An equaliser that would have taken the match to extra time looked inevitable for a while, such was the verve the Bluebirds played with after the restart. A bit generous to Cardiff, who were nearly prised open there. It looks like a fair 50-50 challenge, but the referee deems it a foul by Hector, as Paterson comes off worse. That was lovely patient play by Cardiff, followed by some sublime skill out on the wing from Murphy. Kebano shapes to send the free kick towards the top left, but adjusts his body position at the last and curls one over the wall and into the top right instead.
However, please note that the intellectual property rights to stream such events are usually owned at a country level and therefore, depending on your location, there may be certain events that you may be unable to view due to such restrictions. We just couldn’t find that moment, but the players have done me proud. 56 min: Knockaert tries to score one of those long-range dippers Matthew Le Tissier used to specialise in during the mid-90s. Do not miss your chance to land the £250,000 for a sixth time this season on Wednesday. I said to the ref, what are you doing? Tomlin scores for Cardiff early in second-half, GOAL! The big man looks pained and waves his arms about in despair.
It'll take a huge effort from Cardiff. But his volley is bravely blocked and turned round the post by Smithies. 61 min: Cairney launches a rare Fulham attack, drifting in from the left and driving towards the box. The Serbian returned to training on Wednesday, along with Ivan Cavaleiro, but Parker remained tight-lipped over whether he plans to use his striker. The last kick of the game. Parker will hope that key star Mitrovic recovers from his knock in time for Thursday night's clash, with versatile winger Ivan Cavaleiro also still absent due to a hamstring injury.
What a pair of goals Fulham have scored tonight. That would have been a picture-book goal. It’s a huge moment all right! Mendez-Laing, with his first touch, batters a header towards the top left.
"We understand the monumental task in front of us but, with backs to the wall, we'll come out fighting," said Harris at a press conference ahead of the trip to Craven Cottage. They haven’t got that side of things together at all this evening.
Murphy makes his presence felt down the right by Bacuna.
Head to Head information (H2H). "The first goal was a great goal but we have to defend better. And that’s the end of the first quarter of this semi-final tie. Fulham 0-1 Cardiff City (Nelson 8); agg 2-1, Kick off: Fulham v Cardiff City (agg: 2-0). 42 min: Cardiff stroke it around the middle awhile, playing Fulham at their own game.
Install SofaScore app on and follow Fulham Cardiff City live on your mobile! Fulham need to clear their heads quicksmart. The next goal was going to be vital. The resulting free kick, out on the left, is a chance for Fulham to load the box. 86 min: More of the Fulham passing, and the relentless march of time. 45 min +1: The first of five added minutes nearly brings Fulham a goal, as Cairney loops down the left wing for Knockaert, who tries to round Smithies on the outside. Cardiff boss Neil Harris expects his team to come out fighting tonight. All rights reserved. They put the ball in the box from all over the pitch, and we didn’t deal with that well enough. Better already from Cardiff. And tonight just after we scored. Visitors Cardiff remain without striker Isaac Vassell. 42 min: Knockaert and Christie combine well down the right. Onomah struck in the second half and Kebano added a second via a free-kick in stoppage-time to earn dominant Fulham victory in South Wales, leaving Cardiff with a lot of work to do to if they want to reach the play-off final at Wembley - which is a 7.45pm kick-off on Tuesday, August 4.
SofaScore livescore is available as iPhone and iPad app, Android app on Google Play and Windows phone app. Simon Burnton bravely rakes over the ashes of Watford’s relegation to the Championship. A diagonal ball is scooped into the box for Knockaert to chase. The fact they did so without the league's number one marksman in Mitrovic is testament to the strong work Parker has done to keep confidence high in west London.
It’s heading in, but Smithies fingertips onto the base of the post and away. The second leg takes place at Craven Cottage on Thursday night, live on Sky Sports Football from 7pm. Cardiff average scored 0.90 goals per match in season 2020. He forces the ball across towards Tomlin, whose first-time shot from the edge of the box is blocked. 66 min: BREAKING NEWS: Fulham successfully defend a long throw. It briefly threatens to boil over, though Bennett’s the only one who looks a little bit intense when the referee gets involved.
48 min: Mendez-Laing backs himself in a footrace with Bryan down the right ... and loses it. Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs Semi-Final. Scott Parker's side have one foot in the Championship playoff final after a 2-0 win in the Welsh capital on Monday night. Live U-TV odds are viewable in SofaScore's Football livescore section. He’s got time to take a touch, but doesn’t realise it, and sends a miserable first-time header softly into the arms of Rodak.
Next Tuesday’s Wembley showdown for a place in the Premier League promises to be a belter. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. First published on Mon 27 Jul 2020 18.45 BST. The Bluebirds' hopes of returning to the Premier League suffered a major blow as they were beaten 2-0 in the first leg at the Cardiff City Stadium on Monday.
"But we go to Craven Cottage and we have to be positive and the first goal will be key.
No changes. Meanwhile here’s Jake Lynch: “Long throws into the mixer; biff-bang and it flies in. Fulham are hot favourites to make it to Wembley now. We're frustrated [as we didn't think it was a foul] but it was a great free-kick.". FULL TIME: Fulham 1-2 Cardiff City (agg: 3-2), GOAL! But a wounded animal who had nothing to lose put us under pressure.