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Fulham 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Steven Fletcher
Steven Fletcher has scored two goals for Sheffield Wednesday so far this season

Fulham's search for a first win this season continued as Steven Fletcher's second-half goal gave Sheffield Wednesday victory at Craven Cottage.

Wednesday had the first chance to take the lead when Gary Hooper headed over from David Jones' cross.

Fulham fought back and almost led themselves when Stefan Johansen smashed a half-volley just over the bar.

But Fletcher broke the deadlock just after the hour mark with a left-footed volley from Adam Reach's delivery.

The defeat was Fulham's first in the league this season and means they are still without a win from their opening four games, after draws against Norwich, Reading and Leeds.

It was Sheffield Wednesday's first Championship victory of the season.

Owls forward Fernando Forestieri was left on the bench for the trip to the capital after a reported training ground bust-up,external-link but came on for Hooper with just under 10 minutes left.

Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic:

"Our lack of goals is a worry. It was the same story that we have had before.

"We were the better team but we couldn't put it in the net. We couldn't get the quality opportunities.

"We are missing a little bit of speed with the ball. That would make a difference and it's something we must work on."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"I was very calm even when we were not winning games. There's expectations and pressure here but I believe we will achieve our results.

"We had played well before this in our other games and hadn't won, so didn't need to change anything. I have always slept well. There was no panic.

"It was good to get a win against one of the strongest teams in the league and away from home in their stadium."

Line-ups

Fulham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Button
  • 2FredericksBooked at 90mins
  • 26Kalas
  • 13Ream
  • 4Odoi
  • 10Cairney
  • 6McDonaldBooked at 72minsSubstituted forKamaraat 75'minutes
  • 8JohansenSubstituted forNorwoodat 62'minutes
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forKebanoat 62'minutes
  • 9Fonte
  • 3R Sessegnon

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 7Kebano
  • 16Norwood
  • 19Ojo
  • 23Djalo
  • 44Cissé
  • 47Kamara

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Westwood
  • 2Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 36Pudil
  • 6Fox
  • 21BoydSubstituted forPalmerat 90+3'minutes
  • 3Jones
  • 10Bannan
  • 20Reach
  • 14HooperSubstituted forForestieriat 81'minutes
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forNuhiuat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Rhodes
  • 16Palmer
  • 17Nuhiu
  • 28Wildsmith
  • 33Wallace
  • 41Abdi
  • 45Forestieri
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
20,165

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).

  4. Post update

    Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).

  8. Post update

    Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Liam Palmer replaces George Boyd.

  10. Post update

    Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Atdhe Nuhiu replaces Steven Fletcher because of an injury.

  13. Booking

    Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

  15. Post update

    David Jones (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).

  17. Post update

    Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rui Fonte (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.

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