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  • Date:02 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:23,766
  • Johnson (1) Murphy - pen (19)
    Johnson (37) Johnson (58)
    Dempsey (64) Zamora (73)
Goal!

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92:28 +2.28

DJ Campbell produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

91:34 +1.34

The assistant referee signals for offside against Carlos Orlando Sa. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.

90:42 +0.42

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.

89:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Orr by Clint Dempsey. Free kick taken by Bradley Orr.

89:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz by Luke Young. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

88:31

Clint Dempsey takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

87:24

Effort from inside the area by Bryan Ruiz misses to the right of the goal.

86:04

Carlos Orlando Sa replaces Moussa Dembele.

85:31

Effort on goal by Jamie Mackie from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

82:26

Danny Murphy leaves the field to be replaced by Dickson Etuhu.

82:16

Booking for Shaun Wright-Phillips for dissent.

79:20

Effort from the edge of the area by Shaun Wright-Phillips goes wide of the right-hand upright.

78:50

Joey Barton takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

75:50

Tommy Smith produces a cross, DJ Campbell has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

75:40

The ball is delivered by Shaun Wright-Phillips, Chris Baird manages to make a clearance.

74:05

Bryan Ruiz on for Andrew Johnson.

73:01

Bobby Zamora gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 6-0 QPR.The assist for the goal came from Clint Dempsey.

71:32

Jamie Mackie on for Jay Bothroyd.

70:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anton Ferdinand on Andrew Johnson. Free kick crossed by Danny Murphy.

69:35

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.

68:13

Jay Bothroyd fouled by Brede Hangeland, the ref awards a free kick. Brede Hangeland is shown a yellow card. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Joey Barton, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

67:01

Alejandro Faurlin concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey. The referee cautions Alejandro Faurlin for unsporting behaviour. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

64:10

A cross is delivered by Andrew Johnson, Clint Dempsey scores a goal from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 5-0 QPR.Assist by Bobby Zamora.

63:37

Effort from outside the box by Bobby Zamora goes wide right of the target.

61:39

Chris Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on DJ Campbell. Alejandro Faurlin has an effort direct from the free kick, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

60:59

Fitz Hall goes into the referee's book.

58:44

Shaun Wright-Phillips challenges Steve Sidwell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy. Andrew Johnson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 4-0 QPR.Danny Murphy provided the assist for the goal.

58:14

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Murphy.

58:04

Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Blocked by Joey Barton.

57:49

John Arne Riise decides to take a short corner.

57:19

Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.

55:55

Outswinging corner taken by Danny Murphy from the right by-line.

55:35

Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Fitz Hall gets a block in.

49:00

A cross is delivered by Luke Young, Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

46:44 +1.44

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

45:36

Steve Sidwell challenges DJ Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alejandro Faurlin. Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in. Shot from outside the area by Shaun Wright-Phillips misses to the left of the target. Bradley Orr produces a cross, Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post. Joey Barton delivers the ball, clearance by Chris Baird.

45:19

Foul by Chris Baird on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Joey Barton takes the direct free kick.

45:01

Tommy Smith replaces Shaun Derry. DJ Campbell comes on in place of Adel Taarabt.

43:24

Moussa Dembele challenges Shaun Wright-Phillips unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Young takes the free kick.

42:22

The ball is swung over by Bobby Zamora, clearance made by Bradley Orr.

41:00

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in.

39:45

Shaun Wright-Phillips gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Arne Riise. Direct free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

37:03

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Anton Ferdinand gets a block in. The ball is delivered by Bobby Zamora, Andrew Johnson finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 3-0 QPR.Bobby Zamora provided the assist for the goal.

36:09

Steve Sidwell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

34:23

The ball is crossed by Bradley Orr, clearance made by Chris Baird.

33:19

Bradley Orr delivers the ball, Danny Murphy makes a clearance.

32:21

Joey Barton crosses the ball.

31:28

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Steve Sidwell takes the indirect free kick.

30:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Wright-Phillips by Danny Murphy. Free kick taken by Adel Taarabt.

29:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Anton Ferdinand by Bobby Zamora. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.

29:42

John Arne Riise produces a cross.

27:23

Joey Barton takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Bobby Zamora makes a clearance.

27:07

Shaun Wright-Phillips produces a cross, Zdenek Grygera manages to make a clearance.

26:50

The ball is delivered by Andrew Johnson, clearance made by Anton Ferdinand.

24:52

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by John Arne Riise, Fitz Hall manages to make a clearance.

23:44

The ball is sent over by Joey Barton, Jay Bothroyd takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

21:31

Adel Taarabt decides to take the corner short.

20:52

Alejandro Faurlin takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Baird.

20:34

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Zdenek Grygera gets a block in.

18:20

Patrick Kenny gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson. Danny Murphy scores a placed penalty. Fulham 2-0 QPR.Andrew Johnson provided the assist for the goal.

17:40

Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Brede Hangeland, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Baird.

16:47

Steve Sidwell produces a cross, Shot from outside the area by Andrew Johnson misses to the left of the goal.

15:08

Corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt from the left by-line, clearance by Zdenek Grygera.

14:57

Centre by Bradley Orr, Zdenek Grygera manages to make a clearance.

14:36

Centre by Bradley Orr, John Arne Riise gets a block in.

12:40

Moussa Dembele gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Young. Anton Ferdinand restarts play with the free kick.

12:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jay Bothroyd. Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

12:04

Alejandro Faurlin takes a shot. Steve Sidwell gets a block in.

11:32

The referee penalises Bobby Zamora for handball. Joey Barton takes the direct free kick.

10:20

Bobby Zamora takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.

8:55

A cross is delivered by Andrew Johnson, Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Bradley Orr gets a block in.

7:38

Joey Barton crosses the ball, clearance made by Moussa Dembele. Shot from outside the penalty box by Shaun Derry goes wide right of the goal.

7:15

John Arne Riise sends in a cross, Alejandro Faurlin manages to make a clearance.

6:11

A cross is delivered by Adel Taarabt, clearance made by Chris Baird.

4:34

Foul by Steve Sidwell on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded. Steve Sidwell is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Luke Young takes the direct free kick.

1:19

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny. Andrew Johnson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Fulham 1-0 QPR.Moussa Dembele provided the assist for the goal.

0:49

Shaun Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

Match Preview

Warnock eyes first Cottage victory QPR boss Neil Warnock has declared he finally has a team capable of ending his Craven Cottage hoodoo ahead of Sunday's west London derby. Rangers make the short trip to Fulham this weekend for the first ever top-flight meeting between the neighbours, who have only squared off 27 times in more than a 100 years. Fifteen of those games have come at Craven Cottage, a stadium Warnock has visited himself eight times as a player and manager. The 62-year-old has never won there but he believes his star-studded Rangers side are ready to change that in Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash. Warnock, who led QPR to the npower Championship title last season, said: "Last year, we broke one or two bad omens. "I've definitely never been to Fulham with a team like this." QPR are four points and seven places better off than winless Fulham, and Warnock added: "I can't see us not performing. "It'll be a good game because I think Fulham are a good team. "I think they're in a false position as well. "They'll be desperate to get a win over us and, likewise, I'm sure our fans are looking forward to it. "Chelsea coming up as well - it's fabulous for the supporters to have local derbies like that in London." This season's QPR-Fulham games could be among the last to be played at Craven Cottage and Loftus Road, amid reports of the two clubs sharing a new stadium. Warnock said: "It's only a matter of time before both stadiums are bulldozed, unfortunately, because no clubs playing at the level that they're playing at can sustain that. "So I think it's something that'll be talked about." QPR defender Armand Traore is supended for the derby clash following his red card against Aston Villa last weekend. Danny Gabbidon (knee) looks certain to miss out again while the game comes soon for the returning Jamie Mackie (broken leg). Fulham have received a huge boost ahead of the encounter with the news forwards Bobby Zamora and Mousa Dembele are both available after recovering from illness. The Cottagers will give Aaron Hughes (knee) a fitness test while Matthew Briggs (ankle) is also a doubt. Fulham boss Martin Jol is not worried by his side`s winless start to the season and is convinced they will start climbing the Premier League table once they improve their goalscoring form. Fulham are hovering just above the relegation zone after failing to win any of their opening six league games. Jol's men are currently the only top-flight side yet to win this term, but they have picked up four points thanks to draws against West Brom, Chelsea, Manchester City and Blackburn. Thursday night's 2-0 win against Odense BK in Denmark has left the Cottagers boss in an upbeat mood ahead of Sunday's west London derby and he is convinced his team will start winning league games soon. Speaking on Friday, an upbeat Jol said: "Today is great. We have sunny weather, it's a nice atmosphere in Fulham, the people are relaxed and we had a nice win (against Odense). Life is great. I'm totally enjoying it "I don't think there is a big concern because we have got a lot of draws and we should have won two or three games. "It's not a disaster. We have had five draws on the trot and we could have win three easily." One glance at the table reveals the reason behind Fulham's poor start to the season - a lack of goals. Jol's men have scored a measly four times in the league this term. Andrew Johnson is the only marksman who has scored on a regular basis, but each of his six goals have come in the Europa League. Johnson scored both goals in Thursday night's win and Jol now hopes others can repeat his efforts in the league. "Last week at West Brom in the first half we had 60% possession away from home and we created four or five chances but we couldn't put them away," Jol continued. "That's probably the biggest worry. "The only thing is that you have to score goals. "That didn't happen so there is no real place for concern but we need the players to put the ball away. "Andy Johnson solved that on Thursday so hopefully other players will do the same in the future." Aiming to score goals for the opposition on Sunday will be a man who Jol knows well - Adel Taarabt. Taarabt was coming through the ranks at Tottenham while Jol was manager at White Hart Lane. "He is capable of doing anything in the game and if you are looking for a number 10 then he is a number 10," Jol said. end

Formation:442Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 4141Manager: Neil Warnock

QPR

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Zdenek Grygera
  • Chris Baird
  • Brede Hangeland
  • John Arne Riise
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Danny Murphy
  • Moussa Dembele
  • Bobby Zamora
  • Andrew Johnson
  • SUBS
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Carlos Orlando Sa
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Damien Duff
  • Dickson Etuhu

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Match Report

Johnson treble seals Cottagers win Andrew Johnson's hat-trick helped Fulham secure their first Barclays Premier League win of the season in resounding fashion as they thrashed west London rivals QPR 6-0. While some feared the Cottagers may struggle with a hangover from their midweek European exertions, they impressed from the offset and dominated throughout against their neighbours from less than three miles up the road. Johnson handed the home side the lead after just 79 seconds and their strong start continued when Danny Murphy slotted home from the spot midway through the first period. QPR looked poor in the rivals' first meeting since 2001 and hopes of securing their first win over Fulham since 1983 were all-but curtailed just before the break when Johnson tucked away his second of the afternoon. The 30-year-old ensured he would leave Craven Cottage with the matchball in the 60th minute when latching onto Murphy's quick free-kick, before Clint Dempsey and Bobby Zamora wrapped up the 6-0 rout. The London derby started at ferocious pace, with Shaun Wright-Phillips' curled 20-yard effort forcing Mark Schwarzer to save within the opening minute. Fulham immediately launched an attack at the other end and broke the deadlock. Moussa Dembele played a neat one-two with Zamora before unleashing a fierce drive that Paddy Kenny could only parry onto Johnson, who finished with ease. The rapid start to the match continued and the Cottagers came close to doubling their lead immediately afterwards as Fitz Hall almost flicked into his own net from Dempsey's squared ball. The United States international then saw a goalbound effort blocked by a last-gasp challenge by Bradley Orr and, as the home side's onslaught continued, Johnson came agonisingly close to netting his second of the afternoon after firing a volley inches wide from a Zamora header in the 17th minute. However, Fulham did not have to wait long to score their second as Kenny upended Johnson in the box and referee Andre Marriner awarded a 20th-minute penalty, which skipper Murphy duly converted. The Hoops were struggling to cope with the home side's attack-minded philosophy and unable to turn their fleeting attacks into goal-scoring opportunities. Fulham, meanwhile, showed no signs of a post-Europa League hangover and looked impressive in attack, with Steve Sidwell coming close in the 37th minute. And just one minute later, Jol's side grabbed a third of the afternoon as Johnson turned home Zamora's cross after keeping a cool a head during a melee in the box. QPR looked shell-shocked as they trudged off at the break and came out with two new faces as DJ Campbell and Tommy Smith replaced Adel Taarabt and Shaun Derry. Warnock's attempts to gee up his side looked to be working at the start of the second period, with both Wright-Phillips and Alejandro Faurlin getting away shots. However, Fulham were soon back in their stride and Kenny was forced to acrobatically save a Zamora effort in the 58th minute. Sidwell had another attempt from the resulting corner and moments later Johnson ensured he would leave Craven Cottage with the matchball when he latched onto Murphy's quick free-kick. Fulham did not rest on their laurels, though, and after Zamora fired just wide, the striker laid the ball off to Dempsey to make it 5-0 with an exquisite finish. QPR's first top-flight match against Fulham got even worse in the 74th minute when Zamora was rewarded for an industrious performance with a deserved goal, slotting home past a hapless Kenny. The only moment of joy for 3,000-odd visiting fans came just before Zamora's goal as they welcomed back striker Jamie Mackie, who came off the bench for the first time since suffering a double leg break in an FA Cup tie with Blackburn in January. The former Plymouth striker skewed a shot wide as the game came to a close, while at the other end fellow substitute Bryan Ruiz saw an angle drive fly just wide before Marriner called time.

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