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  • Date:04 Dec 2013
  • Kick-off:20:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:24,128
  • Dejagah (56)
  • Chiriches (72)
    Holtby (81)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:39 +2.39

John Arne Riise takes the free kick.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

92:21 +2.21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz by Joe Paulo Paulinho.

91:36 +1.36

Free kick taken by Maarten Stekelenburg.

91:26 +1.26

Foul by Nacer Chadli on Sascha Riether, free kick awarded.

90:50 +0.50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Philippe Senderos.

90:11 +0.11

Clearance by John Arne Riise.

88:05

Unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes by Lewis Holtby results in a free kick.

87:59

Clearance made by Scott Parker.

87:20

Corner taken by Bryan Ruiz from the left by-line.

86:57

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Hugo Lloris parries the effort to safety.

86:40

Scott Parker leaves the field to be replaced by Bryan Ruiz.

85:14

The official flags Dimitar Berbatov offside.

84:57

Damien Duff joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Kacaniklic.

83:54

Lewis Holtby produces a cross.

83:06

Aaron Lennon crosses the ball.

81:46

Lewis Holtby scores with a left foot finish. Fulham 1-2 Spurs.Kyle Walker provided the assist for the goal.

81:02

Scott Parker challenges Andros Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick.

80:02

Corner from the left by-line taken by Alex Kacaniklic.

79:39

Dimitar Berbatov has an effort at goal. Hugo Lloris parries the effort to safety.

79:29

Lewis Holtby concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Sidwell.

79:14

Clearance made by Kyle Walker.

77:53

Clearance made by Scott Parker.

77:25

Erik Lamela leaves the field to be replaced by Andros Townsend.

76:39

Vlad Chiriches restarts play with the free kick.

76:26

Joe Paulo Paulinho manages to make a clearance.

75:23

Corner taken by Alex Kacaniklic.

74:24

Michael Dawson makes a clearance.

72:43

Vlad Chiriches slots the ball left footed into the goal. Fulham 1-1 Spurs.

71:47

Vlad Chiriches restarts play with the free kick.

71:40

Dimitar Berbatov concedes a free kick for a foul on Vlad Chiriches.

71:34

Clearance made by John Arne Riise.

70:21

Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

68:28

Michael Dawson makes a clearance.

68:26

The ball is swung over by Sascha Riether.

68:07

Nacer Chadli comes on in place of Raniere Sandro.

67:38

The ball is crossed by Ashkan Dejagah.

64:48

Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

64:05

Pajtim Kasami takes a weak shot and missed to the right of the goal.

63:03

Jan Vertonghen manages to make a clearance.

61:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Dawson by Philippe Senderos.

61:07

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Steve Sidwell coming on for Giorgos Karagounis.

60:18

Jan Vertonghen concedes a free kick for a foul on Dimitar Berbatov.

58:49

Clearance made by Aaron Hughes.

58:24

Giorgos Karagounis restarts play with the free kick.

58:03

Raniere Sandro challenges Dimitar Berbatov unfairly and gives away a free kick.

57:17

Lewis Holtby has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

56:00

Ashkan Dejagah scores with a right foot finish. Fulham 1-0 Spurs.Assist by Dimitar Berbatov.

55:17

The ball is sent over by Sascha Riether.

54:42

Pajtim Kasami has a headed effort at goal. Michael Dawson gets a block in.

53:46

Vlad Chiriches challenges Giorgos Karagounis unfairly and gives away a free kick.

52:33

John Arne Riise makes a clearance.

52:04

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Raniere Sandro takes a fantastic shot. Blocked by Aaron Hughes.

51:31

Clearance by Philippe Senderos.

49:45

Jermain Defoe takes a shot. Blocked by Philippe Senderos.

47:17

The referee blows for offside.

46:46

Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

45:22

Lewis Holtby concedes a free kick for a foul on Giorgos Karagounis.

45:05

Clearance by Jan Vertonghen.

The second half kicks off.

45:01

(Spurs) makes a substitution, with Lewis Holtby coming on for Erik Lamela.

The match has reached half-time.

43:47

Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

42:34

Raniere Sandro manages to make a clearance.

42:23

The ball is crossed by Giorgos Karagounis.

42:07

The ball is sent over by Pajtim Kasami.

40:50

Jan Vertonghen restarts play with the free kick.

40:32

The referee blows for offside against Dimitar Berbatov.

39:31

The ball is swung over by Aaron Lennon.

37:39

Vlad Chiriches makes a clearance.

36:47

John Arne Riise makes a clearance.

34:41

Maarten Stekelenburg takes the free kick.

34:04

Clearance by Ashkan Dejagah.

33:59

Corner taken by Kyle Walker from the left by-line.

32:45

The ball is crossed by Kyle Walker.

32:33

Erik Lamela takes a shot. A parry by Maarten Stekelenburg prevents the goal.

31:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pajtim Kasami on Michael Dawson.

30:17

Sascha Riether produces a cross.

30:03

Sascha Riether crosses the ball.

26:24

Alex Kacaniklic gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker.

24:31

John Arne Riise has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

24:26

Corner taken by Giorgos Karagounis from the left by-line.

24:07

Headed chance falls to Ashkan Dejagah. Blocked by Kyle Walker.

22:50

Joe Paulo Paulinho takes a brilliant shot and cleared the crossbar.

22:10

Vlad Chiriches manages to make a clearance.

22:09

The ball is swung over by Pajtim Kasami.

21:04

Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.

20:49

Unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis by Jermain Defoe results in a free kick.

18:27

Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

15:39

Clearance made by Aaron Hughes.

13:26

Corner from the left by-line taken by Giorgos Karagounis.

12:57

Giorgos Karagounis takes a shot. Hugo Lloris parries the effort to safety.

12:41

Giorgos Karagounis restarts play with the free kick.

12:07

Etienne Capoue concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Kacaniklic.

11:56

Sascha Riether makes a clearance.

10:34

Dimitar Berbatov has a headed effort at goal. Hugo Lloris catches the ball.

10:32

Giorgos Karagounis crosses the ball in from the free kick.

10:03

Kyle Walker concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Kacaniklic.

9:05

Clearance by John Arne Riise.

7:59

Giorgos Karagounis takes the free kick.

7:50

Etienne Capoue gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashkan Dejagah.

6:41

Jan Vertonghen delivers the ball.

5:47

Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.

5:24

Erik Lamela concedes a free kick for a foul on Giorgos Karagounis.

5:19

Clearance by Dimitar Berbatov.

4:48

Clearance by Scott Parker.

4:44

Shot by Jermain Defoe. Maarten Stekelenburg fumbles the ball.

3:07

Sascha Riether crosses the ball.

1:46

Free kick crossed by Alex Kacaniklic.

1:09

Unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis by Vlad Chiriches results in a free kick.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

New boss Meulensteen rallies team New Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen has challenged his team to stand up and take responsibility for their own form - starting against Tottenham on Wednesday night. Fellow Dutchman Martin Jol was dismissed by billionaire owner Shahid Khan following what was a sixth consecutive defeat as the 3-0 capitulation at West Ham left the Cottagers 18th in the Barclays Premier League. Meulensteen, 49, only arrived at the west London club last month to work under Jol, whom he had known for many years, but in that short space of time has been able to pinpoint just where the team's deficiencies lie as he plots a move up the table. "We need to make sure the players take responsibility, with work-rate and their discipline," Meulensteen said to BBC Radio Five Live. "Fulham have had too many poor results and we must now create a platform to get away from our position." Meulensteen had two spells on Sir Alex Ferguson's backroom staff at Manchester United but his experiences as head coach are limited, with just 17 days in charge at Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, while previous management roles came at Brondby and in Qatar with Al-Gharafa and Al-Sadd. The new Cottagers boss has moved quickly to bring in his own men behind the scenes in a reshuffle following Jol's two and a half years at the club. Former Manchester United academy coach Jonathan Hill has come in while Kit Symons, the current development team manager, will also be assisting with first-team training. Right-back Sascha Riether will return from a three-match suspension for the clash with Spurs after he was handed a retrospective ban for stamping on Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj, which was not seen by the match officials at the time but caught on video. Defender Brede Hangeland could be available again after a sciatic nerve problem, while striker Dimitar Berbatov is also expected to be fit following illness. Northern Ireland defender Aaron Hughes feels the players must stay positive for the challenges ahead. "We have just got to keep going and believing in ourselves. When you are in the middle of a bad run the last thing you want to do is let your head drop, feel sorry for yourself and make excuses," he said. "We just have to all pull together and try and get through this busy period coming up when there are a lot of games and you can pick up a lot of points quickly. "We have to try and be positive and take the things we are doing on the training pitch into games." Tottenham have also had a difficult time of it lately, responding to a 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City with a 2-2 draw against Manchester United. Kyle Walker, who scored Spurs' opener at White Hart Lane on Sunday, said: "The players in the dressing room know we have to dig deep, show why we are playing for Tottenham, why we are playing for such a big club, a top-four club and prove to the fans and the gaffer and the chairman why they put the faith in us." Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is aware of Fulham's threat, despite their poor recent run of results. "Both teams are looking for a result to bounce back," he said. "We hope it falls for us and they will be hoping the same. It can launch either team's season." The fixture has come to soon for Danny Rose, who has missed the last 15 games with a toe injury. The left-back will return to training later this week, but he may have to wait until the Europa League game against Anzhi on December 12 to make his comeback. Although Spurs have a packed schedule coming up, Villas-Boas will be loathe to make serious changes to his team for the Fulham game after Sunday's encouraging result. Still, Villas-Boas admits he is pondering a change in formation from 4-2-3-1 to the 4-4-2 system which some fans yearn for so much. "We can probably look at it," the former Chelsea boss said. "It depends. We have been successful in some way with one off the striker but there is a possibility."

Formation:4411Manager: Rene Meulensteen

Fulham

Formation: 4231Manager: Andre Villas-Boas

Spurs

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Sascha Riether
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Philippe Senderos
  • John Arne Riise
  • Ashkan Dejagah
  • Scott Parker
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • SUBS
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • David Stockdale
  • Damien Duff
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Elsad Zverotic
  • Derek Boateng

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLLLLL
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Spurs
  • WWDLLD

Last Meetings

  • Spurs
  • 0 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 17/03/2013
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 3
  • Spurs
  • 01/12/2012
  • Spurs
  • 2 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 13/05/2012
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 3
  • Spurs
  • 06/11/2011
  • Spurs
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 01/01/2011
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 2
  • Spurs
  • 16/10/2010

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • D Bent 2
  • S Sidwell 2
  • P Kasami 2
  • S Parker 1
  • D Berbatov 1
  • P Senderos 1
  • B Ruiz 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Spurs

  • GT Sigurdsson 3
  • RR Soldado 1
  • JB Paulinho 1
  • A Townsend 1
  • K Walker 1
  • RG Sandro 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 11
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Spurs

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 11
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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