Tuesday 26 August 2014, 7:45pm at Griffin Park, Brentford
Capital One Cup
Brentford
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
McCormack 68'
Ross McCormack opened his Fulham account to send local rivals Brentford crashing out of the Capital One Cup.

63' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Toumani Diagouraga
Off:Jon-Miquel Toral

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Hogan
Off:Nick Proschwitz

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andre Gray
Off:Jota

68' Goal

Ross McCormack
Assist by Cauley Woodrow

44' Yellow Card

Kay Voser Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mark Fotheringham
Off:Scott Parker

72' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Thomas Eisfeld
Off:Mark Fotheringham

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nikolay Bodurov
Off:Chris David

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Ross McCormack scored the winner to open his Fulham account and send local rivals Brentford crashing out of the Capital One Cup.

The 28-year old capped a breath-taking passing move by collecting Chris David’s perfectly-weighted ball and sliding the ball past goalkeeper David Button on 68 minutes.

After a first half which the Whites controlled but failed to find a break-through, Felix Magath almost had to give a team talk from a goal behind when Jota’s strike cannoned off the post on the stroke half-time.

But, following a period of patient passing, the decisive moment arrived with McCormack showing his quality in front of goal and celebrating wildly in front of the Fulham faithful.

The Whites were forced to soak up some early pressure before Kostas Stafylidis made the first advance on the Bees goal, his cross being collected cleanly by keeper Button.

Button was rooted to the spot moments later, watching the ball fly over his crossbar, after nice move between David and Cauley Woodrow resulted in a 30-yard Tim Hoogland rocket just missing the target.

It was Dan Burn next to narrowly clear the Brentford bar with a bullet header from David’s in-swinging cross on 10 minutes, as Magath’s men began to control the tempo.

Jon Toral’s header from a left-wing corner failed to trouble Marcus Bettinelli, making his debut between the posts for the Whites, but the 22-year-old was at full-stretch to palm away Jota’s stinging 16th minute drive.

Charging forward from his position at the base of Fulham’s midfield diamond, Hoogland forced a good save from Button with another thumping strike and Woodrow slashed over from Kay Voser’s inviting cross.

Despite being pegged back for long periods, the hosts were threatening with their direct, counter-attacking and James Tarkowski’s cross whistled dangerously across goal on the half hour.

Burn had to stretch to make a vital interception from Stuart Dallas’s cut-back before three quick passes allowed David a sight on goal, his curling effort handled well by Button.

Ryan Williams fired over and McCormack headed straight at Button but Jota had the final word of the half, crashing a strike against Bettinelli’s post to give the Whites a scare.

Captain Scott Parker was withdrawn at half-time for Mark Fotheringham, and Woodrow almost instantly found a way through but a crunching last-ditch Harlee Dean tackle came to the Bees’ rescue.

The half continued with Magath’s side dominating possession but Brentford offering a threat on the break, as Moses Odubajo snuck around the back and drilled across the goal.

David’s curling effort after Williams’ galloping run had Button scrambling across goal to save and McCormack had the ball in the net after collecting Voser’s pass and rifling past Button, only to be ruled offside.

The Bees goal was living a charmed life when Stafylidis’ incisive pass played in Williams and Woodrow could not get enough on the Australian’s cut-back as the ball squirmed away.

The breakthrough finally arrived following the best move of the game. A fast exchange of low passes culminated in McCormack’s one-two with David and a delicate side-footed finish past the stretching goalkeeper Button.

With Fotheringham struggling, the substitute was then replaced by Thomas Eisfeld as the Whites sought to close out the game.

Brentford were leaving gaps in defence as they searched for a leveller and David tested Button’s reflexes before Woodrow slammed a low drive fractionally wide of the post.

Scott Hogan and Tommy Smith both drilled over from the edge of the area as the Bees threw players forward but, with Nikolay Bodoruv replacing David late on, the Whites rounded of a composed defensive showing at Griffin Park to secure our place in the third round draw.

Match Information

Competition: Capital One Cup

Date: Tuesday 26 August 2014
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Griffin Park, Brentford
Attendance: 7,563

Referee: Scott Duncan

Brentford

Line-up: Button; Odubajo, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; Jota (Gray 74'), Toral (Diagouraga 63'), Tébar, Dallas; Smith; Proschwitz (Hogan 74')

Unused substitutes: Bonham, O'Shaughnessy, Reeves, Moore

Manager: Mark Warburton

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Voser, Hutchinson, Burn, Stafylidis; Hoogland; Parker (Fotheringham 45' (Eisfeld 72')), Ryan Williams; David (Bodurov 87'); Woodrow, McCormack

Unused substitutes: Joronen, Roberts, Chihi, Dembele

Manager: Felix Magath

Goals
0
1
Total Shots
12
12
Shots On Target
3
7
Passing Accuracy
0%
0%
Fouls
7
5
Corners
10
3
Offsides
2
3
Bookings
0
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Brentford (4-4-1-1)
  • 27David Button
  • 10Moses Odubajo
  • 6Harlee Dean
  • 26James Tarkowski
  • 3Jake Bidwell
  • 23Jota
  • 17Jon-Miquel Toral
  • 14Marcos Tébar
  • 15Stuart Dallas
  • 24Tommy Smith
  • 39Nick Proschwitz
Substitutes
  • 16Jack Bonham
  • 34Daniel O'Shaughnessy
  • 20Toumani Diagouraga
  • 22Jake Reeves
  • 33Montell Moore
  • 9Scott Hogan
  • 19Andre Gray
Manager
  • Mark Warburton
Fulham (4-4-2 (Diamond))
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 15Kay Voser
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 39Ryan Williams
  • 30Chris David
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 7Thomas Eisfeld
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 26Mark Fotheringham
  • 34Adil Chihi
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Felix Magath
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+5' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Tommy Smith (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+1' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Tommy Smith (Brentford).
  • 88' Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 88' Ryan Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 88' Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).
  • 87' Substitution, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov replaces Chris David.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 80' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 79' Foul by Ryan Williams (Fulham).
  • 79' Tommy Smith (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 78' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 77' Attempt saved. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 74' Substitution, Brentford. Scott Hogan replaces Nick Proschwitz.
  • 74' Substitution, Brentford. Andre Gray replaces Jota.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
  • 69' Substitution, Fulham. Thomas Eisfeld replaces Mark Fotheringham because of an injury.
  • 68' Goal! Brentford 0, Fulham 1. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.
  • 65' Delay in match Mark Fotheringham (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 63' Substitution, Brentford. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Jon-Miquel Toral.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • 59' Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 59' Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).
  • 56' Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 55' Attempt saved. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 55' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
  • 52' Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Brentford).
  • 50' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).
  • Second Half begins Brentford 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Mark Fotheringham replaces Scott Parker.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Jota (Brentford) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box following a corner.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 45'+1' Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 44' Kay Voser (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 44' Foul by Kay Voser (Fulham).
  • 44' Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 42' Delay in match Scott Parker (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 41' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 39' Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 32' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
  • 32' Ryan Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 32' Foul by Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford).
  • 29' Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.
  • 27' Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 26' Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
  • 24' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kay Voser.
  • 24' Foul by Kay Voser (Fulham).
  • 24' Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 23' Attempt saved. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 21' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
  • 17' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
  • 17' Attempt saved. Jota (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
  • 16' Foul by Tim Hoogland (Fulham).
  • 16' Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kay Voser.
  • 13' Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) header from very close range is just a bit too high following a corner.
  • 12' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kay Voser.
  • 12' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kay Voser.
  • 9' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
  • 6' Attempt missed. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 5' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Tim Hoogland.
  • 3' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Marcos Tébar (Brentford).
  • 2' Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kay Voser.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.