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Championship - Saturday 10th March 2018, 3:00 PM
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Preston
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2
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Fulham
 
Attendance: 12970
 
Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)
 

Match events
Woods
45
Sub On
 
Cunningham
45
Sub Off
 
 
59
Sub On
Piazon
 
59
Sub Off
Ayité
 
67
Sub On
Christie
 
67
Sub Off
Fredericks
 
69
Goal
Mitrovic
Maguire
76
Goal
 
Harrop
83
Sub On
 
Johnson
83
Sub Off
 
Bodin
83
Sub On
 
Maguire
83
Sub Off
 
 
83
Sub On
Ojo
 
83
Sub Off
R Sessegnon
Woods (f)
84
Yellow
 
 
91
Goal
Mitrovic
 
94
Yellow
Bettinelli (tw)
 
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Match Report

Preston North End (0) 1-2 (0) Fulham

Championship Match Day 37 1718 at Deepdale

Saturday 10th March 2018,    KO: 15:00

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)



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Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic struck the winner deep into stoppage time as Fulham clinched a 2-1 victory over fellow promotion chasers Preston at Deepdale.

The Serbian striker notched his second goal of the game to make it four successive wins for the Cottagers, who move up to third in the Sky Bet Championship table.

It is just a third defeat in 21 games for Preston, who drop to four points off the play-off places.

The Lilywhites started the game brightly with two openings in the first five minutes.

A mistake from Denis Odoi allowed Sean Maguire to break in behind, but the forward misplaced his cross before Callum Robinson hit the target from the edge of the area after four minutes.

Marcus Bettinelli was forced into more serious action after 13 minutes as Preston full-back Darnell Fisher unleashed a powerful drive from 18 yards which was safely tipped round the post by the Fulham keeper.

Match Stats Preston Fulham
Goals (0) 1 2 (0)
Scorers Maguire 76 Mitrovic 69
- Mitrovic 90+1
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Goal attempts 11 9
On target 5 5
Shooting Accuracy 45% 56%
Possession 48% 52%
Passes 419 447
Pass Success 70% 73%
Crosses 28 25
Crosses Success 21% 16%
Corners 6 8
Tackles 20 16
Tackles Success 60% 75%
Saves 3 4
Fouls 7 6
Offsides 1 4
Yellows 1 1
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports
Fulham missed a golden chance to take the lead with their first real attack after 18 minutes as Stefan Johansen broke in behind and squared for Mitrovic, but he could not find the open goal from six yards.

Slavisa Jokanovic's side threatened again two minutes later as a fierce strike from Matt Targett was well held by Declan Rudd.

In an even first half, Fulham were showing more quality going forward and were almost ahead after 32 minutes when Ryan Fredericks flashed a ball across the six-yard box which just evaded the sliding Ryan Sessegnon at the far post.

Maguire, who has notched the winner for Preston in his last two matches after spending four months out, had a chance for Preston after 41 minutes but was denied by Bettinelli in a one-on-one.

Preston had keeper Rudd to thank for keeping the scores level just after the break as he leaped to his left to tip Floyd Ayite's 25-yard strike over the bar.

But, after a chanceless period, it was Fulham who broke the deadlock after 69 minutes.

Cyrus Christie was brought on at full-back and two minutes later he crossed from the right for Mitrovic, who fired in right-footed from 12 yards.

Davies came close to an equaliser after 75 minutes, but his effort from eight yards was superbly pushed away by Bettinelli low to his right.

But the Fulham keeper was not so impressive a minute later. Ben Pearson picked out Maguire six yards out and his header was fumbled into the back of his net by Bettinelli to give Preston the equaliser.

It was Fulham who took home all three points, though, as Cairney's delightful lofted cross to the back post was nodded in by Mitrovic.

Preston North End: Fisher, Huntington, Davies, Cunningham (Woods 45): Pearson, Johnson (Harrop 83): Robinson, Browne, Tom Barkhuizen: Maguire (Bodin 83)

Unused substitutes: Maxwell, Clarke, Horgan, Gallagher

Goals:
Maguire 76 (header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Pearson with a cross.)

Booked: Woods (84,f),

Fulham: Bettinelli: Fredericks (Christie 67), Odoi, Ream, Targett: Cairney, McDonald, Johansen: Ayité (Piazon 59), Mitrovic, R Sessegnon (Ojo 83)

Unused substitutes: Button, Norwood, Fonte, Kamara

Goals:
Mitrovic 69 (right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.)
Mitrovic 90+1 (header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney with a cross.)

Booked: Bettinelli (90+4,tw),

Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)

Attendance: 12.970






























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