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  • Date:01 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Craven Cottage
  • Attendance:25,335
  • Sidwell (31)
    Berbatov (65) Berbatov (65)
  • Diame (6) Diame (6)
    Diame (6)
Goal!

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93:12 +3.12

Shot by Guy Demel went wide right of the target.

The referee signals the end of the game.

92:03 +2.03

Philippe Senderos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George McCartney.

91:49 +1.49

Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

91:17 +1.17

Steve Sidwell manages to make a clearance.

90:46 +0.46

Razvan Rat produces a cross.

90:38 +0.38

Corner from the left by-line taken by Razvan Rat.

90:18 +0.18

Stewart Downing has an effort at goal. Blocked by Steve Sidwell.

88:39

Short corner taken by Alex Kacaniklic from the right by-line.

88:05

Alex Kacaniklic produces a cross.

87:25

Pajtim Kasami decides to take a short corner.

85:00

A cross is delivered by Sascha Riether.

81:06

Clearance by George McCartney.

79:37

Guy Demel crosses the ball.

78:19

Sascha Riether sends in a cross.

76:36

Header by Alou Diarra misses left.

76:33

Free kick crossed by Matthew Taylor.

75:51

Fernando Amorebieta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole.

75:21

Matthew Taylor crosses the ball.

73:28

Damien Duff takes a shot. Blocked by Razvan Rat.

70:38

Joey O'Brien makes a clearance.

70:33

Darren Bent has an effort at goal. Jussi Jaaskelainen fumbles the ball.

69:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Damien Duff.

69:36

Clearance made by Damien Duff.

69:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dimitar Berbatov on Matthew Taylor.

68:33

Carlton Cole comes on in place of Modibo Maiga.

68:11

Adel Taarabt leaves the field to be replaced by Darren Bent.

67:37

Alou Diarra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell.

66:37

A cross is delivered by Modibo Maiga.

65:24

Dimitar Berbatov grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Fulham 2-1 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Scott Parker.

64:46

Jack Collison makes a clearance.

64:04

Clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

63:21

Clearance made by Razvan Rat.

62:50

Scott Parker takes the free kick.

62:15

Razvan Rat is cautioned.

61:43

Foul by Razvan Rat on Damien Duff, free kick awarded.

60:47

Adel Taarabt takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

60:45

Headed chance falls to Adel Taarabt. Jussi Jaaskelainen fumbles the ball.

60:02

Steve Sidwell takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Joey O'Brien.

59:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adel Taarabt on George McCartney.

58:20

Booking for Guy Demel.

56:02

Clearance by Fernando Amorebieta.

56:01

Centre by Jack Collison.

55:52

Kieran Richardson leaves the field to be replaced by Alex Kacaniklic.

55:48

Mohamed Diame leaves the field to be replaced by Stewart Downing.

55:07

Clearance made by Fernando Amorebieta.

51:52

Adel Taarabt takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Guy Demel gets a block in.

51:49

Scott Parker takes a short corner.

51:27

Kieran Richardson produces a cross.

48:11

Scott Parker takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen parries the effort to safety.

47:37

A cross is delivered by Damien Duff.

47:02

Shot by John Arne Riise. Jussi Jaaskelainen parries the effort to safety.

46:11

Philippe Senderos restarts play with the free kick.

The match restarts for the second half.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

46:08 +1.08

Razvan Rat delivers the ball.

45:29

Joey O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

45:06 +0.06

John Arne Riise restarts play with the free kick.

43:30

Fernando Amorebieta fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick.

42:02

The assistant referee flags for offside against Modibo Maiga.

40:47

Modibo Maiga has an effort at goal. Fernando Amorebieta gets a block in.

39:57

Clearance by John Arne Riise.

39:18

Fernando Amorebieta takes a shot. Alou Diarra gets a block in.

38:30

Matthew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Adel Taarabt.

38:08

Adel Taarabt has an effort at goal. George McCartney gets a block in.

37:20

George McCartney restarts play with the free kick.

36:56

Matthew Taylor fouled by Steve Sidwell, the ref awards a free kick.

33:43

Razvan Rat makes a clearance.

32:56

Adel Taarabt takes a shot. Blocked by George McCartney.

32:48

Kieran Richardson takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

32:35

Clearance made by Philippe Senderos.

31:44

Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line. Steve Sidwell scores with a header. Fulham 1-1 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Damien Duff.

31:31

Mark Noble goes off and Razvan Rat comes on.

29:13

Clearance by Matthew Taylor.

27:32

Shot by John Arne Riise went over the crossbar.

27:29

Fernando Amorebieta heads at goal. Modibo Maiga gets a block in.

26:56

Clearance made by George McCartney.

26:28

Centre by Sascha Riether.

25:34

The ball is sent over by John Arne Riise.

24:59

A cross is delivered by Kieran Richardson.

24:26

Adel Taarabt takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jussi Jaaskelainen blocks the ball.

22:48

Clearance by Philippe Senderos.

22:37

Header at goal by Kevin Nolan. David Stockdale parries the effort to safety.

22:18

Clearance made by Alou Diarra.

19:57

Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

18:33

David Stockdale takes the free kick.

17:26

A cross is delivered by Sascha Riether.

16:52

Free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.

16:33

Clearance by Philippe Senderos.

15:21

Adel Taarabt takes a shot.

13:28

Alou Diarra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker.

12:51

Clearance made by George McCartney.

12:16

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Noble.

10:33

Damien Duff crosses the ball.

9:08

Sascha Riether crosses the ball.

7:39

Philippe Senderos makes a clearance.

7:04

The offside flag is raised against Dimitar Berbatov.

6:13

Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Mohamed Diame grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Fulham 0-1 West Ham.Jussi Jaaskelainen provided the assist for the goal.

5:39

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dimitar Berbatov.

3:56

Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

3:56

Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

2:54

Sascha Riether sends in a cross.

1:56

Damien Duff crosses the ball.

0:06

Shot by Modibo Maiga went wide right of the net.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Meulensteen has staff to avoid drop Rene Meulensteen has confirmed he will not make any further additions to his Fulham backroom staff. Meulensteen replaced Martin Jol as full-time Fulham boss on December 1. The former Manchester United coach has since recruited Ray Wilkins as assistant head coach and Alan Curbishley as first team technical director, to complete his management line-up. Now Meulensteen hopes his experienced backroom duo can help persuade owner Shahid Khan to invest in new signings during the January transfer window. He said: "I think I've done really well already, so no, I'm very happy with the situation we have at the moment. "I felt he (Curbishley) strengthens my team, It's so important to have the right people around you, and that's what we've been doing. "We've got a nice, dynamic staff around me, with some young guys that I know from a long time ago that understand my principles and values, and I've got Alan Curbishley and Ray Wilkins in as two people with vast experience in management. "All that can only contribute to making sure we've got a better chance of staying in the Premier League. "Any successful manager in any walk of life gets the right people around them. "And I've felt I needed some more people with good expertise, with good experience around me, and I think both of them fit the bill perfectly." Confident Khan will free up funds for new recruits in the transfer window, Meulensteen said he will draw on Curbishley and Wilkins to convince Fulham's new owner to dig deep. He said: "I've been assured I'm going to get the support I need. "Whatever funds I don't know, we haven't really spoken about that. "The most important thing is that we've had good, open and honest discussions with the owner. "He knows how important it is for us to stay in the Premier League, and with the additions of Alan and Ray it will make our case even stronger, that if we do think we need to improve and we need support, that we can put an even stronger case forward. "And I'm sure he will support that. "We just have to look at what's possible and what's available." Dimitar Berbatov and Adel Taarabt will face late fitness tests ahead of the New Year's Day Barclays Premier League home clash with West Ham. West Ham's team spirit and confidence has not been dented despite the threat of relegation, according to defender George McCartney. A 3-3 draw at home to West Brom on Saturday left West Ham languishing in 19th place in the table with 15 points from their opening 19 league fixtures. Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is the only manager of a side currently in the bottom six who was in charge at the start of the campaign and Northern Ireland international McCartney has revealed the squad remain confident they can get out of trouble. "You look over the last few weeks at the teams that have sacked their managers," he said. "The players haven't been happy with whatever way they were playing but our dressing room is great, confidence is high, the spirit is high. "We're all in it together and we're still doing all the right things on the training ground. "It is after Christmas now and when you find yourselves in the bottom three, everyone maybe gets a little bit edgy and games you feel you should be winning you're just not getting across the line. "It eventually catches up on you. The dressing room's great and we're just trying to move up the table again and get ourselves out of this situation." Allardyce takes his side to face fellow strugglers Fulham with as many as seven first-team players ruled out through injury. With club-record signing Andy Carroll sidelined since the start of the season many would be forgiven for thinking it is in attack where the Hammers are currently light. But it is at centre-back, where Allardyce has no fit recognised players, where West Ham have been exposed due to injuries to Winston Reid, James Collins and James Tomkins. McCartney filled in the role against West Brom and would be happy to continue there for as long as he is required. "I wouldn't say it was daunting," said the 32-year-old. I've played centre-half before in my life, I started out a centre-half and I've played international football as a centre-half and I know what's required. "Obviously it's not great when you have two or three regular centre-halves out injured, but I think nowadays players have got to fill in when needed. "We finished the game [against West Brom] with four full-backs in defence. It's required these days. You've got to be able play in more than one position and fill in when players are injured."

Formation:4231Manager: Rene Meulensteen

Fulham

Formation: 4231Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • David Stockdale
  • Sascha Riether
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Fernando Amorebieta
  • John Arne Riise
  • Scott Parker
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Damien Duff
  • Adel Taarabt
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Dimitar Berbatov
  • SUBS
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Alex Kacaniklic
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Ashkan Dejagah
  • Darren Bent
  • Marcus Bettinelli
  • Moussa Dembele

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LWLLWL
  • Fulham
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • LLDLLD

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 3 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 30/11/2013
  • Fulham
  • 3 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 30/01/2013
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 01/09/2012
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 3
  • West Ham
  • 26/12/2010
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 02/10/2010
  • Fulham
  • 3 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 02/05/2010

Top Scorers

Fulham

  • S Sidwell 3
  • P Kasami 3
  • S Parker 2
  • D Bent 2
  • D Berbatov 1
  • P Senderos 1
  • K Richardson 1
  • B Ruiz 1
  • A Dejagah 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1

West Ham

  • J Cole 3
  • C Cole 3
  • R Morrison 3
  • K Nolan 2
  • R Vaz Te 2
  • W Reid 1
  • M Diame 1
  • M Maiga 1

Goals

Fulham

    • Total goals 60
    • Goals per game 19
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 18
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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