Millwall put in a spirited second half display but were ultimately undone by the Premiership quality Fulham had at their disposal as they ran out 3-1 winners in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Goals from Joe Bryan, Luca De La Torre and a delicious Cyrus Christie strike sealed the win despite an attempted rally through a Tom Elliot goal to make the score 2-1 for a short time mid-way through the second half.

History was also made in the second half as Fulham introduced 15-year-old Harvey Elliot who became the competition’s youngest player as they eased their way to victory.

Fulham may go in to the draw for the next round but Neil Harris must be happy with his side’s effort in the second half after being second best to a very competent and attacking Fulham outfit.

Harris made eight changes to the side that lost 2-0 at West Brom on the weekend and it offered the fans a welcome distraction from the perils of a relegation scrap.

The opening goal came on seven minutes after some neat passing in the middle of the park before the impressive USA international cut the defence open on the left allowing Bryan to rifle home on the angle.

Fulham dominated the first half but the home side had some joy thanks to Lee Gregory’s industrious display up front which nearly paid off after he outpaced Tim Ream to a long ball before firing tamely at Sergio Rico in the Fulham goal.

Things could have got much worse for Millwall had it not been for Ben Amos who made a string of saves to keep the Lions in the game at the break. A great stop from De La Torre being the pick of the bunch getting down to his left to make the stop before gathering at the Americans feet.

Mahlon Romeo came on at the break and added more energy to the home side but they were once again undone down the left as Floyd Aiyte cut the ball back to find De La Torre who composed himself before slotting home to double the visitors lead.

The goal sparked Millwall in to life and replied via a Tom Elliot strike after a scramble in the box following a corner. The home side grew in to the game but the tie was put to bed in the 67th minute when Cyrus Christie strike a sublime curling effort past a despairing Amos in goal.

The Lions welcome Sheffield United to The Den on Saturday and could be without Jem Karacan who limped off clutching his knee with ten minutes to go.