Saturday 26 November 2016, 3:00pm at Amex Stadium, Falmer
Sky Bet Championship
Brighton and Hove Albion
2
Baldock 52'; Murray 79'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
McDonald 18'

52' Goal

Sam Baldock

79' Goal

Glenn Murray
Assist by Sam Baldock

47' Yellow Card

Lewis Dunk Card was given for a foul

58' Yellow Card

Steve Sidwell Card was given for a foul

61' Yellow Card

Dale Stephens Card was given for a foul

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jiri Skalak
Off:Anthony Knockaert

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Oliver Norwood
Off:Sam Baldock

18' Goal

Kevin McDonald
Assist by Stefan Johansen

50' Yellow Card

Ragnar Sigurdsson Card was given for a foul

51' Yellow Card

David Button Card shown to player for time wasting

59' Yellow Card

Chris Martin Card was given for arguing during match

76' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald Card was given for a foul

79' Yellow Card

Denis Odoi

89' Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks Card was given for a foul

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lucas Piazon
Off:Sone Aluko

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Floyd Ayité

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Fredericks
Off:Denis Odoi

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Two second half goals from Brighton saw Fulham leave the Amex empty handed on Saturday afternoon

Slaviša Jokanović made two changes against a Brighton side who were unbeaten in eleven games prior to today replacing Ryan Fredericks and Lucas Piazon with Denis Odoi and Floyd Ayité.

Despite the home side having the best of the early chances it was Fulham who got themselves in to the lead around the 20 minute mark after Kevin McDonald headed in a Stefan Johansen corner.

After the break Brighton managed to get themselves back in to the game through a Sam Baldock volley.

But the hosts weren’t done there and after the Fulham defence appeared to fall asleep for a brief period of time Glenn Murray was on hand to knock the ball home and secure the three points for his side.

It took seven minutes for either team to have an attempt on goal but Brighton were the first to do so when the ball found Jamie Murphy 30 yards from goal. Fortunately for the Fulham fans his effort was easily held by David Button.

Brighton then had another golden opportunity at goal when former Fulham man Steve Sidwell found the feet of Anthony Knockaert before laying it off to Murray whose effort was saved by Button.

With just under 20 minutes gone Fulham found themselves ahead after an in swinging Johansen corner was headed towards goal by McDonald. The ball managed to somehow get past David Stockdale before Sidwell hacked it away but the linesman quickly flagged to award the goal and on further inspection through a replay it appeared that the ball did indeed cross the line.

Just before the half an hour mark the visitors came close to doubling their lead when Ayité found himself with plenty of space outside of the area and decided to strike towards goal. His shot took a wicked deflection off Sidwell before Stockdale made an unbelievable fingertip save to keep the score at 1-0 going in to the break.

Five minutes after the break the home side found themselves level after Baldock made the most of a defensive error and wonderfully volleyed in to the bottom corner of the net leaving the visitors stunned.

Brighton were lucky not to finish the game with ten men after it appeared that Sidwell struck the face of Tomas Kalas. However referee Keith Stroud decided it only warranted a yellow card.

The visitors weren’t content with just picking up a draw and continued to press forward. They came extremely close with 25 minutes to go after Johansen found Ayité in the area but his left footed shot was expertly saved by Stockdale.

The home side came ever so close to getting themselves a winner 15 minutes from time after Baldock was denied firstly by Kalas and then by the post.

Then with just over ten minutes to go Baldock had the ball on the left flank before quickly spotting the completely unmarked Murray who easily slotted in to the back of the net with only the Fulham goalkeeper to beat.

Despite numerous chances to equalise in the dying stages of the game Fulham unfortunately retuned back to London empty handed.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 26 November 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Amex Stadium, Falmer
Attendance: 29,445

Referee: Keith Stroud

Brighton and Hove Albion

Line-up: Stockdale; Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Knockaert (Skalak 72'), Stephens, Sidwell, Murphy; Murray, Baldock (Norwood 84')

Unused substitutes: Mäenpää, Pocognoli, Goldson, Solly March, Hemed

Manager: Chris Hughton

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Odoi (Fredericks 85'), Kalas, Sigurdsson, Malone; Cairney, McDonald; Sone Aluko (Lucas Piazon 84'), Johansen, Floyd Ayité (Kebano 85'); Martin

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Ream, Ryan Sessegnon, Matt Smith

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Newcastle United 18 40
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 38
3 Reading 18 34
4 Birmingham City 18 31
5 Huddersfield Town 17 29
6 Sheffield Wednesday 18 28
7 Norwich City 18 27
8 Derby County 18 26
9 Leeds United 17 26
10 Fulham 18 25
11 Aston Villa 18 25
12 Preston North End 18 25
13 Bristol City 18 24
14 Ipswich Town 18 24
15 Queens Park Rangers 18 23
16 Brentford 18 22
17 Nottingham Forest 18 22
18 Barnsley 18 22
19 Burton Albion 18 19
20 Blackburn Rovers 18 19
21 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 18
22 Cardiff City 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 17 15
24 Rotherham United 17 7
Goals
2
1
Total Shots
12
14
Shots On Target
4
5
Passing Accuracy
77%
83%
Fouls
14
12
Corners
3
7
Offsides
7
2
Bookings
3
6
Sending Offs
0
0
Brighton and Hove Albion (4-4-2)
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 2Bruno
  • 22Shane Duffy
  • 5Lewis Dunk
  • 3Gaëtan Bong
  • 11Anthony Knockaert
  • 6Dale Stephens
  • 14Steve Sidwell
  • 15Jamie Murphy
  • 17Glenn Murray
  • 9Sam Baldock
Substitutes
  • 1Niki Mäenpää
  • 12Sébastien Pocognoli
  • 18Connor Goldson
  • 8Jiri Skalak
  • 20Solly March
  • 21Oliver Norwood
  • 10Tomer Hemed
Manager
  • Chris Hughton
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 9Matt Smith
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, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 90'+5' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.
  • 90'+4' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 90'+4' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Jiri Skalak (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Gaëtan Bong.
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Glenn Murray with a headed pass.
  • 90'+1' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 89' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 89' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 89' Oliver Norwood (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 87' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 87' Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 85' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Fredericks replaces Denis Odoi.
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 84' Substitution, Fulham. Lucas Piazon replaces Sone Aluko.
  • 84' Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Oliver Norwood replaces Sam Baldock.
  • 83' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.
  • 83' Attempt blocked. Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy.
  • 82' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 82' Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 81' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 81' Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 81' Attempt missed. Gaëtan Bong (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 79' Denis Odoi (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 79' Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 2, Fulham 1. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Baldock with a cross.
  • 79' Attempt blocked. Gaëtan Bong (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Baldock.
  • 76' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 76' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 76' Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 75' Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shane Duffy.
  • 75' Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Gaëtan Bong with a cross.
  • 74' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Scott Malone.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 72' Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Jiri Skalak replaces Anthony Knockaert.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 69' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Stockdale.
  • 69' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bruno.
  • 68' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.
  • 65' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 65' Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 62' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 62' Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 61' Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 61' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 59' Chris Martin (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 58' Steve Sidwell (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 58' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 57' Attempt missed. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gaëtan Bong.
  • 54' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 54' Foul by Shane Duffy (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 52' Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 1, Fulham 1. Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.
  • 52' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 52' Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 51' David Button (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 50' Ragnar Sigurdsson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 49' Foul by Ragnar Sigurdsson (Fulham).
  • 49' Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 48' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 48' Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 47' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 47' Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 46' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. David Stockdale tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.
  • Second Half begins Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Fulham 1.
  • 44' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Steve Sidwell tries a through ball, but Anthony Knockaert is caught offside.
  • 40' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 40' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 36' Attempt blocked. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Murphy with a cross.
  • 34' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens tries a through ball, but Sam Baldock is caught offside.
  • 33' Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 30' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Shane Duffy.
  • 30' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.
  • 28' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Stockdale.
  • 28' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 26' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 26' Bruno (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 25' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Denis Odoi is caught offside.
  • 23' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 23' Anthony Knockaert (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 18' Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion 0, Fulham 1. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 18' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Steve Sidwell.
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross.
  • 17' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Dunk.
  • 16' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 16' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 16' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 16' Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion. Lewis Dunk tries a through ball, but Glenn Murray is caught offside.
  • 13' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by David Button.
  • 13' Attempt saved. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert.
  • 10' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Foul by Sam Baldock (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 10' Offside, Fulham. Floyd Ayité tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 8' Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Jamie Murphy (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gaëtan Bong.
  • 5' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 5' Foul by Dale Stephens (Brighton and Hove Albion).
  • 3' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 3' Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.