Sometimes, all that was missing from the Cardiff city stadium was the Benny Hill theme music. Once again, the art of defense was lost in Slavisa Jokanovic's Fulham.
Cardiff had scored only four times throughout the season. In one afternoon here they doubled their account, and Fulham showed why they have the worst defensive record in the Premier League.
They were the architects of their own fall in Wales, with their players in panic conceding four goals that could have been avoided. Frankly, it was not pretty.
Andre Schurrle picked up the ball outside the area and fired from range to open the scoring for Fulham against Cardiff City
The German Andre Schurrle, on loan from Borussia Dortmund, has played nine games so far and has scored four goals.
Josh Murphy of Cardiff City quickly put his team on equal footing, shooting while under pressure from Calum Chambers
Bobby Reid put Cardiff ahead in the game a few minutes later, in the photo (left) celebrating with his teammates.
PARTY FACTS, LIVE LEAGUE TABLE AND DEPARTED ZONE
Cardiff (4-4-1-1): Etheridge 6; Manga 6, Morrison 6, Bamba 6, Bennett 6; Camarasa 6, Gunnarsson 6.5 (Richards 77), Arter 6.5 (Damour 86), Murphy 8 (Harris 82); Paterson 7.5; Reid 7.5
Subs (not used): Blacksmith, Zohore, Cunningham, Hoilett
Scorers Murphy (15), Reid (20), Paterson (65), Harris (87)
Reserved Morrison, Bamba, Gunnarsson
Manager: Neil Warnock 7.5
Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli 4; Chambers 3 (Mawson 45, 5), Odoi 3.5, Ream 3.5, Le Marchand 4; Seri 4.5 (Ayite 58, 5), McDonald 4, Johansen 5 (Vietto 82); Schurrle 5.5, Mitrovic 4.5, Sessegnon 5
Subs (not used): Rico, Christie, Zambo, Kamara
Scorers Schurrle (11), Sessegnon (34)
Reserved Chambers, Johansen, McDonald
Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic 4
Referee: Kevin Friend 5.5
Star man: Josh Murphy
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Andre Schurrle picked up the ball and scored from the range to open the scoring for Fulham. CLICK HERE to see more of Sportsmail's brilliant MATCH ZONE feature.
He awarded Neil Warnock & # 39; s Cardiff his first win of the season. A reinforcement of confidence; proof that they will not give a race for their money to the 2007-08 Derby County record of 11 points.
Everything started very well for Jokanovic, too. Fulham took the lead with Andre Schurrle scoring the most casual of the screamers from 35 yards, before Cardiff responded with two goals.
Ryan Sessegnon became the first player born in or after the year 2000 to score in the Premier League, but Callum Paterson and Kadeem Harris competed on the scoreboard.
"We are conceding goals so easy," Jokanovic confessed. & # 39; We make mistakes. We are slicing. We miss the ball. We need to be more solid. These negative things kill us.
Ryan Sessegnon was able to get his Fulham team back in after scoring later in the first half against Cardiff City
Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli had a fall while climbing the ball in the match between Fulham and Cardiff.
Marcus Bettinelli collided with a teammate, but he was fine after a few nervous moments for Fulham fans in the crowd.
Joe Bennett was also at war, since the back of the city of Cardiff suffered injuries and was treated by a doctor.
Moments later, Warnock entered the press room and saw himself on a television screen interviewed on Sky Sports. & # 39; It looks happy, right? & # 39; he said. In fact it was.
"At halftime with 2-2, we said that this is it, this is our season, 45 minutes," added Warnock. & # 39; We have waited a long time. It has been a long season with no results.
The Warnock side started at the top, so the sight of Fulham taking the lead of the blue hit them like a hammer. He hit the back of Neil Etheridge's net like one too when Schurrle let out 35 yards and found the top right corner.
Cardiff tied the level after 15 minutes when Josh Murphy received possession when Calum Chambers appeared to have gone to the stores, leaving the left wing completely empty. The forward drove inside the box and did it 1-1.
Chambers was lucky to stay on the field when he knocked down Murphy, the last man. Cardiff was furious, demanding a red card. The referee Kevin Friend decided a sufficient yellow.
After 20 minutes, he was 2-1 for Cardiff when they made a mess of their own set but benefited from a melee on the edge of Fulham's box. Finally, Bobby Decordova-Reid made his way and put the ball under Marcus Bettinelli.
Slavisa Jokanovic, manager of Fulham, reacts to the fourth official before a decision that was not for his team.
Callum Paterson celebrates Cardiff City's third goal of the game along with his teammates as they advance
Denis Odoi of Fulham heads the ball forward during the Premier League match, as a number of players climb the ball.
Cardiff City substitute Kadeem Harris put the last nail in Fulham's coffin with a goal at the end of the match to make it 4-2.
He became 2-2 after 33 minutes when Aleksandar Mitrovic slipped a cross ball for Sessegnon to score his first goal in the Premier League, a momentous moment for the 18-year-old.
The first half had been a nightmare for the cameras lent by the Arsenal. As a result, Jokanovic dragged him and introduced Alfie Mawson.
In the 65th minute, a cross caused confusion in Fulham's box. Tim Ream could not clear, like Kevin McDonald. Paterson pounced, reaching the ball before Mawson and scoring.
The game was killed early when Ream slipped, prompting a Cardiff attack. After several shots and crosses, Harris found an end to 4-2.
So the spoils went to Cardiff, who scored more than four goals in a first class game for the first time since September 1961.
As for Fulham, they spent £ 105 million in the summer to adapt to their luxurious play style, but they wondered if it's time to go back to the basics.
Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic greeted the city manager of Cardiff, Neil Warnock, with a handshake before the match.
But it was the team of Neil Warnock that reached the top in the game, and now they are ahead of Fulham in the Premier League.
Manager Neil Warnock celebrated with his players after the game, which was his first Premier League victory of the season