Wednesday 24 August 2016, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
EFL Cup
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
o.g. de Sart 54'; Christensen 113'
Middlesbrough
1
Nugent 8'

54' Own-goal

Julien de Sart

113' Goal

Lasse Vigen Christensen
Assist by Scott Malone

15' Yellow Card

Dennis Adeniran Card was given for a foul

72' Yellow Card

Sean Kavanagh Card was given for a foul

79' Yellow Card

Richard Stearman Card was given for a foul

56' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sean Kavanagh
Off:Jack Grimmer

94' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matt Smith
Off:Cauley Woodrow

104' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Luca De La Torre
Off:Jozabed

8' Goal

David Nugent
Assist by Fabio

32' Yellow Card

Daniel Ayala Card was given for a foul

10' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:George Friend
Off:Fabio

80' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Adam Forshaw
Off:Viktor Fischer

90'+3 Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Cristhian Stuani
Off:George Friend

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Lasse Vigen Christensen's extra-time goal sent Fulham through in the EFL Cup at Middlesbrough's expense.

Fulham beat Premier League new boys Middlesbrough in the Second Round of the EFL Cup after extra-time in a 2-1 win at the Cottage on Wednesday.

David Nugent gave his side an early lead, but Julien de Sart’s own goal following good work from Scott Malone meant the teams were level after 90 minutes.

Matt Smith and Sean Kavanagh went very close in extra-time, but in the end Lasse Vigen Christensen had the final say when he swept home Malone’s centre.

Slaviša Jokanović made nine changes to the side that drew 2-2 against Cardiff City at the Cottage on Saturday afternoon with Jozabed making his first start for the Whites.

Boro opened the scoring through Nugent in the eighth minute of the game. Fabio Da Silva did well to work a cross in to the box and the forward was there to nod the ball past Jesse Joronen to give the visitors the lead.

Six minutes later the home side enjoyed a great deal of possession having worked their way to the opposition goal from inside their own half before Malone’s cross couldn’t find anyone in the penalty area.

After a quiet period for both teams Ryan Tunnicliffe attempted to open the game up in the 22nd minute. He played a wonderful one-two with Cauley Woodrow before winning his side a free-kick just outside of the area. However the resulting free-kick was blasted straight in to the wall by Woodrow.

Fulham weren’t done there and a minute later Jack Grimmer’s low cross found the feet of Woodrow who was denied by a wonderful reaction save by Brad Guzan.

The Whites continued to attack and in the 39th minute Dennis Adeniran had a fierce shot on goal only to be denied by what appeared to be the hand of Daniel Ayala. After appeals from players and fans alike the referee waved play on.

Fulham started the brighter of the two teams come the second half with multiple chances from both Woodrow and Adeniran within the first five minutes.

Fulham’s hard work soon paid off and in the 54th minute they found an equaliser courtesy of an own goal by de Sart. Tunnicliffe managed to slip the ball to Malone whose deflected shot found its way into the back of the net.

Three minutes later it was Fulham who attacked again. Tayo Edun found space with the ball in the penalty area but his shot found its way to Woodrow who just missed the target.

The Whites came close again in the 73rd minute. Malone managed to drive a low cross in to the area, but Middlesbrough skipper Ben Gibson was there to deflect the ball out for a corner.

12 minutes from time and Fulham were so close to a winner.  Malone found Jozabed with a beautiful little flick. The full debutant then crossed to Woodrow before the ball found its way to Edun who just missed the target via a deflection.

Eight minutes from time Jozabed whipped in a free kick to the box but it was diverted away by a Boro head.

With less than six minutes to go of normal time Adeniran took down Stewart Downing just outside the penalty area.  His resulting free-kick ended up just over the top of Joronen’s crossbar.

The visitors almost got the winner two minutes into stoppage time after Adam Clayton found the head of Nugent before hitting the crossbar and going out for a goal-kick.

The first chance of extra-time came to Nugent who found enough space in the penalty area but rushed his right footed shot with it ending up over the bar.

Fulham pushed and 10 minutes into extra time Jozabed found his half volley comfortably saved by Guzan from a good 25 yards out.

Two minutes later the home side arguably had one of the best chances of the game when Malone hit a curling left-footed ball in towards the head of Smith who only just missed the target.

There were penalty appeals shortly after when Smith looked to have had his shirt pulled aggressively in the box.

Sean Kavanagh came extremely close for the Whites on the stroke of half-time when his left-footed shot looked to be destined for the net but was somehow blocked by Gibson on the line.

With seven minutes of the game to go and looking like a penalty shootout was inevitable Malone managed to find space on the left flank and drilled in a cross to Christensen who slotted the ball home from close range.

Fulham then comfortably saw out the remainder of the tie, to set up a Third Round home meeting with Bristol City.

 

Match Information

Competition: EFL Cup

Date: Wednesday 24 August 2016
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 8,522

Referee: David Coote

Fulham

Line-up: Joronen; Grimmer (Kavanagh 56'), Stearman, Ream, Malone; Tunnicliffe, Adeniran; Christensen, Jozabed (De La Torre 104'), Tayo Edun; Woodrow (Matt Smith 94')

Unused substitutes: Bettinelli, Kalas, Ryan Sessegnon, McDonald

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Middlesbrough

Line-up: Guzan; Baptiste, Ayala, Gibson, Fabio (Friend 10' (Stuani 90')); Clayton, de Sart; Nugent, Nsue, Downing; Fischer (Forshaw 80')

Unused substitutes: Konstantopoulos, Barragán, Rhodes, Negredo

Manager: Aitor Karanka

Goals
2
1
Total Shots
12
15
Shots On Target
3
4
Passing Accuracy
0%
0%
Fouls
14
9
Corners
10
4
Offsides
1
5
Bookings
3
1
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 41Jesse Joronen
  • 28Jack Grimmer
  • 5Richard Stearman
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 3Scott Malone
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 35Dennis Adeniran
  • 21Lasse Vigen Christensen
  • 23Jozabed
  • 37Tayo Edun
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
Substitutes
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 30Ryan Sessegnon
  • 32Sean Kavanagh
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 36Luca De La Torre
  • 9Matt Smith
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Middlesbrough (4-2-3-1)
  • 12Brad Guzan
  • 15Alex Baptiste
  • 4Daniel Ayala
  • 6Ben Gibson
  • 2Fabio
  • 8Adam Clayton
  • 23Julien de Sart
  • 35David Nugent
  • 24Nsue
  • 19Stewart Downing
  • 11Viktor Fischer
Substitutes
  • 1Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
  • 3George Friend
  • 17Antonio Barragán
  • 34Adam Forshaw
  • 9Jordan Rhodes
  • 10Álvaro Negredo
  • 18Cristhian Stuani
Manager
  • Aitor Karanka
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Fulham 2, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 120'+2' Second Half Extra Time ends, Fulham 2, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 120'+1' Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).
  • 120'+1' Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 120' Attempt saved. Alex Baptiste (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 119' Jesse Joronen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 119' Foul by David Nugent (Middlesbrough).
  • 118' Attempt blocked. Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 113' Goal! Fulham 2, Middlesbrough 1. Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Malone.
  • 112' Attempt missed. Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 112' Attempt blocked. Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 110' Delay in match Tayo Edun (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • Second Half Extra Time begins Fulham 1, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 105'+3' First Half Extra Time ends, Fulham 1, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 105'+2' Attempt blocked. Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 105' Attempt saved. David Nugent (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 104' Substitution, Fulham. Luca De La Torre replaces Jozabed.
  • 103' Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
  • 101' Attempt saved. Jozabed (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 99' Attempt blocked. Adam Forshaw (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 97' Foul by Matt Smith (Fulham).
  • 97' Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 94' Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Cauley Woodrow.
  • 92' Delay in match Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 92' Attempt missed. David Nugent (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • First Half Extra Time begins Fulham 1, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 1, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 90'+3' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Cristhian Stuani replaces George Friend because of an injury.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Nsue (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 89' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 88' Delay in match George Friend (Middlesbrough) because of an injury.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
  • 84' Foul by Dennis Adeniran (Fulham).
  • 84' Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 83' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Gibson.
  • 82' Jozabed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 82' Foul by Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough).
  • 80' Substitution, Middlesbrough. Adam Forshaw replaces Viktor Fischer.
  • 79' Richard Stearman (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 79' Foul by Richard Stearman (Fulham).
  • 79' George Friend (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Adam Clayton.
  • 78' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by George Friend.
  • 78' Attempt blocked. Tayo Edun (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 75' Scott Malone (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 75' Foul by Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough).
  • 73' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Gibson.
  • 72' Sean Kavanagh (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 72' Foul by Sean Kavanagh (Fulham).
  • 72' George Friend (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 71' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Dennis Adeniran.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 66' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 66' Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 66' Viktor Fischer (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 63' Dennis Adeniran (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 63' Foul by Nsue (Middlesbrough).
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Gibson.
  • 58' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 56' Substitution, Fulham. Sean Kavanagh replaces Jack Grimmer.
  • 54' Own Goal by Julien de Sart, Middlesbrough. Fulham 1, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 51' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Nsue.
  • 50' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by George Friend.
  • 50' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 49' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Gibson.
  • 48' Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Middlesbrough 1.
  • 45'+2' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.
  • 45' Foul by Jack Grimmer (Fulham).
  • 45' George Friend (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 41' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
  • 41' Attempt blocked. Nsue (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 40' Attempt missed. Tayo Edun (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.
  • 40' Foul by Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough).
  • 40' Dennis Adeniran (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 39' Attempt blocked. Jozabed (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 39' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Ben Gibson.
  • 37' Attempt saved. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 37' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 36' Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 36' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 32' Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 32' Foul by Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough).
  • 32' Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 30' Foul by Lasse Vigen Christensen (Fulham).
  • 30' Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 27' Jozabed (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 27' Foul by Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough).
  • 24' Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 24' Attempt blocked. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 23' Foul by Alex Baptiste (Middlesbrough).
  • 23' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 15' Dennis Adeniran (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 14' George Friend (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 14' Foul by Dennis Adeniran (Fulham).
  • 11' Foul by Julien de Sart (Middlesbrough).
  • 11' Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Substitution, Middlesbrough. George Friend replaces Fabio because of an injury.
  • 9' Fabio (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 9' Foul by Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).
  • 8' Goal! Fulham 0, Middlesbrough 1. David Nugent (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fabio.
  • 7' Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Richard Stearman.
  • 7' Attempt blocked. Fabio (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 3' Nsue (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham).
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.