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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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95mins

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

95mins

Jonjo Shelvey takes a short corner.

93mins

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

93mins

Alvaro Vazquez on for Alejandro Pozuelo.

92mins

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

92mins

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

92mins

Elsad Zverotic sends in a cross.

90mins

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

89mins

Clearance made by Chico.

89mins

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

88mins

Chico makes a clearance.

86mins

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

86mins

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

85mins

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

81mins

Clearance by Fernando Amorebieta.

80mins

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

79mins

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

79mins

Clearance made by Steve Sidwell.

79mins

Alejandro Pozuelo sends in a cross.

77mins

The ball is crossed by Roland Lamah.

77mins

Alex Kacaniklic replaces Bryan Ruiz.

76mins

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

74mins

Scott Parker makes a clearance.

73mins

Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

72mins

The referee books Ben Davies for unsporting behaviour.

71mins

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

71mins

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

71mins

The ball is delivered by Ben Davies.

70mins

Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

69mins

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

69mins

Corner taken short by Bryan Ruiz.

69mins

Centre by Darren Bent.

68mins

Centre by Elsad Zverotic.

66mins

Shot by Wilfried Bony. Maarten Stekelenburg blocks the ball.

66mins

Clearance by Bryan Ruiz.

66mins

Fernando Amorebieta makes a clearance.

64mins

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.

63mins

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

63mins

Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

Aaron Hughes is booked.

62mins

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

61mins

Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

60mins

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

59mins

Jonjo Shelvey replaces Nathan Dyer.

58mins

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

58mins

Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

57mins

Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

56mins

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

55mins

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

55mins

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

55mins

Jonathan de Guzman delivers the ball.

54mins

Ben Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Hughes.

53mins

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

50mins

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

47mins

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

47mins

Jonathan de Guzman delivers the ball.

47mins

The referee gets the second half started.

47mins

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

47mins

Free kick crossed by Bryan Ruiz.

46mins

The first half comes to an end.

46mins

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

45mins

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

44mins

The ball is swung over by Angel Rangel.

43mins

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

42mins

Angel Rangel delivers the ball.

41mins

Clearance by Fernando Amorebieta.

40mins

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

40mins

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

39mins

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

39mins

The ball is crossed by Jonathan de Guzman.

37mins

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

36mins

Clearance by Kieran Richardson.

34mins

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

34mins

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

33mins

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

32mins

Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.

31mins

Ben Davies sends in a cross.

30mins

Pajtim Kasami shown a yellow card.

29mins

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

27mins

Clearance by Aaron Hughes.

26mins

Free kick taken by Chico Chico.

26mins

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

25mins

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

23mins

Chico Chico takes the free kick.

23mins

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

19mins

Jose Alberto Canas takes the free kick.

19mins

Derek Boateng booked.

19mins

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

17mins

The ball is sent over by Elsad Zverotic.

16mins

Chico manages to make a clearance.

15mins

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

14mins

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

13mins

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

12mins

Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

11mins

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

11mins

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

10mins

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

9mins

Roland Lamah crosses the ball.

7mins

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

6mins

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

6mins

Fernando Amorebieta manages to make a clearance.

6mins

Nathan Dyer delivers the ball.

5mins

Clearance made by Kieran Richardson.

5mins

Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

4mins

Corner taken by Bryan Ruiz.

3mins

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

3mins

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

3mins

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

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