Sunday November 6, 2011 Day 11 Finished Craven Cottage

Fulham 1 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Kaboul 57’ (o.g.)
  • Baird 10’ (o.g.)
  • Lennon 45’
  • Defoe 90’

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    Friedel inspires Spurs to win

    Tottenham withstood a sustained and brutal assault from Fulham as they somehow escaped Craven Cottage with a 3-1 win in the Premier League. More

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    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Tottenham Hotspur
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    • 90+5' FULL TIME. That is a ridiculous result, frankly, given the passage of play in the second half. Friedel outstanding.
    • 90+5' GOAL! Fulham 1-3 Tottenham! What a joke. There was a goal left in this game but who on earth thought it was Spurs who would get it? Defoe lashes home a deflected effort and that is just the final insult for Fulham.
    • 90+4' From the corner Friedel fumbles a header before Modric makes a tremendous clearance from the goal-line to deny Dempsey, who is having no luck at all. What an incredible half this has been from Fulham and it looks as though they will come away with nothing!
    • 90+2' Absolute chaos!! Friedel with a great save to dent Dempsey but then Walker basically catches the ball on the deck. A scramble ensues but Spurs clear behind for a corner! That could have been a penalty!
    • 90' Fulham have a free-kick but Ruiz over-hits it and the threat passes. Spurs are nearly there.
    • 89' Fulham have a free-kick but Ruiz over-hits it and the threat passes. Spurs are nearly there.
    • 88' Parker falls to ground in the box but there is no penalty awarded. Sidwell barged him from behind and that was risky.
    • 87' Fulham will rue a fine performance from Friedel in the Spurs goal but their finishing has been a touch poor as well. They have seen so many chances come and go.
    • 86' Stat from Infostrada: "Since April of this year, Spurs have suffered only three league defeats, all three coming against the two Manchester clubs." They could well have lost today though.
    • 84' Stat from Infostrada: "With Rafael van der Vaart substituted, his scoring streak ends at five, which equals a Spurs club record in the PL era. Robbie Keane (twice) and Teddy Sheringham preceded him."
    • 82' Now it is Zamora's turn to get in behind the Spurs defence and his low effort is saved by Friedel. The second half has been so, so one-sided.
    • 81' Walker embarks on a thrilling run down the right but Spurs cannot make the most of the opening.
    • 79' Another chance for Fulham. Dempsey meets a cross from the right with a header at Friedel. It is too close to his fellow American though. Fulham have been absolutely rampant in this second half.
    • 78' Will this turn the tide? Sandro replaces Lennon to add some steel to the Spurs midifield.
    • 77' Murphy comes off after a great performance and is replaced by Dickson Etuhu.
    • 76' The Fulham fans bay for a penalty but the ball appeared to strike Parker on the top of the thigh and not the arm.
    • 75' Another chance for Fulham! Dempsey runs in behind the Spurs defence and rounds Friedel, only to see King block his goal-bound effort!
    • 74' Still the pressure continues as Spurs are forced to clear from a Murphy free-kick. Spurs have been a completely spent force in the second half so far. What can they do to turn it around?
    • 72' Stat from Infostrada: That was Younes Kaboul’s second career PL own goal, also beating his own goalkeeper on 30 Dec 2009, when playing for Portsmouth – against Arsenal.
    • 71' Sub for Fulham as Bryan Ruiz replaces Duff.
    • 70' Murphy rolls the ball square from the set-piece and Baird's howitzer is parried clear by Friedel. What an effort.
    • 69' Kaboul is furious after being penalised for handball on the edge of the box and is booked. It wasn't deliberate so you can understand his annoyance.
    • 68' Stat from Infostrada: The last PL match in which Spurs scored an own goal and did not lose was their 1 Sep 2007 draw (3-3) at Fulham.
    • 66' Here is the change and Van der Vaart gets his usual 65-70 minutes as he is replaced by Defoe. His run of goals comes to an end.
    • 65' Spurs are getting Jermain Defore ready on the touchline now.
    • 63' What a frantic few minutes. Fulham have responded magnificently at the start of this second half and are really a force to be reckoned with.
    • 61' The deluge continues! Zamora lays the ball off to Dembele as his rasping effort is saved by Friedel.
    • 60' Kelly with the cross to the back post but Riise can't get a decent shot away as he screws his shot wide.
    • 59' Dembele tests Friedel from range as Fulham push forward for a second goal. What a start to the second half this has been for Fulham.
    • 57' GOAL! Fulham 1-2 Tottenham! The corner comes in and Spurs are so unlucky as King heads the ball onto Kaboul's arm and sees it go in past Friedel. A freak goal.
    • 56' It is Dempsey's turn to win a corner as his effort deflects over the bar.
    • 55' A flurry of chances for Fulham there but they couldn't get any tangible reward. Spurs cling on and remain 2-0 in front.
    • 54' Still Fulham surge forward and Kaboul heads over the bar from Zamora's curling effort. Another corner.
    • 54' Now Riise finds space down the left but his cross is stopped by the outstretche d leg of Kaboul. Excellent defending.
    • 53' Hangeland meets the set-piece with a firm header and forces Friedel into an excellent save as he tips the ball over the bar.
    • 53' A low effort from Duff takes a deflection off Assou-Ekotto and for a moment threatens to loop over Friedel and in. However it goes for a corner.
    • 52' Riise races over to the touchline to challenge Walker but it is a Spurs throw. The young Englishman has had the better of that battle today.
    • 50' UPDATE from Infostrada: The Premier League have now credited the first goal in this match to Gareth Bale instead of naming it a Chris Baird own goal. That means Bale has now scored in successive PL matches for the first time since Dec 2010-Jan 2011.
    • 49' The ball rolls to Adebayor 20 yards from goal and he tries to pick his spot with a considered shot, but only succeeds in curling it into the arms of Friedel.
    • 48' Now Bale tests Schwarzer with a low effort after a neat one-two with Adebayor. The Togo international does offer much more than Jermain Defoe in that lone striker's role.
    • 47' Bale chases down a back-pass but Schwarzer gets his foot through the ball to hoof it clear.
    • 46' KICK OFF!
    • - Grygera is replaced by Stephen Kelly.
    • - @TeamSzczesny: "Fulham gonna score 2 or more goals at least." Hmm, not the most partisan observer I suspect, not with a username like that. Join the debate on Twitter
    • - Got an opinion on the first half? Get in touch on Twitter and I will use some here. Tom Adams on Twitter
    • 45+9' HALF TIME. An own goal from Baird and a fine effort from Lennon have Spurs in firm control.
    • 45+8' Grygera comes off on a stretcher and it doesn't look good. A long, long stoppage.
    • 45+6' Grygera is taking on oxygen and this looks a bad one. The way he jarred his knee and fell, the immediate suspicion is ligament damage, but we hope for his and Fulham's sake it isn't that serious.
    • 45+5' Ouch. Grygera is down screaming in pain. That is not a pleasant sound. It appeared to be an innocuous challenge but perhaps he jarred his knee and the physios are on. This could be another long stoppage.
    • 45+4' We are past the allocated three minutes of added time now.
    • 45+2' Younes Kaboul requires treatment after getting a bash in the mouth. He looks a touch groggy.
    • 45+1' GOAL! Fulham 0-2 Tottenham! As the clock ticks over into added time, Lennon adds a sublime second. Bale produces a lovely flick to turn the ball back into the path of the winger, who drives forward 20 yards before twisting Baird one way and then the other and finding the far corner with a lovely low finish.
    • 45' Walker embarks on yet another forward run - he provides so much impetus from right-back- but is halted by a challenge on the edge of the box. Fulham fail to break though.
    • 44' Fulham are really struggling to make any inroads at present as Spurs have tightened up at the back.
    • 42' Bobby Zamora lines up a free-kick 25 yards from goal but he gets his technique all wrong and gets his boot under the ball, sending it high into the stands. The travelling Spurs fans enjoy that moment from their former player.
    • 40' Stat from Infostrada: "This season and last, Spurs’ track record in 12 PL matches on Sunday is eight wins, three draws and one defeat. That only loss was a 5-1 loss against Manchester City at White Hart Lane on 28 August 2011."
    • 39' Lennon plays a neat one-two with Van der Vaart before seeing his curling effort take a deflection to loop high into the air. Schwarzer claims under pressure.
    • 37' Danny Murphy with the delivery but Adebayor helps Spurs to clear their lines temporarily, before Friedel takes charge of the situation.
    • 36' Walker is furious when being penalised for a pull on Dembele's shirt but it was a blatant foul. Fulham have a free-kick wide on the left.
    • 35' Confusion in the middle of the park as bodies go flying but the referee initially plays on before bringing proceedings to a halt following a Spurs infringement.
    • 34' Parker needs to be tidied up as blood has seeped onto his shirt. He goes off for cosmetic adjustment.
    • 33' Van der Vaart lines up a free-kick but only succeeds in smacking it against the wall. Really someone paid a lot of money to kick a ball should be able to do a bit better than that.
    • 32' Lennon's whipped cross from the right deflects off Riise but Schwarzer gathers for Fulham.
    • 31' Modric, of all people, is guilty of a poor ball as a nice flowing passing move from Spurs breaks down.
    • 30' Van der Vaart looks to control the ball on the edge of he box and get a shot away but he is crowded out as Sidwell gets a block in.
    • 29' Van der Vaart slumps to the floor after colliding with man mountain Brede Hangeland but quickly picks himself up. Parker he aint.
    • 28' Lennon attempts to thread a pass through for Walker but the winger puts too much on it and sees the ball roll out of play.
    • 27' Parker is getting appreciate applause from the visiting fans every time he touches the ball. The Spurs supporters really have taken to him very quickly.
    • 26' Spurs are ahead in somewhat fortunate circumstances and Fulham certainly don't deserve to be a goal down at present.
    • 24' Dembele rolls a pass forward to Sidwell and despite slipping he turns the ball round the corner to Dempsey, who sees a low effort repelled by Friedel.
    • 23' We are back underway. Meanwhile, Parker has had stitches and a new shirt and is almost ready to go. What a trooper.
    • 22' With Fabio Capello looking on, Parker is helped to his feet and clutches his head as he undergoes treatment for a cut to the bridge of the nose. Pretty sure he has broken it.
    • 21' There's blood, and Parker looks very dazed after getting bashed in the face. We may be waiting a minute or two to resume here.
    • 20' Sidwell inadvertently clatters into Parker and the Spurs man needs treatment. Fulham initially play on before the ball goes out of play. Sidwell's elbow crunched right into Parker's face. That looked horrible and the referee should have stopped play immediately.
    • 18' I believe he is joined by Wes Brown, Jamie Carragher and Richard Dunne in that club, though I could be wrong.
    • 17' Great stat from Infostrada: "Chris Baird has now scored more career PL own goals (3) than goals (2)."
    • 16' Walker's attempted headed clearance from Zamora's deep cross is unconvincing but Moussa Dembele cannot capitalise.
    • 15' Fantastic determination from Sidwell as he falls to the ground but continues to protect the ball, even heading it to Riise from a vertical position. The cross goes behind for a corner and Fulham can't force Friedel into a save, with Riise lashing the ball over the bar when it comes back out to him.
    • 13' The Tottenham fans are in fine voice at Craven Cottage in this London derby. Unsurprisingly given the start to the game.
    • 12' Fulham look for a quick response but Van der Vaart heads clear under pressure for Spurs.
    • 10' GOAL! Fulham 0-1 Tottenham! Kyle Walker cuts the ball back to Aaron Lennon and his cross flies across the face of the goal to Bale. He thumps it back from whence it came and Chris Baird can only turn the ball into his own net. An oggy, but Bale's ridiculous celebration suggests he will be claiming it.
    • 9' Danny Murphy tries to release Zamora with a ball over the top. Fulham then work the ball into the centre where Clint Dempsey knocks into fellow American Friedel when challenging in the air.
    • 8' Spurs look happy to put foot on ball and play a short, patient passing game today.
    • 7' It's good to see Ledley King leading Spurs out today, they always look much more assured with him at the back.
    • 6' Rafael van der Vaart spreads the ball wide to Benoit Assou-Ekotto, who wins a corner when his first-time cross is turned behind. Fulham clear from the set-piece.
    • 5' Emmanuel Adebayor, leading the line as usual for Spurs today peels away from his marker but is flagged offside.
    • 4' Zdenek Grygera gets a bit lucky when his ball into Bobby Zamora runs past the striker and into the path of Damien Duff. However, Friedel is off his line quickly to collect.
    • 3' What a chance! Steve Sidwell meets the corner with a run to the near post and Brad Friedel does superbly to claw his header away just before it crosses the line.
    • 2' Fulham win an early corner as John Arne Riise sees a shot deflected behind by the sliding Scott Parker.
    • 1' KICK OFF!
    • 16.01 @brobynite: gonna be close game today. spurs win 3-2. van man hits a brace! Join the discussion on Twitter
    • 16.00 We will have a minute's silence to mark Remembrance, as is customary.
    • 15.59 Stat from Infostrada: "Rafael van der Vaart has scored in Spurs’ last five PL matches, a streak that has equalled a club record in the PL era. Robbie Keane achieved this twice for Spurs and Teddy Sheringham did it once. The Dutchman is now attempting to become the first player to score in more than five successive PL matches since Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo in March-April 2008 (6 in a row). The PL record is 10 in a row by Manchester United’s Ruud van Nistelrooy (March-August 2003)."
    • 15.57 Get in contact via Twitter and I will use some of your comments in here. Go on, get involved. @tomEurosport
    • 15.55 A win takes Spurs joint fourth with Chelsea, albeit with a game in hand. Meanwhile, with Bolton winning at Stoke, Fulham are looking precariously close to the relegation zone. They will be one clear if Bolton hold on.
    • 15:50 Luka Modric makes his 100th Premier League appearance for Spurs in this game.
    • 15:45 Rafael van der Vaart has scored six goals in his last five league games; Having lost their opening two league games, Tottenham have won six and drawn one of their last seven (a run that started when Scott Parker made his debut for Spurs).
    • 15:40 Fulham have only won two of their last 22 London derbies, but one of them came in their last London derby at Craven Cottage (6-0 v Queens Park Rangers).
    • 15:35 Fulham have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League matches with Tottenham; The Cottagers have won just one of the last 10 Premier League games against Tottenham, losing four.
    • 15:30 Harry Redknapp is still absent after his heart op, but Gareth Bale has some kind words for former Spurs boss Jol: "He was a great manager and I think he did amazingly for the club. When I first came here he made me feel very welcome and he settled me down very quickly. I wish him all the best for the future... apart from (Sunday)."
    • 15:30 Martin Jol: "[Andy] Johnson for England? What, are they going to play him out on the right like they did before? If you keep on scoring everyone says you should be in the England team but, for me, as a second striker he is one of the better ones. He scored a hat-trick against QPR and if he could do that every game it would be unbelievable, but we are not doing that."
    • 15:25 Despite lasting the match against Rubin Kazan, Spurs defender William Gallas does not make his first Prem start of the season. Luka Modric starts despite a slight groin problem, while Roman Pavlyuchenko came off with a back complaint against Rubin and is not in the XI. Michael Dawson (Achilles), Niko Kranjcar (thigh), Tom Huddlestone (ankle), Giovani dos Santos (calf) and Danny Rose (ankle) are all out. Vedran Corluka returns to the bench after a foot injury.
    • 15:20 Fulham captain Danny Murphy recovers from a knee complaint in the 4-1 Europa League win over Wisla Krakow to start. Bryan Ruiz was ineligible for that match but returns to the bench as Moussa Dembele - who served a one-match European ban - starts instead. Orlando Sa (hamstring), Philippe Senderos and Aaron Hughes (both thigh) are out.
    • 15:15 TEAMS - Fulham: Schwarzer, Grygera, Baird, Hangeland, Riise, Dempsey, Murphy, Sidwell, Duff, Zamora, Dembele; Subs: Frei, Kelly, Briggs, Etuhu, Kasami, Etheridge, Ruiz /// Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Modric, Parker, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor; Subs: Cudicini, Bassong, Corluka, Livermore, Sandro, Pienaar, Defoe
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Fulham and Tottenham's London derby, kicking off at 4pm UK time.
  • Summary

    • 90+5' GOAL! Fulham 1-3 Tottenham! What a joke. There was a goal left in this game but who on earth thought it was Spurs who would get it? Defoe lashes home a deflected effort and that is just the final insult for Fulham.
    • 90+4' From the corner Friedel fumbles a header before Modric makes a tremendous clearance from the goal-line to deny Dempsey, who is having no luck at all. What an incredible half this has been from Fulham and it looks as though they will come away with nothing!
    • 90+2' Absolute chaos!! Friedel with a great save to dent Dempsey but then Walker basically catches the ball on the deck. A scramble ensues but Spurs clear behind for a corner! That could have been a penalty!
    • 82' Now it is Zamora's turn to get in behind the Spurs defence and his low effort is saved by Friedel. The second half has been so, so one-sided.
    • 79' Another chance for Fulham. Dempsey meets a cross from the right with a header at Friedel. It is too close to his fellow American though. Fulham have been absolutely rampant in this second half.
    • 75' Another chance for Fulham! Dempsey runs in behind the Spurs defence and rounds Friedel, only to see King block his goal-bound effort!
    • 70' Murphy rolls the ball square from the set-piece and Baird's howitzer is parried clear by Friedel. What an effort.
    • 61' The deluge continues! Zamora lays the ball off to Dembele as his rasping effort is saved by Friedel.
    • 57' GOAL! Fulham 1-2 Tottenham! The corner comes in and Spurs are so unlucky as King heads the ball onto Kaboul's arm and sees it go in past Friedel. A freak goal.
    • 53' Hangeland meets the set-piece with a firm header and forces Friedel into an excellent save as he tips the ball over the bar.
    • 45+1' GOAL! Fulham 0-2 Tottenham! As the clock ticks over into added time, Lennon adds a sublime second. Bale produces a lovely flick to turn the ball back into the path of the winger, who drives forward 20 yards before twisting Baird one way and then the other and finding the far corner with a lovely low finish.
    • 42' Bobby Zamora lines up a free-kick 25 yards from goal but he gets his technique all wrong and gets his boot under the ball, sending it high into the stands. The travelling Spurs fans enjoy that moment from their former player.
    • 24' Dembele rolls a pass forward to Sidwell and despite slipping he turns the ball round the corner to Dempsey, who sees a low effort repelled by Friedel.
    • 10' GOAL! Fulham 0-1 Tottenham! Kyle Walker cuts the ball back to Aaron Lennon and his cross flies across the face of the goal to Bale. He thumps it back from whence it came and Chris Baird can only turn the ball into his own net. An oggy, but Bale's ridiculous celebration suggests he will be claiming it.
    • 3' What a chance! Steve Sidwell meets the corner with a run to the near post and Brad Friedel does superbly to claw his header away just before it crosses the line.
    • 15:15 TEAMS - Fulham: Schwarzer, Grygera, Baird, Hangeland, Riise, Dempsey, Murphy, Sidwell, Duff, Zamora, Dembele; Subs: Frei, Kelly, Briggs, Etuhu, Kasami, Etheridge, Ruiz /// Tottenham: Friedel, Walker, Kaboul, King, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Modric, Parker, Bale, Van der Vaart, Adebayor; Subs: Cudicini, Bassong, Corluka, Livermore, Sandro, Pienaar, Defoe

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