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Match Report: Fulham lose at Newcastle ~ Prem MD 17 ~ 23/24

last updated Saturday 16th December 2023, 10:46 PM

Match Report

Newcastle United (0) 3-0 (0) Fulham

Premier League Match Day 17 23_24 at Craven Cottage

Saturday 16th December 2023,    KO: 15:00

Samuel Barrott (West Riding)

Match Stats Newcastle Fulham
Goals (0)3 0 (0)
Scorers Miley 58 -
Almiron 64 -
Burn -
Goal attempts 27 6
On target 10 4
Shooting Accuracy 37% 67%
Possession 71% 29%
Passes Success 90% 77%
Corners 5 1
Tackles Success 50% 50%
Saves 4 7
Fouls 7 12
Offsides 2 0
Yellows 0 2
Reds 0 1
source: SkySports
Fulham were reduced to 10 men when striker Raul Jimenez was sent off in the 22nd minute.

Newcastle's youngster Lewis Miley, 17, scored his first goal for Newcastle to help them to a 3-0 victory over.

Fulham were brought back down to reality following consecutive 5-0 wins after Jimenez was shown a straight red card for jumping into Sean Longstaff in the 22nd minute.

Newcastle went closest to scoring when Anthony Gordon hit the crossbar but the depleted hosts were dealt two more injury blows in the first half, seeing Fabian Schar and Joelinton forced off with muscle strains.

But substitute Miley opened the scoring with a well-taken finish 10 minutes into the second half which led to Miguel Almiron and Dan Burn also finding the net to put Newcastle back on track after back-to-back league defeats.

Newcastle's injury-hit squad was tested further when Schar pulled up in the 11th minute with a hamstring injury, but Fulham had bigger problems after Jimenez jumped into the head of Longstaff.

The striker was initially shown a yellow card although soon saw red when referee Sam Barrott was sent to the pitchside monitor.

Gordon struck the underside of the crossbar as Newcastle pushed for the opener but the visitors still threatened on the counter-attack, seeing Alex Iwobi denied by Martin Dubravka.

Joelinton was then forced off through injury and replaced by Miley, who opened the scoring in the 56th minute after a wave of Newcastle pressure. The teenager fired across Bernd Leno and into the bottom left corner.

Almiron soon made it two to wrap up the game with only 63 minutes played. Gordon slipped a pass through Callum Wilson, who was just onside, only to be bundled over by Antonee Robinson, but the ball ran kindly for Almiron to slot in.

Burn added the third in the 81st minute, bundling home after his initial header from Bruno Guimaraes' cross had been saved.

Sven Botman came on to a big cheer, earning his first minutes in three months following injury, before Wilson hit a post in added time.

Fulham manager Marco Silva: "Until the 21st minute of the game, we didn't have one foul. All the tackles and challenges on the pitch, for us, were to keep going and, for Newcastle, were always free-kicks. Really strange. The pressure on the game with a not experienced referee was difficult for him. He was not capable of handling the pressure, in my opinion, from a game like this one at St James' Park.

"Two minutes before the red card, something that can make a big influence in the game, is the elbow from (Jamal) Lascelles on Raul (Jimenez). The VAR wants to stop the game to turn over the decision from the referee when he decided to give a yellow card for Raul and support him with the same images, not different images. The same VAR two minutes before didn't see the elbow.

"How can we understand these types of decisions from someone in an office with all the images to decide? This is what I don't understand. After that moment the game became much more difficult for us. I have to give credit to our players for the way they handled the pressure, the way they kept organised in the first half. That showed we are in a very good moment."

Fulham are next in action in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, taking on Everton on Tuesday. Kick-off 7.45pm.

Newcastle United : Dubravka, Livramento (Ritchie 84), Lascelles, Schar (Krafth 14), Burn (Botman 84), Longstaff, Guimaraes, Joelinton (Miley 36), Almiron, Wilson, Gordon (Hall 84)

Unused substitutes: Karius, Gillespie, Alex Murphy

Miley 58 (right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bruno GuimarĂ£es.)
Almiron 64 (left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Anthony Gordon with a through ball.)
Burn 82 (left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.)

Fulham: Leno, Castagne (Muniz 61), Tosin, Diop, Robinson, Palhinha (Reed 76), Cairney (Lukic 76), Wilson, Pereira (Tete 61), Iwobi (De Cordova-Reid 77), Jimenez

Unused substitutes: Rodak, Ballo-Toure, Willian, Vinicius

Booked: Palhinha (70,f), De Cordova-Reid (81,f)

Sent Off: Jimenez (22,f),

Referee: Samuel Barrott (West Riding)

Attendance: 52,055

Source SkySports
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