Tuesday 25 February 2020, 7:00pm at Home Park, Plymouth
Plymouth Argyle
Miller 66'
Fulham FC
o.g. Cooper 34'; Stansfield 47'; O'Riley (pen) 67'; Harris 73'

66' Goal

Charlie Miller
Assist by Jarvis Cleal

89' Yellow Card

Tom Purrington Card was given for a foul

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Scott Crocker
Off:Charlie Miller

34' Own-goal

Mike Cooper
Assist by Matt O'Riley

47' Goal

Jay Stansfield
Assist by Marlon Fossey

67' Penalty

Matt O'Riley
Assist by Ryan De Havilland

73' Goal

Jayden Harris
Assist by Jay Stansfield

45'+1 Yellow Card

Moritz Jenz Card was given for a foul

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jayden Harris
Off:Matt O'Riley

74' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Cameron Thompson
Off:Jay Stansfield

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Zico Asare
Off:Moritz Jenz

Fulham U23s progressed through to the Premier League Cup Round of 16 after a 4-1 win against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.

U23s Progress With Plymouth Win

Tuesday 25 February 2020 20:59

Main Action: 

Fulham Under-23s won their second consecutive game and progressed through to the Premier League Cup Round of 16 after a 4-1 win against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.

Goals from Jay Stansfield, Matt O’Riley and Jayden Harris helped us pull away after an own goal from Plymouth goalkeeper Mike Cooper.

The Young Whites started on the front foot, enjoying most of the possession and created the first half chance. Marlon Fossey charged down the right flank and swung in a powerful low cross which was heading straight for in-form striker Stansfield, but the Plymouth 'keeper smothered the ball. 

Fulham continued to push in the pouring rain and Stansfield came even closer in the 17th minute. This time the ball was swung in from the left side through Cody Drameh, leaving the 'keeper flat footed, but Stansfield couldn’t quite reach the ball and his effort flew wide. 

The visitors’ dominance paid off in the 34th minute but through bizarre circumstances. O’Riley delivered a cross from a corner and Plymouth goalkeeper Cooper made a mess of his punch which floated back towards the goal line. He caught the ball but carried it over the line in the process.

Mark Pembridge and Colin Omogbehin’s side nearly doubled their lead minutes later. Stansfield played a clever chipped ball to put Fabio Carvalho through on goal but the 'keeper rushed out and the shot was blocked.

Plymouth’s first real chance fell to Conor Grant in the 41st minute. The midfielder received the ball on the edge of the box and his left footed curling effort whizzed just wide of the far post.

Just a matter of minutes into the second half, the Young Whites furthered their lead with Stansfield latching on to the end of a superb Fossey cross and poking the ball under the goalkeeper.

Plymouth got one back in the 66th minute through Charlie Miller whose on target effort was deflected in but their joy lasted no longer than 30 seconds. Fulham went straight up the other end and won a penalty which was calmly converted by O’Riley, making it 3-1.

Fulham saved their best goal until last, with some wonderful football on display. Stansfield played a clever one-two with Luca de la Torre down the right before playing in Harris who tapped the ball into an open net.

What that means:

The Young Whites make it through their group with Everton and progress into the round of 16. 

Talking Points:

  • Matt O’Riley started for the U23s for the first time since December, following a series of first team involvements.
  • Stansfield scored his second goal for the U23s, his first coming in December.
  • Cameron Thompson made his first appearance since August after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League Cup

Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: Home Park, Plymouth

Plymouth Argyle

Line-up: Cooper; Cleal, Tomlinson, Peck, Law, Purrington; Miller (Crocker 76'), Randell, Grant; Grant, Telford

Unused substitutes: Coombes, Burdon, Wilson, Boyd


Line-up: Norman; Fossey, Jenz (Asare 80'), McAvoy, Drameh; De Havilland, O'Riley (Harris 68'), Francois; Carvalho, De La Torre; Stansfield (Thompson 74')

Unused substitutes: Ribera Palacios, Davis

Plymouth Argyle (5-3-2)
  • 31Mike Cooper
  • 8Jarvis Cleal
  • 4Ollie Tomlinson
  • 26Mike Peck
  • 27Ryan Law
  • 30Tom Purrington
  • 7Charlie Miller
  • 20Adam Randell
  • 15Conor Grant
  • 16Joel Grant
  • 11Dom Telford
  • 13Tyler Coombes
  • 14Isaac Burdon
  • 17Scott Crocker
  • 18Rubin Wilson
  • 19Jude Boyd
Fulham (4-3-2-1)
  • 1Magnus Norman
  • 2Marlon Fossey
  • 5Moritz Jenz
  • 6Connor McAvoy
  • 3Cody Drameh
  • 10Ryan De Havilland
  • 4Matt O'Riley
  • 8Tyrese Francois
  • 7Fabio Carvalho
  • 11Luca De La Torre
  • 9Jay Stansfield
  • 12Salva Ribera Palacios
  • 14Zico Asare
  • 15Ben Davis
  • 16Jayden Harris
  • 17Cameron Thompson