EFL Cup - First Round
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Wycombe Wanderers 0-1 Fulham

Alex Kacaniklic celebrates

Championship side Fulham reached the League Cup second round with victory at League Two Wycombe Wanderers.

Alexander Kacaniklic scored on the counter attack with half-an-hour to play to settle the contest.

Ross McCormack saw a goal ruled out for offside in the first half as Fulham made five changes from the team that drew 1-1 at Cardiff on Saturday.

Wycombe created several chances but were unable to convert them, with the best falling to Garry Thompson.

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Gareth Ainsworth: Wycombe boss on Fulham defeat

"I thought we were well worth the game tonight and we pressed them really well. There was a few million pounds running around on that field for Fulham tonight and we gave a great account of ourselves.

"There were a couple of knocks which worry me but I'm not going to fault anyone tonight and if we play how we did tonight in the league we will definitely win more than we lose.

"I have said it before and I'll say it again, injuries and suspensions will kill us, so preparation and recovery is key for us this season. The loan market is going to be big for us again and we will have to bring in players to cover certain positions."

Line-ups

Wycombe

  • 1Ingram
  • 2Jombati
  • 5Stewart
  • 18RoweBooked at 78mins
  • 3Jacobson
  • 19HarrimanBooked at 86mins
  • 8Bean
  • 4McGinn
  • 11WoodSubstituted forSellersat 79'minutes
  • 7ThompsonBooked at 58minsSubstituted forBantonat 74'minutes
  • 16HollowaySubstituted forHayesat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hayes
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 12Banton
  • 13Richardson
  • 15Sellers
  • 20O'Nien

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 26GrimmerSubstituted forRichardsat 62'minutes
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 6Bodurov
  • 15Voser
  • 18Pringle
  • 10Cairney
  • 23O'HaraBooked at 72minsSubstituted forMattilaat 83'minutes
  • 11KacaniklicBooked at 55mins
  • 16WoodrowSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 44McCormack

Substitutes

  • 2Richards
  • 9Smith
  • 14Mattila
  • 24Lonergan
  • 25Dembele
  • 28Hyndman
  • 33Burn
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
4,012

Match Stats

Home TeamWycombeAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Fulham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Fulham 1.

Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Cairney (Fulham).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross McCormack (Fulham).

Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Sakari Mattila (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

Ben Pringle (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).

Foul by Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers).

(Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Paul Hayes replaces Aaron Holloway.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Sakari Mattila replaces Jamie O'Hara.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Ryan Sellers replaces Sam Wood.

Booking

Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Rowe (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Sam Wood.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jason Banton replaces Garry Thompson.

Attempt missed. Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Jamie O'Hara (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie O'Hara (Fulham).

Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Fulham 1. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Cauley Woodrow.

Foul by Ben Pringle (Fulham).

Stephen McGinn (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Aaron Holloway (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).

Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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