Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Blackburn 3 Fulham 1

Blackburn 3 Fulham 1

Dear me, Fulham crash to a heavy defeat against the ten men of Blackburn. Can things get any worse?

For the trip to Ewood Park, Martin Jol named a side that many might have suspected he`d go with apart from the surprise inclusion of Blackburn old-boy, Damien Duff. Andrew Johnson, a supposed Blackburn target, had to be content with a place on the bench.

Our hosts were without their influential defender, Chris Samba, with the official reason given for his absence as illness.

At a far from packed Ewood Park, Blackburn made the better start with Yakubu providing a flick for Dunn to see his shot blocked and then Hoilett hitting an effort straight at Stockdale in the Fulham goal.

The game burst into life though when the referee decided that in a 50-50 challenge between Yakubu and Murphy the Blackburn player had raised his foot and shown his studs. The home crowd were not impressed with the red card that greeted Yakubu.

Fulham could have opened the scoring but Zamora`s looping header came back off the woodwork. Murphy then delivered a free-kick that Senderos met with a thundering header only for Robinson to pull off a great save.

Just as you thought it`d be all-square at half time, Pedersen curled a free kick around the wall and into the net to give Blackburn an unlikely lead.

Half Time - Blackburn 1 Fulham 0

If Fulham thought things could get better in the second half they were mistaken. Early on, in the half, we were 2-0 down when Our hosts poured forward straight from the kick-off, Dunn found Goodwillie and although his shot was blocked Dunn was on hand to rifle a shot past Stockdale.

Slowly, Fulham got back into the game, attacking Blackburn with intent and it was to be the ex-Blackburn player, Duff, who reduced the arrears driving home a right-footed shot going through Olsson`s legs and beating Robinson.

That goal should have provided Fulham with the platform to go on and at least get a draw but it wasn`t too happen with eleven minutes of normal time left, N`Zonzi chipped a ball to Formica who compounded our misery with a solid finish.

Another bad away day!



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 January 14 2012
Time: 5:23PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Blog: Spa Preview

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

EFL Cup - League Cup Third Round Draw

The draw for the third round of the League Cup, re-branded the EFL Cup this season, has been made with us among those finding out who we will be coming up against.

Premier League Interest Grows

Tottenham's interest has been well documented. Liverpool & Arsenal have also been mentioned in with Sessegnon with Manchester United now said to have expressed an interest too.

League Cup Ball Numbers Known (24/8/16)

With the second round ties now all but done and dusted, clubs have been allocated ball numbers for the League Cup third round draw later this evening.

Fulham Sign Icelandic Defender Sigurdsson

Sigurdsson, part of the Iceland side that made it to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 and a goalscorer against England, has signed for an undisclosed fee from Russian club Krasnodar.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Fulham v Middlesbrough?
Suggested By:
Fulham to Win!100%
Middlesbrough to Win!0%
Score Draw!0%
0-0 Draw!0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 4 3 1 0 10 3
2 Brighton 4 2 2 0 8 6
3 Wolves 4 2 2 0 8 4
4 Norwich 4 2 2 0 8 4
5 Fulham 4 2 2 0 8 2
6 Q.P.R. 4 2 0 2 6 2
7 Newcastle 4 2 0 2 6 2
8 Brentford 4 2 0 2 6 1
9 Barnsley 4 2 0 2 6 0
10 Bristol City 4 2 0 2 6 0
11 Forest 4 2 0 2 6 -2
12 Aston Villa 4 1 2 1 5 2
13 Ipswich 4 1 2 1 5 0
14 Birmingham 4 1 2 1 5 -1
15 Cardiff 4 1 2 1 5 -1
16 Derby County 4 1 2 1 5 -1
17 Wigan 4 1 1 2 4 1
18 Burton 4 1 1 2 4 0
19 Leeds Utd 4 1 1 2 4 -2
20 Sheff Wed 4 1 1 2 4 -3
21 Reading 4 1 1 2 4 -4
22 Rotherham 4 1 1 2 4 -5
23 Preston 4 1 0 3 3 -1
24 Blackburn 4 0 1 3 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.fifa12343
2.Mike Phillips1