NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. Newcastle United snatched a late win Fulham 1-0 after A. Isak scored just 1 goal (89′). Newcastle United was vastly superior ball possession (62%) was among the key factors of its victory.
Aleksandar Mitrović missed a decisive penalty (69′). That would have allowed Fulham to draw the match.
The match was played at the St. James’ Park stadium in Newcastle upon Tyne on Sunday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Robert Jones assisted by Lee Betts and Ian Hussin. The 4th official was Graham Scott. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 4.7 degrees Celsius or 40.41 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 84%.
Newcastle United was in firm control of the ball 62% while Fulham was struggling with a 38% ball possession.
Newcastle United was more aggressive with 60 dangerous attacks and 20 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Newcastle United won the match.
Newcastle United shot 20 times, 5 on target, 15 off target. Talking about the opposition, Fulham shot 5 times, 0 on target, 5 off target.
Newcastle United received 1 yellow card (Nick Pope). Talking about the opposition, Fulham received 3 yellow cards (Layvin Kurzawa, Tim Ream and Andreas Pereira).
After playing this match, Newcastle United will have 35 points to stay in the 4th place. On the other side, Fulham will stay with 31 points to stay in the 6th place.
Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Penalty Awarded)
Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Fulham will host Tottenham Hotspur on the 23rd of January with a 17-4 head to head record in favor of Tottenham Hotspur (7 draws).
Newcastle United: Formation and Lineups
Newcastle United started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Eddie Howe chose to play with the following team: Nick Pope , Kieran Trippier , Fabian Schär , Sven Botman , Dan Burn , Sean Longstaff , Bruno Guimarães , Joe Willock , Miguel Almirón , Callum Wilson and Joelinton .
Newcastle United made 4 changes: Bruno Guimarães for Allan Saint-Maximin (46′), Joe Willock for Alexander Isak (71′), M. Almirón for Jacob Murphy (85′) and Callum Wilson for C. Wood (90′).
Top player: Fabian Schär
The player who no doubt impressed Newcastle United the most was Fabian Schär even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 60 passes (85% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 6 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross. He hit the woodwork once times.
Fulham: Formation and Lineups
Fulham started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, Marco Alexandre Saraiva da Silva played with: Bernd Leno , Kenny Tete , Issa Diop , Tim Ream , Layvin Kurzawa , João Palhinha , Harrison Reed , Willian , Andreas Pereira , Bobby Reid and Aleksandar Mitrović .
Fulham made 5 changes: Willian for Daniel James (78′), Andreas Pereira for Tosin Adarabioyo (78′), Bobby De Cordova-Reid for Tom Cairney (90′), Issa Diop for Carlos Vinícius (90′) and Bobby De Cordova-Reid for Harry Wilson (90′).
Best player: Bernd Leno
The player that probably impressed the most for Fulham was the goalkeeper: Bernd Leno. His rating is 7.34. He performed 4 saves.
Results of the day
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