EFL Cup - Second Round
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Fulham 3-0 Sheffield United

Ross McCormack
Ross McCormack scored 19 goals for Fulham last season

Two goals from Ross McCormack helped Fulham beat nine-man Sheffield United.

McCormack scored his first goal of the season from a penalty after he was pulled back trying an overhead kick

His second came after a well-worked passing move, when he fired in after Ben Pringle's lay-off.

The Blades, who reached the semi-finals last year, had Jose Baxter and Kieran Wallace sent off late on for straight red cards, before Moussa Dembele tapped home a third for the hosts.

Forward Baxter was dismissed for a late challenge on Tom Cairney, while defender Wallace brought down Dembele as he was bearing down on goal.

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2Richards
  • 13ReamSubstituted forBodurovat 80'minutes
  • 33Burn
  • 15Voser
  • 11KacaniklicSubstituted forCairneyat 64'minutes
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 21Christensen
  • 18Pringle
  • 44McCormack
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 6Bodurov
  • 10Cairney
  • 12Lewis
  • 16Woodrow
  • 28Hyndman
  • 32Kavanagh
  • 34Cole

Sheff Utd

  • 25Long
  • 21AlcockBooked at 61minsSubstituted forAdamsat 84'minutes
  • 32McGahey
  • 30WallaceBooked at 90mins
  • 28McFadzean
  • 24De GirolamoSubstituted forBaxterat 66'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 22Reed
  • 4WallaceBooked at 47minsSubstituted forDimaioat 67'minutes
  • 17Woolford
  • 12McNulty
  • 23Higdon

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 2Freeman
  • 11Baxter
  • 18Sammon
  • 29Adams
  • 31Dimaio
  • 34Edgar
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,927

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 3, Sheffield United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Sheffield United 0.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 3, Sheffield United 0. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Dismissal

Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United) is shown the red card.

Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United).

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.

Attempt saved. Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) is shown the red card.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Che Adams replaces Craig Alcock.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) header from very close range is too high.

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

Foul by Michael Higdon (Sheffield United).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov replaces Tim Ream.

Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 2, Sheffield United 0. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Pringle.

Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Connor Dimaio replaces James Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield United. Jose Baxter replaces Diego De Girolamo.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Tom Cairney replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Sheffield United 0. Ross McCormack (Fulham) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Fulham. Ryan Tunnicliffe draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Craig Alcock (Sheffield United) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty conceded by Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).

James Wallace (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham).

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