Sunday 29 December 2019, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
De Cordova-Reid 26'
Stoke City
Stoke City
0

26' Goal

Bobby De Cordova-Reid

20' Yellow Card

Bobby De Cordova-Reid Card was given for a foul

90'+6 Yellow Card

Marek Rodák Card shown to player for time wasting

37' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Ivan Cavaleiro
Off:Josh Onomah

67' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Denis Odoi
Off:Alfie Mawson

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steven Sessegnon
Off:Tom Cairney

20' Yellow Card

Tom Ince Card was given for arguing during match

60' Yellow Card

Ryan Shawcross Card was given for a foul

90' Yellow Card

Bruno Martins Indi Card was given for a foul

42' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Bruno Martins Indi
Off:Stephen Ward

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sam Vokes
Off:Lee Gregory

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tyrese Campbell
Off:Jordan Cousins

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Bobby Decordova-Reid’s third goal in four days saw Fulham end the year with a 1-0 victory over Stoke City at Craven Cottage.

Bobby Decordova-Reid’s third goal in four days saw Fulham end the year with a 1-0 victory over Stoke City at Craven Cottage.

Fresh from his Boxing Day brace, the forward was on hand to tap home in the first half when visiting goalkeeper Jack Butland pushed the ball into his path.

The best chance to double the lead came via Joe Bryan’s wicked long range strike that produced a magnificent save from Butland.

Stoke rarely troubled Marek Rodák in the Fulham goal, but he did need to make a big stop to deny James McClean late on.

Scott Parker made one change to the side that fought back three times to draw with Luton Town, as Anthony Knockaert was rewarded for his impressive cameo at Kenilworth Road with a starting berth. Ivan Cavaleiro dropped to the bench.

After a low key start to proceedings, Knockaert brought a few “oohs” from the crowd as he bent in a cross-shot that looked as though it may creep in the far corner, but Butland was able to pluck it from the air.

A great chance was fashioned a minute later when Josh Onomah’s disguised pass caught the Stoke defence cold and gave Aleksandar Mitrović a sight of goal. Butland couldn’t hold his powerful left footer, but his defence was on hand to clear the loose ball.

Decordova-Reid was shown a yellow card on 20 minutes when he halted a Stoke counter by clipping Tom Ince – a tactical foul straight out of the Stefan Johansen repertoire.

Mitrović will have been disappointed he didn’t break the deadlock midway through the half. Cyrus Christie sent in a sweet cross, but our number nine sent his header over when well placed.

We did not have to wait long to go in front, though, as Decordova-Reid continued his fine scoring streak, tapping home when Butland could only parry Knockaert’s ball across the face.

The crowd were on their feet after half an hour, not only applauding Tom Cairney’s 30 yard strike which went just over, but also the forceful half-pitch run by Onomah which created the chance.

Sadly for Onomah he had to be replaced soon after due to an injury sustained, with Cavaleiro coming on in his place.

Mitrović must have thought he’d doubled the lead in the 41st minute. Another delicious Christie cross – this time on his left foot – picked Mitrović out at the far post, but his bullet header was brilliantly saved by the outstretched hand of Butland.

The Potters had the first opportunity after the restart when Lee Gregory found Sam Clucas in the box, but thankfully the midfielder lashed his effort into the side-netting.

Mitrović then picked out Decordova-Reid at the other end, but a good challenge by a covering defender meant our goal scorer couldn’t really get any purchase on his shot.

Rodák was called into real action for the first time 57 minutes in when he got down to smother Jordan Cousins’ speculative strike.

Alfie Mawson was given a sniff of goal on the hour mark when he got on the end of Knockaert’s corner, but he didn’t manage a proper connection and his shot went wide.

Ryan Shawcross was then carded for trying to rip Mitrović’s shirt off his back. It was a comical foul, and nobody was surprised when the yellow was brandished.

Fulham lost a second player to injury in the 66th minute when Mawson had to be withdrawn. He was replaced by Denis Odoi for his first appearance after completing a three match ban.

A stunning Butland stop denied Bryan a spectacular goal in the 74th minute. Our left-back took it on first time when Harrison Reed played a free-kick square to him, and it was heading into the top corner but for the agility of the former England goalkeeper who fingertipped it over.

City substitute Tyrese Campbell then drew another save from Rodák, but the Fulham stopper got down easily enough to his shot.

Cairney exited the action with seven minutes to play as Parker looked to shore things up by replacing him with Steven Sessegnon.

There was a hairy moment soon after when McClean sent in a goalbound volley, but Rodák was there to make an important stop.

As six minutes of stoppage time were indicated, Bruno Martins Indi was cautioned for stopping Knockaert in his tracks.

Halfway through that time Knockaert had the chance to make it safe, but shot too close to Butland when a pass to Mitrović or Cavaleiro may perhaps have been a better choice.

Cavaleiro then won possession high up the pitch, but had the ball taken off his toes as he looked to slip in Mitrović.

Rodák was booked for time wasting in the final minute but he won’t mind that one bit, as the Whites held firm to see out the decade in the perfect way.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Sunday 29 December 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,747

Referee: Andy Davies

Fulham

Line-up: Rodák; Christie, Mawson (Odoi 67'), Ream, Bryan; Onomah (Cavaleiro 37'), Reed, Cairney (Steven Sessegnon 84'); Knockaert, Mitrovic, De Cordova-Reid

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Johansen, O'Riley, Kamara

Manager: Scott Parker

Stoke City

Line-up: Butland; Smith, Shawcross, Batth, Ward (Martins Indi 42'); Allen, Cousins (Campbell 75'), Clucas; Ince, Gregory (Vokes 69'), McClean

Unused substitutes: Davies, Lindsay, Diouf, Woods

Manager: Michael O'Neill

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Leeds United 25 51
2 West Bromwich Albion 25 51
3 Fulham 25 42
4 Brentford 25 40
5 Nottingham Forest 24 40
6 Sheffield Wednesday 25 39
7 Preston North End 25 39
8 Bristol City 25 38
9 Swansea City 25 38
10 Cardiff City 25 37
11 Millwall 25 37
12 Hull City 25 36
13 Blackburn Rovers 25 36
14 Reading 24 32
15 Queens Park Rangers 25 32
16 Middlesbrough 25 30
17 Birmingham City 25 29
18 Charlton Athletic 24 28
19 Huddersfield Town 25 28
20 Derby County 24 27
21 Stoke City 25 21
22 Barnsley 25 21
23 Luton Town 25 21
24 Wigan Athletic 25 20
Goals
1
0
Total Shots
10
11
Shots On Target
5
6
Passing Accuracy
77%
66%
Fouls
11
14
Corners
5
3
Offsides
3
4
Bookings
2
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 12Marek Rodák
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Stoke City (4-3-3)
  • 1Jack Butland
  • 14Tommy Smith
  • 17Ryan Shawcross
  • 6Danny Batth
  • 3Stephen Ward
  • 4Joe Allen
  • 24Jordan Cousins
  • 22Sam Clucas
  • 7Tom Ince
  • 19Lee Gregory
  • 11James McClean
Substitutes
  • 16Adam Davies
  • 5Liam Lindsay
  • 15Bruno Martins Indi
  • 18Mame Biram Diouf
  • 38Ryan Woods
  • 9Sam Vokes
  • 26Tyrese Campbell
Manager
  • Michael O'Neill
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, Stoke City 0.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Stoke City 0.
  • 90'+6' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Sam Vokes (Stoke City).
  • 90'+6' Marek Rodák (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+5' Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tommy Smith with a cross.
  • 90'+3' Attempt saved. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tim Ream.
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Danny Batth (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by James McClean with a cross.
  • 90'+1' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 90'+1' Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90' Foul by Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke City).
  • 89' Attempt blocked. Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 89' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Steven Sessegnon.
  • 88' Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Marek Rodák.
  • 88' Attempt saved. James McClean (Stoke City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 86' Offside, Stoke City. Jack Butland tries a through ball, but Ryan Shawcross is caught offside.
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Steven Sessegnon replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 82' Hand ball by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).
  • 81' Attempt saved. Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bruno Martins Indi.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James McClean with a cross.
  • 78' Offside, Fulham. Cyrus Christie tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.
  • 75' Substitution, Stoke City. Tyrese Campbell replaces Jordan Cousins.
  • 74' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jack Butland.
  • 74' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
  • 73' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 73' Foul by Joe Allen (Stoke City).
  • 72' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Foul by Tom Ince (Stoke City).
  • 71' Offside, Stoke City. Tommy Smith tries a through ball, but Tom Ince is caught offside.
  • 69' Substitution, Stoke City. Sam Vokes replaces Lee Gregory.
  • 67' Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Alfie Mawson because of an injury.
  • 60' Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 60' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 60' Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).
  • 59' Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.
  • 59' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Cousins.
  • 57' Attempt saved. Jordan Cousins (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 54' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 54' Tom Ince (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic with a cross.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 50' Foul by Alfie Mawson (Fulham).
  • 50' Lee Gregory (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 48' Offside, Stoke City. Lee Gregory tries a through ball, but Sam Clucas is caught offside.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Stoke City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Gregory.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Stoke City 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Stoke City 0.
  • 45' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45' Foul by Tommy Smith (Stoke City).
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Allen.
  • 42' Substitution, Stoke City. Bruno Martins Indi replaces Stephen Ward because of an injury.
  • 41' Hand ball by Tom Ince (Stoke City).
  • 41' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.
  • 39' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 39' Stephen Ward (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 38' Foul by Tommy Smith (Stoke City).
  • 37' Substitution, Fulham. Ivan Cavaleiro replaces Josh Onomah because of an injury.
  • 36' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Sam Clucas (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Ince with a cross.
  • 32' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 32' Sam Clucas (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Allen.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
  • 27' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 27' Lee Gregory (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 26' Goal! Fulham 1, Stoke City 0. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.
  • 23' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.
  • 21' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 21' Tommy Smith (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Alfie Mawson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Foul by Danny Batth (Stoke City).
  • 20' Tom Ince (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 20' Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 19' Foul by Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham).
  • 19' Tom Ince (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 18' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tommy Smith.
  • 18' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 18' Foul by Tommy Smith (Stoke City).
  • 16' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Onomah.
  • 14' Offside, Fulham. Josh Onomah tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.
  • 13' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 13' Joe Allen (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Offside, Stoke City. Stephen Ward tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.
  • 8' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 8' Foul by Jordan Cousins (Stoke City).
  • 6' Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Stoke City) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tommy Smith.
  • 5' Foul by Josh Onomah (Fulham).
  • 5' Lee Gregory (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 5' Offside, Fulham. Josh Onomah tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.
  • 4' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 4' Foul by Jordan Cousins (Stoke City).
  • 4' Hand ball by Lee Gregory (Stoke City).
  • 2' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 2' Foul by Jordan Cousins (Stoke City).
  • 1' Hand ball by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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