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Fulham v Southampton

Craven Cottage, Fulham

Saturday, 6th January 2018
Match Report 
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James Ward-Prowse scored the goal that won the tie

Match Report

IBO Reporter : channonite


Although Saints won the game, they did their usual trick of sitting back in the last part of the game, which of course just invited Fulham to attack. This made a really uncomfortable watch for the long suffering Saints fans. We are through to the fourth round - just.

Saints came out of the blocks with all guns blazing and within ten minutes Shane Long had the ball in the Fulham net, only to have it chalked off for offside.

The inevitable goal came courtesy of James Ward-Prows who was very quick to pick up a rebound from Fulham's McDonald and shot past the Fulham goalie.

Jack Stephens came close to scoring his first ever goal for Saints, when unmarked inside the six-yard area, he rose to meet a flick-on from Jan Bednarek, but his header struck the underside of the bar and bounced away

Fulham responded strongly with Piazon and Odoi both close to scoring.

Norwood headed wide for the home side late on, while Saints substitute Manolo Gabbiadini skied a shot over the bar when one-on-one with Button in stoppage time. Another chance goes begging for the Italian and seems to be the story of his appearances these days.

The game ended a run of nine without a win for Mauricio Pellegrino and it was just the second away win for Southampton since he took over last summer, and ended Fulham's run of four straight wins at Craven Cottage.


Teams 
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A rare appearance in the central defence for Jan Bednarek

Fulham


27 Button

2 Fredericks

26 Kalas (Ojoat 66')

13 Ream

4 Odoi

16 Norwood

6 McDonald - Booked 50' (Kebano 56')

8 Johansen

20 Piazon

9 da Rocha Fonte (Kamara 76')

3 R Sessegnon


Substitutes


7 Kebano

19 Ojo

23 Djalo

36 De La Torre

43 S Sessegnon

46 Norman

47 Kamara



Southampton


13 McCarthy

35 Bednarek - Booked 72'

5 Stephens

3 Yoshida

21 Bertrand

14 Romeu

23 Højbjerg (Lemina 80')

16 Ward-Prowse

8 Davis

19 Boufal (Redmond 70')

7 Long (Gabbiadini 86')


Substitutes


11 Tadic

18 Lemina

20 Gabbiadini

22 Redmond

33 Targett

39 Sims

44 Forster



FA Cup

3rd Round

Sat 6th Jan 2018

Fulham


Fulham 0


Southampton 1

  • Ward-Prowse 29'



HT 0-1


Referee : Michael Oliver

Attendance : 17,327


Possession


  • Fulham 59%
  • Southampton 41%

Shots


  • Fulham 7
  • Southampton 13

Shots on Target


  • Fulham 1
  • Southampton 4

Corners


  • Fulham 4
  • Southampton 6

Fouls


  • Fulham 8
  • Southampton 13

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