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  • Date:11 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:24,856
  • Zamora (37)
  • Rochina (31)
Goal!

Live Commentary

100:50 +10.50

The ball is crossed by Stephen Kelly, Bobby Zamora challenges Michel Salgado unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

100:37 +10.37

The ball is swung over by Damien Duff, Martin Olsson manages to make a clearance.

100:15 +10.15

The ball is crossed by Moussa Dembele, clearance by Gael Givet.

92:16 +2.16

Mark Schwarzer concedes a free kick for a foul on David Hoilett. Mark Schwarzer is booked. Martin Olsson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

90:25 +0.25

Bobby Zamora decides to take a short corner.

90:13 +0.13

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save made by Paul Robinson.

89:46

Moussa Dembele delivers the ball, clearance made by Gael Givet.

88:14

Michel Salgado crosses the ball.

86:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michel Salgado on Andrew Johnson. Michel Salgado is booked. Danny Murphy delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Gael Givet.

84:49

Bobby Zamora is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

83:57

David Goodwillie has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

83:45

Andrew Johnson produces a cross, clearance by Jason Lowe.

81:28

Corner taken by Danny Murphy from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Brede Hangeland misses to the left of the goal.

81:21

The ball is delivered by Damien Duff, clearance made by Martin Olsson.

78:49

Martin Olsson fouled by Damien Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Johnson replaces John Arne Riise. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

78:34

The ball is sent over by David Hoilett, comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.

78:09

Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, clearance by Steven Nzonzi.

77:50

The ball is sent over by John Arne Riise, Gael Givet makes a clearance.

77:30

The ball is crossed by Damien Duff, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

75:28

Unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Bobby Zamora from the free kick. Bobby Zamora takes a shot.

72:55

Damien Duff sends in a cross, Paul Robinson makes a save.

72:24

The ball is delivered by John Arne Riise, clearance by Scott Dann.

72:04

Danny Murphy takes a shot. Paul Robinson makes a brilliant save.

71:52

Damien Duff fouled by Radosav Petrovic, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

71:04

Damien Duff takes a shot. Blocked by Gael Givet.

70:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell by Mauro Formica. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

69:58

Ruben Rochina leaves the field to be replaced by Jason Lowe.

69:36

The referee cautions Brede Hangeland for unsporting behaviour.

67:37

Foul by Mauro Formica on Moussa Dembele, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy. John Arne Riise takes a shot.

65:17

A cross is delivered by Steve Sidwell, Paul Robinson makes a fantastic save.

65:12

Steve Sidwell sends in a cross, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.

64:03

Outswinging corner taken by John Arne Riise from the left by-line, Steve Sidwell produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

63:11

John Arne Riise takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

63:06

Bobby Zamora sends in a cross, clearance by Scott Dann.

60:06

Corner taken by Danny Murphy, Paul Robinson makes a save.

59:49

The ball is crossed by John Arne Riise, blocked by Michel Salgado.

57:10

Damien Duff takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Radosav Petrovic.

56:40

John Arne Riise crosses the ball, Gael Givet manages to make a clearance.

54:54

David Goodwillie handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.

54:21

The ball is crossed by Steve Sidwell, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

54:09

Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Steve Sidwell gets a block in.

51:34

Radosav Petrovic comes on in place of David Dunn.

50:42

Damien Duff takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, David Goodwillie makes a clearance.

48:58

Steve Sidwell crosses the ball.

47:32

The ball is delivered by Steven Nzonzi, Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

46:38 +1.38

Effort from just outside the area by Clint Dempsey goes over the bar.

46:21

Mauro Formica takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

46:05

Stephen Kelly produces a cross, clearance made by Michel Salgado.

45:13

Damien Duff produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

45:01

Bryan Ruiz goes off and Moussa Dembele comes on. Christopher Samba goes off and Martin Olsson comes on.

44:36

Damien Duff takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, David Goodwillie makes a clearance.

43:46

The ball is delivered by Bobby Zamora.

42:22

Danny Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Ruben Rochina. Free kick crossed right-footed by David Dunn, Mark Schwarzer makes a save. David Hoilett produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

41:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ruben Rochina by Danny Murphy. Danny Murphy booked. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

41:00

John Arne Riise takes a shot.

39:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Michel Salgado. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

38:53

Bryan Ruiz fouled by David Dunn, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

37:03

Bobby Zamora gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 Blackburn.Assist by Danny Murphy.

36:14

David Dunn challenges Bobby Zamora unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

35:18

Corner taken left-footed by Ruben Rochina from the left by-line to the near post, save by Mark Schwarzer.

34:19

Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line played to the near post, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

34:14

Damien Duff crosses the ball, clearance by Scott Dann.

33:46

Ruben Rochina produces a cross, blocked by Philippe Senderos.

31:13

Ruben Rochina finds the back of the net with a fantastic goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Blackburn.The assist for the goal came from David Hoilett.

31:04

The ball is crossed by David Goodwillie.

30:36

The ball is crossed by Bryan Ruiz, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

30:16

Unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Steven Nzonzi results in a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

28:30

Damien Duff delivers the ball, Paul Robinson makes a save.

28:06

Long range shot by Steven Nzonzi goes wide right of the net.

27:25

Centre by Damien Duff, clearance by Steven Nzonzi.

26:51

A cross is delivered by Damien Duff, save by Paul Robinson.

26:18

Ruben Rochina challenges Steve Sidwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

25:21

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ruben Rochina played to the near post, clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

25:16

The ball is delivered by David Dunn, Stephen Kelly makes a clearance.

24:47

The ball is swung over by Mauro Formica, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

23:24

The ball is delivered by Stephen Kelly, Christopher Samba manages to make a clearance.

21:49

Clint Dempsey fouled by Michel Salgado, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

20:57

Handball by Bobby Zamora. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

19:01

Stephen Kelly comes on in place of Aaron Hughes.

17:39

Damien Duff is ruled offside. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

15:30

Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff, clearance by Scott Dann.

15:21

The ball is delivered by Damien Duff, blocked by Scott Dann.

14:03

David Hoilett sends in a cross, clearance made by Philippe Senderos. David Goodwillie produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

13:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Philippe Senderos on David Goodwillie. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

11:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Dunn on Aaron Hughes. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

10:34

Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

10:13

Bobby Zamora delivers the ball, Paul Robinson makes a save.

9:24

Ruben Rochina takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.

7:48

Damien Duff crosses the ball, Shot by Steve Sidwell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

4:09

Philippe Senderos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Goodwillie. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

4:04

Damien Duff sends in a cross, Scott Dann makes a clearance.

2:38

A cross is delivered by Damien Duff, clearance by Christopher Samba.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 451Manager: Steve Kean

Blackburn

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Brede Hangeland
  • John Arne Riise
  • Damien Duff
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Danny Murphy
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Bobby Zamora
  • SUBS
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Marcel Gecov
  • Zdenek Grygera
  • Moussa Dembele

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Match Report

No victor in poor contest Fulham and Blackburn languish in the Barclays Premier League relegation zone after a fighting out a drab 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage. Both sides went into the match on the back of miserable starts to the season and the result did little to lift the spirits of either sets of fans. Fulham edged first-half proceedings but fell behind to a moment of magic from Ruben Rochina, who launched an unstoppable 18-yard drive in the 32nd minute. The home side equalised six minutes later through Bobby Zamora's own inspired moment, although neither managed to find an all-important winner in the second period. New signing Bryan Ruiz was handed his Fulham debut after joining from FC Twente for #10.6million. The visitors, meanwhile, handed a debut to former Birmingham centre-back Scott Dann as Steve Kean plumped for a 4-5-1 formation led by striker David Goodwillie. The match started at quite a tempo although it took eight minutes for either side to eke out an opportunity, with Fulham's Steve Sidwell blazing wide inside the 18-yard box. While the home side were enjoying slightly more of the possession in the opening exchanges, Rovers looked dangerous on the break. Rochina twisted and turned on the edge of the box before forcing Mark Schwarzer to save, before Goodwillie came close with an audacious overhead kick that flew just over the crossbar. The Cottagers saw Aaron Hughes forced off with a knock in the 20th minute and their frustrations increased further moments later when referee Howard Webb waved away claims that Zamora was upended by Michel Salgado in the box. Steven N'Zonzi came close with a 35-yard drive at the other end and Blackburn took the lead with a moment of genius from Rochina in the 32nd minute. The former Barcelona starlet was found by Junior Hoilett on the edge of the box and unleashed an exquisite left-footed drive that went in off the underside of the bar. The home faithful were audibly irked by the goal and Fulham's indifferent performance, but only had to wait six minutes for an equaliser. Much like Rochina's goal, Zamora scored out of the blue after ghosting in from the right flank and placing a shot past Paul Robinson from an awkward angle. Both sides made changes at half-time, with Martin Olsson coming on for Christopher Samba due to a back injury and Mousa Dembele replacing Ruiz after an ineffective debut. Aside from a tame Mauro Formica effort, neither side was able to produce a real opening at the start of the second period. Fulham continued to struggle in their attempts to break down Blackburn's defence-oriented line-up, while the visitors were relying on counter-attacks. Hoilett was a rare shining light on a miserable afternoon in west London and only a last-ditch tackle from Sidwell prevented him from getting away a shot in the 57th minute. The Cottagers had their own chance to score seconds later but heroic defending from Gael Givet prevented Zamora tapping in John Arne Riise's cross. The game descended into a sloppy affair as rain began to hammer down at Craven Cottage, with neither side able to dominate play. Fulham twice came close through Clint Dempsey, who had Robinson and Gael Givet to thank for thwarting the United States international. Blackburn had a chance of their own through lone striker Goodwillie with six minutes remaining, before Dempsey again came close. The match ended in unsavoury fashion after Schwarzer and Hoilett clashed heads in stoppage time, with the latter forced off the field on a stretcher wearing a neck brace.

Form Guide

    DLL
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Blackburn
  • LLL

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 3 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 05/03/2011
  • Blackburn
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 18/09/2010
  • Blackburn
  • 2 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 17/01/2010
  • Fulham
  • 3 - 0
  • Blackburn
  • 25/11/2009
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 2
  • Blackburn
  • 11/03/2009
  • Blackburn
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 20/09/2008

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 1

Blackburn

  • M Pedersen 1
  • M Formica 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 5
    • Goals per game 1
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

Blackburn

    • Total goals 6
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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