Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Man City 3 Fulham 0

Man City 3 Fulham 0

I guess it was a result that was only to be expected.

A high-flying Manchester City team, backed by oodles of cash, were always going to be too strong for a Fulham side that, on the road looks far different from that which graces Craven Cottage.

Martin Jol restored Mark Schwarzer to the keepers` position whilst there were also places in the starting line-up for Chris Baird, Dickson Etuhu and the fit-again Moussa Dembele.

In conditions that were to deteriorate as the game went on, City were to get off to the ideal start. Having tested Schwarzer, through a shot from Dzeko, Mike Dean pointed to the spot, after ten minutes, inferring that Adam Johnson had been tripped, by Chris Baird, in the area. Those who studied the incident afterwards had their doubts as it looked very much like Johnson had thrust a leg out to make sure he made contact with Baird.

Stepping up to the spot, Sergio Aguero had the air of a man who just knew he wasn`t going to miss and that proved to be the case with the Argentine striker`s penalty carrying too much power for Schwarzer to get to.

A goal down, and with the snow getting heavier, it was always going to be a tough challenge for Fulham to get back on level terms and on the half hour mark matters got just that little bit harder.

A move involving Kolarov and Aguero saw Johnson feed a ball into the six yard box that Baird managed to divert into his own net. 2-0 and a mountain to climb. Of course there were thoughts of that Diomansy Kamara inspired comeback that kick-started the great escape that season but, deep down, you just knew this Fulham side weren`t up to that sort of miracle.

But perhaps another sort of miracle could save us. With the snow getting heavier and heavier by the minute there were whispers that the game might be abandoned. But those whispers obviously didn`t reach the officials who seemed intent on finishing the spectacle even if it did mean play being stopped a couple of time sot clear the laying snow form the pitch markings.

For many Fulham supporters, matters were turning to the prospect of an awful journey south in conditions that were deteriorating by the minute. On the pitch though, there was one last moment that confirmed we were to have a long, miserable drive south.

In the seventy-second minute, Aguero picked up the ball, skipped past a pedestrian Senderos and set up Dzeko to fire home past Schwarzer. Game set and match to City and snow jokes about how long it took this poor soul to drive the distance from Manchester to West London in Scott of the Antarctic weather!



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:Sunday February 5 2012
Time: 10:31AM

Comments

0
a tough watch... i can't say we deserved to win, but man city didn't look that great... the score line flattered them... that penalty call was atrocious, but baird shouldn't give the ref the chance to make the call... he stuck his leg out, retracted it, then johnson stuck HIS leg out to make conctact as he was diving... sad, really, but baird's got to be smarter in the box...
woodysweats
06/02/2012 21:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Pringle Linked with Rangers Move

Signed last summer Ben Pringle hasn`t had the Fulham career many hoped he would.

A Vital Challenge - Ben Nevis To Face The Fear

Vitalfootball.co.uk co-owner Jonathan Fear is pushing himself to the limit in order to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

Who Will Fulham Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Fulham Interested in Blackburn Wide-Man

Once the current transfer embargo is lifted.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Brentford (a)?
Suggested By: putney
Bettinelli1%
Richards3%
Amorebieta0%
Stearman3%
Ream0%
Cairney0%
Christensen0%
Parker6%
Ince3%
Tunnicliffe0%
McCormack33%
Demble0%
Fredericks51%
Hyndman0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship