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Championship - Friday 27th April 2018, 7:45 PM
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Sunderland
 
Attendance: 21849
 
Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside)
 

Match events
 
28
Goal
Asoro
Piazon
45
Goal
 
 
45
Yellow
O'Shea (d)
Kamara
45
Sub On
 
Targett
45
Sub Off
 
 
45
Sub On
Matthews
 
45
Sub Off
Jones
 
61
Yellow
Fletcher (d)
 
62
Yellow
Steele(tw)
Fonte
74
Sub On
 
Piazon
74
Sub Off
 
Mitrovic
76
Goal
 
 
77
Sub On
McManaman
 
77
Sub Off
Ejaria
 
85
Sub On
Maja
 
85
Sub Off
Robson
Kalas
90
Sub On
 
Cairney
90
Sub Off
 
Bettinelli (tw)
93
Yellow
 
Kamara (arg)
96
Yellow
 
 
96
Yellow
McManaman (arg)
 
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Match Report

Fulham (1) 2-1 (1) Sunderland

Championship Match Day 45 1718 at Craven Cottage

Friday 27th April 2018    KO: 19:45

Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside)



Fulham winger Lucas Piazon
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Aleksandar Mitrovic
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Fulham came from behind to secure a 2-1 home victory over relegated Sunderland and move up to second place in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Cottagers - owned by Shahid Khan, the US businessman who this week launched a near £1billion bid to buy Wembley - recovered after falling behind to a 28th-minute goal from Joel Asoro.

Lucas Piazon levelled just before the break after the visitors had strong claims for a penalty turned down, before Aleksandar Mitrovic won it with his 12th goal since arriving on loan from Newcastle in January.

Victory moved the Cottagers two points above Cardiff, with the Welsh club facing Hull on Saturday, ensuring the fight to secure automatic promotion will go into the final game of the season.

Fulham came into the game on the back of a 22-game unbeaten league run dating back to the December loss against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

Match Stats Fulham Sunderland
Goals (1) 2 1 (1)
Scorers Piazon 45 Asoro 28
Mitrovic 76
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Goal attempts 14 8
On target 5 2
Shooting Accuracy 36% 25%
Possession 61% 39%
Passes 524 339
Passes Success 84% 75%
Crosses 18 12
Crosses Success 17% 0%
Corners 4 2
Tackles 30 14
Tackles Success 60% 64%
Saves 1 3
Fouls 15 10
Offsides 1 5
Yellows 2 4
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports
Form suggested there was little chance of a repeat, but after initially struggling to move through the gears in the victory at Millwall seven days previously, Slavisa Jokanovic's side again started slowly.

Their normally slick passing style was missing as Sunderland started the game more positively, and were apparently showing no ill effects from last weekend's relegation to League One.

Ashley Fletcher posed an early threat for the visitors with a long-range shot and it took Fulham until midway through the first half before they forced a save from Black Cats goalkeeper Jason Steele.

The Cottagers' Championship player of the year Ryan Sessegnon saw little of the ball during the opening exchanges while in-form Mitrovic found himself isolated up front.

And the home side's poor start was confirmed when Asoro fired Sunderland into the lead in the 28th minute.

The winger marked his 19th birthday by collecting Fletcher's nod down and turning left-back Matt Targett before drilling a low shot beyond Marcus Bettinelli from outside the Fulham penalty area.

The Cottagers were struggling to make an impression on the game but they forced their way back onto level terms in the 44th minute, although Sunderland were convinced Jokanovic's side should not have had the opportunity to equalise.

Ovie Ejaria went down under a challenge from Tim Ream inside the home penalty area but claims for a penalty were ignored by referee Peter Bankes.

And Fulham made the most of the reprieve by breaking swiftly down the right hand flank from where Ryan Fredericks delivered a low cross that was turned home by Piazon from close range.

The hosts stepped up the tempo after the break with Mitrovic threatening to add to his 11 goals for the club with a shot that drew a fine save from Jason Steele.

And the striker finally found a way past the Sunderland keeper with a header from Stefan Johansen's floated free-kick, despite appeals for offside from the visitors.

Fulham : Bettinelli, Fredericks, Odoi, Ream, Targett (Kamara 40), Cairney (Kalas 90), McDonald, Johansen, Piazon (Fonte 74), Mitrovic, R Sessegnon

Unused substitutes: Button, Christie, Norwood, De La Torre

Goals:
Piazon 45 (left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.)
Mitrovic 76 (header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a set piece situation.)

Booked: Bettinelli (90+3,tw), Kamara (90+6,arg),

Sunderland: Steele, Jones (Matthews 45), Koné, O'Shea, Wilson, McNair, Robson (Maja 85), Asoro, Ejaria (McManaman 77), Honeyman, Fletcher

Unused substitutes: Camp, Clarke-Salter, Lua Lua, Mumba

Goals:
Asoro 28 (right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Fletcher with a headed pass.)

Booked: O'Shea (45,d), Fletcher (61,d), Steele (62,tw), McManaman (90+6,arg)

Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside)

Attendance: 21,849






























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