Premier League

  • S. Sidwell 22’
  • 90’ G. McAuley
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15/09/2013
Premier League
Craven Cottage
Attendance 25,560

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      And the game ends in a draw! The referee calls an end to proceedings, producing a chorus of boos from a disconsolate home support - how did they not manage to win this one? It ends 1-1 at Craven Cottage.
    • PENALTY SHOOTOUT
    • 90'
      Fulham form what could be their last attack as Riether plays the ball into Rodallege. The substitute's first touch is poor though and Olsson clears.
    • 90'
      West Brom appear as though they want the three points now, while Fulham look spent, in all honesty. The home side are just sitting back now, hoping they can see the game out and claim a point. Truly incredible, given how many goals the Cottagers have had ruled out.
    • HALF TIME
    • 90'
      G G. McAuley Assist P. Senderos
    • 90'
      C. Brunt provided the assist.
    • 90'
      And it's a GOAL! Brunt clips in the ensuing corner and McAuley rises above everyone to head home at the far post. A really fantastic header, it takes something impressive to overpower Hangeland in an earlier battle but the West Brom centre back managed. 1-1!
    • 45'
      With practically the last touch of the half, Mulumbu tries to find Anelka with a long ball. The striker is millimetres away from getting on the end of it and, with Stockdale caught in no-mans-land, one can't help but feel that he would've rounded the goalkeeper had he managed to get anything on it!
    • 90'
      SI D. Duff SO P. Senderos
    • 90'
      D. Duff enters the game and replaces B. Ruiz.
    • 90'
      West Brom are piling on the pressure as Berahino earns a corner, playing the ball off Parker. Although the midfielder thinks the final touch came off the English youngster.
    • 0'
      And that'll be all from me, Sam Wells, today. Thanks for following the Premier League action with me and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Until next time, farewell!
    • 0'
      West Brom, meanwhile, will be delighted that they managed to salavage a point from that. Though they probably deserved to share the points on the balance of play, their opposition's three disallowed goals will serve to sweeten the impact of McAuley's last equaliser. Anichebe and Amalfitano both impr
    • 0'
      The disappointment in the Fulham dressing room will be palpable; this game will surely feel like a loss after they held the lead right up until the 92nd minute. Though their three disallowed goals were all correctly ruled offside, they will only serve to rub salts in Fulham's collective wound as the
    • 0'
      West Brom, meanwhile, won't be too dismayed with their first-half showing, despite being a goal down. Amalfitano has impressed down the right flank and Anichebe has showed what he can do in fits and starts. Clarke will be confident that, so long as they can retain the ball a little better, they can
    • 0'
      Fulham will be pleased with their contribution to the first half; though they started fairly slowly, they managed to assert themselves on the game as the half wore on and, by the end (aside from a couple of half-chances), looked fairly comfortable. This game, however, is far from over and Jol will b
    • 0'
      The teams are in the tunnel now as we prepare for what could be a thrilling encounter!
    • 0'
      West Brom, meanwhile, persist with the same backline that started in the 2-0 loss to Swansea but wring the changes further forward, introducing new signings Morgan Amalfitano and Victor Anichebe in place of James Morrison and Shane Long, while Chris Brunt also comes in for Scott Sinclair.
    • 0'
      Fulham make three changes from the side that fell to a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle as the injured Darren Bent makes way for Patjim Kasami, while two changes are made in defence with Philippe Senderos and Kieran Richardson replacing Aaron Hughes and John Arne Riise at the back.
    • 0'
      West Brom: Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Yacob, Brunt; Anelka, Anichebe. Subs: L Daniels (gk), Dawson, Popov, Morrison, Rosenberg, Berahino, Sinclair.
    • 0'
      Fulham: Stockdale; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, Richardson; Sidwell, Parker; Ruiz, Kasami, Kacaniklic; Berbatov Subs: Etheridge, Zverotic, Amorebieta, Karagounis, Duff, Taarabt, Rodallega
    • 0'
      And here come the team line-ups...
    • 0'
      Even though it remains early in the season, the two sides today find themselves in need of three points, having both endured a tough start to the season. Steve Clarke's West Brom have recorded a solitary point thus far, having failed to score a goal as they find themselves rooted to the bottom of th
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to live coverage of today's Premier League clash between Fulham and West Brom, I'm Sam Wells and I'll be guiding you through today's proceedings.
    • 1'
      And we're underway at Craven Cottage! West Brom kick off proceedings, hoping to pick up their first win of the season.
    • 2'
      Fulham get off to a decent start as, after Kasami's cross was cleared by Olsson, Ruiz picks it up on the edge of the area. He strikes on his favoured left foot but it sails disappointingly wide.
    • 3'
      Anichebe almost gets an opportunity just three minutes into his debut but is called just offside, perhaps debatably, by the linesman. A decent run though and he'll fancy his chances today against an occasionally frail Fulham defence.
    • 4'
      Incidentally, that was Brunt who threaded the ball through to Anichebe there - a nice ball from a player that is making his first start of the Premier League season today. He'll be hoping to make an impact with the arrival of Sessegnon and Sinclair putting pressure on the wingers.
    • 5'
      Kasami, who's looked fairly bright in the opening few minutes here, has caused Liam Ridgewell some damage after the two contest a ball in the air. Clarke wasn't particularly happy with the challenge but there wasn't really much in that, in all honesty.
    • 6'
      Anichebe, also enjoying a bright opening, worms away from Senderos and attempts to get a strike on goal. Hangeland makes a good block though, getting his considerable frame in the way and deflecting the ball away.
    • 7'
      Fulham retain the ball well, stringing together a few passes as West Brom sit back and soak up the pressure. Both teams have started fairly well but neither side has forged a real opening as of yet.
    • 9'
      Anichebe dispossesses Richardson well down the right flank and earns his side a throw-in; the former Everton man looks like he's intent on causing some problems for the Fulham defence here today.
    • 10'
      It's Fulham's turn to press now as Riether puts a ball into the area, forcing Olsson into a poorly-executed clearance. The away side eventually manage to get the ball clear, however.
    • 12'
      Fulham almost create a crossing opportunity down the right but Parker overcooks the ball slightly, asking too much of foraying right-back Riether. A decent idea though, the home side will be looking for more of that as the game wears on.
    • 13'
      Berbatov, quiet thus far, receives the ball adeptly from Hangeland, laying off to Parker and starting off a nice move for the home side. The move eventually breaks down on the edge of the area though, with a handball given against Kacaniklic after Jones' clearance cannoned against the winger's arm.
    • 14'
      Both sides are showing glimpses of quality but have yet to really make any impact on the game. Ruiz shows his class, sidestepping a challenge from Mulumbu but his pass to the marauding Sidwell goes astray - a microcosm of the half thus far, if you like.
    • 15'
      Riether plays a ball into Berbatov in the area and the Bulgarian tries a typically extravagant touch to bring the ball into his path. However, under pressure from Olsson, the striker can only succeed in putting the ball out for a West Brom goal kick.
    • 17'
      Seventeen minutes in and neither goalkeeper has been tested thus far. That's not to say it's been particularly dull but rather bereft of any real killer touch. Kacaniklic looks to provide some down the left but his cross is intercepted by McAuley.
    • 19'
      Brunt tries his luck from thirty yards out after sidestepping Sidwell adeptly. It's a good effort but it whistles just wide of the post - without doubt, the best chance of the half so far.
    • 20'
      Fulham engage in some neat interplay on the edge of the West Brom area but it eventually comes to nothing as Kasami misplaces a pass.
    • 22'
      G S. Sidwell Assist P. Senderos
    • 22'
      The assist came from P. Senderos.
    • 22'
      GOAL! And it's an unlikely goalscorer in the form of Steve Sidwell! After Richardson earns a corner down the left, Kacaniklic swings in a corner that Senderos gets his head to. McAuley blocks but Sidwell is there and volleys home with aplomb! A decent finish and perhaps just what this game needed!
    • 24'
      Fulham look to capitalise on their momentum as they create a couple of opportunities following the goal. Kacaniklic crosses the ball in for Berbatov but the striker, rapidly backtracking, can only head wide.
    • 25'
      West Brom attempt to form an attack of their own as new signing Amalfitano puts in two good crosses in quick succession. Anichebe makes a hash of the first but the second is even more dangerous as Stockdale flaps unconvincingly under the pressure of Anelka.
    • 26'
      Brunt puts in a good cross as West Brom continue to push forward; no-one is there, however, and the ball is cleared with ease. Promising signs from the away side here though.
    • 27'
      It's end-to-end stuff here at Craven Cottage as Ruiz puts a dangerous cross into the West Brom box. As with Brunt's cross minutes earlier, no-one is there to reach it and it runs through to Myhill in the West Brom goal.
    • 28'
      Brunt has a header on goal after another good cross from the hitherto impressive Amalfitano. The header is fairly tame though, and Stockdale suffers no problems in gathering the ball.
    • 30'
      West Brom persist in their attempts to hit Fulham back with a goal but they're not looking as though they're about to break through the home side's defence anytime soon.
    • 31'
      Amalfitano almosts get in down the right wing but Richardson recovers well, muscling the new West Brom loanee to the ground in a manner that the referee deemed fair.
    • 32'
      Disallowed goal! Sidwell turns creator this time, getting well down the left and putting the ball into the backpost, allowing Berbatov to convert. The Bulgarian is, however, well offside and the goal is correctly ruled out. Surely the striker could've adjusted his position there - he could see acros
    • 34'
      Fulham are exerting some authority on the game now, controlling possession as West Brom struggle to have any real impact on the latter part of this half.
    • 35'
      Fulham attempt to turn their possession into something more palpable as Ruiz strikes from distance. The shot goes well over though, not troubling Myhill in the slightest.
    • 36'
      Brunt attempts a truly audacious effort from about 45 yards out! Stockdale expects the winger to cross the ball but he catches the goalkeeper by surprise, going for goal and, what's more, almost succeeding! The shot goes just wide but it was a truly spectacular effort.
    • 38'
      Mulumbu is balked by Parker about 45 yards from goal, in the same position as Brunt's effort minutes earlier. Brunt, this time, chooses to whip the ball in but the cross is cleared.
    • 39'
      Brunt whips a corner in after Amalfitano works hard to earn a set-piece down the right. The cross is a good one but no-one can get on the end of it as Fulham muddle the ball clear.
    • 40'
      Fulham go down the other end and earn themselves a corner but Ruiz's delivery is nowhere near as dangerous as Brunt's and West Brom clear with consummate ease.
    • 41'
      Fulham retain the ball well in their own half, stroking the ball around comfortably despite some fairly intense pressing from the Baggies. This has been a good half for Jol's side; they just need to see it out.
    • 42'
      A dangerous West Brom attack is halted by a combination of Anelka's languid nature and Kasami's doggedness. The Fulham midfielder nicks the ball off the striker after he dithered on the ball for too long.
    • 43'
      Billy Jones has a golden opportunity after Amalfitano puts another dangerous ball in the area. He almost manages to cap a nice move but is unable to get enough power behind the header as his attempt is cleared before it can even reach Stockdale.
    • 44'
      Kacaniklic does well down the left to work himself the crossing opportunity but, as has often been the case in this half, his cross lets him down as it fails to beat the first man.
    • 46'
      And we're back underway here at Craven Cottage. Fulham kick off as they look to see out their lead in this second half, let's see if they can manage it!
    • 47'
      West Brom almost forge an opportunity, again through the ingenuity of Amalfitano, as the winger dummies the ball, letting it run through to Anichebe. The striker found himself practically through on goal but also, unfortunately, found himself ruled offside.
    • 48'
      Brunt dispossesses Parker and attempts to launch a counter-attack, playing the ball left to an advancing Anelka. The striker, yet again, loses possession as he proves too languid on the ball once more.
    • 49'
      Anelka, who hasn't particularly impressed today, is caught offside after another sweetly-executed ball by Amalfitano puts him through. Clarke will be asking for more from the journeyman if West Brom are to find a way back into this game.
    • 50'
      Fulham get froward through Kasami down the right but his cross is blocked by the hand of Ridgewell. No free kick is given though, as the referee presumably deemed the left-back unable to avert his hand away from the ball in time.
    • 51'
      Another disallowed goal for Berbatov! This time it's much tighter but the linesman makes the correct decision once again. That was a massive let-off for Yacob after the defensive midfielder was dispossessed on the edge of his own box; Kasami threaded the ball through to the Bulgarian but the flag ca
    • 53'
      Anichebe spurns West Brom's best chance of the game! The former Everton man turns Hangeland with aplomb but can only drive his effort straight at Stockdale. He did really well to work the opening but he's got to be disappointed with that finish - Stockdale could hardly get out of the way of it.
    • 55'
      In a similar instance to the one that conclude the first half, a long ball almost manages to find Anelka. But, in this case, it was Stockdale's intervention that prevented a goal, as opposed to the frontman's poor touch. A good run though and West Brom are knocking on the door here.
    • 57'
      Berbatov is denied again! Ruiz picks the striker out with a lovely through ball but the Bulgarian is unable to dink the ball over the advancing Myhill as the goalkeeper makes an adept save. Myhill did well there, Berbatov could have done little else.
    • 59'
      There's a palpable feeling in the air that a goal could be on the way here; West Brom are pressing higher and higher up the pitch and, while this is creating more opportunities for the Baggies, it's also leaving gaps in behind that Fulham could potentially exploit. It's difficult to envisage this re
    • 60'
      Berbatov, as often seems the case with this Fulham side, is reprimanding his fellow teammates for failing to get into the box after Kacaniklic's cross fails to be met by a Fulham head.
    • 61'
      Fulham certainly have the ascendancy at the moment as more pressure from the home side forces a corner; the ensuing corner is cleared with ease though and Riether affords the away side some respite with a needless foul on Anelka.
    • 62'
      West Brom make two switches as they go in search of a goal as Yacob and Amalfitano make way for Scott Sinclair and James Morrison. It's surprising to see the latter be substituted given his impressive performance today, but Sinclair should inject some pace into the side.
    • 63'
      SI S. Sinclair SO P. Senderos
    • 63'
      SI J. Morrison SO P. Senderos
    • 63'
      C. Yacob is done for the day. J. Morrison is his replacement.
    • 63'
      M. Amalfitano is replaced with S. Sinclair.
    • 64'
      Brunt curls a corner into the area but no-one can meet it for West Brom; with 35 minutes remaining, the Baggies are looking increasingly desperate for that oh-so vital next goal.
    • 65'
      Berbatov goes close again! A truly excellent acrobatic effort flies just over the bar for the Bulgarian. After Ruiz dinks a ball into the area, the Fulham frontman, who may have been just offside (again), pivots in the air and strikes goalwards. So unlucky!
    • 66'
      Fulham look to shore up their defence with a substitution as Venezualan Fernando Amorebieta makes his debut, replacing Richardson at the back.
    • 67'
      SI F. Amorebieta SO P. Senderos
    • 67'
      K. Richardson is done for the day. F. Amorebieta is his replacement.
    • 67'
      Fulham get forward well as Kasami is afforded a lot of space in the middle of the park. The midfielder finds Sidwell but a truly dismal first touch gifts West Brom the ball and the Baggies go on the attack once more.
    • 68'
      Anleka, yet again, dithers on the ball and is dispossessed. But, in this case, and to the striker's credit, he harries the opposition and gets the ball back, spurring the Baggies forward.
    • 69'
      Jones gives Amorebieta an uncompromising welcome to the Premier League as he hacks down the defender with some venom, earning himself a booking in the process.
    • 70'
      B. Jones is cautioned by the referee.
    • 70'
      The Cottagers look the stronger side going into the final twenty minutes as Kasami runs at the West Brom defence once more. The midfielder strikes an effort goalwards but it is deflected behind for a corner.
    • 71'
      The corner is cleared but only to the feet of Scott Parker. The midfielder works his way out to the right but his cross is poor, sailing behind harmlessly for a goal kick.
    • 73'
      West Brom work their way forward but Fulham are proving stoic defensively, allowing the Baggies no space when they enter the final third.
    • 74'
      Anelka goes close! Anichebe does really well upfront after Morrison clips a ball into the frontman, gathering it well and playing into his advancing strike-partner. Anelka strikes into the far corner but Stockdale saves with aplomb to deny the veteran the equaliser.
    • 75'
      Another half chance goes begging for the Baggies as Sinclair meets a Morrison cross in the area. The former Man City man can't get enough on it though and Fulham remain a goal to the good.
    • 76'
      Anelka wastes a golden opportunity! Olsson drives a great ball into Anichebe's feet who, in turn, plays an equally delightful pass into the advancing Anelka. The striker fails to gather the ball with a poor first touch and goes down under the challenge of Senderos. There are protests but they are al
    • 77'
      SI H. Rodallega SO P. Senderos
    • 77'
      H. Rodallega enters play, replacing D. Berbatov.
    • 77'
      Berahino comes on for Anichebe - the striker has impressed for England Under 21's lately, let's see if he can replicate that form in the big leagues.
    • 78'
      SI S. Berahino SO P. Senderos
    • 78'
      S. Berahino comes on for V. Anichebe.
    • 78'
      West Brom are really pushing for this equaliser as we approach the latter stages of this contest. But, as they throw everything forward, they look increasingly susceptible to the counter. Kacaniklic tries to exploit this but is eventually crowded out by West Brom defenders.
    • 81'
      West Brom come forward again, this time through Scott Sinclair. The winger attacks down the left and eventually tries to thread through to Anelka. Nothing doing though and the ball is cleared.
    • 84'
      Another disallowed goal for Fulham and this time it's substitute Rodallega who has a goal ruled out! Ruiz rattles the bar after some nice play from Fulham and Sidwell heads the rebound into Rodallega's path, who duly converts. Sidwell, however, was offside when Ruiz's effort was struck and the goal,
    • 85'
      Morrison puts a ball into Berahino's feet and the striker does excellently to bring the ball down. His cross, aimed at Anelka, is blocked but that was nice from the English youngster.
    • 87'
      West Brom continue to push but Sinclair spurns a half-chance after Morrison found him well on the edge of the area. The winger shimmies to work himself a shooting opportunity but his effort goes well awry.
    • 88'
      Ruiz goes down after a challenge with Ridgewell; it looks serious as it appears the talented midfielder twisted something in an attempt to get up with the West Brom defender. Damien Duff prepares to come on in his place.
    • 89'
      Ruiz is being stretchered off here; let's hope it's not too serious, the Costa Rican has been impressive today - he was particularly unlucky with that crossbar-bound effort.
    • 90'
      The injury time has been announced and it's six minutes. Before Ruiz's injury, it was supposed to be four. That could very well play into West Brom's hands - this could be a tetchy six minutes for Fulham!
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

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    Scott Parker
    england
    Sam Allardyce

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 11 12
    Yellow Cards 0 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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