2023/24
Matchweek 15
All times shown are your local time
Wed 6 Dec 2023
Kick Off:
Craven Cottage, London
Att: 24,105
Ref: Josh Smith
KOMins
30
  • HT
  • 54
    74
    76
    86
  • FT
  • WHO'S GOING TO BE YOUR

    MAN OF THE MATCH?

    Report

    Raul Jimenez and Alex Iwobi each scored twice as Fulham thumped Nottingham Forest 5-0, inflicting on the visitors a fourth straight Premier League defeat and increasing the pressure on head coach Steve Cooper.

    How the match unfolded

    Andreas Pereira nearly opened the scoring for the hosts in the 27th minute when his free-kick hit a post, but the opening goal came just three minutes later from a fine counter-attack. 

    Calvin Bassey drove forward out of defence before poking a pass to Jimenez. The Mexican found Willian to the left and the Brazilian cut inside before curling a well-weighted cross to the back post, where Iwobi coolly sidefooted home from close range.

    Fulham’s lead was doubled just a few minutes later with another great move. The industrious Joao Palhinha won back possession before finding Iwobi on the right. The former Arsenal man played a nice ball forward to Pereira, who found Jimenez with a cute pass inside, and the Mexican fired into the top-right corner.

    The Cottagers came close to grabbing a third with seconds remaining of the opening period, Iwobi curling what would have been a stunning goal just wide from range.

    Fulham started the second half with the same swagger that they finished the first, Jimenez latching onto a ball over the top of the Forest defence, outmuscling his marker and rounding Odysseas Vlachodimos before cheekily backheeling the ball into the empty net.

    With 17 minutes left, Harry Wilson found Iwobi at the back post with a searching ball and the Nigerian lashed home his second of the match and Fulham’s fourth.

    Tom Cairney made it five late on. Forest substitute Ryan Yates gave possession away cheaply with a loose backpass, which was intercepted by Peirera, who played Cairney through on goal to slot past Vlachodimos for his first strike of the season.

    The result sees Fulham move up to 12th position with 18 points, just three points shy of West Ham United in 9th who they play on Saturday. Meanwhile, Forest's fourth defeat in a row sees them slip down the table into 16th with 13 points.

    Fulham Report

    Match officials

    Referee: Josh Smith. Assistants: Tim Wood, Mark Scholes. Fourth official: Thomas Bramall. VAR: Jarred Gillett. Assistant VAR: Wade Smith.

    Show All

    Club Reports

    Match officials

    Referee: Josh Smith

    Fourth Official: Thomas Bramall

    VAR: Jarred Gillett

    Assistant VAR: Wade Smith

    Match related content will appear here

        Season So Far

        Fulham
         
        Nott'm Forest

        Top Player Stats

          Head-to-Head

          Fulham
          Total Wins
          3
          Home
          2
          Away
          1
          Nott'm Forest
          Total Wins
          0
          Home
          0
          Away
          0

          Played

          3

          Draws 0

          Recent Meetings