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Fulham 2-1 Hull City

Stefan Johansen
Stefan Johansen's winner was his first goal of the season

Floyd Ayite and Stefan Johansen opened their 2017-18 goalscoring accounts to help Fulham overcome Hull for their first win at home this season.

Ayite had already been denied by Tigers goalkeeper Allan McGregor before putting the hosts ahead, steering home a low ball whipped in by Sheyi Ojo.

Jarrod Bowen levelled, heading in at his second attempt after David Button saved from point-blank range.

Johansen won it with a composed finish before Yohan Mollo hit the bar late on.

Victory was Fulham's first at Craven Cottage in five attempts in all competitions this season, and moves them up to 13th in the table.

Slavisa Jokanovic's side are three places above Hull, who slipped to a second successive defeat and fourth in five games.

The hosts had the better of the first-half chances, with Ayite particularly bright, and the Whites almost went 2-0 up after the break, only for Ryan Sessegnon to head wastefully wide.

Bowen made Fulham pay moments later, showing great instincts to level after Button saved his first headed attempt.

Johansen, however, ensured victory. The Norwegian ignored the flailing presence of winger Ayite, who attempted an audacious overhead kick, and controlled the ball before sending it in off the underside of the bar.

Button made a late save from Frazier Campbell with five minutes remaining to protect the lead, while substitute Mollo went close to adding a third for Fulham in injury time.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic:

"We are satisfied with a first win at Craven Cottage but we must improve and we must be more clinical.

"You cannot create 100 chances before scoring. You must be clinical and show more quality.

"This is a similar story (to other games this season), we are dominating. I was worried and it was not a healthy game for us and our supporters."

Hull boss Leonid Slutsky:

"It is a very difficult time. We will have a special tactical lesson speaking about a new formation.

"I find our best formation works with our attacking principle. We must decide problems together.

"We don't have time to be frustrated. We must look forward very positively."

Line-ups

Fulham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 27Button
  • 2FredericksSubstituted forOdoiat 90+1'minutes
  • 26Kalas
  • 13Ream
  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 16Norwood
  • 6McDonald
  • 8Johansen
  • 19OjoSubstituted forKamaraat 90'minutes
  • 11Ayité
  • 7KebanoSubstituted forMolloat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 4Odoi
  • 17Graham
  • 22Mollo
  • 23Djalo
  • 44Cissé
  • 47Kamara

Hull

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1McGregor
  • 29Tomori
  • 21Dawson
  • 5Hector
  • 34Aina
  • 8MeylerSubstituted forToralat 65'minutes
  • 16Larsson
  • 28KingsleySubstituted forDiomandeat 82'minutes
  • 20Bowen
  • 9DickoSubstituted forCampbellat 68'minutes
  • 7Grosicki

Substitutes

  • 4Irvine
  • 11Toral
  • 12Marshall
  • 14Diomande
  • 22Henriksen
  • 24Clark
  • 25Campbell
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
15,792

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamHull
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 2, Hull City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Hull City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Stefan Johansen (Fulham).

  4. Post update

    Sebastian Larsson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

  6. Post update

    Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sebastian Larsson.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yohan Mollo (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Fraizer Campbell (Hull City).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

  13. Post update

    Ola Aina (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Ryan Fredericks.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Aboubakar Kamara replaces Sheyi Ojo.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).

  17. Post update

    Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Post update

    Delay in match Stefan Johansen (Fulham) because of an injury.

  20. Post update

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

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 13th September 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leeds75201421217
2Cardiff7511116516
3Sheff Utd750285315
4Wolves7421117414
5Preston733162412
6Sheff Wed733196312
7Ipswich6402108212
8Nottm Forest74031011-112
9Middlesbrough732273411
10QPR7322109111
11Derby6312107310
12Bristol City7241119210
13Fulham724175210
14Norwich7223712-58
15Barnsley62138807
16Hull72141314-17
17Reading621356-17
18Aston Villa714279-27
19Millwall713310916
20Sunderland7124611-55
21Burton7124414-105
22Birmingham711539-64
23Brentford7034611-53
24Bolton7025414-102
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