Rampant Fulham thrash Millwall to earn third straight win

Fulham 4 Millwall 0

Ivan Cavaleiro’s scintillating performance helped Fulham thrash London rivals Millwall and earn a third consecutive Championship win.

The promotion favourites took the lead 15 minutes in when the Wolves loanee cut inside from the wing and hit an unstoppable strike.

He then teed up the second after another free-flowing move, whipping in a cross for Anthony Knockaert to nod home on 32 minutes.

The home side were totally dominant, ending the match with 85% possession, and extended their lead in the second half when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored from the penalty after he was clipped in the box by goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski.

But Mitrovic’s third goal in three games was not the end of the scoring, with Tom Cairney’s immaculate pass releasing Cavaleiro for the fourth.

Millwall’s chances were limited, with one falling to former Fulham striker Matt Smith whose tame shot at goal was easily held by goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.

The Lions also thought they had grabbed a consolation goal when Tom Bradshaw nodded home from a cross, only for it to be ruled offside.

Fulham, who move up to third in the table, host Nottingham Forest at the weekend.

Fulham: Bettinelli, Sessegnon, Mawson, Ream, Bryan, Cairney [De Cordova-Reid 76], Arter [McDonald 75], Johansen, Knockaert, Cavaleiro [Kamara 79], Mitrovic.
Subs not used: Rodak, Christie, Le Marchand, Reed.