Saturday December 1, 2012 Day 15 Finished Craven Cottage

Fulham 0 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Sandro 55’
  • Defoe 72’, 77’

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  1. Premier League - Defoe fires Spurs as Fulham slump continues

    Premier League - Defoe fires Spurs as Fulham slump continues

    Jermain Defoe scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur beat a poor Fulham side 3-0 at Craven Cottage in the Premier League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Fulham
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+4 There's the whistle, Spurs with a comfortable win in the end, although it was largely gifted to them by poor defending by Fulham. Spurs, by my calculation, are joint-fourth with West Brom, who have lost to Stoke.
    • 90+3 Riise has picked up a knock of some sort. Not a good day at the office for Fulham.
    • 90+2 This match ended 15 minutes ago - so I will point you in the direction of Manchester City v Everton, 1-1 in the closing stages... Follow here!
    • 90' Four added minutes being played. You'd have thought Mr Foy would have wanted to put Fulham out of their misery.
    • 88' Rodallega gives chase to a long ball but easy for Lloris.
    • 86' Spurs fans are singing louder now - Swansea have gone 2-0 up at Arsenal. Deary me. Follow that here!
    • 85' Spurs have had a lot less of the ball in this second half yet have scored three - overall stats at 48-52 in Spurs favour, having been 40-60.
    • 84' Fulham going through the motions now. Hard to see any way back for them, playing like this anyway.
    • 83' SPURS SUB: Dembele, ex of Fulham, is replaced by youngster Tom Carroll.
    • 82' Vertonghen with a timely clearance as a low ball almost fell to Berbatov.
    • 81' Rodallega's first act is to race on to a ball into the left side of the box but he fails to get his shot away. Now Kelly crosses from the right but Lloris gathers.
    • 80' FULHAM SUB: Rodallega is on for Petric.
    • 79' Spurs have their tails up now as Sigurdsson digs out a curler that Schwarzer is placed to gather.
    • 78' That was an awful attempt to play offside from Senderos. Defoe now has eight in nine and nine for the season.
    • 77' GOAL SPURS! 3-0, Defoe with his second with a lovely clipped finish to the bottom right after a lovely through-ball by Dempsey. The lumbering Senderos playing him onside.
    • 76' Promising for Fulham but Gallas clears a poor Riise cross after good play by Dejagah.
    • 74' Not really sure where Fulham can go from here - they are missing the leadership of Hangeland and Senderos, alas, doesn't look up to it.
    • 73' Defoe has scored seven goals in his last nine starts and four in his last five v Fulham.
    • 72' GOAL SPURS: 2-0 and Defoe slides a low finish through the legs of Schwarzer after a fine pass from Sigurdsson, who turned the lumbering Senderos far too easily. Awful defending from Fulham, for whom Kelly missed his tackle earlier.
    • 71' Spurs with some respite as Naughton wins a throw on the right wing - and Spurs are already trying to waste time. Deary me.
    • 70' Fulham need to press hard for a leveller - Spurs are happy to sit deep and look for the break. Interesting finish beckons.
    • 69' Dempsey leads a Spurs counter but his clipped ball is short of Defoe and Senderos clears.
    • 68' Gallas gives away a free-kick as Fulham have some good possession again.
    • 67' BERBA-WATCH: Berbatov wonderfully slips it wide to Duff, fine cross but over Berbatov's head AND DEJAGAH FLIES IN BUT OVER! Should have scored, yet another super Berbs touch in the build-up too.
    • 66' Riise to take this, he fancies a shot from range... It's about 30 yards from goal... No, Petric takes it and sends it high and wide. Not sure why that was left to him, from that range it's Riise or a lofted ball into the box.
    • 65' BERBA-WATCH: Lovely drag-back under pressure and Sigurdsson fouls him.
    • 65' Riise is caught after mis-hitting the ball in the box but it was a legitimate block says the ref as Naughton got the ball.
    • 64' Duff's first touch is to meet a quick free-kick but too quick says Foy and Fulham have to start again.
    • 63' FULHAM SUB: As I thought Duff enters the play, with Frei making way.
    • 62' SPURS SUB: Well they're taking Bale straight off, Sigurdsson to replace him and probably play centrally with Dempsey or Lennon moving left.
    • 61' Bale is having on-pitch treatment. Not sure why - not a head injury or possible break, take him off for a massage.
    • 60' Senderos with a foul on Dempsey in midfield. Bale is still down.
    • 59' Bale with a long-range effort that stings Schwarzer's palms, and Bale has hurt his hamstring in that.
    • 58' Berbatov finds Dejagah on the right but he waits to cut back inside Vertongen before fouling him. Should have taken it first-time, as he usually does.
    • 57' Some kind of nonsense as Gallas is having a row with someone on the touchline... I think he came off for treatment but returned without the ref's permission. Booking.
    • 56' This is an improvement for Spurs as Sandro picks it up AND HE SCORES! Error from Schwarzer as the long-range daisy-cutter bounces in front of him and in at the near post.
    • 55' Dempsey heads well wide after a decent cross from Defoe.
    • 54' BERBA-WATCH: Lovely crossfield pass from Petric to Dejagah,, he finds Berbatov wide right but he overhits his cut-back. Diarra picks it up, now Sidwell high for Berbs, who brings it down wonderfully but the cross is poor. Lovely touch.
    • 53' Diarra with an interception, Petric offloads to Frei, who has been poor today and gives it away. I'd bring him off for Duff.
    • 52' Spurs are hemmed right back now, their only touches in their own final third as they look scared to give it away.
    • 51' Fulham have certainly come out of the blocks faster this half, laying camp in the Spurs half.
    • 50' Diarra almost releases Riise but Bale blocks the pass and it's a throw.
    • 49' West London should be fun tonight - England are spanking the All Blacks in the rugger. Follow that here!
    • 48' The flag is up on Dejagah after the persistence of Petric sees Gallas robbed, the defender pulling Dejagah's shirt but spared a serious foul by the flag.
    • 47' Bad finish from Sidwell after Petric caught Sandro dithering before playing the midfielder through!
    • 46' Frei with a good run down the left, winning a throw for the hosts, who need to be more ambitious.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • - STATS: Spurs have had 60% of the possession according to our stats, which seems a touch high. Both sides have had one effort on target - Fulham's of more consequence - with Spurs 5-3 on overall efforts.
    • - What did you make of that half? Of Berbatov's touches, Lloris's save and Bale's dive? Let me know on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 45+2 That's half-time, goalless and a strangely subdued half from two technical sides, although some nice passages of play on occasion.
    • 45+1 Defoe with his first shot of note, a typical strike from the edge of the box, but Schwarzer sees it all the way.
    • 45+1 Bale spanks a shot over under pressure after a fine run inside from Lennon, operating on the left now. Bale should have kept that down.
    • 45' Petric almost meets a Riise ball with a header and Spurs break through Lennon, with Kelly getting back to challenge well.
    • 44' BERBA-WATCH: Berbs leaves Lennon for dead with a nutmeg dragback combination, but he overhits to touch.
    • 43' Berbatov is obstructed but he made a bit of a meal of that. Play on.
    • 42' Diarra finds Petric on the edge of the box after a nice spell of passing for Fulham, but the Croatia striker turns and hammers it well over the bar.
    • 41' All very scrappy again now, maybe Berbatov can get the ball down.
    • 40' Gallas inside to Bale, who overhits a ball of some description to touch. Not sure if it was aimed wide or central, a pass or a cross.
    • 39' Dejagah to take the corner from the right but headed away by Bale, who leads the counter but Kelly tackles well.
    • 38' Fulham's turn to stroke it about a bit but Dejagah's cross is blocked for a corner. Nice stuff Petric in the build-up.
    • 37' A spell of Spurs pressure ends as Sidwell robs Dembele. After a bright start to this game it's all gone a bit flat.
    • 36' Dejagah is shaken but not stirred and will continue. Vertonghen, meanwhile, overhits a cross after finding space on the left wing.
    • 35' Dejagah lands heavily on his back after Vertonghen makes a back for him on a header. Should have been a foul.
    • 34' I said hat Foy hadn't sent anyone off this season in 10 matches - indeed, he hasn't shown a red since last year, Kaboul in December.
    • 33' Diarra catches Dempsey a second time but is not booked by Hoy, who tends to let tackles go.
    • 32' Berbatov to Dejagah, overhits his pass to Kelly overlapping.
    • 31' Schwarzer reads Defoe's run beyond the offside trap to gather before the England striker can get a touch on Lennon's ball.
    • 30' Low cross by Vertonghen but Senderos clears. Now Dejagah dribbles it out of danger but Fulham are playing a risky game as Kelly gives it away.
    • 29' FULHAM SUB: Before Spurs take the corner, Kelly replaces Riether.
    • 29' Dembele on a surging run but he holds on to it too long, allowing Senderos to clear. Defoe not happy. Dempsey has it now though, feeding Bale before getting clipped by Diarra. Bale wins a corner and Dempsey stays down, although I think it's more a boot-injury than anything.
    • 28' Fulham have certainly improved after Spurs were in control before Dawson's injury. Kelly is warming up now, Riether still limping.
    • 27' Berbatov in space 35 yards out but his pass lands behind Petric, Frei unable to control and Spurs clear.
    • 26' Riether appears to have picked up a knock. We could see Kelly entering the play soon.
    • 26' Dempsey digs out a neat low drive from the edge of the box but it flies wide!
    • 25' Sidwell's diagonal run allows him to reach a long ball first on the edge of the box but Gallas exploits a heavy touch to clear.
    • 24' WHAT A SAVE LLORIS! Wonderful ball out wide from Hughes, an even better low near-post cross from Riise and a diagonal run from Petric allows a first-time flicked finish but the France keeper somehow keeps it out!
    • 23' Bale is lucky not to be shown a second yellow for sarcastically appluading the ref!
    • 22' Bale with another one of his dives, making a huge drama of a possible clip from Sidwell, a swan dive of epic proportions and he is booked.
    • 21' Petric is flagged offside as he's played through - but Vertonghen may well have played him on!
    • 20' Heavy first touch from Sandro after Dempsey played him in, and he fouled Riether before going down.
    • 19' Bit of a subdued spell of play from both sides following that injury. Scrappy probably the best word.
    • 17' SPURS SUB: Dawson comes off with Gallas replacing him, taking the captain's armband.
    • 15' Dawson wants out - it was he who cleared Dejagah's cross to prevent a Petric tap-in, and he overextended a touch. Not sure if his knee or hamstring.
    • 14' Bad news for Spurs - Dawson has gone down holding his knee.
    • 13' BERBA-WATCH: Beautiful ball with the outside of the boot by Berbs, Dejagah again gets away down the right but his low driven cross is hacked to touch with Petric set to touch.
    • 12' BERBA-WATCH: Bad miss from Frei after a beautiful backheel from Berbatov released Dejagah wide right, super cross from him that spins behind Berbatov but lands nicely for Frei - who scoops it miles over.
    • 11' Petric looks nonplussed as he fails to win a free-kick after a shove from Dembele.
    • 10' Nice touch from Diarra to Dejagah. Now Riether on the ball on the right but he can't deliver an effective cross and Spurs clear.
    • 9' Horrible free-kick from Bale, sending it out of the ground and into the Thames.
    • 8' Bale puts it near post but Berbatov heads it away, as he usually does from that position. Diarra leaves Dempsey in a heap and Spurs have a free-kick on the right. Foy just has a stop-and-chat.
    • 7' Vertonghen overhits a cross but Lennon does really well to keep it in and wins a corner off Riise.
    • 6' Both teams passing it about nicely as Vertonghen gets forward from left back. Good spell for Spurs.
    • 5' Jeers as Dempsey drills a low finish wide after a fine turn on he edge of the box! Great skill to leave Senderos for dead but a poor finish.
    • 4' Spurs have a free-kick on the left which Bale swings in but Fulham clear capably enough.
    • 3' BERBA-WATCH: Berbatov's first piece of magic is a super turn on the left wing and a through ball with the outside of his foot that Sidwell is beaten to by Lloris.
    • 2' Naughton gets a touch, he's standing in for his fellow Kyle - Walker - at right-back. No injury, just a rotation.
    • 1' The first half is underway in West London.
    • 14:55 Today's referee is Chris Foy, who is yet to send anyone off this season. Indeed, he is pretty conservative with the cards, averaging 2.5 booking per game in his 10 matches. Lenient.
    • 14:50 William Hill have this match as a close one - 2/1 for a Fulham win or a draw, 6/4 for Spurs. I can see a marvellous 3-3. What do you reckon? Fire your predictions this way, using the dubious medium of Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 14:45 FACTS: Fulham have won none of their last seven Premier League matches against Tottenham, losing the last five in a row (W0 D2 L5). Fulham have scored only two goals in the last seven Premier League meetings with Spurs and one of those was an own goal by Younes Kaboul.
    • 14:40 Andre Villas-Boas (Tottenham) on Luka Modric wanting Gareth Bale to join him at Real Madrid: "I think he should focus more on his club than ours. Obviously Modric is aware of Gareth's performances because of his love for Tottenham, but it is completely impossible [for Bale to leave]. The club has to protect our assets. We have to qualify for the Champions League, as Luka says, and for that to happen, we need the players that can make a difference. In the end we are not looking to sell."
    • 14:35 Martin Jol (Fulham) somewhat sarcastically: “He didn’t feel appreciated financially, but I am not the one deciding over the contracts. He said it time after time again that he wanted to go to a Champions League club. Even when I said in my last conversation with him that I loved him, it was not good enough to keep him here.”
    • 14:30 Spurs have their own ex-Fulham pair in the starting XI - expect the boos to ring heavier for Clint Dempsey than for Moussa Dembele though. Defender Steven Caulker is back after illness but Emmanuel Adebayor is still banned, while Scott Parker (Achilles), Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul (both knee) are all out.
    • 14:25 For Fulham, boss Martin Jol and striker Dimitar Berbatov are facing the clubs where they made their names in England. Former Spurs defender Steven Kelly is only on he bench though. Kieran Richardson is back on the bench after a hamstring injury but similar problems keep Alex Kacaniklic and Bryan Ruiz out. Brede Hangeland is still banned, while Kerim Frei is a surprise starter in place of Damien Duff.
    • 14:20 TEAMS – Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Dejagah, Sidwell, Diarra, Frei, Berbatov, Petric; Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Baird, Karagounis, Richardson, Duff, Rodallega /// Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Caulker, Vertonghen, Sandro, Dembele, Lennon, Bale, Dempsey, Defoe; Subs: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Carroll, Livermore, Sigurdsson, Falque
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Fulham's Premier League match against Tottenham at Craven Cottage, kicking off at 3pm UK time.
  • Summary

    • 77' GOAL SPURS! 3-0, Defoe with his second with a lovely clipped finish to the bottom right after a lovely through-ball by Dempsey. The lumbering Senderos playing him onside.
    • 72' GOAL SPURS: 2-0 and Defoe slides a low finish through the legs of Schwarzer after a fine pass from Sigurdsson, who turned the lumbering Senderos far too easily. Awful defending from Fulham, for whom Kelly missed his tackle earlier.
    • 67' BERBA-WATCH: Berbatov wonderfully slips it wide to Duff, fine cross but over Berbatov's head AND DEJAGAH FLIES IN BUT OVER! Should have scored, yet another super Berbs touch in the build-up too.
    • 56' This is an improvement for Spurs as Sandro picks it up AND HE SCORES! Error from Schwarzer as the long-range daisy-cutter bounces in front of him and in at the near post.
    • 47' Bad finish from Sidwell after Petric caught Sandro dithering before playing the midfielder through!
    • 45+1 Bale spanks a shot over under pressure after a fine run inside from Lennon, operating on the left now. Bale should have kept that down.
    • 26' Dempsey digs out a neat low drive from the edge of the box but it flies wide!
    • 24' WHAT A SAVE LLORIS! Wonderful ball out wide from Hughes, an even better low near-post cross from Riise and a diagonal run from Petric allows a first-time flicked finish but the France keeper somehow keeps it out!
    • 23' Bale is lucky not to be shown a second yellow for sarcastically appluading the ref!
    • 13' BERBA-WATCH: Beautiful ball with the outside of the boot by Berbs, Dejagah again gets away down the right but his low driven cross is hacked to touch with Petric set to touch.
    • 12' BERBA-WATCH: Bad miss from Frei after a beautiful backheel from Berbatov released Dejagah wide right, super cross from him that spins behind Berbatov but lands nicely for Frei - who scoops it miles over.
    • 5' Jeers as Dempsey drills a low finish wide after a fine turn on he edge of the box! Great skill to leave Senderos for dead but a poor finish.
    • 3' BERBA-WATCH: Berbatov's first piece of magic is a super turn on the left wing and a through ball with the outside of his foot that Sidwell is beaten to by Lloris.
    • 14:20 TEAMS – Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Dejagah, Sidwell, Diarra, Frei, Berbatov, Petric; Subs: Etheridge, Kelly, Baird, Karagounis, Richardson, Duff, Rodallega /// Tottenham: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Caulker, Vertonghen, Sandro, Dembele, Lennon, Bale, Dempsey, Defoe; Subs: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Carroll, Livermore, Sigurdsson, Falque
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      Goalkeeper
      6 5
      Defenders
      Substitution Out29′ 5.7 6
      4.7 4
      5.5 6
      5.7 6
      Midfielders
      5.7 6
      5.6 6
      7.7 6
      Substitution Out62′ 5.6 5
      Strikers
      7.3 7
      Substitution Out79′ 6.2 6
      Subs
      Substitution In62′ 2.3 6
      Substitution In29′ 5 5
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      Defenders
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      Substitution Out17′ 6.5 6
      6.5 7
      7.4 7
      Midfielders
      Goal 6.3 7
      Substitution Out84′ 6.5 7
      6.3 7
      7.1 7
      Yellow Card Substitution Out62′ 6.6 5
      Strikers
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      Subs
      Substitution In17′ Yellow Card 6.4 6
      Substitution In62′ 4.7 7
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  1. Only Dejagah!

    From Doctor, on Sun 2 Dec 15:03
  2. If Jol keeps playing Blunderlos, then he's gonna­ loose his top players. No one wants to play with a­ idiot who keeps losing you games. That's two games­ out of three Senderos has made mistakes which has led­ to goals. I'd doubt if he would get in a­ Championship side. Hangerland will be off Jan. Yeah,­ thanks Jol! Dumbar*e!

    From TruthRaider, on Sun 2 Dec 9:39
  3. Great win

    From Tartan, on Sat 1 Dec 18:14
  4. Great result ! Fulham looked toothless apart from­ berba, petric had an early half chance, not enough in­ midfield. COYS !!! Well done Defoe, Siggy did well­ coming on for the assist

    From ispurs, on Sat 1 Dec 17:41
  5. A good day at the office boys. I hope you Spurs­ supporters give AVB abreak and let him do his job. Now­ things are heating up. COME ON YOU SPURS!!!!!!

    From Brian, on Sat 1 Dec 17:01
  6. COYS

    From yido3105, on Sat 1 Dec 16:57
  7. Man of the match = Blunderos!!! Where would Fulham be­ without Blunderos? On 23 points I reckon!

    From TruthRaider, on Sat 1 Dec 16:53
  8. Jermaine Defoe He's a Yiddo !!! Rockin today with­ goonies down 2-0 Niiiiiiice!

    From , on Sat 1 Dec 16:52
  9. Come on Alan, have a heart - the neutral loves­ Berbatov's flicks, although the rest of­ Fulham's performance leaves a lot to be desired.

    From Eurosport Journalists, on Sat 1 Dec 16:51
  10. Arseshit losing 2-0!!! :) :)

    From TAS-DA'BANDA, on Sat 1 Dec 16:49
  11. It just gets better & better-Arseshit now losing­ 1-0!!! :)

    From TAS-DA'BANDA, on Sat 1 Dec 16:47
  12. Senderos....useless.

    From Rhonda, on Sat 1 Dec 16:41
  13. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    From TAS-DA'BANDA, on Sat 1 Dec 16:35
  14. Is Martin Jol doing the live commentary here, what all­ this Berba rubbish Happy Spurs fan so far.

    From David, on Sat 1 Dec 16:32
  15. i take it the commentary is a fulham supporter bale­ dives berba gets fouled when brushed by a feather

    From stephen, on Sat 1 Dec 16:30
  16. This commentator is a right muppet ! Doing my head in!!­ COME ON YOU SPURS!!!!!!

    From TAS-DA'BANDA, on Sat 1 Dec 16:26
  17. SANDROOOOO!!!

    From , on Sat 1 Dec 16:16
  18. game at watchlivéfootystream

    From Darly, on Sat 1 Dec 16:07
  19. half time 0 0 fulham with most of the play through­ berbertov

    From Johan, on Sat 1 Dec 15:53
  20. Berbatov - the diver.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From ALAN, on Sat 1 Dec 15:47
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