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Super Subs!

As part of a regular series, we take a look at the matches in which a substitute has made a real impact for us.

Dimitar Berbatov celebrates scoring our fourth goal at Fulham with Didier Zokora and Robbie Keane.

Dimitar Berbatov v Fulham (Away) – FA Cup, fifth round, February 18, 2007

Manager Martin Jol was spoilt for choice when it came to choosing which strikers to start each match during the 2006-07 season. The Dutchman had a quartet of international forwards on the books, including England’s Jermain Defoe, the Republic of Ireland’s Robbie Keane, Egyptian Mido as well as Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov, who had arrived at the start of the campaign from Bayer Leverkusen.

For a trip to Fulham in the fifth round of the FA Cup in February, 2007, it was Keane and Mido that were selected to start the game by Jol. And the pair combined after just six minutes, with Mido heading a ball into Keane’s path, the latter rifling a shot beyond the despairing dive of Whites goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka. They produced a carbon copy of that goal in the second half, with the only difference being that Keane’s second volley on 68 minutes was arguably even better than his first!

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