Saturday November 6, 2010 Day 11 Finished Craven Cottage

Fulham 1 - 1 Aston Villa

  • Hangeland 90’
  • Albrighton 41’

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  1. Hangeland gives Fulham point

    Hangeland gives Fulham point

    Brede Hangeland scored a last-gasp equaliser as Fulham earned a 1-1 Premier League draw against Aston Villa at Craven Cottage. More

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    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Aston Villa
    • 90+5 Murphy flung the free-kick towards the far post, the right-hand edge of the six-yard box, and the massive figure of Hangeland rose head and shoulders above to rest to power the header low into the bottom right. And there's the whistle! Drama at the Cottage.
    • 90+4 GOAL FULHAM! HANGELAND! What drama!
    • 90+4 Davies wins a throw off Warnock on the right. Taken to Gera, Davies crosses but Bannan heads away. Back with Schwarzer, long and Dempsey has it, Dembele flicks on, DUFF but his shot is blocked. Albrighton gives away a free-kick on the left...
    • 90+3 Murphy miscontrols but Hangeland gets it back. Kelly can combine with Johnson but he plays it behind the striker. Dreadful. Villa break, Albrighton to Young on the edge of the box but he bounces it wide!
    • 90+2 We're in four minutes of added time, by the way. Villa have the ball where they want it.
    • 90+1 Duff is booked for a foul on Ashley Young by the corner flag as he tried to eat the clock down.
    • 90' GOOD SAVE SCHWARZER! He claws it out as Young headed Downing's excellent cross to the bottom right!
    • 89' Downing with a good cross in for Young, who is leading the line now, but Hangeland clears.
    • 88' VILLA SUB: Delfouneso's debut is over, Ireland on in his place.
    • 87' Dembele backs into Collins. Free-kick gives Villa some respite deep in their half.
    • 86' Fulham are piling it on as Dembele misses a possible bicycle kick.
    • 85' Dempsey flies in to meet Kelly's cross but he heads it well over.
    • 84' Fulham are huffing and puffing but when a team are defending in numbers you have to take chances like the one Johnson missed.
    • 83' Duff is furious to have given away a corner when he thinks Delfouneso got the last touch.
    • 82' With lots of options Gera dilly-dallies on the ball and Villa clear.
    • 81' Dembele with a superb ball and Johnson breaks the offside trap, he's clean through and must score but a heavy touch allows Friedel to fly out to block! That was a lack of match sharpness, Johnson should have tucked that away!
    • 80' Ashley Young on the left shows some great skill to beat Kelly but his attempted cross-shot is blocked and Fulham clear.
    • 78' Fulham are dominating possession but they're really toiling. They miss Zamora.
    • 77' Hangeland flies out to tackle Albrighton, throw for Villa. Time is running out for the Whites...
    • 76' Ashley Young leads a counter down the left but, cutting inside, he blasts a shot well over.
    • 75' Taken short, now Duff can shoot but blocked by Delfouneso and behind for another corner.
    • 74' Dembele again overruns the ball but Fulham win it back. Long from Murphy, Kelly nods it down under pressure but Villa clear. Young gives chase but Fulham play it forward, Johnson on the left, he cuts inside, it opens up with Collins flying in and he shoots but Friedel parries! Rammed behind for a corner.
    • 73' Villa with a spell of possession that has been rare for them in this half. They have a throw on the left and Bannan finds ALBRIGHTON ON THE RIGHT but he blasts over! Could have taken a touch!
    • 72' Gera catches Clark a bit late and Villa have a free-kick. Clark had over hit it too, Fulham could have been in.
    • 71' Fulham have a free-kick deep in their own half. Long from Hangeland, pointlessly so.
    • 69' FULHAM SUB: Salcido limps off for Damien Duff.
    • 68' Salcido is being helped to his feet. It seems like just a heavy knock as opposed to a break or ligament tear. Duff gets ready to come on in his place.
    • 67' Young got the ball but that was a scissors tackle. Salcido is hurt.
    • 66' Dempsey plays it forward to Johnson, who is a touch slow off the mark and lets it drift wide. Still with Fulham as Salcido has it, that was a two-footed tackle from Luke Young but play on!!
    • 65' Throw to Fulham on the right, Villa have everyone back now. Fulham are finding it hard to break them down. Gera wins a corner but no, the ref decides it's a free-kick. Final touch seemed to come off Dunne but it hit Gera en route.
    • 64' Murphy wide to Dempsey but Warnock blocks his route so he gives it back to Murphy, who plays it inside to Dembele, he flicks it for Johnson but Collins gets there first.
    • 63' Murphy has a crack from the edge of the box but blocked! A loose ball dropped to him after Kelly's cross was blocked and it opened up for Murphy - Dunne it was, obviously, hurling himself at the finish and taking it in the head.
    • 62' Gerrard tries to chest it down for Dembele but Bannan intercepts, races forward like a whippet and wins a throw on the right.
    • 61' Murphy wide to Johnson but his ball inside is, frankly, useless, straight to Dunne and clear.
    • 60' Schwarzer with a timely intervention after Bannan slid a low pass across goal looking for Delfouneso.
    • 59' FULHAM SUB: Andy Johnson is on for Greening. So Dempsey will drop back into midfield.
    • 59' Salcido on the left finds Dembele, who holds on to it for too long and allows Luke Young to challenge.
    • 58' Davies on the left has plenty of space but Collins heads his cross away. Murphy puts it back in but again Collins clears. Now Kelly crosses and it's Dunne this time to clears.
    • 57' Schwarzer throws the ball out of play near halfway so Fulham can make a change... Looks like Kelly is coming on for Baird.
    • 56' Poor. Fulham had men over but Dempsey miscontrolled on the edge of the box and it went out for a goal kick.
    • 55' Gera gives away a free-kick on the left. Played in by Young but Fulham clear through Greening...
    • 54' Delfouneso has sprung the offside trap as Fulham stand still, he's in but he panics and fires weakly at Schwarzer! Should have scored.
    • 53' Clark with a cynical tug on Gera but the ref again gives him the benefit of the doubt.
    • 52' Young sends in a free-kick from the left but Hangeland clears. It drops to Warnock but he smashes it yards wide.
    • 50' The tackles fly in and Villa have a free-kick on the right. Fulham seem to be lacking a cutting edge at the moment, they could do with Andy Johnson coming on.
    • 49' A reall good sweeping move from Fulham sees Dempsey fire from the edge of the box but it's blocked and Villa counter. Albrighton on the left crosses but blocked by Hangeland. It breaks to BANNAN but his fizzing drive smacks Hangeland in the torso and Fulham clear!
    • 48' No point in playing high balls, Fulham, Dunne and Collins will gobble them up all day.
    • 47' Heavy touch from Hangeland almost plays him into trouble but he recovers to slide the ball out for a throw.
    • 46' The second half is underway at Craven Cottage. No changes that I can see...
    • 45+3 Half-time, Villa are ahead but Fulham have missed some excellent chances.
    • 45+3 A good cross from Salcido but Dembele flying in can't make contact and it flies out for a goal kick.
    • 45+2 Oof! High boot from Clark almost gives Murphy a black eye. Free-kick Fulham.
    • 45+1 A long punt from Schwarzer is easily fielded by Villa.
    • 45' Three minutes additional time being played at the end of the first half.
    • 44' Murphy slides a nice ball to Dempsey who looks for an option but with no support takes a touch inside and fires a low shot straight at US pal Friedel.
    • 43' Albrighton with a superb ball to Delfouneso that Baird inexplicably lets run, but as he cuts inside to shoot the Villa striker is guilty of a poor touch and Davies tracking back can clear.
    • 42' GOAL VILLA! Super finish from Albrighton! They've not been at the races the past quarter hour but the last minute has been promising, and the kids combine to put them ahead. Bannan with a superb crossfield pass that caught the home defence cold, Albrighton took it down expertly, cut inside Salcido and rifled a super low shot across Schwarzer into the bottom left. 1-0.
    • 41' Taken quickly, clever stuff as Albrighton slides it in to Young, Luke Young is in but Schwarzer does really well to bat out the finish BUT IT DROPS FOR DELFOUNESO but his dipping header doesn't dip quickly enough and it's over!
    • 40' Villa hold on to the ball for longer than usual but without getting beyond halfway, until Murphy commits a foul and they have a free-kick...
    • 39' Good tackle by Dempsey to get the ball back off Dunne as he brought it forward. Davies can't do anything with it though and Villa can break.
    • 38' Lovely ball from left to right by Greening, Gera at the far post KNOCKS IT DOWN FOR DEMBELE SURELY but he blasts the volley over!
    • 37' Good pressure from Fulham this, but nothing to show for it yet as they continue to work the ball across the pitch.
    • 36' Fulham counter as Dembele gets through the middle, Dempsey has to check his run as he was offside but he gets back in time. Salcido now crosses, off Gera's head, now Murphy but his through ball to Dembele goes beyond the Belgian and Friedel claims.
    • 35' Clark slides in hard on Dempsey but he won the ball, says the ref. Now Bannan plays a one-two with Delfouneso and the midfielder strikes a curler on goal but held by Schwarzer.
    • 34' VILLA SUB: Reo-Coker is replaced by Ciaran Clark. Blanks on Ireland.
    • 33' Fulham have a throw on the right as Reo-Coker, back on the pitch, breaks down again. His afternoon is over.
    • 32' Villa are struggling to get any pressure or time on the ball, but they are defending well. Fulham doing all the work right now.
    • 31' Reo-Coker has picked up a knock and needs treatment... he trots off. He collided with Greening.
    • 30' Davies has it on the left, a nice ball into Salcido on the overlap but Bannan is back to intercept and clear.
    • 29' Warnock to put the free-kick in from the left but Fulham get it away Back with Luke Young, who plays it long. Fulham break though as Dembele plays a one-two with Dempsey but Luke Young hoofs away.
    • 28' Villa counter and Young races away but Salcido challenges. Gera escapes a booking for a late challenge on Warnock.
    • 28' Nice ball wide right by Dembele, a low centre from Dempsey and Davies flies in but so does Collins and the ball spoons up in the air.
    • 27' Fulham come forward, Davies on the left back inside to Dembele but his options are limited so he goes back to Baird and then all the way back to the keeper.
    • 26' Davies with a super ball through to Gera and Collins is on his shoulder, surely holding him but he makes a challenge and knocks it off the Hungarian for a goal kick. The replay shows they were shoulder-to-shoulder.
    • 25' A long punt from Schwarzer lands on the head of a lonely Dembele, who makes contact but Villa's burly centre-half pairing of Dunne and Collins will deal.
    • 24' Davies swings a ball over from the left but just too long for the stretching Dempsey.
    • 23 Delfouneso is offside after a slide-rule pass from Young sends him in.
    • 23' Downing with a long-range shot after cutting in from the right wing but Schwarzer gets down low to gather at his near post.
    • 22' Gera with a superb ball wide to Davies, Fulham have men over and the cross is aimed for Dempsey but just behind him!
    • 21' Delfouneso clears Davies's corner at the near post.
    • 20' Davies almost gets through but Reo-Coker knocks it behind for a corner. Fulham have dominated the past few minutes, possession wise.
    • 18' MISS AGAIN FROM GERA! It was an open goal but from an angle, and on the volley. Dempsey raced through and was denied by an excellent save from Friedel's legs, it dropped to Gera but he flashed the first-time effort over!
    • 17' Dembele wide to Gera but Warnock slides in well to put to touch. Fulham switch the play as Dembele puts in a great through ball for GERA WHO'S IN but he scuffs the finish wide! He was onside - just - and everyone, including him, seemed to stop.
    • 16' INCHES WIDE FROM DELFOUNESO! The young striker leaps like a salmon to connect with an excellent Albrighton cross that he puts across the face of goal, leaving Schwarzer standing like a spectator.
    • 15' Reo-Coker does well to shrug off the attentions of Dembele and Villa can build an attack. Lovely ball wide from Bannan to Albrighton but his cross is heavy.
    • 14' Dempsey working hard on the right wins a throw as Fulham play a Hughes-style pressing game.
    • 13' Young cannot believe he has not won a free-kick on the edge of the box after apparently being taken out by Hughes. Play on.
    • 13' Good stuff from the hosts, passing crisply until Dembele tries a through bal with no-one through.
    • 12' Dunne is forced to smack a clearance down the line, Dempsey closing him down to block to a throw to Villa deep in their half.
    • 11' Decent spell this for Fulham as Dembele finds Gera, he tries to thread it through but Dunne intercepts and Dembele fouls him.
    • 10' Schwarzer has to palm the ball away for a throw in the end. Flung in by Albrighton but Baird nods it back to the keeper.
    • 9' Fulham regain possession briefly but Dembele tries some kind of flick and Villa have it back.
    • 8' Collins meets Downing's corner but puts it four yards wide. Goal kick.
    • 7' A steward returns with the ball. Ridiculous. They should have dozens waiting just in case. Downing takes, headed back out for another corner. They don't lose the ball this time.
    • 6' Villa have a corner on the right but there is some delay in taking it, not sure why... They've lost the ball! Oh dear. Get another one!
    • 5' A drop ball then which will be uncontested, Young knocking it back to Schwarzer.
    • 4' A Villa player is down, Warnock has picked up a knock to his shin.
    • 3' Davies gets in loads of space on the left, he hits the byline and digs out a hanging cross that evades Dembele and Gera flies in but he can't get enough power on the header and Friedel claims! Should have done better!
    • 2' Dempsey wins a free-kick five yards from the box, clumsy challenge from Collins. On the left... Great ball Murphy but Friedel punches clear and Villa break! They have men over here as Bannan races away, he slides it wide to Downing who is in but a great saving challenge from Hughes and Fulham survive!
    • 1' The first half is underway at the Cottage!
    • 14:58 Fulham are 5/4 favourites to win this, Villa 23/10. The draw is 9/4. Interesting odds.
    • 14:55 Villa boss Gerard Houllier on youngster Delfouneso: "Young players don't stay young forever. Usually their career starts when they get an opportunity, like this. Nathan has a chance to make his mark."
    • 14:50 Mark Hughes wants to make it two wins on the bounce as Fulham look to accelerate up the standings: "Performance-wise we've been fine but results-wise we want more points on the board,. We've been playing well this season, although with a bit of frustration with a few draws initially. We had a couple of defeats but last weekend I thought we were excellent."
    • 14:45 For Villa England U21 striker Nathan Delfouneso gets his first Premier League start after Emile Heskey and John Carew were ruled out with injuries; Gabriel Agbonlahor is not match fit after a spell out, no strikers on the bench. Still no place for Steven Ireland though.
    • 14:40 So Damien Duff returns for Fulham, although he is on the bench, as is Dickson Etuhu who was also out inujured. Andy Johnson is kept on the bench as he continues his return from a long time out, with Clint Dempsey and Zoltan Gera supporting Moussa Dembele.
    • 14:35 Referee: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire)
    • 14:30 TEAMS - Fulham: Schwarzer, Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido, Davies, Greening, Murphy, Gera, Dembele, Dempsey; Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Pantsil, Andrew Johnson, Duff, Etuhu, Eddie Johnson /// Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Bannan, Reo-Coker, Downing, Ashley Young, Albrighton, Delfouneso; Subs: Guzan, Sidwell, Ireland, Clark, Cuellar, Hogg, Lichaj
    • 14:25 FACTS: Fulham have not won back-to-back league matches since February; The Villans have lost five of their last six away matches in the Premier League.
    • 14:20 FACTS: Gabriel Agbonlahor scored three goals in two Premier League games against Fulham last season; Clint Dempsey has been involved in five of Fulham’s last six league goals (four goals, one assist).
    • 14:15 Follow Fulham take on Aston Villa in a mid-table Premier League clash at Craven Cottage, live from 3pm.
  • Summary

    • 90+4 GOAL FULHAM! HANGELAND! What drama!
    • 90+3 Murphy miscontrols but Hangeland gets it back. Kelly can combine with Johnson but he plays it behind the striker. Dreadful. Villa break, Albrighton to Young on the edge of the box but he bounces it wide!
    • 90' GOOD SAVE SCHWARZER! He claws it out as Young headed Downing's excellent cross to the bottom right!
    • 81' Dembele with a superb ball and Johnson breaks the offside trap, he's clean through and must score but a heavy touch allows Friedel to fly out to block! That was a lack of match sharpness, Johnson should have tucked that away!
    • 74' Dembele again overruns the ball but Fulham win it back. Long from Murphy, Kelly nods it down under pressure but Villa clear. Young gives chase but Fulham play it forward, Johnson on the left, he cuts inside, it opens up with Collins flying in and he shoots but Friedel parries! Rammed behind for a corner.
    • 73' Villa with a spell of possession that has been rare for them in this half. They have a throw on the left and Bannan finds ALBRIGHTON ON THE RIGHT but he blasts over! Could have taken a touch!
    • 63' Murphy has a crack from the edge of the box but blocked! A loose ball dropped to him after Kelly's cross was blocked and it opened up for Murphy - Dunne it was, obviously, hurling himself at the finish and taking it in the head.
    • 54' Delfouneso has sprung the offside trap as Fulham stand still, he's in but he panics and fires weakly at Schwarzer! Should have scored.
    • 42' GOAL VILLA! Super finish from Albrighton! They've not been at the races the past quarter hour but the last minute has been promising, and the kids combine to put them ahead. Bannan with a superb crossfield pass that caught the home defence cold, Albrighton took it down expertly, cut inside Salcido and rifled a super low shot across Schwarzer into the bottom left. 1-0.
    • 41' Taken quickly, clever stuff as Albrighton slides it in to Young, Luke Young is in but Schwarzer does really well to bat out the finish BUT IT DROPS FOR DELFOUNESO but his dipping header doesn't dip quickly enough and it's over!
    • 38' Lovely ball from left to right by Greening, Gera at the far post KNOCKS IT DOWN FOR DEMBELE SURELY but he blasts the volley over!
    • 18' MISS AGAIN FROM GERA! It was an open goal but from an angle, and on the volley. Dempsey raced through and was denied by an excellent save from Friedel's legs, it dropped to Gera but he flashed the first-time effort over!
    • 17' Dembele wide to Gera but Warnock slides in well to put to touch. Fulham switch the play as Dembele puts in a great through ball for GERA WHO'S IN but he scuffs the finish wide! He was onside - just - and everyone, including him, seemed to stop.
    • 16' INCHES WIDE FROM DELFOUNESO! The young striker leaps like a salmon to connect with an excellent Albrighton cross that he puts across the face of goal, leaving Schwarzer standing like a spectator.
    • 3' Davies gets in loads of space on the left, he hits the byline and digs out a hanging cross that evades Dembele and Gera flies in but he can't get enough power on the header and Friedel claims! Should have done better!
    • 2' Dempsey wins a free-kick five yards from the box, clumsy challenge from Collins. On the left... Great ball Murphy but Friedel punches clear and Villa break! They have men over here as Bannan races away, he slides it wide to Downing who is in but a great saving challenge from Hughes and Fulham survive!
    • 14:30 TEAMS - Fulham: Schwarzer, Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido, Davies, Greening, Murphy, Gera, Dembele, Dempsey; Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Pantsil, Andrew Johnson, Duff, Etuhu, Eddie Johnson /// Aston Villa: Friedel, Luke Young, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Bannan, Reo-Coker, Downing, Ashley Young, Albrighton, Delfouneso; Subs: Guzan, Sidwell, Ireland, Clark, Cuellar, Hogg, Lichaj

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Schwarzer
      • C. Baird Substitution Out (58′)
      • A. Hughes
      • B. Hangeland Goal
      • C. Salcido Substitution Out (70′)
      • D. Murphy
      • J. Greening Substitution Out (59′)
      • S. Davies
      • Z. Gera
      • M. Dembélé
      • C. Dempsey

      Subs

      • D. Duff Substitution In70′ Yellow Card
      • S. Kelly Substitution In58′
      • E. Johnson
      • D. Stockdale
      • A. Johnson Substitution In59′
      • D. Etuhu
      • J. Pantsil
    • Starting line-up

      • B. Friedel
      • L. Young
      • R. Dunne
      • J. Collins
      • S. Warnock
      • B. Bannan
      • N. Reo-Coker Substitution Out (34′)
      • S. Downing
      • A. Young
      • M. Albrighton Goal
      • N. Delfouneso Substitution Out (88′)

      Subs

      • E. Lichaj
      • B. Guzan
      • S. Sidwell
      • C. Cuéllar
      • S. Ireland Substitution In88′
      • C. Clark Substitution In34′
      • J. Hogg
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