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  • Date:30 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:16:30
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:21,829
  • Murphy - pen (10) Murphy - pen (13)
    Hangeland (22) Dembele (45)

Live Commentary


Damien Duff takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.


Zoltan Gera takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.


Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, Aaron Hughes takes a shot. Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Blocked by William Gallas.


Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by William Gallas.


Simon Davies produces a cross, William Gallas makes a clearance.


The official flags Peter Crouch offside. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.


Steven Pienaar fouled by Steve Sidwell, the ref awards a free kick. Benoit Assou-Ekotto restarts play with the free kick.


Alan Hutton sends in a cross.


Simon Davies on for Moussa Dembele. The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Crouch. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.


The referee gives a free kick against Steve Sidwell for handball. Free kick taken by William Gallas.


Jonathan Greening replaces Danny Murphy. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Steven Pienaar. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.


The referee penalises Clint Dempsey for handball. Luka Modric takes the direct free kick.


A cross is delivered by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance. Jermaine Jenas has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.


Unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar by Danny Murphy results in a free kick. Heurelho Gomes restarts play with the free kick.


Moussa Dembele concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastien Bassong. Free kick taken by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.


Zoltan Gera comes on in place of Andrew Johnson.


Jermaine Jenas comes on in place of Rafael Van der Vaart. Effort from outside the penalty area by Steven Pienaar goes wide left of the target.


Unfair challenge on Aaron Lennon by Steve Sidwell results in a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart takes the free kick.


Clint Dempsey takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.


The ball is crossed by John Pantsil, clearance by Alan Hutton.


Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Heurelho Gomes.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luka Modric by Moussa Dembele. Direct free kick taken by Alan Hutton.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Sidwell on Steven Pienaar. Free kick taken by Luka Modric.


The ball is delivered by Rafael Van der Vaart, David Stockdale makes a comfortable save.


Foul by Aaron Lennon on Clint Dempsey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.


Aaron Lennon crosses the ball, Sebastien Bassong takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.


Alan Hutton crosses the ball, clearance made by Aaron Hughes. Steven Pienaar decides to take the corner short. The ball is sent over by Alan Hutton, clearance by Steve Sidwell.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Steven Pienaar on Moussa Dembele. David Stockdale takes the direct free kick.

48:10 +3.10

Corner taken by Aaron Lennon, Steve Sidwell manages to make a clearance.


The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, clearance by Brede Hangeland.

47:02 +2.02

Moussa Dembele gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 4-0 Tottenham.

46:32 +1.32

Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.


The ball is sent over by John Pantsil. Header by Andrew Johnson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.


Peter Crouch replaces Jermain Defoe.


Foul by Rafael Van der Vaart on Clint Dempsey, free kick awarded. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.


Carlos Salcido challenges Luka Modric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.


Luka Modric produces a cross, clearance by John Pantsil.


The ball is swung over by Benoit Assou-Ekotto, save made by David Stockdale.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlos Salcido on Jermain Defoe. Rafael Van der Vaart restarts play with the free kick.


Damien Duff receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled by Damien Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart crosses the ball in from the free kick, John Pantsil makes a clearance.


Shot from 25 yards from Steve Sidwell. Comfortable save by Heurelho Gomes.


The ball is swung over by John Pantsil, fantastic save by Heurelho Gomes.


Aaron Lennon delivers the ball.


Andrew Johnson takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Heurelho Gomes.


Short corner worked by Aaron Lennon. Shot from just outside the penalty area by Luka Modric misses to the left of the target.


Clint Dempsey produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.


Rafael Van der Vaart is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Danny Murphy fouled by Rafael Van der Vaart, the ref awards a free kick. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.


Andrew Johnson produces a cross, save by Heurelho Gomes.


Unfair challenge on Danny Murphy by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.


Brede Hangeland finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 3-0 Tottenham.Damien Duff takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post. Assist on the goal came from Andrew Johnson.


Steven Pienaar concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Sidwell. Direct free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.


The ball is crossed by Damien Duff, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Moussa Dembele goes wide right of the target.


John Pantsil concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Lennon. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Lennon.


William Gallas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Raniere Sandro.


Clint Dempsey takes a shot.


The referee sends off Michael Dawson for professional foul. Danny Murphy scores a penalty. Fulham 2-0 Tottenham.Michael Dawson concedes a Penalty for a foul on Moussa Dembele. The assist for the goal came from Moussa Dembele.


Danny Murphy scores a penalty. Fulham 1-0 Tottenham.Clint Dempsey fouled by Alan Hutton, the ref awards a Penalty. Assist by Clint Dempsey.


Centre by Damien Duff, Heurelho Gomes makes a save.


Unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson by Sebastien Bassong results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.


Raniere Sandro fouled by Moussa Dembele, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luka Modric.


The ball is sent over by Carlos Salcido.


Centre by Damien Duff, Michael Dawson makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff to the near post, Clint Dempsey has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.


The official flags Aaron Lennon offside. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.


Steve Sidwell challenges Steven Pienaar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Rafael Van der Vaart from the free kick, Aaron Hughes gets a block in.


Corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart.

Match Preview

Zamora recovery progressing well Fulham striker Bobby Zamora will return to first-team training in two weeks with his rehabilitation progressing smoothly. Zamora could be available to play next month after recovering from the broken leg sustained against Wolves in September. "Bobby's got a very detailed programme for the next two or three weeks," said Fulham manager Mark Hughes. "He will be finishing off with the physios and doing work specific to his position. "Next week we'll get him involved with warm-ups and the technical things with the senior group. "Hopefully the week after that he will be in with the group and taking part in training as normal. "It's a case of building him up and it will be a number of weeks before he can be considered. "When he is in the group, hopefully he will be two or three weeks away from selection." Fulham have suffered in the absence of their England striker, who scored 19 goals in all competitions last season. Only recently have they started finding the net with any regularity and they host Tottenham in Sunday's FA Cup fourth-round tie in a far more comfortable position than when the London rivals last met. On New Year's Day the Cottagers succumbed to a 1-0 defeat at White Hart Lane at a time when Hughes was facing questions over his future. Two Barclays Premier League wins later and Fulham appear more settled with Hughes even insisting Spurs will approach their showdown with anxiety. "We've played well in both games against Spurs this season. On January 1 we matched them," he said. "For long periods we dictated the pace of the game and possession, had chances to get back on level terms and did really well. "We are going up against a very good team, a very accomplished side with lots of good individual talent, but we know we can compete. "We have given a better account of ourselves against Spurs than most teams have. "Maybe that will give them more apprehension than us." Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp insists he would never like one of his players to earn #140,000 a week. Despite being a serious challenger for a top-four position and reaching the second round of the Champions League, Tottenham are one of the clubs who refuse to pay their players over #100,000 a week. Manchester City's Yaya Toure reportedly earns #250,000 a week while Tottenham's top earners take home around a third of that amount. Redknapp has had to shelve bids for Luis Fabiano and Diego Forlan due to their salary demands this month but insists that offering stratospheric wages would have a similar effect on his club. "I wouldn't want the chairman to start paying #130-140,000 a week for a player," Redknapp said. "It would be difficult when you've got players here getting what they get who are probably better than the ones you've got to pay that money for. "So, suddenly, the whole thing would get out of hand, wouldn't it?" Redknapp takes his side to Fulham on Sunday looking to book a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The 63-year-old won the competition with Portsmouth in 2008 and reached the semi-finals last year with Spurs before being eliminated by his former employers. Redknapp handed a number of his fringe players a start in the third-round win over Charlton earlier this month but intends to field his strongest XI at Craven Cottage against the team that Spurs knocked out at the quarter-final stage last year. "We want to go there and get through if we can," Redknapp said. "I will field my best available team. Benoit (Assou-Ekotto) is fine after his knee injury. (Heurelho) Gomes will go out there. Hopefully he will be okay after his shoulder injury. "It is a big game. We want to get through and give it our best shot." Roman Pavlyuchenko is likely to start on the bench, with Redknapp expected to start with either Peter Crouch or Jermain Defoe alongside Rafael van der Vaart up front. The Russian claimed earlier this week that he could leave White Hart Lane after falling down the pecking order but Redknapp insists the club have had no bids for the striker and insists he is not for sale. He said: "No one's come in for him. He's here and I wouldn't think there is any chance of him going before Monday. "There's nothing happening at all with Pav." Fulham boss Mark Hughes was under pressure around the festive period after a run of poor form plunged his side into the relegation zone. The Welshman has overseen an upturn in form recently, with Fulham having lost just once since Tottenham beat them on New Year's Day.

Formation:4411Manager: Mark Hughes


Formation: 4411Manager: Harry Redknapp


  • David Stockdale
  • John Pantsil
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Carlos Salcido
  • Damien Duff
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Danny Murphy
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Moussa Dembele
  • SUBS
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Diomansy Kamara
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi
  • Simon Davies
  • Jonathan Greening



Match Report

Murphy spot on as Spurs are hit for four Fulham cruised into the last 16 of the FA Cup with an impressive 4-0 demolition of London rivals Tottenham at Craven Cottage. The result of the match had been determined by half-time after Fulham had raced into a four-goal advantage by the break. Danny Murphy scored from the spot 11 minutes in after Alan Hutton barged down Clint Dempsey in the box. The Cottagers captain, who signed a new deal with the club on Friday, added a second penalty three minutes later after Michael Dawson was sent off for tugging back Moussa Dembele in the box. Brede Hangeland stabbed home to make it 3-0 before Dembele rifled home a blistering strike just before half-time to seal the impressive win. The win will provide another morale boost for Mark Hughes' resurgent side but will raise serious questions about Tottenham's ability to challenge for honours, particularly given that Harry Redknapp fielded arguably his strongest team available. Gareth Bale was out due to a back injury but Redknapp named an XI that included the likes of Rafael van der Vaart, Steven Pienaar and Heurelho Gomes, who returned in goal after a shoulder injury kept him out of last week's draw at Newcastle. Fulham, who had lost twice to Spurs already this year, replaced Chris Baird with Carlos Salcido in the only change from the XI that lost to Liverpool in midweek. After a dull opening 10 minutes, the game sparked into life when Salcido robbed the careless Dawson 30 yards out before Hutton barged over Dempsey in the box as he raced towards goal. Referee Phil Dowd blew for a penalty and Murphy fired the spot-kick to Gomes' right to put Fulham 1-0 up. Dawson's match went from bad to worse two minutes later when he dithered on the ball just inside his own area. Dembele pinched the ball off Dawson before the England centre-half tried to yank the striker back by his shirt. Dowd dismissed the former Nottingham Forest man before Murphy beat Gomes, this time to the goalkeeper's left, from 12 yards. Buoyed by their excellent start, Fulham looked for a third goal and it came after 23 minutes. Andrew Johnson flicked on Damien Duff's corner and the ball found Hangeland at the back post. With Gomes stranded, the Norwegian made no mistake from three yards. Sensing Tottenham could crumble, Redknapp sent on William Gallas for Sandro but Spurs still looked weak at the back. Luka Modric fizzed a shot wide from long distance and Van der Vaart went into the book after clattering into Murphy from behind just before the half-hour mark. Fulham made their numerical advantage count by dominating play. Johnson raced at the Tottenham defence as the first half came to a close but his shot fell straight into Gomes' hands. Dembele then rounded off an incredible first half for the hosts with a fourth goal when he strode past Sebastien Bassong and fired a sublime 20-yard strike past Gomes. Redknapp brought on Peter Crouch for Defoe at the break as Spurs looked to get back into the game. Crouch's introduction had little effect though as Fulham started the second period the stronger of the two sides. Johnson flicked a header just wide of Gomes' goal from a John Pantsil cross. At the other end David Stockdale had his first test of the half, saving a tame Sebastien Bassong header from Aaron Lennon's cross. Dempsey's 25-yard curling shot caused Gomes to pull off an impressive save low down to his right just after the hour mark. Dembele then skipped past two markers before Bassong blocked the striker's goal-bound effort from eight yards. A fifth Fulham goal looked inevitable as they laid siege to the Spurs goal. Dempsey raced at the Tottenham back four and beat Gomes from 25 yards but his rising strike flew over the Tottenham goal. Redknapp brought the ineffective Van der Vaart off, bringing on Jermaine Jenas, and Mark Hughes took Johnson off and introduced Zoltan Gera. Pienaar was lucky not to be booked when he hacked down Duff after 71 minutes. Murphy received a standing ovation when he departed two minutes later to be replaced by Jonathan Greening. The home crowd taunted their north London rivals as they struggled to get hold of the ball. The match's tempo had dropped to that of a practice match by the time Simon Davies replaced Dembele with 10 minutes left. A rare move down the Tottenham right allowed Hutton to cross for Crouch but the England striker was muscled off the ball by Pantsil. Fulham almost had a fifth in the 87th minute when Aaron Hughes' glanced header hit the bar from Duff's corner. Gera had a golden chance a minute later but Gomes saved with his feet from the Hungarian's 12-yard shot and Fulham had to settle for four.