Saturday 27 August 2016, 3:00pm at Ewood Park, Blackburn
Sky Bet Championship
Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Cairney 90'+4

67' Yellow Card

Darragh Lenihan Card was given for a foul

76' Yellow Card

Hope Akpan Card was given for a foul

65' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Darragh Lenihan
Off:Danny Guthrie

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Stokes
Off:Sam Gallagher

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Liam Feeney
Off:Ben Marshall

90'+4 Goal

Tom Cairney

68' Yellow Card

Scott Parker Card was given for a foul

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cauley Woodrow
Off:Matt Smith

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jozabed
Off:Scott Parker

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lasse Vigen Christensen
Off:Neeskens Kebano

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Fulham carried on their unbeaten streak in 2016/17 campaign with a late winner through former Rovers man Tom Cairney.

Fulham carried on their unbeaten streak in 2016/17 campaign with a late winner through former Rovers man Tom Cairney.

Slaviša Jokanović made 11 changes to the side that beat Middlesbrough in the EFL Cup second round on Wednesday night. The most notable of starters was new signing Neeskens Kebano.

The Whites started the game well carrying most of the possession but struggled to make anything from it.

The hosts had the first chance to score when Danny Graham got on the end of a lovely ball courtesy of Ben Marshall eight minutes in but placed his shot just over the bar.

The visitors had their first real chance of the game 21 minutes in. Former Blackburn man Cairney started off the play by making a short pass to Scott Parker. The captain then played a beautiful through ball towards debutant Kebano who crossed low and hard into the box before the ball came off the legs of Gordon Greer for a corner.

Eight minutes later Blackburn were on the attack. Sam Gallagher played a ball in to the box but there appeared to be a mix up between Button and Michael Madl. The centre-back managed to head the ball to safety just in time.

34 minutes in and it was almost a dream debut for Kebano. The former Genk player robbed a defender and sent in a magnificent right footed shot at goal from distance which was destined for the top corner of the net, but Jason Steele managed to deny him.

Four minutes later Rovers had a great opportunity. Marshall managed to find Hope Akpan who was surging towards goal, but Parker was there to slide in and make sure he couldn’t execute a shot on goal.

Craig Conway had the first chance of the second half and was extremely close to putting his side in front, but his low right-footed shot was superbly tipped past the post by David Button.

With just over half an hour to go Denis Odoi played the ball out from the right into Cairney who looked to curl one in, but unfortunately missed the target.

With 16 minutes to go Blackburn had another chance. Derrick Williams played in Darragh Lenihan whose powerful right-footed shot just missed the post.

With the clock running down, Anthony Stokes took a fierce shot from outside of the area which Button could only parry, but thankfully he recovered the ball before Craig Conway got to it.

There was a penalty claim for the visitors in the 90th minute when it looked like Cauley Woodrow was clearly pulled down in the area. The players and fans appealed but referee Scott Duncan waved play on.

Deep into stoppage time and the visitors finally broke the deadlock courtesy of the man who wasn’t so long ago named Player of the Season at Ewood Park. Cairney managed to curl the ball across goal and inside the far post after it dropped to him when Ryan Sessegnon’s cross wasn't properly cleared.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 27 August 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 10,464

Referee: Scott Duncan

Blackburn Rovers

Line-up: Steele; Lowe, Greer, Hoban, Williams; Marshall (Feeney 82'), Guthrie (Lenihan 65'), Akpan, Conway; Danny Graham, Gallagher (Stokes 73')

Unused substitutes: Raya Martin, Wharton, Byrne, Samuelsen

Manager: Owen Coyle

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Odoi, Kalas, Madl, Ryan Sessegnon; Parker (Jozabed 78'), McDonald; Cairney, Sone Aluko, Kebano (Christensen 90'); Matt Smith (Woodrow 70')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Malone, Ream, Tunnicliffe

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Huddersfield Town 5 13
2 Fulham 5 11
3 Barnsley 5 9
4 Queens Park Rangers 5 9
5 Bristol City 5 9
6 Nottingham Forest 5 9
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 4 8
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 5 8
9 Birmingham City 5 8
10 Ipswich Town 5 8
11 Norwich City 5 8
12 Burton Albion 5 7
13 Brentford 5 7
14 Reading 5 7
15 Newcastle United 4 6
16 Aston Villa 5 5
17 Cardiff City 5 5
18 Derby County 5 5
19 Sheffield Wednesday 5 5
20 Wigan Athletic 5 4
21 Leeds United 5 4
22 Rotherham United 5 4
23 Preston North End 5 3
24 Blackburn Rovers 5 1
Goals
0
1
Total Shots
8
10
Shots On Target
3
4
Passing Accuracy
73%
85%
Fouls
13
9
Corners
4
3
Offsides
6
2
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Blackburn Rovers (4-4-2)
  • 1Jason Steele
  • 6Jason Lowe
  • 3Gordon Greer
  • 4Tommie Hoban
  • 5Derrick Williams
  • 10Ben Marshall
  • 23Danny Guthrie
  • 21Hope Akpan
  • 32Craig Conway
  • 12Danny Graham
  • 19Sam Gallagher
Substitutes
  • 33David Raya Martin
  • 34Scott Wharton
  • 7Liam Feeney
  • 8Jack Byrne
  • 11Martin Samuelsen
  • 26Darragh Lenihan
  • 9Anthony Stokes
Manager
  • Owen Coyle
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 9Matt Smith
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 23Jozabed
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
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, Blackburn Rovers 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+8' Second Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Goal! Blackburn Rovers 0, Fulham 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Derrick Williams.
  • 90'+3' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 90' Substitution, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Neeskens Kebano.
  • 88' Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Craig Conway tries a through ball, but Liam Feeney is caught offside.
  • 87' Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Jason Steele tries a through ball, but Anthony Stokes is caught offside.
  • 85' Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway.
  • 82' Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Liam Feeney replaces Ben Marshall.
  • 80' Hand ball by Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 79' Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).
  • 79' Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Jozabed replaces Scott Parker.
  • 77' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 77' Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 76' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 76' Foul by Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 75' Attempt missed. Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Craig Conway.
  • 75' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 75' Anthony Stokes (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 74' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 74' Tommie Hoban (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Anthony Stokes replaces Sam Gallagher.
  • 73' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 72' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 72' Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 71' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 70' Substitution, Fulham. Cauley Woodrow replaces Matt Smith.
  • 70' Delay in match Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.
  • 69' Attempt saved. Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Graham.
  • 69' Attempt blocked. Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Craig Conway.
  • 68' Scott Parker (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 68' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 68' Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 67' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 67' Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 65' Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan replaces Danny Guthrie because of an injury.
  • 65' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 62' Delay in match Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.
  • 59' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 58' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 57' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Foul by Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 53' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 53' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 53' Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross.
  • 50' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Foul by Danny Guthrie (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 49' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Smith.
  • 47' Attempt saved. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 46' Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by David Button.
  • 46' Attempt saved. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Marshall with a through ball.
  • 46' Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers).
  • Second Half begins Blackburn Rovers 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Blackburn Rovers 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 45'+1' Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+1' Offside, Fulham. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 45' Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Guthrie tries a through ball, but Gordon Greer is caught offside.
  • 45' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 45' Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 43' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 39' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Foul by Hope Akpan (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 35' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Parker following a corner.
  • 35' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jason Steele.
  • 35' Attempt saved. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
  • 30' Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Michael Madl.
  • 25' Offside, Fulham. Sone Aluko tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.
  • 22' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jason Lowe.
  • 22' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 20' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 20' Foul by Gordon Greer (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 19' Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Hope Akpan tries a through ball, but Sam Gallagher is caught offside.
  • 18' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 18' Foul by Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers).
  • 17' Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Scott Parker.
  • 11' Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Danny Guthrie tries a through ball, but Sam Gallagher is caught offside.
  • 8' Attempt missed. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jason Lowe.
  • 6' Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Hope Akpan tries a through ball, but Sam Gallagher is caught offside.
  • 3' Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 3' Attempt blocked. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Derrick Williams.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.