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Fulham 2-0 Nottingham Forest

Lucas Piazon
Lucas Piazon has scored four goals in 11 Fulham games this season

Fulham beat Nottingham Forest to extend their winning run to four games and climb to fifth in the Championship.

The hosts started the stronger of the two sides, but Forest had the best first-half chance when Matty Cash's effort was saved by Marcus Bettinelli.

Joe Worrall headed against the post for the Reds after the break, while Ryan Sessegnon went close at the other end.

Fulham took the lead when Lucas Piazon fired in from 12 yards, before Stefan Johansen slotted in a second late on.

The home side struggled to break down Aitor Karanka's resilient Forest defence in the first half despite dominating possession, and they introduced new signing Aleksandar Mitrovic early in the second period.

The on-loan Newcastle striker almost marked his debut with a goal, but his header was cleared off the line by Worrall.

Forest offered little attacking threat for much of the game and they have now failed to score in six of their past seven Championship games.

The Reds, who gave debuts to four of their six deadline day signings, slipped to 16th in the table, having lost four of Karanka's first five games in charge.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic told BBC London:

"We played a good game today, we knew we were going to find it a tough opponent.

"We showed quality and patience, created some chances in the first half. In the second half, we didn't start so good. With some movement from the bench we started to play well.

"This is our sixth consecutive win at home, the sensation is good, but we need to be quiet, calm, show humility, keep working hard and be ready for the next game."

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"I'm never happy when I lose a game but I think the performance today has been completely different to our last game.

"We can't forget that we've played against one of the best, if not the best, team in the league and the performance has been good.

"Today is a completely different feeling, today is a really positive feeling because the players showed me that I can trust them."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 2Fredericks
  • 26Kalas
  • 13Ream
  • 21TargettSubstituted forOdoiat 90+2'minutes
  • 16Norwood
  • 6McDonaldBooked at 73mins
  • 20PiazonSubstituted forAyitéat 88'minutes
  • 8Johansen
  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 9FonteSubstituted forMitrovicat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Odoi
  • 7Kebano
  • 11Ayité
  • 22Christie
  • 27Button
  • 32Mitrovic
  • 47Kamara

Nottm Forest

  • 1Pantilimon
  • 2Lichaj
  • 42Worrall
  • 4MancienneBooked at 70mins
  • 13Fox
  • 5GuédiouraSubstituted forDejagahat 76'minutes
  • 18Colback
  • 14Cash
  • 11Osborn
  • 20DowellBooked at 47minsSubstituted forTomlinat 70'minutes
  • 17BreretonSubstituted forVelliosat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pereira Figueiredo
  • 15Tomlin
  • 21Dejagah
  • 24Vaughan
  • 27Darikwa
  • 39Vellios
  • 43Smith
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
22,076

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home14
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Nottingham Forest 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Matt Targett.

Offside, Nottingham Forest. Eric Lichaj tries a through ball, but Apostolos Vellios is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 2, Nottingham Forest 0. Stefan Johansen (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Floyd Ayité (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Floyd Ayité replaces Lucas Piazon.

Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ben Osborn.

Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).

Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Apostolos Vellios (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Apostolos Vellios with a through ball.

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

Foul by Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Matt Targett (Fulham).

Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Piazon (Fulham).

Lee Tomlin (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Ashkan Dejagah (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Apostolos Vellios replaces Ben Brereton.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Worrall.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Ashkan Dejagah replaces Adlène Guédioura.

Foul by Matt Targett (Fulham).

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest).

Booking

Kevin McDonald (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).

Matthew Cash (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Lee Tomlin replaces Kieran Dowell.

Booking

Michael Mancienne (Nottingham Forest) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Oliver Norwood.

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stefan Johansen with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Derby30169547232457
3Aston Villa30168646271956
4Cardiff29166744261854
5Fulham30149751351651
6Bristol City3014974233951
7Preston30121263729848
8Sheff Utd30144124236646
9Middlesbrough301361138281045
10Leeds30135124137444
11Brentford30111094239343
12Ipswich30134134341243
13Norwich30127113033-343
14Millwall30911103533238
15QPR3099123242-1036
16Nottm Forest30112173548-1335
17Sheff Wed30712113137-633
18Reading3088143339-632
19Birmingham3086162241-1930
20Bolton2978142746-1929
21Barnsley3069152944-1527
22Hull30511144047-726
23Sunderland30510153152-2125
24Burton3066182458-3424
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