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Fulham 0-1 Birmingham City

Clayton Donaldson
Donaldson has now scored three times for Birmingham in two consecutive appearances

Clayton Donaldson missed one penalty before scoring another as Birmingham City won at 10-man Fulham.

Donaldson's first spot-kick was saved by Cottagers keeper David Button after Che Adams was brought down in the box by Michael Madl.

Madl was then sent off for a second booking, for bringing down Donaldson.

The Blues striker then made amends for his penalty miss in the second half as he blasted in from the spot after Adams was fouled by Floyd Ayite.

The defeat was Fulham's first of the season and saw Birmingham move above them in the Championship table.

Donaldson went close to opening the scoring early on but his shot was blocked by Madl, who was then booked for giving away the first penalty of the afternoon for bringing down Adams with a fierce challenge.

Striker Donaldson stepped up to take the kick, which was turned away by Button, but minutes into the second half he made up for that miss by blasting his second opportunity into the centre of the net after Adams was tripped by Ayite.

Fulham were reduced to 10 men before the break when Madl received his second booking for a mistimed sliding tackle.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic:

"Birmingham played better than we did today and they deserved the points.

"We made so many mistakes during the game and had possession of the ball but not enough with our offensive players.

"If it's one game with so many mistakes then it's my responsibility - we have to continue to work hard.

"I want to play from the back, it's generally what my teams try to follow. But we made many mistakes and didn't have enough quality in the game."

Birmingham manager Gary Rowett:

"I told (Jacques) Maghoma to take the penalty - Mags was meant to take the second pen. But fair play to Clayton, he showed a lot of bottle to take it.

"Mags told him he wasn't taking it and they sorted it out between themselves. I was nervous and didn't want him [Donaldson] to take it but he showed character.

"The first one [penalty] wasn't bad to be fair, it was an excellent save, and the second time he didn't give him any chance."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 4OdoiBooked at 54mins
  • 26Kalas
  • 15MadlBooked at 44mins
  • 3Malone
  • 6McDonald
  • 14JohansenSubstituted forSánchez Ruizat 32'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 24Aluko
  • 11AyitéSubstituted forMartinat 76'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forKebanoat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 7Kebano
  • 17R Sigurdsson
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 23Sánchez Ruiz
  • 25Martin
  • 30R Sessegnon

Birmingham

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 23SpectorBooked at 90mins
  • 28Morrison
  • 5Shotton
  • 3GroundsBooked at 45mins
  • 26DavisSubstituted forCotterillat 75'minutes
  • 7Tesche
  • 6Kieftenbeld
  • 19Maghoma
  • 9DonaldsonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 65'minutes
  • 14AdamsSubstituted forStewartat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Legzdins
  • 4Robinson
  • 10Fabbrini
  • 11Cotterill
  • 15Jutkiewicz
  • 18Brown
  • 20Stewart
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
17,603

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamBirmingham
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home10
Away25
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away22

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 0, Birmingham City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Birmingham City 1.

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a cross.

Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).

Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jonathan Spector (Birmingham City).

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tomas Kalas.

Attempt blocked. Jacques Maghoma (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Cotterill.

Attempt saved. David Cotterill (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Greg Stewart.

Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Robert Tesche (Birmingham City).

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Greg Stewart.

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

Foul by David Cotterill (Birmingham City).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. Greg Stewart replaces Che Adams.

Offside, Birmingham City. Jacques Maghoma tries a through ball, but Jonathan Grounds is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonathan Spector.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Shotton (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Scott Malone.

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Chris Martin (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Robert Tesche (Birmingham City).

Offside, Birmingham City. Jonathan Grounds tries a through ball, but Jacques Maghoma is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Chris Martin replaces Floyd Ayité.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City. David Cotterill replaces David Davis.

Corner, Birmingham City. Conceded by Tom Cairney.

Tomas Kalas (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Che Adams (Birmingham City).

Attempt missed. David Davis (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a headed pass.

Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).

Che Adams (Birmingham City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Maikel Kieftenbeld (Birmingham City).

Offside, Fulham. Kevin McDonald tries a through ball, but Sone Aluko is caught offside.

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City).

goal

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2Newcastle6402104612
3Barnsley6402149512
4Birmingham632185311
5Norwich632197211
6Fulham632175211
7QPR631296310
8Brentford631274310
9Bristol City631297210
10Reading631279-210
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12Nottm Forest5302111109
13Brighton62228628
14Burton6222111018
15Ipswich62227708
16Sheff Wed622257-28
17Aston Villa51225505
18Cardiff612369-35
19Derby612315-45
20Rotherham6123514-95
21Wigan6114910-14
22Leeds6114510-54
23Preston610547-33
24Blackburn6024513-82
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