Championship
FulhamFulham3CharltonCharlton Athletic0

Fulham 3-0 Charlton Athletic

Tom Cairney scored a goal in each half for Fulham
Tom Cairney (right) has scored three goals in Fulham's last three games

Three goals from corners helped Fulham to a second London derby win in three games as Charlton's problems at the foot of the Championship table grew.

Tom Cairney scored the opener following up Scott Parker's shot against the bar just before half-time, with Michael Madl heading a second after the break.

Callum Harriott posed the most threat for Charlton, but they were punished for failing to take their chances.

The game was already dead as a contest when Cairney volleyed in for 3-0.

Charlton came into the match on a run of just one league win since the end of November, but early chances for Simon Makienok and Johann Gudmundsson suggested things might improve.

But instead it was Fulham who struck first, when Cairney was quickest to react after Charlton failed to deal with a Ross McCormack corner, with their second goal early in the second half coming via a similar route.

Moussa Dembele could easily have added a third when he hit the bar minutes after Madl's goal as Charlton visibly dipped, but it was Cairney who added Fulham's third with a sweet volley from the edge of the box.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic:

"It was a good win for us, we scored three goals and kept a clean sheet - that was the good news.

"The bad news was that I was not very happy with the first half and I try to find a solution. It is my responsibility and I try and fix the problems that I find in the game.

"It was a good win. I am not panicking (about relegation), I am not pessimistic. I believe we have enough in the team for the rest of the games."

Charlton manager Jose Riga:

"Today, if you just look at the result, you would think that we are not existing in this game.

"The reality is that I'm not sure we deserved to be behind at half-time. We got the first opportunity but we know that set-pieces are very important.

"We concede three times from set-pieces, so that was the main problem of today and, of course, it is a big problem for us.

"We are disappointed, we all are, but today I have something to take from the game because at some parts of the game we were doing well. I still believe and still hope that we can find a solution."

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Line-ups

Fulham

  • 24Lonergan
  • 7Fredericks
  • 33BurnBooked at 43mins
  • 45AmorebietaBooked at 20mins
  • 3Garbutt
  • 10CairneySubstituted forTunnicliffeat 84'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 8Parker
  • 23O'HaraSubstituted forBairdat 45'minutes
  • 11KacaniklicSubstituted forMadlat 45'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 2Richards
  • 9Smith
  • 12Lewis
  • 15Madl
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 22Baird
  • 28Hyndman

Charlton

  • 1Henderson
  • 20Solly
  • 50Teixeira
  • 26Lennon
  • 21FoxBooked at 85mins
  • 39PoyetSubstituted forMottaat 67'minutes
  • 22BaSubstituted forLookmanat 67'minutes
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 11Harriott
  • 19BergdichSubstituted forGhoochannejhadat 79'minutes
  • 9Makienok

Substitutes

  • 2Yun
  • 15Fanni
  • 16Ghoochannejhad
  • 28Johnson
  • 30Pope
  • 37Lookman
  • 47Motta
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
16,565

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away19
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

  6. Post update

    Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).

  8. Post update

    Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ademola Lookman (Charlton Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Simon Makienok (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Solly.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Simon Makienok with a headed pass.

  13. Booking

    Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).

  15. Post update

    Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Booking

    Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Fox (Charlton Athletic).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Tom Cairney.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Charlton Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris Solly.