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Final score<br>Fulham 2-0 Spurs

Posted on 30 October 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Fulham made sure it was a miserable return to Craven Cottage for Sean Davis on Saturday.

Our summer capture from the Cottagers had his every touch booed by the majority of the 21,000-plus crowd, could do little to halt our slide to a 2-0 defeat and was then substituted after picking up a late injury.

It couldn't have gone worse for the midfielder individually or us collectively.

Fulham bossed it and, in truth, could have won by more. We were restricted to a couple of half-chances in either half - Jermain Defoe dragged a shot wide after a break in the first half and, late on, Fredi Kanoute beat Mark Crossley to Defoe's cross but couldn't hit the target from a tight angle.

There was little to report in the first half until Fulham's opener after 32 minutes. Steed Malbranque burst down the left and rolled the ball into the path of Luis Boa Morte who finished well from 12 yards.

Moritz Volz opted to try and square instead of shoot after being played in by Malbranque and just before the break, Cole forced a save from Paul Robinson but was able to play the loose ball back to Papa Diop - Pedro Mendes was back to block.

Unfortunately, the second half followed a similar pattern with us seemingly unable to carve out a decent chance.

Fulham soon took advantage as Cole fashioned a one-two with Boa Morte and charged into the box, Boa Morte hit the byline and crossed for Cole to head home from eight yards.

Robinson had to save at Diop's feet, Noe Pamarot did well to clear Radzinski's cross from Boa Morte's toe and then got back to tackle the same player in front of goal, Diop fired two 30-yarders wide and Robinson did well to tip Cole's attempted chip over.

We finished with late pressure and Kanoute's chance in the final minutes but it was a day to forget, not least for Davis, who was left limping after a challenge with Pembridge and was substituted.

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2mins: Robinson punched clear, Volz 30-yarder blocked by King.

3mins: Error from Pembridge almost let in Defoe, snapshot from edge of box blocked by Knight.

7mins: John causing problems chasing long ball from Bocanegra, never quite got onto it but needed last-ditch tackle from Bunjevcevic.

10mins: Brown bundled off ball by Malbranque, Naybet there to head Cole's cross away.

19mins: Cole flicked header wide from Malbranque's free-kick.

23mins: YELLOW. Bunjevcevic for foul on Malbranque.

24mins: CHANCE. Break from Fulham free-kick, Keane to Mendes who beat Bocanegra before sliding pass into Defoe, right side of box, pulled first-time shot across goal about three yards wide.

27mins: Keane spotted Davis break forward, Bocanegra across to avert the danger.

32mins: GOAL. Malbranque break down left, slid ball into path of onrushing Boa Morte who finished well from 12 yards.
Fulham 1, Spurs 0

36mins: SAVE. Robinson at full stretch to claim Diop's header from Volz cross.

40mins: SUB. Davies for Brown.

41mins: CHANCE. Malbranque fed Volz on overlap, right channel of box, should have shot but opted to square it and King back to tidy up.

44mins: SAVE/BLOCK: Cole burst into box, tricked King but Robinson out to save at feet, Cole still had ball and rolled back for Diop, 14 yards out, Robinson still on ground but Mendes superb block to deflect over.

Half-time: Fulham 1, Spurs 0

50mins: Pamarot attempted shot with left foot from 22 yards dribbled wide.

55mins: Naybet crossfield pass to Defoe, cut inside Volz but dragged shot wide.

58mins: Diop onto Volz throw, shot into side-netting.

60mins: GOAL. Boa Morte played one-two with Cole via Cole's backheel, hit byline, Cole made up the ground to meet with free header eight yards out. 0-2.
Fulham 2, Spurs 0

62mins: Boa Morte clever low cross into danger area, Robinson out quickly to save at Diop's feet.

66mins: SUB. Kanoute for Ziegler.

69mins: SUB. Radzinski for John.

70mins: Radzinski straight into action, right side of box, low cross heading for Boa Morte before Pamarot's last-ditch clearance.

77mins: Boa Morte superb skill from high ball foxed Pamarot who got back to make tackle before he got shot off.

78mins: Diop 30-yarder sailed just wide.

81mins: Another Diop 30-yarder flew over.

82mins: SUB. Carrick for Davis.

85mins: SAVE. Malbranque fed Cole again, into box, tried to lob Robinson but the keeper was up to it.

88mins: CHANCES. Kanoute beat Crossley to Defoe's cross, tried to clip into empty net from tight angle but struck wide, Defoe picked up ball, attempt to near post deflected into side-netting.

Injury time: Carrick curled 20-yard free-kick just wide.

Full-time: Fulham 2, Spurs 0

Line-ups: Fulham: Crossley, Volz, Bocanegra, Malbranque, Knight, Pembridge, Cole, Boa Morte, Diop, John (Radzinski, 69), Rehman. Subs: Flitney, McBride, Green, Rosenior.

Spurs (4-4-2): Robinson; Pamarot, King, Naybet, Bunjevcevic; Brown (Davies, 40), Davis (Carrick, 82), Mendes, Ziegler (Kanoute, 66); Keane, Defoe. Subs: Keller, Taricco.

Referee: Alan Wiley.

Attendance: 21,317