Fulham injury worries, Hugill watches QPR lose, Bees beaten

Alfie Mawson and Stefan Johansen limped off with injuries as Fulham ended their pre-season preparations with a 1-0 defeat against West Ham at Craven Cottage.

The Whites started on the back foot against the Premier League side but almost took the lead through Ivan Cavaleiro, with the fingertips of Lukasz Fabianski superbly denying the Wolves loanee on the quarter-hour mark.

Cavaleiro looked the brightest of the Whites throughout, although moments later Manuel Lanzini controlled a poor Kevin McDonald clearance on the edge of the box and curled in brilliantly off the crossbar.

Shortly after the restart, Mawson pulled up clutching his knee in what appears to be a recurrence of the injury that kept him out for most of last season.

Fulham eventually grew into the game, with substitute Aboubakar Kamara going close twice – first with a curling effort from long range before dragging a shot wide when through on goal.

A fantastic double save from Marcus Bettinelli denied Hammers record signing Sébastien Haller from close range, and Michail Antonio’s drive from the edge of the box was also parried away by his England teammate.

But the Whites’ injury worries doubled as Johansen also hobbled off gingerly towards the end of the match, just a week before their Championship campaign begins at Barnsley next Saturday.

Meanwhile, Jordan Hugill watched from the stands and Jan Mlakar made his debut for QPR, who lost 1-0 at home to Watford.

Striker Mlakar, signed on loan from Brighton, played 70 minutes of the friendly at Loftus Road, where Rangers winger Bright Osayi-Samuel hit the post before Etienne Capoue’s first-half shot was deflected into his own net by Yoann Barbet.

Hugill is set to move to Loftus Road on loan from West Ham.

And Neal Maupay was missing again as Brentford finished their pre-season campaign with a 3-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth.

New signing Pontus Jansson captained the Bees in a back three with fellow newcomer Ethan Pinnock and Julian Jeanvier, while in midfield Christian Norgaard replaced Romaine Sawyers, who  has completed a £3m move to West Brom.

Jordan Ibe opened the scoring from close range in the first half before Dominic Solanke and substitute Sam Surridge added the rest of Bournemouth’s goals with side-footed shots from low crosses.

Substitute Marcus Forss scored a late consolation after Jan Zamburek had an effort saved on the line just after the break.

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Johansen has moved to the Midlands