Fulham see off Hull to reach FA Cup fourth round

Fulhams Layvin Kurzawa celebrates scoring the opening goal with Tom Cairney during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Hull City and Fulham at MKM Stadium on January 7, 2023 in Hull, England.

Goals from Layvin Kurzawa and Dan James helped Fulham progress to the FA Cup fourth round with victory over Hull.

Left-back Kurzawa tapped into an empty net in the 37th minute and James raced clear to add a second into an unguarded goal with the last kick of the game.

Fulham boss Marco Silva made seven changes to his XI and left Aleksandar Mitrovic out of the squad entirely.

The decision proved justified, though, as the Premier League side secured their place in Sunday's draw.

Relive Hull v Fulham and follow all of Saturday's action in the FA Cup third round action

Hull started the match brightly and should have taken the lead in the fourth minute at the MKM Stadium.

Bobby de Cordova-Reid failed to deal with a hopeful punt forward and Harvey Vale was able to sneak in, only to poke the ball wide with just Fulham goalkeeper Marek Rodak to beat.

Lewis Coyle saw his shot turned around the post by Rodak soon after before Fulham slowly began to work their way into the game.

Andreas Pereira went close twice in the space of four minutes, first with an effort from the edge of the box that was tipped over the bar by Hull goalkeeper Matt Ingram and then firing over on the bounce after Tom Cairney's cross from the left had picked out his late run into the area.

The goal arrived two minutes after the latter when Ingram could only push Harry Wilson's curling shot to the corner of the six-yard box, where Kurzawa was arriving to cushion the ball home.

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