Fulham v Peterborough

07 January 2011 02:19
Fulham are hoping striker Moussa Dembele recovers from an ankle injury before naming their side.Andrew Johnson is sidelined after suffering a minor hamstring tear which kept him out of the West Ham match. [LNB]Peterborough will hand a late fitness test to winger George Boyd (ankle) who missed Monday's win over Walsall. [LNB]Kieran Agard could make his debut after joining on loan from Everton, whilst Leeds loanee Adam Clayton has also been given permission to play. [LNB][LNB] BIG-MATCH FACTS The tie in context[LNB]• This is one of four Premier League against League One ties in the third round. [LNB][LNB] [LNB][LNB] • Peterborough are one of 11 League One clubs to have successfully negotiated the first two rounds. [LNB]Gulf in class[LNB]• Fulham are 37 places higher than Posh on the league ladder. [LNB][LNB] Head-to-head • Peterborough have won seven of the 12 competitive meetings with Fulham. [LNB]• The most recent meetings where in 1991/92, the only season these clubs have been in the same division together, when Posh did the double in the old Third Division. [LNB]• The London Road club are looking for a fifth successive win over the Cottagers. [LNB]• Fulham have not beaten the Cambridgeshire club in seven meetings subsequent to a League Cup tie in September 1976. [LNB] FA Cup records and best performances [LNB]• These clubs have only been paired together once before in the competition. [LNB]• Fulham won the third round tie 1-0 after a replay at London Road in January 1959. [LNB]• Peterborough are still to score an FA Cup goal against the Thames-side club. [LNB][LNB] The clubs FULHAM[LNB]Current form[LNB]• Coming off a 3-0 home victory over West Brom on Tuesday. [LNB]• That was their fourth Premier League victory this season and their second maximum in three outings, which followed an eight-match winless sequence. [LNB]FA Cup form[LNB]• Quarter-finalists in each of the last two seasons. [LNB]• Manager Mark Hughes was four times a winner as a player with Manchester United and Chelsea. [LNB]• Last knocked out by lower division opposition in January 2008, when League One Bristol Rovers got the better of them after a penalty shoot-out. [LNB]PETERBOROUGH UNITED[LNB]Current form[LNB]• Won three and drawn two of their last five competitive matches. [LNB]• Southampton were the last club to beat them 4-1 at St Mary's on 20 November. [LNB]• Scored 59 goals in 28 league and cup games this season. [LNB]FA Cup form[LNB]• Won 99 FA Cup matches. [LNB]• Craig Mackail-Smith scored against Stockport and Bury in the first two rounds to take his career tally of FA Cup goals to 12, to making him Peterborough's club record goalscorer in the competition. [LNB]• The 1965 quarter-finalists have only been further than the third round once in the last five seasons (2007/08). [LNB][LNB] Replay date Tuesday, 18 January 2011 (Kick off: 1945 GMT) [LNB][LNB] Match officials Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire) [LNB]Assistant referees: Ceri Richards and David Plowright [LNB]Fourth official: David Phillips

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