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  • Date:18 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,646
  • Petric (61)
  • Fletcher (49) Cuellar (64) Sessegnon (69)
Goal!

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93:47 +3.47

Aaron Hughes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Simon Mignolet.

93:27 +3.27

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by John Arne Riise, John O'Shea manages to make a clearance.

93:16 +3.16

Mladen Petric takes a shot. Blocked by David Vaughan.

93:04 +3.04

The ball is swung over by Aaron Hughes, clearance by John O'Shea.

92:46 +2.46

Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Lee Cattermole gets a block in.

90:40 +0.40

James McClean takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.

88:32

Centre by John Arne Riise, clearance by John O'Shea.

86:23

Lee Cattermole concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien Duff. Lee Cattermole receives a caution. The free kick is swung in left-footed by John Arne Riise, clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.

83:14

Sascha Riether takes the outswinging corner, Phil Bardsley manages to make a clearance.

82:53

Mladen Petric takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

81:09

Foul by Steve Sidwell on David Vaughan, free kick awarded. Phil Bardsley takes the free kick.

79:41

Hugo Rodallega has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

78:46

James McClean has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left. Jack Colback goes off and David Vaughan comes on.

77:10

Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.

75:17

The referee blows for offside against Steven Fletcher. Steve Sidwell takes the indirect free kick.

73:05

John O'Shea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hugo Rodallega. John O'Shea goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Hugo Rodallega produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

71:51

A cross is delivered by Dimitar Berbatov, clearance by John O'Shea.

71:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cattermole on Hugo Rodallega. The free kick is swung in left-footed by John Arne Riise, Carlos Cuellar manages to make a clearance.

69:06

Stephane Sessegnon scores a fantastic goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-3 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Steven Fletcher. Sebastian Larsson goes off and James McClean comes on.

67:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mladen Petric by John O'Shea. Mladen Petric shoots direct from the free kick. Corner taken by Hugo Rodallega from the left by-line, clearance by John O'Shea.

65:08

Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

63:47

Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, Carlos Cuellar finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Fulham 1-2 Sunderland.Adam Johnson provided the assist for the goal.

63:27

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

61:40

Mladen Petric finds the back of the net with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Fulham 1-1 Sunderland.The assist for the goal came from Damien Duff.

60:27

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer. Inswinging corner taken by Sebastian Larsson from the left by-line, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

59:33

Shot from deep inside the area by Mladen Petric clears the bar.

58:28

Adam Johnson is caught offside. Adam Johnson goes into the referee's book. Mladen Petric joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bryan Ruiz. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

55:15

The official flags John Arne Riise offside. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

54:55

Damien Duff fouled by Lee Cattermole, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sascha Riether.

54:26

Danny Rose takes a shot. Damien Duff gets a block in. The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

52:49

Steve Sidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole. Steve Sidwell goes into the referee's book. Jack Colback takes the direct free kick.

51:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Damien Duff on Stephane Sessegnon. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.

51:36

Steven Fletcher gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Arne Riise. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.

51:28

Sascha Riether crosses the ball.

49:33

Steven Fletcher scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Adam Johnson.

49:23

John Arne Riise takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Bardsley.

49:06

John Arne Riise delivers the ball, John O'Shea makes a clearance.

46:47 +1.47

Foul by Lee Cattermole on Dimitar Berbatov, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

45:58 +0.58

Adam Johnson takes a shot. Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.

45:46 +0.46

The ball is sent over by Phil Bardsley, Steve Sidwell makes a clearance.

43:51

The ball is sent over by Danny Rose.

42:44

Effort from deep inside the area by Dimitar Berbatov misses to the left of the goal.

41:27

Steve Sidwell fouled by Carlos Cuellar, the ref awards a free kick. John Arne Riise produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Phil Bardsley gets a block in.

41:11

A cross is delivered by Stephane Sessegnon, blocked by Sascha Riether.

40:29

Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Philippe Senderos results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John O'Shea.

39:43

The ball is sent over by Adam Johnson, clearance by Philippe Senderos.

38:44

Handball decision goes against Damien Duff. Direct free kick taken by Danny Rose.

36:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Bryan Ruiz. John Arne Riise takes the free kick.

35:34

Foul by Phil Bardsley on Damien Duff, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

34:09

Steven Fletcher takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Sidwell. Giorgos Karagounis leaves the field to be replaced by Philippe Senderos. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Bryan Ruiz.

31:57

Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

31:38

The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson, Mark Schwarzer makes a comfortable save.

30:00

Unfair challenge on Lee Cattermole by Brede Hangeland results in a free kick. The referee sends off Brede Hangeland for serious foul play. Direct free kick taken by Phil Bardsley.

28:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Damien Duff. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

25:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brede Hangeland on Steven Fletcher. Hugo Rodallega comes on in place of Alex Kacaniklic. Phil Bardsley restarts play with the free kick.

22:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz by Stephane Sessegnon. Free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.

20:22

Dimitar Berbatov concedes a free kick for a foul on John O'Shea. Phil Bardsley takes the direct free kick.

18:59

A cross is delivered by Sebastian Larsson, clearance by Aaron Hughes.

18:26

John Arne Riise produces a cross, Carlos Cuellar makes a clearance. Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.

18:09

The ball is crossed by Alex Kacaniklic.

14:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dimitar Berbatov. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.

13:20

The offside flag is raised against Dimitar Berbatov. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

12:18

Damien Duff crosses the ball, clearance made by Carlos Cuellar.

11:02

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson played to the near post.

9:51

Sascha Riether sends in a cross, blocked by Danny Rose. Bryan Ruiz takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Phil Bardsley makes a clearance.

8:50

Steve Sidwell sends in a cross, Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save.

8:01

Unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Sascha Riether results in a free kick. Jack Colback takes the free kick. Shot by Stephane Sessegnon from outside the box goes high over the target.

7:38

Foul by Steve Sidwell on Jack Colback, free kick awarded. Jack Colback restarts play with the free kick.

7:13

John Arne Riise delivers the ball, clearance by John O'Shea.

6:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Rose on Damien Duff. Free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.

6:17

Steve Sidwell fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.

5:56

Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

3:53

Damien Duff produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Dimitar Berbatov misses to the left of the goal.

Match Preview

Jol expecting tough Sunderland test Fulham may have a tough run of fixtures coming up but manager Martin Jol is refusing to look ahead of what he expects to be a difficult match against Sunderland. The Dutchman's second season at the helm has started well and his side come into this weekend's fixtures ninth in the table. The Cottagers are in the midst of a five-match unbeaten streak and will be looking to continue that against Martin O'Neill's side, before facing difficult trips to Stoke and Chelsea. Jol's former club Tottenham and then Newcastle come to Craven Cottage immediately afterwards but Sunday is the only thing the Whites boss is concerning himself with. He said: "First we have to play this game, you know? "They have six draws - four draws away from home in six games - so it is not an easy one. "They conceded less goals probably than any other team in the league so they are well organised and they've got the likes of James McClean and Steven Fletcher. "Stephane Sessegnon had a great season last year and Adam Johnson won't have been cheap. He's one of the bigger talents in England. Up front they've got quality so it won't be a walkover. "We have to be aware of the fact they can hurt any other team, especially away from home because they didn't pick up the points but four draws out of six games is not great but is not bad either." Fulham's match with Sunderland is the only Premier League match on Sunday, irking some fans who would prefer a traditional 3pm Saturday kick-off. But the extra day will give Jol more time to think about how to set-up his midfield, with a number of key players absent. Mahamadou Diarra and Mickael Tavares are major doubts through injury, while Simon Davies and Chris Baird are definitely out of contention. Jol knows he has to "come up with a solution" to his central midfield conundrum but does not have to look hard to find a replacement for Kieran Richardson on the left wing. The 28-year-old misses out against his former club with a hamstring injury picked up in last weekend's 3-3 draw at Arsenal and could be replaced by highly-rated Sweden international Alex Kacaniklic. Jol said: "[Hugo] Rodallega of course is here and can play on the left but with Kaca after one or two good games they selected him for Sweden so that was helpful for him, not for us. "I saw his game with Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] up front with him on the left against England and I have to say he is developing in a very typical left-sided player. I am happy he is here." Winger Adam Johnson has backed old friend Lee Cattermole in his role as Sunderland captain. Cattermole's disciplinary record - his red card in the Capital One Cup at MK Dons on September 25 was the seventh of his senior career - has led to speculation that his days as skipper could be numbered. However, Black Cats boss O'Neill, for the time being at least, is prepared to stick with the 24-year-old, who is fighting a race against time to be fit having sat out last weekend's loss at Everton with a knee injury. Johnson has known Cattermole a good deal longer than the Ulsterman after the pair emerged through the ranks at Middlesbrough, and insists he has seen a marked change in the midfield enforcer since his summer arrival at the Stadium of Light. Johnson, 25, said with a smile: "He was always once of those players since we were about 15, to be honest. "He was always hot-headed and got the lads going. As a young lad, he was probably even crazier than he is now on the pitch. "But that was because he was young, he was so enthusiastic and he went in for tackles. But now, and especially this season, you have really seen a different side to his game. "I know he gets a lot of bad press for being sent off a lot, but if you watch him when he actually is playing, he's a massive help to the team. "It's not just all about getting the team going, he can play. He passes it, he is always looking to get on the ball. "This season since I came in, I have seen a massive difference from when I used to know him. "I know I have played with him in the [England] Under-21s, but he has matured loads now and he's definitely worthy of the captaincy because he is a great leader." Despite his injury, Cattermole was at Goodison Park on Saturday to see Johnson score his first goal for the club since making a #10million switch from Manchester City. The strike capped perhaps the England midfielder's best individual display in a red and white shirt after an injury-hit first few months on Wearside, and he is now looking to rediscover the form which secured a #7million move to City and a regular place in the England squad. Johnson said: "I felt good. It's been coming. The injury set me back a bit when I signed and I sort of lost the whole pre-season I did with City through one injury. "I think my fitness is definitely getting there now and hopefully my form will come. "It's probably the best I have played on Saturday since I signed." O'Neill faces late decisions over a handful of players. As well as Cattermole, Scotland striker Steven Fletcher (calf) and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood (thigh) missed their respective international matches in midweek. Jordan Pickford, 18 is on standby to provide the back-up to Simon Mignolet. Full-back Phil Bardsley (hamstring) also remains a doubt for the game at Craven Cottage after missing the defeat at Everton.

Formation:4411Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 4411Manager: Martin O'Neill

Sunderland

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Sascha Riether
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Aaron Hughes
  • John Arne Riise
  • Damien Duff
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • SUBS
  • David Stockdale
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Mladen Petric
  • Hugo Rodallega
  • Ashkan Dejagah
  • Alex Smith

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LDWDDD
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • WLDDLL

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 06/05/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 19/11/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 3
  • Fulham
  • 30/04/2011
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 11/12/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 28/02/2010
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 06/12/2009

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • D Duff 3
  • D Berbatov 3
  • M Petric 2
  • S Sidwell 2
  • C Baird 2
  • A Kacaniklic 2
  • K Richardson 1
  • B Ruiz 1
  • H Rodallega 1

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 5
  • A Johnson 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 24
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 26
    • Goals per game 7
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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