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Posted on 1 September 2007  - 12:00

All the action from Saturday's Barclays Premier League encounter against Fulham at Craven Cottage.

All the action from Saturday's Barclays Premier League encounter against Fulham at Craven Cottage.


Younes Kaboul returned from a hamstring injury and came straight in for Anthony Gardner (groin) while Michael Dawson was on the bench after his ankle problem. Kaboul for Gardner the only change from Old Trafford.


Full-time: Fulham 3, Spurs 3

89.52: GOAL - FULHAM. Long throw from Baird flicked on by Dempsey, Kamara overhead kick looped into top corner.
Fulham 3, Spurs 3

88.32: Robinson good leap to punch away Fulham corner.

87.27: CHANCE - SPURS. Short corner, Chimbonda broke into box, laid back for Defoe who hammered high and wide.

84.07: SUB - SPURS. Dawson for Malbranque.

82.48: YELLOW CARD. Bocanegra for foul on Berbatov.

81.26: Defoe charged down Niemi's attempted clearance, luckily for keeper, no-one around to capitalise.

81.03: Robinson safely gathered inswinging Davies free-kick.

78.52: SUB - FULHAM. John for Smertin.

76.55: GOAL - FULHAM. Unlucky. Smertin tried his luck from 20 yards, big deflection off Rocha looped over Robinson, who had no chance.
Fulham 2, Spurs 3

74.46: Dempsey received ball down the left, turned inside onto his right foot, blasted just over.

72.31: Davis looked to play one-two with Healy, bursting into box, Lee read it and made tackle.

69.30: SUB - FULHAM. Healy for Bouazza.

68.01: SUB - SPURS. Defoe for Keane.

66.25: OFF LINE - BAIRD. Ball over the top had Niemi and Bocanegra go for the same ball, fell to Berbatov, 30 yards out, hit back towards empty net but somehow Baird got back to clear.

64.34: Davies cut onto his left foot, shot well wide from edge of box.

62.44: CHANCE - SPURS. Malbranque played in Jenas, ran past two defenders who daren't bring him down, tight-ish angle but opted to square for Keane, Bocanegra back to intercept and clear.

60.30: GOAL - SPURS. Kaboul won towering header at back, Huddlestone helped it on to Keane who sent Bale away down the left, miles clear of defence, ran 20 yards into box and cool finish, side-foot into corner.
Fulham 1, Spurs 3

58.12: Attendance just in - 24,007.

55.35: Kaboul up from defence, beat Konchesky down the right, Niemi did well to gather it diving out.

55.01: WOODWORK - SPURS. Bale left Baird standing down the left, whipped in cross that Keane fed back to Malbranque, great chance, 14 yards out, struck left post.

53.24: SAVE - NIEMI. Berbatov down the right, won corner off Jenas. Corner half-cleared, Keane rolled back for Jenas to strike well from 20 yards, Niemi fingertipped over diving to his left.

50.57: Smertin went for another spectacular effort, volley deflected over for corner. Corner cleared.

49.33: Huddlestone bal over the top looking for Jenas, just too far in front of him and Niemi collected.

46.45: SAVE - NIEMI. Berbatov let fly a volley from 25 yards, tipped over by Niemi, although not all that convincing. Corner cleared.

46.01: Smertin lashed shot high and wide.


Teams out for second half...

Half-time: Fulham 1, Spurs 2

44.20: Robinson out to save at feet of Kamara.

42.40: SAVE - NIEMI. Berbatov beat offside flag, quick exchange of passes set up Bale for shot from edge of box, Niemi got down well to save.

41.05: GOAL - FULHAM. Davies corner met by Dempsey, powerful header home from 10 yards.
Fulham 1, Spurs 2

38.03: Kaboul, still up from corner, left Bocanegra for dead, defender got back to clear.

37.20: Rocha great flick from Jenas corner, no-one there on second ball, cleared for another corner.

36.34: Quick break from Fulham attack, Malbranque in space down the right, cross to far post aiming for Berbatov until Baird flicked away.

35.45: Chimbonda lovely pass inside to Huddlestone, tried to slip in Keane but overhit pass.

34.34: Malbranque shot looked good until clipping Bocanegra and out for corner. Corner cleared.

31.55: CHANCE - SPURS. Jenas played in Keane who twisted and turned in the box, looked to have shooting chance at one point but crowded out by Konchesky and Bocanegra.

30.45: CHANCE - SPURS. Jenas robbed Bocanegra, through on goal, pressure from Stefanovic, opted to cut inside - could have squared to Keane, did neither, ball cleared.

29.25: Bouazza cross controlled by Dempsey, weak shot straight at Robinson.

27.55: GOAL - SPURS. Started with throw-in down the right, two Fulham players went for it and headed into air, Keane onto loose ball and instant lofted volley pass over the top for Berbatov, outpaced Stefanovic and lashed volley past Niemi.
Fulham 0, Spurs 2

25.28: Berbatov won flick from Baird, got ball back from Keane, looked to feed in Bale who unfortunately stopped his run.

25.09: Hold up play from Kamara, Davies struck well wide from edge of box.

23.10: Bale put pressure on Baird chasing ball over top from Kaboul, Niemi hesitated, Baird gave away corner. Kenae met Jenas' corner at near post, flicked over.

22.46: Bouazza let fly from 25 yards, high and wide.

22.18: Bouazza pace to run at Chimbonda down the left, won corner, Berbatov headed away at near post.

18.18: MISS - FULHAM. Kamara piledriver blocked by Kaboul, ball went out to Bouazza who drilled in low cross that Robinson spilled diving low to catch, Davis first to loose ball amongst Robinson and Kaboul but shot over from six yards.

15.25: Lee sent Berbatov clear down the left, cut ball back for Huddlestone to hit full volley into crowd, difficult chance though.

13.55: Kaboul clipped free-kick into path of Berbatv, Fulham forced to rush clearance, move petered out.

12.30: Robinson out to confidently collect cross from Davies.

10.08: GOAL - SPURS. Niemi could only punch Bale's pacy inswinging corner into Kaboul, who tapped into empty net from three yards.
Fulham 0, Spurs 1

9.40: Niemi made hash of Keane's inswinging corner, no-one there to apply finish, cleared for another corner.

9.09: Keanr turned Stefanovic centrally, played wide to Bale, could have shot but weighed up options, eventually effort blocked by Stefanovic for corner.

7.45: Konchesky won a throw off Malbranque, who is getting plenty of stick at his old club, as expected.

5.59: Berbatov quick feet down the left an fed Bale, he passed inside to Keane, decent position on the edge of the box but opted to flick onto Malbranque, Niemi out to gather.

4.24: Early pressure from Fulham, this time Davies cross blocked by Rocha.

2.30: Baird long throw headed clear by Rocha, another throw flicked on by Dempsey for Kamara, waved offside - very close.

1.35: Robinson slid out tocollect ball at feet of Dempsey.

29secs: Huddlestone poked through to Berbatov, flagged offside.


3pm: Robbie Keane and Carlos Bocanegra to centre-circle for toss, we'll kick-off attacking home end.

2.57pm: Teams on theit way out.

2.30pm: Welcome to Craven Cottage. A warm day, overcast, both teams out warming up.


Fulham: Niemi, Baird, Konchesky, Stefanovic, Bocanegra, Smertin (John, 79), Davis, Bouazza (Healy, 70), Davies, Dempsey, Kamara. Subs: Keller, Volz, Omozusi.

Spurs: Robinson, Chimbonda, Lee, Rocha, Kaboul, Bale, Jenas, Huddlestone, Malbranque (Dawson, 85), Berbatov, Keane (Defoe, 69). Subs: Cerny, Zokora, Taarabt.


Referee: Mr M Riley. Assistants: Mr R East, Mr M Mullarkey. Fourth official: Mr L Probert.