League Cup - Second Round
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Brentford 0-1 Fulham

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
  • 39R Williams
  • 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

Match ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 1.
Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Harlee Dean (Brentford) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham).
Tommy Smith (Brentford) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Tommy Smith (Brentford).
Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Ryan Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov replaces Chris David.
Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
Foul by Ryan Williams (Fulham).
Tommy Smith (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Scott Hogan replaces Nick Proschwitz.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Andre Gray replaces Jota.
Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Thomas Eisfeld replaces Mark Fotheringham because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Brentford 0, Fulham 1. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cauley Woodrow.
Delay in match Mark Fotheringham (Fulham) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Brentford. Toumani Diagouraga replaces Jon-Miquel Toral.
Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Tarkowski (Brentford).
Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Konstantinos Stafylidis.
Chris David (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Brentford).
Ross McCormack (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jake Bidwell (Brentford).

Second Half

Second Half begins Brentford 0, Fulham 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Mark Fotheringham replaces Scott Parker.

Half Time

First Half ends, Brentford 0, Fulham 0.
Jota (Brentford) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box following a corner.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.
Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Kay Voser (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kay Voser (Fulham).
Jake Bidwell (Brentford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay in match Scott Parker (Fulham) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Chris David (Fulham) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
Ryan Williams (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jon-Miquel Toral (Brentford).
Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Stuart Dallas (Brentford) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Kay Voser.
Foul by Kay Voser (Fulham).
Nick Proschwitz (Brentford) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Tim Hoogland (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jake Bidwell.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Marcus Bettinelli.
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