Friday 25 March 2016, 6:00pm at Toyota Stadium, Frisco
Fulham FC
Fulham U19s
Davies 45'; Humphrys 45'; Thorsteinsson 81'
Fluminense U19s

45' Goal

Aron Davies

45' Goal

Stephen Humphrys

81' Goal

Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson

60' Yellow Card

Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson Card was given for a foul

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jayden Harris
Off:Stephen Humphrys

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Elijah Adebayo
Off:Josh Walker

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cassian Thomas
Off:Foday Nabay

Fulham progressed to the Final of the Dallas Cup after a gritty performance against Fluminense on Friday evening.

Fulham Under-19s qualified for the Final of the 2016 Dallas Cup following an eventful 3-2 victory over Fluminense on Friday evening.

First-half strikes from Stephen Humphrys and Aron Davies saw the Whites take a 2-1 lead into the break having trailed. However, a dramatic penalty in the closing stages from Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson saw the Whites walk away victorious and cancel out a Fluminense equaliser in the second half.

The first 10 minutes saw Fluminense dominate proceedings and control every aspect of the encounter without troubling Magnus Norman in the Fulham net. After withstanding an early barrage it was Josh Walker who came close to breaking the deadlock. Marlon Fossey found Walker in the penalty area but his shot was smartly saved and cleared.

Moments later the Brazilians were in front. After pouncing on a loose ball a Fluminense midfielder played a pin-point cross into the box which was dispatched into the far corner.

Fulham responded quickly with Fossey and Luca de la Torre linking up well down the right flank. Humphrys and Walker came close with two chances.

The Whites were back level just before half-time when Humphrys smashed home a free-kick from 30 yards. With Fluminense still rattled Fulham grabbed the lead through a superb goal from Davies. The centre-back gathered a powerful flick-on and proceeded to tee it up for himself with excellent close control. With little time to react Davies lashed home the volley and the Whites went in at half-time 2-1 up.

The Whites came close to extending their lead when Humphrys lashed a shot against the bar with the goalkeeper beaten.

With 14 minutes left, Fluminense snatched an equaliser and the encounter appeared destined for extra-time.

However, once again Fulham responded quickly and following a handball in the box, Thorsteinsson stepped up. He slotted the penalty home and the young Whites managed to hold on to a superb victory and qualify for the Final on Sunday.

The Whites will square off against Everton at the Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Sunday at 6pm.

Match Information

Competition: Dallas Cup

Date: Friday 25 March 2016
Kick-off: 6:00pm

Venue: Toyota Stadium, Frisco

Fulham U19s

Line-up: Norman; Fossey, Davies, Opoku, Elworthy; Nabay (Thomas 85'), Smile (c), De La Torre, Thorsteinsson; Walker (Adebayo 82'), Humphrys (Harris 76')

Unused substitutes: Ashby-Hammond, Paton, Jenz

Manager: Steve Wigley

Fluminense U19s

Team line-up is not available.

Fulham U19s (4-4-2)
  • 1Magnus Norman
  • 2Marlon Fossey
  • 5Aron Davies
  • 6Jerome Opoku
  • 3Shane Elworthy
  • 7Foday Nabay
  • 4Josh Smile (c)
  • 8Luca De La Torre
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson
  • 10Josh Walker
  • 9Stephen Humphrys
  • 12Jayden Harris
  • 13Cassian Thomas
  • 14Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 15Harrison Paton
  • 16Elijah Adebayo
  • 17Moritz Jenz
  • Steve Wigley
Fluminense U19s (TBA)