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Miller stops Fulham - The People

last updated Sunday 11th February 2001, 9:57 AM
MAGNIFICENT Kevin Miller stood alone to put the brakes on Fulham's headlong charge into the Premiership.

The Barnsley keeper pulled off a string of high-quality saves that earned him a deserved standing ovation from the home fans at the final whistle.

And even the frustrated Fulham players joined in the applause for Miller as they trudged off the Oakwell pitch, dreaming of what might have been.

Strikers, Luis Boa Morte and Louis Saha were a constant threat for the visitors, who might easily have been three ahead in the first quarter.

With three minutes gone, Saha tamely headed straight at Miller from eight yards and then a desperate cover tackle from Lee Jones halted Bjarne Goldbaek before Boa Morte shot against Miller's left-hand post with players unmarked in the middle.

Miller's tale of defiance started on the hour with a superb diving save to keep out a close-range header from Sean Davis.

Rival keeper, Maik Taylor said afterwards: "Kevin is one of the top keepers in the division and he's done extremely well today. He won a point for his side."

Barnsley: *MILLER - 9, Regan 6, O'Callaghan 6, Chettle 8, Barker 6 - Bullock 8, Hayward 6, Ward 7, Neil 6, Jones 6 - Shipperley 7.

Fulham: Taylor 6 - Finnan 6, Melville 7, Symons 7, Trollope 6 - Goldbaek 7, Clark 7, Davis 6, Fernandes (wdrn) 5 - Saha 7, *BOA MORTE 8. Subs: Riedle 7. Ref: J Robinson 5.
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