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Fulham vrs West Ham: Match Info

last updated Friday 11th January 2008, 10:20 AM
west_ham_logo west_ham_logoWEST HAM
in Premiership
with 29 points

Played 20 games

Highest achievable after
Weekend's matches: 10th
Lowest could fall: 10th
Fulham_logo Fulham_logoFULHAM

in Premiership
with 15 points

Played 21 games

Highest achievable after
Weekend's matches: 17th
Lowest could fall: 19th
  • West Ham play their first home league game since beating Manchester United 2-1 on 29 December.

  • Alan Curbishley's side have scored only three more league goals than the Cottagers, yet they find themselves in the top half, nine places and 14 points better off, having won four times as many games (eight to two). 

  • Fulham have not won any of their last 12 London league derbies; drawing eight and losing four since beating Arsenal 2-1 at Craven Cottage on 29 November 2006. They have lost the last two and conceded seven goals in the process.

  • Drew their FA Cup third round tie, home to Manchester City, 0-0 last time out, and registered one win in four league and cup outings.

  • The current total of 29 points after 20 games is their best return since the 2000-01 season, and 11 points more than were accrued by this equivalent stage last season.

  • Their 20 games have yielded 44 goals (25 for, 19 against). At 2.2, it's the lowest goals per game average in the highest league.

  • Lost only one match against a bottom-half club (v Newcastle), and won six of 11 fixtures against clubs currently in the lower half of the table.

  • Lost only one of the last six home league games; 0-2, against Everton on 15 December.

  • Kept just one clean sheet in Premier League matches at Upton Park; 3-0 against Middlesbrough on 15 September.

  • Back-to-back away fixtures against Manchester City follow this, the FA Cup replay before the league match. A home clash against Liverpool is also scheduled before the end of the month.

  • Dean ASHTON is West Ham's top scorer with five goals.

  • ASHTON and BOWYER are the Hammers' joint top Premier League marksmen with four goals a piece.

  • The club's Premier League goalscorers list is predominately comprised of English players (eight of 11).

  • None of four penalties awarded against West Ham in the Premier League this season have been converted, and Robert GREEN has been in goal for all four.

  • Matthew UPSON and GREEN are the only remaining players to have been on the field for every minute of every one of West Ham's Premier League matches this season.

  • BOWYER is a double shy of 50 career Premier League goals (Leeds, Newcastle and West Ham).

  • Nol SOLANO needs a hat-trick to total 50 Premier League goals (Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham).

  • If selected:-

  • GREEN will be keeping goal for West Ham for the 50th time.

  • James COLLINS will be making his 100th career league appearance (Cardiff and West Ham).

  • George McCARTNEY will be making his 100th career Premier League appearance (Sunderland and West Ham).

  • Luis BOA MORTE will be facing a former club. The 30 year old Portugal international made 250 appearances (205 in the league) and scored 54 goals (44 league) for Fulham between June 2000 and his £5m move to Upton Park in January 2007. 
Boleyn Ground on 13-Jan-2007
West Ham (1) 3-3 (1) Fulham
Match Report
Zamora 28
Benayoun 46
Benayoun 64
Radzinski 16
McBride 59
Christanval 90
Carroll, Dailly, Collins (Spector, 11 ), Gabbidon (Newton, 81 ), McCartney, Benayoun, Reo-Coker, Quashie, Boa Morte, Cole, Tevez (Zamora, 13(sent off 76))

Subs not used: Green,Mullins.
Lastuvka, Rosenior, Christanval, Bocanegra, Queudrue, Routledge, Volz, Brown, Radzinski, McBride, Helguson (Montella, 67)

Subs not used Warner, Runstrom, Pearce, Omozusi.
Yellow card:
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Red card:Zamora
Red card:

G Poll (England)
  • Fulham, the Premier League's draw specialists, are on the longest current run in the Premier League without an away win of 27 matches, and desperately need a first victory under Roy Hodgson to stand any chance of clawing their way out of the relegation zone.

  • Fulham have not won any of their last 12 London league derbies; drawing eight and losing four since beating Arsenal 2-1 at Craven Cottage on 29 November 2006. They have lost the last two and conceded seven goals in the process.

  • Lost their first match under Roy Hodgson, 1-2 home to Chelsea, and drew the second, 2-2, home to Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup.

  • The current total of 15 points after 21 games is their lowest ever to this stage of a Premier League season, six points fewer than the previous lowest in 2004-05 when they were 15th, and ended the season in 13th place.

  • Had 26 points at this stage last season, when 11th in the table.

  • Dropped 48 points; only Derby have dropped more (56).

  • Kept just two Premier League clean sheets, against Chelsea (a) and Derby (h) - both goalless. Only Sunderland and Derby have also managed just two shut-outs. Also, one goal short of conceding 38 goals, the total they let in from the entire 38 Premier League matches last term.

  • Won only one match of the 10 in which they have opened the scoring; 3-1, home to Reading.

  • Drawn three and lost seven of their 10 fixtures against clubs currently in the top-half.

  • Squandered more Premier League points from winning positions than any other club (22) and lost more matches than any other club in which they held the advantage (four); Arsenal (a), Middlesbrough (h), Aston Villa (a), Chelsea (h).

  • One of six clubs still without an away win in the Premier League. On the longest current streak of 27 matches without an away victory, picking up 12 points from a possible 81 since the 1-2 defeat of Newcastle at St James' Park on 9 September 2006. They have won two of the last 48 league games away from Craven Cottage.

  • The FA Cup replay away to Bristol Rovers follows this, before another London Premier League derby, home to Arsenal, and an away game against Bolton.

  • Clint DEMPSEY is Fulham's top scorer with six Premier League goals.

  • If selected:-

  • David HEALY will be making his 300th English league appearance (Manchester United, Port Vale, Preston, Norwich, Leeds and Fulham).

  • Hameur BOUAZZA will be making his 50th Premier League appearance (Watford and Fulham).

  • Moritz VOLZ will be making his 150th club career appearance (Arsenal, Wimbledon and Fulham).

  • Paul KONCHESKY will be facing a former club. The 26 year old defender made 70 appearances (59 in the league) and scored two goals (one league) in two years for West Ham from July 2005.

  • Ian PEARCE will be facing former clubmates. The 33 year old defender made 163 appearances (142 in the league) and scored 10 goals (nine league) for the Hammers between September 1997 and January 2004.
Mike Riley (Leeds, West Yorkshire)
League 19 8 8
Premier 1 2 1
League 30 16 24
Premier 4 3 1

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