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Championship - Friday 30th March 2018, 3:00 PM
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Attendance: 26750
 
Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)
 

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54
Sub On
R Sessegnon
 
54
Sub Off
Ayité
 
58
Yellow
McDonald (f)
 
66
Goal
Johansen
 
68
Sub On
Norwood
 
68
Sub Off
McDonald
 
70
Goal
Cairney
Oliveira
76
Sub On
 
Srbeny
76
Sub Off
 
Hoolahan
77
Sub On
 
Tettey
77
Sub Off
 
 
78
Yellow
Fredericks (f)
 
78
Sub On
Kamara
 
78
Sub Off
Mitrovic
Murphy (f)
83
Yellow
 
Edwards
84
Sub On
 
Vrancic
84
Sub Off
 
 
85
Yellow
Norwood (f)
Maddison (d)
91
Yellow
 
 
93
Yellow
Kamara (tw)
Reed(f)
94
Yellow
 
 
Match review



Match Report

Norwich City (0) 0-2 (0) Fulham

Championship Match Day 39 1718 at Carrow Road

Friday 30th March 2018,    KO: 15:00

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)



Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen
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Fulham maintained their push for automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship with a hard-fought 2-0 win over mid-table Norwich at Carrow Road.

The Cottagers secured the points thanks to two goals in four minutes midway through the second half, with midfielders Stefan Johansen and Tom Cairney on target.

The Canaries had their moments, but it was a deserved victory for the visitors who kept the pressure on Cardiff and Wolves in the battle for a top-two finish.

Fulham dominated possession in the first half with their neat passing game, but never seriously troubled Angus Gunn.

They had a decent shout for a penalty on nine minutes when Ivo Pinto appeared to shove Floyd Ayite - but that was a rare moment of excitement.

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney
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The visitors only mustered one shot on goal over the course of 45 minutes, and Cairney's effort from the edge of the area was comfortably gathered by the Norwich goalkeeper.

Pretty passing patterns were constantly breaking down on the edge of the box and it was a similar story at the other end when the Canaries had occasional bouts of possession.

Daniel Farke's team did finish the half strongly, however, and would have had a clear sight of goal but for poor passes from first Mario Vrancic and then Josh Murphy, while Dennis Srbeny fired just wide after robbing Cairney as he dwelt on the ball.

The hosts also started the second period brightly and it took a superb fingertip save from Marcus Bettinelli to deny Srbeny after the German striker took aim from just outside the box.

Fulham introduced highly rated 17-year-old Ryan Sessegnon from the bench seven minutes after the restart as they attempted to assert some authority on proceedings, but Norwich continued to press and Murphy was only just wide with a sweetly struck volley.

Match Stats Norwich City Fulham
Goals (0) 0 2 (0)
Scorers Johansen 66
Cairney 70
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Goal attempts 14 10
On target 2 5
Shooting Accuracy 14% 50%
Possession 46% 54%
Passes 468 545
Pass Success 81% 84%
Crosses 17 11
Crosses Success 24% 55%
Corners 5 2
Tackles 26 14
Tackles Success 58% 71%
Saves 2 2
Fouls 11
Offsides 3 3
Yellows 3 4
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports
Sessegnon almost made his presence felt just after the hour mark when the ball fell kindly for him after Gunn had missed a high ball, but his goal-bound effort was blocked by Christophe Zimmerman, who was covering on the line.

Fulham did make the breakthrough on 66 minutes however. Gunn made a fine stop to keep out Alexsandar Mitrovic's close range header from a Matt Targett cross but Johansen was on hand to fire home the loose ball.

The Cottagers swiftly doubled their lead with Cairney making it 2-0 on 69 minutes.

This time Lucas Piazon sent in a low cross from the right and the ball deflected off Zimmerman into the path of the influential midfielder, who drilled home past an exposed Gunn.

Murphy fired just wide after being put in by James Maddison as Norwich looked for a response, but there was to be no final flourish as the Canaries' indifferent season continued.

Norwich City: Gunn, Pinto, Zimmermann, Klose, Lewis, Tettey (Hoolahan 77), Reed, Maddison, Vrancic (Edwards 84), J Murphy, Srbeny (Oliveira 76)

Unused substitutes: McGovern, Husband, Raggett, Hanley

Booked: Murphy (83,f), Maddison (90+1,d), Reed (90+4,f),

Fulham: Bettinelli, Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Targett, Johansen, McDonald (Norwood 68), Cairney, Piazon, Mitrovic (Kamara 78), Ayité (R Sessegnon 54)

Unused substitutes: Button, Christie, Kalas, Rui Fonte

Goals:
Johansen 66 (right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.) <
Cairney 70 (left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.)

Booked: McDonald (58,f), Fredericks (78,f), Norwood (85,f), Kamara (90+3,tw)

Referee: Keith Stroud (Hampshire)

Attendance: 26,750






























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