Tuesday 13 December 2016, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
Johansen 32'; Floyd Ayité 54'
Rotherham United
1
Newell 19'

32' Goal

Stefan Johansen
Assist by Ryan Sessegnon

54' Goal

Floyd Ayité
Assist by Lucas Piazon

67' Missed Penalty

Chris Martin

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lucas Piazon
Off:Kevin McDonald

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Parker
Off:Sone Aluko

19' Goal

Joe Newell
Assist by Isaiah Brown

90'+1 Yellow Card

Richard Wood Card was given for a foul

36' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Jon Taylor
Off:Isaiah Brown

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lee Frecklington
Off:Tom Adeyemi

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dexter Blackstock
Off:Danny Ward

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Fulham came from behind to defeat Rotherham United 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening.

Fulham came from behind to defeat Rotherham United 2-1 at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening.

The Sky Bet Championship’s bottom side stunned the home crowd when Joe Newell’s venomous strike from distance in front of the Hammersmith End found the bottom corner.

Stefan Johansen continued his fine goal scoring form with an accurate finish to level things up, before Floyd Ayité’s third goal in two matches put the Whites in front.

Chris Martin could have sewn the game up but saw his penalty saved by the impressive Lewis Price, although thankfully it didn’t prove consequential as Fulham held on for the win.

Slaviša Jokanović made two changes to the side that were held at Wolverhampton Wanderers three days earlier, with Michael Madl and Ryan Sessegnon coming in at the back for Tim Ream and Scott Malone.

Rotherham threatened to take the lead with just two minutes on the clock when a rare misplaced pass from Tom Cairney sent Isaiah Brown into the box. He elected to square to Danny Ward, but with his back to goal and Madl in close proximity, he could only shoot straight at David Button on the turn.

Brown arrived at United on loan from Chelsea with a promising reputation and he caused problems again in the 14th minute. Having stayed up at a Fulham corner, he managed to burst clear following a quick break, only for Sessegnon to make a crucial sliding tackle as he went to shoot.

From the subsequent corner, Tom Adeyemi swept a half volley towards goal after sweetly meeting Anthony Forde’s delivery, but Button was able to tip it over the crossbar.

Despite Fulham having all the ball, you couldn’t really begrudge the Millers the lead they took in the 19th minute when Newell took aim from 25 yards and arrowed a fine shot into the bottom right hand corner.

Fulham responded a minute later with Sone Aluko’s tricky run, but his shot at the end of it bounced harmlessly into the arms of goalkeeper Price.

An Ayité effort after cutting in from the left followed soon after, but again Price dealt with it easily enough.

Darnell Fisher then found space inside the Whites penalty area and bent one towards the far corner with his left foot, but Button was equal to the strike.

24 minutes in, Ayité – now known for his aerial prowess – dived in to connect with Sessegnon’s wicked cross, but headed wide of the near post.

Just after the half hour mark a lovely Johansen corner was begging for someone to get a head on it, but Madl missed his connection by an inch.

The equaliser was just around the corner, though, as Johansen bagged his third goal in as many games. Fulham kept the pressure on after a dazzling Ryan Fredericks run had ended with Martin’s shot being blocked, as Sessegnon’s cut back was coolly dispatched low and into the corner by the Norway international.

The visitors were then dealt a further blow when the lively Brown had to be withdrawn after picking up an injury. Jon Taylor was the man who came on to replace him.

Johansen’s goal had rejuvenated Fulham and some beautiful footwork from Ayité saw him beat two players to work an angle for a shot, but his near post poke was repelled by Price.

On a rare occasion when Rotherham had fewer than 10 men behind the ball, a Whites counter ended with Aluko whipping a dangerous cross into the middle of the box. Cairney rose highest to meet it and his header needed tipping over by Price. Madl then nodded just wide from the subsequent corner.

Jokanović made an attacking change at the break, replacing Kevin McDonald with Lucas Piazon.

And it was the Whites who had the first meaningful effort of the half when Aluko let fly from 20 yards, but Price got down well to claim his powerful shot.

Sessegnon then had a thunderbolt smartly saved, but the all important second goal followed when Piazon’s low cross found Ayité in the box, and the winger smashed it in low and hard to give Price no chance.

Rotherham then brought club captain Lee Frecklington and Dexter Blackstock on for Adeyemi and Ward.

With little more than an hour played Johansen almost gave his side a two-goal cushion with a sublime free-kick, but it just kissed the outside of the post before going behind.

But that opportunity for daylight presented itself again soon after when Madl was hauled down at a corner, but Martin’s penalty was brilliantly kept out by Price who guessed right.

More fancy footwork from Aluko saw him work an angle for a shot in the 72nd minute, but his placed strike was deflected over the bar, before Piazon’s deep cross but heeled against the far post by Martin as the Whites continued to turn the screw.

As the clock ticked into the final 10 minutes Aluko did well to pluck a high ball out of the sky. He steadied himself before unleashing his shot, which again deflected behind.

The forward was then replaced by Scott Parker.

Cairney then bent a shot into the arms of Price, before there was a hairy moment at the other end when Frecklington’s drilled volley had to be smartly kept out by Button.

In the final minute of normal time Cairney finessed what seemed to be a slow-motion strike inside the far post, but Price ended up being able to catch the effort which just lacked the required pace.

As three minutes were added on, Richard Wood became the first man carded when he crudely brought down the excellent Johansen.

And Fulham managed to easily see the game out from thereon in, moving up a spot to ninth in the table in the process.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 13 December 2016
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 13,735

Referee: Steve Martin

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Madl, Ryan Sessegnon; Johansen, McDonald (Lucas Piazon 45'); Sone Aluko (Parker 82'), Cairney, Floyd Ayité; Martin

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Malone, Odoi, Sigurdsson, Matt Smith

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Rotherham United

Line-up: Price; Fisher, Wood, Belaid, Mattock; Forde, Adeyemi (Frecklington 60'), Vaulks, Newell; Brown (Taylor 36'); Ward (Blackstock 60')

Unused substitutes: Bilboe, Stephen Kelly, Ball, Forster-Caskey

Manager: Paul Warne

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Brighton and Hove Albion 21 45
2 Newcastle United 20 43
3 Reading 21 37
4 Huddersfield Town 21 36
5 Leeds United 21 35
6 Sheffield Wednesday 21 34
7 Birmingham City 21 34
8 Norwich City 21 33
9 Fulham 21 32
10 Derby County 20 32
11 Barnsley 21 28
12 Preston North End 20 28
13 Aston Villa 21 28
14 Brentford 21 28
15 Bristol City 21 27
16 Nottingham Forest 20 25
17 Ipswich Town 21 25
18 Queens Park Rangers 20 23
19 Cardiff City 21 23
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 22
21 Burton Albion 21 22
22 Blackburn Rovers 21 20
23 Wigan Athletic 20 18
24 Rotherham United 21 10
Goals
2
1
Total Shots
30
8
Shots On Target
11
6
Passing Accuracy
86%
46%
Fouls
10
12
Corners
14
2
Offsides
1
7
Bookings
0
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 25Chris Martin
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 9Matt Smith
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Rotherham United (4-4-1-1)
  • 12Lewis Price
  • 17Darnell Fisher
  • 6Richard Wood
  • 26Aimen Belaid
  • 3Joe Mattock
  • 7Anthony Forde
  • 24Tom Adeyemi
  • 4Will Vaulks
  • 22Joe Newell
  • 37Isaiah Brown
  • 9Danny Ward
Substitutes
  • 45Laurence Bilboe
  • 2Stephen Kelly
  • 14Dominic Ball
  • 8Lee Frecklington
  • 10Jake Forster-Caskey
  • 11Jon Taylor
  • 20Dexter Blackstock
Manager
  • Paul Warne
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, Rotherham United 1.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Rotherham United 1.
  • 90'+4' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 90'+2' Offside, Rotherham United. Lewis Price tries a through ball, but Richard Wood is caught offside.
  • 90'+2' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Chris Martin is caught offside.
  • 90'+1' Richard Wood (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+1' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Richard Wood (Rotherham United).
  • 90' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Mattock.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 89' Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 88' Attempt saved. Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Richard Wood with a headed pass.
  • 87' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 86' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Mattock.
  • 83' Hand ball by Jon Taylor (Rotherham United).
  • 82' Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Sone Aluko.
  • 81' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 81' Richard Wood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Wood.
  • 81' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 80' Attempt saved. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Mattock.
  • 80' Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 80' Dexter Blackstock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Offside, Rotherham United. Joe Mattock tries a through ball, but Dexter Blackstock is caught offside.
  • 77' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 76' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 75' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).
  • 72' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Mattock.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Martin.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Richard Wood (Rotherham United) header from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Will Vaulks following a set piece situation.
  • 69' Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).
  • 69' Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 68' Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 67' Penalty saved! Chris Martin (Fulham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 67' Penalty Fulham. Michael Madl draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 67' Penalty conceded by Aimen Belaid (Rotherham United) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 66' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Price.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 64' Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).
  • 64' Joe Mattock (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
  • 61' Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 61' Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).
  • 60' Substitution, Rotherham United. Dexter Blackstock replaces Danny Ward.
  • 60' Substitution, Rotherham United. Lee Frecklington replaces Tom Adeyemi.
  • 60' Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).
  • 60' Richard Wood (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 57' Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sone Aluko.
  • 54' Goal! Fulham 2, Rotherham United 1. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucas Piazon.
  • 54' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 54' Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 53' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 53' Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).
  • 53' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 53' Foul by Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).
  • 52' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 50' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 50' Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).
  • 50' Attempt missed. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jon Taylor with a cross.
  • 47' Offside, Rotherham United. Aimen Belaid tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Rotherham United 1.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Lucas Piazon replaces Kevin McDonald.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Rotherham United 1.
  • 45'+2' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 45'+1' Delay in match Danny Ward (Rotherham United) because of an injury.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 45'+1' Danny Ward (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45' Attempt missed. Michael Madl (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Will Vaulks.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Price.
  • 44' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Sone Aluko with a cross.
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 41' Offside, Rotherham United. Lewis Price tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.
  • 41' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 41' Foul by Joe Mattock (Rotherham United).
  • 38' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross.
  • 37' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lewis Price.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 36' Substitution, Rotherham United. Jon Taylor replaces Isaiah Brown because of an injury.
  • 36' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 34' Delay in match Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United) because of an injury.
  • 33' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Foul by Danny Ward (Rotherham United).
  • 32' Goal! Fulham 1, Rotherham United 1. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Michael Madl (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 30' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Wood.
  • 30' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aimen Belaid.
  • 28' Offside, Rotherham United. Will Vaulks tries a through ball, but Richard Wood is caught offside.
  • 27' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 27' Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Offside, Rotherham United. Will Vaulks tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross.
  • 23' Attempt saved. Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.
  • 22' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 20' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 19' Goal! Fulham 0, Rotherham United 1. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.
  • 15' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Button.
  • 15' Attempt saved. Tom Adeyemi (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Anthony Forde with a cross.
  • 14' Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 14' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Wood.
  • 11' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 11' Foul by Isaiah Brown (Rotherham United).
  • 10' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 10' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Wood.
  • 9' Offside, Rotherham United. Joe Newell tries a through ball, but Danny Ward is caught offside.
  • 8' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 8' Joe Newell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Richard Wood.
  • 5' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Mattock.
  • 4' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 4' Foul by Darnell Fisher (Rotherham United).
  • 2' Attempt saved. Danny Ward (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Isaiah Brown.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.