Fulham 1-0 Rotherham United: Decordova-Reid hits from range to see off Championship strugglers

Seeking to avoid an 18th consecutive away defeat in the FA Cup, Rotherham United ventured to Fulham’s Craven Cottage on Thursday to dispute a 2023/24 Third Round tie.

FUL: Rodak; Tete, Diop, Adarabioyo, Castagne; Reed, Lukic; Wilson, Pereira, Decordova-Reid; Muniz

ROT: Johansson; Bramall, Odoffin, Morrison, Revan, Lembikisa; Cafu, Clucas, Lindsay; Eaves, Hugill

The only goal of the game was scored by Jamaican international Bobby Decordova-Reid in the 24th minute.

He pounced onto a poor pass out of defence from Rotherham defender Seb Revan, before firing an unstoppable drive into the top left corner from outside the box.

Bobby Decordova-Reid drew level with Raúl Jiménez as the Cottagers top scorer this season with his 5th goal in all competitions.

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Fulham could have made it two when Andreas Pereira hit the left hand post of Viktor Johansson’s goal in the 42nd minute.

Rotherham manager Leam Richardson predicted this fixture would be a ‘healthy challenge’ for his side. They did well to limit their Premier League opponents to one goal.

They did hit the back of the net once during the match however, Jordan Hugill’s goal was disallowed for an offside call.

Millers left back Cohen Bramall was taken off due to injury. He scored the winning goal in what remains Richardson’s only win in charge of the club.

Fulham travel to Anfield on Wednesday in their next match for the first leg of their EFL Cup semi final against Liverpool. Rotherham face Stoke City at home next Saturday.