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Brentford 3-0 Fulham

Scott Hogan
Hogan had missed most of the past two seasons because of knee injuries

Two goals from Scott Hogan helped Brentford claim an emphatic west London derby victory against lowly Fulham.

Sam Saunders put the Bees ahead early on when he lobbed keeper Marcus Bettinelli from the edge of the box.

Fulham, who are 21st in the Championship table, were 2-0 down two minutes later when Hogan found the net with a low, powerful shot.

Hogan then volleyed his second, and his fifth in 93 minutes since returning from a knee injury, before the break.

The former Rochdale striker has featured only seven times for the Bees since the start of the 2014-15 season and began his comeback in March.

Despite £11m signing Ross McCormack going close in the first half with a shot bouncing off a post, Fulham's players were booed off at half-time.

Fulham wasted several chances after the break, with Tom Cairney chipping over when in a good position and Moussa Dembele wasting a chance to shoot with the goal in sight.

McCormack then saw his dipping free-kick expertly turned over the bar by Bees keeper David Button.

But it was a deserved victory for Brentford, who went close to adding a fourth early in the second half when Konstantin Kerschbaumer's low drive was well blocked by Fulham keeper Bettinelli.

Brentford boss Dean Smith on Scott Hogan: "He's not talking to me at the moment because I took him off but he was sitting there with ice all over his body so we have to go softly softly with him.

"We have to manage him carefully with the medical team, but if he stays fit then we will see much more of him next season because he's a natural goalscorer.

"He's put himself in a difficult position with the supporters in terms of expectation now."

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic: "It was embarrassing in first 45 minutes. We played without any character and desire. We are ashamed of that performance.

"We've promised things this season and not delivered them, but I know how to fix this problem and the club knows how to fix this problem.

"The honeymoon is over, but the cause of this was not my fault. It was the fault of other people, but in the summer I know what the problem is and I am ready to fix it and show ambition."

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 2Colin
  • 6Dean
  • 29Barbet
  • 39FieldSubstituted forO'Connellat 53'minutes
  • 15Woods
  • 28Yennaris
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 47CanosBooked at 51mins
  • 9HoganSubstituted forGogiaat 45'minutes
  • 7SaundersSubstituted forClarkeat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Hofmann
  • 16Bonham
  • 19Swift
  • 22O'Connell
  • 24Gogia
  • 36Clarke
  • 40Cole

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 2RichardsSubstituted forFredericksat 45'minutes
  • 5Stearman
  • 45Amorebieta
  • 13Ream
  • 8Parker
  • 21ChristensenSubstituted forHyndmanat 65'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 31InceSubstituted forDembeleat 45'minutes
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 44McCormack

Substitutes

  • 7Fredericks
  • 9Smith
  • 23O'Hara
  • 24Lonergan
  • 25Dembele
  • 28Hyndman
  • 33Burn
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
12,301

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home20
Away12
Shots on Target
Home11
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Brentford 3, Fulham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 3, Fulham 0.

Attempt missed. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt blocked. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Moussa Dembele.

Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yoann Barbet.

Attempt missed. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jack O'Connell.

Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Button.

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Foul by Akaki Gogia (Brentford).

Attempt blocked. Josh Clarke (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Akaki Gogia.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

Attempt saved. Jack O'Connell (Brentford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Foul by Richard Stearman (Fulham).

Sergi Canos (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Clarke with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Josh Clarke replaces Sam Saunders.

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

Foul by Nico Yennaris (Brentford).

Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Saunders with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Scott Parker.

Attempt blocked. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Saunders with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tim Ream.

Attempt saved. Akaki Gogia (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.

Attempt saved. Sergi Canos (Brentford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nico Yennaris.

Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker with a through ball.

Ross McCormack (Fulham) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Middlesbrough452610962303288
2Burnley442415568353387
3Brighton442415570403087
4Hull4523111164343080
5Derby442114965412477
6Sheff Wed451917965432274
7Cardiff451716125550567
8Ipswich451715135251166
9Birmingham451614155248462
10Brentford45188196766162
11Preston451516144444061
12Leeds451416154957-858
13QPR441318135353057
14Wolves451316165157-655
15Blackburn451216174345-252
16Reading451313195156-552
17Nottm Forest451216174146-552
18Bristol City451313195470-1652
19Huddersfield451312205865-751
20Rotherham451310225266-1449
21Fulham451115196579-1448
22Charlton45913234077-3740
23MK Dons45912243867-2939
24Bolton45515254180-3930
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