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  • Date:25 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:08 +1.08

Ayegbeni Yakubu has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

89:30

Steven Pienaar is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

88:21

Clinton Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

87:40

Seamus Coleman goes off and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov comes on.

86:38

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ayegbeni Yakubu. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

85:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka by Damien Duff. Damien Duff booked. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

83:47

Foul by Dickson Etuhu on Seamus Coleman, free kick awarded. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

81:54

Seamus Coleman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Murphy from left channel.

79:02

Carlos Salcido challenges Seamus Coleman unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Carlos Salcido a yellow card. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick. Shot from just outside the area by Ayegbeni Yakubu goes over the bar.

78:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Baird on Steven Pienaar. Leighton Baines takes the direct free kick.

77:36

Clinton Dempsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Neville. Phil Neville restarts play with the free kick.

77:36

Phil Neville fouled by Clinton Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Neville.

76:42

Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Clinton Dempsey.

76:27

Ayegbeni Yakubu takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

75:08

Steven Pienaar gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff. The referee shows Steven Pienaar a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

74:03

Ayegbeni Yakubu produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

72:11

Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the right by-line, clearance by Leighton Baines.

71:46

Leighton Baines gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff. Chris Baird takes the direct free kick.

70:24

Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, clearance by Sylvain Distin.

70:04

Diomansy Kamara replaces Simon Davies.

69:38

Clinton Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

69:04

Effort from inside the area by Simon Davies misses to the left of the target.

68:27

Effort from just outside the box by Mikel Arteta goes over the bar.

66:50

Damien Duff takes the inswinging corner, Aaron Hughes has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

66:50

Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Aaron Hughes goes wide of the left-hand post.

65:51

The official flags Ayegbeni Yakubu offside. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

64:15

Danny Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Mikel Arteta produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

62:44

Leon Osman takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

62:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Davies on Phil Neville. Phil Neville takes the free kick.

61:13

Danny Murphy challenges Steven Pienaar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tim Cahill leaves the field to be replaced by Leon Osman. Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.

60:40

Tim Cahill has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

59:55

Damien Duff produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

59:40

Clinton Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

58:40

Foul by Clinton Dempsey on Tim Cahill, free kick awarded. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.

57:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Damien Duff. Chris Baird takes the direct free kick.

55:42

Carlos Salcido produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

55:08

Foul by Phil Jagielka on Eddie Johnson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

54:05

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Eddie Johnson coming on for Zoltan Gera.

53:56

Effort on goal by Zoltan Gera from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

52:44

Marouane Fellaini gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey. Free kick crossed left-footed by Damien Duff, Sylvain Distin manages to make a clearance.

49:29

Simon Davies decides to take the corner short.

48:18

The offside flag is raised against Clinton Dempsey. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

48:18

The official flags Clinton Dempsey offside. Phil Neville takes the free kick.

48:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoltan Gera by Phil Jagielka. Dickson Etuhu restarts play with the free kick.

45:55 +0.55

The official flags Clinton Dempsey offside. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

45:55 +0.55

The assistant referee flags for offside against Clinton Dempsey. Tim Howard restarts play with the free kick.

45:15 +0.15

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Murphy.

45:13

Unfair challenge on Danny Murphy by Tim Cahill results in a free kick. Chris Baird takes the free kick.

45:13

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy. Chris Baird takes the free kick.

44:58

Corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Clinton Dempsey.

44:38

Mikel Arteta takes a shot. Fantastic save by Mark Schwarzer.

43:06

The offside flag is raised against Ayegbeni Yakubu. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.

42:35

Long distance shot from Clinton Dempsey misses to the left of the net.

42:00

Unfair challenge on Dickson Etuhu by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.

41:33

Dickson Etuhu takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.

39:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Phil Jagielka by Clinton Dempsey. Phil Neville restarts play with the free kick.

38:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Aaron Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.

37:47

Marouane Fellaini fouled by Dickson Etuhu, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Neville.

36:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clinton Dempsey. Phil Jagielka takes the indirect free kick.

34:43

Zoltan Gera has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

32:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Danny Murphy. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brede Hangeland.

32:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Phil Jagielka on Clinton Dempsey. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

31:48

The official flags Ayegbeni Yakubu offside. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

30:59

Shot from just outside the box by Steven Pienaar goes over the bar.

28:35

Corner taken left-footed by Leighton Baines to the near post, clearance made by Danny Murphy.

28:15

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line played to the near post, Dickson Etuhu manages to make a clearance.

27:49

Chris Baird replaces Stephen Kelly.

27:34

Leighton Baines takes a shot. Stephen Kelly gets a block in.

19:45

Seamus Coleman takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Salcido.

19:24

Ayegbeni Yakubu is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

18:21

Seamus Coleman fouled by Simon Davies, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Leighton Baines, clearance made by Zoltan Gera.

17:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Kelly on Steven Pienaar. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mikel Arteta from left wing, Carlos Salcido makes a clearance.

11:55

Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

11:07

Tim Cahill fouled by Damien Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

10:20

Brede Hangeland fouled by Tim Cahill, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.

5:58

Simon Davies produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.

3:40

Foul by Clinton Dempsey on Phil Jagielka, free kick awarded. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.

0:54

Short corner worked by Mikel Arteta.

The referee starts the match.

The referee blows for half time.

The second half kicks off.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Dembele absent for Cottagers Fulham striker Moussa Dembele will miss the Barclays Premier League clash with Everton because of an ankle injury. Dembele is out for two to three weeks and joins fellow striker Bobby Zamora (broken leg) in the treatment room. With Andrew Johnson (knee) and Diomansy Kamara (foot) back in training but unavailable for selection, Eddie Johnson, Clint Dempsey or Zoltan Gera will start up front. Damien Duff (calf) is expected to return after missing the 2-0 Carling Cup defeat by Stoke in midweek. "We are short obviously because we have lost Bobby to a long-term injury as well as Mousa," said manager Mark Hughes. "Available to us are Clint Dempsey, Eddie Johnson and Zoltan Gera, who can play off the front. "We have options, though ideally we'd like our full compliment of strikers to pick from." Everton have doubts over midfielders Tim Cahill and Leon Osman for the trip to London. Cahill is rated 50-50 after two games out with a knee problem while Osman suffered a rib injury in the midweek Carling Cup loss to Brentford. Full-back Tony Hibbert is also unlikely to feature at Craven Cottage due to a groin strain. Forwards Louis Saha (calf) and Victor Anichebe (knee) both remain on the sidelines while Jack Rodwell (ankle) is out long term. Everton manager David Moyes is shocked by his side's poor start to the season but has no doubts about his players' determination to put it right. Everton's misery after collecting just two points from their opening five Barclays Premier League fixtures was compounded as they were dumped out of the Carling Cup by League One Brentford on Tuesday. Their form has undermined pre-season optimism founded in their superb finish to the last campaign and pressure is growing as they travel to Fulham in search of a much-needed win. Moyes said: "We started the season with the belief, coming off two defeats in 24 last year, that we would start the season well. "It didn't happen and that affects your confidence. "It's disappointing because I didn't expect this. We expected to start better after the good run we had last year. "We want to do better and nobody cares more than the players, I can see that by their attitude and the way they are training. "Football pressure is what I do, it is what the players do. It is why we are in the business and we will get on with it."

Formation:4411Manager: Mark Hughes

Fulham

Formation: 4411Manager: David Moyes

Everton

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Carlos Salcido
  • Simon Davies
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Danny Murphy
  • Damien Duff
  • Clinton Dempsey
  • Zoltan Gera
  • SUBS
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Chris Baird
  • Diomansy Kamara
  • Bjorn Helge Riise
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Jonathan Greening
  • Rafik Halliche

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Match Report

Toffees rock bottom despite Fulham point Everton sank to the foot of the Barclays Premier League to complete a miserable week for manager David Moyes. The Toffees were held to a drab 0-0 draw at Fulham and, despite securing a point, they were left propping up the table after West Ham beat Tottenham. Having crashed out of the Carling Cup with a midweek defeat at Brentford, they must now wait at least another week to claim their first Premier League win of the season. Moyes will be the more satisfied manager after Everton controlled long spells of a dire match that did not show any sign of life until the final half hour. Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer made a fine save from Yakubu in the 78th minute and the later stages were lit up by a duel between the rivals that the Australian clearly won. But the afternoon reflected poorly on both teams with each suffering from their lack of firepower having lost key strikers to the treatment room. Everton made the brighter start but it took a well-timed tackle from their defender Phil Jagielka to deny Clint Dempsey a great chance. Carlos Salcido sped into the box and squared to Dempsey, who was about to shoot from the edge of the area only for Jagielka to intervene Tim Cahill, back having missed the last two games with a knee injury, became tangled with Brede Hangeland as Everton threatened and then Pienaar saw an attempt saved by Schwarzer. Seamus Coleman was proving influential for the Toffees down the right side as Fulham continued to find themselves on the back foot. Schwarzer had to react smartly to gather a dangerous cross from Phil Neville with Leighton Baines lurking in the six-yard box. A dynamic run from Baines kept Everton on the front foot and Fulham's problems grew when Stephen Kelly limped off to be replaced by Chris Baird. Zoltan Gera opened up his box of tricks to skip past Baines before producing a tame shot that failed to trouble Howard. Better was to come from Fulham when Simon Davies found Salcido, who expertly teed up Dickson Etuhu only for the Nigerian's header to find the arms of Howard. Mikel Arteta, restored to the Everton line-up after missing his side's Carling Cup exit in midweek, tried his luck from long range but the Spaniard's shot drifted narrowly wide of the right post. The impressive Salcido stopped Cahill in his tracks with a textbook challenge as the second half got off to an attritional start. Gera sent a shot across the face of goal and was then replaced by Eddie Johnson as manager Mark Hughes looked to inject some like into his side. Fulham responded by producing a slick move that saw Dempsey force a desperate save from Howard before Duff's follow up was deflected to safety. Everton should have crept ahead when Coleman showed athleticism to find the near post where Yakubu failed to connect while under pressure from Schwarzer. Dempsey then went close as the match finally began to open up. A brilliant fingertip save of Yakubu's low piledriver showed exactly why manager Mark Hughes battled so hard to prevent Schwarzer from joining Arsenal in the summer. Schwarzer advanced off his line to keep Yakubu at bay once more before Kamara, playing his first game for Fulham since January, saw a weak penalty shout rejected by Howard Webb. Yakubu had two chances to snatch victory but his first effort bobbled agonisingly wide of the right post before he missed a sitter with the last kick of the game.

Form Guide

    DDDWD
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Everton
  • LDLDL

Last Meetings

  • Everton
  • 2 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 25/04/2010
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Everton
  • 13/09/2009
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 2
  • Everton
  • 24/05/2009
  • Everton
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 01/11/2008
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Everton
  • 16/03/2008
  • Everton
  • 3 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 08/12/2007

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • M Dembele 2
  • S Davies 1
  • B Zamora 1
  • D Etuhu 1
  • B Hangeland 1
  • CD Dempsey 1

Everton

  • T Cahill 2
  • M Arteta 1
  • S Pienaar 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 13
    • Goals per game 7
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Everton

    • Total goals 10
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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