Saturday 17 December 2016, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Floyd Ayité 45'+1; Johansen 61'
Derby County
2
Ince 34'; Pearce 75'

45'+1 Goal

Floyd Ayité
Assist by Ryan Fredericks

61' Goal

Stefan Johansen

32' Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks Card was given for a foul

40' Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for a foul

90'+2 Yellow Card

Michael Madl Card was given for a foul

31' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Michael Madl
Off:Tomas Kalas

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Parker
Off:Ragnar Sigurdsson

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stephen Humphrys
Off:Sone Aluko

34' Goal

Tom Ince

75' Goal

Alex Pearce
Assist by Tom Ince

85' Yellow Card

Craig Bryson

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Darren Bent
Off:Matej Vydra

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Abdoul Camara
Off:Johnny Russell

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andreas Weimann
Off:Tom Ince

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Floyd Ayité and Stefan Johansen continued their fine goal scoring form on Saturday, but Fulham were held to a 2-2 draw by Derby.

Floyd Ayité and Stefan Johansen continued their fine goal scoring form on Saturday, but Fulham were held to a 2-2 draw by Derby County at Craven Cottage.

A defensive error allowed Tom Ince to fire the Rams into the lead, but Ayité responded in first half stoppage time when he put the finishing touch to Ryan Fredericks’ pinpoint cross.

Johansen then put his side in front with a cool finish on his right foot, but Alex Pearce restored parity once again when he nodded in from a corner.

Fulham went closest to winning it after that when Lucas Piazon’s free-kick rattled the crossbar, but in the end we were forced to settle for a point.

Slaviša Jokanović made three changes to the side that beat Rotherham United in midweek. Chris Martin was ineligible against his parent club so was replaced by Piazon, while two changes at the back saw Ragnar Sigurdsson and Scott Malone come in for Michael Madl and Ryan Sessegnon. Academy graduate Stephen Humphrys was named on the bench for the first time.

Some wonderful one-touch interplay in the seventh minute between Johansen, Ayité and Piazon culminated in the latter taking aim from 20 yards, but his vicious effort was well blocked by Pearce.

At the other end a fantastic Chris Baird cross picked Johnny Russell out at the far post, but Fredericks smuggled the ball out for a corner before the winger could get his shot away.

A delightful ping from Tom Cairney then picked out Malone at the far post. He looked to cross to Sone Aluko for a tap-in, but a recovering defender reacted first to clear the danger.

Fulham spent the subsequent passages of play camped around the Derby box, but the closest they came to troubling the goal was when Cairney’s placed effort missed the top-left hand corner by a yard.

After the visitors had enjoyed a decent spell of possession, the Whites drew a first save of the game from either goalkeeper when Scott Carson got down well to smother Kevin McDonald’s lashed hit from the most acute of angles.

Fulham were dealt a blow after half an hour when Tomas Kalas had to be withdrawn having picked up a knock. Madl came on to replace him.

Almost immediately after, Derby won a free-kick right on the edge of the box when Fredericks was adjudged to have impeded Matej Vydra and subsequently found himself booked. Ince took the set-piece but drilled his effort tamely into the wall.

The in-form winger didn’t take long to make the breakthrough, though. Fulham found themselves outnumbered at the back and after Sigurdsson couldn’t connect properly with his clearance, Ince was presented with the opportunity to burst through and place his shot inside David Button’s near post.

Fredericks then created a half-chance for himself and tried his luck from a tight angle, but it was straight into the midriff of Carson.

Johansen was next in the book after he mistimed his tackle on Ince, who went down as if he’d been shot.

With a couple of minutes of the half left to play, Piazon went as close as any Fulham player to finding the net when he shimmied away from his marker in the box before squeezing his shot across the goal and just wide.

Jokanović stated his intentions at the interval by bringing Scott Parker on for Sigurdsson, and his side began the second period at a rapid pace.

First Aluko fizzed a half volley wide of the far post, before Malone’s dangerous cross-cum-shot was deflected behind. From the subsequent corner, Madl glanced a header just off target from Johansen’s delivery.

But the second goal the Whites were threatening arrived just after the hour mark, as Johansen netted his fourth in as many games. Derby couldn’t clear the ball after some good play by Aluko, and the Norwegian fired low into the bottom corner via a slight deflection.

The celebration was poignant, as the team ran to the dugout to hold up a jersey with a message of support for Fulham’s Sports Therapist Noelia Fueyo who is in hospital after being involved in an accident.

Derby responded with Russell’s near post strike that Button tipped round the post. They then made a double substitution, replacing Vydra and Russell with Darren Bent and Abdoul Camara.

And with quarter of an hour to play, they restored parity when Pearce was left unmarked to head in from close range at a corner.

Fulham had a chance to retake the lead a few minutes later when the ball dropped to Aluko in the area, but he struggled to get it out from under his feet and rushed his shot which proved to be too close to Carson.

Parker was then tripped right on the edge of the box to present the Whites with another good opportunity. Piazon struck his effort beautifully and was so unfortunate to see it smack off the crossbar.

Moments later Johansen tried his luck with a free-kick of his own. He went for power rather than precision, but Carson was able to palm it away.

With three minutes to go Humphrys was thrown on for his senior debut, with Aluko the man to make way. The Rams then made their final change as Ince was replaced by Andreas Weimann.

There was drama midway through four minutes of stoppage time when Madl fouled Bradley Johnson as he looked to break. The Derby midfielder got back up and looked set to go clean through, but the referee opted against playing advantage so that he could book Madl. A decision that did not go down well with the away players and supporters.

No more chances were forthcoming, as Fulham extended their unbeaten run to four matches, while Derby failed to win for the first time in eight.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 17 December 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,748

Referee: Andy Woolmer

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas (Madl 31'), Sigurdsson (Parker 45'), Malone; McDonald, Johansen; Sone Aluko (Humphrys 87'), Cairney, Lucas Piazon; Floyd Ayité

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Odoi, Kebano, Matt Smith

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Derby County

Line-up: Carson; Baird, Keogh, Pearce, Markus Olsson; Butterfield, Johnson, Bryson; Ince (Weimann 89'), Vydra (Bent 65'), Russell (Abdoul Camara 66')

Unused substitutes: Mitchell, Shackell, Hughes, Hanson

Manager: Steve McClaren

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Newcastle United 22 49
2 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 45
3 Reading 22 40
4 Huddersfield Town 22 39
5 Leeds United 22 38
6 Sheffield Wednesday 22 37
7 Derby County 22 36
8 Birmingham City 21 34
9 Fulham 22 33
10 Norwich City 22 33
11 Preston North End 22 32
12 Barnsley 22 31
13 Aston Villa 21 28
14 Brentford 22 28
15 Ipswich Town 22 28
16 Bristol City 22 27
17 Nottingham Forest 22 26
18 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 25
19 Queens Park Rangers 21 23
20 Cardiff City 22 23
21 Burton Albion 22 22
22 Blackburn Rovers 22 20
23 Wigan Athletic 22 18
24 Rotherham United 22 10
Goals
2
2
Total Shots
18
7
Shots On Target
6
2
Passing Accuracy
85%
72%
Fouls
16
12
Corners
4
4
Offsides
1
3
Bookings
3
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 11Floyd Ayité
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 31Stephen Humphrys
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Derby County (4-3-3)
  • 1Scott Carson
  • 12Chris Baird
  • 6Richard Keogh
  • 16Alex Pearce
  • 29Markus Olsson
  • 18Jacob Butterfield
  • 15Bradley Johnson
  • 4Craig Bryson
  • 10Tom Ince
  • 23Matej Vydra
  • 7Johnny Russell
Substitutes
  • 35Jonathan Mitchell
  • 5Jason Shackell
  • 19Will Hughes
  • 26Jamie Hanson
  • 11Darren Bent
  • 20Abdoul Camara
  • 24Andreas Weimann
Manager
  • Steve McClaren
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 2, Derby County 2.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Derby County 2.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+2' Michael Madl (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Andreas Weimann (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 89' Substitution, Derby County. Andreas Weimann replaces Tom Ince.
  • 88' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 88' Abdoul Camara (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Substitution, Fulham. Stephen Humphrys replaces Sone Aluko.
  • 86' Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 85' Craig Bryson (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
  • 85' Hand ball by Craig Bryson (Derby County).
  • 85' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Abdoul Camara.
  • 85' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
  • 83' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Derby County).
  • 83' Offside, Derby County. Bradley Johnson tries a through ball, but Tom Ince is caught offside.
  • 82' Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 82' Jacob Butterfield (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 82' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 82' Foul by Darren Bent (Derby County).
  • 81' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sone Aluko with a cross.
  • 79' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 77' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Foul by Darren Bent (Derby County).
  • 75' Goal! Fulham 2, Derby County 2. Alex Pearce (Derby County) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Ince with a cross following a corner.
  • 75' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Scott Parker.
  • 74' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 74' Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
  • 71' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 71' Foul by Craig Bryson (Derby County).
  • 68' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 66' Substitution, Derby County. Abdoul Camara replaces Johnny Russell.
  • 65' Substitution, Derby County. Darren Bent replaces Matej Vydra.
  • 63' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by David Button.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Johnny Russell (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 61' Goal! Fulham 2, Derby County 1. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 59' Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 59' Foul by Tom Ince (Derby County).
  • 57' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 57' Foul by Jacob Butterfield (Derby County).
  • 54' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 54' Foul by Richard Keogh (Derby County).
  • 52' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 51' Delay in match Tom Cairney (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Michael Madl (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Craig Bryson.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Chris Baird.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 46' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Alex Pearce (Derby County).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Derby County 1.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Ragnar Sigurdsson because of an injury.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Derby County 1.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 45'+2' Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+1' Goal! Fulham 1, Derby County 1. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 42' Scott Malone (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 42' Foul by Chris Baird (Derby County).
  • 40' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 39' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 39' Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 34' Goal! Fulham 0, Derby County 1. Tom Ince (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 32' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 32' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 32' Matej Vydra (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 31' Substitution, Fulham. Michael Madl replaces Tomas Kalas because of an injury.
  • 31' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 29' Delay in match Tomas Kalas (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 29' Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin McDonald following a set piece situation.
  • 28' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 28' Foul by Bradley Johnson (Derby County).
  • 25' Hand ball by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 24' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 24' Bradley Johnson (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Tom Ince (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jacob Butterfield.
  • 23' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 23' Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 22' Offside, Derby County. Johnny Russell tries a through ball, but Markus Olsson is caught offside.
  • 21' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 21' Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 20' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Markus Olsson.
  • 18' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 16' Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Ince.
  • 14' Offside, Derby County. Craig Bryson tries a through ball, but Tom Ince is caught offside.
  • 12' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 10' Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 8' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 8' Richard Keogh (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 6' Offside, Fulham. Sone Aluko tries a through ball, but Ryan Fredericks is caught offside.
  • 3' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 3' Tom Ince (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Foul by Chris Baird (Derby County).
  • 1' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 1' Alex Pearce (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.