Sunday January 30, 2011 Round 4 Finished Craven Cottage

Fulham 4 - 0 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Murphy 11’ (pen.), 13’ (pen.)
  • Hangeland 23’
  • Dembélé 45’

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  1. Shambolic Spurs self-destruct at Fulham

    Shambolic Spurs self-destruct at Fulham

    Fulham eased into the fifth round of the FA Cup after a defensive horror-show from Tottenham saw Mark Hughes's side win 4-0 at the Cottage. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • 90+1 Only the one minute of added time as the whistle goes for Fulham to take their first FA Cup win over Spurs and their biggest over the club period.
    • 90' Lovely one-touch play as Gera and Duff combine, the Irishman firing weakly at Gomes like Gera earlier.
    • 89' Fulham playing some neat passing football now...
    • 88' Fulham cut Spurs apart again as Gera surely must make it five but Gomes saves with his feet! Good play by Davies to set him up.
    • 87' Good ball near post from Duff that Assou-Ekotto heads out for another corner. This one is sent deeper AND HUGHES OFF THE BAR and Hangeland must score again but Jenas off the line!
    • 86' Duff buys a corner off Pienaar on the right. Spurs fans, those left, are leaving in droves.
    • 85' Davies crosses in but cleared. Sidwell on it now.
    • 83' Oh crumbs, Bassong with a comedy swing at a clearance, air-kicking but saved by an alert Gomes.
    • 82' Lennon is in on the right as Spurs threaten but his cross is cleared. Modric to Hutton, good hanging ball, Crouch on the chest and he can finish but is eased off the ball by Pantsil and Fulham clear.
    • 81' Nice turn from Modric and Pienaar gets forward on the left. Decent play from Spurs as Hutton rounds Davies on the right but the Welshman slides in to tackle.
    • 80' FULHAM SUB: Davies on for Dembele.
    • 78' Pantsil and Duff move forward but Crouch closes down and it's back with Hangeland.
    • 77' Oles ringing out as Spurs pass the ball around, heavily dosed with irony.
    • 75' For once Bassong does well, intercepting a through ball for Dembele.
    • 74' FULHAM SUB: Murphy off for Greening.
    • 72' Jenas blasts one well wide and a touch high from the edge of the D.
    • 71' Weak backpass by Salcido but Stockdale is able to clear before Crouch closes him down.
    • 70' This is a somewhat dreary half of football, with neither side having much to play for.
    • 68' FULHAM SUB: Johnson replaced by Gera, who has been oddly ignored by Hughes but in my view is an excellent player.
    • 67' Johnson takes a long ball on the chest as Fulham start to dominate possession.
    • 66' SPURS CHANGE: Jenas on for Van der Vaart.
    • 65' Great stuff from Dembele to wriggle into the box but his shot is blocked. Now Dempsey on the left side of the box unleashes a curler that spins just wide! He thinks corner, a touch off Hutton, and he has a point.
    • 64' Murphy wide to Pantsil as Fulham peg Spurs back... Now it seems they're looking for a fifth...
    • 63' Gomes with a good low stop to keep out a fierce drive from Dembele. A rare chance in this low-key half.
    • 62' Pantsil runs at Benoit who manages to play it away although Fulham eventually get a throw.
    • 61' Good challenge by Pienaar to stop Duff in his tracks. Throw Fulham.
    • 60' Spurs have a free-kick on the right which is taken short to VdV but Modric loses out. Pienaar picks it up and Lennon has a run at Dempsey who slides in and wins the ball, despite Spurs fans yelping for a penalty.
    • 59' Johnson finds Dembele but Hutton brings it away with Dempsey ready to pounce.
    • 58' Lennon on the Spurs right goes back to Modric. They've slowed it down and Fulham are back in numbers, Pantsil bringing it away.
    • 57' This second half has the tempo and attitude of a training match. Fulham now knocking the short passes about.
    • 55' A long aimless ball is floated into Stockdale's arms.
    • 54' Dembele and Benoit tussle on the Fulham right. Out for a Spurs throw. Redknapp will no doubt have had a right go at his team but they will have been told to try and win the second half.
    • 53' The home fans haven't though, in fine voice as they sit on the cusp of their first FA Cup win over Spurs.
    • 52' Fulham have taken their foot off the pedal in this second half, as they did after scoring the third indeed.
    • 51' The corner is cleared but Benoit finds Lennon on the right, he digs out a useful cross but Bassong's header loops into Stockdale's arms.
    • 50' Good run by Hutton on the right, and a nice cross too but cleared behind by Hughes before Crouch can finish.
    • 49' Van der Vaart crosses for Crouch but his flick on is cleared by Hangeland.
    • 48' Spurs with some neat passing in midfield. Which obviously is not their problem. Don't see the point in bringing the likes of Pienaar to the club if you have slightly pony defenders.
    • 47' Dembele on the run, wide to Duff who takes on Benoit but goes back. Pantsil crosses but Johnson's header is weak.
    • 46' Second half is underway.
    • - SPURS SUB: Crouch on for Defoe.
    • 45+3 Half-time, cheers and jeers and Sparky looks a touch smug.
    • 45+3 Good defending from Hughes to deny Defoe after a long ball caused some havoc.
    • 45+2 WHAT A GOAL! Dembele runs from halfway and gets around Bassong, Spurs' defence backing off as he drills a sweet low finish into the left corner. Game, set, match and tournament. Spurs are out.
    • 45' Three minutes added time are signalled.
    • 44' A touch scrappy as Fulham try to play it out to half time for their cuppa and backslap from Sparky. Spurs, meanwhile, will get a shoeing. Robbie Keane won't be involved though - he has just joined West Ham on loan.
    • - Speaking of getting stuff in your eye, if you ever have the misfortune to accidentally get chili on your eye while cooking then don't bother with water as chili is not water soluble - just let a spoonful of salt dissolve on your tongue and the pain and swelling disappears in a flash. Sounds too good to be true, but it is, the Mexicans showed me and it works a treat.
    • 43' When Bassong cleared to touch, a bit of mud flew off his boot into Darren Cann's eye. Ow. The magic water seems to have cleaned it up though.
    • 42' The linesman has something in his eye so play is stopped...
    • 41' Fulham knocking it about fairly comfortably. Shame Zamora's not match fit for them - he could do with a trot out.
    • 40' Alternatively there are some pretty nice pubs nearby, at Putney Bridge and even along the river by the Cottage: the Rutland does a cracking pie.
    • 39' Van der Vaart sticks a lob over with Stockdale covering. Away fans may as well get on the Picadilly Line before half-time, it's a long journey back to Wood Green!
    • 38' Murphy clears off a Spurs player as Fulham have a goal kick.
    • 37' Fulham are struggling to get out of their box as Spurs press...
    • 36' Spurs with their best spell of possession all game but Assou-Ekotto's cross flies into the keeper's arms.
    • 35' Van der Vaart to take... Poor, straight into the wall.
    • 34' Long in from the right and Assou-Ekotto with a good touch inside and Duff takes him out. Yellow.
    • 32' Johnson working hard as ever to chase a long ball down and win a throw on the right. Pantsil opts for a short one, getting it back from Duff and crossing into Gomes's arms.
    • 31' Johnson shoots from a long range and Gomes again drops it. The pitch at play there.
    • 30' Lennon takes it short to VdV, back to Lennon, now Modric who drills a shot well wide.
    • 30' Johnson in a foot race with Bassong but the Spurs defender is one of the few players on the park who can match AJ for pace and does so. Down the other end Pantsil has to put behind for a corner.
    • 29' Dembele shows a turn of pace to reach a ball down the right ahead of Gallas. Fulham keep it short, running rings around Spurs now.
    • 28' Dempsey smacks one well over from range. Mark Hughes, oddly, doesn't look happy.
    • 27' Van der Vaart is booked for a frustrated swipe at Murphy. Cheap. Earlier Defoe got an arm in the face by Hangeland I think.
    • 26' Dembele feeds Dempsey, who spins Gallas but is denied by the Frenchman's saving tackle. I get the feeling Spurs would concede at 5-0 for the chance of an early bath - and roasting by Harry, who is anything but happy.
    • 25' Johnson on the right puts in a nice low cross that Gomes spills but manages to retrieve before Dembele can finish.
    • 24' ... and that useless defending yields a third goal for Fulham as Hangeland smacks it into the roof of the net, totally unmarked at an empty far post after Johnson - all three foot four of him - is allowed to win a flick on at the near post. Rubbish.
    • 23' Salcido with a nothing low cross that Gomes fumbles under pressure from his own defender Assou-Ekotto. Corner. Totally unnecessary...
    • 22' Duff brings it forward, Johnson on the right now slows it down. All Fulham need to do is keep possession and stretch Spurs. Dembele is somehow allowed to get in behind Bassong and Gallas, Assou-Ekotto doesn't bother stepping up, and he touches it in for Dempsey but Bassong whacks it away! This is comical from Spurs.
    • 21' Sidwell is fouled by Pienaar. Spurs have been awful so far, a shocking performance - maybe they are missing the Bale effect?
    • 20' Gomes has to race out of his box after rubbish defending allows Johnson to chase a straight ball in.
    • 19' Down the line by Pantsil for Duff to chase, he gets there and knocks in a super near-post cross FOR DEMBELE BUT HE PUTS IT WIDE!
    • 18' Sidwell trips Pienaar. Spurs keep it short but create nothing.
    • 17' SPURS SUB: Gallas on for Sandro. Poor lad, he just doesn't get a crack of the whip does he.
    • 17' ALMOST THREE! Dempsey off the top of the bar after Johnson spins a rotten challenge from Sandro, drilling it low for the American sliding in but a great challenge from Hutton to put him off.
    • 16' Sidwell lofts one for Johnson to chase but Sandro gets there first to knock it out for a throw.
    • 15' Bassong does really well to hook it clear after a long ball nearly sends Dembele through.
    • 14' MURPHY MAKES IT TWO! Against his former club he clips this one to the left now, Gomes goes the wrong way.
    • 13' Red for Dawson! Last man! Suicidal from Spurs and, well, Dawson really. He was totally culpable for the first penalty too. Shocker from him.
    • 12' Another mistake from Dawson and Dembele is in and surely he pulls him back, Dembele shoots but saved and the ref blows... penalty! For the Dawson foul!
    • 11' Murphy steps up... 1-0 Fulham! Clipped to the right, Gomes goes the right way but too high and too quick for him.
    • 10' Mistake by Dawson lets in Dempsey, he races away and Hutton trips him! Penalty! Clear trip and a poor decision to challenge, he should have gone goalside and tried the block.
    • 9' Decent ball in from Duff and Dempsey rises but he puts the header well wide.
    • 8' Johnson is pulled and pushed by Bassong and wins a free-kick on the right.
    • 7' Dembele does well to find Duff, worked to the left for Salcido who wastes the cross, awful and out for a goal kick.
    • 6' Duff's corner is met by a glancing header by Dempsey but he puts it well wide. That was a chance.
    • 5' Johnson gets down the right and is confronted with Bassong. Now Duff is on it, good ball in for Dempsey rising and his header takes a touch for a corner.
    • 4' Pienaar combines with Lennon in the box but it's tight and the flag goes up anyway.
    • 3' A free-kick for Spurs 35 yards out is taken too quickly with the wall still assembling. Van der Vaart finally puts it in but deflected into Pantsil's path.
    • 2' Van der Vaart to turn this corner to the edge of the box, a weird one though and easily cleared by Johnson.
    • 1' Van der Vaart on the right finds Hutton and his cross is blocked by Salcido for an early corner.
    • 1' The first half is underway in this all-London, all-Prem derby!
    • 16:25 It's a full house at Craven Cottage, 25,000 fans inside with a good 6,000 Spurs fans.
    • 16:20 The FA Cup draw has just been made and the winner today or in a replay will face either Wigan or Bolton, who drew 0-0 yesterday.
    • 16:15 For Spurs, Sandro gets a rare start while Jermain Defoe leads the line. A strong bench features England internationals Peter Crouch and Jermaine Jenas, Croatia duo Vedran Corluka and Niko Kranjcar, ex-France defender Willy Gallas and Russia striker Roman Pavlyuchenko. Gulp.
    • 16:10 Mark Schwarzer is still on Asian Cup duty so David Stockdale continues between the sticks for Fulham. Carlos Salcido is back in the team for an FA Cup debut, with Chris Baird making way after a touch of flu, while Damien Duff and Steve Sidwell get starts.
    • 16:05 TEAMS! FULHAM: Stockdale, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Salcido, Duff, Sidwell, Murphy, Dempsey, Andrew Johnson, Dembele Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Baird, Gera, Kamara, Dikgacoi, Davies /// TOTTENHAM: Gomes, Hutton, Bassong, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Sandro, Modric, Pienaar, Van der Vaart, Defoe Subs: Cudicini, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Gallas, Crouch, Kranjcar, Corluka
    • 16:00 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Fulham v Spurs in the FA Cup fourth round.
  • Summary

    • 90' Lovely one-touch play as Gera and Duff combine, the Irishman firing weakly at Gomes like Gera earlier.
    • 88' Fulham cut Spurs apart again as Gera surely must make it five but Gomes saves with his feet! Good play by Davies to set him up.
    • 87' Good ball near post from Duff that Assou-Ekotto heads out for another corner. This one is sent deeper AND HUGHES OFF THE BAR and Hangeland must score again but Jenas off the line!
    • 65' Great stuff from Dembele to wriggle into the box but his shot is blocked. Now Dempsey on the left side of the box unleashes a curler that spins just wide! He thinks corner, a touch off Hutton, and he has a point.
    • 63' Gomes with a good low stop to keep out a fierce drive from Dembele. A rare chance in this low-key half.
    • 45+2 WHAT A GOAL! Dembele runs from halfway and gets around Bassong, Spurs' defence backing off as he drills a sweet low finish into the left corner. Game, set, match and tournament. Spurs are out.
    • 25' Johnson on the right puts in a nice low cross that Gomes spills but manages to retrieve before Dembele can finish.
    • 24' ... and that useless defending yields a third goal for Fulham as Hangeland smacks it into the roof of the net, totally unmarked at an empty far post after Johnson - all three foot four of him - is allowed to win a flick on at the near post. Rubbish.
    • 22' Duff brings it forward, Johnson on the right now slows it down. All Fulham need to do is keep possession and stretch Spurs. Dembele is somehow allowed to get in behind Bassong and Gallas, Assou-Ekotto doesn't bother stepping up, and he touches it in for Dempsey but Bassong whacks it away! This is comical from Spurs.
    • 19' Down the line by Pantsil for Duff to chase, he gets there and knocks in a super near-post cross FOR DEMBELE BUT HE PUTS IT WIDE!
    • 17' ALMOST THREE! Dempsey off the top of the bar after Johnson spins a rotten challenge from Sandro, drilling it low for the American sliding in but a great challenge from Hutton to put him off.
    • 14' MURPHY MAKES IT TWO! Against his former club he clips this one to the left now, Gomes goes the wrong way.
    • 13' Red for Dawson! Last man! Suicidal from Spurs and, well, Dawson really. He was totally culpable for the first penalty too. Shocker from him.
    • 12' Another mistake from Dawson and Dembele is in and surely he pulls him back, Dembele shoots but saved and the ref blows... penalty! For the Dawson foul!
    • 11' Murphy steps up... 1-0 Fulham! Clipped to the right, Gomes goes the right way but too high and too quick for him.
    • 10' Mistake by Dawson lets in Dempsey, he races away and Hutton trips him! Penalty! Clear trip and a poor decision to challenge, he should have gone goalside and tried the block.
    • 6' Duff's corner is met by a glancing header by Dempsey but he puts it well wide. That was a chance.
    • 16:05 TEAMS! FULHAM: Stockdale, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Salcido, Duff, Sidwell, Murphy, Dempsey, Andrew Johnson, Dembele Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Baird, Gera, Kamara, Dikgacoi, Davies /// TOTTENHAM: Gomes, Hutton, Bassong, Dawson, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Sandro, Modric, Pienaar, Van der Vaart, Defoe Subs: Cudicini, Jenas, Pavlyuchenko, Gallas, Crouch, Kranjcar, Corluka
    • 16:00 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Fulham v Spurs in the FA Cup fourth round.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • D. Stockdale
      • J. Pantsil
      • A. Hughes
      • B. Hangeland Goal
      • C. Salcido
      • S. Sidwell
      • D. Murphy Goals×2 Substitution Out (74′)
      • D. Duff Yellow Card
      • C. Dempsey
      • A. Johnson Substitution Out (68′)
      • M. Dembélé Goal Substitution Out (80′)

      Subs

      • J. Greening Substitution In74′
      • Z. Gera Substitution In68′
      • S. Kelly
      • K. Dikgacoi
      • S. Davies Substitution In80′
      • D. Kamará
      • N. Etheridge
    • Starting line-up

      • Gomes
      • A. Hutton
      • S. Bassong
      • M. Dawson Red Card
      • B. Assou-Ekotto
      • Sandro Substitution Out (17′)
      • S. Pienaar
      • A. Lennon
      • L. Modric
      • R. van der Vaart Yellow Card Substitution Out (66′)
      • J. Defoe Substitution Out (45′)

      Subs

      • W. Gallas Substitution In17′
      • C. Cudicini
      • P. Crouch Substitution In45′
      • J. Jenas Substitution In66′
      • N. Kranjcar
      • V. Corluka
      • R. Pavlyuchenko
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