Fulham were edged out of the Carabao Cup by Leeds United last night, with the pair playing out a goalless draw in normal time.
With the outcome of the tie coming down to sudden death penalties, Illan Meslier denied Rodrigo Muniz from 12 yards to ensure that the Premier League club would reach round four of the competition.
Muniz, who joined The Cottagers in the summer from Brazilian club Flamengo, scored his first Championship goal at the weekend when he nodded home to halve the deficit as Fulham fell to a 2-1 defeat against Reading.
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The 20-year-old received his first start of the campaign against Leeds yesterday evening, putting in an impressive display in West London.
Proving to be a physical presence, whilst having the attacking intelligence to make runs in behind, it is clear to see that the young forward has a lot of potential.
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Missing a decisive penalty as a young player is always extremely difficult to take, but his team will help pick him up, and he should also take confidence from his overall performance.
Muniz will be hoping to see regular first-team football with The Cottagers, but he might have to bide his time with Aleksandar Mitrovic already firing this year.
Here, we take a look at how some Fulham fans have reacted to Muniz’s performance last night…
Already have Tim. He deserves it after his performances. Obviously a good hard working lad
— Anthony B 🏁 (@Fulhamflutter) September 21, 2021
He’ll come back stronger from this and it’s also up to you guys at Motspur Park to build him back up, too. As ever, we move 👊🏻
— Cam Ramsey (@94CAMRAM) September 21, 2021
He still had a great game adapting to a completely new league, he's super talented and I'm sure he'll come back stronger
— Luca 🇮🇹🇵🇱 (@LucaM_FFC) September 21, 2021
The crowd tonight showed their support for him after he missed. Rodrigo looks an exciting player and great in the air ⚫️⚪️
— Andy (@fyfester85_ffc) September 21, 2021
Thought he was superb tonight. Really impressive performance and excited to see what more he can bring to our club .
— bytheriver⚫️⚪️ (@bytheriver1879) September 21, 2021
He may have just won us the league Tim. Why we'd want extra games, in the Carabao cup of all competitions, is beyond me.
— Kameek 🏴☠️ (@KameekMusic) September 21, 2021
He was unlucky not to score tonight and put a good shift in , still adapting to the English game but myself & most fans around me where I was sitting think we have a player with good potential. The whole team played well shame to go out on pens , onwards to Bristol sat – Coyw
— Gary Millar (@Garymillar19) September 21, 2021
He's got so much potential. Strikers like him are rare to come by. Mitro has missed a few and everyone still loves him. It's a journey!
— Ad (@ABronsSmith) September 21, 2021