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Premier League - Saturday 13th May 2023, 3:00 PM
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Referee: Thomas Bramall (Sheffield)
 

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48
Goal
Vinicius
Lavia (f)
53
Yellow
 
Sulemana
62
Sub On
 
Walcott
62
Sub Off
 
Mara
62
Sub On
 
Onuachu
62
Sub Off
 
 
65
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Mitrovic
 
65
Sub Off
Vinicius
 
69
Sub On
Cordova-Reid
 
69
Sub Off
Cairney
 
72
Goal
Mitrovic
Elyounoussi
73
Sub On
 
Alcaraz
73
Sub Off
 
Djenepo
73
Sub On
 
S. Armstrong
73
Sub Off
 
Djenepo (f)
77
Yellow
 
 
77
Sub On
Lukic
 
77
Sub Off
Palhinha
 
78
Sub On
Kebano
 
78
Sub Off
Wilson
 
78
Sub On
Solomon
 
78
Sub Off
Willian
A. Armstrong
82
Sub On
 
Maitland-Niles
82
Sub Off
 
 
Match review



Match Report

Southampton (0) 0-2 (0) Fulham

Premiership Match Day 36 2223 at St. Mary's Stadium

Saturday 13th May 2023    KO: 15:00

Referee: Thomas Bramall (Sheffield)



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Fulham claimed a club record-breaking 15th Premier League victory in a successful trip to the South Coast.

Following a cagey first half that ended goalless, Carlos Vinicius got the Whites in front early in the second half, before the returning Aleksandar Mitrovic headed in a second.

After a successful Bank Holiday Monday last time out, Marco Silva went with an unchanged XI on the South Coast. There was one very notable change to the bench however, as Mitrovic made a welcome return to the squad following his eight-game ban.

In front of a 3200-strong Fulham following, the Whites started on the front foot.

Willian was causing problems down the left as per usual and combined nicely with Tom Cairney and Antonee Robinson on separate occasions to create some early crossing opportunities, but to no avail.

Southampton managed to carve their way into the contest and got a shot on target after 20 minutes through Paul Onuachu after he pinched back possession high up field, but Bernd Leno was there to calmly collect.

Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic
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Fulham went straight down the other end and got an effort of their own off next, as Willian’s cross was steered towards goal by Vinicius from the six-yard box, but was cancelled out with a big block from a Saints defender.

There were strong shouts for a handball in Fulham’s favour after Vinicius’ header appeared to blatantly strike Lyanco on the arm, but these appeals were for some reason waved away.

The game’s best chance so far came five minutes before the interval.

After a breakaway down the right from Kenny Tete and Harry Wilson, the ball found its way to Harrison Reed who crossed to Willian at the back post.

Our Brazilian winger showed his class with a touch to set and then a touch to volley, only being prevented the opener by a goal line clearance.

The Saints thought they’d started the second half with a bang after Carlos Alcaraz slotted a finish past Leno, but the flag was raised instantly for offside.

Fulham went straight down the other end once again and this time got themselves in front.

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Match Stats Southampton Fulham
Goals (0)0 2 (0)
Scorers - Vinicius 48
- Mitrovic 72
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Goal attempts 5 9
On target 1 4
Shooting Accuracy 20% 44%
Possession 36% 65%
Passes 338 611
Passes Success 79% 87%
Crosses 9 19
Crosses Success 33% 16%
Corners 1 8
Tackles 16 10
Tackles Success 63% 50%
Saves 1 1
Fouls 17 12
Offsides 4 1
Yellows 2 0
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports
A lovely Cairney ball to started the move to find Wilson, who then slotted through Harrison Reed.

The ball seemed to be getting away from our midfield man, but a brilliant slide tackle won it back and diverted it into the path of Vinicius, who duly tucked it away from close.

The home side needed to get back in this game, and had an opportunity to through Onuachu, but his header from Kyle Walker-Peters’ cross flew well over the bar.

With 25 minutes remaining our Serbian talisman made his comeback to the pitch, replacing goal scorer Vinicius to a rapturous away end chorus, and it took all of seven minutes for him to make his mark.

Harry Wilson was involved again, floating a beautiful ball in with his right foot, and Mitro did the rest, stooping low to send a diving header into the back of the net.

Kamaldeen Sulemana got a shot off on the spin with the clock ticking down, but it squirmed narrowly wide of Leno's post in the end. Manor Solomon then drew a save from Alex McCarthy in the final action of the game.

The result marks Fulham's greatest ever amount of wins in a Premier League season with 15, whilst also confirming relegation for the Saints.

Fulham boss Marco Silva
"I want to congratulate the players and the fans. It was great support and the players did well coming away from home with the three points and the clean sheet.

"It was a warm day, it was difficult and from the first minute, we were the best team on the pitch. We controlled the game until the last minute. We had one or two good chances to score before the 1-0 and then we scored the second.

"We knew before the match, they [Southampton] were in a difficult situation and it was the last chance for them to keep believing with the supporters behind them but we took the ball from them in the first minute. We played in our style and we have all of the sympathy with them. It's a really difficult moment for Southampton. They are a big club and they will come stronger next season.

"It shows the quality of our work, the players are always open to learn and improve every single day. It is a good dressing room and we always want to play with our style and philosophy and we have shown our quality, we are not finished yet and we want more."

Southampton: McCarthy, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Lyanco, Maitland-Niles (A. Armstrong 82), Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Walcott (Sulemana 62), Alcaraz (Elyounoussi 73), S. Armstrong (Djenepo 73), Onuachu (Mara 62)

Unused substitutes: Caleta-Car, Aribo, Bree, Bazunu

Booked: Lavia (53,f), Djenepo (77,f)

Fulham: Leno, Tete, Adarabioyo, Diop, Robinson, Reed, Palhinha (Lukic 77), Wilson (Kebano 78), Cairney (De Cordova-Reid 69), Willian (Solomon 78), Vinicius (Mitrovic 65)

Unused substitutes: Rodak, Duffy, Soares, Harris

Goals:
Carlos Vinicius 48 (Wilson looks for Reed, he overhits the pass but Reed doesn't give up on a lost cause, blocks Lyanco's attempts to clear it, the block bounces to team-mate Carlos Vinicius and he has the easiest of tasks to tap home! FPL assist: Harrison Reed.)

Aleksandar Mitrovic 72 (Mitrovic just wants this more. He outmuscles the defender and steers a low header beyond the wrong-footed McCarthy. Fulham moved it well across the line and the cross from Wilson is behind Mitrovic but he brushes off Walker-Peters to score. Superb from Mitrovic. It's like he's never been away.)

Referee: Thomas Bramall (Sheffield)

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