Match ends, Fulham 3, Sheffield United 0.
Two goals from Ross McCormack helped Fulham beat nine-man Sheffield United.
McCormack scored his first goal of the season from a penalty after he was pulled back trying an overhead kick
His second came after a well-worked passing move, when he fired in after Ben Pringle's lay-off.
The Blades, who reached the semi-finals last year, had Jose Baxter and Kieran Wallace sent off late on for straight red cards, before Moussa Dembele tapped home a third for the hosts.
Forward Baxter was dismissed for a late challenge on Tom Cairney, while defender Wallace brought down Dembele as he was bearing down on goal.
- 13ReamSubstituted forBodurovat 80'minutes
- 11KacaniklicSubstituted forCairneyat 64'minutes
- 21AlcockBooked at 61minsSubstituted forAdamsat 84'minutes
- 30WallaceBooked at 90mins
- 24De GirolamoSubstituted forBaxterat 66'minutesBooked at 88mins
- 4WallaceBooked at 47minsSubstituted forDimaioat 67'minutes
- Dean Whitestone
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Sheffield United 0.
Goal! Fulham 3, Sheffield United 0. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United) is shown the red card.
Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United).
Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.
Attempt saved. Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) is shown the red card.
Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.
Substitution, Sheffield United. Che Adams replaces Craig Alcock.
Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) header from very close range is too high.
Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Higdon (Sheffield United).
Substitution, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov replaces Tim Ream.
Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.
Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dan Burn.
Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.