Sunday 10 November 2019, 12:00pm at Motspur Park, Surrey
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Carvalho 26'; Harris 48'; Edun 60'
Watford
4
Hungbo 35', 72'; Hines 50'; Blu Lo-Everton 69'

26' Goal

Fabio Carvalho

48' Goal

Jayden Harris
Assist by Luca De La Torre

60' Goal

Tayo Edun
Assist by Luca De La Torre

57' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Martell Taylor-Crossdale
Off:Timmy Abraham

58' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ben Davis
Off:Nicolas Santos-Clase

35' Goal

Joseph Hungbo
Assist by Callum Whelan

50' Goal

Kaylen Hines

69' Goal

Sonny Blu Lo-Everton
Assist by Mason Barrett

72' Goal

Joseph Hungbo

52' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Sonny Blu Lo-Everton
Off:Sam Dalby

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Emmanuel Adebiyi
Off:Henry Wise

79' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jamie Reynolds
Off:Jayden Bennetts

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A game full of twists and turns saw the Under-23s concede a lead three times against Watford in our second PL Cup match of the season on Sunday morning.

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A game full of twists and turns saw the Under-23s concede a lead three times against Watford in our second PL Cup match of the season on Sunday morning. 

Watford weren’t going to be an easy task for Fulham as they boasted an impressive record in their Professional Development League - sitting top and it was them who started brightly. The two wingers had freedom down the right which forced Jaydn Mundle-Smith to have his wits about him in the opening exchanges.

A game that lacked any composure sparked into life mid-way through the first half. Fabio Carvalho pinched the ball high and slotted home the opener.

Whilst the Hornets had been threatening, they had little to show for their efforts. That changed when Taye Ashby-Hammond made an excellent reaction stop from a diving header. A few minutes passed and Watford found their leveller. Joseph Hungbo burst through the channel to lift one into the corner.

Jayden Harris almost capitalised on the chunk of additional time as Adam Parkes got down well to hold his instinctive volley.

The second half started at an intense pace as Harris flicked home Luca de la Torre’s cross. A clever corner routine that caught Watford napping. The lead didn’t last long as Kayden Hinds broke the lines to slot home a leveller instantly. Ashby-Hammond then spilt a cross into the path of Hungbo but the stopper atoned for his error superbly by smothering the rebound.

The set-play routines were proving fruitful for the lads as Tayo Edun fired home another from the corner of the box to give the game its fifth goal.

The dogged Watford side kept up their persistence and they were rewarded as substitute Sonny Blu Lo-Everton swept home a first-time finish. Hungbo then drove at the Fulham defence to send an unstoppable drive into the top corner in what proved to be the last goal mouth action of the game.

What That Means:

Watford move top of the group with Everton and Plymouth yet to play in the other game in Matchday 2. That means we move down to second. 

Notable Talking Points:

  • Ben Tricker came into the side to start against his former club.
  • Fabio Carvalho netted his third goal in as many Under-23 level matches.
  • Jayden Harris found the net in consecutive matches following his strike against Wycombe on Tuesday.

Match Information

Competition: Premier League Cup

Date: Sunday 10 November 2019
Kick-off: 12:00pm

Venue: Motspur Park, Surrey

Fulham

Line-up: Ashby-Hammond; Asare, Tricker, Mundle-Smith, Edun; O'Riley; Santos-Clase (Davis 58'), Harris, Carvalho, De La Torre; Abraham (Taylor-Crossdale 57')

Unused substitutes: Chisholm, McAvoy

Watford

Line-up: Parkes; Barrett, Spencer-Adams, Hudson, Gordon; Bennetts (Reynolds 79'), Whelan, Wise (Adebiyi 66'), Hungbo; Hines; Dalby (Blu Lo-Everton 52')

Unused substitutes: White, Balogun

Fulham (4-1-4-1)
  • 1Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 2Zico Asare
  • 5Ben Tricker
  • 6Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 3Tayo Edun
  • 4Matt O'Riley
  • 7Nicolas Santos-Clase
  • 8Jayden Harris
  • 10Fabio Carvalho
  • 11Luca De La Torre
  • 9Timmy Abraham
Substitutes
  • 12Mac Chisholm
  • 14Martell Taylor-Crossdale
  • 15Ben Davis
  • 16Connor McAvoy
Watford (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Adam Parkes
  • 2Mason Barrett
  • 5Bayli Spencer-Adams
  • 6Harry Hudson
  • 3Lewis Gordon
  • 7Jayden Bennetts
  • 4Callum Whelan
  • 8Henry Wise
  • 11Joseph Hungbo
  • 10Kaylen Hines
  • 9Sam Dalby
Substitutes
  • 12Jamie Reynolds
  • 13Harvey White
  • 14Emmanuel Adebiyi
  • 15Sonny Blu Lo-Everton
  • 16Jamal Balogun
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