Tuesday 27 September 2016, 7:45pm at City Ground, Nottingham
Sky Bet Championship
Nottingham Forest
1
Bendtner 60'
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Cairney 72'

60' Goal

Nicklas Bendtner
Assist by Licá

40' Yellow Card

Nicolao Dumitru Card was given for a foul

78' Yellow Card

Daniel Fox

55' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Licá
Off:Mustapha Carayol

72' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Hildeberto Pereira
Off:Nicolao Dumitru

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Apostolos Vellios
Off:Nicklas Bendtner

72' Goal

Tom Cairney
Assist by Denis Odoi

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Martin
Off:Lucas Piazon

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Sessegnon
Off:Scott Malone

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dennis Adeniran
Off:Tom Cairney

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Fulham were forced to settle for a point at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.

Fulham came from behind to draw 1-1 at Nottingham Forest in the Sky Bet Championship on Tuesday evening.

Both sides had chances to take the lead in the first half, with Nicklas Bendtner rattling the woodwork and denied from close range either side of a good opening for Matt Smith.

But Bendtner eventually got his goal on the hour mark with a clinical finish after finding space in the box.

Sone Aluko then had a goal disallowed for offside, but Tom Cairney levelled matters when he made no mistake with his volley on the edge of the six yard box.

Late on Smith was adjudged to have strayed offside when he followed up Chris Martin’s saved shot, meaning the Whites had to settle for a point.

Ryan Tunnicliffe in for the suspended Kevin McDonald was one of four changes Slaviša Jokanović made to the side that lost 4-0 to Bristol City on Saturday at Craven Cottage.

With just under eight minutes on the clock the home side had a golden chance to go ahead. The ball landed at the feet of Bendtner whose wicked shot from 40 yards out cannoned off the crossbar.

Fulham’s first real chance of the game arrived shortly after. Lucas Piazon made a great run through the middle of the pitch before laying off to Cairney, but he struggled to keep his effort on target and saw it go high and wide.

Shortly after it was Aluko’s turn to have an attempt at goal but after a nice one-two with Piazon his scuffed shot landed wide of the post.

The visitors continued to push and had an amazing chance to put themselves ahead. Cairney floated in a cross to an unmarked Smith but Vladimir Stojkovic pulled off a wonder save from six yards out.

With just over 20 minutes played at the City Ground the Whites found themselves with a corner. It was quickly taken and Scott Parker took it upon himself to run with the ball before hitting it towards goal, but unfortunately it was off target by inches.

Fulham continued to put pressure on the Forest defence and almost got through when Scott Malone whipped in a cross towards Aluko, but unfortunately he couldn’t control it and it was cleared to safety.

The home side soon woke up and 10 minutes before half time Bendtner looked to put his side ahead. Mustapha Carayol played a wonderful ball in to the unmarked striker who looked certain to score but out of nowhere David Button pulled out a magnificent save to keep Fulham level.

With minutes left in the first half Carayol will be wondering how he didn’t put the ball in the back of the net. After a great link up between Bendtner, Eric Lichaj and Ben Osborn, the ball fell towards Carayol who slid in but failed to convert, leaving the scores level going in to the break.

The visitors came off out of the traps quickly in the second half and almost immediately scored. Cairney whipped in a corner and Smith headed the ball down towards the goal mouth but an off balance Aluko could only scoop over the bar from a couple of yards out.

The Whites had a large amount of possession at the start of the second half and had a number of chances to get on the scoresheet, and almost did so when the ball arrived at the feet of Cairney but his effort ended up high and wide.

With half an hour left to go the hosts attacked for the first time in the half and managed to find the back of the net. Former Fulham man Pajtim Kasami crossed the ball in to Bendtner who managed to convert from a tight angle, putting the home side ahead with his right-footed attempt.

Six minutes later Whites attacked after a mistake by David Vaughan and Aluko thought he had equalised when his wonderful curling effort rippled in to the back of the net, however the flag was up and his chance was ruled out by the assistant.

The hosts almost doubled their lead shortly after when Kasami chipped the ball over the visiting defence and Nicolao Dumitru-Cardoso ran on to it but couldn’t get the touch he needed to successfully convert.

With just under 20 minutes to go the Whites managed to get themselves level. After some great possession football which reached a number of Fulham players the cross came in and Denis Odoi managed to head down across to Cairney who coolly slotted home.

With seven minutes to go the visitors found themselves with the ball in the back of the net again. Substitute Martin had his effort well saved by Stojkovic and Smith was there to slot the ball in to the back of the net but was adjudged to be in an offside position and for the second time in evening the flag denied Fulham.

Forest, who had been relatively quiet of late, appeared to have a new sense of urgency with minutes to go and almost put themselves ahead but Lica struggled to get on the end of Osborn’s cross.

With the game looking over the ball found its way to Martin just outside of the area and his most ferocious of shots forced Stojkovic into another fine save.

With seconds remaining Fulham kept up their attacking prowess and were so close to leaving the City Ground with all three points after Parker found the feet of Smith, but the big striker’s shot flew off target.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 17,388

Referee: Darren Bond

Nottingham Forest

Line-up: Stojkovic; Lichaj, Mancienne, Perquis, Fox; Vaughan, Kasami; Carayol (Licá 55'), Osborn, Dumitru (Pereira 72'); Bendtner (Vellios 89')

Unused substitutes: Henderson, Mills, Cohen, Grant

Manager: Philippe Montanier

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Odoi, Sigurdsson, Ream, Malone (Ryan Sessegnon 81'); Tunnicliffe, Parker; Cairney (Adeniran 89'), Sone Aluko, Lucas Piazon (Martin 68'); Matt Smith

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Madl, Johansen, Jozabed

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Huddersfield Town 10 22
2 Norwich City 9 20
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 10 18
4 Brentford 10 17
5 Bristol City 10 17
6 Birmingham City 10 17
7 Sheffield Wednesday 10 17
8 Reading 10 17
9 Newcastle United 9 16
10 Barnsley 10 16
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 15
12 Fulham 10 14
13 Ipswich Town 10 13
14 Leeds United 10 13
15 Nottingham Forest 10 12
16 Queens Park Rangers 10 12
17 Aston Villa 10 10
18 Burton Albion 10 10
19 Preston North End 10 10
20 Derby County 10 9
21 Wigan Athletic 10 8
22 Blackburn Rovers 10 8
23 Cardiff City 10 8
24 Rotherham United 10 6
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
14
18
Shots On Target
2
4
Passing Accuracy
83%
85%
Fouls
9
6
Corners
2
10
Offsides
2
3
Bookings
2
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Nottingham Forest (4-2-3-1)
  • 38Vladimir Stojkovic
  • 2Eric Lichaj
  • 4Michael Mancienne
  • 27Damien Perquis
  • 13Daniel Fox
  • 24David Vaughan
  • 22Pajtim Kasami
  • 18Mustapha Carayol
  • 11Ben Osborn
  • 12Nicolao Dumitru
  • 14Nicklas Bendtner
Substitutes
  • 30Stephen Henderson
  • 5Matt Mills
  • 17Hildeberto Pereira
  • 8Chris Cohen
  • 20Licá
  • 37Jorge Grant
  • 39Apostolos Vellios
Manager
  • Philippe Montanier
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 9Matt Smith
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 23Jozabed
  • 35Dennis Adeniran
  • 25Chris Martin
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, Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Ragnar Sigurdsson (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sone Aluko with a cross following a corner.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Damien Perquis.
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Vladimir Stojkovic.
  • 90' Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
  • 89' Substitution, Fulham. Dennis Adeniran replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 89' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios replaces Nicklas Bendtner.
  • 88' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 88' Licá (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
  • 87' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Mancienne with a headed pass.
  • 86' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Licá (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross.
  • 84' Offside, Fulham. Chris Martin tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.
  • 84' Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 83' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 83' Licá (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 82' Offside, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn tries a through ball, but Hildeberto Pereira is caught offside.
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Scott Malone.
  • 80' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 80' Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
  • 78' Hand ball by Daniel Fox (Nottingham Forest).
  • 77' Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Scott Malone.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 73' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Hildeberto Pereira (Nottingham Forest).
  • 72' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Hildeberto Pereira replaces Nicolao Dumitru.
  • 72' Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 1. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a headed pass.
  • 68' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 68' Substitution, Fulham. Chris Martin replaces Lucas Piazon.
  • 67' Delay in match Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest) because of an injury.
  • 67' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicolao Dumitru.
  • 65' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.
  • 63' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 63' Foul by Nicolao Dumitru (Nottingham Forest).
  • 60' Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 0. Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Licá.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Licá (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pajtim Kasami with a cross.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ragnar Sigurdsson.
  • 55' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Licá replaces Mustapha Carayol.
  • 52' Offside, Nottingham Forest. Damien Perquis tries a through ball, but Mustapha Carayol is caught offside.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pajtim Kasami.
  • 48' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 48' Foul by Nicolao Dumitru (Nottingham Forest).
  • 47' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 47' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Vaughan.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.
  • Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nicklas Bendtner.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Michael Mancienne.
  • 44' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 42' Attempt missed. Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Osborn.
  • 40' Nicolao Dumitru (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 40' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 40' Foul by Nicolao Dumitru (Nottingham Forest).
  • 40' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 40' Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.
  • 37' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 37' Foul by Nicolao Dumitru (Nottingham Forest).
  • 34' Attempt saved. Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mustapha Carayol.
  • 32' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 32' Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eric Lichaj with a cross.
  • 26' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pajtim Kasami.
  • 26' Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Damien Perquis.
  • 22' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Daniel Fox.
  • 19' Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 19' Attempt blocked. Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Osborn.
  • 18' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 15' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 13' Attempt missed. Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Osborn.
  • 12' Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Malone.
  • 10' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 10' Pajtim Kasami (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 8' Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Daniel Fox.
  • 7' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 7' Foul by David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest).
  • 6' Matt Smith (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 6' Foul by Damien Perquis (Nottingham Forest).
  • 4' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 4' Foul by Nicklas Bendtner (Nottingham Forest).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.