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Fulham 0 Man United 4

Fulham 0 Man United 4

At a capacity Craven Cottage, Fulham crashed out of the FA Cup at the quarter-finals stage to a rampant Manchester United.

Two goals in each half were enough to end our dream of a Wembley appearance but, on the balance of play, there can`t be much argument about the result, at times it was almost men against boys.

The side selected by Roy Hodgson had a familiar look to it with no surprise inclusions. Fulham got the action underway and in a game with such an emphatic score line actually had the better of the opening fifteen minutes even though, very early on, Schwazer was forced to rescue us with a save from Tevez after the usually reliable Hangeland had made an unforced error.

Pushing forward we created two good chances. The first came courtesy of some slack Unite defending that saw Vidic clear off the line after Johnson had flicked a ball towards goal. The second came after Van der Sar claimed a Dempsey header after a decent Zamora cross.

But then it all went horribly wrong!

With twenty minutes on the clock Konchesky conceded a corner and when the ball was worked back in Tevez was on hand at the far post to squeeze a header in. The gaol saw Fulham put on the back foot and just past the half hour mark Rooney hit the base of the post when it really was easier to score.

But respite was fleeting as three minutes later that man Tevez made it 2-0 curling a great shot, from roughly twenty yards, past Schwarzer. If it was going to be uphill at 1-0 we were looking for a miracle at 2-0.

Any chances Fulham had of sneaking back into it in the second half were demolished a mere four minutes into it when Rooney made it 3-0 curling a shot past Schwarzer from the edge of the area. Now it looked only a matter of how many we`d concede as United cut us open.

Schwarzer made two good saves from Park, the second with an outstretched right hand that pushed a powerful shot away. The keeper, by the far the busier of the two on the pitch, then had to deny Tevez but as we passed the 80th minute United got the fourth goal they deserved.

Gera, on for Zamora played an aimless pass across the central midfield straight to an opposition player, Park raced on to it and compounded the original error by finishing neatly past Schwarzer.

Thankfully, it stayed at 4-0, our FA Cup dream is over and we`d better start looking towards next weekend and a trip to Bolton before, yes you`ve guessed it, we face the 'Red Machine` at Craven Cottage again in two weeks time!



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Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Saturday March 7 2009
Time: 7:24PM

Comments

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gutted.....absolutely gutted!! :(:(
KBFulham
07/03/2009 20:04:00
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gutted.....absolutely gutted!! :(:(
KBFulham
07/03/2009 20:04:00
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Don't be, it wasn't really a performance you'd want to remember anyway..
ForeverUnited
07/03/2009 21:50:00
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Don't be, it wasn't really a performance you'd want to remember anyway..
ForeverUnited
07/03/2009 21:50:00
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I know the 'rags' are good but you made them look like world beaters (maybe they are). That was not a performance that you have been showing in the league this season. What went wrong?
Thaibluefan
08/03/2009 00:24:00
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I know the 'rags' are good but you made them look like world beaters (maybe they are). That was not a performance that you have been showing in the league this season. What went wrong?
Thaibluefan
08/03/2009 00:24:00
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confidence down maybe after losing to the Tigers ??....................
ernshaw
08/03/2009 08:35:00
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confidence down maybe after losing to the Tigers ??....................
ernshaw
08/03/2009 08:35:00
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the confidence certainly was down after the hull defeat!! i just hope we pick it up for Wednesday..
KBFulham
08/03/2009 10:36:00
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the confidence certainly was down after the hull defeat!! i just hope we pick it up for Wednesday..
KBFulham
08/03/2009 10:36:00
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