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Fulham 0-2 Bristol City

Bobby Reid (right)
Bobby Reid's goal was his 10th of 2017-18 in all competitions and his ninth in the league

In-form Bristol City produced a superb counter-attacking away performance to win at Craven Cottage and extend Fulham's winless run to four matches.

Bobby Reid and Korey Smith both netted from swift breakaways by the visitors in an open first half of high quality.

After half-time, Fulham went down to 10 men when Aboubakar Kamara was dismissed for shoving Bailey Wright off the ball.

The hosts' best effort had come at 0-0, but Ryan Sessegnon's strike hit the bar and City were comfortable late on.

Victory gave Lee Johnson's confident side a third consecutive away win and kept them unbeaten on their travels since 12 August.

Reid moved to double figures in a season for the first time in his career with the opening goal as he slotted home to complete a well-worked counter, and Smith's first league goal for the club soon followed in similar style.

Fulham had looked dangerous in the first half but their chances were hampered when Kamara was shown a straight red for his clash with Wright, shortly after the Australian saw a third Robins goal ruled out for offside.

Defeat left last season's play-off semi-finalists with just one home win so far this term, while Carabao Cup quarter-finalists Bristol City have lost just two Championship games so far this term, a figure matched only by Cardiff.

Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic:

"Bristol City played better football and at a different pace. I tried to change the shape (to 3-5-2) to try to find a clean sheet or be a little more solid at the back but it didn't work well.

"It's completely my responsibility. We looked confused in the first 45 minutes.

"In the second half we tried something different but after the sending off we lost any chance to come back."

Bristol City assistant coach Jamie McAllister:

"It's a tough division and every game is difficult.

"Fulham are a very good side with great quality and some good players so this was another great win, and another clean sheet, our eighth of the season.

"Our pressing was excellent and we scored two great goals. Both were really good moves. We play with high energy and work together as a unit, with no passengers.

"We're in a good place at the moment with good spirit and have bounced back well after the home defeat by Leeds."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 4Odoi
  • 26KalasSubstituted forNorwoodat 45'minutes
  • 13Ream
  • 2Fredericks
  • 8JohansenSubstituted forSoares Alvesat 67'minutes
  • 6McDonald
  • 10Cairney
  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 11AyitéSubstituted forFonteat 45'minutes
  • 47KamaraBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 5Soares Alves
  • 7Kebano
  • 9Fonte
  • 16Norwood
  • 23Djalo
  • 36De La Torre

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2PisanoSubstituted forMagnussonat 9'minutes
  • 4FlintBooked at 61mins
  • 5Wright
  • 3BryanBooked at 90mins
  • 21PackSubstituted forDjuricat 77'minutes
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 8Brownhill
  • 7Smith
  • 20PatersonSubstituted forLekoat 69'minutes
  • 14Reid

Substitutes

  • 10Taylor
  • 15Steele
  • 19Eliasson
  • 22Djuric
  • 23Magnusson
  • 26Vyner
  • 45Leko
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
17,634

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home21
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 0, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Bristol City 2.

Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Oliver Norwood following a set piece situation.

Booking

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Korey Smith (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City).

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jonathan Leko.

Attempt saved. Rui Fonte (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).

Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Rui Fonte (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City).

Offside, Bristol City. Frank Fielding tries a through ball, but Jonathan Leko is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Milan Djuric replaces Marlon Pack.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marlon Pack.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.

Attempt blocked. Jonathan Leko (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jonathan Leko replaces Jamie Paterson.

Attempt blocked. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Rafa Soares replaces Stefan Johansen.

Attempt missed. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.

Foul by Rui Fonte (Fulham).

Joe Bryan (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Korey Smith (Bristol City).

Dismissal

Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Booking

Aden Flint (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves15102327151232
2Cardiff1594221111031
3Sheff Utd1510052013730
4Bristol City157622415927
5Derby147432115625
6Leeds157262316723
7Middlesbrough156542013723
8Aston Villa146531913623
9Norwich156451418-422
10Preston145631914521
11Ipswich147072322121
12QPR155641918121
13Nottm Forest157082126-521
14Sheff Wed155551918120
15Fulham154741817119
16Millwall154561716117
17Hull154472726116
18Brentford143742020016
19Barnsley144462021-116
20Reading144371417-315
21Birmingham14338821-1312
22Sunderland151772030-1010
23Burton15249931-2210
24Bolton151591128-178
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