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Fulham 1-2 Cardiff Prem 06 1314 Daily Star

last updated Sunday 29th September 2013, 9:30 PM
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Fulham (1) 1 Cardiff (1) 2


Michael Jackson has been told to 'Beat It' by Fulham - and Martin Jol could soon be 'History' as well after this shocker.

Removal men took away a statue of the King of Pop from outside Craven Cottage this week - and the van remains on standby for Jol.

There are whispers that new Fulham owner Shahid Khan wants to replace the Dutchman and it could all be too Mutch for him after this.

Cardiff dominated from first to last to end their four-match winless streak. But Fulham are still searching for their first home win in the league since April Fool's Day.

Bryan Ruiz passed a late fitness test to come off the bench and level after Steven Caulker had deservedly put the Bluebirds in front.

But a late show-stopper from Jordon Mutch put Jol's future back in the spotlight - and left fans calling for his head.

Jol said: "I take responsibility. You can't say the players aren't working hard. It's not easy to win games but you have to defend well.

"We've worked hard all season but haven't got the rub of the green. I will always be calm but I hate it when people are getting worried and nervous, especially when they are asking for the manager to quit.

"That is awful because you never know what will happen with a new manager. I don't want to see this club at the bottom of the table."

Cardiff boss Malky Mackay said: "I was delighted with the way we performed from the first minute to the last - 24 attempts at goal away from home is a fantastic statistic. We were disappointed going in level at half-time. We made substitutions to try to win the game and one of them ended up scoring the goal."

The Bluebirds made a dream start as Caulker rose unchallenged to power home a header from a Peter Whittingham corner with only 12 minutes gone.

Fulham had already lost key man Scott Parker to injury by then and the goal just compounded the misery. The visitors were only denied a second when Steve Sidwell cleared Ben Turner's header off the line.

Fulham had to come from behind to beat Everton here in the Capital One Cup in midweek and Pajtim Kasami almost picked out Dimitar Berbatov all alone in front of goal moments later.

David Stockdale had to tip away another header by Turner from a Whittingham free-kick and then hit the outside of the post from the resulting corner.

Giorgos Karagounis tested David Marshall at the other end and Ruiz then beat the Cardiff keeper with a pinpoint shot from 30 yards just before






















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