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  • Date:05 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,688
  • Dempsey (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Effort on goal by Andrew Johnson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Philippe Senderos. Marcel Gecov is brought on as a substitute for Danny Murphy. Strike on goal comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick.

89mins

Foul by Sanchez Jose Enrique on Bryan Ruiz, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Charlie Adam has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

85mins

Danny Murphy takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

85mins

Clint Dempsey scores a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Danny Murphy.

84mins

Danny Murphy takes the inswinging corner, save by Jose Reina.

84mins

Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

83mins

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

83mins

Stewart Downing is ruled offside. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

82mins

Brede Hangeland concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.

82mins

Clint Dempsey has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

81mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

80mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot.

79mins

Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing.

78mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.

77mins

Philippe Senderos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Carroll. Andy Carroll goes off and Dirk Kuyt comes on. Stewart Downing replaces Craig Bellamy. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

76mins

Luis Suarez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Andrew Johnson is ruled offside. Jose Reina takes the indirect free kick.

72mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jay Spearing on Moussa Dembele. The referee shows Jay Spearing a red card. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

70mins

Luis Suarez challenges Brede Hangeland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Bobby Zamora. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.

69mins

Dickson Etuhu fouled by Daniel Agger, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

67mins

Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

66mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

66mins

Unfair challenge on Charlie Adam by Bryan Ruiz results in a free kick. Charlie Adam restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

Andy Carroll produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

65mins

Bobby Zamora is caught offside. Jose Reina takes the indirect free kick.

63mins

Effort from inside the area by Craig Bellamy misses to the left of the goal.

63mins

Danny Murphy takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

62mins

Unfair challenge on John Arne Riise by Craig Bellamy results in a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Daniel Agger misses to the left of the goal.

59mins

Philippe Senderos challenges Charlie Adam unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee shows Philippe Senderos a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Craig Bellamy from the free kick, blocked by Stephen Kelly.

59mins

Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Daniel Agger gets a block in.

58mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam from the left by-line, Dickson Etuhu manages to make a clearance.

55mins

Luis Suarez is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.

54mins

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line, save by Mark Schwarzer.

53mins

Martin Skrtel takes a shot. Philippe Senderos gets a block in.

53mins

Short corner taken by Jordan Henderson.

53mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Charlie Adam, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

52mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam played to the near post, clearance made by Stephen Kelly.

51mins

Outswinging corner taken by Charlie Adam from the left by-line.

49mins

Booking for Craig Bellamy for unsporting behaviour.

48mins

The referee shows Clint Dempsey a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

47mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot.

45mins

Luis Suarez fouled by Moussa Dembele, the ref awards a free kick. Moussa Dembele goes into the book. Charlie Adam crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance by Philippe Senderos.

44mins

Bryan Ruiz challenges Daniel Agger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.

43mins

Clint Dempsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Charlie Adam. Charlie Adam crosses the ball in from the free kick.

40mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.

39mins

Clint Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

38mins

Clint Dempsey fouled by Charlie Adam, the ref awards a free kick. Clint Dempsey takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.

33mins

John Arne Riise challenges Glen Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Murphy on Andy Carroll. Jay Spearing takes the direct free kick.

32mins

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Sanchez Jose Enrique gets a block in.

31mins

Effort on goal by Luis Suarez from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

29mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.

28mins

Jordan Henderson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area and strikes the post.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Charlie Adam, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.

26mins

Danny Murphy takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Charlie Adam manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bellamy on Moussa Dembele. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

23mins

Sanchez Jose Enrique concedes a free kick for a foul on Bryan Ruiz. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Murphy, Andy Carroll manages to make a clearance.

19mins

Foul by John Arne Riise on Craig Bellamy, free kick awarded. Charlie Adam delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save by Mark Schwarzer.

19mins

Brede Hangeland concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Carroll. Direct free kick taken by Jay Spearing.

19mins

Shot by Clint Dempsey. Save made by Jose Reina.

17mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.

16mins

Luis Suarez has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

13mins

Charlie Adam takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

11mins

Jay Spearing challenges Bryan Ruiz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

8mins

Andy Carroll takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

7mins

Corner taken by Charlie Adam, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

7mins

Charlie Adam has a volleyed shot. Blocked by Stephen Kelly.

6mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.

Match Preview

Doubts over Duff Damien Duff looks doubtful for Fulham's Barclays Premier League encounter with Liverpool on Monday. The Ireland international was forced off in the first half of the Europa League 1-0 defeat at FC Twente after the recurrence of a calf injury. Mousa Dembele also limped off but could feature at Craven Cottage while Clint Dempsey should return from a thigh complaint. Bryan Ruiz comes back into contention after being cup-tied against former club Twente. Ruiz believes he can help provide the goals Fulham have lacked so far this season. Aside from a 6-0 defeat of QPR, goals have been hard to come by but summer signing Ruiz is confident he can help sway things after a stop-start beginning to life in west London. "I was not frustrated by my start at Fulham but of course I would like it to have been better," he said. "It is a process I have to follow with Fulham in the Premier League and I am feeling very good. I feel strong and hopefully I will get more minutes. I think I can help provide goals. All the players will do our best and do better in the team. "I think we have good quality up front. We have many good players that can score and create chances. We have to improve that because I know we can do much better. Personally, I will try to do my best as I know my team-mates will do too." Lucas Leiva has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury so Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has to find a replacement in central midfield. Captain Steven Gerrard is still sidelined with an ankle infection so summer signing Jordan Henderson and Jay Spearing, who has been a back-up all season, look the most likely contenders. Lucas has been one of the Reds' best players over the last two seasons and in the last fortnight, in particular, the 24-year-old has shown his worth with impressive performances against Chelsea in both the Barclays Premier League and Carling Cup wins and also in the 1-1 draw at home to Manchester City last Sunday. "It is a huge disappointment for everybody but more importantly for Lucas," said Dalglish. "He's had the scan and we will assess it and decide where is the best place he has to go and where he is more comfortable and they'll do what they have to do. "We have a great deal of sympathy for Lucas. He's been playing well for us but it is part and parcel of football I suppose. We're not the only club who has an injury which means we have to fulfil our obligations by using the squad. "He has been playing really well. We are disappointed he has picked up an injury but it is not career-threatening. Lucas is not moping about feeling sorry for himself. We can do that, we can feel sorry for him. But we cannot feel sorry for ourselves and we have plenty of people who can have a go and won't let us down. You saw at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night there were a lot of really good performances. It is at times like this you are tested but we have been happy with the squad and the results we have had reflect that."

Formation:4411Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 442Manager: Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Philippe Senderos
  • John Arne Riise
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Danny Murphy
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Moussa Dembele
  • Bobby Zamora
  • SUBS
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Marcel Gecov
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Kerim Frei
  • Matthew Briggs

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Match Report

Dempsey downs 10-man Liverpool Fulham striker Clint Dempsey struck a late winner as Liverpool's outstanding form on the road ended with a controversial 1-0 defeat at Craven Cottage. Dempsey stabbed home a long-range 85th-minute shot by Danny Murphy that had bounced off the arms of Jose Reina, to secure only Fulham's third Barclays Premier League win of the season. However, a sense of grievance cloaked Liverpool's night after they were denied a strong claim to a penalty and a legitimate goal from Luis Suarez was disallowed for offside, before Jay Spearing was shown a straight red card. Philippe Senderos hacked down Charlie Adam with referee Kevin Friend claiming the tackle was executed just outside the area in what was a desperately tight call. Worse was to come when Suarez produced a brilliant finish after jinking his way clear, only for a flag to be raised even though the Uruguay striker was onside. The final insult was delivered in the 72nd minute when Spearing, making his first Premier League start of the season, was shown a straight red card. Spearing, who had replaced knee-injury victim Lucas Leiva in the starting line-up, caught Mousa Dembele with a sliding challenge, but only after cleanly winning the ball in what was a harsh call. The result denied Liverpool a record-equalling seventh successive away win in all competitions as they endured their first defeat in 12 games. They dominated long spells of the game yet their defence was unpicked with five minutes gone, Bryan Ruiz finding Dembele with a wonderful through-ball. Dembele was through on goal but his first touch was disappointing, giving Reina the time to close down the space. The lively start continued when Suarez picked out Andy Carroll only for the England striker to stab his shot straight at Mark Schwarzer. Schwarzer was then forced to dive to his right to deny Adam following some inventive build-up play from Liverpool. It was then Reina's turn to scramble across goal as Dembele directed a fine effort towards the bottom-left corner, and moments later Dempsey tested the Spaniard. Liverpool were the more incisive side going forward, though they could ill-afford any lapses in concentration with Fulham showing flourishes in attack. Jordan Henderson struck the right post having expertly glided his way into a shooting position and shortly after he combined with Carroll to set up a chance for Suarez that crept wide. On two occasions Dempsey tried his luck from just outside the area, but Reina was alert to one while the second struck the advertising boards. Suarez was hacked down on the edge of the area but Adam's kick was easily dealt with by Senderos. Bellamy brought down Dempsey, resulting in a face-off between the two with Fulham's American forward the aggressor, though Friend booked both players. Jose Enrique fired a dangerous shot that Schwarzer did well to palm clear of danger as Liverpool controlled the early exchanges of the second half. Fulham were lucky to escape a penalty in the 59th minute when Senderos brought down Adam. The initial tackle appeared to have been made just outside the line, but contact continued well inside the area. Friend was well positioned and refused to award a penalty with Bellamy hitting the free-kick into the wall. Carroll, Liverpool's #35million signing from Newcastle, saw a shot head towards the corner flag and was taunted with chants of "what a waste of money". Suarez had his goal disallowed and Liverpool's frustration boiled over in the 72nd minute when Spearing was sent off for his challenge on Dembele. Dembele had the bit between his teeth as Fulham pushed for the winner, going close on two occasions. At the other end substitute Stewart Downing hit the left post as a frantic climax beckoned. The killer blow landed with six minutes of normal time remaining, starting with Murphy pulling the trigger from well outside the area. Reina failed to control the ball and the lurking Dempsey was able to convert from close range.

Form Guide

    LLWLDD
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Liverpool
  • DDWDWD

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 2 - 5
  • Liverpool
  • 09/05/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 26/01/2011
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 11/04/2010
  • Fulham
  • 3 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 31/10/2009
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 1
  • Liverpool
  • 04/04/2009
  • Liverpool
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 22/11/2008

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • A Johnson 3
  • B Zamora 3
  • CD Dempsey 3
  • B Ruiz 1
  • M Dembele 1

Liverpool

  • L Suarez 4
  • A Carroll 2
  • C Bellamy 1
  • S Gerrard 1
  • RR Maxi 1
  • G Johnson 1
  • M Skrtel 1
  • C Adam 1
  • J Henderson 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 31
    • Goals per game 15
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Liverpool

    • Total goals 33
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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