Ahead of our trip to south east London for a stern test of Fulham’s early season form, we’ve delved into archives to pick out three Fulham wins at the Den for your delectation. We start with a late show inspired by Kit Symons that helped the Whites record a vital early season success on the way to the Second Division title before recalling that brilliant Friday night when Slavisa Jokanovic’s side shrugged off a first half on the back foot to move into the automatic promotion places with some style. The following season’s League Cup success rounds off this feature – and we’d love to hear your memories in the comments.
Millwall 0-1 Fulham (17 October 1998)
Kit Symons ended Millwall’s four match unbeaten run with a last-gasp header that clinched Fulham’s first win at the Den for more than two decades. A fairly uneventful game was enlivened by some spicy challenges, including two from full back Jamie Stewart who was sent off by referee Eddie Wostenholme. Kevin Keegan’s side refused to settle for a point and Fulham sent bodies into the box for a last minute corner which was half cleared. Steve Hayward produced a peach of a cross from the left and Symons soared highest to direct a fine header past Tony Roberts in the Millwall goal. My own delirious celebrations were cut short when I realised I would have to make a lone walk to South Bermondsey station after Fulham’s late, late win.
Millwall 0-3 Fulham (20 April 2018)
This was one of the finest Fulham away displays of recent times. A trip to the New Den, with Millwall unbeaten in seventeen games and on the cusp of the play-off places, represented a serious test of Slavisa Jokanovic’s promotion ambitions. The Whites had to weather a serious spell of early home pressure but turned in a sublime showing after half time. Ryan Sessegnon slotted home the opener just after the interval and Kevin McDonald’s screamer of a second will live long in the memory. Aleksandar Mitrovic sealed a superb victory in stoppage time after an outstanding forward run from Tomas Kalas – firing home his thirteenth goal in as many games. The sing song at London Bridge remains one of my favourite memories of that magnificent season.
Millwall 1-3 Fulham (25 September 2018)
A low-key League Cup tie might seem a strange inclusion for this list but there was plenty to like about the way Jokanovic’s second string dealt with a potential banana skin in south east London. Joe Bryan offered an early glimpse of his finishing ability by with a lovely low finish for the opener and Luca de la Torre capped an excellent display with the second. Cyrus Christie crashed home a sensational third (from thirty yards out with his wrong foot) to snuff out a Millwall fightback following Tom Elliott’s header – and there was a debut from the bench for 15 year-old Harvey Elliott.