Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Sunderland 0 Fulham 3

Sunderland 0 Fulham 3

A rarity, a Fulham away win, our first this season and a win that would have netted any punters willing to stake a few bob on that result a fortune with that score-line.

After the resounding 3-0 win over Bolton Wanderers, Mark Hughes slightly shuffled his starting eleven for the trip to Sunderland. Philippe Senderos came in for his first Fulham appearance, in place of Brede Hangeland, Gael Kakuta and Bobby Zamora came in up front in place of Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey.

Fulham didn`t start the game well, in fact they looked a little lacklustre and sluggish with Sunderland controlling matters without testing Mark Schwarzer. But, just past the half way mark in the half, Fulham created a decent chance. A cross from Simon Davies found Eidur Gudjohnsem but his effort, on the turn, flew well over the crossbar.

Sunderland could have gone ahead when a clearance form Senderos was charged down by Fulham old-boy, Steed Malbranque but the Frenchman could only put effort, from eighteen yards, wide.

With thirty-three minutes played, Fulham took the lead with a first goal in English football from Gael Kakuta. Bobby Zamora played the ball in and Kakuta, despite looking as if he wasn`t going to score, beat a couple of defenders before firing under the keeper from some eight yards out.

As half time approached, Sunderland wasted a good chance to go level when Lee Cattermole and Stephane Sessegnon exchanged passes only for the former to shoot, rather meekly, straight at Schwarzer.

With hopes of a rare away win high, Fulham were not to let us down in the second half. Sunderland may have had the first decent chance when Malbranque put through Sessegnon in a one on one situation he wasted, but Fulham were to double their lead with sixty-one minutes on the clock.

Sidwell had space galore down the left and when he fed Simon Davies the ex-Welsh international made no mistake with his shot. Twelve minutes later the game was well out of the reach of the home side when Davies got his second goal of the game.

This one though wasn`t quite as elegant as his first. Zamora fed a square ball to Davies and the Welshman bundled the ball home. 3-0 away from home, this is dreamland!



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:Saturday April 30 2011
Time: 6:00PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Ugly display, particularly in the 1st half, but a brilliant result. Well done.
Teddy_KGB
30/04/2011 18:09:00
0
well done to all.....now lets go do the brummies for our last away game of this season!
Leonestar
30/04/2011 21:35:00
0
first half, we were lucky to end on top... as the us commentators said, all sunderland's chances fell to the wrong players... steed hasn't scored in 80 appearanes and cattermole's not the finest goal scorer... but i'll take it and our goal differential might be at a season high!
woodysweats
02/05/2011 13:40:00
0
oh and that was not a very convincing performance from senderos... mental gaffe giving the ball away and then getting into a scuffle for no real reason... that's not how we do it here, boy... he and salcido make a frightening left side of the defense, but frightening for the fans...
woodysweats
02/05/2011 13:42:00
0
anyone else think Sunderland are on the slide?
Putney
02/05/2011 17:01:00
0
don't forget they had no forwards, but yes, Bruce is on teh slippery slope!
Al Billy
02/05/2011 17:07:00
0
how many points in the last 30 - is it 4?
Fulham Badger
02/05/2011 17:17:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Bournemouth Forward Interesting Fulham

One rumour doing the rounds this morning links Fulham Football Club to a striker who could be described as reaching the veteran stage.

No More Quarter Final Replays For Fulham

Should Fulham progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Fulham's Parachute Payments In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on final league positions have been confirmed - and here's what Fulham...

Hyndman Set to Take His Time

It`s widely accepted that our US international midfielder, Emerson Hyndman, will be leaving Craven Cottage this summer.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Bolton (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli2%
Fredericks1%
Hutchinson2%
Burn11%
Ream1%
Cairney52%
Parker6%
Tunnicliffe5%
Christensen1%
McCormack8%
Smith1%
Stearman1%
Hyndman6%
Garbutt3%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.bbei6377