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Millwall 0-3 Fulham

Ryan Sessegnon
Championship Player of the Season Ryan Sessegnon slotted Fulham in front

Clinical Fulham ended Millwall's 17-game unbeaten league run to return to the automatic promotion places and dent the Lions' Championship play-off bid.

After the hosts had the better chances in an electric but goalless first half, Fulham were terrific after half-time.

Ryan Sessegnon tucked in just after the restart, before Kevin McDonald's screamer made it 2-0 and Aleksandar Mitrovic found the top corner late on.

Fulham moved two points above rivals Cardiff, who have two games in hand.

The victory extended the Cottagers' own unbeaten streak to 22 games, stretching back to 16 December, but this felt like one of their most impressive and important.

They kept the pressure on Cardiff and ruled out the possibility of the Bluebirds clinching promotion before Fulham's next game, against Sunderland on Friday, 27 April.

Millwall, themselves also flying in the league since Christmas, could have led early on in a typically-energetic local derby, but Jake Cooper's header was touched on to the bar and George Saville's effort was disallowed because of an earlier foul.

Slavisa Jokanovic's side had controlled possession without really threatening, until Matt Targett clipped the bar moments before half-time.

Yet, within 40 seconds of the restart, they were ahead as 17-year-old Sessegnon - who picked up a trio of English Football League awards last Sunday - netted from a rebound.

McDonald's stunning strike made it two as Fulham came forward frenetically, and Mitrovic sealed it with his 13th goal in 13 games in the closing stages.

The Lions stay sixth, having played at least one game more than all of their rivals, but still have to face two other sides currently occupying play-off places - Middlesbrough and Aston Villa - in their final two games.

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 12RomeoSubstituted forO'Brienat 87'minutes
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 62mins
  • 35Cooper
  • 3MeredithSubstituted forCahillat 77'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 14WallaceBooked at 82mins
  • 6Williams
  • 23Saville
  • 44MarshallSubstituted forElliottat 65'minutes
  • 9GregoryBooked at 90mins
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 7Cahill
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Martin
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 19Elliott
  • 22O'Brien
  • 24Shackell

Fulham

  • 1Bettinelli
  • 2FredericksSubstituted forChristieat 90+2'minutes
  • 4Odoi
  • 13ReamBooked at 71mins
  • 21Targett
  • 10Cairney
  • 6McDonald
  • 8Johansen
  • 20PiazonSubstituted forKalasat 83'minutes
  • 32Mitrovic
  • 3R Sessegnon

Substitutes

  • 7Kebano
  • 9Fonte
  • 16Norwood
  • 22Christie
  • 26Kalas
  • 27Button
  • 47Kamara
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
17,614

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home17
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 0, Fulham 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Fulham 3.

Attempt missed. George Saville (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jed Wallace.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Cyrus Christie replaces Ryan Fredericks.

Booking

Lee Gregory (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 0, Fulham 3. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tomas Kalas.

Booking

Tim Cahill (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tim Cahill (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Aiden O'Brien replaces Mahlon Romeo.

Attempt blocked. Kevin McDonald (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Substitution

Substitution, Fulham. Tomas Kalas replaces Lucas Piazon.

Booking

Jed Wallace (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Millwall).

Foul by Kevin McDonald (Fulham).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Tim Cahill replaces James Meredith.

Attempt missed. Lucas Piazon (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Cairney.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Meredith.

Attempt saved. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Offside, Millwall. James Meredith tries a through ball, but Tom Elliott is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ryan Sessegnon.

Booking

Tim Ream (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matt Targett.

Stefan Johansen (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Tom Elliott replaces Ben Marshall.

Foul by Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

Offside, Millwall. Jake Cooper tries a through ball, but Lee Gregory is caught offside.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 20th April 2018

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves43298678364295
2Fulham442413776423485
3Cardiff42258964352983
4Aston Villa4323101067402779
5Middlesbrough432091461421969
6Millwall4418151155431269
7Derby4218141061431868
8Preston431715115445966
9Sheff Utd43199155850866
10Brentford4317141259481165
11Bristol City4317141260501065
12Ipswich43168195154-356
13Norwich431414154654-856
14Leeds43159195461-754
15QPR431411185465-1153
16Sheff Wed431214175159-850
17Nottm Forest42147214560-1549
18Hull431114186462247
19Reading431013204863-1543
20Bolton43913213666-3040
21Birmingham43117253263-3140
22Barnsley42814204463-1938
23Burton43811243378-4535
24Sunderland43616214776-2934
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