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Craven Cottage, England

Referee: A Hall | Attendance: 6620

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  • Heidar Helguson 47'

1 - 2


Wycombe Wanderers

  • Jermaine Easter 8'
  • Tommy Mooney 41' PEN

Fulham 1-2 Wycombe

Wycombe produced a major upset to send Fulham tumbling out of the Carling Cup with a famous 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage.

Jermaine Easter and Tommy Mooney were on target in the first half as the League Two leaders slipped into the third round at the expense of their Barclays Premiership opponents.

Mooney rifled home from the spot after Carlos Bocanegra had brought down Easter and it was the lively Wanderers striker who stole the show with a dynamic display.

Fulham created enough chances to win an entertaining tie several times over but Heidar Helguson, Tomasz Radzinski and Bjorn Runstrom missed several chances.

Helguson found the back of the net a minute after the interval and although the Cottagers dominated the second half, Wycombe held on to humble the Premiership big-guns.

The team fielded by Chris Coleman will bear little resemblance to the one named for Chelsea on Saturday but the Fulham boss insisted it would be strong enough to progress in the competition.

Four new summer signings were paraded, with Gabriel Zakuani, Jan Lastuvka, Runstrom and Wayne Routledge making their first appearances at Craven Cottage.

Full debutant Zakuani was involved early on when he met Claus Jensen's free-kick only to glance the ball over the crossbar as Fulham showed some neat early touches.

But the home fans were stunned into silence in the eighth minute when Wycombe crept ahead through Easter.

Michael Timlin gave away possession in midfield and Wanderers reacted with purpose, feeding Matt Bloomfield whose shot was saved by Lastuvka.

But the ball rebounded to Easter who buried the chance from 10 yards with Czech Republic Under-21 keeper Lastuvka stranded.

Helguson - who had been handed the captain's armband - then headed a glorious Routledge cross over the crossbar.

Jet-heeled striker Easter consistently made inroads down the right with Kevin Betsy smashing one fine cross high into the stands.

But Wycombe had a narrow escape in the 35th minute when Vincent Fernandez cleared Helguson's shot off the line.

Keeper Jamie Young then kept out a promising Radzinski effort as Fulham stepped up the pace - but once again just as they looked in control, Wanderers pounced.

Bocanegra brought down Easter in the 40th minute for a clear penalty and Mooney lashed home the spot kick.

Fulham reduced the deficit just a minute after the interval with Routledge - who was superb throughout - surging through midfield and picking out Runstrom.

The Sweden Under-21 striker tried to chip Young from an acute angle and appeared to have succeeded but Helguson headed in at the far post to make sure.

Radzinski brushed the upright with one rocket and Runstrom then missed an open goal as Fulham started finding space.

Former Cottagers midfielder Betsy fired a simple chance wide as Wycombe, whose inferior fitness was beginning to tell, enjoyed a rare attack.

The Wanderers scarcely threatened Fulham's goal again but with the home side losing their composure and giving the ball away too easily, the tie was already theirs.

Scoring Summary

  • Fulham
  • Wycombe Wanderers
(8') Jermaine Easter
(pen 41') Tommy Mooney

Match Stats

  • Fulham
  • Wycombe Wanderers
8(3) Shots (on goal) 5(3)
14 Fouls 9
10 Corner kicks 5
1 Offsides 6
68% Time of Possession 32%
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 4


  • Fulham
  • Wycombe Wanderers
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