UK time is: 18:32:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Everton 2 Fulham 1

Fulham crashed out of the FA Cup, up at Goodison Park, and keep the trophy cabinet locked for yet another year.

Our dreams of a Wembley appearance have once again been dashed and memories of our last trip to the famous stadium grow weaker by the season.

As suspected, Martin Jol named a strong line-up for the tie, having praised the glamour of the competition ahead of the kick-off. One name missing from the starting eleven though was that of Bobby Zamora. However, Jol did choose to reunite the central defensive partnership of Hangeland and Hughes.

With Everton in the same boat as us, namely chasing the one trophy, Fulham got off to a decent start, taking the lead in the fourteenth minute via the penalty spot.

The spot kick was awarded by Howard Webb after Damien Duff`s fierce shot struck the arm of Heitinga, Everton protested but Webb was not for changing his mind.

Murphy stepped up and despatched the penalty with ease.

But, instead of building on the lead, Fulham were soon picking the ball out of there own net when Denis Stracqualursi netted his first goal for Everton, on twenty-seven minutes, flicking in a cross from Landon Donavon.

The Argentine was so moved by his first goal for the club he burst into tears of joy whereas the Fulham travelling support were probably crying tears of angst.

The tie ebbed and flowed and just as you thought we might be heading back to Craven Cottage for a replay, the inevitable happened, we conceded. Seventy-three minutes were on the clock when Fellaini rose to head Everton ahead.

Fulham huffed and puffed and Jol brought on extra fire-power in the shape of Zamora and Trotta but to no avail, in fact it took a great save from Stockdale, denying Cahill, to keep it at 2-1.

Once again the FA Cup dream was shattered.



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!









Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Andrew Joyce  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 28 2012

Time: 10:22AM

Your Comments

what a dreadful affair... hughes was a step slow, but how could he not be as he hasn't played in ages... johnson alone on top? how could he hold the ball up and bring others into play? not the smartest 11, and fulham never had a good grip on the game... 7 corners in a row? you must be joking...
woodysweats
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Fulham Articles

Fulham after Bolton Centre Back (Sunday January 25 2015)

2.5 Million Could Buy Ruiz (Sunday January 25 2015)

Fuham Youngster MK Dons Bound? (Sunday January 25 2015)

Richards Joins Fulham (on loan) (Saturday January 24 2015)

Sunderland 0 Fulham 0 (Saturday January 24 2015)

Stats: Sunderland v Fulham (Saturday January 24 2015)

Sunderland v Fulham - Team-Sheets (Saturday January 24 2015)

Hutchinson Out to Beat the Mackems! (Saturday January 24 2015)

Archived Fulham Articles

List All Vital Fulham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 3 - 2 Forest
Fulham 2 - 1 Reading
Cardiff 1 - 0 Fulham
Fulham 0 - 2 Brighton
Bournemouth 2 - 0 Fulham
Fulham 4 - 0 Sheff Wed

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
11. Birmingham 26 9 8 9 -8 35
12. Forest 27 8 10 9 -2 34
13. Cardiff 26 9 7 10 -3 34
14. Fulham 27 10 4 13 -7 34
15. Huddersfield 27 9 7 11 -10 34
16. Bolton 25 9 5 11 -4 32
17. Charlton 27 6 14 7 -10 32

Breaking League News

Burgstaller's Contract Cancelled
Cardiff : 26/01/2015 18:26:00
Successful Stephens Return
Brighton : 26/01/2015 18:18:00
Ticket News: Blackburn Rovers
Blackpool : 26/01/2015 18:08:00
Paterson Departs
Huddersfield : 26/01/2015 17:17:00
Etheridge Loaned Out Again
Derby County : 26/01/2015 17:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Sunderland?
Suggested By:  putney
Bettinelli 67%
Grimmer 0%
Bodurov 0%
Hutchinson 11%
Staylidis 11%
Christensen 0%
Fofana 11%
Dembele 0%
Ruiz 0%
Woodrow 0%
Tunnicliffe 0%
McCormack 0%
Rodallega 0%
Kacaniklic 0%