Leicester Metropolis 1-2 Fulham: Lookman and Cavaleiro deny Foxes probability to maneuver joint prime

Leicester Metropolis 1-2 Fulham: Lookman and Cavaleiro deny Foxes probability to maneuver joint prime

Ivan Cavaleiro scores for Fulham
Fulham had missed 5 of their previous eight Premier League penalties, every miss coming from a distinct participant

Fulham climbed out of the Premier League relegation locations with a powerful victory over Leicester that denied Brendan Rodgers’ facet a share of prime spot.

The guests scored twice in eight first-half minutes, their first arriving when Ademola Lookman slotted previous Kasper Schmeichel following Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s driving run from inside his personal half.

Ivan Cavaleiro then made amends for his missed penalty towards Everton eight days in the past with a assured spot-kick, awarded after referee Simon Hooper reviewed Christian Fuchs’ deal with on Bobby Decordova-Reid on the pitch-side monitor.

Leicester had earlier struck the woodwork twice in fast succession as Wesley Fofana’s follow-up to Youri Tielemans’ volley cannoned off the crossbar.

However the Foxes, as they did of their 3-0 defeat by Liverpool, endured one other irritating night time in assault till substitute Harvey Barnes’ late reply ensured a nervy finale for Scott Parker’s males.

Fulham’s second win of the season takes them up two locations to seventeenth, whereas Leicester stay fourth and three factors behind leaders Tottenham.

RB Leipzig loanee Lookman celebrated his objective by holding up a Senegal shirt which had been hung within the guests’ dressing room, in tribute to former midfielder Papa Bouba Diop who died aged 42 on Sunday.

Fulham present they’re up for the combat

A visit to the King Energy Stadium marked the beginning of a tough run of fixtures for Parker’s facet, with a visit to Manchester Metropolis and the go to of Liverpool to return and conferences with 5 of the ‘huge six’ of their subsequent 9.

Following successive defeats, this was set to be a troublesome sport for a crew with the league’s joint-worst defensive document and just one win in 25 Premier League away matches.

However Parker known as for better depth after his facet let in three targets of their defeat by Everton – the fourth time they’d conceded three or extra in 9 league video games – and the way his name was answered right here.

The guests appeared centered and well-organised from the off, whereas the return of Anguissa introduced calm in midfield.

Anguissa’s optimistic play and neat through-ball teed up Lookman’s well-taken opener, whereas the mazy runs of England youth worldwide Lookman induced Leicester issues on the break all through.

Cavaleiro’s coolness from the spot, following his unlucky slip in his earlier miss, maybe greatest typified a remodeled Fulham show.

The guests took a way more defensive strategy within the second half in an try to maintain Leicester at bay however, after Lookman was denied by Schmeichel at shut vary with quarter-hour remaining, Parker’s males efficiently endured a late barrage to depart with a wonderful three factors.

Under-par Leicester miss out

Brighton’s injury-time equaliser towards Liverpool and Tottenham’s goalless draw with Chelsea over the weekend gave Leicester the possibility to maintain tempo on the prime and put a disappointing show at Anfield behind them.

Nonetheless, a late flurry was not sufficient to undo the harm of an uninspiring first-half efficiency.

Rodgers’ facet needed to wait till the nineteenth minute for his or her first makes an attempt at objective, however Fofana lacked composure after he was quickest to react to Tielemans’ sweetly hit volley from the sting of the penalty space.

Starved of provide towards Liverpool, final season’s Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy struggled once more towards the Londoners, touching the ball solely as soon as within the first 25 minutes on the King Energy Stadium.

Vardy, whose last-gasp equaliser towards Braga on Thursday ensured qualification for the Europa League final 32 with two video games to spare, produced a intelligent flick from Dennis Praet’s cross to attract Alphonse Areola into motion, however it was a uncommon alternative for the hosts.

After Vardy’s header arrange Barnes, substitute Kelechi Iheanacho twice had a shot blocked in a determined last push for an equaliser – however it’s now successive league defeats for the Foxes.

What’s subsequent?

Following their penultimate Europa League group sport towards Zorya Luhansk in Ukraine on Thursday (17:55 GMT), Leicester go to Sheffield United on Sunday (14:15).

Fulham have 4 days to regroup earlier than they journey to Manchester Metropolis on Saturday afternoon (15:00).

Participant of the match

LookmanAdemola Lookman

Leicester Metropolis

  1. Squad quantity15Participant titleBarnes

  2. Squad quantity1Participant titleSchmeichel

  3. Squad quantity19Participant titleÜnder

  4. Squad quantity8Participant titleTielemans

  5. Squad quantity9Participant titleVardy

  6. Squad quantity3Participant titleFofana

  7. Squad quantity2Participant titleJustin

  8. Squad quantity10Participant titleMaddison

  9. Squad quantity6Participant titleEvans

  10. Squad quantity24Participant titleMendy

  11. Squad quantity14Participant titleIheanacho

  12. Squad quantity33Participant titleThomas

  13. Squad quantity26Participant titlePraet

  14. Squad quantity28Participant titleFuchs


  1. Squad quantity19Participant titleLookman

  2. Squad quantity29Participant titleZambo Anguissa

  3. Squad quantity17Participant titleCavaleiro

  4. Squad quantity5Participant titleAndersen

  5. Squad quantity14Participant titleDe Cordova-Reid

  6. Squad quantity21Participant titleReed

  7. Squad quantity16Participant titleAdarabioyo

  8. Squad quantity15Participant titleLoftus-Cheek

  9. Squad quantity33Participant titleRobinson

  10. Squad quantity1Participant titleAreola

  11. Squad quantity34Participant titleAina

  12. Squad quantity9Participant titleMitrovic

  13. Squad quantity23Participant titleBryan

  14. Squad quantity18Participant titleLemina



  • 1Schmeichel
  • 3Fofana
  • 6Evans
  • 28Fuchs
  • 2Justin
  • 8Tielemans
  • 24MendySubstituted forIheanachoat 70′minutes
  • 33ThomasSubstituted forÜnderat 45′minutes
  • 26PraetSubstituted forBarnesat 45′minutes
  • 10Maddison
  • 9Vardy


  • 5Morgan
  • 11Albrighton
  • 12Ward
  • 14Iheanacho
  • 15Barnes
  • 19Ünder
  • 20Choudhury


  • 1Areola
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 34Aina
  • 5Andersen
  • 16AdarabioyoBooked at 89mins
  • 33Robinson
  • 15Loftus-CheekSubstituted forLeminaat 77′minutes
  • 21ReedBooked at 18mins
  • 29Zambo Anguissa
  • 19LookmanSubstituted forBryanat 90′minutes
  • 17CavaleiroSubstituted forMitrovicat 87′minutes


  • 9Mitrovic
  • 10Cairney
  • 12Rodák
  • 13Ream
  • 18Lemina
  • 23Bryan
  • 47Kamara

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