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Match Report: Fulham draw with Brentford ~ Prem MD 36 ~ 23/24

last updated Monday 06th May 2024, 9:49 AM

Match Report

Brentford (0) 0-0 (0) Fulham

Premier League Match Day 36 2324 at Gtech Community Stadium,

Saturday 4th May 2024     KO: 15:00

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

Match Stats Brentford Fulham
Goals (0)0 0 (0)
Goal attempts 7 15
On target 3 3
Shooting Accuracy 43% 20%
Possession 54% 46%
Passes 502 425
Passes Success 81% 75%
Crosses 25 24
Crosses Success 20% 21%
Corners 7 6
Tackles 11 19
Tackles Success 36% 63%
Saves 3 2
Fouls 3 6
Offsides 1 0
Yellows 1 1
Reds 0 0
source: SkySports
Fulham picked up a point on the road as they played out a goalless draw with Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium.

The Whites created more chances than their London rivals, with a golden opportunity falling to Raul Jimenez in the second half, but they couldn’t find a winner.

The opening stages were relatively quiet despite both sets of fans creating a derby day atmosphere, although Fulham did force the home side into conceding two corners in the first couple of minutes.

Alex Iwobi was given the first real sight of goal when Timothy Castagne’s cross was cleared into his path, but the ferocious strike went narrowly over the bar.

There was a let-off for the Whites when Bryan Mbeumo broke down the right side and eventually fired a shot against the crossbar, with Bernd Leno getting behind the follow-up from Keane Lewis-Potter for his first save of the afternoon.

Fulham continued to work openings, with Iwobi showing some fancy footwork on the edge of the box before pulling the ball back to Joao Palhinha. However, the clipped shot didn’t trouble Bees ‘keeper Mark Flekken.

Andreas Pereira was next to try his luck from distance, but his piledriver from 25 yards also cleared the crossbar.

After twisting and turning to work the shooting opportunity for himself, Iwobi threatened again as Flekken was called into action to claim the effort, while Christian Norgaard volleyed wide at the other end moments later.

Issa Diop was on hand to deal with danger when the Bees next attacked, as Lewis-Potter lifted a cross over Leno which our centre-back had to head over.

There was a final Fulham chance on the stroke of the break as Castagne lofted in a cross which was met by Palhinha, but the header was wide and the half finished goalless.

Marco Silva’s side picked up where they left off after the interval, with Alex Iwobi whipping in a good ball towards Rodrigo Muniz. The striker beat his man and headed down, but it bounced into Flekken’s arms.

Our boss turned to the bench to liven things up, bringing on Jimenez and Adama Traore. Those reinforcements combined as great work from Adama provided Raul with a chance that he couldn’t hit the target with.

Adama found himself with an opportunity when fellow sub Tom Cairney played him in, and the low effort had to be pushed away by an alert Flekken to keep the scores level.

Both sides showed endeavour until the end, and the last action of the game saw Antonee Robinson's shot blocked by a red shirt. That proved to be the final action, as the ref blew for full-time shortly after and we settled for a draw.

Fulham boss Marco Silva: "A tough match as you expect for both sides. Always tight. Normally a game with goals, this afternoon was the opposite.

The team that created the most chances was Fulham. Unfortunately for us the only thing we can regret is the conclusion of the attacks - to be more clinical there.

"Brentford had one chance on the counter-attack in the first half. We controlled well a tough attacking line. We kept them quiet.

A good game from our backline."

Brentford : Flekken, Ajer (Roerslev 48), Collins, Pinnock, Reguilon, Damsgaard (Schade 82), Norgaard (Onyeka 82), Janelt (Yarmoliuk 66), Mbeumo, Toney, Lewis-Potter (Wissa 66)

Unused substitutes: Maupay, Zanka, Ghoddos, Valdimarsson

Booked: Reguilon (67,f)

Fulham : Leno, Castagne, Diop, Bassey, Robinson, Palhinha, Lukic (Cairney 75), Iwobi (Wilson 93), Pereira (De Cordova-Reid 75), Willian (Traore 64), Muniz (Jimenez 64)

Unused substitutes: Rodak, Tete, Broja, Ream

Booked: Bassey (89,f)

Referee: Graham Scott (Oxfordshire)

Attendance: 17,090

Fulham host title-hopefuls Manchester City at lunchtime on May 11, kick-off 12.30pm, and then head to Luton on the final day on May 19, kick-off 4pm.

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