Saturday 16 August 2014, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Millwall
1
Woolford 12'
Martyn Woolford’s early goal saw Millwall earn victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.

47' Yellow Card

Tim Hoogland Card was given for arguing during match

63' Yellow Card

Nikolay Bodurov Card was given for a foul

77' Yellow Card

Konstantinos Stafylidis Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ross McCormack
Off:Lasse Vigen Christensen

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Patrick Roberts
Off:Thomas Eisfeld

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris David
Off:George Williams

12' Goal

Martyn Woolford

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Nicky Bailey
Off:Martyn Woolford

73' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jermaine Easter
Off:Ricardo Fuller

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Magaye Gueye
Off:Nadjim Abdou

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Martyn Woolford’s early goal saw Millwall earn victory over Fulham at the Cottage.

The midfielder met Ricardo Fuller’s cross in the 12th minute and volleyed home to score what proved to be the only goal of the game as Fulham slipped to defeat in their first home encounter of the new Championship season.

The Whites saw a string of chances go begging, with David Forde equal to shots from Thomas Eisfeld, Cameron Burgess, Hugo Rodallega, Ross McCormack and Patrick Roberts. When he was beaten by a Rodallega shot just after the hour mark, Alan Dunne was there to clear off the line.

The result leaves Fulham without a point from their first two games of the 2014/15 campaign.

Fulham boss Felix Magath made four changes to the side that lost to Ipswich Town last weekend. Shaun Hutchinson, Chris David, Moussa Dembélé and McCormack made way, with Eisfeld, Lasse Vigen Christensen, George Williams and Rodallega coming in. It was Williams’ Fulham debut.

The game began at a frantic pace, Eisfeld forced Forde into a good save with a low shot from the edge of the box in the fourth minute, with Williams lashing wide after Millwall had failed to clear the danger.

In the 12th minute, Fulham went from almost going in front to falling behind in the space of 20 seconds. A quick breakaway had seen Williams’ shot blocked bravely by Dunne, before the Lions went straight down the other end and took the lead. Fuller got down the left and his cross flicked off the head of Scott Parker and into the path of Woolford who volleyed home.

A whipped-in corner by Kostas Stafylidis was almost met by Nikolay Bodurov in the 24th minute. The ball came back out to Stafylidis whose delivery was just too high for Burgess.

Fulham were knocking at the door but the Millwall defence and Forde continued to stand firm. And it was Millwall who almost increased their lead in the 36th minute. Lee Martin’s free-kick from the right was only cleared as far as Scott Malone on the edge of the area. The left-back controlled the ball on his chest before hitting a dipping volley that Joronen did well to tip over the bar.

At the other end three minutes later, Stafylidis’ corner was nodded away but Bodurov sent it back into the mix where Burgess’ header towards goal was palmed behind by Forde.

With nothing on, Parker then tried his luck from distance with his long-range effort flashing a couple of yards over the crossbar.

Magath made a change at the break, with Christensen making way for McCormack. It was the Scotland international’s home debut for the Whites. Tim Hoogland was booked early on in the second half after taking exception to Malone’s shoulder-barge that sent him over the advertising hoardings in front of the Hammersmith End.

Forde then made a decent stop from Rodallega in the 48th minute after the Colombian had been slipped into space by McCormack.

The right leg of Joronen prevented Malone from making it 2-0 on 56. The left-back was played in behind Hoogland but Joronen narrowed the angle and turned the shot around the post.

At the other end, Forde again came to Millwall’s rescue, saving from McCormack after Parker’s slide-rule pass had sent the striker scampering into the box. Eisfeld was then substituted for Patrick Roberts as Magath made a second change.

Dunne kept Millwall in front on 63, clearing Rodallega’s shot off the line after the forward had turned and scuffed an effort towards goal. Rodallega had been found by Williams who had controlled a Parker pass and beaten Carlos Edwards near the left-hand byline. Bodurov was then booked for a foul on Scott McDonald.

The introductions of McCormack and Roberts had galvanised Fulham, with the latter’s twinkle-toed runs causing Millwall problems. One such run in the 73rd minute saw him glide past three players but his shot was pushed behind by Forde.

Stafylidis was shown a yellow card for lunge on Martin, before Fulham made a final change, with David coming on for Williams.

Hoogland saw a fierce drive blocked in the 79th minute as the Whites swarmed forward. Millwall got deeper and deeper as the clock ticked down, but could have made sure of victory in the 89th minute when substitute Magaye Gueye raced clear but his left-footed effort saved by Joronen.

Match Information

Competition: Sky Bet Championship

Date: Saturday 16 August 2014
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 18,988

Referee: Lee Mason

Fulham

Line-up: Joronen; Hoogland, Bodurov, Burgess, Stafylidis; Christensen (McCormack 45'), Parker, Hyndman; George Williams (David 77'), Rodallega, Eisfeld (Roberts 61')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Hutchinson, Kavanagh, Woodrow

Manager: Felix Magath

Millwall

Line-up: Forde; Carlos Edwards, Dunne, Beevers, Malone; Martin, Williams, Abdou (Gueye 78'), Woolford (Bailey 62'); McDonald; Fuller (Easter 73')

Unused substitutes: Gerrar, Webster, Josh Wright, Gregory

Manager: Ian Holloway

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 A.F.C. Bournemouth 2 6
2 Millwall 2 6
3 Cardiff City 2 4
4 Nottingham Forest 2 4
5 Blackburn Rovers 2 4
6 Charlton Athletic 2 4
7 Reading 2 4
8 Derby County 2 4
9 Sheffield Wednesday 2 4
10 Norwich City 2 3
11 Middlesbrough 2 3
12 Watford 2 3
13 Ipswich Town 2 3
14 Rotherham United 2 3
15 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 3
16 Birmingham City 2 3
17 Leeds United 2 3
18 Wigan Athletic 2 1
19 Brentford 2 1
20 Bolton Wanderers 2 1
21 Fulham 2 0
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 2 0
23 Blackpool 2 0
24 Huddersfield Town 2 0
Goals
0
1
Total Shots
24
11
Shots On Target
7
6
Passing Accuracy
83%
74%
Fouls
16
15
Corners
11
2
Offsides
1
2
Bookings
3
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 2Tim Hoogland
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 38Cameron Burgess
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 8Scott Parker
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 27George Williams
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 7Thomas Eisfeld
Substitutes
  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 14Patrick Roberts
  • 30Chris David
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 44Ross McCormack
Manager
  • Felix Magath
Millwall (4-4-1-1)
  • 1David Forde
  • 44Carlos Edwards
  • 2Alan Dunne
  • 16Mark Beevers
  • 28Scott Malone
  • 7Lee Martin
  • 6Shaun Williams
  • 26Nadjim Abdou
  • 11Martyn Woolford
  • 27Scott McDonald
  • 19Ricardo Fuller
Substitutes
  • 13Denzel Gerrar
  • 17Byron Webster
  • 4Josh Wright
  • 10Nicky Bailey
  • 8Jermaine Easter
  • 9Lee Gregory
  • 18Magaye Gueye
Manager
  • Ian Holloway
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, Fulham 0, Millwall 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Millwall 1.
  • 90'+4' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tim Hoogland following a set piece situation.
  • 90'+4' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).
  • 90'+3' Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).
  • 90'+2' Foul by Chris David (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Magaye Gueye (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+1' Attempt saved. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 90'+1' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).
  • 90' Attempt saved. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Easter with a through ball.
  • 88' Tim Hoogland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 88' Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).
  • 87' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by Jermaine Easter (Millwall).
  • 86' Attempt missed. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Patrick Roberts.
  • 84' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 84' Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 81' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Malone.
  • 80' Attempt blocked. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 79' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 79' Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).
  • 78' Attempt missed. Nicky Bailey (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a set piece situation.
  • 78' Substitution, Millwall. Magaye Gueye replaces Nadjim Abdou.
  • 77' Substitution, Fulham. Chris David replaces George Williams.
  • 77' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 77' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 77' Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 74' Attempt missed. George Williams (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Patrick Roberts following a corner.
  • 74' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Forde.
  • 74' Attempt saved. Patrick Roberts (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Emerson Hyndman.
  • 73' Substitution, Millwall. Jermaine Easter replaces Ricardo Fuller.
  • 69' Patrick Roberts (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 69' Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).
  • 69' Attempt blocked. Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emerson Hyndman.
  • 68' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Malone.
  • 67' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mark Beevers.
  • 64' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
  • 63' Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 63' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 63' Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 63' Attempt missed. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 63' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Williams.
  • 62' Attempt saved. Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Martin with a cross.
  • 62' Substitution, Millwall. Nicky Bailey replaces Martyn Woolford.
  • 61' Substitution, Fulham. Patrick Roberts replaces Thomas Eisfeld.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tim Hoogland with a headed pass.
  • 60' Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Parker with a through ball.
  • 58' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).
  • 57' Attempt missed. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.
  • 56' Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.
  • 56' Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott McDonald with a through ball.
  • 55' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).
  • 54' Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).
  • 54' Martyn Woolford (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 53' Foul by Tim Hoogland (Fulham).
  • 53' Lee Martin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 52' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 51' Delay in match Martyn Woolford (Millwall) because of an injury.
  • 48' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Scott Malone.
  • 48' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a through ball.
  • 47' Tim Hoogland (Fulham) is shown the yellow card.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Millwall 1.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Ross McCormack replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Millwall 1.
  • 45'+2' Attempt blocked. George Williams (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Eisfeld.
  • 42' Attempt missed. Scott Parker (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Cameron Burgess.
  • 41' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 41' Carlos Edwards (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Ricardo Fuller (Millwall).
  • 40' Attempt saved. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Carlos Edwards.
  • 40' Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).
  • 40' Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Forde.
  • 39' Attempt saved. Cameron Burgess (Fulham) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nikolay Bodurov.
  • 38' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Carlos Edwards.
  • 37' George Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 37' Foul by Lee Martin (Millwall).
  • 36' Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.
  • 36' Attempt saved. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 35' Foul by Cameron Burgess (Fulham).
  • 35' Ricardo Fuller (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 34' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 34' David Forde (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 34' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mark Beevers.
  • 34' Dangerous play by George Williams (Fulham).
  • 34' Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 33' Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).
  • 32' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Eisfeld with a cross.
  • 32' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nadjim Abdou.
  • 31' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Lee Martin.
  • 30' Offside, Millwall. Martyn Woolford tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.
  • 29' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 29' Alan Dunne (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Attempt missed. Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Konstantinos Stafylidis with a cross following a corner.
  • 24' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 23' Delay in match Scott Malone (Millwall) because of an injury.
  • 23' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nadjim Abdou.
  • 21' Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 21' Dangerous play by Martyn Woolford (Millwall).
  • 20' Offside, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov tries a through ball, but Hugo Rodallega is caught offside.
  • 19' Foul by Thomas Eisfeld (Fulham).
  • 19' Scott Malone (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 19' Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).
  • 19' Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 16' Foul by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
  • 16' Attempt missed. Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller.
  • 15' Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 13' Attempt missed. George Williams (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Parker.
  • 12' Goal! Fulham 0, Millwall 1. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
  • 12' Attempt blocked. George Williams (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Emerson Hyndman.
  • 11' Scott Parker (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).
  • 11' Attempt blocked. Martyn Woolford (Millwall) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Fuller with a headed pass.
  • 7' Offside, Millwall. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Ricardo Fuller is caught offside.
  • 6' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 6' Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 4' Attempt missed. George Williams (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 4' Attempt blocked. Emerson Hyndman (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by George Williams.
  • 4' Attempt saved. Thomas Eisfeld (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 2' Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 2' Foul by Emerson Hyndman (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.