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Effort on goal by Zoltan Gera from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
The ball is sent over by Chris Baird, clearance by Vincent Kompany.
David Silva goes off and James Milner comes on. Foul by Clinton Dempsey on Vincent Kompany, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.
The referee blows for offside against David Silva. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Baird.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Vieira on Simon Davies. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.
Nigel De Jong gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Davies. Zoltan Gera produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Andrew Johnson sends in a cross, clearance by Patrick Vieira.
Patrick Vieira joins the action as a substitute, replacing Gareth Barry. Unfair challenge on Carlos Salcido by Gareth Barry results in a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Carlos Salcido delivers the ball, clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Carlos Salcido sends in a cross, clearance made by Kolo Toure.
Booking for Andrew Johnson for unsporting behaviour. Andrew Johnson challenges Vincent Kompany unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.
Carlos Tevez goes off and Adam Johnson comes on. Unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Aaron Hughes results in a free kick. Nigel De Jong restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Simon Davies, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.
Pablo Zabaleta is cautioned. Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Diomansy Kamara. Free kick crossed by Danny Murphy, save made by Joe Hart.
A goal is scored by Zoltan Gera from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-4 Man City.
Simon Davies takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Joao Alves Jo makes a clearance.
Simon Davies takes a shot. Joao Alves Jo gets a block in.
Short corner worked by Diomansy Kamara.
Diomansy Kamara produces a cross, clearance made by Vincent Kompany.
Foul by Aleksandar Kolarov on Zoltan Gera, free kick awarded. Simon Davies takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies from the right by-line to the near post, Gareth Barry manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Carlos Salcido, save by Joe Hart.
Pablo Zabaleta fouled by Clinton Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov, save by Mark Schwarzer.
Joao Alves Jo sends in a cross, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
Diomansy Kamara comes on in place of Dickson Etuhu. Pablo Zabaleta challenges Simon Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Silva played to the near post, save by Mark Schwarzer.
The ball is sent over by Carlos Tevez, clearance by Aaron Hughes.
Shot from just outside the area by Aleksandar Kolarov misses to the left of the target.
Dickson Etuhu concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Tevez. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Aleksandar Kolarov from right by-line, clearance made by Clinton Dempsey.
Carlos Tevez finds the back of the net with a goal from close range high into the middle of the goal. Fulham 0-4 Man City.The assist for the goal came from Pablo Zabaleta.
Pablo Zabaleta takes a shot. Carlos Tevez gets a block in.
Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the right by-line, Dickson Etuhu makes a clearance.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
The ball is delivered by Simon Davies, Joe Hart makes a save.
Handball by Andrew Johnson. Nigel De Jong takes the free kick.
Centre by Carlos Salcido, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov by Zoltan Gera. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Dickson Etuhu receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Dickson Etuhu on Nigel De Jong, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Vincent Kompany.
The ball is sent over by Pablo Zabaleta.
Shot from outside the area by Clinton Dempsey misses to the left of the goal.
Centre by Chris Baird.
Andrew Johnson delivers the ball, save made by Joe Hart.
Nigel De Jong concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoltan Gera. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Simon Davies from the right by-line, clearance by Kolo Toure.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Vincent Kompany on Clinton Dempsey. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Simon Davies from the left by-line, Aaron Hughes produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Foul by Nigel De Jong on Damien Duff, free kick awarded. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.
Pablo Zabaleta crosses the ball, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Zoltan Gera by Gareth Barry. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.
Zoltan Gera on for Damien Duff.
Simon Davies takes a shot. Joe Hart makes a save.
Foul by Vincent Kompany on Andrew Johnson, free kick awarded. Chris Baird takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Aaron Hughes on David Silva, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gnegneri Toure Yaya.
Aleksandar Kolarov delivers the ball.
Dickson Etuhu challenges Gareth Barry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kolo Toure.
Damien Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Barry. Aleksandar Kolarov takes the direct free kick.
David Silva takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Clinton Dempsey makes a clearance.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Vincent Kompany takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.
Aleksandar Kolarov delivers the ball, Chris Baird gets a block in.
Gnegneri Toure Yaya gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 0-3 Man City.Assist on the goal came from Carlos Tevez.
The official flags Carlos Tevez offside. Carlos Salcido takes the direct free kick.
Goal scored by Pablo Zabaleta from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-2 Man City.
Outswinging corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov from the left by-line played to the near post.
Aleksandar Kolarov sends in a cross, clearance by Simon Davies.
Damien Duff gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aleksandar Kolarov. Direct free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Carlos Tevez concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Salcido. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the box by David Silva goes wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken by Aleksandar Kolarov played to the near post, Simon Davies makes a clearance.
Nigel De Jong has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Corner taken left-footed by David Silva from the right by-line, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
Aleksandar Kolarov takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Vincent Kompany challenges Clinton Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Damien Duff. Direct free kick taken by Damien Duff.
Gareth Barry is penalised for a handball. Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Simon Davies, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Johnson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Joe Hart.
Danny Murphy challenges Nigel De Jong unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nigel De Jong takes the direct free kick.
Clinton Dempsey produces a right-footed shot from a long way out which goes wide right of the goal.
Danny Murphy sends in a cross, Vincent Kompany makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Aaron Hughes, Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.
Brede Hangeland concedes a free kick for a foul on Gnegneri Toure Yaya. Gnegneri Toure Yaya restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Aaron Hughes goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gareth Barry on Danny Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Goal scored by Carlos Tevez from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Man City.Gareth Barry provided the assist for the goal.
Aleksandar Kolarov crosses the ball, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.
Danny Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Nigel De Jong. Kolo Toure restarts play with the free kick.
Simon Davies sends in a cross, clearance by Pablo Zabaleta.
Damien Duff produces a cross, clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.
Chris Baird delivers the ball.
Carlos Tevez is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
Unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Nigel De Jong results in a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
The match begins.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The referee signals the end of the game.
Hughes ready for City reunion
Mark Hughes admits he is relishing the prospect of making life difficult for his old club Manchester City this weekend.
It is 11 months since Fulham boss Hughes was sacked as manager of City when he did not deliver the points quota demanded by the current owners.
City were in sixth place in the Premier League then. Now, under Roberto Mancini, they are fourth but still struggling to make a consistent impact.
And while Hughes insists he has moved on since leaving Eastlands, he said: "Whenever a player goes up against a team he was employed by, or a manager in my circumstances, there is always an extra incentive to try to win the game. I'm no different from any individual in similar circumstances.
"My aim first and foremost is to win for Fulham. It is always nice to go up against former clubs and show that there is life after you have left them."
Striker Moussa Dembele will be out of action for three weeks after aggravating an ankle injury in training.
Mexican defender Carlos Salcido returns ahead of schedule after recovering from ankle ligament damage.
Defender Chris Baird is back in contention after missing two weeks with a thigh tear.
England duo Joleon Lescott and Micah Richards are Mancini's main doubts.
Lescott is struggling with a foot injury, while Richards has a rib problem following the midweek encounter with France. Mario Balotelli is still suspended.
Mancini is convinced he will have a Champions League place and a trophy at the end of the season to prove he has changed City's fortunes for the better.
"We are in fourth position, three points behind United but we must check at the end of the season," said Mancini.
"At the end of the season I think we will get into the Champions League and probably we will win something. This is my opinion because I believe we have improved a lot."
Tevez inspires City romp
Carlos Tevez showed old boss Mark Hughes no mercy at Craven Cottage as Manchester City romped to a 4-1 victory that saw them close to within three points of the Premier League summit.
Twelve months ago Hughes was the man profiting from the South American's prowess in front of goal.
Now it is Roberto Mancini hailing two goals and a man-of-the-match display from the inspirational South American.
Indeed, as Mancini reflects on a table that shows his side to be bang in the title hunt - as well as more money to strengthen in January than any of their rivals - and four more goals on the road to answer the critics who have panned him for being too negative, the Italian could be forgiven for having a large chuckle to himself.
Pablo Zabaleta and Yaya Toure struck within a three-minute period at the end of the first half after Tevez had given City a flying start.
And although Zoltan Gera netted a consolation for the visitors, Tevez had already grabbed a fourth for the Blues, who would have to be rated as strong championship challengers in this crazy season, if only they can start playing at home as they do away.
For a side said to be lacking in team spirit and certainly lacking a few goals after successive goalless draws, this was precisely the kind of banana skin they needed to avoid.
Hughes said all the right things in the build-up to his first encounter with City since he was controversially dumped in favour of Mancini last December but his desperation to win must have been huge. After all, five of the City team were his signings, compared to just one in his own.
This did not include Jo, who arrived at Eastlands a couple of weeks before the Welshman and was sent packing at the earliest opportunity.
In a sense, Jo represents the profligacy of Sheikh Mansour's tenure. Bought for #18million without any real role and sent away just as quickly.
It is Tevez though who remains City's stellar buy of the Abu Dhabi era. And it took the South American just five minutes to show why.
On the shoulder of Carlos Salcido, Tevez collected Gareth Barry's pass perfectly, allowing him to roll the defender, expertly using his body weight, and then drill a low shot beyond Mark Schwarzer.
Such is the success City tend to enjoy when Tevez score, Hughes must have feared the worst. Had Aleksandar Kolarov showed a similarly clinical instinct when he nipped past Damien Duff after David Silva had found him with a delicate chipped pass on a lightning break forward, the contest would have been over before it eventually was.
The wait was only a couple of minutes though. The culprit Duff, whose scuffed clearance to a low Silva cross rolled perfectly for Zabaleta.
In front of watching Argentina legend Diego Maradona, Zabaleta must have impressed his fellow countryman with the ferocity of his strike, which flew into the corner.
If Tevez was the stand-out signing of Hughes' time in charge, Toure is Mancini's signature transfer.
The wages, estimated at #220,000, are still so colossal they can scarcely be believed. The figure trotted out with every ineffective display.
Yet Toure goes about his work in an understated way.
The Ivorian did not really dominate proceedings here but overlapping to Tevez's right to collect a pass that continued a move Jo and Silva had started, he finished in fine style, more or less in exactly the same spot as the first City goal ended up in.
A brief flurry which coincided with Zoltan Gera's half-time introduction raised hopes of a Fulham face-saving mission.
Sadly for Hughes and his players it turned out to be an illusion.
Tevez really should have squared to provide an unmarked Jo with a tap-in after he had burst clear of the home defence.
Instead he allowed Schwarzer to make the save, conceding the corner from which he was to profit as, with his back to goal, he stuck out a foot to send Zabaleta's 20-yard drive looping into the Fulham net for his 10th goal of the season.
There was no way back for the hosts, who did gain some consolation thanks to Gera.
But Hughes and his team are now in a relegation scrap and he can only watch as City challenge for the major honours.
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