Date: 4th January 2020 at 5:40pm
Written by:
Fulham
2 – 1
Aston Villa

Craven Cottage

FA Cup Third Round

4/01/2020 3:01 pm

Attendance: 12980

Referee: Pawson

Fulham Aston Villa
Knockaert (54), Arter (74) El Ghazi (63)
Rodak Nyland
Christie Elmohamady
Hector
 
Engels
Mawson Chester
Odoi Taylor
 
Onomah 82 Lansbury
 
McDonald
 
72 Nakamba
 
80
Johansen Hourihane
Knockaert
 
Jota 76
Cavaleiro 84 Kodjia
Bryan El Ghazi 86

Substitutes

Bettinelli Konsa
Arter 72 Trezeguet 76
O'Riley Guilbert
De La Torre 84 Kalinic
Harris Hause
Jasper Vassilev 80
Stansfield 82 Ramsey 86

Game Statistics

17 Goal attempts 9
5 On Target 3
3 Corners 2
9 Fouls 9
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
57 % 43

Aston Villa FA Cup third round journey began earlier today at Craven Cottage as we faced off against Fulham. With injuries to Wesley and Tom Heaton to deal with following the Burnley victory, fans were fairly mixed on a Cup run this year but in any event, it’s not something we have to worry about now.

After a goalless first half, the hosts hit nine minutes into the second period and although Anwar El Ghazi levelled matters up just after the hour mark, Harry Arter scored the key second goal with just over 15 minutes remaining.

Fulham clearly had the better of the game over head coach Dean Smith’s much changed side and the statto’s amongst us might be bemoaning a lack of an FA Cup win stretching back four years now, but in my humble we have bigger fish to fry this month to give us every opportunity of staying in the top flight.

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