The FA Cup - Fourth Round - Replay
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By Matt MonaghanBBC Sport
Sheffield United substitute Shaun Miller celebrates his winner in the FA Cup against Fulham

Fulham's miserable season continued as they were knocked out of the FA Cup in extra time by League One Sheffield United.

Shaun Miller's last-minute header in the fourth-round replay helped the Blades progress in dramatic style.

United shaded the first half, with Jamie Murphy heading just wide.

Fulham barely threatened, with Bob Harris's free-kick going narrowly over for the Blades, who left it until the 119th minute to seal victory.

After slumping to the bottom of the Premier League table last weekend, the Cottagers' misery was extended following a lacklustre display against opponents stuck in the relegation zone two divisions below them.

Both managers named much-changed sides, with the Blades edging a turgid affair early on as John Brayford fired narrowly over after picking up a loose ball, before Murphy directed a header wide.

There was little entertainment to be found after the interval either with Harris, who had survived claims for a second booking for a late tackle on Josh Passley, curling over from a set-piece.

The first meeting was drawn 1-1, and it seemed nothing was going to separate the teams as the tie edged towards a penalty shootout - Brayford and Fulham's Pajtim Kasami failing in their attempts to break the deadlock in extra time.

Instead, Miller stooped to flick in Harry Maguire's towering header from a corner in the final seconds to embarrass the Cottagers and secure Nigel Clough's side a meeting with Preston North End or Nottingham Forest in the next round.

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 13Stockdale
  • 46Passley
  • 35AmorebietaBooked at 82mins
  • 28ParkerSubstituted forSidwellat 69'minutesBooked at 105mins
  • 5Hangeland
  • 33Burn
  • 8Kasami
  • 43Tankovic
  • 20RodallegaSubstituted forDejagahat 59'minutes
  • 32Dempsey
  • 11KacaniklicSubstituted forDuffat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Stekelenburg
  • 7Sidwell
  • 14Karagounis
  • 16Duff
  • 24Dejagah
  • 30David
  • 37Christensen

Sheff Utd

  • 1Howard
  • 4Brayford
  • 3HarrisBooked at 39minsSubstituted forHillat 90'minutes
  • 14McGinn
  • 5Maguire
  • 15Collins
  • 7Flynn
  • 17Coady
  • 9PorterSubstituted forBaxterat 75'minutes
  • 21ScougallSubstituted forMillerat 97'minutesBooked at 101mins
  • 23Murphy

Substitutes

  • 6Hill
  • 11Baxter
  • 12Miller
  • 25Long
  • 32Kennedy
  • 36De Girolamo
  • 42Dimaio
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
10,139

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home14
Away20
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 0, Sheffield United 1.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Fulham 0, Sheffield United 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Fulham 0, Sheffield United 1. Shaun Miller (Sheffield United) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Harry Maguire following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jose Baxter with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Steve Sidwell.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mark Howard.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Damien Duff.

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    Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Brede Hangeland.

  11. Post update

    Muamer Tankovic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (Sheffield United).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Steve Sidwell.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Passley (Fulham).

  16. Post update

    Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Flynn (Sheffield United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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