Fulham v Crystal Palace, 11 August 2018

Score2-0 to Crystal Palace
RefereeMike Dean
CompetitionPremier League
VenueCraven Cottage
Attendance24,821
Kick-off: 3.00pm This was Crystal Palace's first win at Craven Cottage since a 3-2 victory in League Division Two on 22 March 1986. Premier League Head to Head Played: 5 Fulham won: 2 Drawn: 1 Palace won: 2 Fulham scored: 9 Palace scored: 8

0 Fulham

Manager: Slaviša Jokanović

2 Crystal Palace

Manager: Roy Hodgson

Goals:

Goals:

Jeffrey Schlupp 41 G
Wilfried Zaha 79 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Fabri
Defender Cyrus Christie
Defender/Midfielder Joe Bryan
Defender/Midfielder Calum Chambers
Defender/Midfielder Ryan Sessegnon
Midfielder Tom Cairney
Midfielder Kevin McDonald
Midfielder Jean Michaël Seri

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Mamadou Sakho
Defender James Tomkins
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Defender/Midfielder Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Midfielder James McArthur
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha

Substitutions:

Aboubakar Kamara for André Schürrle 61
Luciano Vietto for Joe Bryan 71
Stefan Johansen for Jean Michaël Seri 82

Substitutions:

Alexander Sorloth for Christian Benteke 83
Cheikhou Kouyaté for Andros Townsend 88
Pape Souaré for Patrick Van Aanholt 90

Cards:

Kevin McDonald 34 Y

Cards:

Wilfried Zaha 40 Y
Jeffrey Schlupp 74 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sergio Rico
Defender/Midfielder Ibrahima Cissé
Defender/Midfielder Tim Fosu-Mensah
Midfielder Stefan Johansen
Midfielder Neeskens Kebano
Forward Luciano Vietto

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vicente Guaita
Defender Martin Kelly
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender Pape Souaré
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté

Comments:

This was the first time that Fulham had lost a home game on the opening weekend of a league season since 1989 against Tranmere Rovers in League Division Three. This was the newly-promoted Whites' first home league defeat since 31 October 2017 against Bristol City (played 15, won 12). This was Fulham's 500th home game in the top division. They had now conceded 301 goals in home games in the Premier League (played 248, scored 349).

Comments:

This was the third time in ten seasons in the Premier League that Crystal Palace had won their opening game; all three in away games (also at Everton in 1997 and Norwich City in 2015). Wilfried Zaha became the Eagles' joint record goalscorer in the Premier League (23 goals, level with Chris Armstrong). Palace won one of their eight London derbies in the Premier League in the previous season.