UK time is: 09:41:15
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Manchester City 2 Fulham 0

Did anyone really think we`d get anything out of our trip to the Etihad Stadium, or did we go there looking to pull off a shock that would have stunned football as well as our small traveling band of supporters?

I`ll leave you to decide the answer to that one!

But, going to difficult places like the Etihad, it`s essential that you keep things tight, silence the home support and build from that base, well we failed miserably on all three fronts as far as that was concerned with City taking a lead in the second minute, through the excellent David Silva.

The goal came after James Milner had won possession, Edin Dzeko unleashed a shot from outside the area, a shot that Mark Schwarzer could only parry into the path of Silva who coolly slotted home.

The goal could have seen the floodgates open, but City were not at their flowing best and Fulham could have gotten back on level terms when Steve Sidwell saw his header headed against the post and Berbatov showed disdain for Bryan Ruiz when he failed o cut back the ball, to the Bulgarian who was in space.

As the game progressed, you hoped the improbable might happen and that Fulham would glad an unlikely equaliser but one moment of class, coupled with some exquisite finishing, in the sixty-ninth minute, put an end to that.

Silva won the ball Glichy fed a cross in, Tevez produced an expert dummy leaving Silva to chip the ball over Schwarzer.

The optimistic amongst us kind of hoped that we could emulate the team that produced the great escape, when Kamara inspired us to come back from 2-0 down to make it 3-2, but to wasn`t to be and that worrying slip towards the relegation zone continues.




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:Sunday January 20 2013

Time: 12:43PM

Your Comments

To be fair, listening to Gentleman Jim commentate, we weren't to bad up until the final third. No killer instinct. We're missing Dembele. Ruiz showed great ability at the beginning of the season, but has since lost this, probably due to confidence and lack of support. He isn't a leader and it appears he can not deal with high pressure. Personally, I think we need a strong holding midfielder, Etuhu style to take the pressure of defending off of Ruiz and Berbs.
Riverside Chanter
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Fulham Articles

And Still We Wait! (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Stats: Rotherham v Fulham (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Rotherham 3 Fulham 3 (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Rotherham v Fulham - Team Sheets (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Rotherham v Fulham Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

And Still the Wait Goes On (Sunday October 19 2014)

Kavanagh and That First Senior Goal (Sunday October 19 2014)

Symons Praises Fulham Defence (Sunday October 19 2014)

You Can`t Blame Him for Trying! (Saturday October 18 2014)

Fulham Youngster Goes Off on Loan! (Saturday October 18 2014)

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)

1. dobox 9
2. Oldwolf 7
3. truezebra 1
4. acrossthepond 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Fulham 0 - 1 Wolves
Fulham 1 - 0 Norwich
Fulham 0 - 1 Millwall
Fulham 1 - 1 Cardiff
Fulham 4 - 0 Bolton
Fulham 0 - 1 Blackburn

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
21. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
22. Fulham 13 3 2 8 -9 11
23. Bolton 13 2 2 9 -13 8
24. Blackpool 13 1 3 9 -11 6

Breaking League News

RUFC - Ref Watch v Brighton
Rotherham : 23/10/2014 09:30:00
Ricketts features for Under-21s
Wolves : 23/10/2014 09:20:00
RUFC - View From The Opposition - Fulham
Rotherham : 23/10/2014 09:16:00
Howe: Taking it slowly with Ward
Bournemouth : 23/10/2014 08:34:00
LUFC On This Day - October 23rd
Leeds Utd : 23/10/2014 07:17:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Rotherham?
Suggested By:  putney
Bettinelli 0%
Zverotic 0%
Bodurov 0%
Burn 0%
Stafylidis 0%
Eisfeld 0%
Hyndman 0%
Christensen 0%
Williams 0%
Woodrow 0%
McCormack 100%
Dembele 0%
Parker 0%
Smith 0%