MATCH REPORT: Fulham 1-0 Blues – fans confront the players

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A trip to Craven Cottage, where 4,000 Blues fans were hoping for a positive result in the capital.

It’s a Fulham side that are beginning to flourish, Birmingham, on the other hand, are still powering through game by game; and it seems like season to season.

Steve Cotterill rang the changes in the team, recalling both Josh Dacres-Cogley and Cohen Brammall. Gleeson made his first away start of the season, making up the midfield with him was Davis and clear fan favourite Mikael Kieftenbeld. Boga and Jutkiewicz make the attack.

Fulham started the game bright with many chances and Blues couldn’t deal with them. I think it was a guaranteed win for the home team, blues were just hoping to get some shots on target and score some goals.

Cotterill pointed out in mid week that the players are working and I must agree, but not enough to justify why we keep on losing. Blues were down an out in the opening exchanges to Fulham with a goal from Shey Ojo on the quarter hour mark. No attacking play was there for the visitors, there’s just no rhythm what so ever, the only thing the fans can be thankful for is the fact that Cotterill’s men aren’t leaking loads of goals.

In the second half there was still nothing to cheer about from a blues perspective and Fulham just kept coming. Later in the game, Jermaine Boga missed a penalty; that was it for Blues and that’s been the story of the season lately. Another poor performance, but we still keep right on!

Watch the players and Cotterill fronting up to criticism outside Craven Cottage below (Skip to 11mins).

Team lineups:

Fulham:
GK Bettinelli
RB Fredericks , CB Kalas , CB Ream , LB Sessegnon
RCM Norwood , CM McDonald , LCM Cairney
RW Ojo , CF Johansen , LW Kebano

Subs:
Button
De La Toore
Djalo
Fonte
Graham
Karama
Mollo

Blues:
GK Stockdale
RCB Cogley , CB Morrison , LCB Grounds
RWB Nsue , RCM Davis , CM Gleeson , LCM Kieftenbeld LWB Brammall
RS Boga , LS Jutkiewitz

Subs:
Trueman
Cotterill
Maghoma
Lowe
Gallagher
Jota
N’doye

Match stats:
Possession: Fulham 68% , Blues 32%
Shots: Fulham 17 , Blues 6
Shots on target: Fulham 4 , Blues 1
Corners: Fulham 11 , Blues 7
Fouls: Fulham 13 , Blues 14
Yellow Cards: Fulham 1 , Blues 1

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