Silva’s men prevail in all-Premier League FA Cup clash at Craven Cottage

Fulham are through to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup after a 2-0 victory against Premier League rivals Leeds United.

Marco Silva made seven changes to his starting XI for the FA Cup clash, including a first start since February 11 for Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Harry Wilson and Manor Solomon were given rare starts against Premier League opposition, as the latter continues to work towards being able to play 90 minutes following a lengthy injury lay-off.

There were also full debuts for Cedric Soares and Sasa Lukic.

Leeds made three changes from their 1-0 win against Southampton on Saturday, with Patrick Bamford, Maximilian Wober, and Brenden Aaronson dropped to the bench.

Leeds thought they had taken the lead when Georginio Rutter tapped the ball home after Marek Rodak had palmed a save into the path of the 20-year-old.

However referee Christopher Kavanagh ruled it out straight away for a foul, and VAR did not intervene.

In the 21st minute it was Fulham who took the lead when Joao Palhinha capitalised after intercepting a pass.

The Portugal international drove forward before curling the ball into the top corner from distance.

Just as the visitors had been piling on the pressure trying to level the score, it was Fulham who doubled their lead through the in-form Solomon.

The winger, on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, struck his fourth goal in as many matches with a curled strike from the edge of the box, after a one-two with Aleksandar Mitrovic to create the opening.

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