CARDIFF Metropolis are out Sky Wager Championship automated promotion locations after this disappointing first house lack of the season.
Busy Floyd Ayite crossed for Tim Ream to place the guests 1-Zero forward within the first-half earlier than he Ayite himself doubled the lead within the second half.
A spectacular strike from returning Bluebirds striker Kenneth Zohore appeared to have sparked a comeback.
However Ryan Sessegnon made certain Fulham can be the primary staff to win on the Cardiff Metropolis Stadium this season.
There was nonetheless time for Callum Paterson to present Cardiff hope in stoppage time, earlier than Stefan Johansen obtained Fulham’s fourth with nearly the ultimate kick of the sport.
The consequence means Warnock’s males drop into third place behind Bristol Metropolis on purpose distinction.
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Stated Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic: “We performed effectively. We scored 4 targets, we created possibilities. We defended effectively.
“The staff confirmed nice spirit with the ball and with out the ball. In the present day we had been just a little bit extra medical.
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“It is a robust journey for all of the groups. We all know how tough it’s to play in opposition to Cardiff on this second – they seem to be a actually strong and powerful staff.
“I knew how essential this was for our supporters on Boxing Day. I’m joyful for them and the gamers. We confirmed we are able to nonetheless be aggressive.”
Cardiff supervisor Neil Warnock mentioned: “I’m dissatisfied at dropping the house document. However when you’d advised me at the beginning of the season we might lose our house document at Christmas time, then I might have been delighted.
“I used to be dissatisfied within the targets we conceded. General I believed they had been higher than us, but it surely says quite a bit about us as a staff that we stored going. I am unable to fault them.
“It was nice to get Kenneth Zohore again, even when it did value me 25 quid. I wager Ken he would not final 90 minutes, so I suppose I will need to pay up.”
Fulham felt they need to have had a penalty within the fifth minute after Bruno Manga had appeared to have introduced down Johansen. However referee Simon Hooper waved away sturdy appeals.
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The breakthrough got here after 12 minutes when Fulham winger Ayite swung the ball into the penalty space and located the top of Kevin McDonald, who flicked it on for Ream to nod in on the far put up.
Ayite appeared to have wrapped up the three factors as early because the 56th minute.
The Togo worldwide exchanged passes with Sessegnon down the left flank earlier than bursting into the field and steering the ball previous Neil Etheridge.
The comeback appeared to be on two minutes later when the ball sat up for Zohore to unleash a fierce left-footed volley to make it 2-1.
However Fulham substitute Rui Fonte broke downfield and unfold the ball to the onrushing Sessengon, who touched the ball previous Sol Bamba and completed into the underside nook.
There was nonetheless time for Lee Peltier to cross for Paterson to present Cardiff hope in stoppage time, earlier than Johansen wrapped issues up.