EFL Cup - Second Round
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Brentford 0-1 Fulham

Ross McCormack
Ross McCormack scored his first goal for Fulham since joining from Leeds.

Fulham's £11m striker Ross McCormack eased the pressure on manager Felix Magath with his first goal for the club in a Capital One Cup win at Brentford.

The Scot had failed to fire since joining from Leeds in July, as had Fulham, who went into this match off the back of four Championship defeats.

However, the 28-year-old latched onto Chris David's defence-splitting pass to secure Fulham's first win this season.

Owner Shahid Khan had given his backing to under-fire Magath before kick off.

The Cottagers are currently rooted to the bottom of the table and will be hoping their West London derby win can provide a platform to push on in the league.

Fulham manager Magath said: "I am very pleased for him [McCormack] because that goal will give him confidence and the win will give us confidence for the future.

"We dominated parts of the game and it was a very good performance.

"Without results I cannot feel relaxed and without goals we don't have confidence, so it is a good night."

Fulham entertain League One Doncaster in the third round.

Line-ups

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 10Odubajo
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 6Dean
  • 3Bidwell
  • 23JotaSubstituted forGrayat 74'minutes
  • 17ToralSubstituted forDiagouragaat 63'minutes
  • 14Tébar
  • 15Dallas
  • 39ProschwitzSubstituted forHoganat 74'minutes
  • 24Smith

Substitutes

  • 9Hogan
  • 16Bonham
  • 19Gray
  • 20Diagouraga
  • 22Reeves
  • 33Moore
  • 34O'Shaughnessy

Fulham

  • 40Bettinelli
  • 33Burn
  • 3Stafylidis
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 15VoserBooked at 44mins
  • 8ParkerSubstituted forFotheringhamat 45'minutesSubstituted forEisfeldat 69'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 2Hoogland
  • 39Williams
  • 30DavidSubstituted forBodurovat 87'minutes
  • 16Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 6Bodurov
  • 7Eisfeld
  • 14Roberts
  • 25Dembele
  • 26Fotheringham
  • 34Chihi
  • 41Joronen
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
7,563

Match Stats

Home TeamBrentfordAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).

  6. Post update

    Tommy Smith (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Smith (Brentford).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  10. Post update

    Ryan Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov replaces Chris David.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Williams (Fulham).

  16. Post update

    Tommy Smith (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Scott Hogan replaces Nick Proschwitz.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Andre Gray replaces Jota.

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