Sunday 7 May 2017, 12:00pm at Hillsborough, Sheffield
Sky Bet Championship
Sheffield Wednesday
1
Winnall 9'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Kebano 25', 79'

9' Goal

Sam Winnall
Assist by Kieran Lee

45'+1 Red Card

Marco Matias

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:William Buckley
Off:Kieran Lee

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Urby Emanuelson
Off:Sam Hutchinson

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Atdhe Nuhiu
Off:Jordan Rhodes

25' Goal

Neeskens Kebano
Assist by Denis Odoi

79' Goal

Neeskens Kebano
Assist by Lucas Piazon

59' Yellow Card

Tomas Kalas Card was given for a foul

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Floyd Ayité
Off:Sone Aluko

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Fredericks
Off:Tomas Kalas

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Parker
Off:Tom Cairney

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Fulham’s final match before the Play-Offs ended in victory as Neeskens Kebano’s brace saw off Sheffield Wednesday.

Fulham’s final match before the Play-Offs ended in victory as Neeskens Kebano’s brace saw the team come from behind to win 2-1 at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls went in front early on when Sam Winnall lashed the ball in, but Kebano restored parity when he dispatched Denis Odoi’s fine cross.

Wednesday were then dealt a blow at the end of the first half when Marco Matias was sent off, rightly so for a senseless two-footed lunge on Sone Aluko.

Fulham pushed hard to make their man advantage count, and they ended up with the three points when Kebano headed in Lucas Piazon’s free-kick.

Slaviša Jokanović made four changes to the side that drew with Brentford eight days earlier. In came Odoi, Piazon, Kebano and Chris Martin, with Ryan Fredericks, Stefan Johansen, Ryan Sessegnon, and Floyd Ayité all dropping to the bench.

Wednesday went in front with nine minutes on the clock courtesy of a helping hand from referee Graham Scott. The official got right in the way of Tomas Kalas’ pass which led to the hosts regaining possession in a dangerous area, with Winnall finishing clinically on the angle.

A lovely ball over the top in the 21st minute then sent Jordan Rhodes in on goal, but his touch let him down and Marcus Bettinelli was able to claim.

Fulham hadn’t really tested deputy Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith, but found a way past him in the 26th minute when Odoi’s perfect cutback was clinically swept into the corner of the net first time by Kebano.

The Whites almost went in front just after the half hour mark when Tom Cairney swung in a teasing corner, but Martin’s flicked header dropped just the wrong side of the post.

Fulham were dominant now and a number of players could have had a go in the 35th minute as we worked our way into the area. Piazon ended up being the man to try his luck but he dragged his effort wide.

At the other end, Winnall connected sweetly with Rhodes’ cross only to see his shot blocked, with Kieran Lee then sending the ball wide via a deflection.

The hosts were reduced to 10 men in first half stoppage time when Matias was dismissed following a shocking lunge on Aluko. It was needless from the winger as Fulham’s number 24 was still deep in his own half and far from threatening.

It could have got worse for the Yorkshire outfit as a clever high ball sent Martin through. He plucked it out of the air brilliantly but Wildsmith was out quickly to smother his shot.

Odoi had got plenty of joy down the right flank in the first half and we went close to creating another goal immediately after the restart, but Martin was just unable to turn his wicked cross home.

Scott Malone then went within a lick of paint of netting when his own cross deflected back into his path, but his right footed effort from close range thwacked the underside of the bar before being cleared.

Fulham were turning the screw and Wildsmith needed to be at full stretch to claw away Piazon’s placed effort from the edge of the box.

Malone then should have scored when he collected Martin’s cute pass in the area, but he poked straight at Wildsmith.

Just before the hour mark Kalas had his name taken following a barge on Rhodes. The Owls then made their first change as Lee made way for Will Buckley, with Fulham following suit as Ayité replaced Aluko moments later.

In the 65th minute some nimble footwork from Kevin McDonald saw him get to the byline before picking out Ayité, whose shot deflected an inch wide of the target.

Fulham’s second change then saw Kalas come off for Ryan Fredericks in a move that saw Odoi move to centre-back.

It was all Fulham but Wednesday could have gone back in front in the 72nd minute when the ball was pulled back to Vincent Sasso, but his strike was straight down the throat of Bettinelli.

Sam Hutchinson was then brought off for former Whites loanee Urby Emanuelson. A few minutes later both sides made their final change; Rhodes was replaced by Atdhe Nuhiu, and Scott Parker came on for Tom Cairney.

Those substitutions came after Kebano had won a free-kick in a wide position, and when it was eventually delivered the Whites went in front. Piazon’s delivery was slick and Kebano got a clever flick to loop the ball beyond Wildsmith and over the line, despite the best efforts of a clearing defender.

It could have been 3-1 not long after when Fredericks beat his man and picked out Piazon, but his first time effort went wide.

The pace of the game slowed following Fulham going in front, with the next chance of note arriving in the 86th minute when McDonald sent a shot over from 25 yards.

Kebano could have had his hat-trick two minutes later when Ayité played him in as Fulham countered. He opened his body up and curled a shot towards the far corner, but Wildsmith pulled off a wonderful save to tip it onto the crossbar and behind.

Three minutes of stoppage time were announced and Wednesday won a free-kick after that had elapsed, but it came to nothing and Fulham held on for the victory.

Elsewhere, Reading won at Burton Albion which means they will provide the opposition in the Play-Offs.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Sunday 7 May 2017
Kick-off: 12:00pm

Venue: Hillsborough, Sheffield
Attendance: 33,681

Referee: Graham Scott

Sheffield Wednesday

Line-up: Wildsmith; Palmer, Sasso, Josè Semedo, Fox; Marco Matias, Hutchinson (Emanuelson 74'), Jones, Lee (Buckley 61'); Winnall, Rhodes (Nuhiu 77')

Unused substitutes: Dawson, Hunt, Reach, Bannan

Manager: Carlos Carvalhal

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Odoi, Kalas (Fredericks 69'), Ream, Malone; McDonald, Cairney (Parker 78'); Sone Aluko (Floyd Ayité 61'), Lucas Piazon, Kebano; Martin

Unused substitutes: Button, Ryan Sessegnon, Johansen, Cyriac

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Newcastle United 46 94
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 93
3 Reading 46 85
4 Sheffield Wednesday 46 81
5 Huddersfield Town 46 81
6 Fulham 46 80
7 Leeds United 46 75
8 Norwich City 46 70
9 Derby County 46 67
10 Brentford 46 64
11 Preston North End 46 62
12 Cardiff City 46 62
13 Aston Villa 46 62
14 Barnsley 46 58
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 58
16 Ipswich Town 46 55
17 Bristol City 46 54
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 53
19 Birmingham City 46 53
20 Burton Albion 46 52
21 Nottingham Forest 46 51
22 Blackburn Rovers 46 51
23 Wigan Athletic 46 42
24 Rotherham United 46 23
Goals
1
2
Total Shots
7
18
Shots On Target
2
6
Passing Accuracy
80%
93%
Fouls
9
8
Corners
2
10
Offsides
2
5
Bookings
0
1
Sending Offs
1
0
Sheffield Wednesday (4-4-2)
  • 2Joe Wildsmith
  • 16Liam Palmer
  • 39Vincent Sasso
  • 24Josè Semedo
  • 43Morgan Fox
  • 21Marco Matias
  • 23Sam Hutchinson
  • 3David Jones
  • 5Kieran Lee
  • 11Sam Winnall
  • 17Jordan Rhodes
Substitutes
  • 25Cameron Dawson
  • 32Jack Hunt
  • 9Adam Reach
  • 26Urby Emanuelson
  • 38William Buckley
  • 41Barry Bannan
  • 44Atdhe Nuhiu
Manager
  • Carlos Carvalhal
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 9Cyriac
  • 11Floyd Ayité
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, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+4' Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. David Jones tries a through ball, but Josè Semedo is caught offside.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+3' Offside, Fulham. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Urby Emanuelson (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Morgan Fox.
  • 90' Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 89' Offside, Fulham. Floyd Ayité tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 88' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Wildsmith.
  • 88' Attempt saved. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 85' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 83' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 81' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 79' Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 2. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Lucas Piazon with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 77' Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Jordan Rhodes.
  • 77' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 77' Foul by Liam Palmer (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 74' Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Urby Emanuelson replaces Sam Hutchinson.
  • 73' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 73' Josè Semedo (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Vincent Sasso (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Hutchinson.
  • 71' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 71' Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 69' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Fredericks replaces Tomas Kalas.
  • 68' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 68' William Buckley (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Josè Semedo.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 65' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Vincent Sasso.
  • 65' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Morgan Fox.
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 63' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Vincent Sasso.
  • 61' Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Sone Aluko.
  • 61' Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. William Buckley replaces Kieran Lee.
  • 59' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 59' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 59' Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 56' Offside, Fulham. Chris Martin tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 53' Offside, Sheffield Wednesday. Sam Hutchinson tries a through ball, but Morgan Fox is caught offside.
  • 52' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 52' Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Rhodes.
  • 51' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Wildsmith.
  • 51' Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 50' Offside, Fulham. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 50' Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 49' Scott Malone (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.
  • 47' Offside, Fulham. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • Second Half begins Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+2' Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.
  • 45'+1' Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the red card.
  • 45'+1' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Palmer with a cross.
  • 44' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 44' Marco Matias (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 40' Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 40' Attempt blocked. David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 40' Attempt blocked. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Rhodes with a cross.
  • 37' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 36' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 35' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 34' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 34' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 32' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross following a corner.
  • 32' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Jones.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 31' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 31' Foul by Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 25' Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 1. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a cross.
  • 23' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sam Hutchinson.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross following a corner.
  • 19' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Jones.
  • 18' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 17' Delay in match Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.
  • 14' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 14' Foul by Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday).
  • 9' Goal! Sheffield Wednesday 1, Fulham 0. Sam Winnall (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Lee.
  • 7' Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).
  • 7' Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 3' Attempt missed. Morgan Fox (Sheffield Wednesday) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Lee.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.