Fulham’s Under-18s earned a 1-0 win at Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
After a scrappy start, Fulham began to gain control. Moussa Dembele had a chance after a good drive by Solomon Sambou but saw his shot saved by the Foxes goalkeeper.
Liam Donnelly then got free down the right and his cross was flicked towards goal by George Williams at the near post only for the Leicester keeper to again make a good save.
At the other end, a rasping 25-yarder on the half-hour mark forced a magnificent save from Marek Rodak, who then stood strong to deny a Leicester striker who had gone clean through. From the rebound, the Foxes hit the post.
Dembele saw a header blocked, before Emerson Hyndman went into the book for a cynical block on the half-way line.
The first moment of action in the second half came in the 62nd minute when a magical pass by Hyndman was met by Dembele but the Frenchman saw his volley well saved.
But the Whites didn’t have to wait long to make the breakthrough as a pass inside from Jordan Evans to Williams was pulled back to Dembele who fired home.
The Whites were now well on top and Patrick Roberts and Williams both went close, before Rodak saved from a Leicester free-kick.
Williams thought he’d added a second late on when he tapped home after Hyndman had hit the bar but his effort was ruled out for offside.
Fulham: Rodak, Donnelly, Burgess, Sambou, Evans, Hyndman, Smile (Baba 66), O'Halloran, Williams, Roberts, Dembele.