Josh Sargent started again in Norwich City’s first point of the season, but Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson were center stage for Fulham’s thrashing this weekend.

Burnley 0 – 0 Norwich City

Norwich City forward Josh Sargent started and went most of the way, subbing out in the 90th minute in their goalless draw away to Burnley. 

The draw earned Norwich their first point of the season after seven games, but definitely left the game with a bitter taste in their mouth as referee Mike Dean denied Matej Vydra three times for potential penalties.

Sargent was lively and engaged, but really only had one chance that was blocked in the 81st minute, nine minutes before coming off.

Sargent will not feature for the USMNT over the international break, so a home game against Brighton is up next on the 16th.

Coventry 4 – 1 Fulham

Tim Ream and Antonee Robinson were at the center of Fulham’s big away loss at Coventry.

The loss sees Fulham’s roller coaster season continue, which started with three straight wins before they started dropping points at home and away. The defeat sees them fifth place with only two wins in their last six games.

The contest was Fulham’s in the first half after a Kyle McFadzean own goal from a corner kick.

The second half was a totally different contest however. Just two minutes in to the half, Ream and Josh Onomah couldn’t figure out how to work together, and the ball fell to Viktor Gyokeres to slot home the equalizer. 

It was all downhill from there, with Robinson giving up a soft penalty that Matt Godden cooly slotted home in the 51st minute. Ian Maatsen added a third in the 61st, while Gyokeres rounded off the scoring with his second on the night in the 70th.

Fulham head in to the international break looking to regroup before their next game against Queen’s Park Rangers.

Notes

Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic is still out injured, and did not feature in their 3-1 home win against Southampton. Next up is an October 16th trip to Brentford.

Folarin Balogun not on the bench for Arsenal in their 0-0 home draw against Brighton. Arsenal return to action Monday October 18th at home against Crystal Palace.

Matthew Olosunde did not feature for Preston North End in their 3-2 loss to QPR.

Ethan Horvath was on the bench for Nottingham Forest’s 3-0 away win over Birmingham City.

Duane Holmes played the final 13 minutes for Huddersfield Town but couldn’t provide the fier power in a 0-0 draw against Luton.

Lynden Gooch failed to make the game day roster for the third straight game for Sunderland, who lost 4-0 at Portsmouth.

By Andrew Vorce

I do it all! Youth club coach for 15+ years, very retired semi-pro indoor player, journalist for Yanks Abroad, and VP of Operations for the Warrior Soccer Tour. Soccer, soccer, soccer. Avid soccer enthusiast and travel to Europe every summer to take kids to go compete against European youth teams.

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