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Fulham lose to Bristol City - Match Report Cham MD19

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Match Report

Fulham (0) 1-2 (1) Bristol City

Championship Match Day 20 1920 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 7th December 2019     KO: 15:00

Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)

Fulham striker Aboubakar Kamara
Fulham striker
Aboubakar Kamara
Aboubakar Kamara
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Bristol City moved level on points with third-placed opponents Fulham thanks to a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage in the Sky Bet Championship.

Robins captain Josh Brownhill opened the scoring in the first half and Famara Diedhiou added a second with 14 minutes left.

And they held on to end Fulham's four-match winning run despite Aboubakar Kamara reducing the arrears late on in a frantic and bad-tempered finale of penalty appeals and near-misses.

Fulham's first serious attack came after nine minutes. Stefan Johansen spotted the run of Ivan Cavaleiro and chipped the ball over the City defence and into his path, but goalkeeper Daniel Bentley was swiftly off his line to get enough of a touch on Cavaleiro's shot to allow Jack Hunt to clear.

Six minutes later the visitors should have taken the lead. A lucky bounce fell for Andreas Weimann and he spread the ball out to Niclas Eliasson on the right.

Match Stats Fulham Bristol City
Goals (0) 1 2 (1)
Scorers Kamara 86 Brownhill 26
  Diedhiou 76
Goal attempts 21 12
On target 5 3
Shooting Accuracy 24% 25%
Possession 68% 32%
Passes 604 285
Passes Success 85% 68%
Crosses 0 0
Crosses Success 19% 32%
Corners 42 19
Tackles 12 10
Tackles Success 58% 30%
Saves 1 4
Fouls 15 6
Offsides 2 2
Yellows 6 2
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports
is cross was met by Diedhiou six yards out but his header was straight at goalkeeper Marek Rodak, who clutched the ball at the second attempt.

But after 26 minutes they were ahead. Fulham probably thought they had cleared an initial attack but Eliasson, on the left this time, collected the loose ball and returned it into the centre, where Brownhill headed his fifth goal of the campaign firmly past Rodak from eight yards.

Fulham tried to hit back but were too ponderous with their attacks. Even when a clever feint by Cavaleiro left two defenders on their backs, he took too long to decide what to do next and the chance was gone.

They looked sharper after the interval and Anthony Knockaert scampered clear of the City defence only for Bentley to block his shot with his legs.

Then Fulham top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic missed two good chances, nodding Joe Bryan's cross high from six yards, then stretching out a leg in a vain attempt to reach Knockaert's deflected cross.

But City doubled their lead after 76 minutes with a superbly-worked team goal. Brownhill's clever back-heel released Adam Nagy, who slid the ball across goal for Diedhiou to tap in his sixth goal of the season in all competitions.

Fulham pulled one back four minutes from time thanks to two substitutes. Bentley parried a shot be Neeskens Kebano but Kamara hit home the rebound.

But there was plenty of drama yet to come. The Fulham players surrounded referee Jeremy Simpson and demanded a penalty in added time when Kebano fell under challenge from Callum O'Dowda.

And there was still time for Kebano to head against the crossbar as the Robins held on.

Fulham: Rodak, Odoi (Christie 87), Mawson, Ream, Bryan, Johansen, Cairney, Knockaert, Onomah (Kamara 68), Cavaleiro (Kebano 82), Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, S. Sessegnon, O'Riley, De La Torre

Kamara 86 (right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.)

Booked: Odoi (40,f), Knockaert (70,f), Cairney (90+3,d), Johansen (90+4,arg), Rodak (90+7,d), Mawson (90+8,f),

Bristol City: Bentley, Hunt (Moore 90), Williams, Baker, Rowe, Brownhill, Massengo, Nagy (Smith 87), Eliasson (O'Dowda 78), Weimann, Diedhiou

Unused substitutes: Maenpaa, Pereira, Palmer, Semenyo

Brownhill 26 (header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Niclas Eliasson with a cross.)
Diedhiou 76 (right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ádám Nagy.)

Booked: Eliasson (57,f), Hunt (90+4,tw),

Referee: Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire)

Attendance: 18,779

Source SkySports
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