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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Stadium of Light
  • Attendance:39,576
  • Kakuta (32) Davies (60)
    Davies (72) Davies (72)
Goal!

Live Commentary

90:29 +0.29

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Johnson. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.

86:06

The official flags Eidur Gudjohnsen offside. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

84:36

Boudewijn Zenden fouled by Dickson Etuhu, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Anton Ferdinand.

83:56

The official flags Stephane Sessegnon offside. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

81:15

Anton Ferdinand challenges Andrew Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

80:32

Eidur Gudjohnsen produces a right-footed shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.

77:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes by Stephane Sessegnon. Dickson Etuhu is brought on as a substitute for Danny Murphy. Bobby Zamora goes off and Andrew Johnson comes on. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

74:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Baird by Stephane Sessegnon. Stephane Sessegnon receives a yellow card. Boudewijn Zenden comes on in place of Steed Malbranque. Craig Lynch replaces Jordan Henderson. Direct free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

72:19

Simon Davies fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 0-3 Fulham.

71:27

The ball is crossed by Jordan Henderson, save made by Mark Schwarzer.

69:43

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Greening by Michael Turner. Direct free kick taken by Steve Sidwell.

67:05

Ahmed Elmohamady takes a shot. Philippe Senderos gets a block in.

66:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Bobby Zamora. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

65:25

Foul by Michael Turner on Bobby Zamora, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

65:02

(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Anton Ferdinand coming on for Sulley Muntari.

63:10

Bobby Zamora challenges Jordan Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sulley Muntari.

62:35

Danny Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephane Sessegnon. Stephane Sessegnon restarts play with the free kick.

61:38

Gael Kakuta leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Greening.

60:12

Simon Davies fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Sunderland 0-2 Fulham.Steve Sidwell provided the assist for the goal.

57:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eidur Gudjohnsen by Sulley Muntari. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

53:16

Eidur Gudjohnsen produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

52:42

Gael Kakuta takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

52:18

Phillip Bardsley sends in a cross.

50:59

Jack Colback fouled by Danny Murphy, the ref awards a free kick. Nedum Onuoha takes the direct free kick.

50:30

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

49:56

Michael Turner fouled by Eidur Gudjohnsen, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.

49:15

Corner taken by Danny Murphy played to the near post, Jordan Henderson makes a clearance.

48:58

Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Clearance made by Phillip Bardsley.

47:04

Corner taken short by Gael Kakuta.

46:32

Bobby Zamora fouled by Nedum Onuoha, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Baird.

46:09 +1.09

Jordan Henderson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

45:19 +0.19

The referee blows for offside against Steve Sidwell. Indirect free kick taken by Nedum Onuoha.

44:13

Eidur Gudjohnsen takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

43:35

Ahmed Elmohamady produces a cross, Philippe Senderos manages to make a clearance.

41:49

Danny Murphy challenges Steed Malbranque unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Sulley Muntari.

39:44

Danny Murphy takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Nedum Onuoha.

39:10

The ball is crossed by Ahmed Elmohamady, clearance by Philippe Senderos.

38:31

Ahmed Elmohamady crosses the ball, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

37:53

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Stephane Sessegnon.

37:33

Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Gael Kakuta gets a block in.

36:40

Steve Sidwell challenges Steed Malbranque unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Colback takes the free kick.

35:55

Phillip Bardsley delivers the ball, clearance made by Danny Murphy.

35:07

The referee blows for offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.

34:41

Lee Cattermole takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

32:47

A goal is scored by Gael Kakuta from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sunderland 0-1 Fulham.Bobby Zamora provided the assist for the goal.

32:18

Phillip Bardsley delivers the ball.

31:09

Danny Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Turner.

29:59

Effort from deep inside the area by Steed Malbranque misses to the left of the goal.

28:51

The offside flag is raised against Steed Malbranque. Chris Baird takes the free kick.

26:25

Lee Cattermole takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

25:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Murphy on Steed Malbranque. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.

24:36

Jordan Henderson takes the inswinging corner, save by Mark Schwarzer.

23:37

Jordan Henderson fouled by Carlos Salcido, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sulley Muntari, clearance by Steve Sidwell.

23:20

Foul by Steve Sidwell on Jordan Henderson, free kick awarded. Lee Cattermole restarts play with the free kick.

19:59

Shot on goal by Eidur Gudjohnsen from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

16:19

The referee blows for offside against Sulley Muntari. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.

13:11

The ball is sent over by Phillip Bardsley, Close range headed effort by Ahmed Elmohamady misses to the right of the goal.

12:17

Bobby Zamora is ruled offside. Nedum Onuoha takes the direct free kick.

11:42

Jordan Henderson takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Chris Baird.

10:07

Steed Malbranque takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

7:45

Philippe Senderos gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Sulley Muntari, clearance made by Eidur Gudjohnsen.

6:58

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jordan Henderson, save by Mark Schwarzer.

6:13

Corner taken by Jordan Henderson from the left by-line played to the near post, Chris Baird makes a clearance.

6:03

Ahmed Elmohamady sends in a cross, clearance by Aaron Hughes.

2:30

Bobby Zamora sends in a cross, save by Simon Mignolet.

0:17

Bobby Zamora challenges Jack Colback unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.

Match Preview

Striker headache for Bruce Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will head into their Barclays Premier League clash with Fulham without a single senior striker fit. Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck (both hamstring) are unlikely to play again this season and Fraizer Campbell (knee) is out for a year, while even youngster Ryan Noble damaged a knee on youth team duty earlier this week. Benin international Stephane Sessegnon is the main candidate for a lone role up front, while full-back Phil Bardsley has recovered from the bout of concussion he suffered during last Saturday's 4-2 victory over Wigan. John Mensah (adductor tear) and Anton Ferdinand (hamstring) are being assessed, but Kieran Richardson (hamstring) is likely to miss out and Titus Bramble, Craig Gordon and David Meyler (all knee) remain on the sidelines. Defender Philippe Senderos could make his first appearance for Fulham in the Barclays Premier League clash at Sunderland. The Switzerland international joined from Arsenal last June but has yet to feature for the Cottagers after picking up a serious Achilles injury. Senderos was included in the squad for the first time in Wednesday's 3-0 victory over Bolton and could be given a taste of first-team action from the bench at the Stadium of Light. Fulham manager Mark Hughes will be hoping Damien Duff has recovered from his own Achilles complaint, while Bobby Zamora and Andrew Johnson will be pushing for starts having both come on as substitutes in the last two games. Hughes believes his side still have a lot to play for this season and thinks they can pick up an away victory. The Londoners all but secured their Barclays Premier League survival with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Bolton at Craven Cottage on Wednesday. Clint Dempsey's brace and a Brede Hangeland header secured the three points that propelled the side up to ninth in the standings. With the upper echelons seemingly out of reach and relegation staved off, Fulham could be forgiven for taking it easy for the final four games. However, boss Hughes insists the inherent motivation within his side will ensure they do not rest on their laurels in those matches, which include home games against Liverpool and Arsenal. "We have two big games in fairness but we have still got challenges, which I think is good at this time of the year," he said. "We want to see the season through to its conclusion and see where it takes us and obviously we have an opportunity to add to our away wins, which have been few and far between. "We have an opportunity at the weekend, maybe Sunderland will be down on numbers in terms of who they can put out on the field. "Maybe that will help us but we will still have to play as well as we did on Wednesday to get a positive result but let's see what happens."

Formation:4411Manager: Steve Bruce

Sunderland

Formation: 442Manager: Mark Hughes

Fulham

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Ahmed Elmohamady
  • Michael Turner
  • Nedum Onuoha
  • Phillip Bardsley
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Jack Colback
  • Sulley Muntari
  • Steed Malbranque
  • Stephane Sessegnon
  • SUBS
  • Trevor Carson
  • John Mensah
  • Boudewijn Zenden
  • Cristian Riveros
  • Anton Ferdinand
  • Blair Adams
  • Craig Lynch

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Match Report

Cottagers end away day blues Fulham secured only their second away win in the Barclays Premier League since August 2009 in emphatic fashion against injury-hit Sunderland. On-loan Chelsea forward Gael Kakuta poked home his first goal in English football in the 33rd minute to give the visitors the lead before a Simon Davies double in the second half settled matters 3-0 at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland enjoyed much the better of the first half but failed to convert a number of decent opportunities and were left to contemplate an eighth defeat from 10 matches. The hosts' ongoing injury crisis robbed them of any fit strikers, with Danny Welbeck and Asamoah Gyan both expected to miss the rest of the season after damaging hamstrings in last weekend's 4-2 win over Wigan. That result allayed the Black Cats' relegation fears but had either Welbeck or Gyan been fit they surely would have converted at least one of the host of chances the home side created in the first half. Sunderland dominated possession from the off and full-back Ahmed Elmohamady had the first decent chance in the 14th minute with a header glanced just wide from Phil Bardsley's cross. The Fulham team featured three changes from Wednesday's 3-0 win over Bolton, the most notable of which was a debut for Philippe Senderos 11 months after he joined the club from Arsenal following his recovery from an Achilles injury. Kakuta and Bobby Zamora also came into the side, with Brede Hangeland and Clint Dempsey left out altogether while Moussa Dembele dropped to the bench. Eidur Gudjohnsen shot over in a rare chance for the visitors before Sunderland's wastefulness continued as Steed Malbranque charged down an attempted Senderos clearance only to clip a shot well side. And the hosts were made to pay in the 33rd minute when Kakuta took advantage of some poor defending. The 19-year-old was picked out by Zamora all alone in the middle of the area and he poked the ball through the legs of Simon Mignolet. Sunderland should have responded immediately but Lee Cattermole's finish from 10 yards out was weak and easily saved by Schwarzer after a superb ball from makeshift frontman Stephane Sessegnon, while Sulley Muntari saw an effort deflected just over the bar. Sessegnon had a chance to run at the Fulham defence five minutes into the second half and he engineered a shooting chance but his effort lacked power and Schwarzer safely held on. Fulham were inches away from grabbing a second moments later as a sliding Zamora just failed to turn Gudjohnsen's cross-shot into an empty net. The Cottagers did double their advantage in the 61st minute with a goal from Davies that was as simple as it was clinical. Steve Sidwell chased a long ball to the byline and cut it back for Davies to guide his shot into the far corner. Both managers turned to their substitutes, with Jonathan Greening replacing Kakuta while Steve Bruce took off Muntari and sent on centre-back Anton Ferdinand, with Nedum Onuoha moving up front to offer some much-needed height and power. It was game over in the 73rd minute as Davies grabbed his second of the afternoon. Mignolet and Ferdinand got in each other's way as they attempted to clear Zamora's cross and Davies turned the loose ball home despite the best efforts of Elmohamady. That was the cue for large sections of the Sunderland fans to head for the exits and there was no doubt which team was in the ascendancy now. Gudjohnsen tried his luck from 25 yards with a volley that landed just wide of the post while Sunderland continued to huff and puff without ever threatening to breach Schwarzer's goal.

Form Guide

    DLLLLW
  • Sunderland
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • WLWLDW

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 11/12/2010
  • Sunderland
  • 0 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 28/02/2010
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 06/12/2009
  • Sunderland
  • 1 - 0
  • Fulham
  • 27/01/2009
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 0
  • Sunderland
  • 18/10/2008
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 3
  • Sunderland
  • 05/04/2008

Top Scorers

Sunderland

  • A Gyan 10
  • D Welbeck 6
  • K Richardson 4
  • P Bardsley 3
  • J Henderson 3
  • N Onuoha 1

Fulham

  • CD Dempsey 11
  • D Duff 4
  • B Hangeland 4
  • A Johnson 3
  • B Zamora 3
  • S Davies 2
  • D Etuhu 2
  • C Baird 2
  • M Dembele 2
  • A Hughes 1
  • Z Gera 1

Goals

Sunderland

    • Total goals 88
    • Goals per game 39
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 40
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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