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Fulham 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Scott Malone (right) celebrates his equaliser
Scott Malone's second goal of the season extended Fulham's unbeaten run to three matches

Scott Malone scored a dramatic late equaliser as Fulham earned a point against Sheffield Wednesday.

Fernando Forestieri fired in from 20 yards after playing a one-two with Barry Bannan to put the Owls ahead.

Kevin McDonald headed a corner powerfully over the bar for Fulham, while both Gary Hooper and Forestieri had chances to make it 2-0.

Fulham turned up the pressure and equalised when Malone slammed home at the back post in the 91st minute.

Carlos Carvalhal's Wednesday side had lost their previous two Championship matches but started brightly against their in-form opponents, who had beaten Huddersfield and Brentford in their previous two games.

The visitors took the lead after 10 minutes when Forestieri's powerful shot beat Whites goalkeeper David Button and they could have been further ahead had Hooper not spurned a one-on-one and the ever-lively Forestieri hit the target minutes later.

The Italian striker dragged another attempt across goal in the second half before Tom Cairney mustered the home side's first shot on target in the 77th minute.

However, Fulham dominated the closing stages and were finally rewarded when left-back Malone arrived late into the box to smash in a goal which kept Slavisa Jokanovic's side in eighth, one place above Wednesday.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic: "It was a fair result, we played very well and I'm really satisfied with some parts of the game.

"We did not surrender in any moment. They played the better football and closer to three points. If we had played this game last year we would have lost 3-0.

"We did not offer our best performance but it was a small step where we are learning to compete."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal: "We performed very well. Their team are in good shape, had won the last game 5-0 here and were in good momentum.

"We scored one goal and probably should have killed the game. We are not happy with the scoreline, we deserved more; we felt we achieved one point but lost two.

"I'm very happy with the team and the personality we showed. The Fulham fans will realise just how tough a team Sheffield Wednesday are."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 2FredericksSubstituted forOdoiat 76'minutes
  • 26Kalas
  • 17R Sigurdsson
  • 3Malone
  • 10Cairney
  • 6McDonaldSubstituted forParkerat 76'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 24Aluko
  • 20PiazonSubstituted forAyitéat 55'minutes
  • 14JohansenBooked at 34mins
  • 25Martin

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 4Odoi
  • 8Parker
  • 9Smith
  • 11Ayité
  • 13Ream
  • 30R Sessegnon

Sheff Wed

  • 1WestwoodBooked at 87mins
  • 32Hunt
  • 15Lees
  • 12Loovens
  • 9Reach
  • 33WallaceBooked at 41mins
  • 5Lee
  • 23HutchinsonBooked at 27minsSubstituted forJonesat 56'minutes
  • 41Bannan
  • 14HooperSubstituted forFletcherat 59'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 45Forestieri

Substitutes

  • 3Jones
  • 6Fletcher
  • 16Palmer
  • 25Dawson
  • 38Buckley
  • 39Sasso
  • 44Nuhiu
Referee:
Geoff Eltringham
Attendance:
20,255

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Attempt saved. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Reach.

Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Barry Bannan.

Attempt missed. Tomas Kalas (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Keiren Westwood.

Sone Aluko (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday).

Attempt blocked. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steven Fletcher with a headed pass.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Attempt saved. Chris Martin (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stefan Johansen.

Foul by Floyd Ayité (Fulham).

Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Martin with a headed pass following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kieran Lee.

Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Sone Aluko.

Floyd Ayité (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday).

Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Foul by Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Booking

Scott Parker (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Parker (Fulham).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Martin (Fulham).

Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Attempt blocked. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Denis Odoi with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Scott Parker replaces Kevin McDonald.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Ryan Fredericks.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle16121334132137
2Brighton17105226101635
3Reading179442318531
4Huddersfield179261921-229
5Birmingham177732218428
6Norwich178362929027
7Leeds168261917226
8Fulham176742419525
9Sheff Wed177461820-225
10Bristol City177372320324
11Preston177372220224
12Derby176561513223
13QPR176561923-423
14Brentford176472319422
15Barnsley176472724322
16Aston Villa1741031817122
17Ipswich175661417-321
18Nottm Forest175482730-319
19Wolves174671921-218
20Burton174671823-518
21Cardiff175391727-1018
22Blackburn174491927-816
23Wigan173681419-515
24Rotherham1714121741-247
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