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  • Date:31 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,700
  • Dempsey (1) Duff (12)
  • Wilbraham (76)
Goal!

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94mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Russell Martin. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

93mins

Kyle Naughton takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Kelly.

92mins

Aaron Wilbraham produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

92mins

Clint Dempsey challenges Ryan Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Russell Martin.

88mins

Dickson Etuhu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wesley Hoolahan. The referee shows Dickson Etuhu a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Andrew Surman, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

87mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman from the left by-line.

87mins

Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.

84mins

Elliott Bennett is brought on as a substitute for David Fox.

83mins

Brede Hangeland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Russell Martin. John Ruddy takes the direct free kick.

82mins

Dickson Etuhu on for Bryan Ruiz. Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, clearance made by Russell Martin.

82mins

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Elliott Ward.

80mins

The ball is crossed by Kyle Naughton, clearance made by John Arne Riise.

77mins

Aaron Wilbraham finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 2-1 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Wesley Hoolahan.

76mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Aaron Wilbraham goes wide of the right-hand upright.

74mins

Alex Kacaniklic delivers the ball, clearance by Kyle Naughton.

74mins

Centre by Kyle Naughton, save by Mark Schwarzer.

73mins

Jonathan Howson delivers the ball, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

72mins

Damien Duff delivers the ball, clearance by Russell Martin.

71mins

Mahamadou Diarra comes on in place of Danny Murphy.

70mins

Corner taken by Danny Murphy, save made by John Ruddy.

69mins

Unfair challenge on Alex Kacaniklic by Jonathan Howson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

68mins

Aaron Wilbraham replaces Steve Morison.

68mins

John Arne Riise takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

66mins

Alex Kacaniklic is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by John Ruddy.

65mins

Shot on goal by Aaron Hughes from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

65mins

Short corner taken by Danny Murphy.

64mins

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

63mins

Kyle Naughton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Murphy.

63mins

Damien Duff takes a short corner.

62mins

Russell Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on John Arne Riise. Direct free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

61mins

Ryan Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.

60mins

David Fox fouled by Bryan Ruiz, the ref awards a free kick. David Fox delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

59mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman, Header from close in by Ryan Bennett misses to the right of the goal.

58mins

Danny Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Wesley Hoolahan. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Andrew Surman.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Ruddy by Bryan Ruiz. Direct free kick taken by John Ruddy.

56mins

Damien Duff takes the inswinging corner, save by John Ruddy.

54mins

David Fox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele. The referee cautions David Fox for unsporting behaviour. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.

54mins

Corner from right by-line taken by David Fox.

53mins

Andrew Surman takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

53mins

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

52mins

Simeon Jackson sends in a cross, clearance made by Danny Murphy.

49mins

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

48mins

Stephen Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Simeon Jackson. Kyle Naughton takes the free kick.

47mins

Alex Kacaniklic sends in a cross, clearance made by Elliott Ward.

47mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Andrew Surman goes wide right of the target.

47mins

The ball is crossed by Bryan Ruiz, clearance by Ryan Bennett.

46mins

Moussa Dembele challenges Kyle Naughton unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Fox crosses the ball in from the free kick, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

46mins

The official flags Moussa Dembele offside. Elliott Ward restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Simeon Jackson is brought on as a substitute for Zak Whitbread.

44mins

Short corner taken by Damien Duff.

44mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Ryan Bennett gets a block in.

44mins

Clint Dempsey produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and hits the post.

42mins

Wesley Hoolahan takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.

41mins

David Fox produces a cross, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

41mins

Corner taken left-footed by Andrew Surman, clearance made by Stephen Kelly.

39mins

Zak Whitbread takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

38mins

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

38mins

Jonathan Howson has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

35mins

Alex Kacaniklic replaces Pavel Pogrebnyak.

35mins

Andrew Surman takes the outswinging corner, Elliott Ward produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

33mins

Header from close range by Clint Dempsey clears the bar.

32mins

Pavel Pogrebnyak challenges Ryan Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Bennett takes the free kick.

31mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Stephen Kelly. John Ruddy restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Bryan Ruiz fouled by David Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Foul by Elliott Ward on Pavel Pogrebnyak, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Damien Duff, Clint Dempsey has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

27mins

John Arne Riise is penalised for a handball. Ryan Bennett takes the free kick.

26mins

Bryan Ruiz fouled by Elliott Ward, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Elliott Ward for unsporting behaviour. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

24mins

Effort from outside the box by Kyle Naughton goes wide right of the target.

19mins

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

19mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Bennett on Pavel Pogrebnyak. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

18mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pavel Pogrebnyak on Elliott Ward. Direct free kick taken by Elliott Ward.

14mins

The ball is crossed by Kyle Naughton, clearance made by John Arne Riise.

13mins

Damien Duff finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 2-0 Norwich.Assist by Clint Dempsey.

13mins

Russell Martin produces a cross, save by Mark Schwarzer.

9mins

Steve Morison sends in a cross.

5mins

Outswinging corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line, Ryan Bennett has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

5mins

Outswinging corner taken by David Fox from the right by-line, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Clint Dempsey scores a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Norwich.Assist by Bryan Ruiz.

2mins

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save made by John Ruddy.

Match Preview

Jol moves on from United controversy Manager Martin Jol has put Fulham's narrow and controversial defeat to Manchester United out of his mind, and has urged his players to do the same ahead of their clash with Norwich. Fulham were beaten 1-0 at Old Trafford on Monday, but could have taken a point had they not have been denied a clear penalty in the closing stages. The fallout from referee Michael Oliver's decision has continued all week but Jol is looking to move on, despite believing his side were robbed of what would have been a credible draw. When asked about the incident, he said: "I've heard about it (wrong decisions) over the last two decades in England so that is a discussion you will get with any situation which is going against your team, and this was the situation for me because it was a clear-cut penalty. "Everybody saw the occasion. I told the referee what I thought about it and expressed my opinion so for us it's probably the most important thing that we give a response [on Saturday], that is the only thing which matters to me. "So for me it's not important what other people say about it. "It's more important that we played that game, we had that situation and I feel that in hindsight we should have ended up with a draw there." Wayne Rooney's first-half goal condemned the Cottagers to their third successive Premier League defeat, which disappointed Jol who believed they had started to put a run together in the preceding games. "We thought we'd turn things around against Swansea but we didn't and we had a difficult game away against Manchester United so after having three wins on the trot, we had three defeats and that's not what you want," he added. "We want to get out of this situation because there were a lot of clubs winning their games last weekend, putting them on 39 or 40 points and that is exactly what we wanted so hopefully we don't have to wait too long to achieve that." Fulham face a stern test from a Norwich team who have surprised everyone with their form this season and currently sit two places above Jol's side in the table. Jol has been impressed by last season's Championship runners-up. "I think Norwich have done more than pretty well, they've been fantastic," he said. Russia international Pavel Pogrebnyak is likely to lead Fulham's forward line against Norwich and Jol is hoping to sign the Stuttgart loanee on a long-term basis in the summer. Paul Lambert maintains there will be no chance of Norwich switching off as they close in on Barclays Premier League survival. The Canaries head to Fulham having chalked up 39 points following last weekend's 2-1 home win over struggling Wolves. A fifth away victory of what has been an impressive return to the top flight would all but cement another campaign among the elite for the Norfolk club. However, until statistics prove otherwise, Lambert will not rest easy, despite his side sitting comfortably in 11th place with eight matches left. "I have said before that mathematically, it is not finished," the Norwich manager told a press conference. "We have given ourselves a good lead, we are playing well. It depends on other results as well. "I know it might be boring nonsense, but that is the way I perceive it. "You just don't know. I have been in football long enough to know that it is the most unpredictable game in sport." Lambert added: "It is the same it has always been - no-one gets carried away or too down when things don't go our way so I certainly don't want to try and change anybody's mood if we can help it." Fulham have lost their last three Premier League games, against Aston Villa, Swansea and Manchester United, a match from which they could well have snatched a point had their late penalty shout been given. The last time Norwich played at Craven Cottage was on the final day of the 2004/2005 season, where victory would have kept Nigel Worthington's men up. However, the Canaries were stuffed 6-0 as they dropped back down to the Championship after just one season. Norwich have some players are out of contract at the end of the season, including midfielder David Fox, centre-halves Zak Whitbread and Elliott Ward as well as long-serving defender Drury. Lambert, though, will delay any talks over possible new deals. He said: "We will wait and see what is happening, the club has to get stronger every year, that is important. "When it is all done and dusted, I will sit down with the lads and tell them what I think and make decisions from there." end

Formation:4231Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 3511Manager: Paul Lambert

Norwich

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Aaron Hughes
  • John Arne Riise
  • Danny Murphy
  • Moussa Dembele
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Damien Duff
  • Pavel Pogrebnyak
  • SUBS
  • David Stockdale
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Mahamadou Diarra
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Kerim Frei
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Marcello Trotta

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Form Guide

    WWWLLL
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Norwich
  • WLLDLW

Last Meetings

  • Norwich
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 31/12/2011
  • Fulham
  • 6 - 0
  • Norwich
  • 15/05/2005
  • Norwich
  • 0 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 04/12/2004

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 12
  • P Pogrebnyak 5
  • A Johnson 3
  • B Ruiz 2
  • D Duff 1
  • S Sidwell 1
  • M Dembele 1
  • CB Orlando Sa 1

Norwich

  • G Holt 10
  • S Morison 8
  • A Pilkington 7
  • W Hoolahan 3
  • A Surman 3
  • R Martin 2
  • S Jackson 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • L Barnett 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 37
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 11 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Norwich

    • Total goals 82
    • Goals per game 41
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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