Brought to you by

Key Events

89'
Ivan Cavaleiro
Yellow Card
72'
N. Mendy
Yellow Card
59'
O. Aina
Yellow Card
44'
J. Justin
J. Maddison
0 - 2
17'
K. Iheanacho
J. Maddison
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
57% 42%
4
2
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 1 5
Total Passes 598 447
More
  • Heatmap
  • Touch Map

Key

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Relegation

Commentary

Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
Fulham are next in action at home against West Ham on Saturday, while Leicester travel to face Wolves on Sunday.
Leicester City return to winning ways in the Premier League to get their title challenge back on track. Kelechi Iheanacho put the visitors ahead with a close-range header from James Maddison's cross. Maddison was the provider for the second, teeing up James Justin to convert. Fulham are now without a win in 11 Premier League matches and remain seven points adrift of safety in 18th place in the table.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: FULHAM 0-2 LEICESTER CITY
90' + 2' Leicester are working their way over the line towards a comfortable victory. Fulham have not been good enough in the final third this evening.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
90' Maddison has Albrighton and Iheanacho in space on the counter, but he overhits his throughball for the former straight to Areola.
Ivan Cavaleiro
Yellow Card
89' Cavaleiro brings down Tielemans with a poor challenge after losing possession. He goes into the book.
88' Cavaleiro tries to find space on the edge of the Leicester box, but he's harried by Mendy and loses out to Tielemans.
87' Schmeichel is not happy with Mitrovic as the Serb nudges him in the air as he gathers a cross from De Cordova-Reid. It was needless from the Fulham forward.
85' Leicester have been solid at the back throughout the contest and only have to negotiate another five minutes to close out an important win.
83' Mitrovic rises in the box to try to head Reed's cross towards goal, but he can only glance it harmlessly wide of the target.
81' BLOCK! Justin is on the mark to deny De Cordova-Reid with a block, diverting his strike from the right inside channel wide of the right post after the forward was teed up by Mitrovic.
79' De Cordova-Reid surges down the right inside channel and goes for the strike from a tight angle, but his effort travels well over the bar.
77' Schmeichel claims the corner from Lookman with ease at the back post. It sums up the second half for the home side.
D. Amartey
H. Barnes
76' Amartey reinforces the Leicester backline as he replaces Barnes.
76' De Cordova-Reid twists and turns to win a corner off the legs of Justin. The forward has shown energy since his arrival on the pitch.
74' Fulham and Leicester have yet to land a shot on target in the second half.
N. Mendy
Yellow Card
72' Mendy is the first Leicester player into the book as he fouls De Cordova-Reid.
B. De Cordova-Reid
R. Loftus-Cheek
71' Loftus-Cheek makes way for De Cordova-Reid in Fulham's final change.
70' Iheanacho battles with Andersen for possession and the striker wins a free-kick for the visitors. He's has the measure of the Fulham defenders tonight.
68' Confidence appears to be draining from the home side. They've not been able to lay a glove on the Foxes in the second half.
66' Evans has been the man on the spot for Leicester tonight. He rises to the occasion again to produce a diving header to clear Lookman's cross from a free-kick on the left flank.
63' DISALLOWED GOAL! Ricardo is denied a goal on his return to the starting line-up. The Portuguese smashes his strike in off the legs of Areola, but the goal is disallowed for offside against Albrighton following a one-two between the two players.
62' Mitrovic goes down as he tries to latch on to Aina's cross from the right flank, but the referee tells the Serb to get to his feet.
N. Mendy
H. Choudhury
61' Mendy comes on for Choudhury in the middle of the park.
M. Albrighton
Ayoze Pérez
61' Perez is replaced by Albrighton in the final third.
O. Aina
Yellow Card
59' Maddison continues to be a thorn in the side of the home side. He draws a foul from Aina in the centre circle that sees the defender booked.
56' OVER! Robinson throws the ball in from the left flank directly to Lookman. He lines up a strike to nothing from 25 yards, but sends his attempt just over the bar.
54' Mitrovic collects on the edge of the box and tries to backheel a pass towards Lookman, but Evans makes the block.
52' Fulham are trying to inject pace into their game in the final third, but the Foxes are repelling their threat with relative ease at the moment.
50' DISALLOWED GOAL! Iheanacho latches on to Choudhury's deflected strike and dispatches his effort past Areola. However, the forward is well offside as the flag goes up late.
48' WIDE! Cavaleiro almost makes an impact off the bench as he collects Loftus-Cheek's offload, but he places his left-footed strike inches wide of the right post. Better from the Cottagers.
46' In relation to Justin's goal; Maddison has provided two assists in a single Premier League game for the first time.
46' We're back underway at Craven Cottage.
Ivan Cavaleiro
K. Tete
46' Cavaleiro replaces Tete for the home side, which will provide the Cottagers with an additional attacking threat.
M. Lemina
A. Zambo Anguissa
46' Anguissa is withdrawn at the break by Parker and is replaced in the middle of the park by Lemina.
Fulham have not played badly, but have displayed a lack of a killer instinct. Whereas the home side have lacked a cutting edge in the final third, the Foxes have been predatory. It's the difference between the two teams. Fulham will need to improve significantly in front of goal to earn a positive result out of this contest.
Leicester City hold a 2-0 lead over Fulham at the break in their Premier League. Kelechi Iheanacho put the Foxes ahead with a close-range header from James Maddison's sublime cross from the right flank. The visitors doubled their advantage just before the interval on a swift counter that was finished by James Justin, with Maddison notching another assist. Brendan Rodgers' men are in complete control.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: FULHAM 0-2 LEICESTER CITY
45' + 1' SAVE! Barnes surges into the final third and lines up a strike on his left foot. Aina gets a block, but it still travels towards goal, forcing Areola into action to deny the Leicester winger.
45' There will be one minute of added time.
J. Maddison
Assist
44' Maddison makes a good run to break behind the Fulham defence before picking out Justin to finish a fine team move.
J. Justin
Goal
44' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! JUSTIN FINISHES A SUBLIME TEAM MOVE!!! 2-0 LEICESTER!!!! The Foxes are clinical on the break to double their advantage. Justin starts the move with an inside pass to Iheanacho and he keeps on moving. The Nigerian feeds Maddison through on goal, although the midfielder does not quite have the pace to break away from Tosin. He turns and looks for support, which comes from Justin. The full-back takes a touch to the right to knock it past Areola before converting the opening with his second touch.
42' TOSIN HAS TO SCORE! Lookman bends a dangerous cross from a corner towards the back post. Tosin rises unmarked in the six-yard and he powers a header towards goal. However, his effort is straight at Schmeichel and gives the keeper a chance to turn it over the bar. Either side of the Leicester keeper and Fulham would be level.
41' Andersen launches a long ball down the left flank for Robinson. He shrugs off the challenge of Perez, but Ricardo reacts to clear behind for a corner.
38' Tete raids down the right flank and sends a cross towards Mitrovic. It reaches the Serb, but he takes a heavy first touch that allows Schmeichel to gather.
38' DISALLOWED GOAL! Soyuncu rises to head Maddison's cross into the top-left corner, but the whistle goes for an obvious shove by the Leicester defender on Aina.
35' Fulham have seen a lot of the ball over the last 10 minutes. Parker's men have not been able to carve out a clear-cut opening in front of goal. Their lack of clinical edge has been a problem throughout the campaign.
33' Reed escapes a couple of challenges in the Leicester box. He tries to force a strike at goal, but his effort deflects off Choudhury and into the hands of Schmeichel.
31' Reed and Mitrovic combine to tee up Lookman in the box. However, the forward takes a loose touch and loses out to Evans.
29' Robinson charges forward down the left flank and sends a pass into the left inside channel. Ricardo reads the danger and clears the ball into touch off the legs of Lookman.
27' OVER! Mitrovic turns and tries to fire at goal from distance, but he sends his effort well over the top.
26' Loftus-Cheek runs with purpose at the Leicester backline, but once again Choudhury tracks him and wins the ball with a well-timed challenge.
25' SAVE! Fulham fail to clear their lines from Maddison's free-kick. Perez hooks a cross back into the box that is deflected to Soyuncu at the back post. He connects with a strike on the volley, forcing Areola into a sharp stop.
H. Reed
Yellow Card
24' Maddison gets the better of Reed with a neat turn in the centre circle and is brought down by the midfielder. Reed goes into the book for his challenge.
23' Maddison has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last 12 appearances in all competitions for Leicester City (6 goals, 5 assists).
22' Choudhury tracks the run of Loftus-Cheek as he attempts to break forward. The Leicester midfielder dispossesses Loftus-Cheek before he can threaten.
19' Iheanacho has scored his first goal in 15 Premier League games. The drought is over for the Nigerian.
J. Maddison
Assist
17' Maddison takes possession on the right flank and whips a perfect cross into the box for Iheanacho to attack and score.
K. Iheanacho
Goal
17' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! IHEANACHO HEADS HOME!!!!! 1-0 LEICESTER!!! The visitors take the lead as the forward guides a header past Areola from close range. Maddison collects an offload from Choudhury and bends a delightful cross into a perfect position. Iheanacho is well placed in the middle and nods his effort into the back of the net.
14' Loftus-Cheek advances into a dangerous position and has time to play a cross into the box. However, Soyuncu gets across to prevent the delivery.
13' WIDE! Ricardo surges down the right flank and into the inside channel. He digs out a pass back towards Barnes to strike, but the winger sends his effort wide of the right post.
12' BLOCK! Evans makes a vital block in front of goal to deny Mitrovic. Anguissa surges down the left flank and places a low ball into the middle. Mitrovic hits his strike first time, but Evans is there with the stop for the visitors.
11' Iheanacho flicks Ricardo's cross towards Maddison. Aina tries to chest it back towards Areola and does so with his arm outstretched. However, he does make contact with his chest and allows his keeper to clear the danger.
10' SAVE! Maddison combines with Iheanacho in the final third before pulling the trigger on his strike. He hits his attempt with power, but Areola makes a comfortable save.
9' Iheanacho twists and turns in the final third, but he tries one trick too many and sees his eventual strike blocked by Andersen.
6' Ricardo has space down the right flank after being released by Perez. Tosin is well placed to block the cross to deny the Foxes.
3' Fulham break down the left flank and Lookman floats a cross into the box for Mitrovic to attack. However, he fouls Soyuncu in the process of connecting with the delivery and gives away a free-kick.
2' Iheanacho almost threads a pass through to Perez in the final third, but Tosin makes a vital interception for the hosts.
1' We're underway at Craven Cottage.
Fulham have lost just one of their seven Premier League meetings with Leicester (W3 D3), going down 1-3 at the King Power Stadium in March 2019.
Leicester have made four changes to their side that was beaten by Leeds. Pereira makes his first start for the Foxes in almost a year as he replaces the injured Timothy Castage. Wesley Fofana is out with a hamstring injury, which sees Soyuncu start alongside Evans. Mendy drops to the bench as Choudhury gets the call to start. Albrighton also makes way for Iheanacho, who spearheads the attack in the absence of Jamie Vardy.
Fulham have made two changes to their side from their draw against West Brom at the weekend. Reed comes into the middle of the park to replace Lemina, who drops to the bench. Tete gets the nod at right-back ahead of De Cordova-Reid, despite the forward's goal against the Baggies. There's no place in the squad yet for deadline-day signing Josh Maja.
LEICESTER CITY SUBS: Marc Albrighton, Danny Ward, Daniel Amartey, Cengiz Under, Nampalys Mendy, Christian Fuchs, Luke Thomas, Thakgalo Leshabela, Vontae Daley-Campbell.
LEICESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, James Justin; Hamza Choudhury, Youri Tielemans; Ayoze Perez, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Kelechi Iheanacho.
FULHAM SUBS: Michael Hector, Dennis Odoi, Marek Rodak, Tim Ream, Bobby De Cordova-Reid, Ivan Cavaleiro, Mario Lemina, Joe Bryan, Josh Onomah.
FULHAM (3-4-3): Alphonse Areola; Ola Aina, Jacob Andersen, Tosin Adarabioyo; Kenny Tete, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Harrison Reed, Antonee Robinson; Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ademola Lookman.
Leicester saw their nine-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended by Leeds United last time out. The Foxes were undone by Marcelo Bielsa's men to lose valuable ground in the title race. Brendan Rodgers' side are sitting in fourth place in the Premier League and five points off the pace of leaders Manchester City. Leicester will be targeting a return to winning ways this evening.
Fulham earned a valuable point on the road last time out against West Brom courtesy of Ivan Cavaleiro's late goal. Scott Parker's men seven points adrift of safety in the Premier League and need to start turning their draws into victories. The Cottagers have gone 10 matches without a win since beating Leicester in the reverse fixture between the sides at the end of November. Parker and his team are desperate for a similar outcome tonight.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Fulham and Leicester City at Craven Cottage.