dinsdag 6 december 2011

Fulham 1-0 Liverpool


Clint Dempsey late strike stun 10-man Reds following Jay Spearing red card
Luis Suarez was an effort Ruled out for offside before Jay Spearing was sent off for a late challenge on Dembele, and the American popped up with the winner


Ten-man Liverpool's strong run was halted away after They Were beaten 1-0 by Fulham a late goal at Craven Cottage, with Clint Dempsey doing the damage for the home side.

In a fixture with numerous Chances at Either End, the American firing advantage of a fumble from Pepe Reina with five minutes Remaining to prod the ball over the line, edge and Martin Jol's men five points clear of the drop zone.

With Brazilian Lucas Leiva out for the duration of the season, Kenny Dalglish called up Jay Spearing For His first Premier League appearance of the campaign but he only lasted 70 minutes before he was sent off for Clatter enter Belgian Moussa Dembele rather late.

The visitors were aiming for the seventh straight away win, Which All which would have equalled a club record, but were beaten by Fulham thanks to a winning goal by all-time leading goalscorer Premiership Clint Dempsey.

Moussa Dembele was the game's first chance. Striker Bryan Ruiz slotted through the Belgian but Pepe Reina made himself big to block His shot.
Moments later, Luis Suarez cut back for striker Andy Carroll but His partner on the stretch powered effort was straight at Mark Schwarzer. Then, Charlie Adam's shot from range was deflected goal bound but the Australian goalkeeper had it covered at his near post.

Clint Dempsey drove at Reina again and this time His shot almost deceived the Spaniard as it swerved mid-air, and the stand-in captain had to palm the ball away.

Into the second half, and the Chances kept coming for Both Sides. Jose Enrique volleyed from outside the box forcing a fine save from Schwarzer.

Liverpool then had the ball in the back of the net, Enrique dinked the ball over the top of the defense and Suarez finished with aplomb, but he was just offside.

The visitors were reduced to 10 people with 20 Minutes Remaining When Jay Spearing clattered late write Moussa Dembele and his follow through most of the Belgian firing with him.

The hosts Should Have taken the lead almost Immediately. Fulham's clever build-up Involved substitute Andy Johnson and Dembele, before Ruiz Dempsey's passing ended with a swerving shot on goal cannoned back off the bar That.
Shorty after, Dembele shot straight at the Spaniard, then drove just wide, as the Cottagers tried to make Gers Their man advantage count.

At the other end, substitute Stewart Downing fended off numerous defenders before a strike Unleashing That hit the post through a world class save from Schwarzer.

But the deadlock was eventually broken with five minutes left. Danny Murphy's drive was dropped Into the path of Dempsey by Reina, and he slotted past the goalkeeper normally ReliableMessaging to allow Fulham to hold on for Their second home win of the game.

Source: goal.com


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