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Fulham FC Results

Championship - Saturday 29th August 2015, 3:00 PM
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Rotherham
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3
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Fulham
 
Attendance: 8839
 
Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Tyne and Wear)
 

Match events
 
7
Goal
Pringle
 
16
Goal
McCormack pen
Maguire
30
Yellow
 
Ward
45
Sub On
 
Newell
45
Sub Off
 
White
45
Sub On
 
Maguire
45
Sub Off
 
Ledesma
54
Sub On
 
Richardson
54
Sub Off
 
Clarke-Harris
72
Goal
 
 
76
Sub On
Woodrow
 
76
Sub Off
Dembele
 
76
Yellow
McCormack
 
82
Sub On
Christensen
 
82
Sub Off
McCormack
 
86
Yellow
Christensen
 
93
Goal
Woodrow
 
96
Sub On
Kacaniklic
 
96
Sub Off
Pringle
 
Match review



Match Report

Rotherham (0) 1-3 (2) Fulham

Championship Match Day 05 1516 at New York Stadium

Saturday 29th August 2015    KO: 15:00

Ref: Geoff Eltringham




Ben Pringle
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Fulham midfielder Ben Pringle kick-started Fulham's 3-1 success over his former club Rotherham.

Pringle, who spent four seasons with The Millers and earned two promotions, opened up the scoring before Ross McCormack's penalty and Cauley Woodrow's injury-time strike sealed Fulham's first league win of the season.

Jonson Clarke-Harris got one back for Rotherham, who earlier missed a penalty through Matt Derbyshire, in the second half but the loss leaves them rooted to the bottom of the Sky Bet Championship table and winless from five games.

Fulham forced the first effort on goal when Tom Cairney supplied Ryan Tunnicliffe but the midfielder dragged his shot wide.

Fulham striker Ross McCormack
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Chris Maguire then tested Andy Lonergan at the other end before Clarke-Harris failed to connect properly with Derbyshire's inviting cross.

Pringle then scored seven minutes into his New York Stadium return after Moussa Dembele's header was palmed into his path for a tap-in by Adam Collin.

McCormack had an opportunity to double the lead moments later after being put through by Dembele. Collin kept his shot out and this time the ball didn't fall as kindly to Pringle.

McCormack was not to be denied and made it two from the spot on 16 minutes after Rotherham captain Greg Halford scythed down James Husband in the box.

Fulham striker Cauley Woodrow
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Rotherham responded well, Maguire threatened to power Rotherham into the game but his shot was diverted wide by Jazz Richards.

Clarke-Harris' overhead kick was then chalked off as Paul Green, in an offside position, had got a touch to the effort before it went in.

Rotherham created another chance before the break but Green scuffed his shot from close range after Joe Newell's drag back.

The home side then appealed for a penalty when Pringle tangled with Clarke-Harris in the box.

Newell and Maguire were replaced at half-time with Grant Ward and Aidy White replacing them.

The two subs quickly combined with Ward's cross finding White at the back post. White's header back across goal was smashed away from the path of Lewis Buxton by Dan Burn.

Match Stats Rotherham Fulham
Goals (0) 1 3 (2)
 
Scorers Clarke-Harris 72 Pringle 7
    McCormack pen 16
    Woodrow 93
 
Goal attempts 13 15
On target 7 6
Shooting Accuracy 54% 40%
Possession 40% 60%
Corners 2 6
Offsides 3 3
Passes 326 486
Pass Success 65% 77%
Crosses 15 13
Crosses Success 27% 54%
Tackles 22 7
Tackles Success 73% 86%
Saves 3 6
Fouls 10 13
Yellows 1 2
Reds 0 0
source: Soccernet/Fulham FC
After abreak in play, Rotherham caught Fulham napping and Green drew a foul from Richards to earn them a 55th minute penalty.

Derbyshire stepped up but Lonergan guessed the right way and pushed his shot away to safety.

McCormack was inches away from making it three when his long distance effort rattled the crossbar.

But Clarke-Harris halved the deficit on 72 minutes. After good work from Green, the striker curled in from the edge of the box.

Buoyed, Rotherham looked to get the game level but were finished off four minutes into seven added on when Woodrow finished smartly after Jamie O'Hara's fine work down the right.

Rotherham United: Collin; Buxton, Halford, Collins, Richardson (Ledesma 54'); Maguire (White 45'), Green, Smallwood, Newell (Ward 45'); Clarke-Harris, Derbyshire
Unused substitutes: Roos, Rawson, Thorpe, Ward

Scorers:
Clarke-Harris 72 (left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Green)

Booked: Maguire (30,f)

Fulham: Lonergan; Jazz Richards, Ream, Burn, Husband; Cairney, Tunnicliffe, O'Hara, Pringle (Kacaniklic 90'); McCormack (Christensen 82'), Dembele (Woodrow 76')
Unused substitutes: Lewis, Hutchinson, Voser, Mattila

Scorers:
Pringle 7 (left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner)

McCormack pen 16 (Husband draws a foul in the penalty area. McCormack converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner)

Woodrow 93 (right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jamie O'Hara)

Booked: McCormack (76,f), Christensen (86,f)

Referee: Geoff Eltringham

Attendance: 8,839




















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