Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham 1 Newcastle 0

Fulham 1 Newcastle 0

Fulham registered their fifth home victory on the bounce courtesy of a second half goal from Damien Duff, his first of the season.

Following the 4-0 thrashing of Spurs, in the FA Cup, on Sunday, Mark Hughes made two changes to the starting eleven. Schwarzer, back from international duty, returned between the sticks whilst Baird replaced Salcido at full back.

With reference to the two transfer window acquisitions, Gudjohnsen didn`t make the eighteen but Kakuta was awarded a place on the bench.

Fulham started well without creating any real clear-cut chances although Harper, in the Newcastle goal, ha dot scamper across his goal on a couple of occasions.

Having lost Carroll in the transfer window, Alan Pardew would not have been impressed to see Ameobi leave the field injured early on. Newcastle almost opened the scoring as the first forty-five minutes approached the half way mark but Sidwell`s clearing header, from a Barton free-kick, went just, for us, the right side of the post.

Fulham should have taken the lead though when a Murphy free kick landed at the boots of Dempsey, unfortunately the American stabbed his effort wide.

Half Time - Fulham 0 Newcastle 0

If the first half had been a touch less entertaining than the Spurs rout, then the second half started off in much the same vein

But things slowly improved and Dempsey forced a save out of Harper before Duff saw his follow up fly wide.

Demspey was continuing to be a thorn in Newcastle`s side and Harper produced a great save to deny the American by his near post. But, thankfully, the deadlock was soon to be broken.

Murphy produced a great ball over the top, Duff held off Jose Enrique and scored against the very team he`d left to join us at Craven Cottage. How often does that happen?

Matters could have improved when debutant, Kakuta, had a chance but shot straight at Harper, after a good assist from Dembele.

Dempsey, one of the stars of the night, could have sewn the game up in a one-on-one situation but Harper pulled off a good stop.

All in all, eventually, another satisfying home result.

Vital Fulham on: facebook

Vital Fulham on: twitter

Join Vital Fulham

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Thursday February 3 2011
Time: 4:26PM

Comments

0
how were sidwell and kakuta? i only saw highlights, but dempsey looked unlucky not to score...
woodysweats
03/02/2011 16:51:00
0
Deserved three points and a little breathing room. Well done.
Teddy_KGB
03/02/2011 18:22:00
0
good old d d
truth sayer ffc
03/02/2011 22:29:00
0
Sidwell and danno at times went for the same ball, but newcastle did a job on danno and dembele in the first half. This did affect danno with his passing. Sidwell is box to box and has more in his passing game than bis des tutu. Kakuta looks mustard lively and skillful and show some good touches and could have bagged a brace to be fair. Newcastle tired and we counter attacked in second half. Should have had 2 pens as well. Ref was crap
Leonestar
03/02/2011 22:57:00
0
when dano wakes up fulham wake up the master
truth sayer ffc
04/02/2011 22:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham Interested in Blackburn Wide-Man

Once the current transfer embargo is lifted.

Amorebieta in Love with Fulham

With Fulham`s season drifting towards a conclusion on a sea of inconsistency, we have but one more game to get through.

Brentford (a) - Jokanovic`s Views

Yesterday, over at Griffin Park, Fulham were soundly beaten by their West London rivals Brentford.

Brentford 3 Fulham 0

Any hopes of Fulham ending the season with a finishing flourish of two wins evaporated in the first seven minutes at Griffin Park this afternoon.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Brentford (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli5%
Richards3%
Amorebieta0%
Stearman3%
Ream0%
Cairney0%
Christensen0%
Parker3%
Ince3%
Tunnicliffe0%
McCormack30%
Demble0%
Fredericks53%
Hyndman0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship