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Fulham win away at Huddersfield ~ Match Report Cham MD 03

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Match Report

Huddersfield Town (0) 1-2 (0) Fulham

Championship Match Day 03 at John Smith's Stadium

Friday 16th August 2019    KO: 19:45

Referee: James Linington (Newport, IOW)



Winger <br />Ivan Cavaleiro
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Fulham winger Cavaleiro struck a cracking late winner as Fulham continued their start to life in the Championship with a 2-1 victory over Huddersfield Town.

The Portuguese, on loan from Wolves, hit the winner with a beautiful curling effort 10 minutes from time to sink the struggling Yorkshiremen.

Karlan Grant's third goal of the campaign had earlier cancelled out Aleksandar Mitrovic's opener.

Calls for Siewert to be sacked had grown earlier in the week after the Terriers were dumped out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Lincoln.

The under-fire German has won just one match as manager, with relegated Huddersfield failing to win a game since February.

Aleksandar Mitrovic
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The Terriers enjoyed the best of the first half but once again their goal-shy attack, which has scored just seven times from open play in 18 games under Siewert, failed to deliver.

Steven Sessegnon, who was making his league debut for Fulham, produced a brilliant lunging block to keep out Lewis O'Brien's third minute effort as Huddersfield started quickly.

Alex Pritchard flashed a long range effort wide on seven minutes as the Terriers continued to look positive.

Cavaleiro sent a curing effort wide a minute later after Kamil Grabara flapped at a cross.

The forward then scuffed an effort straight at Grabara on 18 minutes following a surging run into the danger zone.

Terence Kongolo headed wide from a 28th minute corner, before Pritchard won another corner a minute later as Huddersfield kept up the pressure.

Match Stats Huddersfield Fulham
Goals (0) 1 2 (0)
Scorers Grant 57 Mitrovic 51
Cavaleiro 80
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Goal attempts 6 17
On target 1 8
Shooting Accuracy 17% 47%
Possession 35% 65%
Passes 350 667
Passes Success 75% 89%
Crosses 11 15
Crosses Success 27% 20%
Corners 5 5
Tackles 22 20
Tackles Success 50% 65%
Saves 6 0
Fouls 13 14
Offsides 1 1
Yellows 2 2
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports
It led to increased frustration among the home fans as possession was squandered in key areas in the run up to half-time.

Grabara got down well to keep out Joe Bryan's fierce shot across goal on 41 minutes during a rare Fulham attack.

Mitrovic blazed over at the start of the second half after his initial shot had been blocked by Christopher Schindler.

Grabara turned an Anthony Knockaert shot away with his legs as the visitors started to turn the screw.

And they got their reward when Mitrovic beat Tommy Elphick at the back post to head home on 51 minutes after Juninho Bacuna had initially made a mess of a clearance.

But the lead lasted just six minutes when Grant got his third of the season after his header hit the post and was ruled by goal-line technology to have crossed the line.

Grabara got the better of Knockaert in a one-on-one on 60 minutes as the game began to open up.

And the Cottagers wrapped it up late on when Cavaleiro curled into the top corner after he had been given far too much space on the corner of the box.

Huddersfield Town: Grabara, Hadergjonaj, Elphick, Schindler, Kongolo, Bacuna (Chalobah 54), Hogg, O'Brien, Kachunga (Mounie 83), Grant, Pritchard (van La Parra 84)

Unused substitutes: Schofield, Bockhorn, Diakhaby, Quaner

Goals:
Grant 57 (header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Florent Hadergjonaj with a cross.)

Booked: Kachunga (62,f), Hogg (71,f)

Fulham: Bettinelli, S Sessegnon, Mawson, Ream, Bryan, Cairney, Arter, Johansen (De Cordova-Reid 76), Knockaert (Le Marchand 90), Mitrovic, Cavaleiro (Reed 84)

Unused substitutes: Rodak, Christie, McDonald, Kamara

Goals:
Mitrovic 51 (header from very close range to the bottom left corner.)
Cavaleiro 80 (right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Tom Cairney.)

Booked: S. Sessegnon (16,f), Mawson (58,f),

Referee: James Linington (Newport, IOW)

Attendance: 20,775






























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