Fulham beat Huddersfield Town 3-2 in the Championship on Saturday.
Scott Parker’s side welcomed the Terriers into Craven Cottage, and had a 3-0 lead after only half-an-hour – Bobby Reid fired them into an early lead with Tom Cairney doubling the deficit after 15-minutes, and Aleksandar Mitrovic added the third on his return from injury.
The game looked all but out of Huddersfield’s reach, and in the run-up to half-time the away side clawed two back, through Emile Smith-Rowe and then Steve Mounie.
It would’ve changed Parker’s half-time team talk no end, but his side played out a goalless second-half to secure their third win in four in the league, whilst cementing 3rd-place in the Championship table.
Bobby Reid played an impressive game on Saturday, and here’s stats from that day:
Parker’s Fulham like to keep hold of the ball. They play a very possession-based game with lots of short, neat passes and Reid showed that he can fit that system with 32 passes throughout the game.
He’s also proving to be prolific for Fulham – he took an age to get his first goal for the club but in the last two months, he’s rediscovered his scoring touch and needed just the one shot to find the net on Saturday.
A real workmanlike performance from the Jamaican international, who chipped in with a tackle as Parker’s possession-based game often takes a ‘total football’ form, with every player helping out in both attack and defence.
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Fulham look like they’re set for a promotion push. They had a hugely impressive transfer window with the permanent signings of both Reid and Ivan Cavaleiro being the headlines, and Michael Hector finalising his move from Chelsea has seen him become an important member of the team straight away.
With both Forest and Leeds slipping up at the weekend, a win for Fulham has pulled them to within two points of the top-two. Parker’s side are looking for an immediate return to the top-flight after lasts season’s disappointment, and what an achievement it would be in his first full-season in football management.