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Fulham 0-1 Millwall

Martyn Woolford
Martyn Woolford's winner condemned Fulham to a second league defeat of the season

Millwall made it two wins out of two as Martyn Woolford's first-half goal proved enough to defeat Fulham.

Woolford found the net in the 12th minute after converting Ricardo Fuller's cross as Fulham slumped to their second defeat of the new season.

Cameron Burgess, Hugo Rodallega and Ross McCormack forced Millwall keeper David Forde into decent saves while Alan Dunne also cleared off the line.

Scott Malone came close to adding a second but his effort was saved.

The result sees Millwall move level top of the Championship with Bournemouth, while Fulham - who were relegated from the Premier League last season - are without a point having lost their opening two games.

Woolford opened the scoring, slotting home unmarked at the back post.

Burgess' looping header forced Forde into a smart save while Woolford's low shot was saved by Jesse Joronen.

After Malone's dipping volley for Millwall, Fulham pressed hard for an equaliser and Rodallega saw one effort saved by Forde and another blocked on the line by Dunne.

Forde was keeping out everything thrown at him as Fulham continued to be frustrated in their attempts to find a leveller, with teenager Patrick Roberts seeing his strike saved and Tim Hoogland's effort blocked.

The chances continued to come and go for Fulham, but Millwall had a golden opportunity to double their lead in the 90th minute with Magaye Gueye through on goal but Joronen got down well to deny the forward, in what was the last action of the game.

Fulham boss Felix Magath: "We had our chances and missed them. If we had scored it is sure we would have won the game.

"I decided to take young players into the squad this season and I'm very happy with them and how they worked.

"I hope they go on working and will not be too disappointed, losing confidence. I'm sure we will develop with this team and make our point."

Millwall boss Ian Holloway: "The difference between them and us was millions of pounds, but we play for each other and the fans.

"Fulham have some brilliant young players that look half decent. We got a few things wrong, but we got a fair few right.

"We could have nicked it by a couple more but I needed my goalie to make two brilliant saves as well. All in all, I'm absolutely delighted."

Line-ups

Fulham

Formation 4-3-3

  • 41Joronen
  • 2HooglandBooked at 47mins
  • 3StafylidisBooked at 77mins
  • 8Parker
  • 6BodurovBooked at 63mins
  • 38Burgess
  • 21ChristensenSubstituted forMcCormackat 45'minutes
  • 28Hyndman
  • 20Rodallega
  • 27WilliamsSubstituted forDavidat 77'minutes
  • 7EisfeldSubstituted forRobertsat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hutchinson
  • 14Roberts
  • 16Woodrow
  • 30David
  • 32Kavanagh
  • 40Bettinelli
  • 44McCormack

Millwall

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Forde
  • 44Edwards
  • 28Malone
  • 6Williams
  • 2Dunne
  • 16Beevers
  • 7Martin
  • 26AbdouSubstituted forGueyeat 78'minutes
  • 19FullerSubstituted forEasterat 73'minutes
  • 27McDonald
  • 11WoolfordSubstituted forBaileyat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Wright
  • 8Easter
  • 9Gregory
  • 10Bailey
  • 13Gerrar
  • 17Webster
  • 18Gueye
Referee:
Lee Mason
Attendance:
18,988

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home24
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 0, Millwall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Millwall 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tim Hoogland following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).

  6. Post update

    Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Chris David (Fulham).

  9. Post update

    Magaye Gueye (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Magaye Gueye (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jermaine Easter with a through ball.

  14. Post update

    Tim Hoogland (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Scott Malone (Millwall).

  16. Post update

    Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine Easter (Millwall).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Patrick Roberts.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham).

  20. Post update

    Jermaine Easter (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.