LONDON. Fulham had a surprising win over Cardiff City with a 2-0 win with a goal from T. Cairney (57′) and a goal from A. Mitrovic (63′). Fulham was vastly superior ball possession (66%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was held at the Craven Cottage Stadium in London on Wednesday and this began at 6:45 pm local time. The referee was Tim Robinson who had the assistance of Andrew Fox and Robert Hyde. The 4th official was Gavin Ward. The weather was rainy. The temperature was cold around 12.3 degrees Celsius or 54.19 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 92%.
Fulham was in firm control of the ball 66% while Cardiff City was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Fulham was more aggressive with 57 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Fulham won the match.
Fulham shot 20 times, 5 on target, 15 off target. On the opposite side, Cardiff City shot 15 times, 2 on target, 13 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Fulham. On the other side, Cardiff City received 3 yellow cards (M. Pack, J. Bagan and P. Ng).
After this match, Fulham will have 26 points to stay in the 2nd place. On the other side, Cardiff City will stay with 11 points like Peterborough United to stay in the 21st place.
Cardiff City will host Middlesbrough on the 23rd of October with a 10-7 head to head statistic in favor of Cardiff City (2 draws).
Fulham: Formation and Lineups
Fulham adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Marco Alexandre Saraiva da Silva chose to play with the following team: Marek Rodák , Denis Odoi , Tosin Adarabioyo , Tim Ream , Antonee Robinson , Jean-Michaël Seri , Harrison Reed , Harry Wilson , Bobby Reid , Neeskens Kebano and Aleksandar Mitrović .
Fulham made 3 changes: H. Reed for T. Cairney (46′), A. Mitrovic for Muniz Rodrigo (89′) and H. Wilson for J. Stansfield (90′).
Top player: Harry Wilson
Probably the most impressive player in Fulham was Harry Wilson even if he didn’t score any goal.
His rating iswith 40 passes (85% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 8 duels out of 11. He performed 2 crosses.
Cardiff City: Formation and Lineups
Also Cardiff City adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Mick McCarthy played with: Alex Smithies , Perry Ng , Aden Flint , Mark McGuinness , Joel Bagan , Will Vaulks , Marlon Pack , Ryan John Giles , Sam Bowen , Rubin Colwill and Kieffer Moore .
Cardiff City made 3 changes: S. Bowen for J. Collins (66′), R. Giles for M. Harris (72′) and R. Colwill for K. Evans (72′).
Top player: Will Vaulks
The player who no doubt impressed Cardiff City the most was Will Vaulks.
His rating iswith 28 passes (67% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 4 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Championship