Tuesday 22 August 2017, 7:45pm at Craven Cottage, London
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
Bristol Rovers
1
Harrison 13'

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Sessegnon
Off:Tayo Edun

13' Goal

Ellis Harrison

85' Yellow Card

Sam Slocombe Card shown to player for time wasting

85' Yellow Card

Rory Gaffney Card was given for a foul

90'+3 Yellow Card

Ryan Sweeney Card was given for a foul

61' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tom Nichols
Off:Billy Bodin

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Rory Gaffney
Off:Ellis Harrison

82' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Broom
Off:Byron Moore

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Fulham exited the Carabao Cup at the Second Round stage after Bristol Rovers claimed a 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage.

Fulham exited the Carabao Cup at the Second Round stage after Bristol Rovers claimed a 1-0 victory at Craven Cottage on Tuesday evening.

Ellis Harrison’s early goal proved the difference between the two sides after he rounded Marcus Bettinelli, and the Whites had their goalkeeper to thank for keeping it at 1-0 after he made a stunning save from Tom Lockyer.

And while Fulham attacked relentlessly for 45 minutes after the restart, Rovers defended admirably to secure an upset and book their place in Round Three.

Slaviša Jokanović made 11 changes to his team, with Bettinelli in goal having recovered from injury, and Sheyi Ojo making his debut on the right wing.

Rovers went in front with the first chance of the game when they worked it from left to right and Harrison got on the end of a Liam Sercombe pass and kept his composure to round Bettinelli and poke into the empty net.

Fulham attacked immediately and Ojo went close with a daisy-cutter from 20 yards that had goalkeeper Sam Slocombe scrambling, but ended up missing the target by a few inches.

The Whites were struggling to find a way beyond a deep – yet smartly organised – Rovers backline, and so Oliver Norwood tried his luck from long range in the 38th minute, but dragged his effort wide.

The Gas hadn’t really threatened since taking the lead but almost repeated the trick five minutes before half-time when a missile from the left sent Billy Bodin in on the angle, but he pulled his low strike wide of the far post.

Had it not been for Bettinelli, Fulham would have been two down before half-time. A free-kick dropped for Lockyer eight yards out and he smashed it hard towards goal, only for Bettinelli to defy the odds by beating it away with a superb reaction stop.

The half ended with another Ojo strike from outside the box, but Slocombe got down easily to make the save.

The home fans wanted Lockyer sent off in the early stages of the second half after he aggressively went into Aboubakar Kamara in an off the ball incident. The referee saw it but decided a talking to was sufficient, and allowed the Pirates to take possession of play.

Fulham had more urgency in the second half but still Rovers stood firm, blocking 20 yarders from both Matt O’Riley and Neeskens Kebano, before Michael Madl was denied a penalty after being hauled down in the area.

The Gas made their first change of the evening just after the hour mark, replacing Bodin with Tom Nichols.

In the 65th minute Norwood waited patiently to try and pick out a teammate, but the Rovers marking was tight and so he instead opted to have a go from 30 yards, rifling over the top of the crossbar.

Bristol Rovers’ second change then saw Rory Gaffney come on for goal scorer Harrison.

Fellow substitute Nichols almost got on the end of a stunning through ball in the 69th minute, but Bettinelli was out quickly to clear the danger.

At the other end, O’Riley tried to bend one from the corner of the area but sent his shot off target, before Ojo had a strike deflect high into the air and into the arms of Slocombe.

The Whites were camped in the final third but struggling to create a clear cut opening, the latest half chance falling Norwood’s way, but he blasted over first time from Steven Sessegnon’s square pass.

A final change for our guests saw Byron Moore make way for Ryan Broom, while Ryan Sessegnon came on for Tayo Edun.

With five minutes to go Slocombe had his name taken for time wasting at a free-kick, and Gaffney immediately followed him into the book following a foul on Marcelo Djalo.

The Whites then came out on top from several meaty challenges in the middle of the park, allowing them to counter through Kamara. He fed Kebano to his left but the winger drilled his shot over from a tight angle.

Fulham’s big chance to equalise came in the second minute of stoppage time. A brilliant Ojo run saw him slip the ball to Kebano whose cross picked out Kamara, but the striker couldn’t direct his header on target. Ryan Sweeney was then booked having fouled Ojo in the build-up.

The final whistle arrived shortly after, to condemn Fulham to a second League Cup exit to Bristolian opposition in as many seasons.

Match Information

Competition: Carabao Cup

Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 6,243

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Fulham

Line-up: Bettinelli; Steven Sessegnon, Madl, Djalo, Tayo Edun (Ryan Sessegnon 82'); O'Riley, Cissé, Norwood; Sheyi Ojo, Kamara, Kebano

Unused substitutes: Button, Odoi, Kalas, McDonald, Johansen, Rui Fonte

Manager: Slavisa Jokanovic

Bristol Rovers

Line-up: Slocombe; Marc Bola, Lockyer, Sweeney, Brown; Bodin (Nichols 61'), Sercombe, Lines, Sinclair, Moore (Broom 82'); Harrison (Gaffney 68')

Unused substitutes: Andre, Burn, Broadbent, Telford

Manager: Darrell Clarke

Goals
0
1
Total Shots
15
5
Shots On Target
2
2
Passing Accuracy
86%
58%
Fouls
13
11
Corners
9
1
Offsides
2
3
Bookings
0
3
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-3-3)
  • 1Marcus Bettinelli
  • 43Steven Sessegnon
  • 15Michael Madl
  • 23Marcelo Djalo
  • 37Tayo Edun
  • 33Matt O'Riley
  • 44Ibrahima Cissé
  • 16Oliver Norwood
  • 19Sheyi Ojo
  • 47Aboubakar Kamara
  • 7Neeskens Kebano
Substitutes
  • 27David Button
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 26Tomas Kalas
  • 6Kevin McDonald
  • 8Stefan Johansen
  • 9Rui Fonte
Manager
  • Slavisa Jokanovic
Bristol Rovers (4-5-1)
  • 1Sam Slocombe
  • 20Marc Bola
  • 4Tom Lockyer
  • 6Ryan Sweeney
  • 3Lee Brown
  • 10Billy Bodin
  • 7Liam Sercombe
  • 14Chris Lines
  • 24Stuart Sinclair
  • 19Byron Moore
  • 9Ellis Harrison
Substitutes
  • 44Alexis Andre
  • 5Jonathan Burn
  • 16Tom Broadbent
  • 17Ryan Broom
  • 18Dominic Telford
  • 11Tom Nichols
  • 30Rory Gaffney
Manager
  • Darrell Clarke
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Fulham 0, Bristol Rovers 1.
  • 90'+5' Second Half ends, Fulham 0, Bristol Rovers 1.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Neeskens Kebano (Fulham).
  • 90'+3' Marc Bola (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+3' Ryan Sweeney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 90'+2' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano with a cross following a fast break.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Sheyi Ojo (Fulham).
  • 90'+1' Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90' Offside, Bristol Rovers. Marc Bola tries a through ball, but Liam Sercombe is caught offside.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 88' Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 88' Foul by Ryan Broom (Bristol Rovers).
  • 87' Attempt missed. Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 85' Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 85' Marcelo Djalo (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 85' Foul by Rory Gaffney (Bristol Rovers).
  • 85' Sam Slocombe (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
  • 84' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 84' Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84' Oliver Norwood (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 84' Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 83' Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Matt O'Riley.
  • 83' Foul by Ibrahima Cissé (Fulham).
  • 83' Tom Nichols (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 82' Substitution, Fulham. Ryan Sessegnon replaces Tayo Edun.
  • 82' Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Ryan Broom replaces Byron Moore.
  • 80' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Chris Lines.
  • 79' Offside, Bristol Rovers. Marc Bola tries a through ball, but Rory Gaffney is caught offside.
  • 78' Foul by Marcelo Djalo (Fulham).
  • 78' Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 73' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Steven Sessegnon.
  • 72' Attempt blocked. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt O'Riley.
  • 70' Attempt missed. Matt O'Riley (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Sheyi Ojo following a corner.
  • 70' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Stuart Sinclair.
  • 68' Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Rory Gaffney replaces Ellis Harrison.
  • 65' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ibrahima Cissé.
  • 64' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Bola.
  • 63' Offside, Bristol Rovers. Ellis Harrison tries a through ball, but Tom Nichols is caught offside.
  • 61' Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Tom Nichols replaces Billy Bodin because of an injury.
  • 60' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Byron Moore.
  • 59' Foul by Sheyi Ojo (Fulham).
  • 59' Byron Moore (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Bola.
  • 58' Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 58' Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).
  • 57' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 57' Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 57' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Bola.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt O'Riley.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Matt O'Riley (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 53' Attempt missed. Tayo Edun (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • 50' Foul by Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham).
  • 50' Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 46' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 0, Bristol Rovers 1.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 0, Bristol Rovers 1.
  • 45'+1' Attempt saved. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aboubakar Kamara.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Bola.
  • 44' Ibrahima Cissé (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 44' Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 44' Attempt saved. Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ellis Harrison.
  • 44' Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Brown with a cross.
  • 43' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 43' Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 40' Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.
  • 37' Attempt missed. Oliver Norwood (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 37' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 36' Delay in match Ibrahima Cissé (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 33' Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 33' Foul by Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers).
  • 32' Offside, Fulham. Tayo Edun tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.
  • 29' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 29' Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 27' Hand ball by Sheyi Ojo (Fulham).
  • 27' Attempt blocked. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 24' Tayo Edun (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 24' Foul by Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers).
  • 24' Offside, Fulham. Tayo Edun tries a through ball, but Neeskens Kebano is caught offside.
  • 23' Marcelo Djalo (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 23' Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).
  • 21' Neeskens Kebano (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 21' Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).
  • 21' Foul by Michael Madl (Fulham).
  • 21' Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).
  • 17' Foul by Oliver Norwood (Fulham).
  • 17' Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 15' Attempt missed. Sheyi Ojo (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Matt O'Riley.
  • 13' Goal! Fulham 0, Bristol Rovers 1. Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Sercombe with a through ball following a fast break.
  • 8' Attempt missed. Aboubakar Kamara (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Neeskens Kebano.
  • 6' Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Brown.
  • 5' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Marc Bola.
  • 2' Foul by Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).
  • 2' Michael Madl (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.