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Fulham 0-1 Hull City

Abel Hernandez
Abel Hernandez's winner at Craven Cottage was his 15th league goal of the season

Hull City moved to the top of the Championship table following a narrow win at out-of-form Fulham.

The Tigers' top scorer Abel Hernandez got the only goal from the penalty spot after Moses Odubajo was fouled by Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Whites keeper Andrew Lonergan denied Hernandez early on before opposite number Alan McGregor flicked away a shot from Tom Cairney.

McGregor tipped over a late free-kick from Jamie O'Hara to ensure victory.

Hull, who secured their fourth successive league win, are now one point above previous leaders Middlesbrough, who lost 1-0 at home to Nottingham Forest.

Fulham, meanwhile, have won only once in 14 Championship games and boss Slavisa Jokanovic is still waiting for his first success since taking charge at Craven Cottage at the end of December.

The home side started brightly, but without top scorer Ross McCormack because of illness, they were unable to convert their chances.

O'Hara and Scott Parker both shot wide after the break before Hernandez notched his 15th league goal of the season - and his sixth in four games - despite Lonergan tipping his penalty onto the post.

Fulham, who have not kept a clean sheet in the league since October, remain four points above the relegation zone.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic:

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Jokanovic on Fulham v Hull

"We are really disappointed after this situation in which we find ourselves today.

"We played very well for 65 to 70 minutes and the game was clearly going towards being a draw, then we made one mistake and we lost.

"I thought it was a penalty, they caught us just for one second. I don't know if it was an intentional trip.

"The plan is to look in the loan market, we have one week more in front of us. At the moment we are trying to do something."

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

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Bruce on Fulham v Hull City

"You have to show a certain resilience, especially in the middle of winter coming to places like this.

"Fulham played well today but we were always comfortable.

"We know we are always capable of scoring a goal.

"The ability to roll up your sleeves and give nothing away is what you need to be successful. It's not all about playing nice football."

Ross McCormack
Fulham striker Ross McCormack, who has been linked with a move to Middlesbrough, missed out through illness
Abel Hernandez
Hernandez got the only goal 10 minutes from time, despite Andy Lonergan getting a hand to his penalty
Slavisa Jokanovic
Slavisa Jokanovic has lost four of his five matches in charge of Fulham

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2Richards
  • 33BurnBooked at 42mins
  • 13Ream
  • 3Garbutt
  • 11KacaniklicSubstituted forWilliamsat 73'minutes
  • 8ParkerSubstituted forHyndmanat 77'minutes
  • 23O'Hara
  • 21ChristensenSubstituted forSmithat 83'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 4Hutchinson
  • 5Stearman
  • 7Fredericks
  • 9Smith
  • 12Lewis
  • 17Williams
  • 28Hyndman

Hull

  • 1McGregor
  • 2OdubajoBooked at 72mins
  • 12Maguire
  • 6Davies
  • 26Robertson
  • 10SnodgrassSubstituted forBruceat 90+4'minutes
  • 14LivermoreBooked at 35mins
  • 20HaydenBooked at 54minsSubstituted forHuddlestoneat 71'minutes
  • 11Clucas
  • 17Diamé
  • 9HernándezSubstituted forElmohamadyat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bruce
  • 5Taylor
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 15Maloney
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 24Aluko
  • 27Elmohamady
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
16,935

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamHull
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 0, Hull City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Hull City 1.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Clucas.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Alex Bruce replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Foul by Jazz Richards (Fulham).

Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Allan McGregor.

Attempt saved. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Matt Smith (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Maguire (Hull City).

Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).

Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Harry Maguire following a corner.

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Ahmed Elmohamady replaces Abel Hernández.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Hull City 1. Abel Hernández (Hull City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Hull City. Moses Odubajo draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Scott Parker.

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Offside, Hull City. Robert Snodgrass tries a through ball, but Mohamed Diamé is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. George Williams replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.

Booking

Moses Odubajo (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Hull City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a set piece situation.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Tom Huddlestone replaces Isaac Hayden.

Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).

Moses Odubajo (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).

Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Isaac Hayden (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Offside, Fulham. Jamie O'Hara tries a through ball, but Dan Burn is caught offside.

Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).

Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).

Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Moses Odubajo (Hull City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull28175645182756
2Middlesbrough27174637142355
3Brighton28131143428650
4Derby271310438211749
5Burnley27139542241848
6Sheff Wed281210642311146
7Birmingham2813783728946
8Ipswich2812973735245
9Cardiff28101173531441
10Brentford28116114140139
11Nottm Forest2891183025538
12Wolves28108103738-138
13Reading2898113231135
14QPR2881193535035
15Preston2881192527-235
16Leeds2881192832-435
17Huddersfield2888123739-232
18Blackburn2761292424030
19Fulham28610124348-528
20MK Dons2875162341-1826
21Rotherham2874173449-1525
22Bristol City2859142447-2324
23Charlton2849152254-3221
24Bolton28311142446-2220
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