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90+4'
IT'S FULL TIME! Fulham earn a crucial three points with a 1-0 win courtesy of Rodallega's first-half strike and Norwich are dragged closer to the relegation zone. It's a huge win for Magath's side, and Norwich bringing in Adams did not help inspire a vital win over their fellow strugglers. Fulham are now just two points behind Norwich with four games left. Thanks for joining us.
90+3'
What a miss from Dejagah! It may not matter in the slightest, but he blasts a wild shot over the bar with only the keeper to beat!
90+2'
Ruddy lumps a long ball upfield once more but again it's Hangeland who deals with it superbly at the back with a powerful header.
Norwich City Yellow card

Fulham

Norwich

90+1'
Fulham take the free kick short down the left in a bid to waste time and Parker is everywhere with his fresh legs.
90'
 
Richardson is fouled by Snodgrass as he sprints down the left on the counter attack, and it's a late challenge for which he is punished with a yellow card.
89'
Murphy shows his pace out on the left as he wins a corner, and this is another very important set piece for Fulham to defend.
88'
The Norwich fans know that a late goal is crucial and it will be a long drive home for them if an equaliser is not found. Johnson fails to find a yellow shirt in the box and that's a waste.
87'
Rodallega breaks at pace once more and his energy has been incredible given he's playing up on his own.
86'
Hangeland remains the dominant force at the back for Fulham and he heads away once more superbly.
Fulham Substitution
84'
Fulham are defending in numbers as they have to do now as Norwich throw everyone forward in search of a crucial equaliser.
83'
 
Magath is making a third change now and, inevitably, it's Diarra who departs. He's absolutely exhausted. William Kvist comes on in his place.
82'
Diarra, who can barely run given his tiredness, makes a stunning challenge to dispossess Hooper.
81'
A second goal would surely be enough now for Fulham as Norwich leave three players up despite the set piece.
80'
Parker has shown typical energy and fight since coming on as a second-half substitute and he wins a free kick for Fulham deep inside the Norwich half.

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Norwich City Substitution
78'
Norwich have lost all three Premier League games at Craven Cottage so far, conceding a total of 13 goals in the process. Will it be four by the end of the day?
77'
Chance! Sidwell drives a fierce, low shot on target and Ruddy is forced to make a strong save to his right! Ruddy to the rescue for Norwich.
76'
Snodgrass is penalised for a foul on Diarra in midfield, and that was a very impatient and frustrated challenge.
75'
Diarra has to be replaced, surely. He's really struggling for fitness now and Norwich players are taking advantage of it in midfield.
74'
If Premier League matches ended at half-time this season, Fulham would be in 16th place, while Norwich would be in 19th. Fulham will be desperate to turn their HT advantage into a win here now.
73'
Fulham are clinging on at set pieces now as Turner sees an effort cleared away by Rodallega inside the six-yard box!
72'
Hoolahan ghosts past two challenges before finding Hooper, whose shot is deflected wide by Hangeland! Desperate defending.
70'
HALF-CHANCE! Parker picks up the ball on the edge of the Norwich box and, after jinking inside a challenge from Olsson, drags a shot narrowly wide!
69'
Rodallega brings a long ball from Hangeland down superbly, but Sidwell proceeds to blast the ball wide from the lay off!
Fulham Substitution
68'
 
The managers are following each other blow for blow now as Scott Parker replaces Holtby to a huge ovation.
Norwich City Substitution
67'
 
Wes Hoolahan comes on now to replace Fer as Adams makes his second change.
66'
Sidwell and Dejagah double up to deny Redmond with a fine interception and Fulham are defending superbly now in this second half after a few shaky moments in the first.
65'
Oh dear, well that was a definite foul on Johnson so Norwich would have been furious had that led to a counter-attack goal for the hosts.
64'
Johnson goes down in a crumpled heap inside the Fulham half and the referee is not having any of it as he waves play on, but Fulham make nothing of the counter attack!
63'
Diarra looks to be pretty tired now in the midfield so it's unlikely to be long now until Magath brings him off.
62'
STAT: Fulham have become the first team in Premier League history to use as many as 38 different players in a single PL campaign.
61'
Sidwell and Rodallega have been absolutely superb for Fulham so far and the pair linked up again to good effect there.
60'
Rodallega holds the ball up superbly but then proceeds to head over the bar after receiving a pacy cross from Dejagah!
Norwich City Substitution
59'
 
Norwich are making a change now as van Wolfswinkel is replaced by Gary Hooper. Norwich are in desperate need of some inspiration from a forward.
57'
 
Magath makes a change now as Kasami is replaced by Ashkan Dejagah.
Fulham Substitution
56'
How did Norwich not score?! Snodgrass comes flying in to try to meet a cross from Van Wolfswinkel but somehow Hangeland and Amorebieta manage to put him off with desperate dives at the ball and another big chance goes begging!
54'
CLEARED OFF THE LINE! Rodallega meets a corner from Holtby with a powerful header down towards the far post, but Olsson is on hand to turn the ball wide with a very timely clearance off the line! That could very easily have been two for Fulham.
52'
Fer gives Stockdale something to do with a tame shot straight at the keeper, but the talk is still of van Wolfswinkel's horrible effort moments before.
51'
Oh no! Van Wolfswinkel makes a horrendous decision when in space down the right as he cuts the ball back to no one with Redmond alongside him screaming for the ball.
49'
Norwich have made a steady, if unspectacular, start to the second half as the visitors keep the ball inside their own half. Fulham are sitting back.
48'
Despite making 83 substitutions this season, Norwich’s subs have produced just one goal and no assists. Does that come into Adams's thinking?
47'
 
The offside flag denies van Wolfswinkel as he charges through on goal, but Stockdale was quickly off his line again anyway.
46'
The second half is underway at Craven Cottage and the quality of that team-talk from Adams will now be tested. Can the visitors find a response after the break?

1 - Fulham scored with their only shot on target in the first half vs Norwich. Tension.

45+4'
The half-time whistle goes rather belatedly following that injury to Olsson, and it's Fulham who are cheered off with a roar. The hosts lead 1-0 courtesy of Rodallega's half-volley in the 40th minute, despite Norwich having a number of clear-cut chances.

8 - Norwich have now gone eight Premier League away games without a clean sheet. Breached.

45+2'
There is a delay in the match now as Olsson is treated on the field of play and it's a back injury it seems after that collision.
Fulham Yellow card

Fulham

Norwich

45+1'
 
Kasami barges into Martin Olsson, who goes down clutching his back in pain. Kasami is booked for that, while Olsson remains down on the ground. It was clumsy more than anything.
45'
Fer brings down Holtby rather crudely on halfway but again he gets away without a booking. There will be two added minutes at the end of this first half.
44'
Richardson darts down the left once more and it was his bright run that brought the free kick from Whittaker that led to the goal.
43'
There is a huge roar as a poor set piece from Snodgrass is comfortably claimed by Stockdale, who is having a match for the ages!
42'
Now none of Fulham’s last 46 Premier League games have ended goalless – the longest current run of all Premier League teams.
41'
Adams was furious with Whittaker for giving away that free-kick and perhaps he knew how dangerous it was going to be. Norwich, for all their chances, now find themselves behind.
40'
 
GOAL!!! Rodallega gives Fulham the lead with a close range half-volley to send Craven Cottage into delirium! Just before half-time and very much against the run of play, Fulham lead. It all came from that ridiculous free kick conceded by Whittaker and the visitors are punished! Holtby delivered the free kick from the left with Sidwell getting a faint glance on the ball.
Fulham Goal

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Norwich City Yellow card

Fulham

Norwich

38'
 
Whittaker is booked for that challenge, which was completely needless.
37'
Whittaker brings down Richardson rather rashly and Fulham get a cheap free kick from nothing out on the left.
36'
Snodgrass is everywhere for Norwich at the moment and Adams is just as energetic on the touchline as he barks orders at his defenders in a very animated fashion.
35'
Fulham, after making a bright start, have been hanging on desperately of late and deserve to be at least one goal down. Can they recover their poise here?
34'
Richardson has been very quiet so far for Fulham but he suddenly springs into life to win a corner with some skill and trickery out on the left.
32'
SNODGRASS HITS THE BAR! Norwich are having terrible bad luck so far in this match and it gets worse as Snodgrass crashes a very fine free kick against the crossbar with Stockdale finally beaten! It's not going their way with Fulham getting very fortunate indeed.
Norwich City Yellow card

Fulham

Norwich

31'
STAT: Despite having five games left, Fulham have already conceded 14 goals more than ever before in a single Premier League season (74).
29'
ANOTHER STUNNER FROM STOCKDALE! The Fulham keeper is in inspired form as he flies to his right to tip away another close-range effort from Norwich from the resulting corner and this time it's Snodgrass who is denied. The Fulham defenders should be very grateful to their keeper.
28'
WHAT A SAVE! Stockdale makes a blinding save to prevent Norwich from taking the lead and he denies van Wolfswinkel with a stunning reflex stop!
27'
Holtby shows a touch more intent as he drives forward positively from the Fulham half before losing the ball to Fer.
26'
Stockdale is playing the ball out from the back pretty effectively and Fulham are keeping it tidily in their own half without really threatening.
25'
Heitinga has to apologise to his team-mates as he blasts the ball wildly out of play for no particular reason. Not ideal.
23'
It's Sidwell again who manages to charge back and dispossess Redmond on the edge of the Fulham box and he's everywhere for the hosts.
22'
STAT: Fulham have drawn just three games in the Premier League this season. The only side to have gone through a whole season with as few was Chelsea in 1997-98 (3).
21'
It's end-to-end now as Redmond makes a bright run for Norwich after a powerful shot from Rodallega is comfortably saved by Ruddy.
20'
Kasami, along with Sidwell, has been Fulham's brightest spark so far and he drives a promising shot just over the crossbar from the edge of the box.
19'
Fulham's season has been one of disappointment from the forwards all round and Rodallega had a glorious chance to break the deadlock there.
17'
What a chance for Rodallega! Sidwell knocks the ball on to the forward who only has Ruddy to beat, but his diving header is very tame and straight at the goalkeeper! He really should have done better there.
16'
Eventually a cross comes over from Holtby after taking the corner short, but Sidwell is penalised for climbing all over Russell Martin.
15'
Sidwell is at the forefront of everything for Fulham so far and he wins a corner now which Holtby will trot over to take.
13'
Van Wolfswinkel must be extremely low on confidence given his lack of goals for the club so it really is quite a show of faith from Adams to pick him today.
12'
Norwich are only managing to pick out the long ball so far in this match as Snodgrass fails to locate Van Wolfswinkel once more.
11'
Hangeland has such presence at the back and it's easy to see why Fulham miss him so much when he is not playing. He wins another towering header.
9'
Sidwell and Kasami have started very brightly for Fulham, who are controlling the play so far in this first half. Norwich have yet to settle.

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel has just clicked over 20 hours without a Premier League goal.

7'
Holtby wins a free kick for Fulham on halfway as Redmond flies into the back of him and Norwich need to find their composure early on.
6'
Stockdale lumps a long ball up to Kasami, who is in the thick of everything at the moment, but he can't quite take it down cleanly.
5'
STAT: Fulham have won five and lost none of seven previous Premier League meetings with the Canaries, conceding just three goals in total.
4'
Kasami takes the ball forward with good intent before dragging a tame shot wide of the far post with John Ruddy not remotely bothered.
3'
Bradley Johnson is lucky to get away without a booking as he goes flying in on Pajtim Kasami on halfway and Magath is not happy about it.
2'
Mike Dean is the referee for this afternoon's clash, if anyone particularly cares. Hangeland blasts a long ball out of play.
1'
The first half is under way! This really is about as big as it gets for these two sides, who are both very much playing for their Premier League status.
15:00
Don't forget, we kick off at 15:07 this afternoon. So as the players make their way out of the tunnel to a rapturous reception, we now have a period of reflection as we pause to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, when 96 Liverpool fans died at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
14:55
It really is quite an afternoon for Neil Adams to be making his managerial bow, and he has said this ahead of kick off: "It means everything to me to lead the team out today. I am immensely proud." Will the match go in his favour?
14:50
Fulham have won five and lost none of seven previous Premier League meetings with the Canaries, but the pressure on this afternoon's match is monstrous and Magath knows that his side must win if they are to have a realistic chance of survival.
14:45
None of Fulham's last 45 Premier League games have ended goalless - the longest current run of all Premier League teams - so we can certainly expect this match to be exciting beyond simply who comes out on top.
14:40
Felix Magath's side can move to within two points of Norwich with victory today, plunging the East Anglian club further into the relegation mire. On the other hand, Norwich can move clear of the relegation zone with an away win. Who are you backing?
14:35
Paul Parker wrote a very opinionated blog about the ego of Norwich CEO David McNally, who he says is "trying to make a name for himself at the expense of the club's reputation". Do you agree with him on that? He called the sacking of Hughton "absurd" and "ridiculous".
14:30
Well, it's been quite a week for Norwich, and for Neil Adams, who led the club to victory in the FA Youth Cup. But it's a different matter altogether for the new boss, who replaced the sacked Chris Hughton earlier in the week. Was it a brave or stupid decision by the Norwich board? Today may make that clear.
14:25
Every match in England will kick-off seven minutes late this weekend as football marks the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough, when 96 Liverpool fans died at an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.
14:20
FULHAM: Stockdale; Heitinga, Hangeland, Amorebieta, Richardson; Kasami, Riether, Diarra, Sidwell, Holtby; Rodallega. Subs: Stekelenburg, Riise, Kvist, Parker, Dejagah, Roberts, Bent. /// NORWICH: Ruddy; Whittaker, Martin, Turner, Olsson; Redmond, Johnson, Fer, Howson, Snodgrass; van Wolfswinkel. Subs: Bunn, Bennett, Garrido, Hoolahan, Murphy, Tettey, Hooper.
14:15
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of the crunch Premier League relegation-fighting clash between Fulham and Norwich at Craven Cottage. Let's get all of those relegation-battle clichés out and hype this one up as much as possible.

Starting Line-ups

Fulham
Norwich City
    • Stockdale
    • 5
      Amorebieta
    • Hangeland
    • Heitinga
    • Riether
    • Richardson
    • 9
      Diarra
    • Sidwell
    • Kasami
    • Holtby
    • 20
      Rodallega
Team Manager:  Kit Symons
    • van Wolfswinkel
    • 22
      Redmond
    • Snodgrass
    • Fer
    • 8
      Jonny Howson
    • 4
      Johnson
    • 2
      Whittaker
    • 5
      Martin
    • 6
      Turner
    • 23
      Martin Olsson
    • 1
      Ruddy
Team Manager:  Alex Neil
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Stockdale 0 4 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Heitinga 0 0 0 3 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
F. Amorebieta 0 0 0 3 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
B. Hangeland 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
S. Riether 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Sidwell 0 1 1 41 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
K. Richardson 0 0 0 27 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 90
M. Diarra 0 0 0 36 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 85
P. Kasami 0 0 0 17 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 57
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
H. Rodallega 1 0 2 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
L. Holtby 0 0 0 41 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 69
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Ruddy 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. Martin 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
S. Whittaker 0 0 0 5 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
M. Turner 0 0 1 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Martin Olsson 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Johnson 0 0 0 85 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
R. Snodgrass 0 0 0 48 1 4 3 4 1 0 0 90
Jonny Howson 0 0 0 48 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 79
L. Fer 0 0 2 33 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 68
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
N. Redmond 0 0 1 26 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 90
R. van Wolfswinkel 0 0 1 13 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 60
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