CHAMPIONSHIP: FULHAM SLIDE DOWN THE TABLE
Fulham have dropped down on the English Championship table after the big defeat suffered at the hands of Coventry City in their last game in the competition. The Cottagers were on the receiving end of a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of the Sky Blues. Fulham were convincingly beaten by their hosts.
The Cottagers were in a fantastic position at the half-time interval until everything fell apart in the second half. Fulham had established a slim lead at the break only for their defensive organisation to go up in flames in the second half as they conceded four goals including a brace from in-form Swedish attacker Viktor Gyokeres.
Kyle McFadzean put through his own net on 18 minutes to give Fulham a 1-0 lead at the half-time break. Hosts Coventry City struggled to break down the Cottagers in the first half but that changed in the second when their attacking tempo with Gyokeres at the heart of it. The Swedish player restored parity for his team just two minutes after the restart. Coventry City then went ahead in the game for the first time when Matt Godden scored from the penalty spot four minutes after the first goal from Gyokeres.
Ian Maatsen extended the lead for the Sky Blues after the hour mark with the third goal conceded by the Cottagers within the space of 14 minutes. The defensive solidity shown by Fulham in the first half had evaporated in the first fifteen (15) minutes of the second half.
Gyokeres was a thorn in the flesh of the Fulham defenders and he wrapped up the dominant 4-1 win with his brace on 70 minutes.
Fulham had a two-match unbeaten the run before the trip to face Coventry City. Apart from losing the unbeaten run, the West London giants are now fifth on the table with 20 points. They dropped two places after the defeat to Coventry City. On their part, Coventry City are into the top three with the big victory over the Cottagers.