Tuesday 26 September 2017, 7:45pm at City Ground, Nottingham
Sky Bet Championship
Nottingham Forest
1
Murphy 33'
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Kamara 13'; Johansen 72'; Kebano 89'

33' Goal

Daryl Murphy
Assist by Armand Traore

55' Yellow Card

Joe Worrall Card was given for a foul

71' Yellow Card

Matt Mills Card was given for a foul

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ben Brereton
Off:Jason Cummings

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Zach Clough
Off:Kieran Dowell

84' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mustapha Carayol
Off:Michael Mancienne

13' Goal

Aboubakar Kamara
Assist by Ryan Sessegnon

72' Goal

Stefan Johansen

89' Goal

Neeskens Kebano
Assist by Yohan Mollo

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Oliver Norwood
Off:Denis Odoi

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Sheyi Ojo

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Yohan Mollo
Off:Rui Fonte

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Goals from Aboubakar Kamara, Stefan Johansen and Neeskens Kebano earned Fulham a 3-1 win at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.

Goals from Aboubakar Kamara, Stefan Johansen and Neeskens Kebano earned Fulham a 3-1 win at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.

Kamara’s coolness in a tight spot saw him break the deadlock when he bought himself some space before slotting home, but Daryl Murphy restored parity before the break with an accurate header.

Things could have gone either way in the second half, with Johansen and Kamara each hitting the woodwork either side of a fine David Button save.

But the points went back to SW6 courtesy of Johansen’s stunning free-kick after brilliant work from Ryan Fredericks, and the combination of substitutes Kebano and Yohan Mollo in the closing stages.

Slaviša Jokanović made two changes to Saturday’s team. Kamara was given a start after netting his first goal against Middlesbrough, taking the place of the injured Floyd Ayité, while Denis Odoi came in for Oliver Norwood, meaning Ryan Sessegnon was pushed up to left-wing.

Forest had the first chance three minutes in when they won possession high up the pitch. The ball broke to Murphy who opened his body up and saw his placed shot parried by Button. It hit a red shirt but thankfully deflected over for a goal kick.

Eight minutes later space opened up for Odoi who had galloped forward from left-back. He tried his luck from 25 yards out and was unfortunate to see his firm strike fly marginally over the bar.

But the breakthrough arrived when Kamara notched his second goal in as many games with a fine finish. A slick Fulham move ended with Sessegnon slipping in the Frenchman who sold his marker a dummy to make a yard of space, and he slotted a cool strike inside the near post.

It could have been two shortly after. A clever ball over the top from Johansen sent Sheyi Ojo in, and after his shot was saved by Jordan Smith, the follow-up by Rui Fonte was blocked by Ben Osborn.

Things should have been level on 21 minutes when Murphy’s cute skill popped the ball over Tim Ream’s challenge, but his composure didn’t match that elegance as he smashed the subsequent shot over the bar.

Kevin McDonald then drove forward with the ball until he was close enough for a shot, but he didn’t properly connect with his effort and his scoop was fairly comfortable for Smith.

Effective skill from Ojo allowed him to slide Fonte in down the left on the half hour mark. He got it back from the Portuguese forward, but mistimed his instant shot and failed to make an effective contact.

The equaliser came soon after, though, when Traore sent over a pinpoint cross to Murphy who’d peeled away and was able to nod the ball back across goal and inside the far post.

It looked as though things had got worse just before the break when the ball broke fortuitously to Jason Cummings following a free-kick, but his shot was bravely blocked by Tomas Kalas.

Jokanović made one change at half-time, brining on Norwood for Odoi, and his side’s first opening in the second period arrived four minutes in when Ojo spun away from his man but curled his shot into the palms of Smith.

Johansen then went much closer when good work between Fonte and Kamara ended with the ball dropping to the Norway captain who saw his cushioned strike clip the top of the crossbar from the edge of the box.

The Reds went straight up the other end and Cummings should have done better when he blazed over after being teed up in time and space.

Joe Worrall had his name taken in the 55th minute when he nearly chopped Sessegnon in two with a rash sliding challenge in a wide position.

Hearts were in mouths a moment later when the away goal was put under the cosh. First Cummings was denied by a fingertip Button save, Kieran Dowell was then denied by a Ream block, before Kalas headed the loose ball away from a dangerous position.

Kebano then entered the action in place of Ojo.

The Whites hit the woodwork again in the 65th minute when Johansen slipped a cute pass into Kamara, who saw his low near-post strike come back off the base of the upright.

Fulham’s final change came midway through the half when Fonte made way for Mollo, with the hosts following up with a double change as forwards Zach Clough and Ben Brereton come on for Dowell and Cummings.

A stunning Fredericks run saw him skip beyond three challenges before being brought to an unceremonious halt by Matt Mills on the edge of the D, with the Forest defender duly booked.

And Johansen punished the home side even further when he stepped up and curled a stunning set-piece up and over the wall and into the postage stamp of the goal.

A two-goal lead would have eased some nerves and Mollo had a half-chance to give his team that, but his low strike from a tight angle was saved by Smith.

Half the crowd thought Murphy had equalised for a second time with seven minutes to go when he broke beyond the last man, but he dragged his right footed strike marginally wide of the target when he looked for all the world as if he was going to score.

Forest made their final switch with the introduction of Mustapha Carayol for Michael Mancienne.

Kamara had the ball in the net shortly after when he got on the end of Kebano’s flick, but he was adjudged to have fouled Worrall when he outmuscled the defender.

The in-form striker almost secured the points when he threatened to go one-on-one only to be denied by a perfectly timed tackle, but it mattered not as Kebano struck in the next attack.

Sessegnon’s well weighted pass played Mollo into a dangerous position, and he looked up to pick out his teammate whose first time strike had too much power for Smith to wrap up a deserved victory for Jokanović’s men.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: City Ground, Nottingham
Attendance: 21,208

Referee: Scott Duncan

Nottingham Forest

Line-up: Jordan Smith; Worrall, Mills, Mancienne (Carayol 84'); Darikwa, Bridcutt, Osborn, Traore; Dowell (Clough 70'); Cummings (Brereton 70'), Murphy

Unused substitutes: Henderson, Lichaj, McKay, Bouchalakis

Manager: Mark Warburton

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Odoi (Norwood 45'); McDonald, Johansen; Sheyi Ojo (Kebano 59'), Rui Fonte (Mollo 68'), Ryan Sessegnon; Kamara

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Djalo, Graham, Cissé

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Cardiff City 10 23
2 Leeds United 10 20
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 20
4 Preston North End 10 19
5 Ipswich Town 9 18
6 Sheffield United 9 18
7 Bristol City 10 17
8 Aston Villa 10 16
9 Middlesbrough 10 15
10 Norwich City 10 15
11 Fulham 10 14
12 Millwall 10 13
13 Sheffield Wednesday 9 13
14 Queens Park Rangers 10 13
15 Derby County 9 12
16 Nottingham Forest 10 12
17 Hull City 10 9
18 Reading 9 9
19 Burton Albion 10 9
20 Brentford 10 8
21 Barnsley 9 8
22 Sunderland 10 6
23 Birmingham City 9 5
24 Bolton Wanderers 10 2
Goals
1
3
Total Shots
20
16
Shots On Target
4
7
Passing Accuracy
77%
75%
Fouls
11
9
Corners
3
3
Offsides
4
4
Bookings
2
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Nottingham Forest (3-4-1-2)
  • 43Jordan Smith
  • 42Joe Worrall
  • 5Matt Mills
  • 4Michael Mancienne
  • 27Tendayi Darikwa
  • 7Liam Bridcutt
  • 11Ben Osborn
  • 6Armand Traore
  • 20Kieran Dowell
  • 35Jason Cummings
  • 9Daryl Murphy
Substitutes
  • 30Stephen Henderson
  • 2Eric Lichaj
  • 10Barrie McKay
  • 18Mustapha Carayol
  • 31Andreas Bouchalakis
  • 16Zach Clough
  • 17Ben Brereton
Manager
  • Mark Warburton
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 19Sheyi Ojo
  • 9Rui Fonte
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 23Marcelo Djalo
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 17Jordan Graham
  • 22Yohan Mollo
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
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, Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+4' Attempt saved. Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Brereton.
  • 90'+3' Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 89' Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 3. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Yohan Mollo.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 85' Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 84' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Mustapha Carayol replaces Michael Mancienne.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Zach Clough with a through ball.
  • 81' Foul by Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest).
  • 81' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 80' Attempt saved. Yohan Mollo (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 78' Zach Clough (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 78' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 76' Hand ball by Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest).
  • 75' Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 72' Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 2. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.
  • 71' Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 71' Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).
  • 71' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 70' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Ben Brereton replaces Jason Cummings.
  • 70' Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Zach Clough replaces Kieran Dowell.
  • 68' Substitution, Fulham. Yohan Mollo replaces Rui Fonte.
  • 67' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.
  • 65' Attempt blocked. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 65' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 65' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 63' Attempt blocked. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Bridcutt.
  • 63' Attempt blocked. Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a headed pass.
  • 59' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Sheyi Ojo.
  • 58' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 58' Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.
  • 57' Attempt missed. Rui Fonte (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.
  • 56' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Mills.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 55' Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 54' Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).
  • 54' Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest).
  • 53' Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.
  • 51' Stefan Johansen (Fulham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.
  • 49' Foul by Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest).
  • 49' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 49' Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 47' Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 47' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • Second Half begins Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 1.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Oliver Norwood replaces Denis Odoi.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 1.
  • 43' Offside, Fulham. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 43' Foul by Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest).
  • 43' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 42' Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 42' Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).
  • 40' Foul by Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest).
  • 40' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Bridcutt.
  • 37' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Armand Traore.
  • 35' Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest).
  • 35' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 33' Goal! Nottingham Forest 1, Fulham 1. Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Armand Traore with a cross.
  • 30' Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 30' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 28' Offside, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.
  • 27' Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 26' Foul by Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest).
  • 26' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 25' Offside, Fulham. David Button tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 25' Offside, Nottingham Forest. Kieran Dowell tries a through ball, but Jason Cummings is caught offside.
  • 25' Liam Bridcutt (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 25' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 23' Attempt blocked. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Armand Traore.
  • 21' Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kieran Dowell with a headed pass.
  • 20' Attempt missed. Kieran Dowell (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa.
  • 19' Offside, Fulham. Rui Fonte tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Bridcutt.
  • 16' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Osborn.
  • 16' Attempt blocked. Rui Fonte (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 16' Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jordan Smith tries a through ball, but Daryl Murphy is caught offside.
  • 14' Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 14' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 13' Goal! Nottingham Forest 0, Fulham 1. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 12' Offside, Nottingham Forest. Ben Osborn tries a through ball, but Jason Cummings is caught offside.
  • 11' Attempt missed. Denis Odoi (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo.
  • 9' Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa.
  • 9' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 8' Delay in match Rui Fonte (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Tendayi Darikwa (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 6' Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 3' Attempt missed. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 3' Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Dowell.
  • 1' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 1' Foul by Armand Traore (Nottingham Forest).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.