Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Norwich 1 Fulham 1

Norwich 1 Fulham 1

A stoppage time goal denied Fulham all three points this afternoon and a rare away victory.

But, if I were to be perfectly honest I`d say a draw was a fair result even if Martin Jol looked haunted by the late equaliser as he prowled the technical area.

With Johnson and Zamora not available Jol stuck with those, up front, who had served him so well during our 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

For once, on our travels, we got off to a decent start, after Stockdale had saved Senderos` blushes by clearing up after a poor back-pass, we took an early lead.

A sweet passing move saw Sa shoot home, with his right foot, from twenty yards out. It could have been the signal for a Fulham onslaught with Sa only being denied a second when after having rounded the Norwich keeper, Ruddy, saw his goal bound effort cleared off the line.

Norwich burst into life and forced three corners in quick succession which resulted in efforts from Surman, Johnson and Morrison almost getting the home side level.

Riise, from fully thirty-five yards out, saw his free kick far from trouble Ruddy and when Sa saw his header hit the bar you knew this was a game that was going to continue to flow from end to end.

Frei, cutting inside and beating a couple of defenders, saw Ruddy save his shot before Senderos survived a handball scare just before half time.

Half Time - Norwich 0 Fulham 1

Norwich introduced Grant Holt at the start of the second half but Fulham looked comfortable. Pilkington and Surman, for the home side, saw shots blocked and go wide respectively, before a shot from Johnson hit the bar.

Fulham were forcing Norwich to shoot from range and Morrison, Pilkington and Naughton all had attempts that didn`t rattle the net. Before Surman saw a shot go wide from twenty yards.

Holt saw a header go over from six yards and you thought we`d held out enough to take all three points but that wasn`t to be the case as deep into stoppage time Jackson headed home from close range to give Norwich a share of the spoils.

Football can be so cruel can`t it?



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 31 2011
Time: 5:46PM

Comments

0
I'm glad he got on the score sheet, but Sa has got to do a better job holding the ball up to take some pressure off. He has feet made of stone when it comes to his first touch. I am really liking Frei on outside. He is aggressive, quick, and full of confidence. Looks like a good player.
acrossthepond
02/01/2012 07:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Martin Still Hankers for Derby Return

Once his loan spell concludes.

Woodrow Nets for England U21`s

He may not be with us, at the moment, but Cauley Woodrow is still in our thoughts.

Premier League Free Agents 2017

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should the club have an interest in any of the following free transfers from Premier League oppositions?

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed

The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Wolves (h)?
Suggested By: putney
Button1%
Fredericks9%
Kalas0%
Ream9%
Sessegnon0%
McDonald0%
Johansen0%
Aluko27%
Cairney0%
Kebano18%
Ayite0%
Cyriac0%
Odoi27%
Malone9%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Derby County (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Aston Villa (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
The Vital Football Members League