EFL Cup - Second Round
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Fulham 3-0 Sheffield United

Ross McCormack
Ross McCormack scored 19 goals for Fulham last season

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.

Line-ups

Fulham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2Richards
  • 13ReamSubstituted forBodurovat 80'minutes
  • 33Burn
  • 15Voser
  • 11KacaniklicSubstituted forCairneyat 64'minutes
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 21Christensen
  • 18Pringle
  • 44McCormack
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 6Bodurov
  • 10Cairney
  • 12Lewis
  • 16Woodrow
  • 28Hyndman
  • 32Kavanagh
  • 34Cole

Sheff Utd

Formation 4-4-2

  • 25Long
  • 21AlcockBooked at 61minsSubstituted forAdamsat 84'minutes
  • 32McGahey
  • 30WallaceBooked at 90mins
  • 28McFadzean
  • 24De GirolamoSubstituted forBaxterat 66'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 22Reed
  • 4WallaceBooked at 47minsSubstituted forDimaioat 67'minutes
  • 17Woolford
  • 12McNulty
  • 23Higdon

Substitutes

  • 1Howard
  • 2Freeman
  • 11Baxter
  • 18Sammon
  • 29Adams
  • 31Dimaio
  • 34Edgar
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
5,927

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamSheff Utd
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home19
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 3, Sheffield United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fulham 3, Sheffield United 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Fulham 3, Sheffield United 0. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Dismissal

    Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United) is shown the red card.

  6. Post update

    Moussa Dembele (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kieran Wallace (Sheffield United).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Nikolay Bodurov.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Dismissal

    Jose Baxter (Sheffield United) is shown the red card.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Harrison McGahey.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield United. Che Adams replaces Craig Alcock.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Sheffield United) header from very close range is too high.

  15. Post update

    Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Michael Higdon (Sheffield United).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Nikolay Bodurov replaces Tim Ream.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Higdon (Sheffield United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Sheffield United. Conceded by Dan Burn.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Kieran Wallace.