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  • Date:20 Apr 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,700
  • Mertesacker (42)
Goal!

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93:49 +3.49

Aaron Ramsey has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

91:57 +1.57

The ball is crossed by Stanislav Manolev, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance. Thomas Vermaelen replaces Santi Cazorla. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz, clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

90:41 +0.41

Bryan Ruiz takes the inswinging corner, Nacho Monreal manages to make a clearance.

89:13

Olivier Giroud concedes a free kick for a foul on Stanislav Manolev. The referee shows Olivier Giroud a red card for serious foul play. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.

88:37

Stanislav Manolev sends in a cross.

87:54

Unfair challenge on Wojciech Szczesny by Dimitar Berbatov results in a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

86:53

Kerim Frei on for Urby Emanuelson.

85:56

Mladen Petric gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Per Mertesacker. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

85:44

Centre by Bryan Ruiz, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

84:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Eyong Enoh on Jack Wilshere. Mladen Petric joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Kacaniklic. Laurent Koscielny takes the free kick.

82:43

The ball is crossed by Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line, save by Mark Schwarzer.

80:50

The ball is swung over by Urby Emanuelson, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

80:14

Dimitar Berbatov is ruled offside. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

77:26

Foul by Per Mertesacker on Bryan Ruiz, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Dimitar Berbatov from the free kick.

77:12

The referee blows for offside. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

75:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz by Aaron Ramsey. Aaron Ramsey receives a yellow card. Kieran Richardson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

74:44

The ball is crossed by Jack Wilshere.

72:05

Stanislav Manolev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere. Nacho Monreal takes the direct free kick.

70:37

Jack Wilshere is brought on as a substitute for Theo Walcott. Lukas Podolski comes on in place of Tomas Rosicky.

69:50

Urby Emanuelson delivers the ball, Wojciech Szczesny makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz, Olivier Giroud makes a clearance.

69:01

Stanislav Manolev produces a cross, save made by Wojciech Szczesny. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Urby Emanuelson, clearance by Nacho Monreal.

67:19

Bacary Sagna crosses the ball, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

65:12

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov on Aaron Ramsey, free kick awarded. Nacho Monreal restarts play with the free kick.

63:52

The ball is delivered by Bacary Sagna, clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

61:44

Stanislav Manolev gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta. Laurent Koscielny restarts play with the free kick.

59:26

A cross is delivered by Tomas Rosicky, clearance by Philippe Senderos.

58:04

The referee blows for offside. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

57:01

Laurent Koscielny handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Bryan Ruiz takes the free kick.

56:04

Tomas Rosicky sends in a cross, clearance by Brede Hangeland. Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line, Urby Emanuelson manages to make a clearance.

55:18

Santi Cazorla takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Stanislav Manolev manages to make a clearance.

55:08

The ball is swung over by Bacary Sagna, Kieran Richardson gets a block in.

53:35

The assistant referee signals for offside against Theo Walcott. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

51:41

Unfair challenge on Urby Emanuelson by Mikel Arteta results in a free kick. Mikel Arteta is cautioned. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Bryan Ruiz.

51:25

Santi Cazorla crosses the ball, Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

49:44

The assistant referee flags for offside against Theo Walcott. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

48:41

Nacho Monreal crosses the ball, clearance made by Stanislav Manolev.

47:49

The referee blows for offside. Nacho Monreal restarts play with the free kick.

46:17

Brede Hangeland challenges Olivier Giroud unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Theo Walcott, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

45:50 +0.50

Theo Walcott delivers the ball.

45:20 +0.20

Santi Cazorla delivers the ball, save by Mark Schwarzer.

41:43

Eyong Enoh concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Ramsey. The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott, Per Mertesacker scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Fulham 0-1 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Laurent Koscielny.

39:31

Urby Emanuelson takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. Inswinging corner taken by Urby Emanuelson, Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

35:32

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov. Bryan Ruiz takes the free kick.

34:06

Effort from the edge of the area by Olivier Giroud hits the post.

33:41

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

33:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Ramsey on Bryan Ruiz. Direct free kick taken by Bryan Ruiz.

32:22

Unfair challenge on Urby Emanuelson by Aaron Ramsey results in a free kick. Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.

31:09

The ball is sent over by Tomas Rosicky.

30:47

The ball is sent over by Bacary Sagna, Kieran Richardson makes a clearance.

30:08

The offside flag is raised against Dimitar Berbatov. Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

28:47

Theo Walcott delivers the ball, save by Mark Schwarzer.

27:39

Centre by Nacho Monreal, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

27:06

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

26:12

Alex Kacaniklic sends in a cross, clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

25:24

Centre by Aaron Ramsey.

23:39

Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.

23:01

Kieran Richardson has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

22:21

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Blocked by Per Mertesacker. Bryan Ruiz takes the inswinging corner, Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.

19:56

Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny. Corner from right by-line crossed in by Bryan Ruiz, save made by Wojciech Szczesny.

19:11

Urby Emanuelson produces a cross, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

18:41

Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.

18:21

The ball is sent over by Bacary Sagna, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.

16:48

Centre by Stanislav Manolev, save by Wojciech Szczesny.

15:38

Stanislav Manolev produces a cross. Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

15:19

Aaron Ramsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Bryan Ruiz. Free kick taken by Bryan Ruiz.

14:28

Unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Urby Emanuelson results in a free kick. Theo Walcott produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Mark Schwarzer makes a comfortable save.

14:12

Aaron Ramsey takes a shot. Blocked by Philippe Senderos.

13:35

Unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Eyong Enoh results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Theo Walcott.

11:34

Foul by Steve Sidwell on Mikel Arteta, free kick awarded. Steve Sidwell is sent off by the referee for serious foul play. Aaron Ramsey takes the direct free kick.

8:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Eyong Enoh. The ball is sent over by Theo Walcott, Close range header by Laurent Koscielny goes over the crossbar.

5:15

Nacho Monreal produces a cross, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

3:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Kieran Richardson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Santi Cazorla, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

1:49

The referee blows for offside against Theo Walcott. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

1:27

Centre by Urby Emanuelson, clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

Match Preview

Jol backs Arsenal to reach top four Fulham manager Martin Jol is confident that Arsene Wenger will again lead Saturday's opponents Arsenal to a top-four finish. The Frenchman has not enjoyed the best of times this season, leading to talk that the Gunners may miss out on a Champions League berth for the first time in his tenure. However, a run of seven wins from their last nine league games has put the north Londoners back in the hunt for a top-four finish ahead of the trip to Craven Cottage. Victory by the Thames would propel them into third and former Spurs boss Jol thinks Arsenal will end the season successfully. "I admire him, he is an unbelievable manager," the Dutchman said of Wenger - a man he has the odd disagreement with in the past. "Of course you have got your problems now and then if you meet each other. "He is emotional, he wants to win but even this season if you look at them they have been under pressure. "Then they had an unbelievable win at Bayern, they came back and other teams like Chelsea, Spurs and Everton are fighting for a top-three, top-four spot. "They are doing it again and I think they will make the top four." Arsenal have won just one of their last four trips to Craven Cottage and Jol sees this game as the ideal opportunity to make amends for Wednesday's 3-0 west London derby defeat at the hands of Chelsea. "I can remember the team struggling here," he said. "But, for example, we have done very well against Chelsea over the last four games and then we lost 3-0. "Arsenal have done ever so well the last couple of months. They are on the top now and they want to play Champions League football. "Hopefully we can get back to winning ways because that is important." Fulham will welcome back influential midfielder Steve Sidwell for the game after a three-match ban, although Sascha Riether is a doubt. Alex Kacaniklic could be involved after being recalled from a loan spell at Burnley, while Damien Duff, Ashkan Dejagah and Mahamadou Diarra are all unavailable through injury. Another unavailable is on-loan Emmanuel Frimpong as he is ineligible to face his parent club. Meanwhile, Wenger is in no doubt that Olivier Giroud brings "another dimension" to his side's attacking options. The Gunners head to Fulham looking to jump back up into third place in the Barclays Premier League, with fellow Champions League contenders Chelsea and Tottenham not in action until Sunday. But for some more clinical finishing from Giroud, Arsenal could have seen off Everton's resolute challenge in what was a bruising goalless encounter at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. Wenger, however, feels the France striker, 26, will only improve as he learns quickly from a first season in the English top flight after a #13million summer move from Montpellier, where his goals had speared them to a first Ligue 1 title. "Giroud gave a lot until now and for his first season he is doing extremely well because he has a fantastic attitude, he is a positive mind," said Wenger, who reluctantly agreed to sell captain Robin van Persie to Manchester United during the summer which severely depleted Arsenal's frontline. "He is a little bit less (like) the strikers we used to have until now, but he gives us another dimension with the physical challenges in the air. "Olivier has good physical potential, has a good basic stamina and he can absorb the games. "He can absorb the body to body (challenges) because he's a strong guy. "He wants to do well, but is not the one who hides afterwards. He stands up for what he has done and I feel he deals quite well with that. "Giroud has scored 17 goals in all competitions, 11 in the championship, for a first season that is quite good. "I think you will see more from him next season, and there is a lot more to come from him." Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski is set for a spell on the sidelines with a cracked rib, so fellow Pole Wojciech Szczesny will get the chance to reclaim the number one jersey again.

Formation:4411Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Stanislav Manolev
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Urby Emanuelson
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Eyong Enoh
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • SUBS
  • Neil Etheridge
  • John Arne Riise
  • Mladen Petric
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Kerim Frei

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DWWLDL
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • LWWWWD

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 3
  • Fulham
  • 10/11/2012
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 02/01/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 26/11/2011
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 22/05/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 04/12/2010
  • Arsenal
  • 4 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 09/05/2010

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • D Berbatov 9
  • M Petric 4
  • D Duff 3
  • S Sidwell 3
  • B Ruiz 3
  • H Rodallega 3
  • C Baird 2
  • G Karagounis 1
  • K Richardson 1
  • S Riether 1

Arsenal

  • SG Cazorla 12
  • T Walcott 11
  • O Giroud 11
  • L Podolski 9
  • YK Gervinho 5
  • T Rosicky 2
  • P Mertesacker 2
  • M Arteta 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • NE Monreal 1
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 95
    • Goals per game 44
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 115
    • Goals per game 64
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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