EFL Cup - Third Round
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Millwall 1-3 Fulham: Harvey Elliott, 15, becomes Fulham's youngest player

Harvey Elliott
Harvey Elliott has school on Wednesday morning

Harvey Elliott became Fulham's youngest player as they beat Millwall in the Carabao Cup third round, with boss Slavisa Jokanovic revealing the 15-year-old had a school exam earlier in the day.

The England Under-15 midfielder came on as an 81st-minute substitute with the Cottagers 3-1 up.

"He moved the ball with quality and showed some speed. We believe the future can be bright for him," said Jokanovic.

"He must be at school [on Wednesday] morning. He had some exams [earlier on Tuesday]. He didn't know [he might play], I didn't want to put him in any trouble. I gave him the opportunity to test himself at this level.

"I don't know if I can use a wrong word in English but he is arrogant and positive. This kid shows the personality, like he says 'I want to show you I am a very good player'."

Fulham's Joe Bryan, a £6m signing from Bristol City in August, opened the scoring with a low arrowed finish at the Den.

United States midfielder Luca de la Torre doubled the lead before Tom Elliott's header gave the hosts hope.

Cyrus Christie's 25-yard finish sealed victory before Elliott, aged 15 years and 174 days, came on as a substitute.

Elliott, who is too young to sign a professional contract, trained with Fulham on their recent trip to Spain during the international break.

He has been linked with Barcelona, Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City.

Born in April 2003, he was only two months old when Wayne Rooney made his England debut, has never been alive when Brazil won the World Cup and had just turned one when Arsenal last won the Premier League.

Elliott is the first 15-year-old to play for Fulham, with the previous record being held by Matthew Briggs - who became the Premier League's youngest player in 2007 at the age of 16 years and 65 days.

Line-ups

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Amos
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 25M Wallace
  • 5Cooper
  • 11FergusonSubstituted forJ Wallaceat 87'minutes
  • 26SkalakSubstituted forRomeoat 45'minutes
  • 21KaracanSubstituted forWilliamsat 74'minutes
  • 18Tunnicliffe
  • 22O'Brien
  • 9Gregory
  • 19Elliott

Substitutes

  • 6Williams
  • 7J Wallace
  • 12Romeo
  • 16Martin
  • 17Webster
  • 20Morison
  • 37White

Fulham

Formation 3-4-3

  • 25Rico
  • 43S Sessegnon
  • 13ReamSubstituted forOdoiat 62'minutes
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 22Christie
  • 29Zambo Anguissa
  • 6McDonald
  • 23Bryan
  • 36De La TorreSubstituted forO'Rileyat 85'minutes
  • 47Kamara
  • 11AyitéSubstituted forElliottat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Odoi
  • 5Chambers
  • 9Mitrovic
  • 31Fabri
  • 33O'Riley
  • 44Cissé
  • 56Elliott
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
5,839

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home31%
Away69%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 1, Fulham 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Fulham 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe with a headed pass.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Maxime Le Marchand.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

  6. Post update

    Conor McLaughlin (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Elliott (Millwall) header from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Shaun Williams with a cross following a set piece situation.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).

  9. Post update

    Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Cyrus Christie (Fulham).

  11. Post update

    Offside, Millwall. Shaun Williams tries a through ball, but Ryan Tunnicliffe is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Denis Odoi.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Jed Wallace replaces Shane Ferguson.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).

  16. Post update

    Jake Cooper (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Matt O'Riley replaces Luca De La Torre.

  18. Post update

    Luca De La Torre (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Millwall).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Harvey Elliott replaces Floyd Ayité.

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