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  • Date:27 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:23,222
  • Dempsey (14) Dempsey (47)
    Hangeland (64)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Ivan Klasnic. Johan Elmander shoots direct from the free kick.

93mins

The ball is delivered by Andrew Johnson.

92mins

Ivan Klasnic produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

91mins

Outswinging corner taken by Simon Davies from the right by-line.

90mins

Aaron Hughes challenges Johan Elmander unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick.

90mins

Simon Davies crosses the ball, Shot on goal by Steve Sidwell from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

88mins

The ball is swung over by Matthew Taylor.

87mins

Chung-Yong Lee takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Andrew Johnson.

86mins

Matthew Taylor produces a cross, save by Mark Schwarzer.

84mins

Unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Zat Knight results in a free kick. (Fulham) makes a substitution, with Andrew Johnson coming on for Eidur Gudjohnsen. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

83mins

Ivan Klasnic receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

83mins

Clint Dempsey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

82mins

The ball is swung over by David Wheater, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

81mins

Unfair challenge on Ricardo Gardner by Carlos Salcido results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Bobby Zamora is penalised for a handball. (Fulham) makes a substitution, with Dickson Etuhu coming on for Danny Murphy. Bobby Zamora is shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

77mins

Foul by Ivan Klasnic on Brede Hangeland, free kick awarded. Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.

75mins

Clint Dempsey challenges Johan Elmander unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Matthew Taylor, Header by Gary Cahill from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

73mins

Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, Header by Johan Elmander from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

73mins

Bobby Zamora is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.

72mins

Ricardo Gardner joins the action as a substitute, replacing Fabrice Muamba. Kevin Davies goes off and Ivan Klasnic comes on.

71mins

Inswinging corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee, Headed effort from inside the area by Tamir Cohen misses to the right of the goal.

68mins

Tamir Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes. Moussa Dembele leaves the field to be replaced by Bobby Zamora. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

67mins

David Wheater joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

65mins

Moussa Dembele fouled by Paul Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is delivered by Danny Murphy, Brede Hangeland finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Fulham 3-0 Bolton.Assist on the goal came from Danny Murphy.

63mins

Outswinging corner taken by Simon Davies, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Danny Murphy from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Zat Knight.

60mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Gretar Rafn Steinsson. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

59mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Moussa Dembele.

57mins

Simon Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Zat Knight. Corner from the left by-line taken by Danny Murphy, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance.

56mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance.

55mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Baird, Gretar Rafn Steinsson manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Moussa Dembele crosses the ball.

54mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Chung-Yong Lee.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlos Salcido on Chung-Yong Lee. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

53mins

Handball decision goes against Clint Dempsey. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

51mins

Moussa Dembele produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

51mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gretar Rafn Steinsson on Moussa Dembele. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Sidwell on Gary Cahill. Zat Knight takes the direct free kick.

47mins

The ball is delivered by Simon Davies, Zat Knight makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Simon Davies. Clint Dempsey scores a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 2-0 Bolton.The assist for the goal came from Eidur Gudjohnsen.

47mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot.

47mins

A cross is delivered by Moussa Dembele, clearance by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

46mins

Steve Sidwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Chung-Yong Lee. Free kick taken by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

45mins

The ball is sent over by Simon Davies.

44mins

Tamir Cohen takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

41mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Murphy, Close range header by Aaron Hughes goes over the bar.

39mins

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

38mins

Foul by Brede Hangeland on Kevin Davies, free kick awarded. Matthew Taylor shoots direct from the free kick.

37mins

Chung-Yong Lee takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

35mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Paul Robinson gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Simon Davies from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Brede Hangeland goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

30mins

Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

30mins

The ball is delivered by Paul Robinson, clearance made by Carlos Salcido.

28mins

Inswinging corner taken by Chung-Yong Lee.

27mins

Foul by Clint Dempsey on Gary Cahill, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

26mins

Chris Baird takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

25mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies from the right by-line, Tamir Cohen makes a clearance.

24mins

Effort from inside the penalty area by Eidur Gudjohnsen hits the post.

23mins

Gretar Rafn Steinsson fouled by Clint Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Taylor takes the direct free kick.

23mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

22mins

Matthew Taylor crosses the ball, Chung-Yong Lee has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

20mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Murphy by Matthew Taylor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

19mins

Shot from just outside the box by Carlos Salcido misses to the right of the goal.

18mins

Clint Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

16mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Gretar Rafn Steinsson goes wide left of the goal.

14mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Danny Murphy. Clint Dempsey finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Bolton.

14mins

Chris Baird produces a cross, Gretar Rafn Steinsson manages to make a clearance.

14mins

The ball is swung over by Carlos Salcido, Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.

9mins

Aaron Hughes challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chung-Yong Lee shoots direct from the free kick.

8mins

Gretar Rafn Steinsson produces a cross, clearance by Chris Baird.

6mins

Kevin Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Baird. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Centre by Simon Davies, clearance made by Gretar Rafn Steinsson.

6mins

The ball is swung over by Tamir Cohen, save by Mark Schwarzer.

5mins

Brede Hangeland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Johan Elmander. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Clint Dempsey crosses the ball, Eidur Gudjohnsen produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

4mins

A cross is delivered by Gretar Rafn Steinsson, Chris Baird manages to make a clearance.

3mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Brilliant save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

1mins

Kevin Davies produces a cross, Fabrice Muamba takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

Match Preview

Etuhu looks for six of the best Dickson Etuhu has targeted maximum points from Fulham's next two Barclays Premier League games as they attempt to secure the top-half finish demanded by manager Mark Hughes. The Cottagers host Bolton on Wednesday night before travelling to Sunderland on Saturday ahead of their final three matches of the season. Victory against the Trotters would catapult them from 13th to ninth in the table, while a rare away win at the Stadium of Light would give them every chance of ending a topsy-turvy campaign in the top 10. Six points in the coming days could even see them challenge eighth-placed Bolton, who currently hold a seven-point advantage over the west Londoners. But midfielder Etuhu told his club's official website, www.fulhamfc.com: "We're not thinking about Bolton - we're thinking about us. "Respect to Bolton because they've done really well this season. We played at their place earlier on in the season and we got a draw in what was a tough game. "Their manager, Owen Coyle, has done really well but when they come to our patch, it's not going to be easy for them. "We're playing at home and everyone knows Fulham are a good team at home. "The manager has a way he wants us to play and we're working hard on that - we believe we can win every game. "We go into every game believing that we can win it and that's the case with the games we've got coming up this week. "We're going to go out there and approach the game in the right manner but we believe we've got enough to win these games." Fulham's home record in 2011 has been the key to their resurgence from relegation contenders to top-half hopefuls. They have dropped just two of the last 18 points on offer at Craven Cottage and also won two FA Cup ties there in emphatic fashion. Their only defeat since the turn of the year came against Bolton in the fifth round of the cup two months ago. Captain Danny Murphy and star striker Bobby Zamora are expected to be fit to start on Wednesday. A dead leg forced Murphy off during Saturday's 1-1 draw at Wolves, while Zamora was restricted to a late cameo after tweaking his back and hip in training. It remains to be seen whether winger Damien Duff has recovered sufficiently from his Achilles injury to return after two-and-a-half weeks out. Meanwhile, Bolton boss Coyle has urged on-loan Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge to keep his feet on the ground and finish the season with a bang. Coyle is hoping the forward will have recovered from an ankle knock in time to face Fulham having been forced off late in Sunday`s 2-1 win over Arsenal. The 21-year-old has been a revelation since moving to the Reebok Stadium in January and scored his seventh goal in nine games against the Gunners. Sturridge was a thorn in Arsene Wenger`s side all afternoon and also won a penalty that would have put Bolton two goals ahead had captain Kevin Davies been able to convert it. Sturridge's form has seen him linked with a senior England call-up and Coyle has no doubts he can follow in the footsteps of former Bolton loanee Jack Wilshere, now a key member of the Arsenal and England sides, provided he keeps the right attitude. The Trotters boss said: "How he's developed from being a young boy into a man is testimony to him, and Daniel can do the exact same thing. I've loved working with both of them. "Whatever's going to come will come his way anyway but he has to make sure that he's concentrating on his job and continues his progress because we all know in football that if you don't then the rug gets pulled from under your feet. "I've stressed to Daniel on a daily basis that every time he crosses that white line he has to keep showing people that he's the real deal, which he is. "He's been doing it to this point but we've got five big games between now and the end of the season and I want him to continue that development." Coyle admitted when Sturridge arrived at the club that he was not expecting to be able to make the move permanent and that is a discussion he will leave for the end of the season. He added: "We would love to have Daniel here but for that to come to fruition then a number of things need to happen. Obviously Chelsea would need to give their blessing and Daniel would need to want to come back and play the part that he has to this point. That will be for the summer."

Formation:442Manager: Mark Hughes

Fulham

Formation: 442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Chris Baird
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Carlos Salcido
  • Eidur Gudjohnsen
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Danny Murphy
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Simon Davies
  • Moussa Dembele
  • SUBS
  • David Stockdale
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Gael Kakuta
  • Bobby Zamora

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Match Report

Dynamic Dempsey lights up Cottage Clint Dempsey scored twice in a majestic performance that handed Fulham a 3-0 Barclays Premier League victory against Bolton. The USA international started the ball rolling in the first half with a superb strike, hooking in a half-cleared corner into the top corner. Dempsey then nabbed his second of the evening three minutes after the break to see him become Fulham's top scorer in the Premier League era, his 33rd strike taking him past Steed Malbranque and Brian McBride before Brede Hangeland stooped in to head home the Cottagers' third. The victory extended Fulham's unbeaten run at Craven Cottage to seven matches, during which they have picked up 19 points out of a possible 21. Fulham's last home defeat came at the hands of West Ham on Boxing Day, which left them facing a potential relegation battle. However, Wednesday's victory has pushed Mark Hughes' side to ninth in the table, all-but securing Premier League survival in the process. Heading into the game, skipper Danny Murphy shook off a dead leg to start for the Cottagers who were able to include Philippe Senderos in the squad for the first time since he joined from Arsenal last June. Bolton's Owen Coyle was forced to shuffle his pack after Daniel Sturridge, who scored his seventh goal in nine games in the win over Arsenal, failed to overcome injury. The visitors started the stronger and were unfortunate not to break the deadlock within the opening minute. Kevin Davies' pass from the right found Johan Elmander, whose neat turn and pass was flicked on by Matt Taylor to Fabrice Muamba, who somehow missed from six yards out. The chance seemed to snap the home side into life, with Jussi Jaskelainen forced into a low save from Dempsey's low drive two minutes later. The United States international was also heavily involved in the next action of note, providing a neat pass across the box that Eidur Gudjohnsen somehow managed to scuff over the bar. Dempsey's excellent start continued and he soon broke the deadlock, superbly rifling home a half-cleared corner into the top corner. The 15th-minute volley was almost followed up minutes later by a second, although this time the midfielder could not keep his shot down. Carlos Salcido was the catalyst in the latter move and the Mexican had a chance of his own in the 20th minute, cutting in from the left before unleashing a shot just wide of the top corner. Despite the home side's dominance, Bolton proved dangerous on the counter-attack and Elmander was unfortunate not to connect with a low Chung-yong Lee drive. Fulham returned to the attack undeterred and Moussa Dembele forced Jaaskelainen into a superb sprawling save as the home side moved from defence to attack with ease. Gudjohnsen then almost atoned for earlier fluffing his lines by racing onto Chris Baird's superb long-range pass, but the former Bolton man could only rattle his shot against the post. Bolton right-back Gretar Steinsson saw a fierce drive well held by Mark Schwarzer on the half-hour mark, before Dembele and Hangeland came close for the home side. Fulham's superb first period could have been tempered just before the break when Tamir Cohen found space to rifle a goalbound shot from eight yards, but Schwarzer held the ball to quell the home faithful's fears. Hughes' side started the second period in similarly impressive fashion and almost doubled their advantage through Dembele's 22-yard drive, which was deflected onto the bar and out. The home side did not have to wait long for a second, though, as Dempsey tapped home Gudjohnsen's flick-on in the 48th minute. The Fulham onslaught continued and, after Simon Davies saw a shot well-blocked by Zat Knight, the third came from a set piece. Murphy's pinpoint free-kick was met on the penalty spot by Hangeland, whose header flew into the top right-hand corner with 25 minutes remaining. Bolton came close to grabbing a consolation goal through a Gary Cahill header that flew just wide, before the Londoners thought they had netted a fourth through Bobby Zamora. Davies' whipped-in cross from the right was well controlled by the substitute, allowing the striker to smash the ball into the top right-hand corner. However, referee Anthony Taylor chalked off the goal for handball and handed Zamora a yellow card for his troubles. Bolton continued to attack in the final 10 minutes in search of a goal but were continually thwarted by resolute Fulham defending, with woeful efforts from Steve Sidwell and Elmander the last noteworthy action.

Form Guide

    DWLWLD
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Bolton
  • DWLLWW

Last Meetings

  • Bolton
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 14/08/2010
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 06/02/2010
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 28/11/2009
  • Bolton
  • 1 - 3
  • Fulham
  • 14/03/2009
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Bolton
  • 13/09/2008
  • Bolton
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 29/01/2008

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 9
  • D Duff 4
  • A Johnson 3
  • B Zamora 3
  • B Hangeland 3
  • S Davies 2
  • D Etuhu 2
  • C Baird 2
  • M Dembele 2
  • A Hughes 1
  • Z Gera 1

Bolton

  • J Elmander 10
  • D Sturridge 7
  • KC Davies 3
  • M Petrov 3
  • I Klasnic 3
  • G Cahill 3
  • C Lee 3
  • S Holden 2
  • R Blake 1
  • M Taylor 1
  • Z Knight 1
  • G Steinsson 1
  • T Cohen 1
  • M Davies 1
  • F Muamba 1
  • RM Moreno 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 73
    • Goals per game 37
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Bolton

    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 48
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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