0 users online

Fulham beat Derby County - Match Report Cham MD18

last updated Wednesday 27th November 2019, 9:56 AM

Match Report

Fulham (2) 3-0 (0) Derby County

Championship Match Day 18 1920 at Craven Cottage

Tuesday 26th November 2019     KO: 19:45

Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northamptonshire)

Striker Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Bobby De Cordova-Reid
His Wiki page
Fulham beat a disappointing Derby 3-0 at Craven Cottage to move into third place in the Sky Bet Championship table.

Goals by Bobby Decordova-Reid and Aleksandar Mitrovic in the first half and a late third by captain Tom Cairney gave Scott Parker's side a third successive victory and suggested that they are beginning to find the consistency that eluded them earlier in the season.

Derby's away woes continued. Although they have won their past five home games, they are without a league victory on the road since the opening match of the season.

Aleksandar Mitrovic
Fulham Striker
Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandar Mitrovic
His Wiki page
Their impressive victory over third-placed Preston at the weekend was a distant memory here as they failed to make an impression after missing an excellent early chance.

They have now lost four consecutive away league matches for the first since March 2017 when Steve McClaren was in his unhappy second spell as manager.

They should have been ahead after five minutes but the unmarked Tom Lawrence miscued wide of goal from Max Lowe's cross from the left.

Instead it was Fulham who took the lead two minutes later when Derby only half-cleared a corner kick.

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney
Fulham midfielder
Tom Cairney
Tom Cairney
His Wiki page
Aboubakar Kamara returned the ball to the near post where Decordova-Reid got his toe to the ball before Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos to score his first goal since joining the London club on loan from Cardiff in August.

Fulham played some clever football but also showed that they could keep things simple when required. After 28 minutes, Ivan Cavaleiro forced a fine diving save from Roos with a swerving first-time shot from Kamara's low pass.

And it was the most basic of corner-kick routines that brought Fulham their second five minutes before half-time.

Mitrovic outmuscled his marker to get underneath Cavaleiro's kick from the left and head past a motionless Roos from six yards, the top scorer's 13th of the season.
Match Stats Fulham Derby
Goals (2) 3 0 (0)
Scorers De Cordova-Reid 7
Mitrovic 40
Cairney 89
Goal attempts 17 8
On target 8 0
Shooting Accuracy 47% 0%
Possession 62% 38%
Passes 663 388
Passes Success 87% 78%
Crosses 14 17
Crosses Success 21% 24%
Corners 6 3
Tackles 15 18
Tackles Success 53% 72%
Saves 0 5
Fouls 9 11
Offsides 1 1
Yellows 1 2
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports

A third would not have flattered Fulham and they almost got it in first-half added time when Cairney curled a shot inches over the crossbar.

And Roos came to the rescue after 47 minutes with a diving save to keep out a snap shot from Mitrovic.

After that Fulham were content to sit back and hit on the break, and almost scored again when Mitrovic saw a shot blocked after good work by substitute Anthony Knockaert and Cavaleiro.

But even then very little was seen of Derby as an attacking force until Martyn Waghorn shot wide from a cross by Max Lowe after 70 minutes.

Cairney completed the scoring in the 89th minute, striking the ball through Roos' legs from a pass by Mitrovic.

Fulham: Rodak, Odoi, Mawson, Ream, Bryan, Johansen, Cairney, Kamara (Knockaert 54), De Cordova-Reid (Onomah 60), Cavaleiro (Christie 80), Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, McDonald, Kebano, O'Riley

De Cordova-Reid 7 (right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara with a cross following a corner.)
Mitrovic 40 (header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a corner.)
Cairney 89 (left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.)

Booked: Cavaleiro (34,sim),

Derby County: Bogle, Davies, Forsyth, Lowe, Evans (Dowell 62), Bielik, Waghorn, Holmes (Marriott 77), Lawrence, Martin (Whittaker 59)

Unused substitutes: Hamer, Malone, Bird, Paterson

Booked: Forsyth (45,f), Dowell (93,f)

Referee: Andy Woolmer (Northamptonshire)

Attendance: 16,856

Source SkySports
Since 1998
"It's been updated!"