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  • Date:11 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,564
  • Sidwell (51)
  • Johnson (28) Ki (40)
    Ki (40) Johnson (68) Johnson - pen (84)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Unfair challenge on Philippe Senderos by Jozy Altidore results in a free kick.

93mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

93mins

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

91mins

Sebastian Larsson decides to take a short corner.

90mins

Clearance made by John O'Shea.

89mins

John Arne Riise produces a cross.

88mins

Sung-Yeung Ki manages to make a clearance.

87mins

Header by Dimitar Berbatov misses to the right of the target.

87mins

Ondrej Celustka on for Adam Johnson.

85mins

Penalty scored by Adam Johnson. Fulham 1-4 Sunderland.

85mins

Philippe Senderos gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore.

84mins

Clearance by Philippe Senderos.

82mins

Short corner taken by Scott Parker from the right by-line.

80mins

Clearance made by Jack Colback.

79mins

Corner taken by Sascha Riether.

79mins

Dimitar Berbatov takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Wes Brown.

79mins

Darren Bent comes on in place of Clint Dempsey.

78mins

Pajtim Kasami sends in a cross.

75mins

Sebastian Larsson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Fabio Borini.

75mins

Philippe Senderos challenges Jozy Altidore unfairly and gives away a free kick.

74mins

Unfair challenge on Marcos Alonso by Dimitar Berbatov results in a free kick.

71mins

Pajtim Kasami takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John O'Shea gets a block in.

70mins

Adam Johnson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

69mins

Adam Johnson scores with their right foot. Fulham 1-3 Sunderland.Assist by Sung-Yeung Ki.

69mins

Free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.

68mins

Damien Duff goes off and Ashkan Dejagah comes on.

68mins

Unfair challenge on Philippe Senderos by Jozy Altidore results in a free kick.

68mins

The referee blows for offside.

66mins

Jozy Altidore on for Steven Fletcher.

65mins

Header at goal by Clint Dempsey misses left of the target.

63mins

Jack Colback challenges Steve Sidwell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

63mins

Pajtim Kasami replaces Adel Taarabt.

63mins

Header by Steven Fletcher goes to the left of the goal.

63mins

Adam Johnson sends in a cross.

62mins

Corner taken by Adam Johnson from the right by-line.

62mins

Lee Cattermole has an effort at goal. Fernando Amorebieta gets a block in.

61mins

Clearance by John Arne Riise.

60mins

A cross is delivered by Marcos Alonso.

59mins

Scott Parker receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

59mins

Fabio Borini takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

58mins

Jack Colback is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

58mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Jack Colback.

57mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Damien Duff.

57mins

Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.

57mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Lee Cattermole.

55mins

Free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.

55mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cattermole on Adel Taarabt.

54mins

Marcos Alonso crosses the ball.

53mins

A cross is delivered by Damien Duff.

51mins

Free kick taken by John Arne Riise.

51mins

Fabio Borini concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey.

50mins

The ball is crossed by Sascha Riether.

50mins

Free kick crossed by Adel Taarabt.

50mins

Jack Colback challenges Steve Sidwell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

47mins

Shot by John Arne Riise. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Damien Duff.

45mins

The referee starts the second half.

45mins

It is the end of the first-half.

45mins

Unfair challenge on Jack Colback by Dimitar Berbatov results in a free kick.

44mins

Fabio Borini concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Parker.

43mins

Shot by Adel Taarabt went wide of the right-hand post.

40mins

John Arne Riise gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini.

39mins

John Arne Riise makes a clearance.

39mins

Marcos Alonso sends in a cross.

38mins

Dimitar Berbatov concedes a free kick for a foul on Sung-Yeung Ki.

37mins

Steve Sidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Colback.

34mins

Damien Duff concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabio Borini.

34mins

Vito Mannone takes the free kick.

33mins

The official flags Dimitar Berbatov offside.

32mins

Shot by Scott Parker cleared the net.

32mins

Foul by Lee Cattermole on Adel Taarabt, free kick awarded.

31mins

Clearance by John O'Shea.

30mins

Clearance by Philippe Senderos.

29mins

Free kick scored by Adam Johnson. Fulham 0-1 Sunderland.

28mins

Foul by Steve Sidwell on Adam Johnson, free kick awarded.

27mins

Adam Johnson crosses the ball.

26mins

The ball is delivered by Damien Duff.

26mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Damien Duff.

25mins

Adel Taarabt takes a fantastic shot. A parry by Vito Mannone prevents the goal.

24mins

The ball is delivered by Damien Duff.

23mins

Lee Cattermole takes the free kick.

23mins

Foul by Dimitar Berbatov on Lee Cattermole, free kick awarded.

22mins

Header by Steven Fletcher goes harmlessly over the bar.

22mins

Adam Johnson takes the free kick.

21mins

Steve Sidwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabio Borini.

21mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fabio Borini by Scott Parker.

21mins

Philippe Senderos concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher.

19mins

Clearance by Steve Sidwell.

18mins

John Arne Riise manages to make a clearance.

18mins

Phil Bardsley takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

16mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Fabio Borini.

16mins

Scott Parker takes the free kick.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by Lee Cattermole results in a free kick. Damien Duff is fouled.

15mins

Shot by Adel Taarabt missed to the left of goal.

15mins

Steve Sidwell challenges Fabio Borini unfairly and gives away a free kick.

14mins

Damien Duff crosses the ball.

12mins

Jack Colback challenges Scott Parker unfairly and gives away a free kick.

9mins

Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot and missed to the left of the target.

8mins

Fernando Amorebieta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher.

7mins

Headed chance falls to Dimitar Berbatov. Vito Mannone blocks the ball.

7mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adel Taarabt.

4mins

Free kick taken by Sung-Yeung Ki.

4mins

Adam Johnson fouled by John Arne Riise, the ref awards a free kick.

2mins

John Arne Riise manages to make a clearance.

2mins

Clearance made by Wes Brown.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Meulensteen focussed on 'huge' game Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen is all too aware of the importance of overcoming relegation rivals Sunderland in a match which could see captain Brede Hangeland return after a three-month absence. It has been a season to forget so far at Craven Cottage, with a topsy-turvy campaign featuring far more troughs than peaks. The Whites had looked to be heading towards almost certain relegation under Martin Jol, but successor Meulensteen is starting to steer the ship back on course. There have still been bad points - notably a 6-0 mauling at Hull - but victory over West Ham on New Year's Day means another win against Sunderland on Saturday could propel them away from the bottom three. "[That gap] is why it is hugely important," Meulensteen said. "West Ham was hugely important, which we came out from really, really well. We had a great result and a good performance. "Sunderland is likewise. It is a huge game for us, it is a huge game for them, but we are being positive, have been working well and working hard. "The quality has been there and it is starting to pay off. Hopefully that will be the same against Sunderland." Such is the magnitude of Saturday's clash on the banks of the Thames that Sunderland manager Gus Poyet admitted the importance is not far off a cup final. "I can see exactly where he is coming from, absolutely," Meulensteen said. "But it is 90 minutes-plus where you need to turn up. "It is good for us that is played at home because it gives you that slight advantage with your own fans, so hopefully that will help us get the win." The Black Cats head to west London buoyed by an impressive 2-1 Capital One Cup semi-final victory over Manchester United on Tuesday. Fulham have also received a boost ahead of the match, with news that captain Hangeland could make his first appearance since the 4-1 win at Crystal Palace on October 21. The 32-year-old centre-back underwent surgery in December to clear sciatic nerve trouble and is now back in full training with the Whites. "Brede is coming with full training with us, so he is up for selection in that respect, so he has done really, really well and is progressing nicely," Meulensteen said. "It is up for us to decide whether he is okay to start. We haven't made our mind up completely, but I am very happy that he is up there for selection. "But when people come back from a long injury, the last thing you want is to come back and then go again. We want him to come and stay, so we will be very, very cautious." Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg could also return and will have an ankle complaint assessed before the match, while full-back Kieran Richardson is available after hamstring tightness to face his former club. Bryan Ruiz may well be left out of the squad after Meulensteen confirmed the Costa Rica international can leave in January, with Real Betis and a return to Holland among the possible destinations. Sunderland boss Poyet believes midfielder Adam Johnson can play a "massive" part in the Black Cats' bid to claw their way out of the Premier League relegation zone. Poyet's men head to Fulham on Saturday still on a high from their midweek heroics against Manchester United, in which Johnson played a crucial role in coming off the bench to win the penalty which secured a famous win. Johnson's positive performance followed on from his match-winning display in the FA Cup third round win over Carlisle last Sunday and suggested he could be ready to rediscover the form which convinced the club to sign him for B#10million from Manchester City in August 2012. Poyet said: "When you have got a player like Adam who is on good form the chance that you will stay in the Premier League is massive. "Adam has started the year fantastically and he made my day the other day so I am looking forward to seeing him stay on that level. "I have seen him happier and more relaxed and really going for it. When we told him what we wanted him to do we didn't know if it was going to be possible, but he gave us all we wanted to see." Johnson could have earned himself a place in the starting line-up for the trip to one of his side's chief relegation rivals which Poyet conceded could go some way towards determining the respective fates of the two sides this season. Striker Steven Fletcher is set to keep his place in Sunderland's starting line-up after shrugging off a slight knock sustained against Manchester United.

Formation:4231Manager: Rene Meulensteen

Fulham

Formation: 433Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Sunderland

  • David Stockdale
  • Sascha Riether
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Fernando Amorebieta
  • John Arne Riise
  • Scott Parker
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Damien Duff
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • SUBS
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Ashkan Dejagah
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Darren Bent

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WLLWLW
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Sunderland
  • LDDWDL

Last Meetings

  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 17/08/2013
  • Sunderland
  • 2 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 02/03/2013
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 3
  • Sunderland
  • 18/11/2012
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Sunderland
  • 06/05/2012
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 19/11/2011
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 3
  • Fulham
  • 30/04/2011

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 4
  • P Kasami 3
  • S Parker 2
  • D Berbatov 2
  • D Bent 2
  • P Senderos 1
  • K Richardson 1
  • B Ruiz 1
  • A Dejagah 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

Sunderland

  • S Fletcher 3
  • P Bardsley 2
  • E Giaccherini 2
  • J O'Shea 1
  • A Johnson 1
  • C Gardner 1
  • J Altidore 1
  • J Colback 1
  • F Borini 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 21
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Sunderland

    • Total goals 57
    • Goals per game 15
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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