Fulham knock Wednesday out of cup
Sheffield Wednesday’s unbeaten start to the 2020-21 season was ended in their 5th game of the campaign on Wednesday evening when they were defeated in the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup at Craven Cottage.
Garry Monk once again chose to make use of his squad, giving young players and fringe members of the team the opportunity to impress, including a debut for Liam Waldock. Fulham meanwhile fielded a strong line up that included former Owls loan players, Josh Onomah and Michael Hector.
Wednesday started well with young Brennan going close with a header but the visitors were opened up on 9 minutes when Knockaert raced through the middle, latching onto a header through from Hector before squaring for Kamara to tap into the goal from close range.
The Owls responded well with Reach rasping the palms of Rodak, who was also equal to a shot from Dele Bashiru following good work by Odubajo.
Despite playing well Wednesday were vulnerable to the attacking threat of the home side. Robinson tested Wildsmith on the half hour mark and moments later the lead was doubled when Onomah crossed low for Decordova-Reid to score from close range.
The second half was largely one-way traffic but Fulham were unable to turn their domination into goals as Knockaert fired a strike wide and also hit the bar from the edge of the area.
It turned out to be a difficult night for Monks men but some of the youngsters have gained some valuable experience and acquitted themselves well, especially in the first half. Next up for Wednesday is a Championship fixture away to Bristol City on Sunday.