Toon Revival Takes A Knock!
Our last visit to Craven Cottage ... 2008/9 FULHAM 2 NEWCASTLE UTD 1 FULHAM: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky, Davies, Bullard, Murphy (Baird 88), Gera (Dempsey 64), Johnson, Zamora (Nevland 74). Subs Not Used: Zuberbuhler, Gray, Stoor, Andreasen. NEWCASTLE: Given, Beye, Coloccini, Cacapa, Jose Enrique, Gutierrez (Owen 70), Butt, Barton, Duff, Martins, Ameobi. Subs Not Used: Harper, Guthrie, Bassong, N'Zogbia, Geremi, Carroll. Att: 24,740 Danny Murphy struck from the spot as Fulham edged a lively contest 2-1 to halt Newcastle's surge up the Barclays Premier League table. Murphy converted a 66th-minute penalty after Fabricio Coloccini had clipped Andy Johnson while the England marksman was sprinting into the area. Johnson had given Fulham a deserved interval lead when he capitalised on a defensive blunder by Claudio Cacapa to claim his third goal since his arrival in the summer. The Cottagers attacked at will in the first half and their dominance deserved a greater return with Jimmy Bullard and Zoltan Gera failing to bury good chances. But Newcastle emerged fired up after the break and their 57th-minute equaliser by Shola Ameobi, which had a hint of offside about it, was fitting reward for their revival. Murphy's goal set up a thrilling finale but Fulham hung on to protect their impressive home form, which now reads 13 points out of a possible 18. Newcastle arrived at Craven Cottage looking for their third successive victory but Joe Kinnear's Midas Touch, which has served the club so well since he took over, had deserted him. Kinnear included Michael Owen among the substitutes and the England striker missed a fine late chance to equalise, with Fabio Capello watching from the stand. Owen could watch from the bench as Newcastle were torn apart from the start by Fulham's ambition, which saw Shay Given expertly palm a Bullard shot to safety. Maintaining the pressure, Murphy almost saw a shot deflected into the net by Jose Enrique with Given stranded. Newcastle striker Obafemi Martins tried his luck from long range but it was a rare moment of respite as Gera nodded a Simon Davies cross narrowly wide. Enrique came to the Magpies' rescue in the 18th minute when, stood virtually on the line as the last defender, he nodded clear another powerful Gera effort. Plodding Jonas Gutierrez was punished for his lack of urgency when Davies stole the ball from his feet and found Johnson, but the England striker's final pass was poor and Newcastle breathed again. But there was no escape in the 23rd minute when rampant Fulham scored the goal their ascendancy deserved. A floated cross by Bullard was met by Cacapa but his headed clearance struck team-mate Coloccini and fell into the path of Johnson, who buried the chance. Fulham continued to spray the ball around with ease but the frequency of their attacks began to dry up. Great footwork by Martins enabled the Nigerian striker to turn and shoot in the 38th minute but his effort bobbled narrowly wide. Newcastle were seeing more possession but they were almost caught on the counter-attack in the 40th minute when Johnson, Bobby Zamora and Bullard combined only for Joey Barton to arrive in the nick of time. Heavy rain was failing to dampen either side's attacking ambition with Damien Duff outstripping Paul Konchesky and pounding the right post with a piledriver. Nicky Butt saw a well-struck free kick saved by Mark Schwarzer and moments later the former Manchester United star should have converted from close range as Newcastle continued their impressive start to the second half. It was all one-way traffic after the restart as the Magpies probed away for the equaliser and it duly arrived in the 57th minute. Duff's cross was deflected by Johnson into the centre of the area but an unfortunate bounce saw the ball elude right-back John Pantsil. Instead, it slipped behind him and Shola Ameobi was the first to react by drilling home from three metres out. Schwarzer palmed a cracking shot from Barton around the post as Newcastle continue to pummel away against a Fulham side that had disintegrated since their fine first half. But against the run of play Roy Hodgson's team restored their lead when Murphy struck from the spot in the 66th minute. Coloccini just clipped Johnson as he sprinted into the area and referee Mark Atkinson had no hesitation signalling a penalty for the decisive score. NEWCASTLE v FULHAM ... THE HISTORY ... 2010/2011 Sat 13 Nov Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Fulham Premier League 2008/2009 Sat 16 May Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Fulham Premier League Sun 09 Nov Fulham 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League 2007/2008 Sat 22 Mar Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Fulham Premier League Sat 15 Dec Fulham 0 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premier League 2006/2007 Sat 03 Feb Fulham 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sat 09 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Fulham Premiership 2005/2006 Sat 14 Jan Fulham 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sat 10 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham Premiership 2004/2005 Wed 04 May Fulham 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sun 07 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 4 Fulham Premiership 2003/2004 Mon 19 Jan Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Fulham Premiership Tue 21 Oct Fulham 2 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Premiership 2002/2003 Sat 19 Apr Fulham 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership Sat 21 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Fulham Premiership 2001/2002 Mon 08 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham Premiership Sat 17 Nov Fulham 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Premiership 1983/1984 Sat 03 Mar Fulham 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division Sat 05 Nov Newcastle Utd. 3 - 2 Fulham Second Division 1982/1983 Sat 26 Feb Fulham 2 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division Sat 16 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 4 Fulham Second Division 1981/1982 Tue 27 Oct Fulham 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. League Cup Fulham won 4-1 on aggregate Wed 07 Oct Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Fulham League Cup 1979/1980 Sat 12 Apr Fulham 1 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division Sat 01 Dec Newcastle Utd. 2 - 0 Fulham Second Division 1978/1979 Sat 21 Apr Newcastle Utd. 0 - 0 Fulham Second Division Sat 16 Dec Fulham 1 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Second Division 1974/1975 Wed 13 Nov Newcastle Utd. 3 - 0 Fulham League Cup 1967/1968 Sat 20 Apr Fulham 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division Sat 14 Oct Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Fulham First Division 1966/1967 Sat 04 Feb Fulham 5 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division Sat 24 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham First Division 1965/1966 Sat 07 May Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham First Division Sat 30 Oct Fulham 2 - 0 Newcastle Utd. First Division 1960/1961 Sat 07 Jan Newcastle Utd. 5 - 0 Fulham F.A. Cup Wed 31 Aug Fulham 4 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division Wed 24 Aug Newcastle Utd. 7 - 2 Fulham First Division 1959/1960 Sat 05 Mar Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Fulham First Division Sat 17 Oct Fulham 4 - 3 Newcastle Utd. First Division 1955/1956 Sat 28 Jan Fulham 4 - 5 Newcastle Utd. F.A. Cup 1951/1952 Sat 09 Feb Fulham 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division Sat 29 Sep Newcastle Utd. 0 - 1 Fulham First Division 1950/1951 Sat 31 Mar Fulham 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division Sat 11 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Fulham First Division 1949/1950 Sat 04 Feb Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Fulham First Division Sat 24 Sep Fulham 2 - 1 Newcastle Utd. First Division 1947/1948 Wed 14 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 0 Fulham Second Division Sat 27 Sep Fulham 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Second Division 1946/1947 Sat 22 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 3 Fulham Second Division Sat 16 Nov Fulham 0 - 3 Newcastle Utd. Second Division 1938/1939 Sat 18 Mar Fulham 1 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division Sat 12 Nov Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Fulham Second Division 1937/1938 Sat 09 Apr Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Fulham Second Division Sat 27 Nov Fulham 1 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division 1936/1937 Sat 27 Mar Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham Second Division Sat 21 Nov Fulham 3 - 4 Newcastle Utd. Second Division 1935/1936 Sat 01 Feb Fulham 3 - 1 Newcastle Utd. Second Division Sat 28 Sep Newcastle Utd. 6 - 2 Fulham Second Division 1934/1935 Sat 19 Jan Newcastle Utd. 1 - 1 Fulham Second Division Sat 08 Sep Fulham 3 - 2 Newcastle Utd. Second Division 1909/1910 Sat 05 Feb Newcastle Utd. 4 - 0 Fulham F.A. Cup 1907/1908 Sat 28 Mar Newcastle Utd. 6 - 0 Fulham F.A. Cup played at Liverpool
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