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Fulham at Home to Bolton - Game Stats

last updated Thursday 11th September 2008, 10:38 PM
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  • Fulham resume hostilities in the Premier League after an absence of three weeks. They are vying for successive home wins, after the 1-0 victory over Arsenal on 23 August.


  • All Fulham and Bolton's league goals this season have come in the first half.


  • Fulham have won their only home league game so far and not conceded a goal.


  • The Cottagers defend an unbeaten home Premier League record against Bolton. Indeed the Trotters have not won a top-flight match against them in London for 56 years.


  • Distance between the clubs: 223 miles (359 kilometres)


  • Fulham have not lost on home soil to Bolton since their 1-4 reverse at third league level on 21 November 1992.


  • The Cottagers have scored more Premier League goals against Bolton than against any other club (21).


  • Won five of the last six in all competitions.


  • Won four of the last five in the Premier League.


  • Bidding for a third successive victory, and third in a row at Craven Cottage (all competitions).


  • Lost half their Premier League games under Roy Hodgson (10 of 20).


  • Had only three points after the first three matches last season.


  • Won only one of their opening 11 league fixtures last term.


  • Managed just one home victory in their last six Premier League matches against North-West clubs; 1-0 against Everton on 16 March 2008.


  • If he scores:-


  • Andy JOHNSON will reach the milestone of 100 career league goals (Birmingham, Crystal Palace, Everton and Fulham).

  • Danny MURPHY needs to double to reach 100 club career goals (Crewe, Liverpool, Charlton, Tottenham and Fulham).

  • If selected:-


  • Andranik TEYMOURIAN will be facing a former club. The 25 year old Iran international midfielder made 30 appearances (20 in the Premier League) and scored four goals (two league) in two seasons for Bolton from August 2006.

  • If on the field from the outset:-
  • Jimmy BULLARD will be making his 250th club career start (Peterborough, Wigan and Fulham).

  • Simon DAVIES will be making his 250th career league start (Peterborough, Tottenham, Everton and Fulham).
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MATCH REFEREE
S. Tanner (Somerset)
  • Bolton have not prevailed away from home against Fulham in the top-flight since a 1-2 success on 11 April 1952.

  • Bolton return to London, where their last three visits have resulted in 1-1 draws, at West Ham, Tottenham and Chelsea.

  • All Fulham and Bolton's league goals this season have come in the first half.

  • Bolton have lost their only away game and not scored.

  • Won only one of the last 10 away games in league and cup.

  • Lost five of the last eight Premier League matches on the road and won just one; 0-1, against Middlesbrough on 19 April 2008.

  • Scored more than a single goal in only one of the last 12 away league games, stretching back to Boxing Day 2007; the 0-2 victory over Reading on 2 February.

  • Hoping to take their total of Premier League wins under Gary Megson into double figures; nine from 31 at the moment.

  • Three goals short of scoring 400 in Premier League history.

  • Failed to score in their last two, or 255 minutes (four hours 15 minutes) of Premier League football since Johan Elmander got their third just before half-time against Stoke at the Reebok on the opening day, 16 August.

  • Not won any of their last nine league trips to London since prevailing 0-1 over Watford at Vicarage Road on 3 February 2007.

  • If he scores:-


  • Matthew TAYLOR will reach 50 club career goals (Luton, Portsmouth and Bolton).

  • If on the field from the outset:-


  • Ricardo GARDNER will be making his 300th career league start - all in Bolton colours.
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HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
FULHAM Draw BOLTON
League 23 18 27
Premier 7 4 3
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HEAD TO HEAD at FULHAM
FULHAM Draw BOLTON
League 16 9 9
Premier 6 1 0
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LAST CORRESPONDING FIXTURE
Craven Cottage on 15-08-2007
Fulham 2 (2) - 1 (1) Bolton
Match Report
Healy 23
Smertin/Cid og 26
Warner, Baird, Bocanegra, Knight, Konchesky, Davies, Smertin, Davis, Bouazza (Dempsey, 80 ), Healy (Kamara, 79 ), McBride Subs not used: Ricardo Batista, Volz, Diop. Jaaskelainen, Hunt, Cid, Meite, Samuel (Michalik, 89 ), Nolan, Speed, McCann (Alonso, 76 ), Anelka, Helguson (Braaten, 72 ), Diouf Subs not used Al Habsi, Sinclair.
Yellow card:
Bocanegra, Konchesky
Yellow card:
Diouf
Red card:
Red card:

Attendance:
21102
Referee:
L Probert (Gloucestershire)
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