UK time is: 02:07:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Blackburn 1 Fulham 1

Fulham may have failed to get that vital away win they crave, with it now being twenty-three away games, in the Premier League, without an away win, but they`ll take great pleasure in snatching a point at a very difficult ground to go to.

For the fixture Mark Hughes gave Salcido his debut with Pantsil dropping to the bench. Damien Duff recovered from a knock that had affected him recently to take his place in the starting eleven against one of his former clubs. However, Dempsey was deployed as an emergency striker to cover for the stricken Bobby Zamora.

The home side started the better of the two teams and Kalinic went on a mazy run that resulted in a free kick on the edge of the box, thankfully Hangeland was on hand to clear any impending danger from the dead-ball situation. Our hosts had another chance after a Schwarzer error had given Diouf a headed chance and the keeper appeared all at sea moments later when he dropped a free kick and Hangeland had to keep out an effort from Pedersen.

Fulham were struggling to mount any serious attacks and only had two crosses, from Duff, to show for any attacking play. The home side thought they should have had a penalty when Hangeland tackled Diouf but the referee was right to deny the appeal after Murphy had lost possession.

Unfortunately, he appeared to make up for that on the half hour mark when he appeared to ignore, or not see, (you take your pick ) a blatant taking out of Schwarzer to allow Samba the opportunity to head Robinson`s long ball into the net to give Blackburn the lead.

Fulham didn`t respond well to the goal and only had an effort from Salcido, tipped around the post by Robinson, to show for their attacking endeavour in the first forty five minutes.

The second half saw Davies hit a free kick over the bar but once more the referee, Mr Taylor, had failed to do his job and get the wall back the required ten yards. Kalinic, a thorn in our side, hit a shot wide from twenty-yards before Fulham grabbed an equaliser.

Fifty-six minutes had been played when Demble and Salcido combined delivering an inviting cross for Dempsey to head powerfully home from nine yards out.

Sam Allardyce responded by making a couple of changes with one of them being the surprise withdrawal of Kalinic. From here on in chances were few and far between and despite numerous substitutions there were to be no more goals.

The away record may have stretched to twenty-one Premier League away fixtures without a win but look on the bright side - we`re still unbeaten this season and that can`t be a bad thing can it?

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Fulham on: facebook

Vital Fulham on: twitter






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 18 2010

Time: 5:37PM

Your Comments

Draws away from home are fine with me, provided we're winning at home... although 21 without a win is going to get the press talking sooner or later. Perhaps they should grow moustaches like the Magpies!
DeuceBigelow
Was predicting a score draw. Not disappointed with a point from this one.
Teddy_KGB
dissappointed in the ref... diouf was not playing the ball AT ALL, but took schwarzer out... granted, he was having a nightmare anyway, and probably should have been sent off... but how grella didn't get a card is beyond me... pederson was also suspect on a rake of the achilles on dembele that was unnoticed... poor showing by the ref on all accounts...
woodysweats
QUITE HAPPY WITH A POINT - HARD PLACE TO GO!
Al Billy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Passley in Trouble at Portsmouth (Monday March 30 2015)

Fulham to Get Shot of Stekelenburg (Monday March 30 2015)

A Ray of Sunshine on the Horizon! (Friday March 27 2015)

Fulham Fined 20,000 (Friday March 27 2015)

Fulham Tried for Blackett (Wednesday March 25 2015)

Loan Spell for Amorebieta (Tuesday March 24 2015)

Fulham Interested in McCarthy? (Monday March 23 2015)

Fulham Charged by the FA! (Monday March 23 2015)

Woodrow Receives Call-Up! (Monday March 23 2015)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Bolton 39 12 9 18 -11 45
18. Huddersfield 39 11 11 17 -19 44
19. Reading 38 12 8 18 -19 44
20. Fulham 39 12 7 20 -18 43
21. Rotherham 39 9 13 17 -20 40
22. Wigan 39 8 11 20 -17 35
23. Millwall 39 7 12 20 -31 33

Breaking League News

LUFC Four see red as Eire claim last gasp draw
Leeds Utd : 31/03/2015 20:44:01
RUFC - Reserves Get Away Draw
Rotherham : 31/03/2015 20:11:00
LUFC Double blow for Cook
Leeds Utd : 31/03/2015 19:51:01
LUFC Leeds Midfielder having trial with Scunthorpe
Leeds Utd : 31/03/2015 19:06:00
Countdown To Bournemouth Showdown Begins!
Ipswich : 31/03/2015 18:28:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Huddersfield?
Suggested By:  putney
Bettinelli 88%
Grimmer 0%
Turner 0%
Hutchinson 0%
Richards 0%
Hoogland 0%
Tunnicliffe 6%
Kavanagh 0%
Kacaniklic 0%
Smith 0%
Woodrow 0%
Bodurov 0%
Fofana 0%
Rodallega 6%