Saturday 23 September 2017, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Sky Bet Championship
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Kamara 86'
Middlesbrough
1
Christie 88'

86' Goal

Aboubakar Kamara
Assist by Ryan Sessegnon

22' Yellow Card

Kevin McDonald Card was given for a foul

90'+4 Yellow Card

Rui Fonte Card was given for a foul

42' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Neeskens Kebano
Off:Floyd Ayité

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Aboubakar Kamara
Off:Stefan Johansen

90' Substitution

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

88' Goal

Cyrus Christie
Assist by Ashley Fletcher

9' Yellow Card

Cyrus Christie Card was given for a foul

76' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:George Friend
Off:Fabio

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ashley Fletcher
Off:Patrick Bamford

89' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stewart Downing
Off:Britt Assombalonga

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Fulham failed to secure a third league win of the season after a late Cyrus Christie goal earned Middlesbrough a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.

Fulham failed to secure a third league win of the season after a late Cyrus Christie goal earned Middlesbrough a 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage.

Aboubakar Kamara sent the Whites in front late on in the 86th minute with a powerful header from Ryan Sessegnon’s cross.

It took only a matter of minutes for Middlesbrough to reply with Christie scoring from a failed clearance on a Boro corner.

Slaviša Jokanović made one change to his starting XI to take on Middlesbrough with Rui Fonte starting in place of Neeskens Kebano who dropped to the bench.

Kamara returned to the match day squad on the bench with Jordan Graham missing out on a substitutes place.

Middlesbrough boss Gary Monk made two changes to the last league side he named against Queens Park Rangers the previous weekend with Patrick Bamford and Jonny Howson coming in for Stewart Downing and Grant Leadbitter

After an earlier shot in hope rather than expectation, Lewis Baker finally tested David Button in the seventh minute, but the Fulham shot-stopper tipped it over for a corner.

Fulham then broke and Christie brought down Sessegnon and was booked for the cynical challenge.

Oliver Norwood took the free-kick, which was positioned wide left of the goal and his effort dipped low and was just tipped wide by Darren Randolph.

Fulham took the corner quickly and Sessegnon’s deflected cross went just wide of the goalmouth for a throw-in.

Floyd Ayité was the next Fulham player to take a chance, the Whites countered and a quick pass from Stefan Johansen released the winger who made his way into the box, unfortunately his shot was matched by Randolph who got down low.

Kevin McDonald received a soft yellow card on 22 minutes for a foul on Britt Assombalonga who was on the turn trying to escape the Fulham skipper.

Six minutes later Sessegnon unleashed a deadly cross which Ayité flung himself at, the ball went wide but Sessegnon was also flagged offside.

The visitors then broke and Marvin Johnson went on a mazy run into the box, unleashing a shot which slipped just wide of the far post.

With ten minutes to go in the first half, Norwood found a bit of space on the edge of the box and was able to get a shot away, narrowly going over Randolph’s head and the bar.

Middlesbrough looked dangerous on the counter and Christie drove into the Fulham half and swung in a good cross, Assombalonga flicked it up with his head but Fabio’s shot was well wide on 37 minutes.

The Whites were then forced into a substitution in the 42nd minute when Ayité went off injured, Kebano came on to take his place.

With time running out in the first half the ball was played into the feet of Fonte on the penalty spot, he turned and laid off Norwood but his shot went wide.

The first chance of the second half fell to Sessegnon, after five minutes of play Sheyi Ojo took advantage of a miss kick by Fabio and crossed it to the back post, however the left back was unable to get a meaningful shot on target.

Boro were put under more unnecessary pressure three minutes later when a sloppy pass by Ben Gibson was almost intercepted by Ojo but Randolph rushed out to boot it into the Fulham man which then went out for a goal kick.

Kebano provided some magic just after the hour mark, teasing the Boro defence with some effective trickery, however he was brought down illegally and from the subsequent free-kick, wide on the left, Norwood took aim at goal and was inches off getting his effort on target.

Middlesbrough looked to be in on goal in the 65th minute from a dangerous counter, Assombalonga’s shot was blocked and it fell perfectly to Bamford on the edge of the box but his left-footed shot was drilled wide of the post.

The visitors were applying some serious pressure and in the 69th minute Baker’s blocked shot fell to Johnson, who was in some space, but he scuffed his effort away from goal.

Jokanović then made a tactical change with Johansen being replaced by Kamara in the 70th minute of the game.

After some tidy defending by Kalas in the 75th minute, he started a counter attack which saw Fonte play Kamara in on goal, unfortunately the striker failed to keep his effort down as it went high and wide.  

Middlesbrough then took off Fabio, who was struggling with injury, and Bamford and the pair were replaced with George Friend and Ashley Fletcher.

Kamara took the lead for Fulham with a sublime header where he out-leaped the Boro defence and generated enough power to find the back of the net.

Christie then replied two minutes later when Fulham failed to clear a corner, the ball was played back into the box and the defender put it away as it fell to him.

With one minute to go Fulham used their final substitute with Ibrahima Cisse replacing Norwood in the centre of midfield, while Boro brought on Downing for Assombalonga.

In injury time Baker received the ball in the box but was closed down from close range, but before it could fall to the Boro attacker Sessegnon slid in to clear it away.

Fonte was booked in the fourth minute of added time for a foul on the edge of the box and Middlesbrough squandered the free-kick, the full time whistle was blown moments later. 

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 23 September 2017
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 20,718

Referee: Oliver Langford

Fulham

Line-up: Button; Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Ryan Sessegnon; Norwood (Cissé 90'), McDonald; Sheyi Ojo, Johansen (Kamara 70'), Floyd Ayité (Kebano 42'); Rui Fonte

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Odoi, Djalo, Mollo

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Middlesbrough

Line-up: Randolph; Christie, Fry, Gibson, Fabio (Friend 76'); Baker, Howson, Clayton, Johnson; Bamford (Fletcher 76'), Assombalonga (Downing 89')

Unused substitutes: Konstantopoulos, Shotton, Tavernier, Leadbitter

Manager: Garry Monk

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Leeds United 9 20
2 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 20
3 Cardiff City 9 20
4 Preston North End 9 16
5 Middlesbrough 9 15
6 Ipswich Town 8 15
7 Sheffield United 8 15
8 Bristol City 9 14
9 Sheffield Wednesday 8 13
10 Queens Park Rangers 9 12
11 Nottingham Forest 8 12
12 Norwich City 9 12
13 Fulham 9 11
14 Derby County 8 11
15 Millwall 9 10
16 Aston Villa 8 10
17 Hull City 9 9
18 Reading 8 9
19 Burton Albion 9 9
20 Brentford 9 7
21 Barnsley 8 7
22 Sunderland 9 6
23 Birmingham City 9 5
24 Bolton Wanderers 9 2
Goals
1
1
Total Shots
10
14
Shots On Target
4
3
Passing Accuracy
82%
68%
Fouls
16
8
Corners
6
3
Offsides
2
1
Bookings
2
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 2Ryan Fredericks
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 19Sheyi Ojo
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 9Rui Fonte
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 23Marcelo Djalo
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
  • 22Yohan Mollo
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Middlesbrough (4-4-2)
  • 25Darren Randolph
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 20Dael Fry
  • 6Ben Gibson
  • 2Fabio
  • 30Lewis Baker
  • 16Jonny Howson
  • 8Adam Clayton
  • 21Marvin Johnson
  • 11Patrick Bamford
  • 9Britt Assombalonga
Substitutes
  • 1Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
  • 3George Friend
  • 5Ryan Shotton
  • 62Marcus Tavernier
  • 7Grant Leadbitter
  • 19Stewart Downing
  • 18Ashley Fletcher
Manager
  • Garry Monk
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, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 90'+4' Rui Fonte (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 90'+4' Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90'+3' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
  • 90'+2' Attempt blocked. Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marvin Johnson.
  • 90' Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 90' Foul by George Friend (Middlesbrough).
  • 90' Substitution, Fulham. Ibrahima Cissé replaces Oliver Norwood.
  • 89' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Stewart Downing replaces Britt Assombalonga.
  • 88' Goal! Fulham 1, Middlesbrough 1. Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Fletcher following a corner.
  • 88' Attempt missed. Ashley Fletcher (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
  • 87' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Kevin McDonald.
  • 86' Goal! Fulham 1, Middlesbrough 0. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon with a cross.
  • 83' Offside, Middlesbrough. Adam Clayton tries a through ball, but Britt Assombalonga is caught offside.
  • 82' Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).
  • 82' Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Attempt blocked. Rui Fonte (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.
  • 78' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 78' Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 77' Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 77' Foul by Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough).
  • 76' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Ashley Fletcher replaces Patrick Bamford.
  • 76' Substitution, Middlesbrough. George Friend replaces Fabio because of an injury.
  • 74' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Rui Fonte with a through ball.
  • 72' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 71' Delay in match Fabio (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 70' Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Stefan Johansen.
  • 69' Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 67' Hand ball by Rui Fonte (Fulham).
  • 66' Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 65' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Dael Fry.
  • 64' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
  • 63' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 63' Foul by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough).
  • 57' Attempt missed. Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.
  • 56' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 56' Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 54' Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 54' Foul by Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough).
  • 51' Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo with a cross.
  • 51' Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 51' Foul by Fabio (Middlesbrough).
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Middlesbrough 0.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Middlesbrough 0.
  • 45'+2' Hand ball by Rui Fonte (Fulham).
  • 45' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rui Fonte.
  • 42' Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Floyd Ayité because of an injury.
  • 42' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 41' Delay in match Floyd Ayité (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Gibson.
  • 38' Attempt missed. Fabio (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Britt Assombalonga with a headed pass.
  • 36' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 35' Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 35' Foul by Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough).
  • 35' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 33' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 33' Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Gibson.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 28' Offside, Fulham. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Ryan Sessegnon is caught offside.
  • 26' Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).
  • 26' Fabio (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Gibson.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny Howson.
  • 23' Attempt missed. Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.
  • 22' Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 22' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 22' Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 20' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 20' Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 18' Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.
  • 18' Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 18' Foul by Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough).
  • 15' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 15' Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).
  • 14' Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 12' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 12' Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 12' Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.
  • 11' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 11' Marvin Johnson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Darren Randolph.
  • 10' Attempt saved. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 9' Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 9' Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 9' Foul by Cyrus Christie (Middlesbrough).
  • 7' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by David Button.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Clayton.
  • 6' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 6' Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 2' Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 2' Offside, Fulham. Stefan Johansen tries a through ball, but Floyd Ayité is caught offside.
  • 1' Attempt saved. Lewis Baker (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.