EFL Cup - Third Round
Fulham1Bristol City2

Fulham 1-2 Bristol City

Tammy Abraham celebrates Bristol City's winning goal
Tammy Abraham netted his ninth goal in 11 appearances to win the tie for Bristol City

Tammy Abraham scored a last-minute winner as Bristol City came from behind to beat Fulham in the EFL Cup third round tie at Craven Cottage.

Lucas Piazon headed Fulham into an early lead from Cauley Woodrow's cross from the right before Aaron Wilbraham levelled before the break for City.

Fulham missed the chance to retake the lead after the interval when Woodrow had a penalty saved by Ivan Lucic.

Callum O'Dowda's low cross then found Abraham to poke home City's second.

Abraham had come off the bench to score the decisive goal, the 18-year-old's ninth in only 11 appearances since joining on loan from Chelsea.

O'Dowda, himself a summer addition from Oxford United, was the provider for both of the Robins' goals.

His surging run to the edge of the area and neat ball in allowed Wilbraham to dink the ball over Fulham goalkeeper Jesse Joronen.

O'Dowda then calmly picked out Abraham's run to the near post as Joronen was unable to get enough on the ball to stop it crossing the line.

Earlier Piazon, another Chelsea loanee, had given Fulham the perfect start but they ultimately paid the price for Woodrow's missed penalty after the break.

The striker failed to convert his chance from 12 yards after Taylor Moore was booked for fouling him.

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic said:

"You have to play from the first minute to the last in all the games. It's disappointing for us but we made many chances in the first half, we missed the penalty in the second half.

"To be honest, at the end of the game Bristol City had some very good chances, and then scored the goal in the last minute.

"On the other side, I managed to make the team believe it can do it, and we were very close.

"We played many minutes of good football and we created the chances. We played very well in the first half."

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson said:

"Tammy Abraham comes on again, he's the trump card for the last 20 minutes and I'm delighted for him to carry the weight of us yet again.

"The world is his oyster, the test will be does he keep his feet on the ground? I think he will, he's got his family behind him.

"I think had they scored the penalty, I still believe this group would have had chances to get back in it because they don't know when to throw the towel in.

"I'm really chuffed, I'm quite proud actually. We've got a lot of young players on the pitch, in the first half Fulham were the better side but the second half we were outstanding."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 41JoronenBooked at 54mins
  • 3Malone
  • 15Madl
  • 13Ream
  • 37EdunSubstituted forDe La Torreat 69'minutes
  • 20Piazon
  • 21ChristensenSubstituted forKebanoat 85'minutes
  • 14Johansen
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 35Adeniran
  • 16Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 7Kebano
  • 9Smith
  • 17R Sigurdsson
  • 23Sánchez Ruiz
  • 30R Sessegnon
  • 36De La Torre

Bristol City

  • 29Lucic
  • 13Golbourne
  • 17MooreBooked at 51mins
  • 4Flint
  • 27MatthewsSubstituted forLittleat 45'minutes
  • 15Freeman
  • 21PackBooked at 28mins
  • 8Brownhill
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 16EngvallSubstituted forAbrahamat 62'minutes
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forReidat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 5Ekstrand
  • 6O'Neil
  • 9Abraham
  • 10Tomlin
  • 12O'Donnell
  • 14Reid
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
6,017

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Bristol City 2.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Bristol City 2. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ryan Tunnicliffe.

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Neeskens Kebano replaces Lasse Vigen Christensen.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Bobby Reid replaces Aaron Wilbraham.

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Malone (Fulham).

Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Luca De La Torre replaces Tayo Edun.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Tammy Abraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Tammy Abraham replaces Gustav Engvall.

Taylor Moore (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).

Attempt saved. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Jesse Joronen (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jesse Joronen (Fulham).

Foul by Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City).

Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ivan Lucic.

Penalty saved! Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Taylor Moore (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Taylor Moore (Bristol City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Fulham. Cauley Woodrow draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Fulham 1, Bristol City 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Mark Little replaces Adam Matthews.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fulham 1, Bristol City 1.

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Goal!

Goal! Fulham 1, Bristol City 1. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda.

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Aden Flint.

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