EFL Cup - Third Round
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Millwall 1-3 Fulham: Harvey Elliott, 15, becomes Fulham's youngest player

Harvey Elliott
Harvey Elliott has school on Wednesday morning

Harvey Elliott became Fulham's youngest player as they beat Millwall in the Carabao Cup third round, with boss Slavisa Jokanovic revealing the 15-year-old had a school exam earlier in the day.

The England Under-15 midfielder came on as an 81st-minute substitute with the Cottagers 3-1 up.

"He moved the ball with quality and showed some speed. We believe the future can be bright for him," said Jokanovic.

"He must be at school [on Wednesday] morning. He had some exams [earlier on Tuesday]. He didn't know [he might play], I didn't want to put him in any trouble. I gave him the opportunity to test himself at this level.

"I don't know if I can use a wrong word in English but he is arrogant and positive. This kid shows the personality, like he says 'I want to show you I am a very good player'."

Fulham's Joe Bryan, a £6m signing from Bristol City in August, opened the scoring with a low arrowed finish at the Den.

United States midfielder Luca de la Torre doubled the lead before Tom Elliott's header gave the hosts hope.

Cyrus Christie's 25-yard finish sealed victory before Elliott, aged 15 years and 174 days, came on as a substitute.

Elliott, who is too young to sign a professional contract, trained with Fulham on their recent trip to Spain during the international break.

He has been linked with Barcelona, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City.

Born in April 2003, he was only two months old when Wayne Rooney made his England debut, has never been alive when Brazil won the World Cup and had just turned one when Arsenal last won the Premier League.

Elliott is the first 15-year-old to play for Fulham, with the previous record being held by Matthew Briggs - who became the Premier League's youngest player in 2007 at the age of 16 years and 65 days.

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 13Amos
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 25Wallace
  • 5Cooper
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forWallaceat 87'minutes
  • 26SkalakSubstituted forRomeoat 45'minutes
  • 21KaracanSubstituted forWilliamsat 74'minutes
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 22O'Brien
  • 9Gregory
  • 19Elliott

Substitutes

  • 6Williams
  • 7Wallace
  • 12Romeo
  • 16Martin
  • 17Webster
  • 20Morison
  • 37White

Fulham

  • 25Rico
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 13ReamSubstituted forOdoiat 62'minutes
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 22Christie
  • 29Zambo Anguissa
  • 6McDonald
  • 23Bryan
  • 36De La TorreSubstituted forO'Rileyat 85'minutes
  • 47Kamara
  • 11AyitéSubstituted forElliottat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Odoi
  • 5Chambers
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 31Fabri
  • 33O'Riley
  • 44Cissé
  • 56Elliott
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
5,839

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 1, Fulham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Fulham 3.

Attempt saved. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe with a headed pass.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.

Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

Conor McLaughlin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Millwall) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).

Offside, Millwall. Shaun Williams tries a through ball, but Ryan Tunnicliffe is caught offside.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Denis Odoi.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Jed Wallace replaces Shane Ferguson.

Offside, Millwall. Jake Cooper tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

Jake Cooper (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Matt O'Riley replaces Luca De La Torre.

Luca De La Torre (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Harvey Elliott replaces Floyd Ayité.

Offside, Millwall. Mahlon Romeo tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

Offside, Fulham. Sergio Rico tries a through ball, but Aboubakar Kamara is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shaun Williams replaces Jem Karacan because of an injury.

Delay in match Jem Karacan (Millwall) because of an injury.

Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Elliott (Millwall).

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Fulham 3. Cyrus Christie (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luca De La Torre.

Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Attempt missed. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.

Offside, Millwall. Ryan Tunnicliffe tries a through ball, but Aiden O'Brien is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Denis Odoi replaces Tim Ream.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Fulham 2. Tom Elliott (Millwall) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shane Ferguson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.

Attempt missed. Maxime Le Marchand (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Bryan with a cross following a set piece situation.

Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jem Karacan (Millwall).

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Cyrus Christie.

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