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Fulham 1-0 Bolton Wanderers

Tom Cairney
Tom Cairney won the game with his eighth goal of the season

Bottom-of-the-table Bolton Wanderers finished a disastrous season without a single away league win as Fulham won to move up to 20th in the Championship.

Tom Cairney's curling second-half goal was enough to earn Fulham a third win from their final four home games.

The Cottagers had the better of the few chances, as Bolton slumped to their 26th league defeat of the season.

Slavisa Jokanovic's side almost added late goals but Bolton keeper Ben Amos denied Matt Smith and Ross McCormack.

Fulham have now not lost in their last 15 home league meetings with Wanderers.

With a final points tally of 30, Bolton finished with their lowest total for a season since they were relegated from the Premier League in 1995-96.

Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic: "If you want to analyse today I believe it's not necessary, we played enough good football.

"I am happy for three points and we have had the opportunity to give something back to our supporters.

"Now it is over and it is time to start working for what is in front of us. We have ambition from all sides of the club, we have to have ambition for recruitment and we have to have a completely different target for next season."

Bolton interim manager Jimmy Phillips: "Ben Amos had a great game, and we needed him to have one.

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Phillips on Fulham defeat

"It was in possession, really, we didn't get any forward momentum which was disappointing on the day, because we certainly didn't set out to be particularly defensive.

"Amos made a series of great saves, and it took something special to beat him."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 7FredericksSubstituted forStearmanat 18'minutes
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 33Burn
  • 13ReamSubstituted forGarbuttat 74'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 8Parker
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 21ChristensenSubstituted forHyndmanat 57'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 3Garbutt
  • 5Stearman
  • 16Woodrow
  • 23O'Hara
  • 24Lonergan
  • 28Hyndman
  • 31Ince

Bolton

  • 1Amos
  • 25Wilson
  • 15DerikSubstituted forDobbieat 85'minutes
  • 31Wheater
  • 44Garrett
  • 41Threlkeld
  • 16Davies
  • 18Danns
  • 21PratleySubstituted forNewellat 79'minutes
  • 10Clough
  • 19HeskeySubstituted forWooleryat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Moxey
  • 13Rachubka
  • 23Dobbie
  • 30Woolery
  • 36Finney
  • 42Walker
  • 51Newell
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
17,207

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home26
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home12
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).

Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Scott Parker.

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Foul by Dan Burn (Fulham).

Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. David Wheater (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Stephen Dobbie replaces Derik.

Luke Garbutt (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers).

Offside, Fulham. Scott Parker tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. George Newell replaces Darren Pratley.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Luke Garbutt replaces Tim Ream.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Attempt blocked. Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Zach Clough.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.

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

Attempt blocked. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Wheater.

Attempt blocked. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Parker.

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Parker.

Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Kaiyne Woolery replaces Emile Heskey.

Offside, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.

Offside, Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Emerson Hyndman replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Hand ball by Lawrie Wilson (Bolton Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Emile Heskey (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Lawrie Wilson with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burnley462615572353793
2Middlesbrough462611963313289
3Brighton462417572423089
4Hull4624111169353483
5Derby4621151066432378
6Sheff Wed4619171066452174
7Ipswich461815135351269
8Cardiff461717125651568
9Brentford46198197267565
10Birmingham461615155349463
11Preston461517144545062
12QPR461418145454060
13Leeds461417155058-859
14Wolves461416165358-558
15Blackburn461316174646055
16Nottm Forest461316174347-455
17Reading461313205259-752
18Bristol City461313205471-1752
19Huddersfield461312215970-1151
20Fulham461215196679-1351
21Rotherham461310235371-1849
22Charlton46913244080-4040
23MK Dons46912253969-3039
24Bolton46515264181-4030
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