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John Arne Riise takes a shot. Blocked by Youssouf Mulumbu.
Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Bryan Ruiz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bryan Ruiz takes the free kick.
Steven Reid joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Morrison.
Corner taken by Danny Murphy, Clint Dempsey has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Gabriel Tamas.
Corner taken by Danny Murphy played to the near post, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
James Morrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz. Free kick crossed by Danny Murphy.
Somen Tchoyi finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 West Brom.The assist for the goal came from James Morrison.
Damien Duff produces a cross.
Somen Tchoyi on for Simon Cox.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, John Arne Riise makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Gabriel Tamas, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Dorrans, save by David Stockdale.
Peter Odemwingie delivers the ball, blocked by Damien Duff.
Centre by Nicky Shorey, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Centre by Nicky Shorey, Stephen Kelly gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Damien Duff, save by Ben Foster.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Bryan Ruiz. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
A goal is scored by Clint Dempsey from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-0 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Bryan Ruiz.
Stephen Kelly delivers the ball, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Stephen Kelly.
Effort on goal by Peter Odemwingie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Steve Sidwell gets a block in.
Damien Duff crosses the ball.
Shot by Peter Odemwingie from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
Shot from outside the box by John Arne Riise misses to the left of the target.
The ball is sent over by Damien Duff, Gareth McAuley makes a clearance.
Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans from the left by-line to the near post, Simon Davies makes a clearance.
Clint Dempsey fouled by Gareth McAuley, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the right by-line, Marc-Antoine Fortune manages to make a clearance.
Danny Murphy challenges Graham Dorrans unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee cautions Danny Murphy for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Graham Dorrans from left channel, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.
Graham Dorrans sends in a cross, David Stockdale makes a save.
Simon Cox crosses the ball, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.
Simon Cox takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale.
Foul by Brede Hangeland on Marc-Antoine Fortune, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Peter Odemwingie from the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Danny Murphy, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Steve Sidwell. Direct free kick taken by Gabriel Tamas.
Unfair challenge on Danny Murphy by Marc-Antoine Fortune results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
Steve Sidwell delivers the ball.
The ball is delivered by John Arne Riise, clearance by Jonas Olsson.
The ball is swung over by Danny Murphy, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
John Arne Riise sends in a cross, clearance made by Nicky Shorey.
James Morrison takes a shot. Blocked by Philippe Senderos.
Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Danny Murphy results in a free kick. Gabriel Tamas restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Murphy produces a cross, clearance by Gabriel Tamas.
Foul by Steve Sidwell on Youssouf Mulumbu, free kick awarded. Gabriel Tamas takes the direct free kick.
Damien Duff takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.
Long range effort by Clint Dempsey goes wide right of the target.
Damien Duff delivers the ball.
Youssouf Mulumbu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Marc-Antoine Fortune from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Simon Davies takes a inswinging corner.
The ball is crossed by Danny Murphy, Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Save by Ben Foster.
Nicky Shorey takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.
Gabriel Tamas takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
Danny Murphy takes a shot. Graham Dorrans gets a block in. Shot from just outside the area by Steve Sidwell misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, Gabriel Tamas takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
Graham Dorrans takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.
Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy, save by Ben Foster.
Effort from just outside the area by Steve Sidwell goes over the target.
Damien Duff produces a cross, clearance made by Jonas Olsson.
Damien Duff delivers the ball, Gareth McAuley manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.
Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, Marc-Antoine Fortune manages to make a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Peter Odemwingie misses to the right of the goal.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Marc-Antoine Fortune. Indirect free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.
Steve Sidwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc-Antoine Fortune. James Morrison takes the direct free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Clint Dempsey. Ben Foster restarts play with the free kick.
Steve Sidwell sends in a cross, Gabriel Tamas makes a clearance.
Handball by Simon Cox. John Arne Riise takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Simon Cox, Damien Duff manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Graham Dorrans, save by David Stockdale.
James Morrison takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
Simon Cox takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Kelly by Marc-Antoine Fortune results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Steve Sidwell goes wide left of the target.
Hangeland sees few surprises in Baggies
Fulham defender Brede Hangeland knows what to expect when Roy Hodgson's West Brom visit Craven Cottage.
The 30-year-old Norway international moved to west London from Copenhagen in January 2008 to link up with the Cottagers, who were then under the tutorship of Hodgson.
During his time at the helm, he helped transform Fulham from a side battling relegation to one fighting to be in the Premier League top 10 as well as the 2010 Europa League final.
Hodgson eventually left for Liverpool and now West Brom, who Hangeland and his team-mates face them in the Barclays Premier League.
"We know exactly what to expect from West Brom," he told the club's official website, www.fulhamfc.com. "It will be much the same as we played a couple of years ago and we all know how difficult that will be to break down.
"They will be a strong unit and well organised so we're in for a tough game but obviously we would like to keep our home form going and win the game."
On Hodgson's return to Craven Cottage, he added: "He definitely deserves a warm welcome whenever he returns to Craven Cottage.
"I think all the players who were part of that era and certainly the fans will appreciate that [time he had at the club]."
West Brom winger Jerome Thomas and defender Gonzalo Jara-Reyes are major injury doubts.
The duo suffered ankle and abductor muscle injures respectively during the home FA Cup defeat to Norwich at the weekend, while midfielder Paul Scharner is still struggling to overcome an Achilles problem which has troubled him in recent weeks.
Albion skipper Chris Brunt (fractured ankle) and fellow midfielder Zoltan Gera (knee) remain long-term absentees.
Hodgson will be returning to Fulham for the first time since he left the Cottagers in the summer of 2010 to take charge of Liverpool.
He said: "I had a wonderful two and a half years there. It will be an emotional return but we will have to be at our very best to get something out of the game.
"Fulham have had quite a bit of cup success but the main thing about them is people now regard them as a mid to top half of the table team in the Premier League.
"There is now never any suggestion that they will be relegation candidates. The club has gone forward and is an example to ourselves with the stability it has had these last few years."
All-square on Roy's return
Fulham began life after Bobby Zamora with a whimper as West Brom secured a point in a 1-1 draw on Roy Hodgson's first return to Craven Cottage.
The 31-year-old striker left for west London rivals QPR on Tuesday, leaving the home side bereft of attacking ideas.
Makeshift striker Clint Dempsey looked like he would prove Fulham's saviour once again as he tucked home midway through the second period.
However, the Cottagers lacked a cutting edge and West Brom made them pay with eight minutes remaining.
Substitute Somen Tchoyi fired home in front of the visiting support to ensure Hodgson took home a point home after a tough battle with his former club.
Heading into the match, Martin Jol ran with a line-up missing a recognised striker as new signing Pavel Pogrebnyak was not registered in time to feature and Andrew Johnson was left out on the 18-man squad.
Reported Fulham target Peter Odemwingie was recalled to the West Brom starting line-up and was the only change made to the side that faced Stoke in the league 11 days ago.
It was a strong-looking line-up named by Hodgson as he went in search of victory at his old stomping ground.
The match marked the former Fulham manager's first return to Craven Cottage after a highly successful spell that saw the west Londoners reach the 2010 Europa League final.
Hodgson received a standing ovation from the home support as the he made his way to the dugout, although there was no room for sentiment on the field.
Fulham started brightly and, after Steve Sidwell struck wide inside two minutes, Dempsey jinked into the box but could not quite get a shot away.
James Morrison forced David Stockdale into action in a rare Baggies attack and play soon returned to the other end, where Fulham thought they had taken an 11th-minute lead.
An exquisite through ball from Danny Murphy put Dempsey clear to net with relative ease, although the goal was chalked off for offside.
Odemwingie curled wide as the Baggies threatened to counter attack, although it was the hosts that were bossing possession.
While Fulham were looking in control, they lacked conviction and seemed devoid of ideas.
The Cottagers almost went behind when the visitors broke and Stockdale had to scramble across goal to stop a Marc-Antoine Fortune effort trickling in.
Jol deployed Ruiz just off Dempsey in place of Zamora, although they lacked the England international's presence in attack.
Ruiz beat Ben Foster to a looping Murphy ball but headed well wide, before Dempsey tested the West Brom goalkeeper as half-time approached.
Simon Cox saw a shot saved moments into the second period as the Baggies began brightly, penning Fulham back in their own half.
Fortune forced Stockdale to save down low during a 10 minute period of dominance, before Ruiz broke into the box at the other end only to toe-poke straight at Foster.
The effort was soon followed by a John Arne Riise piledriver as play began to swing in Fulham's favour.
The hosts were pressing and hoping to find a gap in West Brom's defence, which they managed to in the 69th minute.
Graham Dorrans' rash clearance gave Fulham possession and Ruiz played a neat pass to Dempsey, who directed the ball past Foster inside the box.
Fulham continued to press after breaking the deadlock but were caught out by West Brom in the 82nd minute.
Tchoyi, having come off the substitute's bench five minutes earlier, latched onto a Morrison pass to fire past Stockdale.
Jol's men continued to press after conceding and Dempsey headed over from a whipped-in Murphy corner as the clock wound down.
Fulham continued to bombard the visitors' back line deep into stoppage time, although were unable to find a winner and were met by boos at full time.
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