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Fulham away at Everton: Match Info

last updated Thursday 06th December 2007, 4:37 PM
 
Everton logo Everton logoEVERTON
9th
in Premiership
with 24 points

Played 15 games


Highest achievable after
Weekend's matches: 7th
Lowest could fall: 9th
 
 Fulham_logo  Fulham_logoFULHAM

14th
in Premiership
with 13 points

Played 15 games


Highest achievable after
Weekend's matches: 12th
Lowest could fall: 18th
  • Undefeated in nine in all competitions; won seven and drawn two in league and cup.


  • Unbeaten in five Premier League matches; won three and drawn two since losing 1-2, home to Liverpool on 20 October.


  • The best behaved Premier League club with just 16 cards shown (two red, 14 yellow).


  • The most lethal side in stoppage time of Premier League matches when an unequalled five goals have been scored.


  • The third strongest "first half" club in the Premier League.


  • Won five of their last eight Premier League matches against London clubs, and the last three in a row at home; against Arsenal, Fulham and Charlton.


  • Failed to score in one of the last 16 Premier League matches at Goodison Park; the 0-1 loss to Manchester United on 15 September.


  • Kept one clean sheet in seven home league matches; the 2-0 win over Middlesbrough on 30 September.


  • This match precedes a Carling Cup quarter-final at West Ham, and the pre-Christmas league fixtures away to West Ham and Manchester United, separated by a Uefa Cup tie away to AZ Alkmaar.


  • Tim CAHILL and YAKUBU are Everton's joint top scorers with six goals each.


  • YAKUBU is the clubs' top Premier League marksman with five.


  • YAKUBU is one of 12 players contributing to the Everton Premier League goal tally. Theirs is the longest goalscorers list in the highest league so far this season.


  • James McFADDEN is now just one shy of 50 club career goals.


  • If selected:-


  • Tim HOWARD will be making his 50th Premier League appearance in an Everton goalkeepers' jersey.


  • Phil JAGIELKA will be making his 50th career Premier League appearance (Sheffield United and Everton).


  • If on the field from the outset:-


  • CAHILL will be making his 300th start in English league football (Millwall and Everton).


  • Everton are defending a 100% home Premier League record against Fulham, and have not dropped a point in 14 top-flight games against the Cottagers at Goodison Park, since being held to a goalless draw on 5 September 1959.
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Goodison Park on 06-April-2007
Everton (3) 4-1 (1) Fulham
Match Report
Carsley 25,
Stubbs 34,
Vaughan 45,
Anichebe 80
Bocanegra 22
Howard, Hibbert, Yobo, Stubbs, Lescott, Osman, Carsley, Neville, Arteta (Naysmith, 82 ), Vaughan (Anichebe, 78 ), Johnson (Beattie, 82)
Subs not used: Ruddy,McFadden
Niemi, Volz, Knight, Bocanegra, Rosenior, Routledge, Davies, Brown, Smertin, Radzinski (John, 60(Helguson, 71 )), McBride
Subs not used Lastuvka, Christanval, Dempsey
Yellow card:

Yellow card:
Red card:
Red card:

Attendance:
35612
Referee:
D Gallagher(Oxfordshire)
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  • Won one of 12 in all competitions, and one point from a last possible nine.

  • Won three of 20 league matches under Lawrie Sanchez, and four of 32 in 2007. The 3-1 home victory over Reading on 3 November is their only maximum in 13.

  • Failed to score in five of the last eight league outings, and kept one clean sheet in seven.

  • The current tally of 13 points after 15 matches is their lowest ever to this stage of a Premier League campaign.

  • Conceded 79% of their league goals in the second half; 19 of 24.

  • Cannot close out games. Lost the lead eight times in league matches this season and beaten in three games in which they held the lead; against Arsenal (a), Middlesbrough (h) and Aston Villa (a). Dropped 17 Premier League points from winning positions. Only Spurs have an inferior record, having squandered 19 points in similar fashion.

  • Yet to beat a top-half club. Drawn three and lost five of their seven fixtures against clubs currently in the top 10.

  • The Premier League's draw specialists; seven of 15.

  • One of seven clubs still without an away win in the Premier League. On the longest current streak of 24 matches without an away victory, picking up 11 points from a possible 72 since the 1-2 defeat of Newcastle at St James' Park on 9 September last year. They have won two of the last 45 league games away from Craven Cottage.

  • This is the second of back-to-back league fixtures in the north-west; following Monday's 2-0 loss at Manchester United. After this come pre-Christmas home clashes with Newcastle and Wigan.

  • Clint DEMPSEY and David HEALY are Fulham's joint top scorers with four goals each; only DEMPSEY'S are all Premier League goals.

  • Fulham have used more players than any other club in Premier League competition so far this season; 26.

  • If selected:-

  • Antti NIEMI will be keeping goal for a 50th time in a Premier League game for Fulham.

  • Diomansy KAMARA will be making his 100th English league appearance (Portsmouth, West Brom and Fulham).

  • Brian McBRIDE will be facing the club he was previously on loan to from Columbus Crew. The 35 year old United States international forward made eight league appearances and scored four goals for Everton between January and March 2003.

  • Simon DAVIES will be facing former club mates. The 28 year old Wales international midfielder made 53 appearances (45 in the league) and scored one league goal for the Toffees between May 2005 and his move to Goodison in January this year.

  • Fulham have not managed to score more than a single goal in Premier League matches at Goodison. They have lost two by a 3-1 margin and last season's by four goals to one.
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MATCH REFEREE
Steve Bennett (Orpington, Kent)
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HEAD TO HEAD at EVERTON
EVERTON Draw FULHAM
League 15 4 0
Premier 6 0 0
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HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
EVERTON Draw FULHAM
League 18 8 12
Premier 6 0 6










































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