Sunday May 12, 2013 Day 37 Finished Craven Cottage

Fulham 1 - 3 Liverpool

  • Berbatov 33’
  • Sturridge 36’, 62’, 85’

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  1. Premier League - Sturridge fires treble as Liverpool outclass Fulham

    Premier League - Sturridge fires treble as Liverpool outclass Fulham

    Daniel Sturridge netted his first hat-trick in senior football as Liverpool condemned Fulham to a 3-1 loss at Craven Cottage. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Liverpool
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 3-1 win for Liverpool. All too easy for the visiting side. Thanks for joining us today.
    • 90+1' Into three minutes of time added on.
    • 89' Daniel Sturridge’s equals his best ever Premier League scoring season of 11 goals for Chelsea in 2011-12 (30 Premier League appearance). He has scored 0 league goals for Liverpool and one for Chelsea this season.
    • 88' Liverpool take off Coutinho with Conor Coady brought on for the visiting side.
    • 87' The Liverpool fans have a new hero. 11 goals in 15 games now for Sturridge. Not a bad haul.
    • 86' Daniel Sturridge scores his first senior hat-trick. Could have had six or seven goals today.
    • 85' GOAL! Sturridge with a third goal. Brilliant finish from Coutinho's pass. Great lob over Schwarzer. Game over.
    • 84' Riise wallops a free-kick at goal from distance. Plenty of venom on the hit, but Reina is down quickly to make a solid stop.
    • 83' On comes John Arne Riise with Giorgos Karagounis departing the scene.
    • 82' Enrique fires a shot at goal, but a few yards wide. Fulham set to make a change here.
    • 81' Sturridge coming up with some marvellous touches as Downing and then Coutinho can't convert. Liverpool utterly dominant.
    • 80' Schwarzer off his line to save again from Borini after he was played in by Sturridge. Astonishing Liverpool are only 2-1 clear.
    • 79' Super play by Borini as he thumps the ball at goal, but is so unfortunate as it comes back off a post with Schwarzer beaten.
    • 78' That Fulham defence none too convincing it must be said. Liverpool looking for the third goal to bury this match.
    • 77' Downing slips as he flicks a cross into the middle. Henderson can't connect properly as he flicks the loose ball over the bar.
    • 76' Shelvey departs to be replaced by Borini for the visiting side.
    • 75' Enoh uncorks one from distance, but he leans back and slams that shot miles over the bar from distance.
    • 74' Another excellent diving save by Reina to claw out the header by Hughes from Ruiz's corner.
    • 73' Chance for Berbatov. Smashes a shot at goal after Henderson had bled possession. Decent stop by Reina.
    • 72' Fabio Borini getting ready to come on here for Liverpool. Rodgers giving him a few instructions.
    • 71' Downing picks out Shelvey with a lovely probing pass. Shelvey slips as he prepares to shoot and the chance is lost. Liverpool should be further ahead than 2-1 here.
    • 70' Change for Fulham as Kacaniklic departs to be replaced by Mladen Petric.
    • 69' Glorious chance for the killer third goal, but Schwarzer dives to claw out the shot by Sturridge. Should have squared that to Shelvey, but wanted the treble.
    • 68' Berbatov fails to pick out Duff and Liverpool can break again here through Sturridge.
    • 67' Hangeland trying to bring Sturridge down before Schwarzer made that stop. Fulham in danger of losing four straight Premier League games.
    • 66' Some more red smoke drifts over the away end of this ground. Hangeland again not dealing too well the cross from Enrique. Liverpool look to bring the ball out from the back.
    • 65' Schwarzer comes up with a fine stop to deny Sturridge the hat-trick. Sturridge now with 10 goals in 15 appearances for Liverpool.
    • 64' Liverpool fortunate to escape moments earlier when Kacaniklic seemed to be fouled by Coates. That would been a straight red card as the last man.
    • 63' GOAL! Sturridge nets his second of the game as Liverpool move 2-1 ahead. Coutinho's effort deflects kindly into the path of his team-mate.
    • 62' Very fortunate to escape with that one. Referee Mark Halsey probably decided it against it because it was close to the Liverpool defender.
    • 61' Ruiz sees a cross come off the arm of Lucas. Big appeals for a penalty, but referee says no. That looked a clear penalty.
    • 60' Wouldn't say this match has reached boiling point, but it is better than it was as Ruiz sees an effort deflect wide of the visiting goal.
    • 59' Liverpool on the ball at the back. Moving it from side to side. Carragher then happy enough to go back to Reina.
    • 58' Johnson goes beyond Hangeland. Lovely cutback by the full-back, but the home side deal well with the danger to make the clearance.
    • 57' Liverpool on the break. Coutinho sees an effort blocked before Shelvey heads wide of goal. Decent counter attack.
    • 56' Kacaniklic show off some marvellous skills to dance into the box, but Liverpool do enough to get the ball away.
    • 55' Carragher in his penultimate game as a Liverpool defender today. Not sure how Liverpool are going to replace such a pivotal figure.
    • 54' Craven Cottage remains quiet, but comes to life as Kacaniklic screws an effort a couple of yards wide of the Liverpool goal.
    • 53' Enoh needing some treatment. That really was a wretched challenge it must be said. A really poor effort from Johnson.
    • 52' Johnson set to pick up a booking here for a late tackle on Enoh. Bad tackle. Fortunate to escape with a yellow card.
    • 51' Liverpool have drawn their last four Premier League away matches in which they were deadlocked at the half.
    • 50' Johnson tries to pick out Sturridge on the run. Just too high. Some lovely touches by Sturridge so far today. Looks very sharp.
    • 49' Daniel Sturridge headed over the bar from José Enrique's cross. Fulham living dangerously at the outset of this second period.
    • 48' Downing with a corner for Liverpool, but Hangeland is well positioned to make the clearing header.
    • 47' Change at the break for Liverpool as José Enrique replaces Andre Wisdom.
    • 46' Off we go then with this second period.
    • 45+2' There goes the whistle for half-time! 1-1 in this low-key affair at Craven Cottage.
    • 44' We are into two minutes of time added on.
    • 43' Hangeland cutting out the attempted pass to Sturridge. Having more success than Hughes with that.
    • 42' Giorgos Karagounis sees an effort blocked as Fulham look to find a way through that visiting defence.
    • 41' Game seems to descend back into it a state of pre-season preparations. Fulham keeping the ball well again.
    • 40' Daniel Sturridge has now scored four goals and provided two assists in his last four Premier League appearances for Liverpool.
    • 39' Berbatov almost in for a second goal after Riether had delivered a super cross. Reina then off his line to punch away the Ruiz corner. Not overly convincing.
    • 38' Eleven of Dimitar Berbatov's 14 Premier League goals for Fulham have come before half-time.
    • 37' Carragher doing well to make sure Duff can't cause any havoc as he wins the ball with a timely header.
    • 36' Some Liverpool fans letting off flares in the away end before Ruiz slides a free-kick wide of the target.
    • 35' Great ball over the top by Wisdom and that is a wonderful, wonderful finish.
    • 34' GOAL! Liverpool level at 1-1. Stunning finish from Sturridge after he turned Hughes inside out. Ball crashes high into the net.
    • 33' Reina quickly off his line to grasp a loose ball. Brendan Rodgers sporting a black shirt, black tie combo today. Looking a bit concerned.
    • 32' Not sure what the Liverpool defence were doing there. Just switched off and their side are behind after Duff had played the ball to Riether for the cross.
    • 31' GOAL! Berbatov scores for Fulham! Lovely cross from Riether and Berbatov rises to nod home from five yards.
    • 30' Enoh uncorks a volley from distance. All too easy for Reina as he grasp the ball. Decent hit though.
    • 29' Ruiz with the delivery, but Lucas comes up with the clearing header.
    • 28' Downing guilty of fouling Duff. Free-kick chance out wide for the home side.
    • 27' Steven Gerrard missing his first Premier League match of the season today through injury. He had been unbeaten in his last 11 PL appearances against Fulham (9 wins, 2 draws). Fulham’s last five league wins have come when Gerrard has not played for the Reds.
    • 26' Pitch is certainly looking crisp for football and passing football. Berbatov caught offside after he set off too soon.
    • 25' Karagounis comes up with another cross, but Liverpool clear from deep. Martin Jol looking interested in that home technical area.
    • 24' Lovely pass by Carragher to pick out Sturridge. Not sure what the Fulham defence were doing there.
    • 23' Wisdom trying to combine with Sturridge, who ends up dragging an effort across goal.
    • 22' Fulham then land the ball as Ruiz takes it forward. Kacaniklic with a cross, but Berbatov just failing to read the movement.
    • 21' 22 passes before Fulham nick it courtesy of Brede Hangeland's tackle. Liverpool not really going anywhere with the possession.
    • 20' This game has the air of a pre-season contest. Not too much urgency from either side. Liverpool probably just better than the home side.
    • 19' Liverpool with three shots at goal so far. Fulham yet to manage to trouble Reina in the visiting goal.
    • 18' Ruiz tries to open up Liverpool, but Carragher again showing his class to deal with the danger.
    • 17' Alexander Kacaniklic comes up with a lovely run and cross, but Coates is on hand to make the block.
    • 16' Liverpool continue to press. A few fireworks being let off by the visiting supporters. Or what sounds like fireworks.
    • 15' Liverpool utterly dominant at the moment. Fulham can't seem to get out of their own half. Fortunate to be level at 0-0 so far.
    • 14' Looks like Richardson is going to depart to be replaced by Urby Emanuelson. Perhaps a hamstring problem.
    • 13' Coutinho smashes a long-range strike at goal, but straight down the goal. Decent stop by Schwarzer to palm that ball away.
    • 12' Downing then slams a volley into the stomach of Duff after Sturridge had thrown over the cross. Liverpool finding space in this home rearguard.
    • 11' Riether reading the run of Shelvey as he comes across to make a timely tackle.
    • 10' Karagounis with a poor free-kick as the ball sails straight out of play. A very sedate mood to this match.
    • 9' Fulham have failed to win their last three home league matches. They last lost four top-flight home matches in succession from November to December 1962. Martin Jol was only six at the time.
    • 8' Richardson heads Downing's cross behind his own goal. Lovely cross. Can't believe a Liverpool player wasn't attacking that loose ball.
    • 7' Not exactly coming to the boil yet this match. Liverpool using what looks like a lovely pitch to keep possession.
    • 6' Hangeland well positioned to block the shot by Shelvey. Solid piece of defending.
    • 5' Sturridge happy to go backwards as Liverpool look to retain possession.
    • 4' Brendan Rodgers has taken charge of 74 Premier League matches (38 for Swansea and 36 for Liverpool). His teams have kept 29 clean-sheets in those games (39%) – 14 for Swansea and 15 for Liverpool.
    • 3' Sturridge almost in for Liverpool, but Fulham survive that scare with Schwarzer off his line to collect. The visiting fans in good voice here.
    • 2' Duff's corner. Well cleared by Shelvey before Carragher makes sure Berbatov can't latch onto a cross.
    • 1' Off we go then in the first half of this match.
    • 14:55 We are just five minutes from kick off now at Craven Cottage, which leaves you just enough time to follow our official Twitter account for all the news and updates from the world of sport.
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    • 14:50 Fulham need only a point to all but secure their top-flight status, with the Cottagers currently 12th on the table, five points ahead of the final relegation spot and with a vastly superior goal-difference over 18th-placed Wigan.
    • 14:45 What is your prediction for this afternoon's match? Get in touch and leave your comments in the section below...
    • 14:40 Daniel Agger, who will undergo a series of injections in his back as part of a long-planned rehabilitation programme, is absent. Joe Allen is also out after having the same shoulder surgery as club captain Steven Gerrard.
    • 14:35 Team news: Martin Jol must do without the suspended Steve Sidwell, as well as injured trio Mahamadou Diarra (knee), Ashkan Dejagah (ankle) and Simon Davies (hip), but Mladen Petric returns from a hamstring injury, albeit on the bench.
    • 14:30 Liverpool are five points behind rivals Everton in seventh place, while Fulham are still just five points clear of the relegation zone and Wigan in 18th. Martin Jol's side will be desperate to secure some valuable points this afternoon.
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    • 14:25 Martin Skrtel misses out through illness today. Liverpool will line up with three centre-backs in Carragher, Wisdom and Coates with Johnson and Downing operating as wing-backs.
    • 14:20 The teams are in! Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Richardson, Duff, Enoh, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Etheridge, Riise, Rodallega, Petric, Emanuelson, Frimpong, Senderos. /// Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Downing, Wisdom, Coates, Carragher, Lucas, Henderson, Shelvey, Coutinho, Sturridge. B Jones, Enrique, Assaidi, Borini, Suso, Coady, L Jones
    • 14:15 Welcome to live text commentary of Fulham's Premier League encounter against Liverpool at Craven Cottage.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 3-1 win for Liverpool. All too easy for the visiting side. Thanks for joining us today.
    • 88' Liverpool take off Coutinho with Conor Coady brought on for the visiting side.
    • 85' GOAL! Sturridge with a third goal. Brilliant finish from Coutinho's pass. Great lob over Schwarzer. Game over.
    • 84' Riise wallops a free-kick at goal from distance. Plenty of venom on the hit, but Reina is down quickly to make a solid stop.
    • 83' On comes John Arne Riise with Giorgos Karagounis departing the scene.
    • 79' Super play by Borini as he thumps the ball at goal, but is so unfortunate as it comes back off a post with Schwarzer beaten.
    • 76' Shelvey departs to be replaced by Borini for the visiting side.
    • 74' Another excellent diving save by Reina to claw out the header by Hughes from Ruiz's corner.
    • 73' Chance for Berbatov. Smashes a shot at goal after Henderson had bled possession. Decent stop by Reina.
    • 71' Downing picks out Shelvey with a lovely probing pass. Shelvey slips as he prepares to shoot and the chance is lost. Liverpool should be further ahead than 2-1 here.
    • 70' Change for Fulham as Kacaniklic departs to be replaced by Mladen Petric.
    • 69' Glorious chance for the killer third goal, but Schwarzer dives to claw out the shot by Sturridge. Should have squared that to Shelvey, but wanted the treble.
    • 65' Schwarzer comes up with a fine stop to deny Sturridge the hat-trick. Sturridge now with 10 goals in 15 appearances for Liverpool.
    • 63' GOAL! Sturridge nets his second of the game as Liverpool move 2-1 ahead. Coutinho's effort deflects kindly into the path of his team-mate.
    • 61' Ruiz sees a cross come off the arm of Lucas. Big appeals for a penalty, but referee says no. That looked a clear penalty.
    • 52' Johnson set to pick up a booking here for a late tackle on Enoh. Bad tackle. Fortunate to escape with a yellow card.
    • 47' Change at the break for Liverpool as José Enrique replaces Andre Wisdom.
    • 46' Off we go then with this second period.
    • 45+2' There goes the whistle for half-time! 1-1 in this low-key affair at Craven Cottage.
    • 34' GOAL! Liverpool level at 1-1. Stunning finish from Sturridge after he turned Hughes inside out. Ball crashes high into the net.
    • 31' GOAL! Berbatov scores for Fulham! Lovely cross from Riether and Berbatov rises to nod home from five yards.
    • 26' Pitch is certainly looking crisp for football and passing football. Berbatov caught offside after he set off too soon.
    • 14' Looks like Richardson is going to depart to be replaced by Urby Emanuelson. Perhaps a hamstring problem.
    • 13' Coutinho smashes a long-range strike at goal, but straight down the goal. Decent stop by Schwarzer to palm that ball away.
    • 1' Off we go then in the first half of this match.
    • 14:55 We are just five minutes from kick off now at Craven Cottage, which leaves you just enough time to follow our official Twitter account for all the news and updates from the world of sport.
    • 14:20 The teams are in! Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, Richardson, Duff, Enoh, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Ruiz, Berbatov. Subs: Etheridge, Riise, Rodallega, Petric, Emanuelson, Frimpong, Senderos. /// Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Downing, Wisdom, Coates, Carragher, Lucas, Henderson, Shelvey, Coutinho, Sturridge. B Jones, Enrique, Assaidi, Borini, Suso, Coady, L Jones
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