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|Stephen Kelly (Kagisho Dikgacoi, 55)|
|Stefano Chuka Okaka (Erik Nevland, 70)|
|Bobby Zamora (David Elm, 78)|
|Tal Ben Haim|
|Angelos Basinas (Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, 82)|
|Frederic Piquionne (Danny Webber, 62)|
The final whistle goes and Fulham take the points while the misery continues for Pompey.
Three minutes added time to be addd.
O'Hara is still full of running but his cross from the right-hand touchline drifts out for a goal-kick. It's not looking good for Pompey.
Duff has another effort on goal, but doesn't really connect and James smothers the ball.
Tal Ben Haim is booked for a late tackle on Greening.
Angelos Basinas is replaced by debutant Quincy Owusu-Abeyie.
Damien Duff, who has been impressive this half, tries and ambitous low drive from 25 yards which James comfortably holds.
Bobby Zamora comes off for David Elm.
Goal for Fulham! Damien Duff tackles Ben-Haim in the area and fires the ball low across the box which takes a deflection and falls to GREENING who slots home from 12 yards.
Erik Nevland nearly scored with his first touch, his dipping 20-yard volley hitting the side netting.
Stefano Chuka Okaka comes off for Erik Nevland.
Shorey whips in an ecellent cross from the left but Wilson does well to head away.
The Duff-Zamora combination is the action again, this time Zamora's flick header from Duff's cross flashes just wide.
Duff is again in the action down the right, he then lays it off for Baird whose cross is met by Zamora, bu he can't get enough power on the header and James easily saves.
Frederic Piquionne comes off for Danny Webber, who scored his first goal for the club last week.
Damien Duff twists and turns before firing in a shot that deflects wide for a corner.
Stephen Kelly makes way for Kagisho Dikgacoi.
O'Hara's corner is met by Dindane who is unmarked at the far post, but he can only head straight at the 'keeper. Should have done better there.
Greening curls a free kick to the far post where Zamora heads back, but no one is there to finish and Pompey can clear.
We are underway again in the second half.
The referee blows for half-time, here's hoping for a much improved second half.
Great cross from O'Hara form the left is met by Yebda, who seems surprised that the ball reached him and tamely heads straight at Schwarzer.
Zamora is played in down the right and mazes past defenders but he can't get his shot in. It's not quite working for Fulham at the moment
Chance of the game! Zamora crosses to the far post fo Greening who heads back to Stefano Chuka Okaka, who somehow heads wide from thre yards out, shocking miss!
Kevin-Prince Boateng drives into the area evading four Fulham defenders in process, his low shot however is well saved by Schwarzer.
Good save! Damien Duff's corner is met by Aaron Hughes at the far post but his header is well pushed out by David James, Fulham's first chance of the game that.
Fulham have their first decent spell of possession but their final ball is lacking, the move ends with Chris Baird completely over-hitting his cross out for a goal-kick.
Fulham keep giving the ball away, this time Dindane is released down the left and fires a cross into the box, Schwarzer is alret through and claims just ahead of Piquionne.
Porstmouth will be encouraged by the start they have made while Fulham are playing like a team that have lost their last five games - their fans are getting restless.
Chance for Portsmouth! O'Hara plas the bal through to Frederic Piquionne on the left hand side of the area and his shot is forced away by Schwarzer for a corner.
Frederic Piquionne wins a free kick near the left touchline, Jamie O'Hara whips it in but he can't beat the first defender.
Kevin-Prince Boetang is played in down the left but opts to shoot instead of cross and Mark Schwarzer easily saves - think the cross was the better option there.
We are underway at Craven Cottage
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