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Fulham 1-3 Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest celebrate scoring against Fulham
Fulham have conceded nine goals in the last three league games

Fulham will play in the Championship again next season despite suffering a 10th home league defeat as Nottingham Forest eased to victory.

Robert Tesche's first-time strike gave Forest the lead before he was brought down by Emerson Hyndman and Henri Lansbury scored from the spot.

Fulham pulled a goal back when Matt Smith headed home from a corner only for Lansbury to score his second.

The Whites fall to 21st but stay up as MK Dons were relegated.

Forest climb one place to 17th after a first win in nine league games and their first away from home since 6 February.

The visitors looked the stronger side in the first half as Fulham struggled to keep possession.

They went ahead when Lansbury won a free-kick near the corner flag and sent a pass to Tesche, whose shot flew straight past keeper Marcus Bettinelli.

Forest doubled their lead from the penalty spot before Fulham hit the bar through Ross McCormack.

But the hosts did find the net as Smith's header from McCormack's delivery found the bottom right-hand corner.

Forest sealed the points when Lansbury flicked in his second from Eric Lichaj's cross.

Nottingham Forest interim manager Paul Williams:

"We've had some really good performances in recent weeks, I know results haven't shown it, but now we need to focus and to fight for the last two games.

"I am tasked with taking the side to the end of the season and that is what I am concentrating on. I want to give the fans, who were fantastic today, a good end to the season.

"The players have been fantastic, we have made little changes to players' positions. I have a philosophy and thankfully it is beginning to pay off.

"It is all credit to every single player out there today, they deserved that performance."

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic:

"We don't show quality with the ball or without the ball. We make chances but generally we were very, very soft as a team.

"This is a habit for us, it is not strange giving a penalty, it is a bad habit.

"We give them so much presence, we tried in the second half to play in a different way but during the game we scored and made chances but right now we are far off how I want my team playing."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 7FredericksBooked at 21mins
  • 15Madl
  • 45Amorebieta
  • 13Ream
  • 8ParkerSubstituted forTunnicliffeat 80'minutes
  • 10CairneySubstituted forSmithat 45'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 31Ince
  • 28HyndmanSubstituted forChristensenat 45'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 5Stearman
  • 9Smith
  • 16Woodrow
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 21Christensen
  • 22Baird
  • 24Lonergan

Nottm Forest

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5MillsBooked at 18mins
  • 13Fox
  • 3Jokic
  • 8Cohen
  • 32Tesche
  • 22Gardner
  • 38Osborn
  • 10Lansbury
  • 23BlackstockSubstituted forAssombalongaat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Assombalonga
  • 15Mendes da Graça
  • 18Macheda
  • 26Evtimov
  • 29O'Grady
  • 35Burke
  • 42Worrall
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
18,253

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home22
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Nottingham Forest 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Nottingham Forest 3.

Attempt saved. Britt Assombalonga (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Britt Assombalonga replaces Dexter Blackstock.

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

Hand ball by Tim Ream (Fulham).

Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham).

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Fernando Amorebieta.

Attempt blocked. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Cohen.

Booking

Matt Smith (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).

Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Ben Osborn with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe replaces Scott Parker.

Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a through ball.

Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).

Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Michael Madl (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

Ryan Fredericks (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bojan Jokic (Nottingham Forest).

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

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Nottingham Forest 3. Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Eric Lichaj with a cross.

Attempt missed. Rohan Ince (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Scott Parker (Fulham) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Nottingham Forest 2. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matt Mills.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley442415568353387
2Middlesbrough44269960283287
3Brighton442415570403087
4Hull4322111062332977
5Derby442114965412477
6Sheff Wed441817962431971
7Cardiff441716115547867
8Ipswich441615134949063
9Birmingham441613155046461
10Brentford43178186464059
11Preston441416144243-158
12Leeds441416144855-758
13QPR441318135353057
14Wolves441315165056-654
15Reading441313185054-452
16Huddersfield441312195861-351
17Nottm Forest441215174045-551
18Blackburn441116174245-349
19Rotherham441310215265-1349
20Bristol City441213195070-2049
21Fulham441115186576-1148
22MK Dons44912233664-2839
23Charlton44813233876-3837
24Bolton44415254080-4027
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