Saturday 24 September 2016, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Bristol City
4
Abraham 10'; Freeman 60'; Reid 68'; Flint 83'

38' Yellow Card

Scott Parker Card was given for a foul

75' Yellow Card

Ragnar Sigurdsson Card was given for a foul

79' Red Card

Kevin McDonald

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stefan Johansen
Off:Scott Parker

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Neeskens Kebano

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jozabed
Off:Michael Madl

10' Goal

Tammy Abraham
Assist by Jamie Paterson

60' Goal

Luke Freeman
Assist by Lee Tomlin

68' Goal

Bobby Reid

83' Goal

Aden Flint
Assist by Joe Bryan

49' Yellow Card

Mark Little Card was given for a foul

84' Yellow Card

Jamie Paterson Card shown to player for time wasting

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aaron Wilbraham
Off:Tammy Abraham

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Brownhill
Off:Luke Freeman

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Callum O'Dowda
Off:Lee Tomlin

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An afternoon to forget for Fulham saw Bristol City claim a 4-0 win at Craven Cottage.

An afternoon to forget for Fulham saw Bristol City claim a 4-0 win at Craven Cottage.

In a largely even first half, the visitors took a slender advantage into the break when Tammy Abraham crashed in from close range.

But it was the second 45 where the real damage was done. Two goals in nine minutes from Luke Freeman and Bobby Reid gave City control of the fixture, before Kevin McDonald was sent off for a high challenge.

And they made their man advantage count late on when centre-back Aden Flint made it four from close range, to round off a thoroughly miserable day for the Whites.

Slaviša Jokanović made 10 changes to the side that faced City in the EFL Cup three days earlier, with Michael Madl the sole survivor.

After a tetchy opening period, Fulham went closest to opening the scoring in the sixth minute through Ryan Sessegnon. After being found by a sprayed McDonald pass, the youngster played a rapid one-two with Chris Martin before lashing an effort towards the far post that was smartly parried behind by Frank Fielding.

Neeskens Kebano got a neat flick on the end of Tom Cairney’s subsequent corner, but his cute effort was cleared.

Then against the run of play, the Robins went in front. Following a misplaced pass in midfield, the visitors countered down the right through Jamie Paterson, whose dangerous cross was volleyed home from close range by Abraham.

They almost doubled their lead at a calamitous corner six minutes later. The Whites failed to get rid of danger, but thankfully Lee Tomlin miscued his effort allowing Denis Odoi to clear from near the line, before Flint headed miles over when well placed in the passage of play that immediately followed.

Fulham hit back a minute later and Martin’s header from a pinpoint Sessegnon cross looked destined for the far corner, but dropped just wide.

Cairney then took aim from just inside the box, and his placed effort bent over via a deflection. McDonald got his head on the end of Kebano’s corner, but his effort missed the target by a few inches.

Midway through the half Fulham threatened with a number of corners in quick succession, with the last one requiring some desperate City defending, before Scott Parker sent a dipping volley a couple of yards wide of the post.

Tomlin demonstrated some fine ingenuity in the 26th minute when he evaded a challenge with a neat header, before volleying some way wide of the far stick.

A corner routine fresh off the training ground shortly after saw Kebano and Cairney work the ball to Parker 20 yards from goal, but the Captain’s well struck effort went just wide.

Kebano’s slick footwork after half an hour worked him the space he needed to get a shot away from 25 yards – it was hit sweetly but didn’t quite find its target.

City were looking to break whenever possible and they threatened again a minute later when Paterson cut inside, but his low shot was easily saved by David Button.

Sone Aluko was then convinced he was due a penalty when he was barged in the back as he went to contest a header, but referee Mr Bankes was not interested. Aluko wasn’t impressed with the officiating seconds later either, when a goal-kick was the decision after his shot took a chunky deflection behind.

Parker was the first man yellow carded on 38 minutes when he mistimed his challenge on Abraham.

Good hold up play from Abraham five minutes later allowed him to set up Tomlin who was given time on the edge of the box to fizz in a shot which required a crucial sprawling save from Button.

Jokanović made one change at half-time, replacing Parker with Stefan Johansen.

An intricate move involving Aluko and Martin two minutes into the second half culminated in the ball being worked to Kebano, but he dragged his shot under pressure.

Mark Little was then booked for a high and late challenge on Johansen as they contested a 50-50 ball.

It was all Fulham second half and we went as close as we had all game in the 51st minute when Aluko’s rasping, rising drive smacked against the top of the crossbar and went over.

Hearts were in mouths seconds later, though, when a hopeful ball over the top looked to have released Abraham. Button made the decision to race him to it, with the Fulham ‘keeper coming out on top and booting the loose ball halfway up the pitch.

It was 2-0 on the hour mark, though. Tomlin ran through the Fulham side with ease before unselfishly laying off to Freeman who was left with a simple finish.

In looking for an immediate response, Aluko was once again left flabbergasted as the referee deemed that another shove in the back in the penalty area was a fair challenge.

Button was called into action at the other end, getting two strong hands to Reid’s wicked drive.

Fulham then switched things up with the introduction of Matt Smith and Jozabed for Kebano and Madl in the 65th minute.

But things went from bad to worse almost immediately after. The Whites squandered possession once again and were severely punished when Reid smashed a low shot across Button and into the far corner.

Following the celebrations, the Robins made their first change of the afternoon, giving Abraham a rest and brining on Wilbraham.

The arrears should have been reduced a minute later when Smith got a strong head to Aluko’s cross, but it sailed a yard over.

In the 73rd minute City made their final two changes, as Callum O’Dowda and Josh Brownhill replaced Tomlin and Freeman.

A wild and frustrated Ragnar Sigurdsson challenge then earned him a booking.

It should have been four in the 77th minute when O’Dowda got in behind Odoi and cut back to Paterson who had the goal at his mercy, but Sigurdsson made a brave block to deflect his effort over.

Cairney thought he’d pulled one back moments after when he squeezed a low ball inside the post, but Fielding got down well to push it away, before denying Sessegnon from the follow-up.

To sum up Fulham’s afternoon, McDonald was then sent off for a high challenge on O’Dowda.

83 minutes in, another goal. Paterson had all the time in the world down the left in the area to square the ball across goal to Flint, who smashed home from a yard.

Trying to give the home fans a small comfort to smile about, Aluko was unfortunate to see his swirling left footer fly a yard or two off target in the 88th minute after his initial free-kick had hit the wall.

O’Dowda looked to run further salt into wounds when he tried his luck in stoppage time, but Button kept him at bay to ensure no further damage was done.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 24 September 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 20,585

Referee: Peter Bankes

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Odoi, Madl (Jozabed 66'), Sigurdsson, Ryan Sessegnon; Parker (Johansen 45'), McDonald; Cairney, Sone Aluko, Kebano (Matt Smith 65'); Martin

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Malone, Ream, Lucas Piazon

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Bristol City

Line-up: Fielding; Little, Flint, Magnusson, Bryan; Pack, Reid; Paterson, Tomlin (O'Dowda 74'), Freeman (Brownhill 73'); Abraham (Wilbraham 69')

Unused substitutes: O'Donnell, Scott Golbourne, Taylor Moore, Engvall

Manager: Lee Johnson

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Norwich City 9 20
2 Huddersfield Town 9 19
3 Brighton and Hove Albion 9 17
4 Reading 9 17
5 Birmingham City 9 16
6 Newcastle United 8 15
7 Barnsley 9 15
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 15
9 Brentford 9 14
10 Bristol City 9 14
11 Sheffield Wednesday 9 14
12 Leeds United 9 13
13 Fulham 9 13
14 Ipswich Town 9 12
15 Nottingham Forest 9 11
16 Queens Park Rangers 9 11
17 Burton Albion 9 9
18 Preston North End 9 9
19 Aston Villa 8 8
20 Blackburn Rovers 9 8
21 Cardiff City 9 8
22 Derby County 9 6
23 Rotherham United 9 6
24 Wigan Athletic 9 5
Goals
0
4
Total Shots
22
21
Shots On Target
2
10
Passing Accuracy
81%
67%
Fouls
13
10
Corners
7
5
Offsides
0
4
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
1
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 23Jozabed
  • 9Matt Smith
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Bristol City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Frank Fielding
  • 2Mark Little
  • 4Aden Flint
  • 23Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson
  • 3Joe Bryan
  • 21Marlon Pack
  • 14Bobby Reid
  • 20Jamie Paterson
  • 10Lee Tomlin
  • 15Luke Freeman
  • 9Tammy Abraham
Substitutes
  • 12Richard O'Donnell
  • 13Scott Golbourne
  • 17Taylor Moore
  • 8Josh Brownhill
  • 11Callum O'Dowda
  • 16Gustav Engvall
  • 18Aaron Wilbraham
Manager
  • Lee Johnson
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 0, Bristol City 4.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Bristol City 4.
  • 90'+4' Attempt saved. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Offside, Bristol City. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 88' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 87' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 87' Foul by Jamie Paterson (Bristol City).
  • 85' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 85' Foul by Mark Little (Bristol City).
  • 84' Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 83' Goal! Fulham 0, Bristol City 4. Aden Flint (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.
  • 83' Attempt blocked. Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aden Flint with a headed pass.
  • 82' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 81' Attempt saved. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Wilbraham.
  • 79' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the red card.
  • 79' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 79' Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jozabed.
  • 77' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ragnar Sigurdsson.
  • 77' Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.
  • 75' Ragnar Sigurdsson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 75' Foul by Ragnar Sigurdsson (Fulham).
  • 75' Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 74' Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O'Dowda replaces Lee Tomlin.
  • 73' Substitution, Bristol City. Josh Brownhill replaces Luke Freeman.
  • 71' Attempt saved. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Reid.
  • 70' Offside, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham tries a through ball, but Lee Tomlin is caught offside.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Sone Aluko with a cross.
  • 69' Substitution, Bristol City. Aaron Wilbraham replaces Tammy Abraham.
  • 68' Goal! Fulham 0, Bristol City 3. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 67' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 67' Luke Freeman (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 66' Foul by Aden Flint (Bristol City).
  • 66' Substitution, Fulham. Jozabed replaces Michael Madl.
  • 65' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Neeskens Kebano.
  • 64' Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).
  • 64' Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.
  • 60' Goal! Fulham 0, Bristol City 2. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.
  • 59' Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).
  • 59' Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Attempt blocked. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aden Flint.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 55' Foul by Ragnar Sigurdsson (Fulham).
  • 55' Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Marlon Pack.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 51' Sone Aluko (Fulham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Chris Martin with a headed pass.
  • 51' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 49' Mark Little (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 49' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 49' Foul by Mark Little (Bristol City).
  • 47' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 46' Ragnar Sigurdsson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 46' Foul by Tammy Abraham (Bristol City).
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Stefan Johansen replaces Scott Parker.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Bristol City 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Bristol City 1.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 45'+2' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.
  • 45'+1' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).
  • 45' Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bobby Reid following a set piece situation.
  • 45' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 45' Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson following a corner.
  • 44' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 43' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Sone Aluko.
  • 43' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by David Button.
  • 43' Attempt saved. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tammy Abraham.
  • 38' Scott Parker (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 38' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 38' Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 37' Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).
  • 37' Offside, Bristol City. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson tries a through ball, but Tammy Abraham is caught offside.
  • 36' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 35' Delay in match Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) because of an injury.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Parker following a corner.
  • 33' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Freeman.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner.
  • 27' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marlon Pack.
  • 27' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Little.
  • 23' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 23' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aden Flint.
  • 22' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marlon Pack.
  • 21' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 21' Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).
  • 21' Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).
  • 21' Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 20' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) header from a difficult angle on the right is too high. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano with a cross following a corner.
  • 19' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 19' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 17' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Bobby Reid with a cross following a corner.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross following a corner.
  • 16' Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 15' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 15' Foul by Jamie Paterson (Bristol City).
  • 13' Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).
  • 13' Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 10' Goal! Fulham 0, Bristol City 1. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jamie Paterson with a cross.
  • 9' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 9' Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marlon Pack.
  • 6' Offside, Bristol City. Lee Tomlin tries a through ball, but Jamie Paterson is caught offside.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross.
  • 6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Frank Fielding.
  • 6' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 2' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).
  • 1' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 1' Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.