Jay Rodriguez’s brace was the catalyst behind a comfortable Burnley win as Fulham was dispatched to this all-premier League FA Cup tie.
The 31-year-old had given his side the lead with a well-worked header just after the half-hour mark and had not found the net since the 1-1 draw at Liverpool on July 11.
Shooting down the middle of the penalty spot in the 71st minute, Rodriguez doubled the visitor advantage
Controlling a loose ball in the Fulham penalty area with his shoulder on Kevin Long’s way, who was able to tap home and secure his side’s place in the next round, Rodriguez turned the provider with just under 10 minutes left on the clock.
The snow had only been cleared from the pitch an hour before Sunday’s kick-off, leaving the surface wet and the grass slow.
Fulham 0 – 3 Burnley
Goals: 0-1 Rodriguez 31, 0-2 Rodriguez 71, 0-3 Long 81
Bookings: Kamara, Mitrovic; Tarkowski, Pieters
Burnley: Peacock-Farrell; Bardsley, Long, Tarkowski (Dunne 86), Pieters (Lowton 86); Gudmundsson, Stephens, Cork, McNeil (Benson 86); Rodriguez (Mumbongo 88), Vydra.
Fulham: Rodak; Hector, Ream, Adarabioyo (Carvalho 82); De Cordova-Reid (Kebano 68), Onomah, Lemina, Anguissa (Loftus-Cheek 68), Bryan; Kamara, Mitrovic.