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04 Oct 2009 16:20:00

Heartache for Cottagers

Junior Stanislas came off the bench to save West Ham's blushes with an equaliser two minutes into injury time in a 2-2 draw against 10-man Fulham. The Hammers had been cruising at the interval after Carlton Cole's header earned them a deserved lead and Fulham had South African midfielder Kagisho Digikao sent off on his full debut after a tussle with Scott Parker. Fulham hit back immediately after the interval with a penalty from Danny Murphy after Diomansy Kamara was hauled down in the box by Matthew Upson, before Zoltan Gera's 57th-minute volley put them ahead. Gera emerged unmarked at the far post to convert Paul Konchesky`s corner with a cool side-footed finish. West Ham had lost all composure and appeared set for their fourth consecutive defeat before Stanislas worked space in the Fulham box and his shot deflected in off Aaron Hughes.


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