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  • Date:24 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,622
  • Bent (76)
  • Giroud (13) Podolski (67)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:59 +3.59

Clearance by Aaron Hughes.

93:24 +3.24

Dimitar Berbatov has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.

92:22 +2.22

Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

91:19 +1.19

The ball is sent over by Sascha Riether.

90:51 +0.51

Theo Walcott takes the chance to get an effort at goal. A parry by David Stockdale prevents the goal.

90:15 +0.15

Clearance made by John Arne Riise.

87:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Pajtim Kasami.

87:41

Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

87:09

The referee blows for offside.

87:06

Nacho Monreal manages to make a clearance.

87:01

Giorgos Karagounis crosses the ball in from the free kick.

86:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nacho Monreal on Giorgos Karagounis.

86:11

Giorgos Karagounis sends in a cross.

85:18

Scott Parker makes a clearance.

84:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Theo Walcott.

83:51

Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

83:18

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Kacaniklic.

82:44

Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

82:07

Pajtim Kasami delivers the ball.

81:54

Clearance by Aaron Hughes.

81:25

Clearance made by Brede Hangeland.

80:51

Yaya Sanogo on for Lukas Podolski.

80:11

Clearance made by Kieran Gibbs.

79:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis by Jack Wilshere.

79:02

Jack Wilshere takes a shot. Per Mertesacker has an effort at goal. Blocked by Aaron Hughes.

78:57

Free kick crossed by Theo Walcott.

78:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sascha Riether on Nacho Monreal.

77:33

Booking for Pajtim Kasami for unsporting behaviour.

76:28

Darren Bent grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Fulham 1-3 Arsenal.

76:26

Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Wojciech Szczesny parries the ball but the danger is not over.

76:16

Giorgos Karagounis takes a shot. Per Mertesacker gets a block in.

75:12

Giorgos Karagounis has an effort at goal. Blocked by Santi Cazorla.

74:51

Clearance by Santi Cazorla.

73:18

Sascha Riether manages to make a clearance.

73:02

Clearance by John Arne Riise.

72:14

Booking for Scott Parker for unsporting behaviour.

72:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Scott Parker.

71:10

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Nacho Monreal coming on for Olivier Giroud.

69:26

A cross is delivered by Alex Kacaniklic.

67:06

Lukas Podolski scores a left footed goal. Fulham 0-3 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Santi Cazorla.

66:36

Lukas Podolski makes a clearance.

66:35

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

66:19

Santi Cazorla manages to make a clearance.

65:05

Pajtim Kasami takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

64:32

Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

63:38

Aaron Ramsey restarts play with the free kick.

63:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Ramsey by Pajtim Kasami.

61:42

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

61:22

Alex Kacaniklic joins the action as a substitute, replacing Adel Taarabt.

61:02

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

58:28

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Darren Bent coming on for Damien Duff.

57:58

Damien Duff challenges Kieran Gibbs unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57:11

The ball is swung over by Carl Jenkinson.

56:35

Corner taken by Theo Walcott from the right by-line.

56:07

Aaron Ramsey has an effort at goal. Blocked by John Arne Riise.

55:09

Clearance by Carl Jenkinson.

53:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Theo Walcott.

52:06

Shot by Theo Walcott missed to the left of the target.

50:17

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

48:45

Free kick crossed by Adel Taarabt.

48:00

Foul by Carl Jenkinson on Pajtim Kasami, free kick awarded.

47:45

Clearance by Aaron Hughes.

46:52

A cross is delivered by Adel Taarabt.

46:12

Adel Taarabt has an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny parries the effort to safety.

45:38

Clearance made by Aaron Hughes.

40:30

Lukas Podolski grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Fulham 0-2 Arsenal.

40:28

A cross is delivered by Theo Walcott.

38:51

Clearance made by Lukas Podolski.

37:59

Kieran Gibbs takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

37:37

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

36:02

John Arne Riise makes a clearance.

35:57

Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

35:12

Unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by Dimitar Berbatov results in a free kick.

34:30

Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.

34:15

Aaron Ramsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pajtim Kasami.

33:27

Sascha Riether restarts play with the free kick.

33:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Santi Cazorla on Damien Duff.

30:51

Lukas Podolski makes a clearance.

30:50

Clearance by Sascha Riether.

30:50

Sascha Riether makes a clearance.

29:36

Scott Parker takes a shot and goes over the bar.

28:26

Adel Taarabt takes a shot and went wide of the right hand upright.

26:41

Clearance made by Aaron Hughes.

26:18

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Pajtim Kasami. Wojciech Szczesny safely holds on.

25:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Santi Cazorla on Adel Taarabt.

25:03

Kieran Gibbs makes a clearance.

21:16

Theo Walcott takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Arne Riise gets a block in.

20:11

Aaron Ramsey goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

19:26

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. A parry by David Stockdale prevents the goal.

18:57

Clearance by Steve Sidwell.

18:45

Clearance by Brede Hangeland.

18:40

The ball is delivered by Carl Jenkinson.

17:54

Lukas Podolski makes a clearance.

17:20

Kieran Gibbs manages to make a clearance.

15:57

Steve Sidwell has an effort at goal. Blocked by Bacary Sagna.

15:52

Damien Duff takes a shot. Adel Taarabt takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny parries the ball away. Wojciech Szczesny parries the effort to safety.

15:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Kieran Gibbs.

14:40

Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.

14:39

Centre by Sascha Riether.

13:31

Aaron Ramsey takes a brilliant shot. Olivier Giroud scores with their left foot. Fulham 0-1 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Aaron Ramsey.

13:10

Clearance made by John Arne Riise.

13:08

Kieran Gibbs delivers the ball.

12:22

Lukas Podolski manages to make a clearance.

11:44

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

11:11

Header at goal by Bacary Sagna misses to the right.

10:47

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.

10:29

Headed chance falls to Olivier Giroud. Blocked by John Arne Riise.

9:36

Theo Walcott takes a shot. David Stockdale parries the effort to safety.

9:17

Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

8:58

Damien Duff is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

7:56

Lukas Podolski makes a clearance.

6:24

Strike on goal comes in from John Arne Riise from the free kick and goes right of the post.

5:28

Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Carl Jenkinson results in a free kick.

4:09

Aaron Ramsey manages to make a clearance.

3:07

Bacary Sagna takes the free kick.

2:44

Unfair challenge on Carl Jenkinson by Dimitar Berbatov results in a free kick.

Match Preview

Jol sees no Gunners problem Fulham manager Martin Jol was never convinced Arsenal "had a problem" after watching the Gunners silence their critics with an impressive Champions League play-off win at Fenerbahce ahead of Saturday's visit to Craven Cottage. Arsene Wenger's men showed no hangover from their opening Barclays Premier League home defeat by Aston Villa as they ran out 3-0 winners in the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium to all but secure a place in the lucrative group stages of Europe's elite club competition for a 17th consecutive season. Jol admits his squad, which this week was boosted by the signing of England international Scott Parker from Tottenham, must be prepared to tackle a team on top of their game in the televised lunch-time kick-off. "I played in Turkey a couple of times and it is almost impossible to have a win over there and they did, quite convincingly," Jol said at a press conference. "They played with confidence, they were very sound at the back, in midfield they were very creative, they had pace up front and with their chances they could have scored more goals, so I am not sure if they have got a problem. "There is not a fear factor in our team about Arsenal, but of course you know their qualities and you have to respect their qualities and try to play your own style. "If you see Santi Cazorla, he is one of the best players who can play with two feet - he can score with his left and right. (Theo) Walcott with his pace, (Olivier) Giroud is getting better and better, and their midfield - you can't figure out who is the defensive midfielder and who is the offensive midfielder because they rotate all the time." Jol is likely to deploy both Parker and striker Darren Bent, signed on a season-long loan from Aston Villa, against the Gunners. The Fulham boss said: "Darren Bent will give us that stretch that we needed. Bryan Ruiz and Dimitar Berbatov are fantastic players, but we lack a bit of pace up front and hopefully we have sorted that now." Jol welcomed the addition of Parker, who had also been linked with a switch to Sky Bet Championship side QPR. "Scott is the perfect player for most of the managers in the Premier League," the Fulham manager said. "He is English, is a leader, can play on the ball, can play off the ball, and he makes interceptions, so I think it is fantastic to have him on board." Jol hopes he will be able to bring in another couple of faces to bolster the squad ahead of the September 2 transfer deadline. Jack Wilshere has branded Wenger's critics "ridiculous" and warned he would have to reconsider his future at Arsenal if the Frenchman were to leave the club. Wenger has come under fire for the Gunners' inability to make any significant signings after failing with approaches for Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney, Luis Suarez and Luiz Gustavo. The fallout from the 3-1 defeat by Aston Villa last Saturday saw the Arsenal Supporters' Trust declare it would be "inappropriate" for the board to offer him a new contract until the transfer window closes. Wilshere, however, insists that he might be forced to leave the Emirates Stadium were Wenger to depart. "I want to win things with Arsenal and I want to be there in the future, but if the boss leaves then things could change," Wilshere told Zapsportz.com. "Arsenal are always in my heart and by signing a deal for the next five years shows my commitment to them and their commitment to me so at the moment everything is good. "Arsene Wenger has been there for so many years and he's always delivered trophies. "OK we've had a little dip in the last five or six years, but he's a great manager and people who question his ability are ridiculous. "He's qualified for the Champions' League for 16 years so I think he's the right man for the job." Wenger earned some breathing space with Wednesday night's 3-0 victory over Fenerbahce, but eight years have passed since the Gunners last won any silverware and Wilshere's robust defence of his manager continued by revealing he expects to win something soon. "We have lost a few strong, big-name players in recent years and that's hard for any club," the 21-year-old England midfielder said. "First we lost Thierry Henry and then Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Robin Van Persie. "That's hard, especially when Robin went to another team in England, it makes it harder for us to compete. "But now we've got a good crop of young English players coming through and if we stay together and build something then we can win a trophy in the next few years."

Formation:4411Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • David Stockdale
  • Sascha Riether
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Brede Hangeland
  • John Arne Riise
  • Damien Duff
  • Scott Parker
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • SUBS
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • Matthew Briggs
  • Derek Boateng
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Darren Bent

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Match Report

Form Guide

    W
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • L

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 0 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 20/04/2013
  • 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

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • P Kasami 1

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 1
    • Goals per game 1
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 1
    • Goals per game 1
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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