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Fulham 1-2 Bristol City: Josh Brownhill and Famara Diedhiou gives Robins win at Craven Cottage

Josh Brownhill
Josh Brownhill's goal was his fifth of the season for Bristol City

Bristol City ended Fulham's four-match winning run in the Championship as they hung on for victory at Craven Cottage.

Midfielder Josh Brownhill scored for the second successive match, heading home Niclas Eliasson's cross from the left after being left unmarked.

The home side had plenty of possession, but Anthony Knockaert was foiled by keeper Dan Bentley when through one-on-one early in the second half.

Famara Diedhiou made it two for the Robins by finishing off a superb move by tapping into an empty net, but Aboubakar Kamara ensured an anxious finish by netting after Bentley had saved Neeskens Kebano's initial shot and then headed against the bar in eight minutes of stoppage time.

Their fifth away win of the season lifted Lee Johnson's City side up to fourth in the table, and level on points with Fulham, who remain third on goal difference only.

Both sides wore black armbands following the recent death of City loan forward Benik Afobe's two-year-old daughter Amora, with the two sets of spectators joining together for a minute's applause.

Top scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic was a subdued figure for Fulham in the first half as the Robins defence kept him in check and it was Ivan Cavaleiro who carried the main threat.

Mitrovic came more into the game after the break, volleying just too high after receiving Stefan Johansen's ball on his chest and then just failing to make contact as he stretched for Knockaert's curling cross, but he was unable to add to his 15 goals so far this term.

And Kamara's effort proved to be only a consolation as Fulham suffered their third home defeat this season, although they were convinced they should have had a penalty when Kebano went down in the box.

Neeskens Kebano
Fulham were convinced they should have been awarded a penalty when Neeskens Kebano went down late on

Fulham head coach Scott Parker:

"The referee has obviously made a big mistake [in not awarding a penalty] and that can happen, human error. That's when you want VAR in the Championship and it's probably it is an instant reversal of the decision.

"But I am proud of my team. Three or four weeks ago we lost to Hull City here and the stadium cleared out. The fans lost a bit of belief that we could get back in it and I sensed the players did as well.

"But at 2-0 down today with 10 minutes on the clock, we were in the ascendancy and didn't give up, they kept going.

"On another day, the one that hits the bar, the penalty decision, it could turn a different way. I'm proud of the players today."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I was pretty calm, I believed in the boys, there was a heart in mouth moment with the penalty appeal at the end but I thought we deserved the win.

"We nullified them, especially in the first half, I'm really pleased with the performance and we've earned a win against a very very good side.

"The second goal is as good as you'll see at any level of football but it's worked on - the movement is about tactical work and as staff that makes you feel really good."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 12RodákBooked at 90mins
  • 4OdoiBooked at 40minsSubstituted forChristieat 87'minutes
  • 5MawsonBooked at 90mins
  • 13Ream
  • 23Bryan
  • 8JohansenBooked at 90mins
  • 10CairneyBooked at 90mins
  • 24KnockaertBooked at 70mins
  • 25OnomahSubstituted forKamaraat 68'minutes
  • 19CavaleiroSubstituted forKebanoat 82'minutes
  • 9Mitrovic

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 7Kebano
  • 22Christie
  • 33O'Riley
  • 36De La Torre
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 47Kamara

Bristol City

  • 1Bentley
  • 2HuntBooked at 90minsSubstituted forMooreat 90+4'minutes
  • 29Williams
  • 6Baker
  • 25Rowe
  • 8Brownhill
  • 42Massengo
  • 4NagySubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes
  • 19EliassonBooked at 57minsSubstituted forO'Dowdaat 78'minutes
  • 14Weimann
  • 9Diédhiou

Substitutes

  • 7Smith
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 18Semenyo
  • 23Moore
  • 32Lopes Pereira
  • 33Mäenpää
  • 45Palmer
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
18,779

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home21
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home15
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Bristol City 2.

Booking

Alfie Mawson (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Marek Rodák (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Marek Rodák (Fulham).

Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Cyrus Christie with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.

Booking

Stefan Johansen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Taylor Moore replaces Jack Hunt.

Booking

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tom Cairney (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.

Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City).

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Anthony Knockaert with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

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

Foul by Han-Noah Massengo (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Korey Smith replaces Ádám Nagy.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Denis Odoi.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Bristol City 2. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

Tommy Rowe (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Ivan Cavaleiro.

Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

Nathan Baker (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tommy Rowe.

Attempt blocked. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O'Dowda replaces Niclas Eliasson.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Bristol City 2. Famara Diédhiou (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ádám Nagy.

Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nathan Baker.

Attempt blocked. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds20134330102043
2West Brom19126136191742
3Fulham20105532211135
4Bristol City209833328535
5Nottm Forest1996426161033
6Sheff Wed209562819932
7Preston209473125631
8Cardiff208753027331
9Brentford2093830161430
10Swansea198652420430
11Blackburn209382727030
12Hull208573227529
13Birmingham208482226-428
14QPR208483037-728
15Millwall206952527-227
16Derby206772026-625
17Charlton206592627-123
18Reading1963102426-221
19Middlesbrough204881727-1020
20Luton2062122741-1420
21Huddersfield2046102233-1118
22Wigan2044121833-1516
23Stoke2042142135-1414
24Barnsley2026122341-1812
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