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The referee brings the game to a close.
Jerome Thomas sends in a cross.
Graham Dorrans sends in a cross, Chris Baird manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Graham Dorrans.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Graham Dorrans.
Jerome Thomas delivers the ball, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Marc-Antoine Fortune by Chris Baird results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Graham Dorrans.
Peter Odemwingie receives a yellow card. Foul by Peter Odemwingie on John Pantsil, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
Graham Dorrans takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Aaron Hughes.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale.
Clinton Dempsey goes off and Eddie Johnson comes on.
The ball is sent over by Nicky Shorey, clearance made by Dickson Etuhu.
Clinton Dempsey takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
Graham Dorrans has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by Jerome Thomas.
Effort on goal by Dickson Etuhu from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Bjorn Helge Riise coming on for Simon Davies.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris Brunt goes wide right of the goal.
John Pantsil fouled by Marc-Antoine Fortune, the ref awards a free kick. David Stockdale takes the direct free kick.
Gianni Zuiverloon challenges Clinton Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Simon Cox.
Nicky Shorey sends in a cross, save by David Stockdale.
Shot from just outside the box by Chris Brunt goes over the target.
Zoltan Gera delivers the ball, Scott Carson makes a save.
James Hurst takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Murphy. Effort on goal by Jerome Thomas from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
James Hurst takes a shot. Danny Murphy gets a block in. Effort from inside the area by Jerome Thomas misses to the right of the goal.
Chris Baird produces a cross, clearance by Gianni Zuiverloon.
(West Brom) makes a substitution, with Simon Cox coming on for James Morrison.
A cross is delivered by Simon Davies, clearance made by Gonzalo Jara.
Brede Hangeland finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Fulham 3-0 West Brom.Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies, assist on the goal came from Simon Davies.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies from the left by-line.
Marc-Antoine Fortune joins the action as a substitute, replacing Youssouf Mulumbu. Zoltan Gera is brought on as a substitute for Diomansy Kamara.
Shot from outside the box by Graham Dorrans misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is crossed by Chris Baird.
Damien Duff produces a cross, James Hurst makes a clearance.
Peter Odemwingie produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Clinton Dempsey finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Fulham 2-0 West Brom.Simon Davies takes the inswinging corner, the assist for the goal came from Simon Davies.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Damien Duff misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brede Hangeland by Peter Odemwingie. Aaron Hughes takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Brunt on Dickson Etuhu. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Damien Duff, Gianni Zuiverloon manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Diomansy Kamara on Chris Brunt. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara.
Jerome Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Damien Duff. Damien Duff takes the direct free kick.
Peter Odemwingie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Simon Davies scores a goal from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-0 West Brom.Dickson Etuhu provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Davies, Close range headed effort by Brede Hangeland goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Simon Davies produces a cross, save made by Scott Carson.
The ball is delivered by John Pantsil, clearance by Gonzalo Jara.
Graham Dorrans takes a shot.
Simon Davies produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
The ball is crossed by John Pantsil, clearance by James Hurst.
James Hurst crosses the ball.
The ball is crossed by Jerome Thomas, Dickson Etuhu manages to make a clearance.
Nicky Shorey on for Marek Cech.
Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff, save by Scott Carson.
Marek Cech gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff. Damien Duff delivers the ball, Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save.
Shot from outside the box by Clinton Dempsey goes wide right of the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Odemwingie. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Pantsil on Jerome Thomas. Free kick taken by Graham Dorrans.
Inswinging corner taken by Simon Davies, Gonzalo Jara manages to make a clearance.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. Blocked by Jerome Thomas. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Graham Dorrans, clearance by Chris Baird. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Odemwingie by Danny Murphy. Graham Dorrans delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Clinton Dempsey concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hurst. Direct free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara. The ball is sent over by Chris Baird.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by James Hurst. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Murphy, save made by Scott Carson.
Jerome Thomas takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
John Pantsil delivers the ball, James Hurst manages to make a clearance.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Damien Duff goes wide right of the goal.
Peter Odemwingie takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Stockdale.
The ball is crossed by Diomansy Kamara, Gonzalo Jara makes a clearance.
Peter Odemwingie delivers the ball, save by David Stockdale.
Graham Dorrans gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Damien Duff.
Diomansy Kamara takes a shot. Save by Scott Carson.
Damien Duff takes a shot. Scott Carson makes a save.
Marek Cech fouled by Dickson Etuhu, the ref awards a free kick. Gianni Zuiverloon takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Marek Cech by Danny Murphy results in a free kick. Marek Cech takes the direct free kick.
Chris Baird produces a cross, save made by Scott Carson.
The game gets underway.
The first half comes to an end.
The second half has started.
Moussa Dembele could finally make his Fulham comeback in Tuesday night's Barclays Premier League game against West Brom.
Dembele's ankle injury has proved troublesome, keeping him out for more than seven weeks, and his return would add much-needed firepower to the struggling Cottagers' ranks.
Goalkeeper David Stockdale will make his first appearance since August as Mark Schwarzer departs for Australia's Asian Cup campaign, while Matthew Briggs (calf), Bobby Zamora (leg) and Philippe Senderos (Achilles) remain out.
Mark Hughes hopes the manner of Fulham's last two performances will silence the Craven Cottage boo-boys - despite the club still languishing in the drop zone.
Hughes will be in the home dugout against West Brom for the first time since Boxing Day, when some of the Cottagers' fans called for his head.
The former Manchester City and Blackburn manager left the field after his side's 3-1 defeat to West Ham to chants of "Hughes out!", having earlier endured taunts of "You don't know what you're doing!".
Fulham delivered the perfect response to that shattering setback by recording a surprise win at Stoke two days later, which they followed with another encouraging - if pointless - performance at Tottenham on Saturday.
Hughes insisted the club's supporters were within their rights to berate him after the Hammers game but is hopeful they take the improved displays on board.
"They showed disappointment as we were beaten 3-1, it is understandable," he said.
"But they have seen the manner of our last two performances - they will be right behind us."
Keeper Stockdale, 25, has thrown his weight behind his manager, saying: "Everyone outside the club was asking questions at one point but, as you saw against Stoke and Tottenham, everyone here is behind the manager.
"The lads put in two good performances last week and I think we deserved at least a point out of the game on Saturday against a top-four side.
"If you take those performances, we are a top-10 side and we just need to keep believing and we'll be there at the end of the season.
"We're looking to move out of the bottom positions as soon as possible, which I'm certain we will do. It's just a matter of time."
Roberto Di Matteo has more defensive problems to contend with ahead of West Brom's trip to Fulham.
Pablo Ibanez (ankle) and Steven Reid (knee) were both forced off during Saturday's disappointing defeat to Manchester United and Di Matteo does not expect either man to be fit.
At least Gonzalo Jara is back after a one-match ban for the Baggies, who have now lost four matches on the trot.
West Brom defender Paul Scharner has urged the Baggies to retain their self-belief despite suffering their worst Premier League run of the season.
The defeat to United was their fourth on the trot and means Di Matteo's men have now collected just seven points from 11 games after making an excellent start on their top-flight return.
Another loss at Fulham would really leave them in trouble at a time when likely drop candidates West Ham have started to find some form.
Little wonder Scharner is calling on his team-mates to keep their nerve.
"The mental side of the game is even more important now than it has ever been," said the Austrian.
"You have to be able to cope with all of the pressure because every small detail on the field matters. Everyone in the Premier League is fit enough to compete. They are strong and, most times, they are technically good.
"But there is another dimension. There is another five to 15% that comes from your belief and that can be the difference over the other team."
The Baggies will need all that belief just now as Di Matteo tries to juggle with a growing injury crisis.
"The results we have had away from home in particular this season have been very pleasing," said Scharner.
"To win at Arsenal and Everton for the first time in 30 years or more, and to get a point at Manchester United after being two goals down were great results.
"It shows the quality we have here, and how high the potential is in the squad."
Carson error costs Baggies
Scott Carson made another high-profile mistake to set Fulham on course for a 3-0 victory that lifted them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.
Carson, whose blunder against Croatia contributed to England failing to qualify for Euro 2008, got both hands to Simon Davies' 30-yard drive on the brink of half-time but could only deflect the ball into his own net.
West Brom's new-look defence was then exposed after the break as Fulham cruised to a first home win in six attempts with headed goals from Clint Dempsey and Brede Hangeland.
While Fulham climbed above West Brom into 13th place to relieve some of the pressure on manager Mark Hughes, the Baggies' slump continued.
A fifth consecutive defeat represented their worst run in six years and having been eighth before Christmas they now hover just two points above the relegation zone.
Manager Roberto Di Matteo welcomed Gonzalo Jara back from suspension while James Hurst and Gianni Zuiverloon also came into the back four.
Fulham were without goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, who was away on international duty, and injured striker Andrew Johnson but that gave Diomansy Kamara a chance against his old club.
The Senegal striker almost blasted Fulham ahead in the opening minutes after a brilliant piece of control in the box.
Kamara pulled Chris Baird's long ball out of the air with a deft touch and turned to fire a low shot, which Carson did well to block.
West Brom had their moments in the first half and striker Peter Odemwingie forced Fulham keeper David Stockdale into action with a low deflected shot from the edge of the box.
But Fulham were on top of a lively encounter and the visitors' defence was struggling to contain Kamara, who cut inside Zuiverloon and laid the ball off for Dempsey.
The American went to ground in the box under a challenge from Youssuf Mulumbu but referee Martin Atkinson waved away Fulham's penalty appeals.
At the other end, Cameron Jerome escaped the Fulham defence with an angled run but his shot went straight at Stockdale and John Pantsil, whose mistake had led to the chance, cleared with an overhead kick.
Marek Cech went down injured after a challenge from Pantsil and had to be replaced by Nicky Shorey after half an hour.
While the Slovakian was off receiving treatment, Dempsey did well to ride two challenges and bring the ball down in the box but his shot was blocked.
West Brom's nervous defensive display continued. Hurst failed to deal with Pantsil's long cross, allowing the ball to fall into Davies' path but the Welsh midfielder's volley fizzed across goal and wide.
Damien Duff's deflected shot forced Carson to scramble after another poor West Brom clearance and from the subsequent corner Fulham should have taken the lead.
Hangeland climbed above Carson and the West Brom defence to meet Davies' corner but he planted his powerful head just wide - moments before taking the goalkeeper's attempted punch full in the face.
However, Davies' swerving shot put Fulham ahead in first-half stoppage time.
Mulumbu was controversially robbed of possession by Dickson Etuhu, who teed up Davies for a 30-yard drive which Carson deflected into his own net.
Davies' strike gave Fulham a real impetus and Duff came within inches of doubling their lead seven minutes into the second half when he was allowed to turn on the edge of the West Brom box.
Carson was relieved to see his low shot across goal skid just wide - but the feeling was only temporary.
Davies won Fulham a corner with a determined run down the left and then delivered the cross to the edge of the six-yard box where Dempsey planted his header past Carson.
Dempsey did well to keep his eye on the ball as it flashed past Hangeland's towering leap. A second warning about the Norwegian's aerial prowess that went unheeded.
And the next time Hangeland launched himself at a Davies corner, just nine minutes later, his timing and his aim were perfect.
No-one picked up Hangeland's late run and, at the third time of asking, he sailed through the air to meet Davies' corner to beat Carson with a powerful header from six yards.
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