Fulham crush Huddersfield- Ch. Match Report MD15

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Match Report

Fulham (3) 5-0 (0) Huddersfield Town

Championship Match Day 15 1617 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 29th October 2016    KO: 15:00

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)





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Fulham ended their run of six home league matches without a win in style as they beat promotion-chasing Huddersfield 5-0

Chris Martin, Tomas Kalas and Lucas Piazon gave Fulham a 3-0 half-time lead.

Martin, with a penalty, and Kevin McDonald added further strikes against the shell-shocked Yorkshiremen, but the star performer was Sone Aluko, who created three of the goals with his pace, skill and persistence.

It was Fulham's biggest victory since a 5-0 defeat of Norwich, also at Craven Cottage, on the opening day of the 2012-13 season.

Huddersfield have now lost three of their past four games.

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The Cottagers were ahead after only eight minutes. Stefan Johansen sent a high free-kick from the left to the far post, where central defender Ragnar Sigurdsson had escaped his marker. He nodded the ball back for Martin - also unmarked - to drive the ball low past the right hand of Danny Ward.

Huddersfield attempted to hit back, with the experienced Dean Whitehead and Australian midfield player Aaron Mooy seeing plenty of the ball.

In the 25th minute they came close twice. First Mooy sent a low diagonal cross in from the right and with Nahki Wells closing in, a goal looked certain until Fulham right back Ryan Fredericks slid in to touch the ball behind for a corner.

Match Stats Fulham Huddersfield
Goals (3) 5 0 (0)
 
Scorers Martin 8  
  Kalas 34  
  Piazon 42  
  Martin pen 63  
McDonald 66  
 
Goal attempts 14 12
On target 9 6
Shooting Accuracy 64% 50%
Possession 53% 47%
Passes 466 417
Pass Success 76% 76%
Crosses 18 15
Crosses Success 28% 27%
Corners 6 6
Tackles 21 16
Tackles Success 86% 69%
Saves 6 4
Fouls 16 17
Offsides 0 3
Yellows 1 2
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports
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he kick was taken by left back Chris Lowe and found Tommy Smith alone beyond the far post, but his header went across the face of David Button's goal and wide.

But Fulham doubled their lead after 35 minutes. Huddersfield central defender Christopher Schindler missed his header from Scott Malone's cross and Lowe, behind him, could only miscue the ball to Kalas, who struck home his first goal since joining Fulham on loan from Chelsea.

And it was 3-0 four minutes before the break. Aluko charged down the left and produced the most inviting of crosses that Piazon noded past Ward.

Harry Bunn passes up a chance to reduce the arrears in the last minute of the first half when he headed Palmer's cross wide under very little pressure. And Palmer, lucky to avoid a red card for a wild first-half challenge on Fredericks, brought an excellent save from David Button in the first minute of the second half with a shot on the turn.

But Fulham went further ahead in the 63rd minute when Schindler brought down Aluko and Martin sent the penalty low past Ward's right hand.

Three minutes later it was 5-0 as Aluko cut in from the right and set up McDonald for a low shot.

It was nearly six but substitute Tim Ream headed over from a yard out.

Fulham: Button, Fredericks, Kalas (Ream 81), Sigurdsson, Malone; Johansen, McDonald (Parker 85), Cairney, Sone Aluko (Floyd Ayite 75), Lucas Piazon' Martin
Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Odoi, Ryan Sessegnon, Matt Smith

Goals:
Martin 8 (right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ragnar Sigurdsson with a headed pass following a set piece situation.)
Kalas 34 (right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.)
Piazon 42 (header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sone Aluko with a cross.)
Martin pen 63 (converts penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner. Penalty conceded by Christopher Schindler after Sone Aluko draws a foul in the penalty area.)
McDonald 66 (right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Sone Aluko.)

Booked: Fredericks (36,arg)

Huddersfield Town Ward, Smith (Cranie 77), Hudson, Schindler, Löwe (Holmes-Dennis 73), Whitehead (Payne 61), Mooy; Kachunga, Palmer, Bunn, Wells
Unused substitutes: Murphy, Hefele, van La Parra, Paurevic

Booked: Whitehead (30,f), Palmer (36,f)

Referee:: David Coote (Nottinghamshire)

Attendance: 19,858






























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