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  • Date:06 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:16:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,698
  • Younes Kaboul - og (56)
  • Chris Baird - og (9) Bale (9)
    Lennon (45) Defoe (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:14 +4.14

A goal is scored by Jermain Defoe from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-3 Tottenham.Assist by Emmanuel Adebayor.

92:57 +2.57

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Luka Modric. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Bryan Ruiz.

92:34 +2.34

Outswinging corner taken by Bryan Ruiz, Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

92:24 +2.24

Stephen Kelly takes a shot. Blocked by Younes Kaboul.

91:59 +1.59

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save made by Brad Friedel.

90:26 +0.26

Scott Parker fouled by Dickson Etuhu, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

88:51

Foul by Luka Modric on Moussa Dembele, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Bryan Ruiz.

86:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Walker on Bryan Ruiz. Direct free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

84:58

Unfair challenge on Stephen Kelly by Benoit Assou-Ekotto results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Bryan Ruiz, Scott Parker manages to make a clearance.

83:37

Shot from outside the area by Moussa Dembele misses to the left of the target.

82:40

The ball is sent over by Stephen Kelly.

81:43

Ledley King fouled by Bobby Zamora, the ref awards a free kick. Brad Friedel takes the direct free kick.

81:06

Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

78:26

Centre by Chris Baird, Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

77:09

Aaron Lennon leaves the field to be replaced by Raniere Sandro.

75:56

Dickson Etuhu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Murphy.

75:25

Ledley King fouled by Bryan Ruiz, the ref awards a free kick. Brad Friedel takes the free kick.

74:54

Bryan Ruiz takes a shot.

74:44

John Arne Riise takes a shot. Younes Kaboul gets a block in.

74:19

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Bryan Ruiz from the right by-line to the near post.

74:02

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Blocked by Ledley King.

72:04

Luka Modric concedes a free kick for a foul on Bryan Ruiz. Danny Murphy delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Kyle Walker makes a clearance.

70:21

Bryan Ruiz is brought on as a substitute for Damien Duff.

70:07

Moussa Dembele produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

68:09

The referee penalises Younes Kaboul for handball. Younes Kaboul booked. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick. Chris Baird takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

65:45

Jermain Defoe joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rafael Van der Vaart.

64:40

The referee penalises Rafael Van der Vaart for handball. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Murphy.

62:35

Luka Modric takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.

60:08

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

58:40

Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Benoit Assou-Ekotto gets a block in. John Arne Riise produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

57:50

Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

55:43

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Scott Parker gets a block in. Damien Duff takes a inswinging corner. Younes Kaboul puts the ball into his own goal. Fulham 1-2 Tottenham.Assist by Damien Duff.

53:25

Damien Duff takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Emmanuel Adebayor.

52:27

Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, Scott Parker makes a clearance.

51:49

Damien Duff takes a shot. Blocked by Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

49:18

Damien Duff takes a inswinging corner.

48:33

Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.

47:23

Bobby Zamora produces a cross.

47:01

Gareth Bale takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.

46:42

Bobby Zamora produces a cross, Younes Kaboul manages to make a clearance.

46:10 +1.10

The ball is sent over by Bobby Zamora, Younes Kaboul makes a clearance.

45:06 +0.06

Aaron Lennon finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-2 Tottenham.Gareth Bale provided the assist for the goal.

45:01

Zdenek Grygera goes off and Stephen Kelly comes on.

40:35

Ledley King challenges Clint Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Bobby Zamora from the free kick.

40:17

Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto on Damien Duff, free kick awarded. Chris Baird takes the free kick.

38:25

Damien Duff delivers the ball, clearance by Younes Kaboul.

37:55

Aaron Lennon has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Steve Sidwell gets a block in.

37:09

Centre by Damien Duff, Ledley King manages to make a clearance.

36:29

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel.

35:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Walker on Moussa Dembele. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Danny Murphy from left wing, clearance made by Emmanuel Adebayor.

34:53

Centre by Damien Duff, clearance made by Younes Kaboul.

34:06

Steve Sidwell fouled by Rafael Van der Vaart, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Baird takes the free kick.

33:45

The ball is crossed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

31:42

Moussa Dembele challenges Luka Modric unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luka Modric takes the direct free kick. Rafael Van der Vaart takes a shot. Gareth Bale gets a block in.

31:19

The ball is crossed by Aaron Lennon, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

28:57

The ball is delivered by John Arne Riise.

28:23

Rafael Van der Vaart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brede Hangeland. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

23:49

Benoit Assou-Ekotto fouled by Clint Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brad Friedel.

22:58

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Brad Friedel. Corner taken by Damien Duff from the left by-line, clearance made by Kyle Walker.

14:02

Effort from just outside the box by John Arne Riise goes over the bar.

13:45

Damien Duff takes a short corner.

13:33

A cross is delivered by John Arne Riise, Brad Friedel makes a save.

12:17

Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Ledley King gets a block in.

9:46

A goal is scored by Gareth Bale from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Tottenham.Assist by Aaron Lennon.

8:36

Steve Sidwell delivers the ball, Brad Friedel makes a save.

5:14

Outswinging corner taken by Rafael Van der Vaart, save by Mark Schwarzer.

4:03

The assistant referee flags for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.

1:54

The referee blows for offside against Clint Dempsey. Brad Friedel restarts play with the free kick.

1:20

John Arne Riise takes a shot. Blocked by Younes Kaboul. Corner taken by Danny Murphy from the left by-line played to the near post, Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Brad Friedel makes a save.

Match Preview

Murphy doubt for Fulham Fulham captain Danny Murphy is a slight doubt for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash against Tottenham. The 34-year-old came off with a slight knee complaint in the second half of Thursday's 4-1 defeat of Wisla Krakow in the Europa League, but is hopeful of featuring against his former club. Bryan Ruiz was ineligible for the tie so will return against Spurs, as will Mousa Dembele who served a one-match European ban. Orlando Sa (hamstring), Philippe Senderos and Aaron Hughes (both thigh) are out. Gareth Bale will put his friendship with Martin Jol to one side and look to inflict defeat on the Fulham manager in his first encounter with Tottenham since the Dutchman left White Hart Lane in acrimonious circumstances three years ago. Tottenham head to Craven Cottage looking to keep up their push for a top-four place by extending their unbeaten Barclays Premier League run to eight matches. In the home dugout they will find Jol, the man whose three-year spell in north London came to a bitter end in 2007 when he was controversially replaced by Juande Ramos despite clinching two successive fifth-place finishes. Jol was a popular figure among Spurs fans after his exploits with the club and had it not been for a now infamous bout of food poisoning prior to the club's final game of the 2005-06 season, the 55-year-old would have almost certainly brought Champions League football to the club for the first time in their history. Jol signed Bale from Southampton as a 17-year-old full-back and he has gone on to become one of the best left-sided players in the world. The two have kept in touch and Bale values the impact Jol made on his career, but that will not stop the Welshman attempting to put one over on his former manager. "I've spoken to him a few times since he's been away and if we do bump in to each other we will probably have a little chat but the most important thing is concentrate on getting a win from the game so we can keep up with the teams around us," Bale told Spurs TV Online. "He was a great manager and I think he did amazingly for the club. "When I first came here he made me feel very welcome and he settled me down very quickly. "I wish him all the best for the future... apart from Sunday." Tottenham defender William Gallas could make his first league appearance of the season at Fulham after he suffered no reaction when making his comeback from a calf injury in the Europa League defeat to Rubin Kazan. Luka Modric has a slight groin problem but should be fit while Roman Pavlyuchenko came off with a back complaint in his homeland and will be monitored over the next couple of days. Michael Dawson (Achilles), Niko Kranjcar (thigh) and Tom Huddlestone (ankle) are all out while there are doubts over Giovani dos Santos (calf), Vedran Corluka (foot) and Danny Rose (ankle).

Formation:451Manager: Martin Jol

Fulham

Formation: 451Manager: Harry Redknapp

Tottenham

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • Zdenek Grygera
  • Chris Baird
  • Brede Hangeland
  • John Arne Riise
  • Damien Duff
  • Danny Murphy
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Clint Dempsey
  • Moussa Dembele
  • Bobby Zamora
  • SUBS
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Stephen Kelly
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Bryan Ruiz
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Kerim Frei
  • Matthew Briggs

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Match Report

Spurs ride their luck Tottenham survived a second-half onslaught at Craven Cottage to run out 3-1 winners and deny Fulham manager Martin Jol a satisfying Barclays Premier League victory over his former club. Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon struck to give Spurs a commanding interval lead in a lively London derby, but they were over-run when play resumed. Fulham dominated with Younes Kaboul's 57th minute own-goal the direct result of relentless pressure from the rampant home side. But despite their overwhelming superiority, the Cottagers were unable to secure the equaliser after failing to convert a series of chances. Controversy reigned during a chaotic five-minute spell of injury time when Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker clearly handled the ball, but referee Peter Walton declined to award a penalty. To rub salt into the wound, substitute Jermain Defoe scored with virtually the last kick of the game. Jol will have felt the disappointment more than anyone as he oversaw his first encounter against his former paymasters since leaving White Hart Lane in acrimonious circumstances three years ago. The victory was Spurs' seventh in eight games and places them on the cusp of the Champions League spots with only goal difference separating them from fourth place Chelsea. Harry Redknapp, watching from home as he continues his recovery from a heart procedure, will be content with the three points but this was not the Tottenham that dazzled against QPR last weekend. The starting line-up may have been identical, but they rode their luck like never before to stay snapping at the heals of the top four. Just two minutes into the match Brad Friedel, who was superb throughout, was forced to display lightening reflexes to deny Fulham. A corner by Danny Murphy was met by the onrushing Steve Sidwell only for his glancing header to be kept out on the line by Friedel. The pace was frantic and Mark Schwarzer had to punch the ball to safety as slick passing from Tottenham swept them deep into Fulham's half. Both teams attacked with vigour but Spurs were more dynamic and they surged ahead in the 10th minute through a goal from Gareth Bale. Lennon threaded a dangerous pass across goal which Schwarzer pushed to the side of the area where Bale was stationed. The Wales international drilled the ball back across goal and it was deflected into the next by helpless Fulham defender Chris Baird. Scott Parker required treatment after taking an accidental elbow from Sidwell on his nose, which was left bloody. Spurs' defence was caught napping when Sidwell slipped a pass to Clint Dempsey but the American failed to connect cleanly on a glorious chance and Friedel saved. Just as an increasingly lifeless first half entered injury-time, Tottenham struck for a second time through Lennon. The England winger jinked his way into the area, skipping around Baird in the process, and directed a shot into the bottom right corner of the net a heartbeat before two Fulham players came sliding in. The Cottagers then endured further misery when Zdenek Grygera had to be stretchered from the pitch after appearing to injury his right knee while making a routine tackle on Bale. Excellent link up play between Bale and Emmanuel Adebayor, who was enduring a quiet afternoon, concluded with the Welshman failing to seriously test Schwarzer. Brede Hangeland saw a goalbound header tipped over by Friedel and moments later Kaboul nearly nodded a shot by Bobby Zamora into his own net. However, Kaboul succeeded in beating his own keeper in the 57th minute as rampant Fulham deservedly hit back. Hangeland jumped to meet a corner and his presence disrupted Tottenham's defence with Ledley King nodding the ball against Kaboul's back and into the goal. Fulham's dominance continued as they poured forward in search of the equaliser, the hapless Kaboul conceding a free kick that Baird smashed at Friedel. Only last-gasp intervention from King prevented Dempsey supplying the equaliser after the USA midfielder had rounded Friedel. Once more Friedel came to the rescue, this time after Zamora had expertly timed his run into the box to outfox King. Greater drama was to follow during injury time as first Kyle Walker handled the ball during a frantic goalmouth scramble, an offence that went unpunished, and then Luka Modric cleared a late effort off the line. Fulham then suffered the cruel blow of seeing Defoe prod home to end an action-packed encounter. ends

Form Guide

    DDWLLW
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • Tottenham
  • WWWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Tottenham
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 01/01/2011
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 2
  • Tottenham
  • 16/10/2010
  • Tottenham
  • 2 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 26/01/2010
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Tottenham
  • 26/12/2009
  • Tottenham
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 26/12/2008
  • Fulham
  • 2 - 1
  • Tottenham
  • 15/11/2008

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • A Johnson 3
  • B Zamora 3
  • CD Dempsey 3
  • B Ruiz 1
  • M Dembele 1

Tottenham

  • R Van der Vaart 5
  • J Defoe 3
  • E Adebayor 3
  • G Bale 3
  • L Modric 1
  • Y Kaboul 1
  • K Walker 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 25
    • Goals per game 13
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Tottenham

    • Total goals 30
    • Goals per game 18
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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