Match Report: Fulham 1 Millwall 0

Oliver Norwood’s penalty was enough for Fulham to defeat London rivals Millwall in a closely-fought Championship clash.

The Craven Cottage side claimed only their second home win of the season and their first since September.

Millwall have now gone six games without a win and sit in 19th, while the Lilywhites move up to 12th having taken seven points from their last three games.

Despite scoring five in the 5-4 defeat of Sheffield United in midweek, Fulham found it tough to break their rivals down in the early stages of the game.

Tom Elliott came close with a header that bounced off the woodwork inside the first ten minutes, and shortly after nodded another chance wide.

Jordan Archer had to be alert to paw Sheyi Ojo’s chip over the bar as Fulham fashioned their own openings.

With just seconds of the first half left, Rui Fonte was fouled in the area by Conor McLaughlin.

Norwood was on hand to fire the penalty low into the corner of Archer’s net and give his side the breakthrough.

Millwall pushed for an equaliser in the second half, and David Button was forced into action to deny Elliott, before Steve Morrison missed a gilt-edged chance.

George Saville could have snatched a point but his shot cannon back off the post in a congested penalty box.

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