Saturday 1 October 2016, 12:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Ream 47'
Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers
2
Washington 20'; Sylla 87'

47' Goal

Tim Ream

58' Yellow Card

Scott Malone Card was given for a foul

83' Yellow Card

Tim Ream Card was given for a foul

6' Missed Penalty

Tom Cairney

90'+6 Missed Penalty

Sone Aluko

56' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Chris Martin

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Tom Cairney

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jozabed
Off:Scott Parker

20' Goal

Conor Washington
Assist by Pawel Wszolek

87' Goal

Idrissa Sylla
Assist by Tjaronn Chery

5' Yellow Card

Steven Caulker Card was given for a foul

74' Yellow Card

Karl Henry

90'+6 Yellow Card

Idrissa Sylla

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Idrissa Sylla
Off:Sebastian Polter

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Olamide Shodipo
Off:Pawel Wszolek

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Niko Hamalainen
Off:Joel Lynch

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Fulham missed two penalties in a 2-1 West London derby defeat by Queens Park Rangers in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Fulham missed two penalties in a 2-1 West London derby defeat by Queens Park Rangers in Saturday’s early kick-off.

A day that started so brightly with the unveiling of the George Cohen statue looked set to get better when Tom Cairney was given an early chance from the spot following a foul on Ragnar Sigurdsson, but his strike was expertly kept out by Alex Smithies. It was a moment QPR capitalised on when Conor Washington’s deflected shot found the back of the net quarter of an hour later.

The Whites did restore parity soon after the break when Tim Ream smashed in his first goal for the Club, but the Hoops went back in front late on through substitute Idrissa Sylla.

There was late drama when Jozabed earned another spot-kick at the death, but Sone Aluko saw his penalty crack the post to leave Fulham fans trying to get their heads around another one of those days.

Slaviša Jokanović made just the one change to the side that drew in Nottingham on Tuesday, with Chris Martin coming in up front for Matt Smith, who dropped to the bench.

There was a minor scare 17 seconds in when Washington got on the end of Pawel Wszolek’s cross, but his header lacked power and was easily caught by David Button.

With five minutes on the clock, Fulham were awarded a penalty when Sigurdsson was hauled down at a corner by Steven Caulker, who was booked. Cairney stepped up but put his kick too close to Smithies who parried away.

QPR hit a couple of pot shots from distance in the following passages of play, but Button wasn’t troubled by either.

Just after the quarter hour mark some nice link-up play between Cairney and Scott Malone ended with the latter gliding into the box before poking in a shot that was collected by Smithies at the second attempt.

With 20 minutes played, Rangers took the lead. A deep cross found Wszolek unmarked at the far post, he cut back to Washington whose strike took a big deflection to spin over a helpless Button.

Fulham could have equalised moments later when Denis Odoi got on the end of a dangerous Lucas Piazon free-kick, but he could only flick his header over the bar.

But midway through the first half, it really should have been 1-1. A perfect Scott Parker through ball sent Piazon in on goal, but the Brazilian elected to square to Martin who, off balance, dragged his shot wide.

Then in the 25th minute another counter-attack culminated in Martin feeding Aluko, but his shot after cutting back inside onto his left foot was deflected behind for a corner which came to nothing.

10 minutes later Aluko had the chance to open up his legs as he burst forward following a Rangers corner. He sprinted practically the length of the pitch before curling a decent effort inches wide of the far post.

Cairney then took an almost carbon copy shot, with a similar outcome.

You felt Fulham needed a goal early in the second half, and they got it. After an initial Piazon corner was cleared, it came back to the winger who slid it to Parker. His dinked cross took Smithies out of the game and Ream took full advantage, lashing in the equaliser.

That goal buoyed the home fans and they nearly had a second to celebrate in the 49th minute when Nedum Onuoha almost headed into his own net from a wicked Malone cross.

Five minutes later Martin looked to be clean through on goal after being released by Aluko, but the offside flag went up to deny him. It was a very tight call.

A powerful Cairney run then had the entire Rangers team backpeddling. He took his time before squaring to Ryan Tunnicliffe, who had a touch and volleyed an inch wide.

With 56 minutes on the pitch, Smith came on for Martin in a like for like switch up top.

Somehow Fulham were kept out a minute later. Smith headed Aluko’s deep cross back to Parker, and his shot was cleared off the line by Caulker’s heel. Sylla came on for Sebastian Polter moments later.

Malone then took one for the team when he was booked for a blatant foul on Tjaronn Chery as he attempted to launch a dangerous looking break.

Just after the hour mark QPR made their second change as Wszolek made way for Olamide Shodipo.

The Whites had another chance to go in front in the 64th minute when Aluko burst onto a Smith flick-on, but he lashed at his shot and it sailed wide of the near post.

With 20 minutes to go, Cairney made way for Neeskens Kebano. The winger should have scored with his first touch, but he could only glance Malone’s wicked cross wide. Karl Henry was then booked for a sickening challenge for which the referee had played advantage earlier in the move.

Jokanović made his final switch of the afternoon in the 78th minute as Parker departed following another gritty display, and was replaced by Jozabed. Rangers also made their third substitution shortly after, brining on Niko Hamalainen for Joel Lynch.

Ream went into the book for a foul just outside the box with eight minutes to go. It was a dangerous position and the R’s went close from it through Onuoha, who headed off target at the far post.

Fulham were dealt an absolute killer blow four minutes from time when the visitors won it. Following a needlessly misplaced pass in midfield, QPR worked the ball out to Chery whose pinpoint cross was planted in by the diving head of the unmarked Sylla.

The Whites looked for a response and quickly won a corner, from which Smithies palmed over Ream’s half volley.

In the first of five minutes added on Jozabed went close to an equaliser with a fine free-kick that smacked the crossbar before going over.

And in the final one of the five, Fulham were given a second penalty when Onuoha stuck a boot into Jozabed’s face. It mattered little for the visitors though, as Aluko smashed the spot-kick against the base of the right-hand post.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 1 October 2016
Kick-off: 12:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 19,609

Referee: Lee Mason

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Odoi, Sigurdsson, Ream, Malone; Parker (Jozabed 78'), Tunnicliffe; Cairney (Kebano 71'), Sone Aluko, Lucas Piazon; Martin (Matt Smith 56')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Madl, Ryan Sessegnon, Adeniran

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Queens Park Rangers

Line-up: Alex Smithies; Onuoha, Caulker, Hall, Lynch (Niko Hamalainen 81'); Henry, Luongo; Wszolek (Shodipo 63'), Chery, Washington; Polter (Sylla 58')

Unused substitutes: Ingram, Kakay, Sandro, El Khayati

Manager: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Huddersfield Town 10 22
2 Norwich City 10 20
3 Newcastle United 10 19
4 Brighton and Hove Albion 10 18
5 Brentford 10 17
6 Bristol City 10 17
7 Birmingham City 10 17
8 Sheffield Wednesday 10 17
9 Reading 10 17
10 Barnsley 10 16
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 15
12 Queens Park Rangers 11 15
13 Fulham 11 14
14 Ipswich Town 10 13
15 Leeds United 10 13
16 Nottingham Forest 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
2
Total Shots
25
14
Shots On Target
6
7
Passing Accuracy
76%
78%
Fouls
6
11
Corners
12
4
Offsides
4
1
Bookings
2
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 23Jozabed
  • 35Dennis Adeniran
  • 9Matt Smith
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Queens Park Rangers (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Alex Smithies
  • 5Nedum Onuoha
  • 22Steven Caulker
  • 4Grant Hall
  • 6Joel Lynch
  • 20Karl Henry
  • 21Massimo Luongo
  • 15Pawel Wszolek
  • 10Tjaronn Chery
  • 9Conor Washington
  • 17Sebastian Polter
Substitutes
  • 13Matt Ingram
  • 34Osman Kakay
  • 38Niko Hamalainen
  • 30Sandro
  • 19Abdenasser El Khayati
  • 27Olamide Shodipo
  • 40Idrissa Sylla
Manager
  • Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink
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 1, Queens Park Rangers 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 2.
  • 90'+6' Penalty missed! Still Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 2. Sone Aluko (Fulham) hits the right post with a left footed shot.
  • 90'+6' Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+5' Penalty Fulham. Jozabed draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 90'+5' Penalty conceded by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 90'+1' Jozabed (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
  • 90' Matt Smith (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90' Foul by Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 90' Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Massimo Luongo tries a through ball, but Olamide Shodipo is caught offside.
  • 89' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Smithies.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Tim Ream (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jozabed with a cross.
  • 89' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Massimo Luongo.
  • 87' Goal! Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 2. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross.
  • 87' Attempt blocked. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross.
  • 86' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by David Button.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 83' Tim Ream (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 82' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 82' Olamide Shodipo (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 81' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Niko Hamalainen replaces Joel Lynch.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery with a cross.
  • 79' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Scott Malone.
  • 78' Substitution, Fulham. Jozabed replaces Scott Parker.
  • 77' Hand ball by Scott Parker (Fulham).
  • 75' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 74' Delay in match Scott Parker (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 74' Karl Henry (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Malone.
  • 72' Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tim Ream.
  • 72' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Steven Caulker.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 71' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Tom Cairney.
  • 71' Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
  • 70' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 70' Delay in match Alex Smithies (Queens Park Rangers) because of an injury.
  • 69' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joel Lynch.
  • 68' Attempt blocked. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.
  • 66' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 65' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 65' Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 64' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 63' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Olamide Shodipo replaces Pawel Wszolek.
  • 62' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 62' Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 61' Attempt saved. Idrissa Sylla (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Washington with a cross.
  • 58' Scott Malone (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 58' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 58' Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Tim Ream (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Pawel Wszolek.
  • 58' Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Idrissa Sylla replaces Sebastian Polter.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.
  • 56' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Chris Martin.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 54' Offside, Fulham. Sone Aluko tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 49' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.
  • 48' Attempt missed. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 47' Goal! Fulham 1, Queens Park Rangers 1. Tim Ream (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a corner.
  • 47' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Conor Washington.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Queens Park Rangers 1.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Queens Park Rangers 1.
  • 45'+2' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 45' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 45' Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nedum Onuoha.
  • 42' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 42' Foul by Nedum Onuoha (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 37' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Malone with a cross.
  • 36' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 36' Foul by Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 35' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Piazon following a fast break.
  • 35' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Scott Parker.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Massimo Luongo with a cross following a corner.
  • 34' Corner, Queens Park Rangers. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner.
  • 32' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Karl Henry.
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Conor Washington.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 31' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 31' Foul by Joel Lynch (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 30' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 30' Foul by Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 28' Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Tom Cairney is caught offside.
  • 25' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Grant Hall.
  • 25' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 24' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Foul by Sebastian Polter (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 23' Attempt missed. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lucas Piazon with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 21' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 21' Foul by Pawel Wszolek (Queens Park Rangers).
  • 20' Goal! Fulham 0, Queens Park Rangers 1. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek.
  • 19' Attempt saved. Massimo Luongo (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tjaronn Chery.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 14' Offside, Fulham. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 14' Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon with a headed pass.
  • 12' Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sebastian Polter.
  • 11' Attempt saved. Tjaronn Chery (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Conor Washington.
  • 6' Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 6' Penalty saved! Tom Cairney (Fulham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 5' Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 5' Penalty Fulham. Ragnar Sigurdsson draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 5' Penalty conceded by Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 5' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joel Lynch.
  • 1' Attempt saved. Conor Washington (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Pawel Wszolek with a cross.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.