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Fulham 1-0 Millwall

Oliver Norwood's penalty was his fourth goal of the season
Oliver Norwood's match-winning penalty was his fourth goal of the season

Fulham midfielder Oliver Norwood scored the only goal of the game with a late first-half penalty to see off Millwall in the London derby at Craven Cottage.

Fresh from their midweek 5-4 thriller at Bramall Lane, the goals dried up.

But Norwood struck two minutes into first-half injury time when his right-foot shot found the bottom left corner from the spot after Rui Fonte had been brought down by Conor McLaughlin.

That earned the Cottagers a week's haul of seven points out of a possible nine.

They climb two places to 12th, while Millwall drop a spot to 19th after their sixth game without a win.

Yet the visitors had plenty of chances against an unconvincing Fulham defence and twice hit the woodwork before Slavisa Jokanovic's side could claim only their second victory at Craven Cottage this season - and their first since September.

Tom Elliott clipped a post with a free header after just seven minutes before then glancing George Saville's cross horribly off target after being left all alone again in front of goal.

After Elliott was denied from close range by home keeper David Button and Steve Morison's first-time lob drifted the wrong side of the post, Saville's shot then got through a crowded penalty area only to come back off the post.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic:

"This is the Championship and it has not been easy for us. We have to be satisfied with the week we have had.

"We are fighting without the ball. They sent in many long balls, they are bigger and stronger in those situations. We don't have the tools to find the solution to these problems.

"But the team suffered together and got a clean sheet. In the end, it is our third game of this week, without a few important players, so we must be satisfied."

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"We got punished by a harsh refereeing decision, the player has conned him into giving it.

"What helps the referee give it is Macca is the wrong side of their player, the contact is minimal and the player throws himself at an angle to highlight the contact.

"The player has done well to force the referee to give it."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 27Button
  • 2Fredericks
  • 26Kalas
  • 4Odoi
  • 3R Sessegnon
  • 10Cairney
  • 16Norwood
  • 8JohansenSubstituted forKamaraat 45'minutes
  • 19Ojo
  • 9FonteSubstituted forEdunat 58'minutes
  • 7KebanoSubstituted forDjaloat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 17Graham
  • 23Djalo
  • 36De La Torre
  • 37Edun
  • 44Cissé
  • 47Kamara

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2McLaughlinBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRomeoat 88'minutes
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 35Cooper
  • 3Meredith
  • 10OnyedinmaSubstituted forO'Brienat 74'minutes
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 23SavilleBooked at 72mins
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forGregoryat 74'minutes
  • 19Elliott
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 5Craig
  • 8Thompson
  • 9Gregory
  • 12Romeo
  • 13King
  • 21Twardek
  • 22O'Brien
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
17,984

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home16
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Fulham 1, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Millwall 0.

Attempt blocked. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Marcelo Djalo.

Foul by Sheyi Ojo (Fulham).

George Saville (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Mahlon Romeo replaces Conor McLaughlin.

Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Millwall) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Marcelo Djalo (Fulham).

Tom Elliott (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marcelo Djalo (Fulham).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Millwall).

Foul by Tomas Kalas (Fulham).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tayo Edun (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by George Saville with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Millwall) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Tom Elliott with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Marcelo Djalo replaces Neeskens Kebano.

George Saville (Millwall) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Aiden O'Brien.

Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).

George Saville (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Saville.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Aiden O'Brien replaces Fred Onyedinma.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Lee Gregory replaces Shane Ferguson.

Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

George Saville (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Cooper.

Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) header from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Oliver Norwood with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

goal

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