Vital Football

Latest Fulham FC News

Fulham 1 Manchester City 2

Fulham 1 Manchester City 2

Those at Craven Cottage witnessed our 100% home record end at the hands of the current Premier League champions.

In a hard fought encounter, despite taking an early lead, you kind of knew that City would take the victory.

With a full house once again inside the familiar ground, it was City that had the first shot when Toure saw a long range effort go wide. Ten minutes into the fray Fulham were awarded a penalty when Riise was upended by Zabaleta. Petric strode forward and beat Joe Hart with the spot kick.

The game had opened brightly and was an end to end affair with City coming close to equalising before they actually did. From a corner Aguero hit the side-netting, beforeTevez had a decent shout for a penalty, apparently for a tug by Riise, ignored by the referee.

But it was to be Aguero as half time approached, who did equalise for City, tapping in after an assist from Silva.

City looked the more likely side to score in the second half and Fulham supporters were relieved when Sidwell appeared to push Zabaleta in the area but despite some loud appeals from the City contingent, play was waved on.

Aguero, after slick passing from Silva and Zabaleta, saw his flick go just the wrong side of the post before Tevez, taunting our defence at times, forced Schwarzer into a decent save.

When Mancini took off Tevez we hoped there would be some respite but his replacement, Ballotelli, looked just as dangerous with a shot from thirty yards curling past the post.

But it was to be another City substitute, Edin Dzeko who was to get the winner when he saw the second of two attempts sail into the top corner.



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

Writer:Andrew Joyce
Date:Saturday September 29 2012
Time: 6:27PM

Comments

0
for the team we had out unlucky not to get a point here
truth sayer ffc
29/09/2012 20:33:00
0
One dodgy penalty given to Fulham, two decent shouts for City not given, total dominance of possession from us and you still consider yourself unlucky? WOW!
fifthcolumnblue
29/09/2012 22:05:00
0
And for all that, you still only scored 2 goals. Yes I agree we were unlucky not to get a point.
Riverside Chanter
29/09/2012 22:09:00
0
totally agree with chanter, with berbatov who knows....but actually fair game to the fulham boys. jol played for a point, could have easily happened...its gona be a tough season for the champions!
Leonestar
30/09/2012 01:04:00
0
disappointing... was hoping fulham could hold on for a point...
woodysweats
02/10/2012 23:07:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Fulham Articles

Huddersfield v Fulham - Team-Sheets

The Cottagers are in Yorkshire today, taking on their fellow Championship play-off hopefuls, Huddersfield Town.

PFA Championship Team Of The Year 2017

This week the Professional Footballers Association announced their Championship Team of the Year for the season of 2016/17.

Huddersfield v Fulham - Fascinating Facts

A quintet of facts to amaze you.

Huddersfield v Fulham - Early Team-News

Now is not the time for those of a nervous disposition.

Archived Vital Fulham Articles

Vital Fulham articles from

Site Journalists

Andrew Joyce
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Huddersfield v Fulham?
Suggested By: putney
Huddersfield to Win!19%
Fulham to Win!63%
A Draw!18%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 43 16 13 14 61 5
12 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
13 Aston Villa 43 15 13 15 58 -1
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 43 11 14 18 47 -21
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Fulham Results (view all)

Fulham Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Brentford (H)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Write for Vital Football