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Barnsley 2-4 Fulham

Chris Martin
Chris Martin powers the ball past Adam Davies for his first Fulham goal since arriving on loan from Derby

Fulham maintained their unbeaten Championship away record with their first win at Barnsley since 1970.

The London club twice fell behind as home strikers Marley Watkins and Sam Winnall beat the offside trap.

Lucas Piazon's left-foot shot and Sone Aluko's neat finish ensured Fulham were level at the interval and Scott Malone put them in front after the restart.

Chris Martin headed the fourth before Barnsley's Josh Scowen was shown a straight red card for a rash tackle.

The match was the first meeting between the sides since 2001, but Barnsley went into it having managed only one point from their previous four games and without influential skipper Conor Hourihane.

His replacement, Sam Morsy, provided the passes for Watkins and Winnall to score with composed finishes, although it was Fulham who had the majority of possession in the first half of a high-tempo contest.

Home keeper Adam Davies was deceived by Malone's cross-cum-shot as Slavisa Jokanovic's team went in front for the first time, and the full-back then provided the assist for Martin's header.

Scowen's dismissal for a challenge on former England midfielder Scott Parker capped a dismal afternoon for the home side as Fulham moved up to ninth in the Championship table after their first league win since August, with Barnsley two places below them.

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom: "I am disappointed, watching the goals back they were terrible on our part. If you give four goals away like that you haven't got a chance.

"When we went in front we didn't keep the ball, and weren't composed on the ball to give ourselves a rest to control the game.

(On Scowen's dismissal) "I thought he won the ball but they are saying he was out of control because he left the floor. However, he was fouled twice in the build up, why the referee wants to play advantage I don't know.

"Scowy won the ball in the box and was fouled and the referee played on. I thought that could have been managed a hell of a lot better."

Fulham boss Slavia Jokanovic: "After a very bad September we started after the international break with victory, that's very important for us.

"We are a team unbeaten away, but our problem is at home. We come under pressure and we are not as comfortable without the ball as we are away from Craven Cottage.

"We showed great ambition and good character after the poor start, we showed enough desire.

"We need to improve ourselves at home. We offer good afternoons for our away fans, now we need to do it at Craven Cottage."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Davies
  • 17Yiadom
  • 4Roberts
  • 5MacDonald
  • 19Kpekawa
  • 40Kent
  • 29MorsySubstituted forBreeat 80'minutes
  • 6ScowenBooked at 67mins
  • 7HammillBooked at 90mins
  • 15WatkinsSubstituted forBradshawat 71'minutes
  • 9WinnallBooked at 54minsSubstituted forA Armstrongat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bree
  • 11Lee
  • 13Townsend
  • 18Jackson
  • 20Bradshaw
  • 32A Armstrong
  • 37Bird

Fulham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 27ButtonBooked at 61mins
  • 4Odoi
  • 17R Sigurdsson
  • 13Ream
  • 3Malone
  • 8Parker
  • 14JohansenBooked at 14minsSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 70'minutes
  • 20Piazon
  • 10CairneyBooked at 29minsSubstituted forKebanoat 84'minutes
  • 24Aluko
  • 25MartinBooked at 56minsSubstituted forSmithat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 2Fredericks
  • 7Kebano
  • 9Smith
  • 15Madl
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 30R Sessegnon
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
11,974

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 2, Fulham 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Fulham 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andy Yiadom (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Booking

    Adam Hammill (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Lucas Piazon (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Chris Martin.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Denis Odoi.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).

  10. Post update

    Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Cole Kpekawa (Barnsley).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by James Bree.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Barnsley. Adam Hammill tries a through ball, but Tom Bradshaw is caught offside.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Tom Cairney because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. James Bree replaces Sam Morsy.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

  18. Post update

    Scott Malone (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Adam Hammill (Barnsley).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

As It Stood

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