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  • Date:23 Nov 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,258
  • Parker (63)
  • Aaron Hughes - og (55) Shelvey (79)
Goal!

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94:17 +4.17

Unfair challenge on Wilfried Bony by Steve Sidwell results in a free kick.

94:09 +4.09

Jonjo Shelvey takes a short corner.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

92:27 +2.27

Alvaro Vazquez on for Alejandro Pozuelo.

91:48 +1.48

Elsad Zverotic challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick.

91:11 +1.11

Header at goal by Darren Bent. Michel Vorm makes a block.

91:07 +1.07

Elsad Zverotic sends in a cross.

89:25

Foul by Pajtim Kasami on Jonjo Shelvey, free kick awarded.

88:37

Clearance made by Chico.

88:16

Jose Alberto Canas challenges Dimitar Berbatov unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:03

Chico makes a clearance.

85:50

(Swansea) makes a substitution, with Dwight Tiendalli coming on for Roland Lamah.

85:10

Adel Taarabt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Parker.

84:20

Steve Sidwell has an effort at goal. Ashley Williams gets a block in.

80:40

Clearance by Fernando Amorebieta.

79:33

Jonjo Shelvey slots the ball right footed into the goal. Fulham 1-2 Swansea.Assist by Roland Lamah.

78:45

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

78:22

Clearance made by Steve Sidwell.

78:09

Alejandro Pozuelo sends in a cross.

76:46

The ball is crossed by Roland Lamah.

76:12

Alex Kacaniklic replaces Bryan Ruiz.

75:25

Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Maarten Stekelenburg catches the ball.

73:42

Scott Parker makes a clearance.

72:26

Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

71:04

The referee books Ben Davies for unsporting behaviour.

70:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Davies on Elsad Zverotic.

70:49

Alejandro Pozuelo has an effort at goal. Scott Parker gets a block in.

70:46

The ball is delivered by Ben Davies.

69:03

Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

68:30

Pajtim Kasami challenges Jonathan de Guzman unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68:22

Corner taken short by Bryan Ruiz.

68:02

Centre by Darren Bent.

67:21

Centre by Elsad Zverotic.

65:44

Shot by Wilfried Bony. Maarten Stekelenburg blocks the ball.

65:18

Clearance by Bryan Ruiz.

65:05

Fernando Amorebieta makes a clearance.

63:07

Bryan Ruiz takes a short corner. Scott Parker scores a right footed goal. Fulham 1-1 Swansea.Bryan Ruiz provided the assist for the goal.

62:46

Darren Bent takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ashley Williams gets a block in.

62:04

Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.

61:46

Aaron Hughes is booked.

61:40

Aaron Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Bony.

60:05

Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

59:30

Derek Boateng leaves the field to be replaced by Steve Sidwell.

58:54

Jonjo Shelvey replaces Nathan Dyer.

57:58

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

57:38

Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

56:48

Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

55:18

An own goal is scored by Aaron Hughes. Fulham 0-1 Swansea.

54:56

Fernando Amorebieta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alejandro Pozuelo.

54:36

Ben Davies takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Scott Parker.

54:27

Jonathan de Guzman delivers the ball.

53:45

Ben Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Hughes.

52:32

Jonathan de Guzman takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg makes a block.

49:18

Foul by Angel Rangel on Dimitar Berbatov, free kick awarded.

46:40

Shot by Wilfried Bony missed to the right of the net.

46:34

Jonathan de Guzman delivers the ball.

The referee gets the second half started.

46:10

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

46:09 +1.09

Free kick crossed by Bryan Ruiz.

The first half comes to an end.

45:32 +0.32

Foul by Roland Lamah on Elsad Zverotic, free kick awarded.

44:43

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

44:00

The ball is swung over by Angel Rangel.

42:28

Nathan Dyer takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Maarten Stekelenburg parries the ball away.

41:35

Angel Rangel delivers the ball.

40:21

Clearance by Fernando Amorebieta.

39:14

Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Derek Boateng.

39:08

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman from the right by-line.

38:12

Chance falls to Wilfried Bony who heads at goal. Blocked by Aaron Hughes.

38:10

The ball is crossed by Jonathan de Guzman.

36:43

Roland Lamah has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

35:36

Clearance by Kieran Richardson.

33:12

Header by Dimitar Berbatov goes to the left of the goal.

33:10

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

32:44

Pajtim Kasami has an effort at goal. Angel Rangel gets a block in.

31:22

Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

30:18

Ben Davies sends in a cross.

29:02

Pajtim Kasami shown a yellow card.

28:51

Unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Pajtim Kasami results in a free kick.

26:24

Clearance by Aaron Hughes.

25:53

Free kick taken by Chico Chico.

25:16

Pajtim Kasami gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman.

24:04

Roland Lamah takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Aaron Hughes gets a block in.

22:54

Chico Chico takes the free kick.

22:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman by Dimitar Berbatov.

18:59

Jose Alberto Canas takes the free kick.

18:40

Derek Boateng booked.

18:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Derek Boateng on Nathan Dyer.

16:45

The ball is sent over by Elsad Zverotic.

15:33

Chico manages to make a clearance.

14:46

Roland Lamah concedes a free kick for a foul on Derek Boateng.

13:27

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

12:06

Jonathan de Guzman handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

11:58

Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

10:29

Roland Lamah has an effort at goal. Scott Parker gets a block in.

10:25

Wilfried Bony takes a shot. Derek Boateng gets a block in.

9:48

Scott Parker takes a shot. Michel Vorm makes a block.

8:06

Roland Lamah crosses the ball.

6:59

Jonathan de Guzman fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Fernando Amorebieta.

5:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Scott Parker.

5:30

Fernando Amorebieta manages to make a clearance.

5:28

Nathan Dyer delivers the ball.

4:26

Clearance made by Kieran Richardson.

4:20

Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

3:33

Corner taken by Bryan Ruiz.

2:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Derek Boateng by Jonathan de Guzman.

2:04

Alejandro Pozuelo is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick.

2:03

Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.

The match gets underway.

Match Preview

Jol - I initiated Meulensteen call Martin Jol insists he was the mastermind behind Rene Meulensteen's appointment as Fulham's new head coach. Meulensteen's arrival after the 4-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at Liverpool two weeks ago was thought to have increased the pressure on Jol with the former Anzhi Makhachkala boss viewed as the club's manager in waiting. Fulham are third from bottom in the table and have lost their last four matches in all competitions with Swansea visiting Craven Cottage on Saturday. But Jol has revealed that it was his decision to recruit Meulensteen, who left Manchester United's coaching team in the summer before a brief spell at Anzhi, in an attempt to ignite their ascent up the Premier League. "I'm really pleased he's here. I thought he was making a choice to go elsewhere - first to Germany and then Qatar," Jol said. "It was maybe by coincidence that I texted him again and he said that he'd come back to England. "We needed something, more rhythm. We weren't playing with rhythm and we needed more energy. "I thought we needed something and he's the right guy. But now we need the results. There's a new spirit and a good spirit." Fulham face Swansea without centre-back Brede Hangeland who continues to nurse a sciatic nerve problem with Jol unable to set a date for his return. "It's a real problem with Brede and he won't be involved. Each week I thought he'd come back but he hasn't," Jol said. Jol admires Swansea's progress since their entrance into the Premier League in 2011 but points out that Fulham have produced superior results during the same period. "The Liverpool defeat was two weeks ago. There's a new game coming up and we want to do better," he said. "Swansea play in a very good way that is probably the way we'd like to play. "Over the last couple of years Swansea have done extremely well, but over the same period we have more points than them. "That's very positive and people don't notice it, but it's true. We're ready for this match." Fulham defender Brede Hangeland will miss out because of a sciatic nerve problem. Right-back Sascha Riether serves the second match of his three-game suspension while Damien Duff and Hugo Rodellega are out with groin problems. Matthew Briggs is sidelined after undergoing a hernia operation, but 17-year-old French striker Moussa Dembele has been added to the squad as cover. Fulham may currently occupy a place in the relegation zone, but Swansea defender Ben Davies fully expects the Cottagers to be in the Barclays Premier League next season. Jol's side sit 18th in the table with 10 points from their opening 11 league fixtures. Fulham have lost their last three league games, but know they would leapfrog Swansea with a win over the Welsh club at Craven Cottage. The London side claimed a handsome 3-0 win over the Swans on the final weekend of last season and, with players of the calibre of Dimitar Berbatov, Bryan Ruiz and Adel Taarabt on their books, Davies has no doubt they will remain a top-flight outfit beyond the end of the season. "Everybody has seen the quality they have got in that team and they have shown they can cause any side in the Premier League problems on their day," he said. "They put a good performance in against us here last season and that shows we can't underestimate them. "I don't know about them maybe being in a false position, they always seem to be there or thereabouts, but no-one considers them strugglers because of the quality in the side." Swansea are themselves winless in five games in all competitions and sit 13th in the table. The Swans are just a point worse off than they were at this stage last season - which they finished in ninth - but left-back Davies admits Michael Laudrup's side have yet to hit their stride. "I think in some way it's fair to say we have not been at our best," he said. "There have been times where we haven't reached the standards we have over the last couple of years. "Expectations are higher this year because of what we have achieved in the past and it is always difficult to maintain and better what we have done. "But as players know we haven't reached our best so we have to do everything can to get there. "We are only a point behind where we were this time last year and, if you look at it in a positive light, we have done that without having reached our best. "We're going into the game looking to get three points and it is up to us deliver a performance good enough to get them." Swansea will again be without Michu and Pablo Hernandez. Michu will be out until the start of December with his ankle injury while Hernandez has suffered a recurrence of a thigh problem and also remains on the sidelines. Garry Monk has undergone knee surgery but Ashley Williams has suffered no problems since his return from an ankle problem, while Michel Vorm is back having served a suspension against Stoke.

Formation:4321Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 4231Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • Elsad Zverotic
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Fernando Amorebieta
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Scott Parker
  • Derek Boateng
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Darren Bent
  • SUBS
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • David Stockdale
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Ashkan Dejagah
  • Moussa Dembele

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWWLLL
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • LLWDLD

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 0 - 3
  • Fulham
  • 19/05/2013
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 2
  • Swansea
  • 29/12/2012
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 3
  • Swansea
  • 17/03/2012
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 10/12/2011

Top Scorers

Fulham

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

Swansea

  • W Bony 3
  • N Dyer 2
  • MP Michu 2
  • B Davies 2
  • J de Guzman 1
  • P Hernandez 1
  • J Shelvey 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 10
  • (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) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 15
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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