Date: 26th August 2015 at 10:56am
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The Cottagers eased into the third round of the Capital One Cup last night with a convincing win over Sheffield United, at Craven Cottage, last night.

The win will go a long way to giving Kit Symons some breathing space after a disappointing start to our Championship campaign whilst also giving Fulham a home tie against the Premier League side Stoke City.

The game was pretty even until the second half but once the hour mark had passed Fulham pressed home their advantage with three goals.

The first of these came in the sixty-second minute when the referee, Dean Whitehouse, awarded Fulham a spot-kick after Ross McCormack was adjudged to have been fouled whilst trying to execute an overhead kick in the area. McCormack stepped up and duly scored.

Having edged ahead, Fulham killed the game off in the seventy-fifth minute when McCormack netted his second of the night, scoring after a fine lay-off from Ben Pringle.

Two goals behind, our visitors somewhat lost their heads going down to nine men with Jose Baxter and Kieran Wallace both receiving straight red-cards. The former was dismissed for a crude late challenge on Tom Cairney and the latter for a foul on Moussa Dembele as he raced clear.

However, an emphatic victory was sealed when Moussa Dembele tapped home a third in the last minute.

A decent display from Fulham although the attendance of 55,927 was hugely disappointing!