Thursday December 1, 2011 Group Stage: Group K Finished De Grolsch Veste

FC Twente 1 - 0 Fulham

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  1. Fulham sunk by late Janko strike

    Fulham sunk by late Janko strike

    Fulham's hopes of reaching the Europa League last 32 suffered a blow after sub Marc Janko struck late on to give FC Twente a 1-0 home win. More

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    Time:90'
    • FC Twente
    • Fulham
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A deserved 1-0 win for Group K winners Twente. Fulham need a similar result against Odense to be sure of joining them.
    • 90+2' Johnson sent off for kicking the ball away. He miss the game against Odense in a fornight. Silly conduct, and he will be a big miss.
    • 90+1' Murphy tries to get a move going, but poor pass as the ball runs out of play. Goalkick to the Dutch side.
    • 89' Only two minutes to be added to the 90......
    • 88' GOAL! Janko scores for Twente. The visiting side pay the price for switching off as the Austrian striker converts from close range. Decent ball by Rosales. Nobody picking up. 1-0 to Twente so late in the game.
    • 87' Rosales with a high and hopeful ball from out wide. Easy take for Schwarzer in the Fulham goal.
    • 86' Zamora trudges off to be replaced by Orlando Sa.
    • 85' Twente have a month's winter break in their season from December 21 to January 21, but they are already through from this section.
    • 84' Both teams battling for this winner as Bajrami throws over a cross that is overhit. Goalkick to the visitors.
    • 83' De Jong challenges Kelly in the box, but that is a clear foul on the Fulham player.
    • 82' Dembele forced to hobble off injured to be replaced by Kasami.
    • 81' John with the ball to the back post. Riise forced to clear before Johnson knocks the ball against Tiendalli for a throw-in.
    • 80' Dembele taken out late by Bajrami. Jol out studying how this one is going to unravel in these final few moments.
    • 79' Zamora's touch eludes him as the rain crashes down. Heading for the final 10 minutes. This game still very much in the balance.
    • 78' Austrian Marc Janko is wheeled on to take over from Chadli.
    • 77' Twente getting ready to bring on another forward as Fulham finally keep the ball for a few moments.
    • 76' Bit of a disappointing half for Fulham. They would probably take a draw the way this one is working outl. Forwards not seeing much of the ball.
    • 75' Bajrami rattles an effort at goal. Could have gone anywhere, but it is behind for a corner to the home side.
    • 74' Fulham sitting so deep. Twente continue to pile on the pressure. Dangerous moments for Fulham.
    • 73' Twente not up to 11 shots for the night compared to four by Fulham. John's cross nudged out by a white shirt.
    • 72' Murphy with the free-kick. Short to Zamora, but his flick is inches wide of the goal. Great free-kick. Almost the first goal, but on we go at 0-0.
    • 71' Twente averaging almost three goals a game, but have found this assignment a whole lot trickier as Johnson is taken out by Tiendalli.
    • 70' John with the cross. Free header for De Jong, but he heads past from eight yards out. What a chance that was. Should have been the opening goal.
    • 69' Frei showing a great turn of pace. Lovely cross before Douglas scrambles the ball clear. Zamora failing to make the run across the face of goal that could have brought the opener.
    • 68' Zamora and Dembele picking up the scraps in the middle of the park. Kelly and Johnson feed each other. Better from Fulham.
    • 67' Chadli tries to play in De Jong, but just got too much on that pass as it races through to Schwarzer.
    • 66' Golden chance for Johnson! Played in by Kelly, but drags the shot wide of goal from inside the area. Almighty relief in that Twente rearguard.
    • 65' Douglas seeing a bit of light in the middle of the Fulham defence. Ran at the heart of the visiting defence, but lifts the shot over the bar. Goalkick to the London side.
    • 64' First booking of the night goes to Johnson for a late foul on John.
    • 63' John throws in the cross, but met with some relish by Hangeland, who heads out.
    • 62' The final of this tournament will be staged in Bucharest on May 9. Seems a million miles away at the moment. Zamora penalised for a late foul on Douglas.
    • 61' John picks out Chadli inside. Goes for goal from 40 yards out, but the ball fades wide and high. Losing patience at the key moment.
    • 60' Twente have scored 12 goals in their four matches in this group phase. Wouldn't yet bet against them adding to that haul this evening as they again win the ball around the halfway line.
    • 59' Fulham may look to make another change soon. Has been a workmanlike performance, but they are suddenly being forced deep by Twente.
    • 58' Bajrami decides to try his luck from 30 yards, but the ball whizzes past a post. Decent dig by him.
    • 57' John dinks a little ball to the back post, but no takers on hand for the home team. Home fans continue to beat their drums in the stands.
    • 56' Twente continue to cut near patterns on the ball without really troubling Schwarzer. The Dutch team yet to beat an English side in Europe.
    • 55' Rosales was set to pull the trigger, but De Jong was in there to take the ball off his toes. Almost the opening goal for Twente.
    • 54' Fulham would have to play 21 or 22 games over this campaign to reach the final of this tournament. A really demanding tournament for all teams, but especially the visitors.
    • 53' Zamora caught late by Douglas before Wisgerhof is back to win the ball ahead of Johnson from Kelly's cross. Fine attacking move by Fulham.
    • 52' Third corner of the night for Twente is aimed at De Jong by Bajrami, but nothing doing and Fulham have their own goalkick.
    • 51' Johnson wins the ball from John, but is forced to concede a corner.
    • 50' Murphy floats in the dead ball towards Hangeland, but all a bit too obvious and the home side win it back. Goalkick to Twente.
    • 49' Tiendali fouls Johnson and Fulham have a free-kick in the home half.
    • 48' Chadli tries to pick out Bajrami before Murphy knocks the loose ball back to Schwarzer.
    • 47' News to bring you of a change with Ola John replacing Fer for the home side.
    • 46' We are off and running in this second half.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break. 0-0 in this one. One goal for either side in the second half might be enough to grab the win in this encounter.
    • 44' A minute to be added to the half as the cross from Rosales flies out of the park.
    • 43' So we are heading for the break. Had not been the most memorable match in history, but Fulham are a picture of concentration out there.
    • 42' Kelly back to challenge Landzaat and he gets the spot of luck as Fulham earn themselves the goalkick.
    • 41' Fulham continue to impress in defence. Working so, so hard to close down the space. The home fans continue to lend their voice to the Twente cause.
    • 40' Rosales swings at a loose ball in the Fulham area, but Etuhu smashes the ball out of the danger area.
    • 39' Chadli with the ball into the box, but Hangeland is well positioned to clear the danger.
    • 38' Rosales and Dembele collide before the match resumes with Twente on the ball.
    • 37' Rosales sees a deflected shot race behind for a corner to the home side, but Chadli's delivery is poor and Fulham can work the ball out of the box.
    • 36' Once again Twente pick up the ball in the middle of the park, but Fulham once again sit deep, content to soak it up.
    • 35' Chadli picks out Rosales on the opposite wing, but he fresh airs the cross as the ball runs behind for a goalkick to Fulham.
    • 34' Lovely ball from Murphy to play in Johnson. Brave goalkeeping by Mihailov to read that situation and dive bravely at the Fulham forward's feet to smother the ball.
    • 33' Twente with three shots on goal compared to nothing from Fulham. Tells the story of the night.
    • 32' Riise and Landzaat collide on the edge of the visiting box, but the decision goes in favour of Fulham. The home fans still making plenty of noise.
    • 31' Martin Jol looking none too pleased by Duff's departure as Zamora rises to head out the corner.
    • 30' A change coming for Fulham as Duff departs to be replaced by Frei. Obviously struggling with injury.
    • 29' Offside flag goes up against De Jong. Good decision by the assistant referee.
    • 28' A 2-0 lead for Wisla Krakow in the opening group match this eveniing.
    • 27' Johnson takes a tumble in the home box, but he was always looking for the penalty. Goalkick to Twente.
    • 26' Riise makes a timely header out of the box from Tiendalli's ball. Twente closing down space so quickly.
    • 25' Twente forcing Fulham to work hard to close down space. Hangeland back in the right position to head out the danger.
    • 24' Zamora tries to dash onto a ball by Murphy, but he has overhit the pass. Goalkick to the home team.
    • 23' Chadli's free-kick is headed out by Hangeland before Dembele is fouled out wide. Free-kick to the visitors in their own half.
    • 22' Twente dominating possession without doing anything of real note. Chadli taken out late by Dembele.
    • 21' Rosales with the ball out wide. Throws in the cross, but Schwarzer is on hand to clasp the cross ball.
    • 20' Johnson making a nuisance of himself up front but Mihailov is out to catch the ball and prevent a shots on the Twente goal.
    • 19' Chadli's delivery is nodded out before Wisgerhof fouls Duff. Free-kick to Fulham deep in the visiting side's half.
    • 18' Murphy loses out to De Jong before the Fulham captain clatters Chadli seconds later. Free-kick for Twente on the edge of the visiting box.
    • 17' Duff and Zamaro try to link up on the edge of the box, but the home side deal with the danger. Fulham yet to threaten seriously. No shots at goal.
    • 16' Fine stop from Scwarzer as he dived to his left this time to make the save from Fer. Great link-up play involving De Jong. Better from Twente.
    • 15' Chadli again rumbing up the park. Cracks the shot at goal, but Schwarzer dives low to his right to make the stop. He has made a bright enough start to the night.
    • 14' Scwarzer back into action to take the long, hopeful ball from Wisgerhof.
    • 13' Offside flag goes up against Zamora as he made the run across a defender just too quickly.
    • 12' Chadli fires a shot in at goal from inside the area, but fails to trouble Schwarzer who makes an easy enough stop.
    • 11' Kelly with a great run and cross down a flank. Rosales forced to come over to clear the ball from Duff. Almost the opening goal for Fulham.
    • 10' De Jong caught just offside there. Wasn't much in it, but the defender gets the benefit of the doubt.
    • 9' Rosales hangs up a long ball to the back post, but an easy take for Schwarzer in the visiting goal.
    • 8' Two Dutch coaches in charge this evening: Martin Jol is running Fulham with Co Adriaanse overseeing Twente.
    • 7' No real chance for either side yet. All very cagey. Both teams with plenty of bodies behind the ball.
    • 6' Douglas gives the ball away. Johnson bounds forward before Twente pick up the ball seconds later. The Dutch side keen to keep the ball on the ground as much as possible.
    • 5' Hughes heads out the cross from Bajrami. Fulham very organised in these opening moments, bolstered by the weekend draw at Arsenal.
    • 4' Fulham forced back seconds later, but no real danger. Both these sides feeling their way into this match. All very slow so far.
    • 3' Duff gets in ahead of De Jong to knock the ball back to Riise before Wisgerhof takes out Johnson with a late tackle. Free-kick to the visitors.
    • 2' Twente on the ball early on. Keen to knock the ball around with some composure - like most good Dutch sides.
    • 1' We are off and running in the Netherlands. A decent crowd and atmopshere in the ground.
    • 17.55 Teams in the tunnel for this one. Fulham in traditional white, Twente in red.
    • 17.50 Home defender Douglas insists his side are up for a scrap despite having already qualified for the group stages. "This actually serves to motivate us to keep playing well and play better and always adding more points. We have a very good campaign and the idea is to reach the next phase keeping this great sequence, so we will continue to seek victories."
    • 17.45 Odds for this evening's match: FC Twente 10/11, Fulham 3/1, Draw 12/5
    • 17.40 Co Adriaanse (Twente coach): "Fulham played very well in their last home game, their home form is good, but they will be difficult away too. We will make some changes, but it will be difficult."
    • 17.35 Martin Jol (Fulham manager): "Twente have developed into a very good club. When I was here they were getting [crowds of] 10,000 and now they are getting over 20,000 all the time. It is getting bigger and bigger so getting results goes with that responsibility. They have showed that over the past three or four years. They were champions two years ago and that was awesome."
    • 17.30 TWENTE TEAM NEWS: Twente will be without midfielder Willem Janssen, who is 'sick' according to manager Co Adriaanse, although skipper and defender Peter Wisgerhof has recovered from illness and is available for selection. Top scorer Marc Janko is doubtful.
    • 17.25 FULHAM TEAM NEWS: Clint Dempsey and Chris Baird have not travelled to Holland. Dempsey will miss the clash at De Grolsch Veste with a thigh complaint, while Northern Ireland defender Baird is out due to personal reasons. Steve Sidwell remains out with a hernia injury, although Orlando Sa, Damien Duff and Stephen Kelly have all involved after recovering from injury. Simon Davies is out in the long-term.
    • 17.20 Teams: FC Twente: Mihailov, Rosales, Wisgerhof, Douglas, Tiendalli, Brama, Fer, Landzaat, Bajrami, de Jong, Chadli..subs: Marsman, Cornelisse, Bengtsson, Janko, Buysse, John, Gouriye////Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise, Dembele, Davies, Murphy, Duff, Johnson, Zamora..subs: Etheridge, Orlando Sa, Kasami, Senderos, Gecov, Frei, Briggs////Referee: Marijo Strahonja (Croatia)
    • 17.15 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of the Europa League Group K match between FC Twente and Fulham. This is the penutimate match of the section with the English side looking for a win to book their place in the knock-out stage.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Johnson sent off for kicking the ball away. He miss the game against Odense in a fornight. Silly conduct, and he will be a big miss.
    • 88' GOAL! Janko scores for Twente. The visiting side pay the price for switching off as the Austrian striker converts from close range. Decent ball by Rosales. Nobody picking up. 1-0 to Twente so late in the game.
    • 72' Murphy with the free-kick. Short to Zamora, but his flick is inches wide of the goal. Great free-kick. Almost the first goal, but on we go at 0-0.
    • 70' John with the cross. Free header for De Jong, but he heads past from eight yards out. What a chance that was. Should have been the opening goal.
    • 69' Frei showing a great turn of pace. Lovely cross before Douglas scrambles the ball clear. Zamora failing to make the run across the face of goal that could have brought the opener.
    • 66' Golden chance for Johnson! Played in by Kelly, but drags the shot wide of goal from inside the area. Almighty relief in that Twente rearguard.
    • 58' Bajrami decides to try his luck from 30 yards, but the ball whizzes past a post. Decent dig by him.
    • 55' Rosales was set to pull the trigger, but De Jong was in there to take the ball off his toes. Almost the opening goal for Twente.
    • 34' Lovely ball from Murphy to play in Johnson. Brave goalkeeping by Mihailov to read that situation and dive bravely at the Fulham forward's feet to smother the ball.
    • 16' Fine stop from Scwarzer as he dived to his left this time to make the save from Fer. Great link-up play involving De Jong. Better from Twente.
    • 15' Chadli again rumbing up the park. Cracks the shot at goal, but Schwarzer dives low to his right to make the stop. He has made a bright enough start to the night.
    • 12' Chadli fires a shot in at goal from inside the area, but fails to trouble Schwarzer who makes an easy enough stop.
    • 11' Kelly with a great run and cross down a flank. Rosales forced to come over to clear the ball from Duff. Almost the opening goal for Fulham.
    • 17.20 Teams: FC Twente: Mihailov, Rosales, Wisgerhof, Douglas, Tiendalli, Brama, Fer, Landzaat, Bajrami, de Jong, Chadli..subs: Marsman, Cornelisse, Bengtsson, Janko, Buysse, John, Gouriye////Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Hughes, Hangeland, Riise, Dembele, Davies, Murphy, Duff, Johnson, Zamora..subs: Etheridge, Orlando Sa, Kasami, Senderos, Gecov, Frei, Briggs////Referee: Marijo Strahonja (Croatia)

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    Manager: Martin Jol

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