Fulham see off Stoke City 3-0 on Saturday at Craven Cottage. Both Fulham and Stoke arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. Fulham were looking to pick up points after winning their previous two games in the competition. The most recent was against the Hull City at home (2-0), the other to Millwall away (2-1). Stoke were coming from consecutive wins against Nottingham Forest and Swansea City. As it stands, Fulham and Stoke currently occupy 1st and 4th spots in the league, with 13 points and 10 points respectively after 5 matches.
It was an impressive opening from Fulham, with an early goal from Harry Wilson in the 5th minute, finishing the first half 1-0.
The Cottagers started the second half with renewed vigour, with Bobby Reid finding the net, at 53 minutes. However they weren’t finished yet and Aleksandar Mitrovic made it 3-0 in the 72nd minute to make it 3-0.
Fulham brought on Ivan Cavaleiro, Harrison Reed and Neeskens Kebano for Bobby Reid, Fabio Carvalho and Harry Wilson. Stoke brought on Sam Surridge, Romaine Sawyers and Alfie Doughty, to replace Steven Fletcher, Sam Clucas and Tommy Smith.
The referee booked Ben Wilmot for Stoke.
Fulham will play away against Blackpool, while Stoke will face Huddersfield Town at home.
|Fulham:||Paulo Gazzaniga, Harry Wilson (Neeskens Kebano, min.87), Aleksandar Mitrovic, Denis Odoi, Fabio Carvalho (Harrison Reed, min.80), Bobby Reid (Ivan Cavaleiro, min.73), Joshua Onomah, Jean Seri, Antonee Robinson, Tim Ream and Tosin Adarabioyo|
|Stoke City:||Josef Bursik, Sam Clucas (Romaine Sawyers, min.68), Steven Fletcher (Sam Surridge, min.59), Leo Ostigard, Josh Tymon, Jacob Brown, Mario Vrancic, Joe Allen, Tommy Smith (Alfie Doughty, min.74), Ben Wilmot and Harry Souttar|
|Goals:||Harry Wilson (1-0, min. 5), Bobby Reid (2-0, min. 53) and Aleksandar Mitrovic (3-0, min. 72)|