EFL Cup - Second Round
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Fulham 0-1 Bristol Rovers

Ellis Harrison
Ellis Harrison goes past Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli to score the game's only goal

Ellis Harrison scored the only goal as League One side Bristol Rovers knocked Fulham out of the EFL Cup in round two.

Harrison collected Liam Sercombe's through ball and rounded keeper Marcus Bettinelli to slot in after 12 minutes.

Fulham had to rely on Bettinelli to keep out Tom Lockyer's attempt from point-blank range.

Neeskens Kabano spurned the Championship side's best chance, firing over before Aboubakar Kamara headed wide late on.

In a game of few chances, Rovers were good value for their surprise win against a disjointed Fulham.

Manager Slavisa Jokanovic opted to make 11 changes to the Fulham side which lost 1-0 to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, with new signing Sheyi Ojo making his debut following a loan move from Liverpool.

But they could not find fluency and lacked a cutting edge, causing few problems for Rovers keeper Sam Slocombe.

Fulham have now gone four games without a win and have failed to score in their past three outings.

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 15Madl
  • 23Djalo
  • 37EdunSubstituted forR Sessegnonat 82'minutes
  • 33O'Riley
  • 44Cissé
  • 16Norwood
  • 19Ojo
  • 47Kamara
  • 7Kebano

Substitutes

  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 4Odoi
  • 6McDonald
  • 8Johansen
  • 9Da Rocha Fonte
  • 26Kalas
  • 27Button

Bristol Rovers

  • 1SlocombeBooked at 85mins
  • 20Bola
  • 4Lockyer
  • 6SweeneyBooked at 90mins
  • 3Brown
  • 10BodinSubstituted forNicholsat 61'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 14Lines
  • 24Sinclair
  • 19MooreSubstituted forBroomat 82'minutes
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGaffneyat 68'minutesBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 5Burn
  • 11Nichols
  • 16Broadbent
  • 17Broom
  • 18Telford
  • 30Gaffney
  • 44Andre
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
6,243

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home15
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Bristol Rovers 1.

Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).

Marc Bola (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano with a cross following a fast break.

Foul by Sheyi Ojo (Fulham).

Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Marc Bola tries a through ball, but Liam Sercombe is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.

Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Broom (Bristol Rovers).

Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.

Booking

Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcelo Djalo (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).

Booking

Sam Slocombe (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Matt O'Riley.

Foul by Ibrahima Cissé (Fulham).

Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Tayo Edun.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ryan Broom replaces Byron Moore.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Chris Lines.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Marc Bola tries a through ball, but Rory Gaffney is caught offside.

Foul by Marcelo Djalo (Fulham).

Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steven Sessegnon.

Attempt blocked. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt O'Riley.

Attempt missed. Matt O'Riley (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Stuart Sinclair.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Gaffney replaces Ellis Harrison.

Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ibrahima Cissé.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Bola.

Offside, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison tries a through ball, but Tom Nichols is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Billy Bodin because of an injury.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Byron Moore.

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