Wednesday April 27, 2011 Day 33 Finished Craven Cottage

Fulham 3 - 0 Bolton Wanderers

  • Dempsey 15’, 48’
  • Hangeland 65’

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  1. Slick Fulham hammer Bolton

    Slick Fulham hammer Bolton

    Fulham moved up to ninth after a comfortable 3-0 win over Bolton at Craven Cottage continued their unbeaten Premier League home run in 2011. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Bolton Wanderers
    • 90+5 That's it, a comfortable win for Fulham as they go ninth and all-but secure safety again.
    • 90+4 Robinson's defensive header almost plays Johnson in but Cahill blocks.
    • 90+3 Bolton have a free-kick some way out but a shockingly bad shot from Elmander almost ends up in Putney.
    • 90+2 Poor weak effort wide from Klasnic.
    • 90' Five minutes added time being played.
    • 89' Davies down the right, he cuts is back to SIDWELL but he mishits it over! Should have got over it, no confidence to shoot.
    • 88' Taylor with a cross that is out for a goal kick.
    • 87' Lee's ball is headed away by Johnson at the near post.
    • 86' Hangeland does well to get in ahead of Elmander, played in by Klasnic. Corner.
    • 84' Knight trips Zamora. Johnson is coming on now... Gudjohnsen comes off to an ovation.
    • 83' Great challenge by Etuhu on Klasnic, he rides the foul and brings it away and Dempsey can shoot but wide! Klasnic booked for the shirt-pull.
    • 82' Good defending by Hughes to bring the ball away after intercepting.
    • 81' Bolton are gamely pressing for a goal at the end...
    • 79' FULHAM SUB: Etuhu on for Murphy.
    • 78' He's booked him for handball! It clearly was a deliberate chest control! The replay confirms that. Poor from the ref - he's the only person who saw that.
    • 77' That would have been goal of the season as Zamora takes down a far-post cross with his chest and smashes a wondrous half-volley into the roof of the net. Why?
    • 76' Cahill heads just wide after another super ball from Taylor! Bit late to be getting it right!
    • 75' Dempsey gives away a free-kick with a shoulder on Elmander.
    • 73' Bolton get another corner, which Taylor will take from the right... super ball and Elmander flies in but he heads inches over! That looked in!
    • 72' BOLTON SUB: Gardner on for Muamba, and Kevin Davies is replaced by Klasnic.
    • 71' Cohen heads just wide from the corner! Superb ball this time from Lee.
    • 70' Great block from Hangeland as Taylor was set to finish!
    • 69' Good stuff from Bolton but Hangeland sticks out a long leg to clear.
    • 68' FULHAM SUB: Zamora on for Dembele, who gets a standing ovation.
    • 66' BOLTON SUB: Steinsson is off for Wheater.
    • 65' Game over! Hangeland with a looping header from a lovely Murphy free-kick on the right, unplayable diagonal ball - unplayable when you have a giant like Hangeland attacking it.
    • 64' Knight and Cahill combine to clear behind as Hangeland attacks Davies's corner. now Murphy takes, but Knight again clears.
    • 63' Super pressure by Dembele on Knight, who recovers to put to touch. Sidwell then chases it down to win a corner off Cahill.
    • 62' Fulham are now happy to focus on possession. Only to give it away as Sidwell overhits a pass down the right.
    • 61' Steinsson is hurt after getting his studs caught in the turf following a challenge with Dempsey... Not a break but his knee seems to have twisted. They have the magic spray on so can't be too serious.
    • 60' Poor corner, plopped on to Dembele's near-post head for him to clear.
    • 59' Dembele with a block from Davies and it's a corner for Bolton. Taylor to take.
    • 58' The corner is cleared but only to Murphy, whose second ball is poor and out for a goal kick.
    • 57' Simon Davies cuts in from the right, super skill to get away from two defenders and he shoots but deflected just wide by Knight then Jaaskelainen!
    • 56' Davies's ball is met by Knight who clears from the near post.
    • 55' Dempsey gets in down the right but again Knight is alert to put behind.
    • 54' Bolton have a corner. Lee takes but again it's rubbish, almost hits the opposite corner flag.
    • 53' Dempsey is shoving his man as he tries to turn in the box.
    • 52' Just wide by Dembele! Taken short and he turned on the edge of the box but the low finish was just wide.
    • 51' Schwarzer comes to claim the free-kick easily. He puts it long and Dembele chases but Steinsson fouls him.
    • 50' Sidwell fouls Cahill says the ref. A touch harsh, looked fair to me.
    • 49' Dembele goes down in the box but Robinson's challenge was fair. Fulham rampant.
    • 48' DEMPSEY MAKES IT TWO! What a start to the second half. Knight put the ball behind for a corner, which was taken short and Davies drilled it in low, Gudjohnsen backheeled it towards goal and Dempsey finishee from close range.
    • 47' Good ball forward from Hangeland, now Dempsey wide to Davies, he finds Dembele who shoots AND DEFLECTED OFF THE BAR!
    • 46' The second half is underway, no changes for either side.
    • 45+1 Dembele gets in down the right now and drills a low ball in but behind Gudjohnsen. Half-time and Fulham deservedly lead through Clint Dempsey's fine goal on the quarter-hour.
    • 45+1 Fulham camped on the edge of the Bolton box, Davies wriggles in down the right and drills it across goal but no-one gets a touch and Bolton survive!
    • 45' Lee plays it into the box and Cohen with a volley but straight at Schwarzer! Difficult chance but a good one!
    • 44' A groggy Murphy gets up and strolls off. He'll be fine.
    • 43' Murphy hits the deck after colliding with Davies and Muamba. A Bolton sandwich.
    • 42' Murphy will take this one. Hughes meets it but, under heavy pressure from Kevin Davies, spoons it well over.
    • 41' Terrible defensive header from Steinsson when Jaaskelainen was set to claim, wide for a corner.
    • 40' Gudjohnsen goes over under a challenge from Knight but it was fair and Bolton clear.
    • 39' Fulham give it away as they try to break and Taylor is played in but he shoots weakly from the edge of the box, easy for Schwarzer.
    • 38' Bolton have a free-kick around 30 yards out, Taylor fancies this one, Lee shunted aside... Into the wall. Dembele brings clear.
    • 37' Lee's cross is again poor, straight at Schwarzer's near post.
    • 36' That was another lovely move from the Whites. Davies puts the corner on to the head of Hangeland, who nods it over. Should have been on target.
    • 35' Simon Davies on the run, one-two with Dempsey, now Sidwell, Demspey again and wide to Dembele who shoots and deflected just over!
    • 34' Schwarzer a bit shaky as he tries to walk the ball away following a backpass.
    • 33' Dembele with a super ball to release Dempsey but, in trying to shift it to his left foot, the ball spins away to safety.
    • 32' Hughes puts to touch under pressure from Davies, easily Bolton's best spell.
    • 31' Next up Steinsson has a pop from right-centre but a smart save from Schwarzer to hold on too.
    • 30' Decent spell for Bolton now as Robinson's ball causes problems but Elmander and Cohen can't connect and hooked away to touch.
    • 29' Blackburn boss Steve Kean and Birmingham boss Alex McLeish are in today's crowd.
    • 28' Lee's delivery is again poor, way too high and out for a throw. Cahill tells him so.
    • 27' Taylor on the left tries to get round Baird but the Fulham man slides in. Corner.
    • 26' Baird now has a pop from range but this one flies well wide.
    • 25' Bolton are having a mare - they have their backs against the wall and look more like the team that lost 5-0 to Stoke than the one that beat Arsenal.
    • 24' GUDJOHNSEN HITS THE POST! Great run off the ball to meet Baird's lovely pass over the top and he clips it over the onrushing Jaaskelainen, who touches it on to the post. Great save in the end.
    • 23' GOOD SAVE JAASKELAINEN! Davies slid Dembele through and he got away from Cahill but the shot was a bit too close to the keeper.
    • 22' Lee on the right drills in a low ball AND ELMANDER but he can't connect and it flies wide!
    • 21' A Bolton attack stutters and Fulham almost get in behind but Dembele gives it away.
    • 20' A wonderful one-touch move from Fulham involving pretty much everyone, but they overcook it Arsenal-style and Bolton clear.
    • 19' Salcido fires just over after cutting in from the left and unleashing one of his trademark curlers.
    • 18' Fulham are all over Bolton here..
    • 17' Salcido on the left, inside to Gudjohnsen who knocks it back for Dempsey but his rising drive is well over.
    • 16' Baird on the run again but Taylor intercepts. Jaaskelainen with a poor touch though and Simon Davies slides in but it rebounds off the Welshman for a goal kick. Almost a comic error from Bolton's keeper.
    • 15' Bolton get in straight from kick off but, after some promising work from Cohen and Davies, Steinsson smacks one well over.
    • 14' DEMPSEY MAKES IT 1-0! What a finish, super volley from 12 yards after Baird's cross was deflected into his path.
    • 13' Baird with a super cross in AND GUDJOHNSEN SURELY but Steinsson gets a toe on it first to knock it behind! Corner, first tonight.
    • 12' Fulham have a throw on the left, Salcido takes and wins another one.
    • 11' After a very frenetic start it's all gone a bit cagey now. Lots of percentage balls into the corners.
    • 10' Murphy gets away from Muamba but can't find Dembele with the through ball.
    • 9' Free-kick to Bolton won by Davies left-centre but a shocking ball from Lee, well beyond the far post and yards over everyone.
    • 8' Good keeping by Schwarzer to intercept a diagonal ball aimed for Davies.
    • 7' Calm defending from Baird to chest Davies's ball back to keeper.
    • 6' Gudjohnsen lets Dembele's clever ball run for Dempsey but the USA man wasn't expecting it and Jaaskelainen claims.
    • 5' Well this has been some opening - both sides should have scored, you'd expect a striker like Gudjohnsen to do so. Davies flicks one on but Taylor trickles a weak shot at Schwarzer.
    • 4' Gudjohnsen brings it clear, now Dembele but he runs it a bit too much and Bolton have men back. Now Dempsey has it wide left and he plays in a super low ball AND GUDHONSEN but he totally miskicks it high and wide! Again, should have scored!!
    • 3' Neat passing from Fulham but Davies gives it away, Bolton on it now...
    • 2' Good save Jaaskelainen! Low down to the right after Dempsey fires one through the legs of ex-Fulham defender Knight.
    • 1' Bolton should have scored after great play by Davies and Elmander gives Muamba a simple finish but he fires straight at the keeper! Lovely backheel by Elmander.
    • 1' After a false start, the first half is underway!
    • 19:58 The teams are out, Bolton in their away blue and Fulham in white.
    • 19:55 Bolton boss Owen Coyle has warned his side they will come up against one of the more dangerous forward lines in the Premier League when they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage. More here!
    • 19:50 Dickson Etuhu has targeted maximum points from Fulham's next two Barclays Premier League games as they attempt to secure the top-half finish demanded by manager Mark Hughes. More here!
    • 19:45 FACT: Fulham have won 16 of a possible 18 points from their last six matches at home in the Premier League.
    • 19:40 If they win Fulham will go ninth, above Stoke on goal difference, while Bolton are already eighth and would rise above Everton into seventh.
    • 19:35 Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
    • 19:30 Danny Sturridge is injured and misses out for Bolton. Martin Petrov, understandably, is not in the XI for Bolton after his horror-show in the Cup semi thrashing by Stoke. Matt Taylor replaces him. Sam Ricketts (Achilles), Sean Davis and Stuart Holden (knee) are all long-term absentees.
    • 19:25 So Bobby Zamora does not start for Fulham after his back tweak last week, and neither does Andy Johnson - although expect at least one to feature from the bench. Eidur Gudjohnsen gets to play against his former club, while Danny Murphy is deemed fit enough to start. Philippe Senderos is a long-term absentee.
    • 19:20 BOLTON TEAM: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Cohen, Lee, Muamba, Taylor, Davies, Elmander; Subs: Bogdan, Petrov, Gardner, Klasnic, Moreno, Blake, Wheater
    • 19:15 FULHAM TEAM: Schwarzer, Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido, Murphy, Davies, Sidwell, Dempsey, Gudjohnsen, Dembele; Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Johnson, Senderos, Etuhu, Kakuta, Zamora
    • 19:10 FACT: Bolton have scored one goal in seven of their nine Premier League away games against Fulham and none in the others.
    • 19:05 FACT: Fulham have failed to score in their last three meetings with Bolton in all competitions; The last three Premier League meetings between Bolton and Fulham have ended as draws.
    • 19:00 Fulham host Bolton in a mid-table Premier League clash - live from 8pm UK time!
  • Summary

    • 77' That would have been goal of the season as Zamora takes down a far-post cross with his chest and smashes a wondrous half-volley into the roof of the net. Why?
    • 76' Cahill heads just wide after another super ball from Taylor! Bit late to be getting it right!
    • 73' Bolton get another corner, which Taylor will take from the right... super ball and Elmander flies in but he heads inches over! That looked in!
    • 71' Cohen heads just wide from the corner! Superb ball this time from Lee.
    • 70' Great block from Hangeland as Taylor was set to finish!
    • 65' Game over! Hangeland with a looping header from a lovely Murphy free-kick on the right, unplayable diagonal ball - unplayable when you have a giant like Hangeland attacking it.
    • 57' Simon Davies cuts in from the right, super skill to get away from two defenders and he shoots but deflected just wide by Knight then Jaaskelainen!
    • 52' Just wide by Dembele! Taken short and he turned on the edge of the box but the low finish was just wide.
    • 48' DEMPSEY MAKES IT TWO! What a start to the second half. Knight put the ball behind for a corner, which was taken short and Davies drilled it in low, Gudjohnsen backheeled it towards goal and Dempsey finishee from close range.
    • 47' Good ball forward from Hangeland, now Dempsey wide to Davies, he finds Dembele who shoots AND DEFLECTED OFF THE BAR!
    • 45+1 Fulham camped on the edge of the Bolton box, Davies wriggles in down the right and drills it across goal but no-one gets a touch and Bolton survive!
    • 45' Lee plays it into the box and Cohen with a volley but straight at Schwarzer! Difficult chance but a good one!
    • 36' That was another lovely move from the Whites. Davies puts the corner on to the head of Hangeland, who nods it over. Should have been on target.
    • 35' Simon Davies on the run, one-two with Dempsey, now Sidwell, Demspey again and wide to Dembele who shoots and deflected just over!
    • 24' GUDJOHNSEN HITS THE POST! Great run off the ball to meet Baird's lovely pass over the top and he clips it over the onrushing Jaaskelainen, who touches it on to the post. Great save in the end.
    • 23' GOOD SAVE JAASKELAINEN! Davies slid Dembele through and he got away from Cahill but the shot was a bit too close to the keeper.
    • 22' Lee on the right drills in a low ball AND ELMANDER but he can't connect and it flies wide!
    • 14' DEMPSEY MAKES IT 1-0! What a finish, super volley from 12 yards after Baird's cross was deflected into his path.
    • 13' Baird with a super cross in AND GUDJOHNSEN SURELY but Steinsson gets a toe on it first to knock it behind! Corner, first tonight.
    • 4' Gudjohnsen brings it clear, now Dembele but he runs it a bit too much and Bolton have men back. Now Dempsey has it wide left and he plays in a super low ball AND GUDHONSEN but he totally miskicks it high and wide! Again, should have scored!!
    • 2' Good save Jaaskelainen! Low down to the right after Dempsey fires one through the legs of ex-Fulham defender Knight.
    • 1' Bolton should have scored after great play by Davies and Elmander gives Muamba a simple finish but he fires straight at the keeper! Lovely backheel by Elmander.
    • 19:20 BOLTON TEAM: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Cohen, Lee, Muamba, Taylor, Davies, Elmander; Subs: Bogdan, Petrov, Gardner, Klasnic, Moreno, Blake, Wheater
    • 19:15 FULHAM TEAM: Schwarzer, Baird, Hangeland, Hughes, Salcido, Murphy, Davies, Sidwell, Dempsey, Gudjohnsen, Dembele; Subs: Stockdale, Kelly, Johnson, Senderos, Etuhu, Kakuta, Zamora

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Schwarzer
      • C. Baird
      • A. Hughes
      • B. Hangeland Goal
      • C. Salcido
      • S. Sidwell
      • D. Murphy Substitution Out (79′)
      • S. Davies
      • C. Dempsey Goals×2
      • E. Gudjohnsen Substitution Out (84′)
      • M. Dembélé Substitution Out (68′)

      Subs

      • B. Zamora Substitution In68′ Yellow Card
      • S. Kelly
      • D. Stockdale
      • A. Johnson Substitution In84′
      • D. Etuhu Substitution In79′
      • P. Senderos
      • G. Kakuta
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Jääskeläinen
      • G. Steinsson Substitution Out (67′)
      • G. Cahill
      • Z. Knight
      • P. Robinson
      • T. Cohen
      • F. Muamba Substitution Out (72′)
      • C. Lee
      • M. Taylor
      • K. Davies Substitution Out (72′)
      • J. Elmander

      Subs

      • I. Klasnic Substitution In72′ Yellow Card
      • R. Blake
      • R. Gardner Substitution In72′
      • M. Petrov
      • D. Wheater Substitution In67′
      • &. Bogdán
      • Rodri
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