Saturday 8 April 2017, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Floyd Ayité 17'; Malone 30'; Johansen 61'
Ipswich Town
Ipswich Town
1
Berra 90'+1

17' Goal

Floyd Ayité

30' Goal

Scott Malone
Assist by Floyd Ayité

61' Goal

Stefan Johansen
Assist by Tom Cairney

37' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald Card was given for a foul

74' Yellow Card

Tim Ream Card was given for a foul

90' Yellow Card

Scott Malone Card was given for a foul

57' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tim Ream
Off:Michael Madl

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lucas Piazon
Off:Stefan Johansen

86' Substitution

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

90'+1 Goal

Christophe Berra
Assist by Tom Lawrence

52' Yellow Card

Luke Chambers

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Lawrence
Off:Tommy Smith

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dominic Samuel
Off:Emyr Huws

86' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Brett Pitman
Off:David McGoldrick

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Fulham put the disappointment from Tuesday night behind them as they ran out 3-1 winners on Saturday afternoon.

Fulham put the disappointment from Tuesday night behind them as they netted three goals against Ipswich at a sunny Craven Cottage to reignite their push for a place in the top six.

In the first-half Floyd Ayité and Scott Malone scored to give Fulham a 2-0 lead going into the break.

Great control was shown by Fulham after half-time and a third was added by Stefan Johansen before Ipswich finally got on the score-sheet in added time with a Christophe Berra header.

Manager Slaviša Jokanović made three changes to his starting line-up that was defeated by Derby on Tuesday with Michael Madl, Chris Martin and Marcus Bettinelli coming in to replace Tim Ream, Lucas Piazon and David Button.

Tommy Smith was the only change to the Ipswich Town side that beat Wigan 3-0 in the week, the defender coming in to replace the injured Steven Taylor.  

Ayité and Johansen tested Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski early on as Fulham probed the opposition defence.

There was a heart-in-the-mouth moment for Bettinelli after 10 minutes as David McGoldrick charged down his clearance kick but the striker couldn’t control his effort which almost went out for a throw in.

In the 15th minute Ryan Fredericks broke down the right and eased the ball into the path of Martin, however the Fulham front-man failed to guide the ball into the net and Ipswich were awarded a goal-kick.

Fulham’s opening goal was the product of some classy counter-attacking football from Sone Aluko and Fredericks who delivered another cross to find Martin.

His shot was just palmed away by Bialkowski but Ayité picked up the re-bound and smashed it in, scoring his third goal of the week giving the Whites a 1-0 lead on 17 minutes.

Ipswich’s first big chance came four minutes later when Freddie Sears beat Madl for pace chasing a long ball however Bettinelli smothered the ball before the forward could get a proper touch.

Excellent link-up play secured Fulham’s second on the half-hour mark following a throw-in from Malone, Ayité and Johansen took touches before the left-back re-gathered and calmly slotted the ball past the Ipswich goalkeeper from the edge of the box.

Kevin McDonald was booked in the 37th minute for bringing down McGoldrick but moments later he thundered a shot from outside the box requiring the finest of saves from Bialkowski to prevent it from curling into the top corner.

In an eventful first-half for McGoldrick, the busy striker hit the post on 45 minutes but Fulham countered and Johansen forced another save just before the half-time whistle was blown.

During the break Ipswich took off defender Smith and replaced him with midfielder Tom Lawrence who was returning from injury.

Ayité stunned the crowd in the 50th minute when his free-kick from the left-hand touchline forced the Ipswich goalkeeper to make another outstanding save to stop the ball from hitting the back of the net.

Luke Chambers was booked for dissent before Bettinelli made a spectacular save of his own to prevent Sears from scoring.

McGoldrick had broken down the left and crossed the ball back in to Sears who was un-marked but the Fulham goalkeeper made himself big and blocked the shot.

Ream was called upon by Jokanović and replaced the Austrian international Madl in the 58th minute.

Fulham’s third came on the back of another top-class save from Bettinelli to deny McGoldrick, the Whites broke and eventually found Johansen on the right-hand touchline who cut in on his left-foot and slotted it in at the near-post on 61 minutes.

Trickery from Ayité on the right-hand touchline bamboozled the Ipswich defence and he forced Polish goalkeeper Bialkowski to pull out another top drawer save to deny a fourth from Fulham when he cut in on his left-foot.

Ream was booked in the 74th minute for bringing down McGoldrick on the charge to prevent the Ipswich striker from getting through on goal.

Goal-scorer Johansen was replaced four minutes later by Brazilian Piazon who only returned from injury against Derby on Tuesday night.

Togolese international Ayité was given a rest in the 86th minute and was replaced by Neeskens Kebano after another fine display in a Fulham shirt.

Ipswich then made a change of their own with Brett Pitman replacing the impressive McGoldrick.

Berra added a consolation goal for Ipswich in added time, getting his head on the end of a floated free-kick but it was too late for the away side as the Whites claimed a 3-1 victory.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 8 April 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 20,959

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Fredericks, Kalas, Madl (Ream 57'), Malone; McDonald, Johansen (Lucas Piazon 78'); Sone Aluko, Cairney, Floyd Ayité (Kebano 86'); Martin

Unused substitutes: Button, Ryan Sessegnon, Parker, Cyriac

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Ipswich Town

Line-up: Bialkowski; Spence, Chambers, Smith (Lawrence 45'), Berra, Kenlock; Ward, Huws (Samuel 66'), Diagouraga; Sears, McGoldrick (Pitman 86')

Unused substitutes: Gerken, Emmanuel, Bru, Williams

Manager: Mick McCarthy

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 41 86
2 Newcastle United 40 84
3 Huddersfield Town 40 74
4 Reading 41 73
5 Leeds United 41 72
6 Fulham 41 67
7 Sheffield Wednesday 40 66
8 Derby County 41 62
9 Preston North End 41 61
10 Norwich City 41 60
11 Aston Villa 41 58
12 Brentford 41 56
13 Barnsley 41 56
14 Cardiff City 41 55
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 40 51
16 Queens Park Rangers 41 50
17 Ipswich Town 41 49
18 Birmingham City 41 46
19 Nottingham Forest 41 45
20 Burton Albion 41 45
21 Bristol City 41 44
22 Blackburn Rovers 41 40
23 Wigan Athletic 41 37
24 Rotherham United 41 17
Goals
3
1
Total Shots
18
13
Shots On Target
8
4
Passing Accuracy
80%
67%
Fouls
12
13
Corners
7
4
Offsides
3
1
Bookings
3
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 9Cyriac
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Ipswich Town (5-3-2)
  • 33Bartosz Bialkowski
  • 12Jordan Spence
  • 4Luke Chambers
  • 5Tommy Smith
  • 6Christophe Berra
  • 30Myles Kenlock
  • 18Grant Ward
  • 44Emyr Huws
  • 37Toumani Diagouraga
  • 20Freddie Sears
  • 10David McGoldrick
Substitutes
  • 1Dean Gerken
  • 29Joshua Emmanuel
  • 17Kevin Bru
  • 21Jonathan Williams
  • 11Brett Pitman
  • 27Tom Lawrence
  • 42Dominic Samuel
Manager
  • Mick McCarthy
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 3, Ipswich Town 1.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Ipswich Town 1.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 90'+1' Goal! Fulham 3, Ipswich Town 1. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 90' Scott Malone (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 90' Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 89' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 89' Foul by Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town).
  • 86' Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).
  • 86' Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86' Substitution, Ipswich Town. Brett Pitman replaces David McGoldrick.
  • 86' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 83' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).
  • 82' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 82' Attempt blocked. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.
  • 82' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 82' Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 79' Offside, Fulham. Marcus Bettinelli tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Lucas Piazon replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 78' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 78' Dominic Samuel (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 76' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 76' Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).
  • 74' Tim Ream (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 73' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 73' David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 72' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).
  • 72' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Tom Lawrence.
  • 69' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 69' David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 66' Substitution, Ipswich Town. Dominic Samuel replaces Emyr Huws.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Chambers.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 64' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 61' Goal! Fulham 3, Ipswich Town 0. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 61' Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 60' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 60' Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 59' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Luke Chambers.
  • 58' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Emyr Huws (Ipswich Town).
  • 58' Offside, Fulham. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.
  • 57' Substitution, Fulham. Tim Ream replaces Michael Madl.
  • 57' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 57' Foul by Grant Ward (Ipswich Town).
  • 56' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 56' Tom Lawrence (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 55' Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Freddie Sears with a cross.
  • 53' Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David McGoldrick.
  • 52' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Ipswich Town).
  • 52' Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.
  • 51' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Myles Kenlock.
  • 50' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left from a direct free kick.
  • 50' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 50' Foul by Jordan Spence (Ipswich Town).
  • 46' Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 2, Ipswich Town 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Ipswich Town. Tom Lawrence replaces Tommy Smith.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 2, Ipswich Town 0.
  • 45'+1' Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 45' David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
  • 42' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 42' Myles Kenlock (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 39' Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 37' Offside, Ipswich Town. Luke Chambers tries a through ball, but Jordan Spence is caught offside.
  • 37' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 36' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 36' David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 35' Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Ipswich Town).
  • 33' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 33' Toumani Diagouraga (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Luke Chambers.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 30' Goal! Fulham 2, Ipswich Town 0. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by David McGoldrick.
  • 23' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 23' Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).
  • 22' Offside, Fulham. Marcus Bettinelli tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 20' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Myles Kenlock.
  • 19' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 19' Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Ipswich Town).
  • 17' Goal! Fulham 1, Ipswich Town 0. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.
  • 17' Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 15' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks with a cross.
  • 12' Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 11' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Malone.
  • 11' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Spence.
  • 8' Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 8' Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).
  • 6' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 6' Grant Ward (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 5' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 5' Foul by Emyr Huws (Ipswich Town).
  • 5' Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Freddie Sears.
  • 5' Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Michael Madl.
  • 4' Attempt saved. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bartosz Bialkowski.
  • 2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Grant Ward.
  • 1' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 1' David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.