Monday 1 December 2014, 7:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham U21s
Woodrow (pen) 59'; David 89'
Norwich City
Norwich City U21s
King 6'; Murphy (pen) 27'; Morris 67'; Kelly 73'

59' Penalty

Cauley Woodrow

89' Goal

Chris David

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Richards
Off:Solomon Sambou

6' Goal

Cameron King

27' Penalty

Josh Murphy

67' Goal

Carlton Morris

73' Goal

Sam Kelly

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ray Grant
Off:Cameron King

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jamie Eaton-Collins
Off:Josh Murphy

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lewis Byrne-Hewitt
Off:Carlton Morris

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ben Burgess
Off:Adel Gafaiti

Fulham slipped to defeat by Norwich in the U21 Premier League Cup on Monday.

Fulham Under-21s’ Premier League Cup aspirations came to a premature end in the Round of 32 as Norwich City left Motspur Park with a 4-2 win on Monday night.

The Canaries made a flying start to proceedings and were ahead inside six minutes when Joshua Murphy found space on the outside before crossing for Cameron King who was left with a tap-in for 1-0.

It could have been two shortly after had it not been for a fantastic Rodák save, but Fulham grew into the game thereafter. Patrick Roberts was the main architect pulling the strings and a good run from the 17-year-old down the right saw him beat three Norwich players but no-one could get on the end of his pass.

Chris David then went close with a great free-kick that was kept out superbly by visiting goalkeeper Aston Oxborough.

Having taken the initiative, it was a real blow when the Norfolk outfit were awarded a penalty. Ange-Freddy Plumain lost the ball unnecessarily in the box and subsequently committed a foul. Murphy stepped up to sent Rodák the wrong way from 12 yards.

The game then burst into life and both sides had chances to net. Firstly Fulham were unable to put the ball over the line following a goalmouth scramble, before Norwich hit the bar from 30 yards.

Norwich squandered two chances on the stroke of half-time to put the game to bed, finding Rodák in fine form on each occasion. The visitors could be pleased with their first half display having kept a compact shape whilst looking dangerous on the break.

Fulham started the second period well, though, and were soon awarded a penalty of their own jus beforethe hour mark when Roberts burst into the area before being taken down. It could arguably have been a red card but the Norwich defender escaped punishment entirely, although Cauley Woodrow dished out his own retribution by successfully converting the spot-kick.

The next goal was always going to be crucial and unfortunately it went the way of the men in yellow as some careless defending allowed them to break through one-on-one, with the ball rolled under Rodák by Carlton Morris for 3-1.

It left the Whites stunned and they soon found themselves 4-1 down courtesy of Sam Kelly to all but extinguish their hopes of a comeback.

David’s well-hit shot was then kept out by Oxborough but shortly after he did beat the Canaries stopper when his cross sailed into the back of the net.

But there was not sufficient time remaining for the Whites to find a way back into the game, as they exited the competition as the first stage.

Match Information

Competition: U21 Premier League Cup

Date: Monday 1 December 2014
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey
Attendance: 123

Fulham U21s

Line-up: Rodak; Baba, Buatu, Burgess, Evans; Roberts, Sambou (Richards 77'), David, Plumain; Eisfeld; Woodrow

Unused substitutes: Norman, Casasola, O'Halloran, Mesca

Norwich City U21s

Line-up: Oxborough; Hall-Johnson, Efete, Gafaiti (Burgess 90'), Kelly; Norman, McGeehan, McGrandles, Murphy (Eaton-Collins 81'); King (Grant 46'), Morris (Byrne-Hewitt 88')

Unused substitutes: Beauchamp

Fulham U21s (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Marek Rodak
  • 2Noe Baba
  • 5Jonathan Buatu
  • 6Cameron Burgess
  • 3Jordan Evans
  • 7Patrick Roberts
  • 4Solomon Sambou
  • 10Chris David
  • 8Ange-Freddy Plumain
  • 11Thomas Eisfeld
  • 9Cauley Woodrow
  • 12Magnus Norman
  • 14Tiago Casasola
  • 17Dean O'Halloran
  • 16Tom Richards
  • 15Mesca
Norwich City U21s (4-4-2)
  • 1Aston Oxborough
  • 2Reece Hall-Johnson
  • 5Michee Efete
  • 6Adel Gafaiti
  • 3Sam Kelly
  • 7Cameron Norman
  • 4Cameron McGeehan
  • 8Conor McGrandles
  • 11Josh Murphy
  • 10Cameron King
  • 9Carlton Morris
  • 12Ray Grant
  • 13Marcus Beauchamp
  • 14Jamie Eaton-Collins
  • 15Lewis Byrne-Hewitt
  • 16Ben Burgess