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Saturday January 31, 2009 Day 24 Finished Craven Cottage

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Fulham

  • Johnson 14’
  • Nevland 71’, 80’

Portsmouth

  • Nugent 84’

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  1. Fulham add to Portsmouth's woe

    Fulham add to Portsmouth's woe

    Erik Nevland scored twice as Fulham defeated Tony Adams's beleaguered Portsmouth 3-1 at Craven Cottage. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Portsmouth
    • 90+2 And that's it. Pompey's awful form continues, which leaves them with a record of one win in eleven and that came as far back as 30th of November against Blackburn.
    • 90+1 Glen Johnson almost caps a horrible afternoon with an own goal. James reacting well to his attempt at a cushioned header.
    • 90 More clock abuse from Fulham. Gera replaces Dempsey.
    • 90' Pennant leads a counter but it falls to nothing. It looks like Pompey will suffer another defeat under Adams but in truth the score-line flatters Fulham.
    • 89' Fulham running the clock down with some good old fashioned ball retention.
    • 86' Portsmouth really are giving this a go. Peter Crouch works Schwarzer from the edge of the box.
    • 84' The goals are flowing at Craven Cottage. Much maligned David Nugent with his second of the season, unmarked and heading home a Jermaine Pennant free-kick from six yards out.
    • 80' Nevland again. The substitute has turned a relatively tight game into a rout. He picked up the scraps after a bit of a goal mouth scramble to turn and clinically fire home. Davies again with the assist. Three nil to Fulham.
    • 77' The luckless - or maybe just poor - Kaboul is replaced by Pamarot. It was Kaboul who had played Nevland onside for the goal.
    • 74' Much credit to Portsmouth they are still chasing the game but are looking more and more suspect at the back.
    • 71' Fulham break and it's Erik Nevland with the goooaaallllll. The Norwegian latches onto a long Simon Davies clearance having cleverly kept himself on-side by staying in his own half. With James hesitating the substitute charged forward and cutely clipped over the 'keeper.
    • 69 Johnson has an effort of the speculative variety and it's a waste.
    • 65' Portsmouth break and Nugent centres for Crouch but Pantsil gets in a block and for the first time this half makes a legal challenge in his own box.
    • 63' Portsmouth replace Traore with Utaka.
    • 62' That's Zamora's last contribution of the game as he is replaced by Erik Nevland.
    • 57' This time Zamora breaks the Portsmouth offside trap, bears down on goal but in trying to cut back inside is tackled and wins the corner.
    • 54' It is all Portsmouth but they need to be more clinical.
    • 52' Crouch now goes down under Pantsil in the box. Again they have been given.
    • 50' Alan Wiley waves away what looked like a clear penalty. Pantsil taking down Nugent.
    • 47' Glen Johnson draws a foul from Hangeland. Hreidarsson stands over the free-kick but it's wide.
    • 46 And we're back. Portsmouth to kick with David Nugent on for Kanu.
    • 45+1 That's the half time whistle from Craven Cottage and it's all to play for come the second half.
    • 44' Portsmouth are ending the half in control but they lack any form of pace down the middle, as Kanu or Crouch are barely electric. Lest it be me dictate to a man of Adam's stature but maybe Traore or Pennant would be better suited to a more central role.
    • 43' Fulham break and Johnson has a claim for a penalty waved away.
    • 42' The athletic Kaboul jumps highest and heads the resulting corner goal-wards from six yards out. It bounces off the cross bar and is cleared for another corner.
    • 41' The first one results in an almighty scramble, Mullins swings at the ball and Fulham clear for another corner.
    • 40' Fulham defend a glut of corners.
    • 38' A terrible slip from John Pantsil releases Armand Traore but the on loan fullback/winger sees his cross cleared by Hreidarsson. Pompey work the corner short and to Davis at the edge of the area, he beats Murphy and lofts an effort goal wards. Schwarzer pushes it over the bar. Corner.
    • 35' If Pompey are to get anything from this afternoon's fixture they must get their wingers more involved in the game.
    • 33' It's those two again. In almost a carbon copy of the goal, Johnson beats the offside trap again and receives the ball from Dempsey, strikes low and hard but this time James beats it away for a corner. Which he then comes and comfortably claims.
    • 30' Mullins, having been Portsmouth's brightest player all afternoon, hacks down Clint Dempsey and is in the book.
    • 27' Kanu holds the ball up well deep in Fulham territory and lays-off to Mullins who drops his shoulder and beats Hughes before the Northern Irish international recovers well and throws himself in the way of Mullin's goal bound effort. Best chance for Pompey.
    • 24' New signing to be Giles Barnes looks on as a Danny Murphy through ball gets away from Simon Davies and dribbles out of play.
    • 20' Former Fulham man Sean Davis has a tame half-volley snap shot comfortably saved by Mark Schwarzer.
    • 18' Fulham have been visibly boosted by the goal. This time, Dempsey slides a ball into Zamora on the right. The move comes to nothing but Fulham are playing a lovely brand of patient football.
    • 15' Having looked at a replay, it was a well timed run but Portsmouth's defensive line was all over the place. Tony Adams will not be pleased!
    • 14' GOOOAAAALLL!!! And it's slightly against the run of play. Andrew Johnson with the breakthrough. Clint Dempsey slips through to a perfectly timed run and the former England man slips the ball low and underneath the on-rushing David James.
    • 12' Fulham appear to be missing talisman Jimmy Bullard - they look a little disjointed in midfield.
    • 10' Another new signing Jermaine Pennant is linking well with Glen Johnson down Portsmouth's right. Portsmouth are playing the better stuff but to little avail.
    • 8' New signing Hayden Mullins sends over a deep inviting cross that Paul Konchesky does well to clear.
    • 5' Both teams have started brightly. Kanu having a half chance at one end and Fulham racing up the other to win a corner that is easily cleared. One senses both teams have this game in the very winnable category.
    • 2 Both teams will be desperate for victory - Fulham having won one in nine while their visitors have gone one better or worse - depending on how you look at it - and have won one in ten.
    • 1' Referee Alan Wiley gets us underway in west London.
    • 14:55 The teams are out. Fulham: James, Johnson, Kaboul, Distin, Hreidarsson, Pennant, Davis, Mullins, Traore, Kanu, Crouch. Portsmouth: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky, Dempsey, Etuhu, Murphy, Davies, Zamora, Johnson.
    • 14:50 Hello and welcome to Eurosport.Yahoo.com's LIVE coverage of today's Premier League clash between Fulham and Portsmouth from Craven Cottage.
  • Team Stats

    Fulham Stats Portsmouth
    46% Possession 54%
    8 Shots 16
    4 Shots on target 5
    1 Saves 1
    5 Corners 8
    8 Fouls 8
    8 Offsides 4
    0 Yellow cards 1
    0 Red cards 0
    30 Tackles 24
    271 Accurate passes 336
    34 Bad passes 69
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Fulham
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Mark Schwarzer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2 0
      18 Aaron Hughes 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 22 1 0
      3 Paul Konchesky 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 27 11 2
      4 John Paintsil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 1 5
      5 Brede Hangeland 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 30 3 2
      20 Dickson Etuhu 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 24 3 3
      13 Danny Murphy 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 44 5 8
      23 Clint Dempsey 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 25 3 8
      25 Simon Davies 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 30 0 1
      9 Bobby Zamora 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 16 4 1
      8 Andrew Johnson 1 3 2 1 0 4 0 10 1 0
      11 Zoltan Gera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      33 Toni Kallio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      10 Erik Nevland 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0
      22 Fredrik Stoor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      6 Andranik Teymourian 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Pascal Zuberbühler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      17 Julian Gray 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Portsmouth
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 David James 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 7 0
      3 Younes Kaboul 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 26 0 3
      7 Hermann Hreidarsson 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 31 15 5
      5 Glen Johnson 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 41 1 1
      30 Armand Traore 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 7 1
      15 Sylvain Distin 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 33 11 5
      28 Sean Davis 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 41 8 5
      6 Hayden Mullins 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 47 4 1
      14 Jermaine Pennant 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 26 3 0
      9 Peter Crouch 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 26 10 0
      27 Nwankwo Kanu 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 10 2 0
      10 David Nugent 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 9 1 2
      17 John Utaka 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0
      4 Bisan Lauren 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      25 Glen Little 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      31 Asmir Begovic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      18 Arnold Mvuemba 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 Noe Pamarot 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1
  • Summary

    • 84' The goals are flowing at Craven Cottage. Much maligned David Nugent with his second of the season, unmarked and heading home a Jermaine Pennant free-kick from six yards out.
    • 80' Nevland again. The substitute has turned a relatively tight game into a rout. He picked up the scraps after a bit of a goal mouth scramble to turn and clinically fire home. Davies again with the assist. Three nil to Fulham.
    • 71' Fulham break and it's Erik Nevland with the goooaaallllll. The Norwegian latches onto a long Simon Davies clearance having cleverly kept himself on-side by staying in his own half. With James hesitating the substitute charged forward and cutely clipped over the 'keeper.
    • 65' Portsmouth break and Nugent centres for Crouch but Pantsil gets in a block and for the first time this half makes a legal challenge in his own box.
    • 50' Alan Wiley waves away what looked like a clear penalty. Pantsil taking down Nugent.
    • 42' The athletic Kaboul jumps highest and heads the resulting corner goal-wards from six yards out. It bounces off the cross bar and is cleared for another corner.
    • 38' A terrible slip from John Pantsil releases Armand Traore but the on loan fullback/winger sees his cross cleared by Hreidarsson. Pompey work the corner short and to Davis at the edge of the area, he beats Murphy and lofts an effort goal wards. Schwarzer pushes it over the bar. Corner.
    • 33' It's those two again. In almost a carbon copy of the goal, Johnson beats the offside trap again and receives the ball from Dempsey, strikes low and hard but this time James beats it away for a corner. Which he then comes and comfortably claims.
    • 27' Kanu holds the ball up well deep in Fulham territory and lays-off to Mullins who drops his shoulder and beats Hughes before the Northern Irish international recovers well and throws himself in the way of Mullin's goal bound effort. Best chance for Pompey.
    • 18' Fulham have been visibly boosted by the goal. This time, Dempsey slides a ball into Zamora on the right. The move comes to nothing but Fulham are playing a lovely brand of patient football.
    • 14' GOOOAAAALLL!!! And it's slightly against the run of play. Andrew Johnson with the breakthrough. Clint Dempsey slips through to a perfectly timed run and the former England man slips the ball low and underneath the on-rushing David James.
    • 14:50 Hello and welcome to Eurosport.Yahoo.com's LIVE coverage of today's Premier League clash between Fulham and Portsmouth from Craven Cottage.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Schwarzer
      • J. Pantsil
      • A. Hughes
      • B. Hangeland
      • P. Konchesky
      • D. Etuhu
      • D. Murphy
      • S. Davies
      • C. Dempsey Substitution Out (90′)
      • B. Zamora Substitution Out (63′)
      • A. Johnson

      Subs

      • P. Zuberbühler
      • J. Gray
      • T. Kallio
      • Z. Gera Substitution In90′
      • E. Nevland Substitution In63′ Goals×2
      • F. Stoor
      • A. Teimourian
    • Starting line-up

      • D. James
      • G. Johnson
      • Y. Kaboul
      • S. Distin
      • H. Hreidarsson
      • S. Davis
      • H. Mullins Yellow Card
      • J. Pennant
      • A. Traoré Substitution Out (63′)
      • N. Kanu Substitution Out (46′)
      • P. Crouch

      Subs

      • N. Pamarot Substitution In77′
      • G. Little
      • J. Utaka Substitution In63′
      • A. Mvuemba
      • D. Nugent Substitution In46′ Goal
      • A. Begovic
      • Lauren
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