Info

1 - 1

Competition
Premier League
Date
22 September 2018
Game week
6
Kick-off
13:30
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 1
Venue
Craven Cottage (London)
Attendance
23418

Goals

0 - 1
2' A. Gray (G) (assist by: W. Hughes)
A. Mitrović (G) 78' (assist by: L. Vietto)
1 - 1

Commentary

Minute   Description
It's the Carabao Cup for both teams next time out as Fulham face lower-league opposition in the shape of Millwall and Watford meet fellow Premier League team Tottenham. Until then however, thank you for joining us - and have a good weekend!
The spoils are shared at Craven Cottage as an Aleksandar Mitrovic second-half goal proved to be enough to rescue a point for the hosts against a fine Hornets side in an engrossing encounter. At full-time, it finishes Fulham 1-1 Watford.
90'+4 FULL-TIME: FULHAM 1-1 WATFORD
90'+3 Mitrovic concedes a free-kick instead from the set-piece after a foul in the box and Watford have a free-kick.
90'+2 A late corner for Fulham now after Janmaat concedes.
90' Sema replaces Pereyra in the final change of the game.
Mitrovic! Off the crossbar! His header from the corner rattles the woodwork and Watford manage to clear in the aftermath. Three added minutes.
89' Mitrovic! It's a dazzling shot from the Fulham man, as he fires a rocket at the top-left corner that Foster tips around with a sensational leap. Corner to the hosts.
88' Vietto punches a shot in from the left-edge of the Watford box and lifts it beyond Foster and the goal to the right.
86' Watford play it wide and deep again instead of into the box and are punished by some fast Fulham defence to force them back even further.
85' Success squeaks off a tight shot from the left edge that Bettinelli blocks for a corner.
83' Ayite carelessly puts the ball out for a throw-in enar his own box but Fulham are let off the hook after Pereyra is flagged for offside.
80' Success replaces Gray up front as Watford look to recapture the full three points.
78' Janmaat's failure to deal with Vietto was costly there, though there of course was the chance he could have conceded the penalty if he made a hefty challenge. Regardless, his mistake has put his side under pressure; they will have to offer a response in the final 10 or so minutes.
MITROVIC LEVELS FOR FULHAM! 1-1! The efforts of the hosts finally tell as they square things up through their top goalscorer for the season. Vietto manages to get around a poor Janmaat tackle in the box and pops it neatly across to his fellow striker who taps it past Foster with a side-heel. It's all to play for now.
77' Holebas swings the corner wide and Watford are unable to create a chance from it, allowing Fulham to break away downfield.
76' There's a prolonged pause in play before the corner can be taken as Sessegnon is treated for a blooded nose.
74' Fosu-Mensah makes a diving header to clear a booming Janmaat cross out for a corner.
72' Schurrle puts a botched attempt on goal that deflects kindly for Foster. Just under 20 minutes left on the clock.
70' Watford make their first change now, with Femenia on to replace Hughes.
69' Fosu-Mensah goes on a fabulous run that catches Watford almost asleep at the wheel; Hughes wakes up at the last moment to intercept the cut-back for Vietto.
67' At the other end, Ayite wins a corner for Fulham which Mitrovic puts out at the right post with a poor header.
66' Deeney cruises through the middle of the park on an excellent dribble but gets muscled out in the box and sees the ball drift wide to the left as he goes to ground.
64' Fulham make their final change with Anguissa on for Johansen.
63' A speedy Fulham counter sees them with a man advantage for a brief moment but they cannot turn it into a concrete chance, with Mitrovic seeing his half-chance at the edge of the box blocked a moment later as defenders mass back.
59' A fast-footed break from Watford sees Gray cut a shot across himself that spins perilously almost through Bettinelli's grasp.
58' Holebas makes a lunging tackle on Vietto and picks up a booking for his troubles.
56' Down the other end, Seri booms a towering cross into the Hornets penalty area seeking Mitrovic; Foster does well to leap above the striker and pluck it out of the air.
54' Ayite and Janmaat are getting into a good tussle down their wing now and the latter picks the former's pocket dangerously close to the Fulham box. Bettinelli deals with the square cross easily enough though and the hosts are let off.
52' Vietto chances his arm from the right flank and booms a shot across the top of the goal to the left from distance.
51' Janmaat muscles Ayite over and concedes a free-kick in the opposition half.
49' Mitrovic! The Fulham forward is picked out by Schurrle with a flying cross from the right and just nudges his header from the centre of the box over the crossbar.
48' Ayite is straight into it too, as he moves downfield seeking a long ball from his keeper, only to be flagged for offside.
46' ... while Ayite enters the fray to replace McDonald.
Mawson's poor first-half showing means that he makes way for Odoi...
We're back underway at Craven Cottage for the second half - and the hosts have responded to their defensive concerns with a pair of changes.
Both managers will have plenty to chew over during their talks at the break, but Watford may consider taking Jose Holebas off set-piece duty; so far, he has only warmed the gloves of Bettinelli with his free-kicks into the box.
Following a flying start from the visitors, it has evened out into a tight encounter at Craven Cottage - but it is Andre Gray's strike within the first 90 seconds that gives the Hornets the edge. At half-time, it's Fulham 0-1 Watford.
45'+1 HALF-TIME: FULHAM 0-1 WATFORD
45' One minute of injury time incoming.
44' Vietto wins a free-kick off a Cathcart foul 30 yards out that Fulham earn a corner off; Seri only puts it Foster this time however.
42' Chambers brings down Deeney 30 yards or so out on the left wing and Holebas spins the free-kick in, putting it straight into the hands of Bettinelli.
41' Fulham win themselves a corner now which Seri spears in - only to see his set-piece fly past everyone and out for a goal-kick at the right post.
39' Gray picks up a Hughes pass on the edge of the Fulham box with acres of space around him; fortunately for the hosts, he is marginally offside and flagged as such.
38' From a Watford corner, Pereyra tries to play smart and dribble in, only to come undone at the hands of Seri who pinches the ball from under his feet.
36' Hughes thinks he should have a penalty as he goes down to a Mawson challenge in the box - but referee Atkinson waves it away and Fulham breathe easy for the moment.
34' Off a subsequent corner, Watford press again through Doucoure, who carves a neat run around the box and then finishes with a whimper of a strike that rolls gently to Bettinelli.
32' It's another nasty challenge now from Fulham, with Fosu-Mensah the man to be booked following his tackle on Deeney.
31' The hosts now counter however, at pace down the right wing - but Mitrovic is flagged for offside and the move is cut short.
30' Mawson isn't having a great game so far and now lunges at Kabasele following a botched tackle on Deeney. Referee Martin Atkinson is less than impressed and shows the Fulham man the yellow card.
27' Mitrovic and Kabasele enter into a foot race towards the Watford goal down the right wing. Just as the former looks to have the better of the play, he slips on the wet turf and his last touch pokes the ball out for a goal-kick.
25' A slick piece of team play puts Mitrovic into the box but he finds himself hemmed in by defenders and unable to shoot. Fosu-Mensah tries his luck a few seconds later from out on the right wing; his effort arcs somewhere into the stand behind.
24' Sessegnon's corner flies over the head of Mitrovic and Fulham attempt to break, though Fosu-Mensah is alert to the danger of the long ball and stops it reaching Gray by knocking it out for a throw-in near the halfway line.
23' Schurrle flings a cross in from the left that Cathcart puts over his the crossbar with a perilous header that nearly wrongfoots his own keeper, sailing out for a corner.
19' The set-piece is dealt with - fortunately for Fulham - by an offside flag against Gray as Hughes tries a throughball.
17' Bettinelli makes a cracking save seconds later as Mawson's soft touch in defence falls straight to Gray who blasts it at close range, with the keeper's deflection pushing it over his box for a corner.
16' Johansen fouls Holebas out on the left wing as the pair chase a loose ball and Watford are able to swing a free-kick in that Bettinelli punches away from danger.
14' Close for Kabasele! From a Watford corner swung in by Holebas, he launches a flying header that takes a lucky hit off Sessegnon to halt its trajectory towards goal.
12' The Cottagers make a third excellent break again, with Vietto firing two shots at Foster. The keeper deflects the first and the second sails wide by inches. Racing into the box in support, Mitrovic feels he should have a penalty after a fall but the referee waves him away.
10' Fulham create another clever counter, this time through Mitrovic and Vietto, though Cathcart is able to squeeze the latter out and get the ball back to his keeper.
8' Fulham catch Watford off-guard this time with a swift counter from the set-piece, pressing Janmaat into the error and breaking downfield. Schurrle's last pass to Vietto is too weighty however and Foster collects with ease.
7' Holebas spears it in from the left wing, 45 yards out, and Mawson makes a stronger connection with his diving header this time to put it out for a corner. Played short, Johansen clips it wide and out for another corner.
6' Deeney and Gray combine to almost slip through past Chambers, but the defender holds firm to clear to halfway. He only finds Pereyra though, who then draws the foul from Fosu-Mensah to win the free-kick.
2' It's a lightning-fast start for the visitors and already Fulham find themselves on the back foot. Hughes rode his luck to edge around the defence there, but even so, the hosts should have dealt with that better.
GRAY GIVES WATFORD THE LEAD IN 90 SECONDS! 1-0! From a deep throw-in for the Hornets, Mawson's clearing header only steers the ball into his own box to find Hughes. He scraps around two defenders and squares it to the unmarked striker who tucks it past Bettinelli into the bottom-left corner.
1' We are underway in this Premier League clash between Fulham and Watford!
The teams are out at Craven Cottage and we're moments away from kick-off.
Subs: Nathaniel Chalobah, Heurelho Gomes, Ken Sema, Isaac Success, Adrian Mariappa, Kiko Femenia, Adam Masina.
WATFORD (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Christian Kabasele, Daryl Janmaat, Craig Cathcart, Jose Holebas; Will Hughes, Etienne Capoue, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Roberto Pereyra; Andre Gray, Troy Deeney.
Subs: Cyrus Christie, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Maxime Le Marchand, Aboubakar Kamara, Sergio Rico, Denis Odoi, Floyd Ayite.
FULHAM (4-3-3): Marcus Bettinelli; Calum Chambers, Alfie Mawson, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Ryan Sessegnon; Kevin McDonald, Stefan Johansen, Jean Michael Seri; Luciano Vietto, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Andre Schurrle.
Team news now and the hosts make a pair of swaps to the team that fell to Manchester City last time out; Calum Chambers and Timothy Fosu-Mensah both return in place of Denis Odoi and Cyrus Christie. The visitors meanwhile are unchanged once again.
The Hornets have enjoyed an exceptional start to the season, winning four of their opening five games to sit near the top of the table – but can the Cottagers, with only a single victory to their name, spring a surprise in west London?
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the 2018-19 Premier League as Fulham host Watford at Craven Cottage.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
M. Bettinelli
2
D. Janmaat
3
R. Sessegnon
5
C. Chambers
6
K. McDonald
8
S. Johansen
9
A. Mitrović
9
T. Deeney
14
A. Schürrle
15
C. Cathcart
16
A. Doucouré
18
A. Gray
19
W. Hughes
19
L. Vietto
21
T. Fosu-Mensah
24
J. Seri
25
J. Holebas
26
A. Mawson
26
B. Foster
27
C. Kabasele
29
E. Capoue
37
R. Pereyra
4
11
29
21
10
12
C
C

Additional info

Referee
M. Atkinson
Assistants
S. Child
Fourth official
R. East

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Match Stats

Fulham Watford
39 Attacks (Dangerous) 48
8 Corners 8
12 Fouls 9
14 Free Kicks 17
9 Goal Kicks 12
5 Offsides 5
4 Shots (blocked) 0
5 Shots (off target) 4
3 Shots (on target) 5
1 Shots (woodwork) 0
18 Throw Ins 16

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
112+3132
212+1830
312+1928
412+1027
512+1124
612+520
712+320
812-120
912+419
1012+117
1112-116
1212-514
1312-412
1412-69
1512-139
1612-98
1712-138
1812-148
1912-167
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Craven Cottage

Name:
Craven Cottage 
City:
London 
Capacity:
25700