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  • Date:26 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,332
  • Hughes (10)
  • Cole (36)
    Piquionne (45) Cole (72)
Goal!

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93mins

Foul by Danny Murphy on Frank Nouble, free kick awarded. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

91mins

Unfair challenge on Eddie Johnson by Daniel Gabbidon results in a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Danny Murphy results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

89mins

Frank Nouble is brought on as a substitute for Frederic Piquionne.

87mins

Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Robert Green.

86mins

Aaron Hughes challenges Carlton Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Gabbidon takes the direct free kick.

85mins

The ball is swung over by Carlos Salcido.

83mins

Damien Duff takes the inswinging corner, save by Robert Green.

82mins

The referee blows for offside against Carlton Cole. Indirect free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.

81mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by John Pantsil on Scott Parker. Daniel Gabbidon restarts play with the free kick.

80mins

Damien Duff produces a cross, Shot on goal by Danny Murphy from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

78mins

Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brede Hangeland by Frederic Piquionne. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Carlos Salcido delivers the ball.

76mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Murphy by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

73mins

Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, clearance made by Matthew Upson. Shot from 6 yards by Eddie Johnson. Save by Robert Green. Corner taken by Simon Davies.

73mins

Carlton Cole scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-3 West Ham.

72mins

Junior Stanislas takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas from the right by-line, Andrew Johnson manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Simon Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

69mins

Danny Murphy challenges Frederic Piquionne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Green takes the free kick.

68mins

The referee blows for offside against Carlton Cole. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.

67mins

Damien Duff produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.

66mins

Shot from just outside the area by Freddie Sears misses to the right of the target.

66mins

Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Save by Tal Ben-Haim.

65mins

Freddie Sears has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

63mins

Radoslav Kovac fouled by Eddie Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

60mins

Andrew Johnson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

59mins

Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes. Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.

58mins

John Pantsil receives a caution. The ball is crossed by John Pantsil, save by Robert Green. Unfair challenge on Junior Stanislas by John Pantsil results in a free kick. Robert Green takes the free kick.

55mins

The ball is crossed by Junior Stanislas, save by Mark Schwarzer.

54mins

Foul by Brede Hangeland on Carlton Cole, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.

53mins

Damien Duff replaces Clinton Dempsey. Eddie Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dickson Etuhu. Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.

47mins

Caution for Matthew Upson. Clinton Dempsey fouled by Matthew Upson, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Danny Murphy from the free kick.

46mins

Frederic Piquionne fires in a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-2 West Ham.Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer. Assist by Scott Parker.

44mins

Clinton Dempsey challenges James Tomkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

42mins

The ball is delivered by Simon Davies, Radoslav Kovac makes a clearance.

41mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Simon Davies, clearance by Radoslav Kovac.

41mins

Zoltan Gera has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

40mins

Tal Ben-Haim challenges Clinton Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Carlton Cole scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 West Ham.

36mins

John Pantsil sends in a cross, save made by Robert Green.

33mins

Radoslav Kovac takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Hughes. Corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas from the left by-line to the near post, Clinton Dempsey manages to make a clearance.

32mins

Radoslav Kovac fouled by Clinton Dempsey, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

32mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Radoslav Kovac on Clinton Dempsey. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.

31mins

Simon Davies produces a cross.

30mins

Simon Davies takes the inswinging corner, save by Robert Green.

29mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Junior Stanislas, save by Mark Schwarzer.

27mins

Effort from just outside the box by Simon Davies goes over the bar.

26mins

Centre by Tal Ben-Haim.

25mins

The official flags Frederic Piquionne offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.

23mins

Long range effort from Zoltan Gera misses to the left of the target.

22mins

The official flags Carlton Cole offside.

22mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Carlton Cole. Brede Hangeland takes the direct free kick.

21mins

Simon Davies delivers the ball.

21mins

Outswinging corner taken by Simon Davies from the right by-line.

20mins

Centre by Carlos Salcido, Freddie Sears manages to make a clearance. Simon Davies takes a inswinging corner.

18mins

Andrew Johnson produces a mishit right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

14mins

Shot from 25 yards from Andrew Johnson. Save made by Robert Green.

12mins

Outswinging corner taken by Junior Stanislas from the right by-line played to the near post, Andrew Johnson manages to make a clearance.

11mins

Aaron Hughes finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Fulham 1-0 West Ham.Assist by Simon Davies.

10mins

Shot by Carlos Salcido from 30 yards. Save made by Robert Green. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies, save by Robert Green.

9mins

John Pantsil produces a cross.

7mins

Frederic Piquionne crosses the ball, Effort from inside the area by Carlton Cole misses to the right of the target.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Carlos Salcido. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Frederic Piquionne.

4mins

The ball is delivered by Junior Stanislas, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

2mins

Foul by Tal Ben-Haim on Clinton Dempsey, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Murphy, Matthew Upson manages to make a clearance. The ball is delivered by Zoltan Gera.

2mins

Freddie Sears sends in a cross.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee blows for half time.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Hughes not feeling the pressure Mark Hughes will give a fitness test to Mousa Dembele before deciding whether he will play any part in Fulham's Boxing Day derby clash with fellow relegation strugglers West Ham. Dembele returned to training this week after spending the last five weeks on the sidelines with an ankle injury. Matthew Briggs (calf) is out until next month, while Bobby Zamora (leg) and Philippe Senderos (Achilles) should return in February. Hughes shrugged off speculation that defeat could spell the end of his reign as Fulham manager. Chairman Mohamed Al Fayed is reported to be losing patience with Hughes, who has presided over a disappointing start to the season. The Cottagers sit one place above the relegation zone in the Barclays Premier League on goal difference and Hughes' odds in the sack race have shortened. But the Welshman is convinced Fulham will start climbing the table, blaming their large number of draws on the absence of striker Bobby Zamora through injury. "I haven't spoken to the chairman this week. It hasn't been discussed with me," said Hughes, who was appointed in July. "We have no apprehension about the games ahead of us. There will be speculation, there always is. There is nothing I can do about it. "I don't particularly feel under pressure. I've been through this before. "People at the club understand the difficulties we have had this year and that the work we do is good work. "At some point in the future we will turn our results into positive results and begin moving up the table. "All I can do is make sure the team is in the best possible shape to take on top-quality opposition. It's very obvious where we are and the issues we have within the team. "We aren't scoring enough goals due to the personnel missing. It's about making sure we are still working hard and doing the right things and wait for something to change. "That has been the case in recent weeks where we needed a break to get our noses in front." Goalkeeper Robert Green could be back after recovering from a minor hip operation to give West Ham a boost. Valon Behrami and Victor Obinna could also return but midfielder Mark Noble is still a doubt with a hip injury while Jack Collison, Manual Da Costa and Thomas Hitzlsperger are all out. Winger Luis Boa Morte misses out through suspension, but Freddie Sears could be included after returning from loan at Scunthorpe. Avram Grant insists there is no way he would allow Scott Parker to leave the relegation-threatened club in the January transfer window. Grant admits the rock-bottom Hammers are likely to be busy in the transfer market as he fights to save his job and West Ham attempt to claw their way to Premier League safety. But while he is looking to bring in several reinforcements, Parker, who has been linked with a possible move to Tottenham, will be going nowhere. Grant admitted West Ham are close to completing a deal with Aston Villa for midfielder Steve Sidwell, but when asked if Parker could be leaving he said: "No chance. "Scott Parker is more than a good player for this football club. Even though we are at the bottom, we are trying to do the right things for this club. "We know all the teams that succeeded did not have it so easy at the start. "He is one of the foundations of this club. The owners have made it very clear that they want Scott Parker here and want good players here. "We don't have many like Scott Parker and it would not be good for us if he left the club and I don't think it would be good for him. He knows what the vision of the club is and he is part of it."

Formation:4411Manager: Mark Hughes

Fulham

Formation: 442Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

  • Mark Schwarzer
  • John Pantsil
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Carlos Salcido
  • Clinton Dempsey
  • Danny Murphy
  • Dickson Etuhu
  • Simon Davies
  • Zoltan Gera
  • Andrew Johnson
  • SUBS
  • David Stockdale
  • Chris Baird
  • Diomansy Kamara
  • Damien Duff
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Jonathan Greening
  • Rafik Halliche

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Match Report

Hammers target safety West Ham signalled their intention to become only the second club to stay up after being bottom of the Barclays Premier League on Christmas Day by ending their 27-game wait for an away win with a 3-1 victory over Fulham. Carlton Cole was gifted a Boxing Day double as the Hammers came from behind to stun Fulham at Craven Cottage and temporarily haul themselves off the foot of the table. Cole netted twice after being inadvertently played in by Dickson Etuhu and Aaron Hughes at a chilly Craven Cottage, easing the pressure on manager Avram Grant. The heat is now well and truly on opposite number Mark Hughes, whose side threw away namesake Aaron's first goal for more than six years, with Frederic Piquionne also on the scoresheet for the Hammers. The Cottagers boss left the field to chants of "Hughes out!" after earlier enduring taunts of "You don't know what you're doing!" Grant's own pre-match desperation was summed up by Freddie Sears being handed his first Barclays Premier League start since March 2009 in one of five changes for the visitors. The 21-year-old striker, recalled early from a loan spell at Scunthorpe, had scored just one goal in his entire 71-match professional career. But, playing down the right, he made an immediate impact with a decent cross for the recalled Cole, who was under good pressure. The striker also dragged wide from a tight angle before the visitors reminded their fans just why they were rock bottom in the 11th minute. The fit-again Robert Green palmed behind a Carlos Salcido shot that was going wide and the visitors failed to clear the resulting corner, allowing Simon Davies to cross for the unmarked Hughes to nod home. Recalled Fulham forward Andrew Johnson tested Green from distance two minutes later and should have doubled the hosts' lead in the 18th minute when he failed to connect properly with Davies' cross from six yards. Fulham continued to dominate and even began playing keep ball as the half progressed but gifted their toothless opponents an equaliser with eight minutes remaining. Sears' weak cross was intercepted by Dickson Etuhu but the midfielder could only divert the ball straight to Cole, who stretched to angle it beyond the onrushing Mark Schwarzer from six yards. Cole should have made it 2-1 when he shot straight at the goalkeeper after being put through one on one with a minute remaining. But Piquionne incredibly put the visitors ahead in stoppage-time when he arrived completely unmarked to volley in Scott Parker's cross. Matthew Upson picked up the game's first yellow card early in the second half for tripping Clint Dempsey. But the free-kick came to nought and West Ham should have scored themselves in the 52nd minute but another heavy touch from Cole let him down. Fulham boss Hughes withdrew Dempsey and Etuhu for Damien Duff and Eddie Johnson a minute later, a change greeted by some fans with chants of: "You don't know what you're doing!" Green beat Andrew Johnson to John Pantsil's cross as the hosts searched for an equaliser but the latter then got himself booked after bringing down Stanislas. Only a desperate clearance from Brede Hangeland prevented Cole turning in Parker's 64th-minute cross, and Sears sent a shot on the turn wide moments later. Hangeland then played a defence-splitting pass to Andrew Johnson but Green was off his line in a flash to block the forward's finish. Junior Stanislas had an effort deflected behind in the 71st minute before another calamity befell Fulham two minutes later. Hughes tried to cut out a long ball forward but only succeeded in nodding straight to Cole, who fired a superb angled drive across Schwarzer. Eddie Johnson forced a superb fingertip save from Green trying to pull a goal back and Danny Murphy should have done better than blazing over Duff's cross. With time running out, Andrew Johnson was unable to get enough power on a shot on the turn. But Fulham were already beaten and West Ham had the luxury of making a late change when Frank Nouble came on for Piquionne before the chants of "Hughes out!" began.

Form Guide

    LDLDLD
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • DLWLLD

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 02/10/2010
  • Fulham
  • 3 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 02/05/2010
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 04/10/2009
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 18/01/2009
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 27/09/2008
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 23/02/2008

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 5
  • B Hangeland 2
  • D Kamara 2
  • M Dembele 2
  • S Davies 1
  • B Zamora 1
  • D Etuhu 1
  • Z Gera 1

West Ham

  • S Parker 4
  • F Piquionne 3
  • V Behrami 2
  • C Cole 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • VN Obinna 1
  • J Stanislas 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 16
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 16
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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