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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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93:22 +3.22

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

92:54 +2.54

Kyle Naughton takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Kelly.

91:50 +1.50

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

91:30 +1.30

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

87:58

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.

86:51

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

86:31

Simeon Jackson takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.

83:41

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

82:35

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

81:43

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

81:21

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Elliott Ward.

79:48

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

76:15

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.

75:30

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

73:22

Alex Kacaniklic delivers the ball, clearance by Kyle Naughton.

73:01

Centre by Kyle Naughton, save by Mark Schwarzer.

72:10

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

71:30

Damien Duff delivers the ball, clearance by Russell Martin.

70:04

Mahamadou Diarra comes on in place of Danny Murphy.

69:03

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

68:31

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

67:38

Aaron Wilbraham replaces Steve Morison.

67:05

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

65:08

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

64:37

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

64:12

Short corner taken by Danny Murphy.

63:42

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Blocked by Russell Martin.

62:47

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.

62:11

Damien Duff takes a short corner.

61:28

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

60:36

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

59:54

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.

58:19

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

57:29

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

56:03

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

55:25

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

53:40

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.

53:13

Corner from right by-line taken by David Fox.

52:58

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

52:37

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

51:13

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

48:39

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

47:32

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

46:57

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

46:49 +1.49

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

46:43

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

46:00 +1.00

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.

45:23 +0.23

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

45:01

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

43:49

Short corner taken by Damien Duff.

43:25

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

43:13

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

41:11

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

40:44

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

40:15

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

38:58

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

37:54

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

37:02

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

34:57

Alex Kacaniklic replaces Pavel Pogrebnyak.

34:19

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.

32:09

Header from close range by Clint Dempsey clears the bar.

31:25

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

30:45

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

30:25

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

28:41

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.

26:07

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

25:08

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.

23:40

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

18:45

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by John Ruddy.

18:19

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

17:27

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

13:53

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

12:45

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.

12:11

Russell Martin produces a cross, save by Mark Schwarzer.

8:19

Steve Morison sends in a cross.

4:59

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

4:22

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

1:46

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

1:40

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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