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Fulham 0-3 Barnsley: Cauley Woodrow scores twice on Craven Cottage return

Cauley Woodrow
Cauley Woodrow scored 12 goals in 66 games for Fulham, but now has 33 in 65 for Barnsley

Barnsley head coach Gerhard Struber said his side's shock win at third-placed Fulham will give them renewed belief they can avoid relegation.

Cauley Woodrow scored twice against his former club, either side of Jacob Brown's lob, as the Tykes moved to within two wins of safety.

"I hope it can give my boys the feeling that we have the chance to stay in the league," Struber told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"The gap is six points. We believe in ourselves, we never give up."

Woodrow spent seven years at Fulham, from the age of 16, before signing for Barnsley in 2018.

On his first return to Craven Cottage since the move, he gave Barnsley the lead from the penalty spot after Brown was fouled by Fulham keeper Marek Rodak.

Brown doubled the lead early in the second half with a smart lofted finish over the exposed Rodak.

Fulham lacked penetration and Woodrow showed his old team what they were missing with a clinical third late on.

'We had control' - Struber

Struber admitted his squad needed lifting following the midweek home defeat by Birmingham City, which left them nine points adrift of safety.

But they have now reduced the gap to six - and the Tykes boss feels the mood is shifting.

"The game on Tuesday crashed our energy a little," Struber said. "We had many talks with the players in the last few days.

"Today we have the right feeling, the right attitude. In every second we had control, never gave the opponent space and time. In the end, it was a very clear victory."

'I can only apologise' - Parker

Fulham went into the game level on points with second-placed Leeds, and had won three of their last four at home - but were second best in all departments.

They are now are three points off the top two, and head coach Scott Parker apologised to fans.

"I am shocked, I am bitterly disappointed, I am gutted. I didn't see it coming," he said.

"The fans who came here didn't see it coming and I can only apologise for the performance today because it wasn't what we have come to expect.

"But these things can sometimes happen and we need to reboot and learn from them. And the most important thing is to keep going, keep being strong characters in the changing room and don't dwell.

"There are no excuses. We were beaten by a better side today, a side that had more intensity and we were second best really. We didn't deserve anything out of the game."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 12Rodák
  • 43S SessegnonSubstituted forKamaraat 65'minutes
  • 3Hector
  • 13Ream
  • 23BryanBooked at 29mins
  • 10CairneySubstituted forArterat 54'minutes
  • 6McDonaldSubstituted forDe Cordova-Reidat 53'minutes
  • 25Onomah
  • 24Knockaert
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 19Cavaleiro

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 4Odoi
  • 8Johansen
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 18Arter
  • 22Christie
  • 47Kamara

Barnsley

  • 40Collins
  • 14Ludewig
  • 18Sollbauer
  • 24HalmeBooked at 26mins
  • 2Williams
  • 27Mowatt
  • 16ThomasSubstituted forDougallat 81'minutes
  • 10Bähre
  • 9WoodrowSubstituted forSimoes Inacioat 90'minutes
  • 11ChaplinSubstituted forSchmidtat 86'minutes
  • 7Brown

Substitutes

  • 3Williams
  • 4Dougall
  • 13Walton
  • 19Schmidt
  • 22Oduor
  • 28Simoes Inacio
  • 37Marsh
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
18,516

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home21
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 0, Barnsley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Barnsley 3.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

Michael Sollbauer (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kenneth Dougall.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Alex Mowatt.

Attempt blocked. Josh Onomah (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bobby De Cordova-Reid.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Elliot Simoes replaces Cauley Woodrow.

Offside, Barnsley. Alex Mowatt tries a through ball, but Patrick Schmidt is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick Schmidt replaces Conor Chaplin.

Josh Onomah (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kilian Ludewig.

Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Kenneth Dougall replaces Luke Thomas.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 0, Barnsley 3. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre.

Attempt saved. Aapo Halme (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mike-Steven Bähre with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Michael Hector.

Attempt saved. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Hector.

Attempt missed. Michael Hector (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).

Foul by Anthony Knockaert (Fulham).

Jordan Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Bradley Collins.

Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Harry Arter.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kilian Ludewig with a cross.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Offside, Barnsley. Cauley Woodrow tries a through ball, but Conor Chaplin is caught offside.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

Attempt missed. Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Offside, Barnsley. Jacob Brown tries a through ball, but Luke Thomas is caught offside.

goal

As It Stood

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2Leeds33178848301859
3Fulham33168947361156
4Brentford331671054272755
5Nottm Forest331510845331255
6Preston331581047371053
7Bristol City33158104846253
8Blackburn331481148381050
9Cardiff33121474845350
10Millwall33121384038249
11Swansea33121294141048
12Sheff Wed33128134138344
13Derby331111114145-444
14Birmingham33128134249-744
15Reading33119134137442
16QPR33126155158-742
17Hull33118144751-441
18Middlesbrough33813123443-937
19Charlton3399154147-636
20Huddersfield3399153852-1436
21Stoke33104194153-1234
22Wigan33710163350-1731
23Luton3393213966-2730
24Barnsley33610174058-1828
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