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Schwarzer Rocks The SOL!
Published : 01 Mar 2013 01:29:25Rss feed
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SUNDERLAND v FULHAM - HEAD TO HEAD2012/2013 Sun 18 Nov Fulham 1 - 3 Sunderland Premier League 2011/2012 Sun 06 May Fulham 2 - 1 Sunderland Premier League Sat 19 Nov Sunderland 0 - 0 Fulham Premier League 2010/2011 Sat 30 Apr Sunderland 0 - 3 Fulham Premier League Sat 11 Dec Fulham 0 - 0 Sunderland Premier League 2009/2010 Sun 28 Feb Sunderland 0 - 0 Fulham Premier League Sun 06 Dec Fulham 1 - 0 Sunderland Premier League 2008/2009 Tue 27 Jan Sunderland 1 - 0 Fulham Premier League Sat 18 Oct Fulham 0 - 0 Sunderland Premier League 2007/2008 Sat 05 Apr Fulham 1 - 3 Sunderland Premier League Sat 27 Oct Sunderland 1 - 1 Fulham Premier League 2005/2006 Thu 04 May Sunderland 2 - 1 Fulham Premiership Mon 02 Jan Fulham 2 - 1 Sunderland Premiership 2002/2003 Sat 01 Mar Fulham 1 - 0 Sunderland Premiership Sat 14 Sep Sunderland 0 - 3 Fulham Premiership 2001/2002 Sat 19 Jan Sunderland 1 - 1 Fulham Premiership Wed 22 Aug Fulham 2 - 0 Sunderland Premiership 1989/1990 Tue 03 Oct Fulham 0 - 3 Sunderland League Cup Sunderland won 4-1 on aggregate Tue 19 Sep Sunderland 1 - 1 Fulham League Cup 1987/1988 Tue 01 Mar Sunderland 2 - 0 Fulham Third Division Tue 29 Sep Fulham 0 - 2 Sunderland Third Division 1985/1986 Sat 05 Apr Sunderland 4 - 2 Fulham Second Division Sat 02 Nov Fulham 1 - 2 Sunderland Second Division 1979/1980 Sat 29 Dec Fulham 0 - 1 Sunderland Second Division Sat 25 Aug Sunderland 2 - 1 Fulham Second Division 1978/1979 Sat 20 Jan Fulham 2 - 2 Sunderland Second Division Sat 16 Sep Sunderland 1 - 1 Fulham Second Division 1977/1978 Sat 01 Apr Sunderland 2 - 2 Fulham Second Division Sat 05 Nov Fulham 3 - 3 Sunderland Second Division 1975/1976 Sat 07 Feb Fulham 2 - 0 Sunderland Second Division Tue 26 Aug Sunderland 2 - 0 Fulham Second Division 1974/1975 Sat 22 Feb Sunderland 1 - 2 Fulham Second Division Sat 16 Nov Fulham 1 - 3 Sunderland Second Division 1973/1974 Sat 16 Mar Sunderland 1 - 0 Fulham Second Division Sat 20 Oct Fulham 0 - 2 Sunderland Second Division 1972/1973 Sat 24 Mar Fulham 1 - 2 Sunderland Second Division Sat 28 Oct Sunderland 0 - 0 Fulham Second Division 1971/1972 Sat 29 Apr Fulham 0 - 0 Sunderland Second Division Sat 11 Dec Sunderland 2 - 1 Fulham Second Division 1967/1968 Mon 28 Aug Fulham 3 - 2 Sunderland First Division Wed 23 Aug Sunderland 3 - 0 Fulham First Division 1966/1967 Sat 06 May Sunderland 3 - 1 Fulham First Division Sat 01 Apr Fulham 3 - 1 Sunderland First Division 1965/1966 Sat 19 Mar Fulham 3 - 0 Sunderland First Division Sat 25 Sep Sunderland 2 - 2 Fulham First Division 1964/1965 Sat 27 Feb Fulham 1 - 0 Sunderland First Division Sat 17 Oct Sunderland 0 - 0 Fulham First Division 1958/1959 Wed 03 Sep Fulham 6 - 2 Sunderland Second Division Wed 27 Aug Sunderland 1 - 2 Fulham Second Division 1951/1952 Sat 12 Apr Fulham 0 - 1 Sunderland First Division Sat 24 Nov Sunderland 2 - 2 Fulham First Division 1950/1951 Sat 30 Dec Fulham 1 - 1 Sunderland First Division Sat 02 Sep Sunderland 0 - 1 Fulham First Division 1949/1950 Sat 08 Apr Fulham 0 - 3 Sunderland First Division Sat 22 Oct Sunderland 2 - 0 Fulham First Division 2011/12 SUNDERLAND 0 FULHAM 0 SUNDERLAND: Westwood, O'Shea, Turner, Brown, Bardsley, Elmohamady (Noble 88), Colback (Ji 73), Cattermole, Richardson, Bendtner, Sessegnon.Subs Not Used: Carson, Gardner, Vaughan, Meyler, Egan. FULHAM: Schwarzer, Hughes, Hangeland, Baird, Senderos, Dempsey (Briggs 90), Murphy, Etuhu, Duff (Ruiz 87), Zamora (Johnson 68), Dembele.Subs Not Used: Etheridge, Kasami, Gecov, Kacaniklic. Att: 37, 688
Keeper Mark Schwarzer was Fulham's hero as he denied Sunderland victory with a remarkable injury-time save.
The Australia international, who had earlier seen both Kieran Richardson and Jack Colback rattle his woodwork in a bright start by the Black Cats, managed to block Stephane Sessegnon's injury-time shot with his leg despite being sent the wrong way by a wicked deflection.
However, while Steve Bruce's Sunderland created more than enough chances to win the game, they were also indebted to their keeper, Keiren Westwood, for two smart saves which kept out Moussa Dembele and Chris Baird.
Sunderland have now won only two of their 12 Barclays Premier League games to date this season and collected just 11 points from a possible 36, and a crowd of 37,688 trudged away knowing things will have to change quickly if they are to achieve their aim of a comfortable top-10 finish.
For Fulham, a point represented a decent return after three defeats in their last four league games in what was their 25th fixture of the season.
Sunderland might have gone in at the break two goals to the good, but equally could have headed for the dressing room trailing by the same margin after a half in which both sides created chances.
The Black Cats, however, will feel fortune was not on their side as they largely dominated, but were twice denied by the woodwork inside the opening 16 minutes.
Midfielder Richardson was the unlucky man with nine minutes gone when he met Sessegnon's left-wing cross with a header which wrong-footed Schwarzer, but clipped the top of the crossbar.
Seven minutes later, it was Colback who was left cursing the frame of the goal when he blocked Damien Duff's attempted clearance before spinning and drilling a left-foot shot against it.
Fulham striker Dembele had earlier forced a fine reaction save from Westwood after skipping past Lee Cattermole and Michael Turner on the edge of the penalty area.
But with Nicklas Bendtner and Sessegnon causing all sorts of problems for the visitors' defence, the traffic was heading mainly in the other direction.
Sessegnon directed a weak 23rd-minute header straight at Schwarzer and Phil Bardsley had a drilled long-range effort blocked by Brede Hangeland.
However, the visitors staged an injury-time flurry and might have taken the lead twice in quick succession.
First Bardsley helped Bobby Zamora's header out for a corner and then, when Sunderland old boy Dickson Etuhu met Duff's set-piece, Cattermole cleared off the line to ensure the sides remained locked together.
Sunderland returned in determined mood and Aaron Hughes had to cut out an Ahmed Elmohamady cross with Richardson looming before Danny Murphy hacked Sessegnon's deflected shot to safety within seconds of the restart.
It took a good save by Westwood to deny Chris Baird after he had drilled in a low drive from Zamora's clever 51st-minute free-kick.
Elmohamady's pace was proving too much for Baird at times, but too often the Egypt international failed to produce a telling final ball.
Bardsley, however, was providing much better service from a series of corners with Baird having to clear Wes Brown's goal-bound header and Sessegnon slicing wide after Schwarzer had come for, but missed, a right-wing cross.
Murphy might have put the visitors ahead when the ball broke to him on the edge of the Sunderland penalty area with 65 minutes gone, but he fired straight at Westwood.
Jol replaced Zamora with Andrew Johnson and Bruce sent on striker Ji Dong-won for Colback as they both looked for victory with the clock running down.
Neither Bendtner nor Elmohamady could get a touch on Sessegnon's 76th-minute cross as it flew across the penalty area, but both Johnson and Clint Dempsey shot just wide of Westwood's far post in a tense conclusion.
However, it took a stunning reaction save from Schwarzer to keep out Sessegnon's goal-bound effort after it had clipped Philippe Senderos with just seconds remaining.
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