1 Fulham 0-3 Hull City | Fulham Football Club
Saturday 2 November 2019, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship - EFL
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Hull City
3
Bowler 9'; Bowen 57'; Tom Eaves 84'

37' Yellow Card

Harrison Reed Card was given for a foul

74' Yellow Card

Stefan Johansen Card was given for a foul

6' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Maxime Le Marchand
Off:Joe Bryan

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Anthony Knockaert
Off:Bobby De Cordova-Reid

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Denis Odoi

9' Goal

Josh Bowler

57' Goal

Jarrod Bowen

84' Goal

Tom Eaves

44' Yellow Card

Jackson Irvine Card was given for a foul

90' Yellow Card

Tom Eaves Card was given for a foul

54' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Eaves
Off:Josh Bowler

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kevin Stewart
Off:Jon Toral

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:George Honeyman
Off:Jackson Irvine

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Fulham succumbed to a 0-3 defeat on a dreary Saturday afternoon at Craven Cottage.
Fulham succumbed to a 0-3 defeat on a dreary Saturday afternoon at Craven Cottage. 

A first half Josh Bowler strike gave the visitors a lead heading into the break. Shortly after the re-start Jarrod Bowen found the net to put the game beyond reach and a third was added by Tom Eaves with five minutes remaining on a day to forget for Fulham. 

Scott Parker made two changes from the side that picked up a gritty point away from home last week in the North-East. Marcus Bettinelli returned to the starting XI following the suspension of Marek Rodák & Stefan Johansen replaced Josh Onomah in a midfield three alongside Tom Cairney and Harrison Reed. 

Following a rousing rendition of the last post the match started badly for Fulham. After tracking back to make a challenge Joe Bryan went down clutching his back and thigh area. After receiving lengthy treatment the fullback limped off and was replaced by Maxime Le Marchand. A blow in the opening 2 minutes of the game. 

It almost went from bad to worse in the 4th minute when a chip over our back line found an unmarked Kamil Grosicki. With the defence scrambling to get back the winger turned and shot low with his left foot. Bettinelli reacted well to get down and smother the tricky shot. 

With the rain pelting down and the visitors full of energy the deadlock was broken in the 10th minute. After a slip allowed Grosicki free run down the left wing and deep cross was eventually swung in. A downward header from Bowler ricocheted off the back of Le Marchand and fell straight back to him. With time he placed his shot low into the bottom right-hand corner. Not the opening ten minutes we would have wanted. 

Despite going down we didn’t let out heads drop and patiently looked to carve out our opening. We kept hold of the ball but every time we headed into the final third our killer pass was lacking and the Tigers looked ominous on the counter when they won possession in their own half. They looked to move the ball quickly down both flanks and expose us when we had committed men forward in attack. 

In the 31st minute we came close to pulling level. Ivan Cavaleiro cut in from the left wing and surged inside, holding off the challenge of a Hull City defender. Spotting an unmarked Johansen on the edge of the box he fired a strong pass to his feet. The Norwegian controlled the ball  and slipped in Mitro. The powerful striker fired low with a right-footed shot but unfortunately it was straight at George Long. 

As the first half wound down we started to assert ourselves on the encounter. However, unable to carve out any clear openings in front of goal we were forced to go into the intermission trailing. 

A wet, windy and dreary opening 45 from the lads, there was work to be done in the second half if were to get anything out of the match. 

The Head Coach made one change at the break. Bobby Decordova-Reid who had been lively down the wing was replaced by Anthony Knockaert. 

The change made an impact and the opening ten minutes of the second half were dominated by Fulham. After some neat link up down the right flank Johansen swung in a dangerous ball into the penalty area. Mitro was in there looking to get on the end of it but the ball was cleared by the Hull defender. After some half-hearted appeals for a handball the referee waved play on. 

In the 57th minute the hole that we found ourselves in got considerably larger. A lethal counter attack from the Tigers saw the lead doubled. A fizzed through ball found the feet of Bowen. The in-form winger killed the ball with an expert touch and then bared down on goal. After going unchallenged he picked his spot and lashed on home into the far corner. 

It proved to be the knockout blow for Fulham as Hull kept more men behind the ball but continued to look threatening on the counter-attack. And in the 84th minute a third was added courtesy of another fluid move. Bettinelli produced a solid save to deny Bowen who had gone clean through, however the save fell straight to the feet of Eaves who slid it home. 

There was no way through a well organised and cohesive Hull outfit. We will look to bounce back against Birmingham City next weekend at St.Andrew’s. 
 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 2 November 2019
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,168

Referee: Keith Stroud

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Odoi (Kamara 61'), Mawson, Ream, Bryan (Le Marchand 6'); Johansen, Reed, Cairney; De Cordova-Reid (Knockaert 45'), Aleksandar Mitrovic, Cavaleiro

Unused substitutes: Norman, Steven Sessegnon, McDonald, Onomah

Manager: Scott Parker

Hull City

Line-up: Long; Lichaj, Burke, de Wijs, Elder; Da Silva Lopes, Irvine (Honeyman 88'); Bowler (Tom Eaves 54'), Jon Toral (Stewart 63'), Grosicki; Bowen

Unused substitutes: Ingram, Tafazolli, Pennington, Batty

Manager: Grant McCann

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Leeds United 15 28
2 Swansea City 15 28
3 West Bromwich Albion 14 27
4 Preston North End 14 25
5 Nottingham Forest 14 25
6 Bristol City 15 25
7 Sheffield Wednesday 15 24
8 Fulham 15 23
9 Queens Park Rangers 15 23
10 Charlton Athletic 14 22
11 Hull City 15 22
12 Birmingham City 15 22
13 Brentford 15 21
14 Cardiff City 15 21
15 Derby County 15 21
16 Blackburn Rovers 15 18
17 Millwall 15 18
18 Huddersfield Town 15 16
19 Reading 14 15
20 Wigan Athletic 15 15
21 Luton Town 15 14
22 Middlesbrough 15 12
23 Barnsley 15 9
24 Stoke City 14 8
Goals
0
3
Total Shots
8
10
Shots On Target
1
5
Passing Accuracy
87%
63%
Fouls
8
14
Corners
9
1
Offsides
3
4
Bookings
2
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Alfie Mawson
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 21Harrison Reed
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 14Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
  • 19Ivan Cavaleiro
Substitutes
  • 32Magnus Norman
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 24Anthony Knockaert
  • 25Josh Onomah
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Scott Parker
Hull City (4-2-3-1)
  • 1George Long
  • 2Eric Lichaj
  • 5Reece Burke
  • 4Jordy de Wijs
  • 26Callum Elder
  • 37Leonardo Da Silva Lopes
  • 36Jackson Irvine
  • 19Josh Bowler
  • 10Jon Toral
  • 11Kamil Grosicki
  • 20Jarrod Bowen
Substitutes
  • 13Matt Ingram
  • 3Ryan Tafazolli
  • 25Matthew Pennington
  • 6Kevin Stewart
  • 8Daniel Batty
  • 18George Honeyman
  • 9Tom Eaves
Manager
  • Grant McCann
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 0, Hull City 3.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Hull City 3.
  • 90'+4' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.
  • 90'+3' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Jordy de Wijs (Hull City).
  • 90'+3' Offside, Hull City. Kamil Grosicki tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.
  • 90'+2' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).
  • 90' Tom Eaves (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).
  • 88' Substitution, Hull City. George Honeyman replaces Jackson Irvine.
  • 87' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).
  • 86' Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 84' Goal! Fulham 0, Hull City 3. Tom Eaves (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a fast break.
  • 84' Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.
  • 80' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 80' Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).
  • 79' Foul by Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham).
  • 79' Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Offside, Hull City. George Long tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.
  • 77' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Eric Lichaj.
  • 76' Attempt blocked. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen.
  • 74' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 74' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 74' Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 72' Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 71' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordy de Wijs.
  • 68' Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Foul by Tom Eaves (Hull City).
  • 67' Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jordy de Wijs.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes following a fast break.
  • 63' Substitution, Hull City. Kevin Stewart replaces Jon Toral.
  • 61' Harrison Reed (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 61' Foul by Jon Toral (Hull City).
  • 61' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Denis Odoi.
  • 57' Goal! Fulham 0, Hull City 2. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.
  • 56' Offside, Hull City. Jarrod Bowen tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.
  • 54' Substitution, Hull City. Tom Eaves replaces Josh Bowler.
  • 54' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 54' Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Callum Elder.
  • 49' Foul by Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham).
  • 49' Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Anthony Knockaert replaces Bobby De Cordova-Reid.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Hull City 1.
  • 45'+5' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Hull City 1.
  • 45'+4' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 45'+4' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Callum Elder.
  • 45'+3' Attempt missed. Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.
  • 45'+3' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Reece Burke.
  • 45'+3' Attempt blocked. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 45'+2' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 45'+2' Foul by Eric Lichaj (Hull City).
  • 44' Jackson Irvine (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 44' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 44' Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).
  • 42' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harrison Reed with a cross following a corner.
  • 42' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.
  • 41' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Callum Elder.
  • 39' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Foul by Callum Elder (Hull City).
  • 37' Harrison Reed (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 37' Foul by Harrison Reed (Fulham).
  • 37' Jon Toral (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Offside, Fulham. Alfie Mawson tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 31' Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 30' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 30' Jackson Irvine (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 29' Offside, Hull City. Kamil Grosicki tries a through ball, but Jordy de Wijs is caught offside.
  • 28' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 28' Josh Bowler (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 26' Attempt blocked. Jon Toral (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kamil Grosicki.
  • 23' Offside, Fulham. Denis Odoi tries a through ball, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid is caught offside.
  • 19' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 19' Foul by Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Hull City).
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro.
  • 15' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Callum Elder.
  • 13' Offside, Fulham. Tom Cairney tries a through ball, but Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside.
  • 11' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 11' Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Goal! Fulham 0, Hull City 1. Josh Bowler (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 9' Attempt blocked. Josh Bowler (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Elder with a cross.
  • 9' Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 9' Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).
  • 8' Foul by Jackson Irvine (Hull City).
  • 8' Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Substitution, Fulham. Maxime Le Marchand replaces Joe Bryan because of an injury.
  • 4' Attempt saved. Kamil Grosicki (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen.
  • 1' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Foul by Josh Bowler (Hull City).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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