EFL Cup - Third Round
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Fulham 2-0 Sheffield Wednesday: Cottagers set up Brentford Carabao Cup tie

Liam Palmer (left) clears for Sheffield Wednesday
Fulham have yet to win a Premier League game this season but have progressed through two rounds of the Carabao Cup

Fulham will face west London rivals Brentford in the Carabao Cup fourth round after a comfortable 2-0 win over Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

Close-range finishes from Aboubakar Kamara and Bobby Decordova-Reid put the Cottagers in charge in the first half.

The home side should have won by more but Anthony Knockaert pulled a good chance wide and hit the bar with a lob.

The derby in round four is a repeat of last season's Championship play-off final, won by Fulham.

That game returned the Cottagers to the Premier League, where they have found it tough going so far, suffering two defeats and conceding seven goals in the process.

However, they did score three at Leeds on Saturday and once again demonstrated their sharpness in front of goal on Wednesday, despite fielding a largely second-string side.

Knockaert showed speed and awareness to set up Kamara for his goal, before Josh Onomah provided the cross for Decordova-Reid to poke in the second.

Wednesday had made an encouraging start to this season and contributed plenty to the tie, but found home goalkeeper Marek Rodak in fine form.

Adam Reach, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru and Moses Odubajo were all denied by good saves.

'A big game for both sides'

Fulham boss Scott Parker: "It's a derby in the next round of the cup so of course it's a big game for both sides.

"The last time we played, that game was certainly a lot bigger than the one we are going to be playing next week. That's not to put the game coming up down in any way, that's the reality.

"As always when it's a London derby and you're up against your rivals there's always a little bit more of an edge to it.

"We're looking forward to playing against a very, very good Brentford side."

Line-ups

Fulham

  • 12Rodák
  • 4OdoiBooked at 53mins
  • 3Hector
  • 13Ream
  • 33Robinson
  • 25OnomahSubstituted forSeriat 62'minutes
  • 8Johansen
  • 11KnockaertSubstituted forCarvalhoat 78'minutes
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 7Kebano
  • 47KamaraSubstituted forFrancoisat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Cavaleiro
  • 20Le Marchand
  • 23Bryan
  • 24Seri
  • 31Fabri
  • 35Francois
  • 48Carvalho

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 34Brennan
  • 26Shaw
  • 13Börner
  • 2PalmerSubstituted forPenneyat 71'minutes
  • 17Dele-Bashiru
  • 8Pelupessy
  • 42WaldockSubstituted forRhodesat 79'minutes
  • 22OdubajoBooked at 63mins
  • 11Reach
  • 45KachungaSubstituted forHaganat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Penney
  • 20Rhodes
  • 25Dawson
  • 27Iorfa
  • 41Hagan
Referee:
Lee Mason

Match Stats

Home TeamFulhamAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home10
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fulham 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fulham 2, Sheffield Wednesday 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joey Pelupessy.

  4. Post update

    Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Liam Shaw (Sheffield Wednesday).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Fabio Carvalho (Fulham).

  7. Post update

    Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).

  9. Post update

    Ciaran Brennan (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Antonee Robinson (Fulham).

  11. Post update

    Liam Shaw (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Fabio Carvalho (Fulham).

  13. Post update

    Fisayo Dele-Bashiru (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Rhodes (Sheffield Wednesday).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Charles Hagan replaces Elias Kachunga.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Stefan Johansen following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Back pass by Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby De Cordova-Reid (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tyrese Francois.

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