Tuesday 11 August 2015, 7:45pm at Adams Park, Wycombe
Capital One Cup
Wycombe Wanderers
Wycombe Wanderers
0
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Kacaniklic 69'

58' Yellow Card

Garry Thompson Card was given for a foul

78' Yellow Card

Daniel Rowe Card was given for a foul

86' Yellow Card

Michael Harriman Card was given for a foul

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jason Banton
Off:Garry Thompson

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Sellers
Off:Sam Wood

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Paul Hayes
Off:Aaron Holloway

69' Goal

Alexander Kacaniklic
Assist by Ben Pringle

55' Yellow Card

Alexander Kacaniklic Card was given for a foul

72' Yellow Card

Jamie O'Hara Card was given for a foul

62' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Jazz Richards
Off:Jack Grimmer

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Cauley Woodrow

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sakari Mattila
Off:Jamie O'Hara

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Alexander Kačaniklić’s goal earned Fulham a narrow 1-0 win at Wycombe Wanderers in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday.

Alexander Kačaniklić’s 69th-minute goal earned Fulham a narrow 1-0 win at Wycombe Wanderers in the Capital One Cup First Round on Tuesday evening.

There was little goalmouth action of note in the opening 45 minutes, although Ross McCormack did finish off a slick attacking move, only to be denied by the offside flag.

The second period was marred for Fulham early on when Jack Grimmer had to be stretchered off after being on the receiving end of a late challenge.

But the Whites scored the decisive goal minutes later when a lovely counter attack ended with Ben Pringle feeding Kačaniklić who made no mistake with his finish.

Kit Symons made five changes to the side that drew with Cardiff City three days earlier. Andrew Lonergan, Jazz Richards, Dan Burn, Lasse Vigen Christensen and Matt Smith were all rested, with their places taken by Marcus Bettinelli, Grimmer, Nikolay Bodurov, Kačaniklić and Cauley Woodrow.

The hosts had the first half chance of the evening on two minutes when a cross from the left was met by Garry Thompson, but his header lacked any power and Bodurov was able to clear.

The Whites went close four minutes later, though, when a Pringle delivery found McCormack deep in the penalty area. He had a sea of bodies to aim through but managed it, only to see his powerful strike fly just wide of the far post.

Wanderers responded with a speculative effort from 30 yards by Joe Jacobson. The home captain struck his first time half-volley very sweetly but it whistled about a yard or two high and wide of the angle.

Fulham were quite comfortable as they patiently waited for a breakthrough, although the Chairboys created another opening on 19 minutes when Marcus Bean was played through, but the ball got away from him on the wet surface and the chance was gone.

Shortly after, McCormack got a glimpse at the other end, but he didn’t connect as he would have liked and skewed his right footer some way off target from 20 yards out.

A lovely McCormack pass on 23 minutes slipped Kačaniklić in down the left – the Swede had swapped flanks with Pringle having originally started on the right. He then found Jamie O’Hara with a cross at the second attempt, but the central midfielder got his volley all wrong and it went out for a throw-in.

Kačaniklić then saw his vicious strike whistle just past the near post, before Bettinelli – who had caught everything up until that point – spilled a lofted free-kick, but Danny Rowe was unable to put the loose ball in.

The best chance of the game fell the home side’s way just after the half hour mark when a ball was headed back into the danger zone by Anthony Stewart to where Thompson had lost his marker, but he skied his volley over when he should have hit the target at the very least.

A sublime team move involving intricate passes from Tom Cairney and Kačaniklić then ended with the latter playing McCormack in. The Captain expertly found the net with a swift strike, but he was adjudged to have strayed offside and the goal was ruled out.

The first incident of note in the second period arrived after 10 minutes when Kačaniklić was booked for pulling back his man just outside the box. It was a dangerous position but, after the ball had bobbled around for a bit, Bettinelli claimed to alleviate the pressure.

There was concern for Grimmer shortly after when he was the victim of an awful crunching challenge from a Wycombe forward. The right-back required extensive treatment and was stretchered off to be replaced by Richards.

On 65 minutes Kačaniklić – who was now back on the right – cut inside and fired in a rising strike that was well claimed by home goalkeeper Matt Ingram.

Symons then made his second change of the night as Saturday’s goalscorer Smith entered the action in place of Woodrow.

The striker had an immediate impact as his clever low chest found McCormack in the middle of the park who swiftly swept the ball out to the marauding Pringle down the left. He advanced further and looked up to spot Kačaniklić in the middle, picking him out perfectly with a square pass – the Swedish winger then made no mistake as he opened up his body to nestle a fine shot into the far top corner.

O’Hara then became the second Fulham player booked for bundling Thompson over 20 yards from goal. Jacobson took the free-kick and connected well, but couldn’t get enough dip on it as the ball sailed over.

Wycombe responded to going behind by brining off Thompson for Jason Banton.

Smith was proving a real handful for the Chairboys backline and he caused problems again in the 77th minute, getting a head to Pringle’s corner but nodding just wide.

Rowe then became the next player booked for a nasty looking slide on McCormack, before home manager Gareth Ainsworth made his second change, replacing Sam Wood with Ryan Sellers.

The 1,500 Fulham fans had been in fine voice throughout the cup tie, and they were given a first sight of Sakari Matilla on 83 minutes as he came on for O’Hara. Wycombe made their final change at the same time, replacing Aaron Amadi-Holloway with Paul Hayes.

Pringle then bought a free-kick in a wide position off Michael Harriman, who was booked for fouling the Fulham winger.

Six minutes added on at the end of the game – largely down to the Grimmer injury – meant Fulham still had plenty of work to do to see the tie out, but they defended resolutely and were sensible in possession to do just that and advance into the Second Round.

Match Information

Competition: Capital One Cup

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2015
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Adams Park, Wycombe
Attendance: 4,012

Referee: Gavin Ward

Wycombe Wanderers

Line-up: Ingram; Jombati, Stewart, Rowe, Jacobson; Harriman, Bean, McGinn, Wood (Sellers 79'); Garry Thompson (Banton 74'), Holloway (Hayes 83')

Unused substitutes: Richardson, Bloomfield, O'Nien

Manager: Gareth Ainsworth

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Grimmer (Jazz Richards 62'), Hutchinson, Bodurov, Voser; Pringle, Cairney, O'Hara (Mattila 83'), Kacaniklic; Woodrow (Matt Smith 68'), McCormack

Unused substitutes: Lonergan, Burn, Hyndman, Dembele

Manager: Kit Symons

Goals
0
1
Total Shots
8
8
Shots On Target
1
2
Passing Accuracy
0%
0%
Fouls
11
15
Corners
1
2
Offsides
2
3
Bookings
3
2
Sending Offs
0
0
Wycombe Wanderers (4-4-2)
  • 1Matt Ingram
  • 2Sido Jombati
  • 5Anthony Stewart
  • 18Daniel Rowe
  • 3Joe Jacobson
  • 19Michael Harriman
  • 8Marcus Bean
  • 4Stephen McGinn
  • 11Sam Wood
  • 7Garry Thompson
  • 16Aaron Holloway
Substitutes
  • 13Barry Richardson
  • 15Ryan Sellers
  • 10Matt Bloomfield
  • 12Jason Banton
  • 20Luke O'Nien
  • 9Paul Hayes
Manager
  • Gareth Ainsworth
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 26Jack Grimmer
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 15Kay Voser
  • 18Ben Pringle
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 23Jamie O'Hara
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • 44Ross McCormack
Substitutes
  • 24Andy Lonergan
  • 2Jazz Richards
  • 33Dan Burn
  • 14Sakari Mattila
  • 28Emerson Hyndman
  • 9Matt Smith
  • 25Moussa Dembele
Manager
  • Kit Symons
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, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+7' Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+4' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
  • 90' Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).
  • 90' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 87' Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • 87' Sakari Mattila (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86' Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 86' Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • 86' Ben Pringle (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 85' Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).
  • 85' Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • 85' (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 83' Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).
  • 83' Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paul Hayes replaces Aaron Holloway.
  • 83' Substitution, Fulham. Sakari Mattila replaces Jamie O'Hara.
  • 79' Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Ryan Sellers replaces Sam Wood.
  • 78' Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 78' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 78' Foul by Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • 77' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
  • 77' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sam Wood.
  • 74' Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jason Banton replaces Garry Thompson.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.
  • 72' Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 72' Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).
  • 72' Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69' Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Fulham 1. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle.
  • 68' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Cauley Woodrow.
  • 67' Foul by Ben Pringle (Fulham).
  • 67' Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 66' Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.
  • 65' Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).
  • 65' Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 65' Attempt saved. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 64' Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 64' Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • 63' Foul by Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham).
  • 63' Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 62' Substitution, Fulham. Jazz Richards replaces Jack Grimmer because of an injury.
  • 58' Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 58' Foul by Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • 58' Jack Grimmer (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • 57' (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 55' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 55' Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 55' Foul by Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham).
  • 53' Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).
  • 53' Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).
  • 45'+1' Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 36' Attempt missed. Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
  • 34' Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • 34' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 33' Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 33' Foul by Ben Pringle (Fulham).
  • 33' Attempt missed. Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
  • 31' Attempt missed. Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.
  • 31' Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 31' Foul by Jack Grimmer (Fulham).
  • 29' Attempt missed. Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.
  • 29' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 29' Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.
  • 27' Attempt saved. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 26' Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 26' Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).
  • 24' Attempt missed. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
  • 22' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
  • 15' Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 15' Foul by Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • 7' Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.
  • 6' Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.
  • 6' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marcus Bean.
  • 3' Jack Grimmer (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 3' Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.