Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Swansea 2 Fulham 0

Swansea 2 Fulham 0

Fulham crashed to defeat, in South Wales; losing 2-0 to Swansea City.

Martin Jol had to do without the services of Danny Murphy who didn`t recover form the ankle knock sustained against Liverpool. However, he was able to welcome back Simon Davies who had been sidelined with an injury for some six months. Up front, there was no Bobby Zamora!

Team - Schwarzer, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, Riise JA, Etuhu, Dempsey, Davies, Johnson, Ruiz, Dembele.

Subs - Etheridge, Hughes, Briggs, Gecov, Risse BH, Frei, Sa

The first half was disappointing for those that had made the long trip to South Wales.

Fulham hadn`t conceded but in the first forty-five minutes, offensively, they never troubled a Swansea side who were proving more than adapt at keeping possession.

The highlights, if you could call them that, were all from our hosts with Gower providing a searching cross for Lita to head over before, just past the mid-point of the half, Moore clipped the bar with a strike from long range.

Schwarzer. Some thirty-five minutes into the game, was forced to make his first real save, keeping out a low shot from Sinclair.

Half Time - Swansea 0 Fulham 0

Swansea carried on in the same manner in which had seen them dominate possession in the first half with Lita spurning an early second half chance to open the scoring.

Schwarzer required three minutes treatment after a bad fall and Fulham were to soon fall behind through an unfortunate own goal from Dempsey with a shot from Sinclair taking a huge deflection to leave Schwarzer in no-mans land.

Fulham almost responded immediately but were denied by the Swansea keeper, Vorm, who pulled off a good save to deny Ruiz after he`d raced on to a great ball from Dempsey.

If Fulham were to come back from this they`d be the first team to win at the Liberty Stadium after Swansea had taken the lead.

Pushing forward, Fulham saw Vorm save a long range shot from Dempsey whilst Riise (JA) hit a fierce free kick close before Vorm produced a good save to deny AJ.

But Swansea continued to look dangerous and could have doubled their lead when Sinclair found their substitute, Augustien, who saw his shot hit the post.

Our hosts then wasted a glorious chance to make the game safe when Schwarzer pulled off a great stop to deny Graham in a one-on-one situation after he`d been put through by Augustien.

Fulham earned a penalty when Frei was brought down, Demspey strode up to take it and saw Vorm pull off a spectacular save. Not the way Clint would have liked to have remembered his 200th appearance.

Any hopes of getting at least a point were over when Graham turned a corner from Gower home.

Another bad day on the road!



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!











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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Saturday December 10 2011
Time: 6:00PM

Comments

0
Pitiful! Shocking lack of motivation from the squad.
Teddy_KGB
14/12/2011 13:59:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham Extend Piazon Loan

Having joined Fulham, on loan, from Chelsea back in the summer, Lucas Piazon has become a valued member of the Fulham squad.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

Malone In Team Of The Week (17/1/17)

Fulham are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Newcastle Still Keen on Cairney

Speculation has been mounting over the last few days about the future of our midfielder, Tom Cairney.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

QPR v Fulham?
Suggested By: Putney
Home Win!0%
Away Win!100%
Draw!0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 12:30PM : Queens Park Rangers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 24 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 29 2017 12:30PM : Hull City (H)
FA Cup
Feb 1 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.DrewPeacock1
The Vital Football Members League