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Fulham at Portsmouth: Match Info

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PORTSMOUTH
4th in Premiership
with 19 points
Position achievable
after MatchDay 12:
Highest 3rd - Lowest 7th
  • PORTSMOUTH have made their best ever start to a Premiership season, despite their heaviest defeat of this League campaign last Saturday, when they went down 3-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford. But back-to-backs defeats for the second time in this top flight campaign, would see opponents Fulham level on points with Harry Redknapp's top four outfit.
  • An unsurpassed six Premiership clean sheets has been the foundation for Pompey's impressive points return. But they've not managed a shut-out in three League games, having started the campaign with five in a row.
  • Pompey have bagged seven of the nine Premiership points available at Fratton Park against Fulham, and are bidding to beat the Cottagers for the third time in succession on home turf.
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FULHAM
9th in Premiership
with 16 points
Position achievable
after MatchDay 12:
Highest 4th - Lowest 11th
  • FULHAM are coming off a 1-0 home win over Everton, and go to the south coast aiming to complete back-to-back victories for the second time in this Premiership season. Victory would give them 19 points, a tally they have never had previously after the first dozen games of a Premier League season.
  • Portsmouth are yet to register a home League draw, whereas the Londoners have finished level in each of the last three on their Premiership travels.
  • The Cottagers have never won a top flight match at Portsmouth in their history.
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  • One point outside the top three, but a massive nine points off the pace.
  • Lost five of the last seven in all competitions.
  • Conceded three goals in two of the last three in League and Cup, and scored three in the game in between.
  • Lost four of the last six Premiership matches.
  • Need three more points to total 50 since the return of manager Harry Redknapp.
  • Holding a 100% record when scoring first in the Premiership (won six of six).
  • Won all four League games in which they held the lead at half time.
  • Lost only one home League game this season, and conceded only two goals in the five League encounters at Fratton Park.
  • This is the first of two home Premiership games against opposition from the home counties. After this, Watford visit Fratton Park, before Pompey have successive away fixtures against Newcastle and Liverpool.
  • Gary O'NEIL scored three of Portsmouth's four goals against Fulham in last season's two Premiership fixtures. If he plays in this game he'll be making his 150th League appearance for Portsmouth.
  • If they participate, Andrew COLE and Sean DAVIS will be playing against their former club.
  • Nwankwo KANU is Portsmouth's leading scorer with seven goals. They are all Premiership goals, which makes him the highest scorer in the highest League, one ahead of Andrew Johnson of Everton.
  • Goalkeeper David JAMES is set to make his 105rd consecutive Premiership appearance (Manchester City and Portsmouth). The next goal to beat him will be the 500th he's conceded in the Premier League - more than any other keeper.
  • JAMES is the only remaining player to have been on the field for every minute of every one of Portsmouth's Premiership matches.
  • Tresor Lomana LUALUA needs a hat trick to total 50 goals in English club football (Colchester, Newcastle and Portsmouth).
  • When next selected in the 11, David THOMPSON will be making his 150th career League start.
  • The last three Premiership matches have resulted in a draw, a loss and a win in that order.
  • Managed just one clean sheet in six Premiership games (1-0 against Everton last Saturday).
  • Holding a 100% record in top tier encounters in which Fulham have opened the scoring (won three of three).
  • Gained more Premiership points from a losing position than any other club, with the exception of Arsenal. All have effectively picked up six points from matches in which they were trailing (won at Newcastle, and drew home to Bolton, and away to Watford and Aston Villa).
  • Conceded the opening goal in seven Premiership matches. Only West Ham has gone behind from the kick off more often - eight times.
  • Fulham's 11 top League games have generated 27 goals (12 for, 15 against). Only Manchester United's games have yielded more goals (31, 26 for and five against).
  • Scored more goals in the closing 10 minutes of Premiership games than any other club (five).
  • Conceded 10 goals away from home in the Premiership. Only Manchester City also have double figures in the "goals against" column (14).
  • This is the first of two away League games for Fulham. After this they visit Manchester City, before entertaining Reading and Arsenal.
  • Brian McBRIDE is Fulham's leading scorer, with three goals.
  • Mark PEMBRIDGE needs one more appearance to total 400 in his English League career (Luton, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Everton and Fulham).
  • Four players, Antti NIEMI, Ian PEARCE, Franck QUEUDRUE and Liam ROSENIOR have been on the field for every minute of every one of Fulham's Premiership matches this season.
  • If he figures, NICLAS JENSEN will be making his 50th Premiership appearance (Manchester City and Fulham).
  • Should he be selected, CLAUS JENSEN will be making his 150th career Premiership appearance (Charlton and Fulham).
HEAD TO HEAD at PORTSMOUTH
Portsmouth Draw Fulham
League 11 7 4
Premier 2 1 0
HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
Portsmouth Draw Fulham
League 20 14 10
Premier 3 1 2
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LAST SEASON'S CORRESPONDING FIXTURE 31 December 2005

Portsmouth 1-0 Fulham
Source BBC Sport

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