutes as Neeskens Kebano entered the field to replace Cavaleiro, who had been crunched by Korey Smith moments before.

In the 69th minute came the breakthrough for the hosts. From a corner the ball was hopefully flicked on by Pereira towards the back post, where Wells was lurking to firmly head past Rodák.

A Mitrović set piece skimmed the side netting as we tried to respond instantly, after Kamara had been halted on the breakaway by Benkovic.

Kebano’s whipped corner was nodded on by Odoi and was heading in if not for Mäenpää, who was equal to it once again.

Ream was subbed for Anthony Knockaert in an attacking switch with an almost instant effect.

Arter’s surge through the middle allowed the ball to break kindly to Cairney, who had yet again put in a solid shift for his side. The Captain got the ball out of his feet and bent the ball into the bottom left for a beautiful leveller after 84 minutes.

It was ours for the taking now. Kamara switched the play to Kebano at the far post who attempted the first-time volley but couldn’t find a sweet enough connection.

With 20 seconds left of standard time, De Cordova-Reid was able to have yet another go at clutching the three points. Kebano’s ball found the midfielder in yards of space inside the box, and his shot on the turn had to be blocked frantically by the defence.

In the end, both teams shared the spoils at Ashton Gate with every point counting in the race for promotion.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 7 March 2020
Kick-off: 12:30pm

Venue: Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 23,796

Referee: David Coote

Bristol City

Line-up: Mäenpää; Pedro Pereira, Kalas, Baker (Benkovic 23'), Dasilva; Paterson (Diédhiou 64'), Smith, Massengo, O'Dowda; Weimann, Wells (Eliasson 90')

Unused substitutes: Jojo Wollacott, Hunt, Williams, Palmer

Manager: Lee Johnson

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Christie, Hector, Ream (Knockaert 82'), Odoi; De Cordova-Reid (Johansen 90'), Arter, Cairney; Kamara, Mitrovic, Cavaleiro (Kebano 66')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Steven Sessegnon, McDonald, O'Riley

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 36 69
2 Leeds United 36 68
3 Fulham 37 64
4 Nottingham Forest 37 60
5 Brentford 36 57
6 Preston North End 36 56
7 Bristol City 37 55
8 Millwall 37 54
9 Blackburn Rovers 36 53
10 Swansea City 36 52
11 Cardiff City 36 51
12 Sheffield Wednesday 36 48
13 Derby County 36 48
14 Queens Park Rangers 36 47
15 Birmingham City 36 47
16 Reading 36 45
17 Huddersfield Town 36 42
18 Hull City 36 41
19 Wigan Athletic 36 40
20 Charlton Athletic 36 39
21 Stoke City 36 39
22 Middlesbrough 36 38
23 Barnsley 36 34
24 Luton Town 36 34
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
14
19
Shots On Target
8
5
Passing Accuracy
72%
79%
Fouls
8
13
Corners
3
7
Offsides
0
4
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Bristol City (4-4-2)
  • 33Niki Mäenpää
  • 32Pedro Pereira
  • 22Tomas Kalas
  • 6Nathan Baker
  • 3Jay Dasilva
  • 20Jamie Paterson
  • 7Korey Smith
  • 42Han-Noah Massengo
  • 11Callum O'Dowda
  • 14Andreas Weimann
  • 21Nahki Wells
Substitutes
  • 38Jojo Wollacott
  • 2Jack Hunt
  • 29Ashley Williams
  • 31Filip Benkovic
  • 19Niclas Eliasson
  • 45Kasey Palmer
  • 9Famara Diédhiou
Manager
  • Lee Johnson
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 3Michael Hector
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 18Harry Arter
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 33Matt O'Riley
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, Bristol City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+3' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Niclas Eliasson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Korey Smith (Bristol City).
  • 90' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 90' Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 90' Substitution, Bristol City. Niclas Eliasson replaces Nahki Wells.
  • 89' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Foul by Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City).
  • 89' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 87' Offside, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara with a cross.
  • 85' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City).
  • 84' Goal! Bristol City 1, Fulham 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 82' Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Tim Ream.
  • 80' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 80' Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Attempt saved. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano with a cross.
  • 79' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pedro Pereira.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nahki Wells.
  • 77' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 77' Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.
  • 75' Filip Benkovic (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 75' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 75' Foul by Filip Benkovic (Bristol City).
  • 74' Offside, Fulham. Harry Arter tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 74' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 72' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 72' Foul by Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City).
  • 70' Goal! Bristol City 1, Fulham 0. Nahki Wells (Bristol City) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pedro Pereira with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 70' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 69' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pedro Pereira.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Han-Noah Massengo.
  • 66' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 66' Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Ivan Cavaleiro because of an injury.
  • 65' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 65' Foul by Nahki Wells (Bristol City).
  • 65' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Han-Noah Massengo.
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 64' Substitution, Bristol City. Famara Diédhiou replaces Jamie Paterson.
  • 60' Pedro Pereira (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 60' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 60' Foul by Pedro Pereira (Bristol City).
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Nahki Wells (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda with a cross.
  • 58' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Filip Benkovic (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda with a cross following a corner.
  • 55' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 54' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 54' Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 52' Offside, Fulham. Michael Hector tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.
  • 51' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Jay Dasilva (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.
  • 48' Denis Odoi (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 48' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 48' Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 46' Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Han-Noah Massengo.
  • Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+4' Attempt missed. Nahki Wells (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 45'+3' Foul by Michael Hector (Fulham).
  • 45'+3' Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Harry Arter (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Hector.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 45'+1' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 41' Harry Arter (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 37' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).
  • 36' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 36' Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Attempt saved. Filip Benkovic (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andreas Weimann with a cross.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 32' Hand ball by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 30' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Niki Mäenpää.
  • 30' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 27' Attempt missed. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.
  • 24' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jay Dasilva.
  • 23' Substitution, Bristol City. Filip Benkovic replaces Nathan Baker because of an injury.
  • 19' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Han-Noah Massengo.
  • 19' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 17' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 17' Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.
  • 13' Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 13' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 12' Attempt saved. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.
  • 12' Korey Smith (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 12' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 10' Offside, Fulham. Bobby De Cordova-Reid tries a through ball, but Cyrus Christie is caught offside.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda with a cross.
  • 6' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.