Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7:45pm at The Den, London
Millwall
1
Elliott 61'; Gregory 61'
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Bryan 7'; De La Torre 52'; Christie 68'

61' Goal

Tom Elliott
Assist by Shane Ferguson

61' Goal

Lee Gregory

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Mahlon Romeo
Off:Jiri Skalak

74' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Shaun Williams
Off:Jem Karacan

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jed Wallace
Off:Shane Ferguson

7' Goal

Joe Bryan
Assist by Luca De La Torre

52' Goal

Luca De La Torre
Assist by Floyd Ayité

68' Goal

Cyrus Christie
Assist by Luca De La Torre

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Denis Odoi
Off:Tim Ream

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Harvey Elliott
Off:Floyd Ayité

85' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt O'Riley
Off:Luca De La Torre

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Fulham progressed to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-1 victory at The Den over Millwall on Tuesday evening.

Fulham progressed to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable 3-1 victory at The Den on Tuesday evening.

Having taken an early lead through a powerful left-footed strike from Joe Bryan inside the opening ten minutes, Luca de la Torre rifled home from 7 yards to double the Whites lead in the 52nd minute. A brief revival was quelled quickly after Tom Elliot had stabbed home from close range for the Lions when Cyrus Christie thundered home from long range to put the tie to bed.

Slaviša Jokanović made ten changes from the side that faced Watford at the Cottage on Saturday lunchtime with Kevin McDonald the only player to remain in the starting XI. It was an altogether different atmosphere and evening from the last time the Whites travelled South of the river, with The Den one eighth full and all the noise being generated by the 2000 plus Fulham fans in attendance.

Fulham arrived in a ruthless mood and stamped their authority on the game from the get go, enjoying large sways of the opening 5 minutes in comfortable possession, looking for an opening to present itself. Sure enough in the 7th minute that opening was exploited to perfection.

After picking up the ball just outside Millwall box de la Torre spotted the run of Bryan down the left wing. The American played a perfectly weighted pass into the path of the fullback who took a touch and smashed a low drive into the bottom right hand corner of the goal.

Fulham continued to press and squeeze Millwall, limiting them to speculative & hopeful crosses into the box and then looking catch the hosts on the counter. The lead was almost doubled in the 21st minute when Floyd Ayité plucked a deep cross out from the sky at the back post and played a neat pass back into the path of de la Torre who had worked his way into the box unmarked. His first time shot was well saved by Ben Amos and smothered on the second attempt.

The Whites went close once more in the 25th minute when McDonald, making his 100th appearance for the Club, fired a vicious drive just wide of the post from 20 yards out.

With the temperature dropping Fulham continued to turn the screw and in the 30th minute a sequence of play that featured identical to build-up to that which lead to the opener was on display once more. A strong challenge from Cyrus Christie in the centre of the park knocked the ball loose and it fell kindly to de la Torre in the centre circle. With only one thing in mind he turned and committed the Millwall defenders before swinging a pass out to the left wing into the path of the onrushing Bryan. This time though he could not keep his powerful shot down and it fizzed over the bar.

The second half kicked-off in the same vein with Fulham comfortable in possession from the outset.

In the 47th minute the Whites came close to the illusive second when Aboubakar Kamara spotted Cyrus Christie unmarked inside the box. From the left touchline he thundered a delicious cross field ball into the path of the Irish international but Christie saw his effort go inches past the left hand post and behind for a goal kick.

However, the goal that all the travelling Fulham fans had been waiting for came shortly after. In the 52nd minute after some more patient build-up Ayité found a pocket of space on the left flank and played a lovely cutback to the feet of de la Torre. After composing himself and with time to pick his spot the flamboyant attacker smashed his shot home past a helpless Amos.

However, the canter was somewhat hindered in the 61st minute when Tom Elliot bundled in a lofted cross from 2 yards out to the delight of the home support. The Den was alive again and with the re-emergence of the fans the hosts responded with some direct balls into the box.

The rapture soon turned to despair once again when in the 69th minute Christie produced a wonder strike from nothing to restore the two goal advantage. With seemingly nothing on for the wingback he took a few touches and meandered his way in from the right wing before unleashing a picture perfect left-footed shot from 25 yards that flew into the bottom corner.

History was made with ten minutes to go when Fulham youth product Harvey Elliott was inserted to make his first First Team appearance, becoming the youngest player to do so. The dynamic winger was neat and tidy when called upon and the match petered out as the referee brought the match to a close. 

Match Information

Competition: Carabao Cup

Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: The Den, London
Attendance: 5,839

Referee: Darren Bond

Millwall

Line-up: Amos; McLaughlin, Wallace, Cooper, Ferguson (Wallace 88'); Skalak (Romeo 45'), Karacan (Williams 74'), Tunnicliffe, O'Brien; Gregory, Elliott

Unused substitutes: Martin, Webster, White, Morison

Manager: Neil Harris

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Steven Sessegnon, Ream (Odoi 62'), Le Marchand; Christie, Zambo Anguissa, McDonald, Bryan; De La Torre (O'Riley 85'), Kamara, Ayité (Elliott 81')

Unused substitutes: Fabri, Chambers, Cissé, Mitrovic

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Goals
1
3
Total Shots
8
18
Shots On Target
4
7
Passing Accuracy
70%
88%
Fouls
9
10
Corners
7
2
Offsides
5
2
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Millwall (4-4-2)
  • 13Ben Amos
  • 2Conor McLaughlin
  • 25Murray Wallace
  • 5Jake Cooper
  • 11Shane Ferguson
  • 26Jiri Skalak
  • 21Jem Karacan
  • 18Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 22Aiden O'Brien
  • 9Lee Gregory
  • 19Tom Elliott
Substitutes
  • 16David Martin
  • 12Mahlon Romeo
  • 17Byron Webster
  • 6Shaun Williams
  • 7Jed Wallace
  • 37Lewis White
  • 20Steve Morison
Manager
  • Neil Harris
Fulham (3-4-3)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 11Floyd Ayité
Substitutes
  • 31Fabri
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
  • 56Harvey Elliott
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
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, Millwall 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Fulham 3.
  • 90'+2' Attempt saved. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe with a headed pass.
  • 90'+2' Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Conor McLaughlin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Millwall) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 90' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 90' Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 89' Hand ball by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).
  • 88' Offside, Millwall. Shaun Williams tries a through ball, but Ryan Tunnicliffe is caught offside.
  • 88' Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 87' Substitution, Millwall. Jed Wallace replaces Shane Ferguson.
  • 87' Offside, Millwall. Jake Cooper tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.
  • 85' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 85' Jake Cooper (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Substitution, Fulham. Matt O'Riley replaces Luca De La Torre.
  • 84' Luca De La Torre (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 84' Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Millwall).
  • 81' Substitution, Fulham. Harvey Elliott replaces Floyd Ayité.
  • 79' Offside, Millwall. Mahlon Romeo tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.
  • 77' Offside, Fulham. Sergio Rico tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 75' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 74' Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Williams replaces Jem Karacan because of an injury.
  • 73' Delay in match Jem Karacan (Millwall) because of an injury.
  • 69' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 69' Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).
  • 68' Goal! Millwall 1, Fulham 3. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luca De La Torre.
  • 66' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).
  • 66' Attempt missed. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 63' Offside, Millwall. Ryan Tunnicliffe tries a through ball, but Aiden O'Brien is caught offside.
  • 62' Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Tim Ream.
  • 61' Goal! Millwall 1, Fulham 2. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.
  • 61' Attempt blocked. Tom Elliott (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.
  • 61' Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.
  • 59' Attempt missed. Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 59' Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 59' Foul by Jem Karacan (Millwall).
  • 57' Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 56' Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 55' Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Shane Ferguson with a cross.
  • 54' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Bryan.
  • 52' Goal! Millwall 0, Fulham 2. Luca De La Torre (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 51' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 51' Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).
  • 49' Attempt missed. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 47' Hand ball by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 46' Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shane Ferguson with a cross.
  • Second Half begins Millwall 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45' Substitution, Millwall. Mahlon Romeo replaces Jiri Skalak.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Millwall 0, Fulham 1.
  • 45' Attempt saved. Luca De La Torre (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 39' André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 39' Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).
  • 36' Attempt blocked. Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 36' Attempt blocked. Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
  • 35' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 35' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 33' Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 32' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 32' Conor McLaughlin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 32' Attempt missed. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Luca De La Torre.
  • 30' Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 30' Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).
  • 30' Tom Elliott (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 28' Attempt missed. Steven Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
  • 28' Attempt blocked. Tim Ream (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 27' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jiri Skalak.
  • 27' Attempt blocked. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin McDonald.
  • 26' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 26' Foul by Jiri Skalak (Millwall).
  • 25' Attempt missed. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.
  • 24' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Foul by Jiri Skalak (Millwall).
  • 22' Offside, Fulham. Cyrus Christie tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.
  • 21' Attempt saved. Luca De La Torre (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.
  • 20' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.
  • 20' Attempt missed. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 17' Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shane Ferguson.
  • 16' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross.
  • 10' Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.
  • 10' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 10' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 7' Goal! Millwall 0, Fulham 1. Joe Bryan (Fulham) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luca De La Torre.
  • 6' André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 6' Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).
  • 5' Foul by Luca De La Torre (Fulham).
  • 5' Jem Karacan (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 2' Offside, Millwall. Jake Cooper tries a through ball, but Tom Elliott is caught offside.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.