Saturday 15 February 2020, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Barnsley
3
Woodrow (pen) 24', 79'; Brown 51'

29' Yellow Card

Joe Bryan Card was given for a foul

53' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Off:Kevin McDonald

54' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Harry Arter
Off:Tom Cairney

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Steven Sessegnon

24' Penalty

Cauley Woodrow

51' Goal

Jacob Brown

79' Goal

Cauley Woodrow

26' Yellow Card

Aapo Halme Card was given for a foul

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kenneth Dougall
Off:Luke Thomas

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Patrick Schmidt
Off:Conor Chaplin

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aiden Marsh
Off:Cauley Woodrow

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Storm Dennis and a 3-0 home defeat by Barnsley made it an afternoon to forget for Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Storm Dennis and a 3-0 home defeat by Barnsley made it an afternoon to forget for Fulham at Craven Cottage.

In grisly conditions, Cauley Woodrow opened the scoring on his first return to SW6, coolly dispatching a penalty after Marek Rodák had fouled Jacob Brown.

Brown then made it two early in the second half, beating Rodák to Woodrow’s long ball and dinking in.

And the Whites’ misery was compounded when our Academy graduate Woodrow helped himself to another with a clinical finish from a tight angle.

Scott Parker made a quartet of changes following the gruelling clash with Millwall just three days earlier. Steven Sessegnon, Kevin McDonald, Anthony Knockaert and Ivan Cavaleiro all came in, with Denis Odoi, Harry Arter, Aboubakar Kamara and Bobby Decordova-Reid dropping to the bench.

The home players wore black armbands in memory of Club legend Jimmy Conway who passed away on Friday. The game was also preceded with a period of applause to recognise the man who scored 76 times in 360 games for the Whites, with fans throughout the ground chanting his name while clapping.

Treacherous conditions made for a tetchy start to proceedings, with players struggling to catch up with balls gathering pace along the turf, while a number of them were losing their footing at key moments.

It wasn’t until the 18th minute that a decent chance presented itself. Conor Chaplin worked a yard in the box for the shot, but his low effort was telegraphed by Rodák who made a comfortable stop.

Former Fulham man Woodrow was then given a sighter 20 yards out. His rising drive was crisply struck, but always flying over.

The Tykes may have been bottom of the league at the start of the day but did not seem low on confidence, and they fashioned another opening when Brown was picked out following some nice work down the left, only to waste the chance.

And midway through the half they won a penalty when Rodák was unable to hold the greasy ball and collided with Brown as he attempted to retrieve it. Woodrow stepped up and sent his former colleague the wrong way, with muted celebrations to follow which was nice to see at least.

A first yellow card wasn’t far away, with Aapo Halme cautioned for a nasty challenge on Knockaert. Joe Bryan soon followed after taking ball and man with his slide tackle.

Cavaleiro got the crowd on its feet when he did his trademark cut in from the left, but his shot went right to the back of the Putney End, much to the delight of the travelling Barnsley supporters as it cleared their heads.

Visiting goalkeeper Brad Collins was called into a first save of the afternoon in the final minute of the first half, but Tom Cairney did not catch his shot how he’d have liked and it was a comfortable stop.

Within a minute of the restart Josh Onomah won play high up the pitch and slipped it to Aleksandar Mitrović. He cut a low shot across goal that was on target but well kept out by the outstretched boot of Collins.

Playing with much more purpose, we then peppered the goal following a Bryan corner but nobody could quite turn it in. Onomah had the final chance to do so but volleyed over on the spin. In the melee, Mitrović and Michael Hector were both wiped out, but there wasn’t to be a second Hammy End penalty given.

Barnsley were still a threat, though, as demonstrated when Chaplin sprung the offside trap only to be denied by the alert Rodák.

But they did double their lead moments later. Rodák rushed out to try and claim a long ball from Woodrow, but Brown beat him to it and lobbed into the net.

Parker responded with a double switch, replacing McDonald and Cairney with Arter and Decordova-Reid.

Decordova-Reid almost made an immediate impact after Onomah found him in the box with a cute pass, but the ball was taken off his toes as he went to pull the trigger.

Woodrow, who now had a goal and assist to his name, was in the mood and not far away when he tried his luck with an angled strike from just inside the area.

Shortly after the hour mark a huge goal-kick from Collins was carried by the wind into Fulham’s box, but Chaplin snatched at his first time shot and sent it wide, much to the annoyance of Woodrow who was in a better position to take it on.

The Whites’ final change saw Kamara come on for Sessegnon as Parker threw caution to the considerable wind.

Kamara immediately won a throw-in deep into enemy territory. That was worked to Mitrović who teed up Cavaleiro for a sumptuous volley that flew inches wide.

The Frenchman then tried a cheeky outside of the boot effort from the edge of the box that looked to creep inside the near post until it was diverted behind by Collins.

Cavaleiro had another go from 20 yards that Collins spilled, but nobody was on hand to take advantage.

Decordova-Reid found himself on the edge of the six yard box with the ball at his feet after Hector had picked him out, but Collins smothered his poked shot.

Woodrow wrapped up what had been a devastating individual performance when he got to the byline and lashed a left footed strike between Rodák and his near post.

Proof that it wasn’t to be Fulham’s day was served when Mitrović could only head straight at Collins from six yards out.

Onomah nearly grabbed an immaculate consolation in stoppage time, but Collins – who had impressed for the Tykes – clawed away his curler from the corner of the box.

He made an even better save to deny the Fulham midfielder a minute later, superbly tipping his rocket onto the bar. A drab afternoon all round for the Whites.

 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 15 February 2020
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,516

Referee: James Linington

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Steven Sessegnon (Kamara 65'), Hector, Ream, Bryan; Cairney (Arter 54'), McDonald (De Cordova-Reid 53'), Onomah; Knockaert, Mitrovic, Cavaleiro

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Odoi, Christie, Johansen

Manager: Scott Parker

Barnsley

Line-up: Collins; Ludewig, Sollbauer, Halme, Jordan Williams; Mowatt; Thomas (Dougall 81'), Bähre; Woodrow (Marsh 90'); Brown, Chaplin (Schmidt 86')

Unused substitutes: Walton, Ben Williams, Oduor, Elliot Simoes

Manager: Gerhard Struber

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 West Bromwich Albion 33 63
2 Leeds United 33 59
3 Fulham 33 56
4 Brentford 33 55
5 Nottingham Forest 33 55
6 Preston North End 33 53
7 Bristol City 33 53
8 Blackburn Rovers 33 50
9 Cardiff City 33 50
10 Millwall 33 49
11 Swansea City 33 48
12 Sheffield Wednesday 33 44
13 Derby County 33 44
14 Birmingham City 33 44
15 Reading 33 42
16 Queens Park Rangers 33 42
17 Hull City 33 41
18 Middlesbrough 33 37
19 Charlton Athletic 33 36
20 Huddersfield Town 33 36
21 Stoke City 33 34
22 Wigan Athletic 33 31
23 Luton Town 33 30
24 Barnsley 33 28
Goals
0
3
Total Shots
21
14
Shots On Target
7
6
Passing Accuracy
69%
60%
Fouls
9
17
Corners
10
3
Offsides
1
4
Bookings
1
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 3Michael Hector
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 18Harry Arter
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Barnsley (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Bradley Collins
  • 14Kilian Ludewig
  • 18Michael Sollbauer
  • 24Aapo Halme
  • 2Jordan Williams
  • 27Alex Mowatt
  • 16Luke Thomas
  • 10Mike-Steven Bähre
  • 9Cauley Woodrow
  • 7Jacob Brown
  • 11Conor Chaplin
Substitutes
  • 13Jack Walton
  • 3Ben Williams
  • 4Kenneth Dougall
  • 19Patrick Schmidt
  • 22Clarke Oduor
  • 28Elliot Simoes
  • 37Aiden Marsh
Manager
  • Gerhard Struber
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 0, Barnsley 3.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Barnsley 3.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kenneth Dougall.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aapo Halme.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Josh Onomah (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • 90'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bradley Collins.
  • 90'+1' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).
  • 90' Substitution, Barnsley. Elliot Simoes replaces Cauley Woodrow.
  • 88' Offside, Barnsley. Alex Mowatt tries a through ball, but Patrick Schmidt is caught offside.
  • 86' Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick Schmidt replaces Conor Chaplin.
  • 85' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 85' Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).
  • 85' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 84' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kilian Ludewig.
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara with a cross.
  • 81' Substitution, Barnsley. Kenneth Dougall replaces Luke Thomas.
  • 79' Goal! Fulham 0, Barnsley 3. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre.
  • 79' Attempt saved. Aapo Halme (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre with a cross.
  • 78' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Michael Hector.
  • 77' 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 Michael Hector.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Michael Hector (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic with a headed pass following a set piece situation.
  • 76' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 76' Foul by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).
  • 75' Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • 75' Jordan Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 74' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bradley Collins.
  • 74' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 72' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Harry Arter.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kilian Ludewig with a cross.
  • 71' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Williams.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 71' Offside, Barnsley. Cauley Woodrow tries a through ball, but Conor Chaplin is caught offside.
  • 70' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Williams.
  • 68' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 67' Offside, Barnsley. Jacob Brown tries a through ball, but Luke Thomas is caught offside.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow following a set piece situation.
  • 66' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 66' Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 65' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Steven Sessegnon.
  • 65' Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Steven Sessegnon.
  • 61' Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Bradley Collins.
  • 60' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Michael Sollbauer.
  • 58' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jacob Brown.
  • 56' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 56' Foul by Conor Chaplin (Barnsley).
  • 55' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 55' Jordan Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Substitution, Fulham. Harry Arter replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 53' Substitution, Fulham. Bobby De Cordova-Reid replaces Kevin McDonald.
  • 51' Goal! Fulham 0, Barnsley 2. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) right footed shot from long range on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow following a fast break.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre with a through ball.
  • 48' Attempt missed. Josh Onomah (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
  • 48' Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Hector.
  • 48' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Williams.
  • 46' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Barnsley 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Barnsley 1.
  • 45' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 43' Offside, Barnsley. Cauley Woodrow tries a through ball, but Jacob Brown is caught offside.
  • 42' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kilian Ludewig.
  • 41' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mike-Steven Bähre.
  • 41' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • 41' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 41' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).
  • 39' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 38' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 38' Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 36' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 36' Foul by Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley).
  • 35' Offside, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 33' Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 29' Joe Bryan (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 29' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 29' Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 28' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 28' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 28' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 28' Foul by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).
  • 26' Aapo Halme (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 26' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 26' Foul by Aapo Halme (Barnsley).
  • 25' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).
  • 24' Goal! Fulham 0, Barnsley 1. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.
  • 23' Penalty conceded by Marek Rodák (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 23' Penalty Barnsley. Jacob Brown draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 18' Marek Rodák (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Dangerous play by Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley).
  • 18' Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke Thomas.
  • 17' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Foul by Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley).
  • 15' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 15' Foul by Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley).
  • 10' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 10' Foul by Jordan Williams (Barnsley).
  • 8' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 8' Foul by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).
  • 8' Attempt blocked. Josh Onomah (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 5' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Foul by Luke Thomas (Barnsley).
  • 5' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 5' Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 2' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 2' Luke Thomas (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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