Saturday 10 September 2016, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Birmingham City
1
Donaldson (pen) 49'

26' Yellow Card

Michael Madl Card was given for a foul

44' 2nd Yellow Card

Michael Madl Card was given for a foul

54' Yellow Card

Denis Odoi Card was given for a foul

32' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jozabed
Off:Stefan Johansen

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Matt Smith

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Martin
Off:Floyd Ayité

49' Penalty

Clayton Donaldson

42' Yellow Card

Clayton Donaldson

45'+1 Yellow Card

Jonathan Grounds

90' Yellow Card

Jonathan Spector Card was given for a foul

26' Missed Penalty

Clayton Donaldson

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lukas Jutkiewicz
Off:Clayton Donaldson

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:David Cotterill
Off:David Davis

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Greg Stewart
Off:Che Adams

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Ten-man Fulham lose their unbeaten start to the season following a tight loss against Birmingham City.

Fulham were looking to keep up their unbeaten run with a positive result at home to Birmingham City on a wet Saturday afternoon but were unfortunate to lose by a goal to nil courtesy of a Clayton Donaldson penalty.

Slaviša Jokanović made three changes to the side that beat Blackburn prior to the international break at Ewood Park with Scott Malone, Floyd Ayité and debutant Stefan Johansen coming in for Ryan Sessegnon, Scott Parker and Neeskens Kebano.

Birmingham started off the brighter of the two teams and could possibly have had a penalty in the fifth minute when Michael Madl appeared to foul Donaldson but Mr Harrington waved play on.

One minute later captain Tom Cairney had an amazing chance to put the Whites ahead when his curling right-footed effort was denied by a finger-tip save from Tomasz Kuszczak.

The home side were at it once more just before the ten minute mark when Ayité whipped in a low cross towards the near post which appeared to be creeping in but the Birmingham stopper got his hands to it just in time.

Robert Tesche almost put the visitors ahead in the twelfth minute when his powerful left-footed shot missed David Button’s post by inches.

Just under two minutes later Tesche came close again with a well taken strike from outside the area yet Button made a magnificent diving save to deny him.

The resulting corner almost put Birmingham ahead after Jacques Maghoma found the head of Ryan Shotton who failed to convert his chance.

In the 24th minute the visitors were awarded a penalty when Madl fouled Che Adams, however Clayton Donaldson stepped up against former Brentford teammate Button who pulled off an incredible save to keep the scores level.

Johansen’s debut was short-lived when he was replaced by Jozabed on the half hour mark in what appeared to be a tactical substitution.

Madl received his marching orders on the stroke of half time after receiving his second yellow card of the game when he was adjudged to have pulled down Donaldson who was Birmingham’s last man and appeared to be through on goal.

Two minutes in to the second half and the visitors were awarded another penalty after Ayité brought down Adams.  Donaldson stepped up to make amends for his earlier miss and did so when he struck the ball past Button to put his side in the lead.

Five minutes in to the second half and Maghoma struck 25 yard free kick just wide of the post.  

Just after the hour mark Cairney came close to putting the hosts level. After some amazing trickery in the box his shot took a deflection and ended up out for a corner.

Chris Martin was given his first opportunity in a Fulham shirt with 15 minutes to go when he replaced Ayité.

With twelve minutes to go the home side had a golden opportunity to go level when the ball reached Scott Malone in the six yard box.  However, the left back was unlucky not to hit the target from close range.

With two minutes to go the visitors almost doubled their lead on the counter attack.  Greg Stewart played a great through ball to David Cotterill who was unmarked but Button was there to make a great save.  Cotterill wasn’t finished there though and as the rebounded ball fell back to his feet he played a beautifully chipped ball to Maghoma who hit it first time on the volley only to be somehow denied by the face of Tomas Kalas.

Deep in to stoppage time Malone had an unbelievable change to give his side a point but his headed attempt from Denis Odoi’s cross fell just wide of the post.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 10 September 2016
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 17,603

Referee: Tony Harrington

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Odoi, Kalas, Madl, Malone; McDonald, Johansen (Jozabed 32'); Cairney, Sone Aluko, Floyd Ayité (Martin 76'); Matt Smith (Kebano 45')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Sigurdsson, Ryan Sessegnon, Tunnicliffe

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Birmingham City

Line-up: Kuszczak; Spector, Morrison, Shotton, Grounds; Davis (Cotterill 75'), Tesche, Kieftenbeld, Maghoma; Donaldson (Jutkiewicz 65'), Adams (Stewart 83')

Unused substitutes: Legzdins, Robinson, Fabbrini, Brown

Manager: Gary Rowett

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Huddersfield Town 6 16
2 Barnsley 6 12
3 Birmingham City 6 11
4 Norwich City 6 11
5 Fulham 6 11
6 Queens Park Rangers 6 10
7 Brentford 6 10
8 Bristol City 6 10
9 Reading 6 10
10 Newcastle United 5 9
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 6 9
12 Nottingham Forest 5 9
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 6 8
14 Burton Albion 6 8
15 Ipswich Town 6 8
16 Sheffield Wednesday 6 8
17 Aston Villa 5 5
18 Derby County 5 5
19 Cardiff City 6 5
20 Rotherham United 6 5
21 Wigan Athletic 6 4
22 Leeds United 6 4
23 Preston North End 6 3
24 Blackburn Rovers 6 2
Goals
0
1
Total Shots
10
25
Shots On Target
1
8
Passing Accuracy
84%
72%
Fouls
12
22
Corners
3
9
Offsides
1
4
Bookings
1
3
Sending Offs
1
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 14Stefan Johansen
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 24Sone Aluko
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 9Matt Smith
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 17Ragnar Sigurdsson
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 23Jozabed
  • 25Chris Martin
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Birmingham City (4-4-2)
  • 29Tomasz Kuszczak
  • 23Jonathan Spector
  • 28Michael Morrison
  • 5Ryan Shotton
  • 3Jonathan Grounds
  • 26David Davis
  • 7Robert Tesche
  • 6Maikel Kieftenbeld
  • 19Jacques Maghoma
  • 9Clayton Donaldson
  • 14Che Adams
Substitutes
  • 1Adam Legzdins
  • 4Paul Robinson
  • 10Diego Fabbrini
  • 11David Cotterill
  • 18Reece Brown
  • 20Greg Stewart
  • 15Lukas Jutkiewicz
Manager
  • Gary Rowett
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, Birmingham City 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Birmingham City 1.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a cross.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90' Foul by Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).
  • 89' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 89' Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill.
  • 89' Attempt saved. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Greg Stewart.
  • 88' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 88' Foul by Robert Tesche (Birmingham City).
  • 87' Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross following a corner.
  • 86' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Scott Malone.
  • 86' Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Greg Stewart.
  • 84' Jozabed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84' Foul by David Cotterill (Birmingham City).
  • 83' Substitution, Birmingham City. Greg Stewart replaces Che Adams.
  • 82' Offside, Birmingham City. Jacques Maghoma tries a through ball, but Jonathan Grounds is caught offside.
  • 81' Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Spector.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 80' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Scott Malone.
  • 79' Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 78' Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 78' Foul by Robert Tesche (Birmingham City).
  • 77' Offside, Birmingham City. Jonathan Grounds tries a through ball, but Jacques Maghoma is caught offside.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Chris Martin replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 75' Substitution, Birmingham City. David Cotterill replaces David Davis.
  • 75' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tom Cairney.
  • 72' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 72' Foul by Che Adams (Birmingham City).
  • 71' Attempt missed. David Davis (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a headed pass.
  • 70' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 70' Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 68' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 68' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).
  • 66' Offside, Fulham. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.
  • 65' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 65' Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).
  • 65' Substitution, Birmingham City. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Clayton Donaldson.
  • 63' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Michael Morrison.
  • 63' Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.
  • 61' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 61' Foul by David Davis (Birmingham City).
  • 61' Attempt missed. Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross following a corner.
  • 60' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 58' Attempt saved. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Tesche.
  • 56' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 56' Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).
  • 54' Denis Odoi (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 54' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 54' Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
  • 53' Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).
  • 53' David Davis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.
  • 50' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 50' Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 49' Goal! Fulham 0, Birmingham City 1. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.
  • 48' Penalty conceded by Floyd Ayité (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 48' Penalty Birmingham City. Che Adams draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Birmingham City 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Matt Smith.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Birmingham City 0.
  • 45'+1' Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 45'+1' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).
  • 45' Attempt missed. Che Adams (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Shotton following a set piece situation.
  • 44' Second yellow card to Michael Madl (Fulham) for a bad foul.
  • 44' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 44' Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 44' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 44' Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).
  • 43' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.
  • 42' Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card.
  • 42' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 42' Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).
  • 41' Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).
  • 40' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 40' Foul by Jonathan Grounds (Birmingham City).
  • 38' Attempt missed. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.
  • 37' Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 37' Foul by Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City).
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Sone Aluko (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 35' Offside, Birmingham City. David Davis tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.
  • 34' Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).
  • 33' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 33' Foul by Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City).
  • 32' Substitution, Fulham. Jozabed replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 28' Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Tesche.
  • 28' Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Foul by Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City).
  • 27' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 27' Attempt blocked. David Davis (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 27' Attempt blocked. Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 27' Attempt blocked. Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maikel Kieftenbeld.
  • 26' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by David Button.
  • 26' Penalty saved! Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 26' Michael Madl (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 25' Penalty conceded by Michael Madl (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.
  • 25' Penalty Birmingham City. Che Adams draws a foul in the penalty area.
  • 22' Attempt saved. Che Adams (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Spector.
  • 19' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 19' Foul by Che Adams (Birmingham City).
  • 17' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 17' Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma with a cross following a corner.
  • 14' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by David Button.
  • 14' Attempt saved. Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jacques Maghoma.
  • 13' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 13' Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).
  • 13' Attempt missed. Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Morrison.
  • 12' Attempt blocked. Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 11' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 11' Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 10' Offside, Birmingham City. Tomasz Kuszczak tries a through ball, but Che Adams is caught offside.
  • 9' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 9' Foul by Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City).
  • 8' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jonathan Spector.
  • 7' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 4' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 4' Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Michael Madl.
  • 2' Attempt blocked. Clayton Donaldson (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jonathan Grounds.
  • 2' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 2' Robert Tesche (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 1' Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.