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Fulham v Middlesbrough: Match Info

last updated Friday 17th August 2007, 4:30 PM
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FULHAM

Last season: 16th 39 points
  • Fulham will equal their best start to a Premier League season if they beat Boro.

  • Gained a first win of the season midweek by defeating Bolton 2-1 at home, after losing 2-1 at Arsenal in their opening match.

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Middlesbrough_logoMIDDLESBROUGH

Last season: 7th 56 points
  • Middlesbrough have lost their first two matches of a Premier League season for the third time in their history. They last suffered such a fate in 2003, but two years earlier they failed to pick up a point from the first four fixtures.

  • Gareth Southgate's 50th match in charge of Middlesbrough.

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  • Lost one of their first five Premier League matches last season.

  • Not won by more than a single goal in 52 Premier League matches, since defeating West Brom 6-1 at home on 11 February 2006.

  • David HEALY has scored two of Fulham's three goals so far. One was the quickest in this Premier League season so far, timed at 52 seconds (against Arsenal).

  • If on the field from the outset:- Brian McBRIDE will be making his 100th start in a Fulham shirt.
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LAST CORRESPONDING FIXTURE
Craven Cottage on 18 Dec 2006
Fulham (2) 2-1 (0) Middlesbrough
Match Report
Helguson 12 pen,
McBride 35
Viduka 74

Niemi, Rosenior, Christanval, Knight, Queudrue, Routledge, Brown, Volz, Radzinski (Bocanegra, 70 ), McBride, Helguson
Subs not used: Lastuvka, Runstrom, Zakuani, Niclas Jensen.
Schwarzer, Parnaby (Wheater, 88), Davies, Taylor, Arca (Cattermole, 46 ), Riggott, Morrison (Johnson, 73 ), Downing, Boateng, Yakubu, Viduka
Subs not used Jones, Christie.
Yellow card:

Yellow card:

Red card:

Red card:

Attendance:
17000
Referee:
M L Dean (Wirral)
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MATCH REFEREE
  • One of three clubs to have suffered successive defeats so far in this Premier League campaign; the others are Bolton and Tottenham.

  • Lost 1-2, home to Blackburn and 1-0, away to Wigan.

  • One of five clubs without a Premier League point so far. Aston Villa and West Ham have played just one match.

  • Won only one of the first seven Premier League matches last season.

  • Won one of their last eight away league games; 0-1 at Wigan on 5 May.

  • Victory would take their all-time tally of Premier League wins away from home to 50.

  • The north-east derby, home to Newcastle, follows this on Sunday, 26 August.
  • Stewart DOWNING has scored Middlesbrough's only goal so far.

  • Last season, only YAKUBU and Mark VIDUKA scored more than two Premier League goals for Middlesbrough.

  • If he plays:-
    Robert HUTH will be participating on his 23rd birthday.
    Andrew TAYLOR will be making his 50th Premier League appearance for the Teessiders.
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HEAD TO HEAD at FULHAM
FULHAM Draw BORO
League 14 3 9
Premier 5 0 1
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HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
FULHAM Draw BORO
League 21 7 24
Premier 5 2 5

























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