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  • Date:25 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Gera (9) Dembele (25)
    Zamora (35) Gera (45)
    Zamora (65) Dempsey (69)
Goal!

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90:15 +0.15

Effort from deep inside the area by Stephen Kelly misses to the left of the target.

89:32

Brede Hangeland challenges Marc Richards unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Fraser takes the free kick.

88:33

Centre by John Pantsil, clearance by John McCombe.

87:18

Justin Richards has an effort at goal.

84:50

Justin Richards fouled by Brede Hangeland, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Fraser.

84:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Greening on Abdulai Bell-Baggie. Tommy Fraser takes the free kick.

84:02

Corner from the right by-line taken by Tommy Fraser, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

83:48

Short corner worked by Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

83:35

Robert Taylor produces a cross, David Stockdale makes a save.

82:25

John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Bobby Zamora. Clinton Dempsey shoots direct from the free kick.

81:09

Robert Taylor delivers the ball, Zoltan Gera makes a clearance.

77:53

Zoltan Gera takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

75:44

The ball is crossed by Bobby Zamora, clearance by John McCombe.

75:14

Damien Duff decides to take the corner short.

74:36

Effort from 25 yards by Jonathan Greening. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

74:24

Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff to the near post, clearance made by John McCombe.

74:04

Clinton Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

71:11

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

69:26

Clinton Dempsey finds the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 6-0 Port Vale.The assist for the goal came from Zoltan Gera.

67:19

Clinton Dempsey takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

65:04

John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Clinton Dempsey. Bobby Zamora finds the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 5-0 Port Vale.

64:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Pantsil by Sean Rigg. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick. Sean Rigg goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

63:10

The ball is delivered by Clinton Dempsey, save by Stuart Tomlinson.

62:14

The offside flag is raised against Bobby Zamora. Free kick taken by John McCombe.

61:37

Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff to the near post, Louis Dodds manages to make a clearance.

61:20

Damien Duff takes a shot. Blocked by John McCombe.

60:21

Abdulai Bell-Baggie produces a cross, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.

58:07

Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Tommy Fraser.

56:39

The official flags Damien Duff offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

56:10

Jonathan Greening on for Dickson Etuhu.

55:32

Stephen Kelly on for Matthew Briggs.

55:15

Shot from just outside the box by Danny Murphy goes over the crossbar.

54:53

Tommy Fraser gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

53:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by John McCombe. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

52:11

Effort on goal by Louis Dodds from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

51:25

Tommy Fraser gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey. Aaron Hughes takes the direct free kick.

50:43

Abdulai Bell-Baggie crosses the ball, David Stockdale makes a save.

49:47

The offside flag is raised against Justin Richards. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.

48:40

Tommy Fraser delivers the ball, Bobby Zamora makes a clearance.

48:21

Tommy Fraser decides to take a short corner.

47:45

The referee blows for offside against Bobby Zamora. Free kick taken by John McCombe.

46:39

The referee blows for offside against Bobby Zamora. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

46:21

Clinton Dempsey takes a shot. Save made by Stuart Tomlinson.

46:12 +1.12

Zoltan Gera gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Fulham 4-0 Port Vale.Bobby Zamora provided the assist for the goal.

45:01

Tommy Fraser is brought on as a substitute for Gary Roberts. Anthony Griffith leaves the field to be replaced by Abdulai Bell-Baggie. Clinton Dempsey replaces Moussa Dembele.

44:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Robert Taylor. Stuart Tomlinson takes the direct free kick.

44:20

Danny Murphy has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

43:07

Corner taken short by Danny Murphy.

42:45

The ball is sent over by Zoltan Gera, Lee Collins gets a block in.

41:30

A cross is delivered by Sean Rigg, Matthew Briggs manages to make a clearance.

40:16

Bobby Zamora delivers the ball.

39:00

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Stuart Tomlinson.

38:37

Louis Dodds sends in a cross, save made by David Stockdale.

37:41

Centre by John Pantsil, clearance made by John McCombe.

35:48

Bobby Zamora scores a fantastic goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 3-0 Port Vale.Assist by Zoltan Gera.

33:36

Long range shot by Sean Rigg goes wide right of the target.

32:21

Centre by Damien Duff, Stuart Tomlinson makes a save.

30:18

The ball is delivered by Damien Duff, Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Stuart Tomlinson makes a comfortable save.

30:10

Matthew Briggs sends in a cross.

29:05

The ball is crossed by Matthew Briggs, Unfair challenge on John McCombe by Bobby Zamora results in a free kick. Stuart Tomlinson takes the free kick.

27:38

Anthony Griffith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

27:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Brede Hangeland. Gary Roberts takes the direct free kick.

25:37

Moussa Dembele fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 2-0 Port Vale.Assist on the goal came from Zoltan Gera.

25:06

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

23:45

The ball is delivered by Sean Rigg, John Pantsil makes a clearance.

22:46

Foul by John Pantsil on Robert Taylor, free kick awarded. Gary Roberts crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Zoltan Gera.

21:33

The ball is crossed by Damien Duff, John McCombe makes a clearance.

20:02

Matthew Briggs has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

19:36

Unfair challenge on Matthew Briggs by Anthony Griffith results in a free kick. Danny Murphy delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Anthony Griffith.

17:03

Matthew Briggs crosses the ball.

14:54

Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Save by Stuart Tomlinson.

14:45

Moussa Dembele produces a cross, John McCombe manages to make a clearance.

12:03

Robert Taylor comes on in place of Adam Yates.

9:50

Matthew Briggs delivers the ball, Zoltan Gera grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Fulham 1-0 Port Vale.Assist on the goal came from Matthew Briggs.

8:06

A cross is delivered by Justin Richards.

7:13

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Bobby Zamora misses to the right of the target.

6:15

Adam Yates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Briggs. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.

5:59

Sean Rigg produces a cross, save by David Stockdale.

4:56

Zoltan Gera has an effort at goal from outside the box hitting the post.

3:18

Sean Rigg takes a long range shot clearing the bar.

The referee starts the match.

The second half begins.

The first half comes to an end.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Duo available for debuts Fulham's new signings Moussa Dembele and Rafik Halliche are both available for their Carling Cup tie against Port Vale. Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer remains doubtful with the back problem which prevented him from playing in the draws with Bolton and Manchester United. Long-term injury victims Philippe Senderos (Achilles), Andrew Johnson (knee) and Diomansy Kamara (foot) are out. Port Vale boss Micky Adams is unlikely to make changes. Vale won 3-1 at Southend on Saturday and Adams is likely to stick with the same squad for the trip to Craven Cottage. Striker Marc Richards looks set to start after scoring twice at Roots Hall to seal Vale's third consecutive away win of the season. Kris Taylor and Tommy Fraser are likely to keep their places on the bench. Doug Loft is ruled out with two broken ribs and a punctured lung which he sustained during the 1-1 league draw with Chesterfield. The midfielder is the only injury concern.

Formation:442Manager: Mark Hughes

Fulham

Formation: 442Manager: Micky Adams

Port Vale

  • David Stockdale
  • John Pantsil
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Matthew Briggs
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Danny Murphy
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Damien Duff
  • Bobby Zamora
  • Moussa Dembele
  • SUBS
  • Pascal Zuberbuhler
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Chris Baird
  • Bjorn Helge Riise
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Clinton Dempsey
  • Jonathan Greening

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Match Report

Cottagers hammer Vale Fulham enjoyed their own taste of a 6-0 victory as Mark Hughes' men cruised past Port Vale and into the third round of the Carling Cup. Chelsea, Newcastle and Arsenal all hit six in the Barclays Premier League at the weekend and Fulham took advantage of a gulf in class to get in on the act tonight. Zoltan Gera and Bobby Zamora scored twice each under torrential rain at Craven Cottage and Fulham's new #5million striker Moussa Dembele scored on his full debut for the club. Clint Dempsey replaced Dembele at half-time and slammed home the sixth as Fulham boldly signalled their intent to the attack the Carling Cup. While many top flight sides name weakened teams at this early stage of the competition, Hughes made just three changes from Sunday's 2-2 draw with Manchester United. Dembele came into the side along with Gera and left-back Matthew Briggs, who enjoyed an eye-catching full debut before being substituted to a standing ovation after an hour. Briggs had clearly been given a licence to attack and it was his tenacity which created the opening goal for Gera after 10 minutes. The 19-year-old tore down the left wing before floating a deep cross into the box, where Gera stole in front of the defender to head Fulham into the lead. Gera took a boot to the face for his troubles but the goal settled Fulham, who had made an uncertain start at the back. Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale, who saved Nani's penalty at the weekend, was beaten to Sean Rigg's cross but Adam Yates' header deflected out for a corner. Gary Roberts picked out Port Vale striker Justin Richards with a lofted pass into the box but Fulham eventually scrambled the ball clear - and almost immediately took a 2-0 lead. Dembele worked space for himself on the edge of the Port Vale box before unleashing a fierce strike, which goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson did well to block. But that was just a range-finder from the Belgian. Dembele then cut in from the right flank and unleashed a low left-footed drive which beat Tomlinson and went in off the far post. Fulham were cruising now. Briggs was a constant thorn in Port Vale's side and he almost picked out Dembele with a driven cross to the far post. Damian Duff turned the ball back into the box for Zamora who volleyed goalwards from six yards but straight at Tomlinson. It was not long, though, until the England striker got his goal as Fulham passed their way slickly through the visitors' defence. Zamora let Briggs' pass run for Gera and then darted into the box to take the return ball and rifle his shot from an acute angle into the roof of the net. Vale could not live with the pace or the intensity of Fulham's constant raids and they stood off Gera, allowing the Hungarian to turn in the box and beat Tomlinson with a rising shot. Fulham sent on Dempsey for Dembele at half-time and Port Vale's defence barely had any respite. Zamora escaped down the right and then squared the ball for Dempsey, whose powerful drive was well stopped by Tomlinson. Visiting captain Marc Richards was guilty of an air shot as the ball fell to him in the box. Port Vale substitute Abdulai Bell-Baggie then linked neatly with Justin Richards but neither could get a shot away. Fulham kept pouring forward. Dempsey forced a near-post save from Tomlinson before attempting a repeat of his wonder strike against Juventus but the goalkeeper was alert to the chip. Duff flashed a shot across goal that went just wide but Zamora's radar was more finely tuned. After being bundled to the ground 22 yards out, Zamora picked himself off the sodden turf to curl the free-kick round the wall and past Tomlinson's despairing dive. Dempsey then rammed home Fulham's sixth from the same distance after being teed up by Gera, a strike greeted by chants of "easy, easy" from the home end. Vale's travelling supporters responded with "we only want one goal" but their side were denied by Stockdale, who blocked Richards' shot at point-blank range.

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