Tuesday 14 July 2020, 5:00pm at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
West Bromich Albion
West Bromwich Albion
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
0

50' Yellow Card

Matheus Pereira Card was given for arguing during match

55' Yellow Card

Jake Livermore Card was given for a foul

86' Yellow Card

Conor Townsend Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Phillips
Off:Kamil Grosicki

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hal Robson-Kanu
Off:Charlie Austin

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Callum Robinson
Off:Grady Diangana

90'+3 Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Filip Krovinovic
Off:Matheus Pereira

43' Substitution

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

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stefan Johansen
Off:Josh Onomah

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cyrus Christie
Off:Tim Ream

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Fulham and West Bromwich Albion played out a cagey 0-0 draw on Tuesday at the Hawthorns.
Fulham and West Bromwich Albion played out a cagey 0-0 draw on Tuesday night at the Hawthorns. 

A close encounter with patches marked by flurries of activity, the match seemed destined to have a goal. However, two resolute teams kept clean sheets and the points were shared. 

Scott Parker made two changes from the side that defeated Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon. Cyrus Christie made way for Denis Odoi on the right side of defence & Ivan Cavaleiro returned to the starting XI in place of Harry Arter. 

The stage was set for a crucial matchup with connotations for both sides in their respective pushes for the automatic promotion spots. 

After a nervy start from both sides, a fluid counter attack from Fulham created our first opening in the 10th minute. A quick move culminated in Anthony Knockaert gaining some space on the edge of the Baggies box. A rasping, curling effort was fired on target, but Sam Johnstone reacted well to tip wide. 

In the 20th minute we came close again. A pinpoint cross-field ball from Tim Ream picked out Knockaert on the right flank. After dealing with a press from two defenders he drilled a deep cross to the back post. With the ball seemingly heading out of play for a goal kick Ivan Cavaleiro produced a superb leap to head the ball back across the face of goal. Ahmed Hegazi reacted quickly to clear with Bobby De Cordova-Reid lurking to poke it in. 

Aside from a smart save from Marek Rodák, in the 28th minute, to deal with a deflected cross which was going to sneak into the top corner, the match petered out for a ten minute stretch. The hosts slowly asserting themselves back into the encounter and matching our time in possession. 

In a match which resembled a boxing match with both sides jabbing to work their way through, Fulham suffered a body shot when Cavaleiro was forced off through injury just prior to the break. Neeskens Kebano was brought on in his stead. 

In similar fashion to our match last week against Nottingham Forest, we came close to breaking the deadlock in first half stoppage time. Joe Bryan, who had been swinging in sumptuous crosses from the right hand corner, whipped in another peach. Mitro was there but didn’t connect cleanly and his looping header was cleared off the line. 

A positive half from Fulham. Both sides in deadlock as the referee brought the first half to a close. 

The opening ten minutes of the second half started in a cagey fashion. Flare ups around 50/50 challenges, and very little threatening of either goal. 

In the 64th minute we were causing issues from a set-piece yet again. An out-swinging corner from Bryan was met again by Mitro in a sea of bodies. Again, he was unable to connect cleanly and Semi Ajayi was there to head clear on the line. Another alert piece of defending by a Baggies defender to keep the score level. 

In the 68th minute the hosts should have been ahead. A clever flick found Grady Diangana at the back post. After a clever dummy he looked to poke one into the far corner. A superb save from Rodák on show to keep us in with a shout. Moments later from the resulting corner Ajayi headed over from three-yards out when he really should have done better. 

In the 73rd minute, after soaking up some heavy pressure, a piece of magic almost saw the first goal. A direct ball from the back line to Mitro’s head was flicked on. Knockaert was alert and latched on to the bouncing ball with a wonderful half-volley. Johnstone was beaten but the shot cannoned off the bar and clear. Unbelievably close to the crucial goal. 

Both teams were not content with a draw and flung men forward looking for a late winner. However, neither side was able to break through and the spoils were shared. 
 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020
Kick-off: 5:00pm

Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

West Bromwich Albion

Line-up: Johnstone; O'Shea, Semi Ajayi, Ahmed Hegazi, Townsend; Livermore, Sawyers; Diangana (Robinson 85'), Matheus Pereira (Krovinovic 90'), Grosicki (Phillips 45'); Austin (Robson-Kanu 66')

Unused substitutes: Bond, Furlong, Bartley, Brunt, Harper

Manager: Slaven Bilic

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Odoi, Hector, Ream (Christie 90'), Bryan; Reed, Onomah (Johansen 77'); Knockaert, De Cordova-Reid, Cavaleiro (Kebano 43'); Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Mawson, Le Marchand, Steven Sessegnon, McDonald, Arter

Manager: Scott Parker

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Leeds United 43 84
2 West Bromwich Albion 44 82
3 Brentford 43 78
4 Fulham 44 77
5 Nottingham Forest 43 69
6 Cardiff City 43 64
7 Swansea City 43 63
8 Preston North End 43 62
9 Millwall 43 62
10 Derby County 43 61
11 Bristol City 43 61
12 Blackburn Rovers 43 60
13 Reading 43 56
14 Sheffield Wednesday 43 55
15 Wigan Athletic 43 54
16 Queens Park Rangers 43 53
17 Stoke City 43 49
18 Birmingham City 43 49
19 Middlesbrough 43 47
20 Huddersfield Town 43 47
21 Charlton Athletic 43 46
22 Hull City 43 45
23 Luton Town 43 44
24 Barnsley 43 43
Goals
0
0
Total Shots
12
6
Shots On Target
3
2
Passing Accuracy
80%
83%
Fouls
12
12
Corners
8
7
Offsides
1
0
Bookings
3
0
Sending Offs
0
0
West Bromwich Albion (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Sam Johnstone
  • 27Dara O'Shea
  • 6Semi Ajayi
  • 26Ahmed Hegazi
  • 14Conor Townsend
  • 8Jake Livermore
  • 19Romaine Sawyers
  • 29Grady Diangana
  • 12Matheus Pereira
  • 13Kamil Grosicki
  • 15Charlie Austin
Substitutes
  • 23Jonathan Bond
  • 2Darnell Furlong
  • 5Kyle Bartley
  • 7Filip Krovinovic
  • 10Matt Phillips
  • 11Chris Brunt
  • 16Rekeem Harper
  • 4Hal Robson-Kanu
  • 47Callum Robinson
Manager
  • Slaven Bilic
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 3Michael Hector
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 18Harry Arter
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, West Bromwich Albion 0, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+4' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 90'+4' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dara O'Shea.
  • 90'+3' Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Filip Krovinovic replaces Matheus Pereira.
  • 90'+2' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 90'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dara O'Shea.
  • 90' Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Tim Ream.
  • 86' Conor Townsend (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 86' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 86' Foul by Conor Townsend (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 85' Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Callum Robinson replaces Grady Diangana.
  • 83' Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 82' Attempt blocked. Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matheus Pereira.
  • 81' Attempt blocked. Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 79' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 79' Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Michael Hector.
  • 77' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Josh Onomah.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Semi Ajayi with a cross.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 75' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 75' Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 74' Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Harrison Reed.
  • 74' Attempt blocked. Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matheus Pereira.
  • 73' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic with a headed pass.
  • 72' Attempt missed. Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Matheus Pereira with a cross following a corner.
  • 72' Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Semi Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
  • 68' Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 68' Attempt saved. Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hal Robson-Kanu.
  • 66' Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Hal Robson-Kanu replaces Charlie Austin.
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 64' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Phillips.
  • 62' Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 59' Attempt saved. Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 58' Foul by Michael Hector (Fulham).
  • 58' Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 56' Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 56' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 56' Romaine Sawyers (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 55' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 50' Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the yellow card.
  • 50' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 50' Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 46' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Charlie Austin (West Bromwich Albion).
  • Second Half begins West Bromwich Albion 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Matt Phillips replaces Kamil Grosicki.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross following a corner.
  • 45'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Charlie Austin.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) with an attempt from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ahmed Hegazi.
  • 43' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Ivan Cavaleiro because of an injury.
  • 42' Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • 42' Conor Townsend (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Attempt missed. Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Austin with a cross.
  • 40' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 40' Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Charlie Austin (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 36' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 36' Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 35' Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 30' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 30' Conor Townsend (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 29' Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Michael Hector.
  • 28' Corner, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Marek Rodák.
  • 26' Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Grady Diangana tries a through ball, but Matheus Pereira is caught offside.
  • 19' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 19' Foul by Charlie Austin (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 18' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 16' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Foul by Charlie Austin (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 15' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 15' Foul by Romaine Sawyers (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 11' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ahmed Hegazi.
  • 10' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.
  • 10' Attempt missed. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 9' Attempt saved. Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dara O'Shea.
  • 7' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 7' Grady Diangana (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 7' Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • 7' Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 6' Foul by Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion).
  • 4' Attempt blocked. Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Romaine Sawyers.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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