Saturday 5 August 2017, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
o.g. Martin 25'
Norwich City
Norwich City
1
Nélson Oliveira 88'

25' Own-goal

Russell Martin

66' Yellow Card

Tom Cairney Card was given for a foul

85' Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for a foul

88' Yellow Card

Ryan Fredericks

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Floyd Ayité

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ibrahima Cissé
Off:Oliver Norwood

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Denis Odoi
Off:Ryan Sessegnon

88' Goal

Nélson Oliveira
Assist by Wes Hoolahan

89' Yellow Card

Nélson Oliveira Card was given for celebrating in an unsporting manner

90'+4 Yellow Card

James Maddison Card was given for a foul

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Josh Murphy
Off:Yanic Wildschut

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nélson Oliveira
Off:Cameron Jerome

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Wes Hoolahan
Off:Harrison Reed

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An 88th-minute equaliser from Nelson Oliveira snatched a draw for Norwich after a Russell Martin own goal put Fulham ahead.

An 88th-minute equaliser from Nelson Oliveira snatched a draw for Norwich after a Russell Martin own goal put Fulham ahead.

Floyd Ayité found some space on the Norwich left to work his way infield toward the Norwich goal and it was his cross which was turned in by Russell in the 25th minute.

With time running out Norwich brought on Wes Hoolahan who was coming back from injury and it was his ball over the top which found Oliveira who slotted it past David Button who had been excellent all game.

Fulham made four changes to their starting XI that faced Wolfsburg with Button, Tom Cairney and Neeskens Kebano coming in to replace Marcus Bettinelli, Ibrahima Cisse and Lucas Piazon.

New signing Aboubakar Kamara was given a spot among the replacements alongside Marek Rodak, Denis Odoi, Michael Madl, Tayo Edun, Piazon and Cisse.

Norwich named new signing and former White James Husband in their starting XI and he was one of seven players making their competitive debut for the Canaries under new Head Coach Daniel Farke.

The first chance of the game fell to Fulham on three-minutes when a neat pass from Stefan Johansen opened up the Norwich back-three allowing Kebano to close-in on the opposition box, however his whipped effort was just outside the path of Ayité.

Fulham’s pace was beginning to look troublesome for the away side and two minutes later, after a quick counter-attack, the ball fell to Johansen in the box, however he couldn’t get his shot on target.

Button pulled off an outstanding save from close range ten-minutes in when Yanic Wildschut pulled the ball back across goal but Marley Watkins was denied from five yards by the Fulham goalkeeper.

Mario Vrancic was the next Norwich man to waste a chance when he found a bit of space in the penalty area however he scuffed his effort as it drifted well over the bar.

Norwich continued to pile on the pressure and on 18 minutes Button pulled off another fantastic save from close range to deny Watkins for a second time in the game.

The opening goal however fell to Fulham when Ayité bamboozled the Norwich defence and worked his way toward the near post, his cross was deflected into the back of the net by the Canaries skipper Martin in the 25th minute.

The Whites almost doubled their lead moments later when Ryan Fredericks was played into the box by Cairney and his shot was saved by Angus Gunn, Sone Aluko failed to bury the rebound after the Norwich defence quickly re-organised.

Captain Cairney had the next chance after Kebano blazed past Martin on the left and pulled his cross back to find the Fulham number 10 however his low shot was easily matched by Gunn on the half-hour mark.

Most of Fulham’s joy was coming from the left flank and Ayité, in a similar position to the Martin own-goal, fired in a shot however it was blocked and went out for a Fulham corner, at which Ayité almost headed in the Whites second however the ball just eluded him at the back-post.

Norwich too were trying to expose Fulham down the left and Wildschut found James Maddison but he was quickly hounded down by Johansen who blocked his effort.

The half drew to a close with Wildschut cutting in off the right but his long range effort failed to trouble Button as the half-time whistle was blown.

Aluko thought he had bagged Fulham’s second two minutes into the second-half when Fredericks picked him out with a low cross however the right-back was given offside for a nice interchange with Ayité prior to the cross.

In the 52nd-minute Kebano cut in from the left onto his right-foot and rifled off a shot from the edge of the box but it unfortunately stayed out after smashing into the far post.

Three minutes later Norwich went up the other end and Watkins again found space in the box, however as the ball fell to him he fired it straight into the path of Button to deny the Norwich man for a third occasion.

The impressive Wildschut was replaced just before the hour-mark by Josh Murphy for Norwich and two minutes later Fulham made some replacements of their own with Kamara making his debut in place of Ayité and Cisse replacing Oliver Norwood in the centre of midfield.

Norwich instantly replied by bringing on Oliveira in place of Cameron Jerome at the point of the Canaries attack.

Cairney was booked in the 66th minute for his second foul on Maddison in close succession and three minutes later Odoi came on in place of Ryan Sessegnon at left-back.

Johansen played a beautiful ball through to Kamara on 72-minutes for his first real involvement and after turning the Norwich defence in-and-out he finally unleashed a shot which hit the side-netting.

Soon after Kamara was played through again, this time down the left, and from a tight angle he fired in a shot which just failed to fall inside of the back-post.

Farke looked to his bench once again with ten minutes to go and he brought on Hoolahan for Harrison Reed in midfield.  

With five minutes to go Johansen was booked for a rough challenge on Murphy out of the right.

Oliveira grabbed a late equaliser after being played through by Hoolahan with a looping ball over the Whites defence which the striker calmly put away.

After the goal Fredericks and Oliveira were both booked, the right-back for dissent and the Norwich man for taking his shirt off to celebrate the goal.

In added time Maddison was booked for a lunge on Cisse just inside the Norwich half, Johansen took the subsequent free-kick which found Tomas Kalas but his header back across goal was blocked as the referee blew the full-time whistle.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 5 August 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 20,134

Referee: James Linington

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Ryan Sessegnon (Odoi 69'); Cairney, Norwood (Cissé 63'), Johansen; Sone Aluko, Floyd Ayité (Kamara 63'), Kebano

Unused substitutes: Rodák, Madl, Lucas Piazon, Tayo Edun

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Norwich City

Line-up: Gunn; Martin, Zimmermann, Franke; Wildschut (Josh Murphy 59'), Maddison, Reed (Hoolahan 80'), Vrancic, Husband; Watkins, Jerome (Nélson Oliveira 64')

Unused substitutes: McGovern, Ivo Pinto, Godfrey, Tettey

Manager: Daniel Farke

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Bristol City 1 3
2 Queens Park Rangers 1 3
3 Cardiff City 1 3
4 Ipswich Town 1 3
5 Nottingham Forest 1 3
6 Preston North End 1 3
7 Sheffield United 1 3
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 3
9 Derby County 1 1
10 Fulham 1 1
11 Norwich City 1 1
12 Sunderland 1 1
13 Aston Villa 0 0
14 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
15 Hull City 0 0
16 Leeds United 0 0
17 Birmingham City 1 0
18 Brentford 1 0
19 Burton Albion 1 0
20 Middlesbrough 1 0
21 Millwall 1 0
22 Sheffield Wednesday 1 0
23 Barnsley 1 0
24 Reading 1 0
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
16
19
Shots On Target
3
5
Passing Accuracy
83%
87%
Fouls
12
10
Corners
7
1
Offsides
4
3
Bookings
3
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
Substitutes
  • 42Marek Rodák
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 20Lucas Piazon
  • 37Tayo Edun
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Norwich City (3-5-2)
  • 1Angus Gunn
  • 5Russell Martin
  • 6Christoph Zimmermann
  • 28Marcel Franke
  • 17Yanic Wildschut
  • 23James Maddison
  • 4Harrison Reed
  • 8Mario Vrancic
  • 3James Husband
  • 12Marley Watkins
  • 10Cameron Jerome
Substitutes
  • 33Michael McGovern
  • 2Ivo Pinto
  • 14Wes Hoolahan
  • 22Ben Godfrey
  • 27Alexander Tettey
  • 9Nélson Oliveira
  • 11Josh Murphy
Manager
  • Daniel Farke
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, Norwich City 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Norwich City 1.
  • 90'+4' James Maddison (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+4' Foul by James Maddison (Norwich City).
  • 90'+4' Ibrahima Cissé (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 90' Attempt missed. James Maddison (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.
  • 89' Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
  • 88' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 88' Goal! Fulham 1, Norwich City 1. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Hoolahan.
  • 86' Offside, Norwich City. Josh Murphy tries a through ball, but Russell Martin is caught offside.
  • 86' Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Sone Aluko.
  • 85' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85' Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 85' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 85' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Denis Odoi.
  • 83' James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 81' Attempt saved. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Husband.
  • 80' Substitution, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan replaces Harrison Reed.
  • 80' Foul by Harrison Reed (Norwich City).
  • 80' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 79' Hand ball by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).
  • 77' Attempt missed. Harrison Reed (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 76' .
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Russell Martin (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Husband with a cross.
  • 75' Attempt missed. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner.
  • 74' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Husband.
  • 74' Foul by Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City).
  • 74' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 69' Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by James Maddison.
  • 69' Attempt blocked. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Murphy.
  • 67' Foul by Mario Vrancic (Norwich City).
  • 67' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 66' James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 66' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 66' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 66' James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 64' Substitution, Norwich City. Nélson Oliveira replaces Cameron Jerome.
  • 64' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.
  • 63' Substitution, Fulham. Ibrahima Cissé replaces Oliver Norwood.
  • 63' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 62' Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 62' Foul by Josh Murphy (Norwich City).
  • 62' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Foul by Sone Aluko (Fulham).
  • 59' Substitution, Norwich City. Josh Murphy replaces Yanic Wildschut.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marcel Franke.
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 56' Attempt saved. Marley Watkins (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mario Vrancic.
  • 53' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 53' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 53' Offside, Norwich City. Marcel Franke tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.
  • 52' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.
  • 51' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a through ball.
  • 51' Harrison Reed (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 51' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 49' Attempt missed. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 48' Marley Watkins (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 48' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 47' Offside, Fulham. Floyd Ayité tries a through ball, but Ryan Fredericks is caught offside.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, Norwich City 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, Norwich City 0.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
  • 43' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 43' Foul by Christoph Zimmermann (Norwich City).
  • 42' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 42' Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 39' Foul by Mario Vrancic (Norwich City).
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Angus Gunn.
  • 38' Attempt saved. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 36' Attempt missed. James Maddison (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Tomas Kalas with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 32' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 32' Attempt missed. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by James Husband.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mario Vrancic.
  • 29' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Foul by James Maddison (Norwich City).
  • 27' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.
  • 26' Attempt saved. Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a through ball.
  • 25' Own Goal by Russell Martin, Norwich City. Fulham 1, Norwich City 0.
  • 24' Offside, Norwich City. James Husband tries a through ball, but Marley Watkins is caught offside.
  • 21' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 21' Foul by Marcel Franke (Norwich City).
  • 20' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 20' James Husband (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 19' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.
  • 19' Attempt saved. Marley Watkins (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.
  • 18' Attempt missed. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.
  • 17' Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Harrison Reed.
  • 14' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Christoph Zimmermann.
  • 13' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Foul by Cameron Jerome (Norwich City).
  • 11' Offside, Fulham. Tim Ream tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.
  • 10' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 9' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 9' James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 9' Attempt saved. Marley Watkins (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yanic Wildschut.
  • 8' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 8' Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 5' Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.