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Fulham crush Barnsley - Match Report Cham Md 29

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Match Report

Barnsley (1) 1-3 (0) Fulham

Championship Match Day 29 1718 at Oakwell Stadium

Saturday 27th January 2018    KO: 15:00

Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire)



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Fulham defender Kevin McDonald and winger Ryan Sessegnon both scored in added-on time as Fulham clinched their sixth win in seven Sky Bet Championship matches by defeating 10-man Barnsley 3-1 at Oakwell.

The Cottagers came into the match on the back of a six-match unbeaten streak in the second tier but they fell behind just after the half hour though Liam Lindsay's scrappy goal.

Sessegnon levelled just after the break following Dimitri Cavare's senseless red card on the stroke of half-time and the visitors snatched all three points at the death.

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It was cruel luck on the Tykes, who remain two points above the drop zone, while Fulham are into the top six after clinching a fourth straight league win.

Barnsley were the better team in the first half though and their opener just after the half hour-mark was little more than they deserved up to that point.

A corner led to a goal mouth scramble, where Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli made an initial save - but Lindsay was on hand to bundle the ball home after 31 minutes.

efore that the hosts had good openings through Stephen Mallan and George Moncur. The former forced Bettinelli into beating the ball away from an early effort from range while Moncur's shot after good interlinking play was blocked by team-mate Kieffer Moore.

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Match Stats Barnsley Fulham
Goals (1) 1 3 (0)
Scorers Lindsay 31 Sessegnon 49
- McDonald 90+2
- Sessegnon 90+5
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Goal attempts 8 12
On target 5 5
Shooting Accuracy 62% 42%
Possession 52% 48%
Crosses 10 17
Crosses Success 0% 12%
Corners 6 3
Saves 2 4
Fouls 9 7
Offsides 4 0
Yellows 3 2
Reds 1 0
source: SkySports
ulham struggled to create in the opening 45 and their only chances came from set plays. Stefan Johansen failed to trouble Davies as his free-kick bounced wide after 16 minutes - and then Oliver Norwood's shot hit the side netting.

Just before the break, Barnsley were reduced to 10 men. Cavare - who had been booked only minutes earlier for a trip on Sessegnon - was shown a second yellow card and sent off after shoving Johansen rather needlessly in the back of the head after being fouled.

The visitors came out of the traps quickly in the second half and after 49 minutes they were level.

Ryan Fredericks did brilliantly to beat two men inside the box and although he was denied by the post, the rebound was pounced on Sessegnon to net his 10th goal of the campaign.

With 25 minutes to go, substitute Neeskens Kebano went close to putting the visiting side in front, cutting in from the left and then firing inches over the bar.

Substitute Ryan Hedges went close for Barnsley, beating the Fulham defence with just over 10 minutes to go but Bettinelli denied him.

Fulham were to have the final word as McDonald bundled the ball home in scrappy fashion in the second minute of injury time.

Sessegnon then added gloss to the scoreline in the fifth minute of injury time when he turned in Kebano's cross on the counter-attack.

Barnsley: Davies, Cavare, M Pearson, Lindsay, Yiadom, Mallan, G Gardner, Moncur, Hammill (Hedges 66), Moore (Thiam 81), Bradshaw (Pinillos 45)

Unused substitutes: Townsend, McCarthy, Potts, Brown

Goals:
Lindsay 31 (right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.)

Booked: Hammill (36,f) , Cavare (40,f) , Lindsay(56,f) ,

Sent Off: Cavare (45+1,2nd yel for violent conduct),

Fulham: Bettinelli, Fredericks, Kalas, Ream, Odoi (Targett 45), Norwood, McDonald, Johansen (Kamara 70), Piazon (Kebano 63), Fonte, R Sessegnon

Unused substitutes: Button, De La Torre, S Sessegnon, Cissé

Goals:
Sessegnon 49 (left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.)
McDonald 90+2 (header from very close range to the centre of the goal.)
Sessegnon 90+5 (left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano with a cross following a fast break.)

Booked: Bettinelli (32,d), Johansen (45+1,f)

Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire)

Attendance: 12,147






























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