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Fulham FC Results

Premier League - Saturday 22nd March 2014, 3:00 PM
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Man City
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Fulham
 
Attendance: 47262
 
Referee: Jonathan Moss
 

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26
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Amorebieta
Yaya Toure pen
26
Goal
 
 
53
Red
Amorebieta
Yaya Toure pen
54
Goal
 
 
55
Sub On
Holtby
 
55
Sub Off
Richardson
 
55
Sub On
Roberts
 
55
Sub Off
Kacaniklic
 
64
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Sidwell
 
65
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Roberts
Yaya Toure
65
Goal
 
Navas
68
Sub On
 
Silva
68
Sub Off
 
Rodwell
77
Sub On
 
Yaya Toure
77
Sub Off
 
Fernandinho
84
Goal
 
Demichelis
88
Goal
 
 
90
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Holtby
 
Match review



Match Report

Manchester City (1) 5 Fulham (0) 0

Premier League - MatchDay 31 at Etihad Stadium

Saturday 22nd March - KO: 15:00

Referee: Jonathan Moss



Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta
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Yaya Toure claimed a hat-trick as title-challenging Manchester City swept aside 10-man strugglers Fulham 5-0 in the Premier League.

Toure struck twice from the penalty spot and curled in a stunning third before Fernandinho and Martin Demichelis completed victory at the rain-sodden Etihad Stadium.

City were not at their best but the result became a certainty after Fernando Amorebieta - who conceded the first penalty - was sent off for hacking down David Silva for the second spot-kick early in the second half.

From then on it became an exercise in damage limitation for Felix Magath's relegation-threatened side but they could do little to keep out Toure's sublime long-range effort and Fernandinho's piledriver.

Demichelis tapped in the fifth, his first City goal, two minutes from time.

Toure's goals made him the third City player to reach 20 goals for the season after Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo, leaving Edin Dzeko, who missed the game through illness, behind on 18.

City rarely got into top gear in the first period although, aside from a couple of Fulham breaks, they were comfortably the stronger side.

Their pressure might have brought them two penalties inside the opening 12 minutes but each time Steve Sidwell, first for handball and then a possible trip on James Milner, escaped punishment.

Match Stats Man City Fulham
Goals (1) 5 (0) 0
 
Scorers Touré pen 26  
  Touré pen 26  
  Touré 65  
  Fernandinho 84  
  Demichelis 88  
Goal attempts 22 6
On target 12 0
Possession 67.6% 32.4%
Corners 13 2
Offsides 0 2
Passes 614 296
Pass Success 89.3% 77.0%
Crosses 29 10
Crosses Success 6.9% 20.0%
Tackles 16 16
Tackles Success 56.3% 68.8%
Saves 0 7
Fouls 8 15
Yellows 0 4
Reds 0 1
source: Sporting Life/Soccernet
Milner had City's first attempt on goal after a cross from Aleksandar Kolarov was blocked and headed towards him invitingly. The England international watched the bounce and struck his shot well but David Stockdale met it with a good save.

Fulham briefly caused a few problems and Kieran Richardson struck a free-kick into the wall.

Former Manchester United player Richardson then went closer to opening the scoring with a powerful left-foot drive that flew just wide after a Cauley Woodrow effort was blocked.

City finally got their penalty after Negredo chased a long ball from Milner and was kicked in the backside by Amorebieta.

Negredo may have made the most of the contact but referee Jonathan Moss gave his decision some thought before pointing to the spot.

Toure made no mistake as he sent the keeper the wrong way after Amorebieta was booked.

Fulham looked for a quick response but Sascha Riether spurned a good chance as he headed over from Richardson's cross.

City might have doubled their lead when the in-form Silva showed great footwork after being played in by Fernandinho and brilliantly lifted the ball over Stockdale, but Amorebieta headed off the line.

Kolarov then rattled the woodwork with a fierce drive, which Stockdale may have got his fingertips to, after being played in on the left by the impressive Milner.

City's next breakthrough came eight minutes into the second half as Milner cleverly slipped Silva through on goal and Amorebieta crudely brought the Spaniard down.

It proved the final act of Amorebieta's eventful afternoon as Moss brandished the red card.

Toure's second spot-kick proved a replica of his first and there was simply no way back for Fulham.

City applied more pressure and Milner shot narrowly over from the edge of the area after cutting onto his left foot following neat work by Silva.

Fulham could do little about Toure's hat-trick goal after Samir Nasri took a short free-kick.

The Ivorian, reprising his Capital One Cup final stunner, took aim from about 25 yards out sent a wonderful curling effort into the tiny gap between the diving Stockdale and the post.

Fulham could have been overwhelmed quickly as Kolarov tested Stockdale with a fierce drive and Milner saw an effort deflected wide after combining with Negredo.

Toure got a standing ovation as he was withdrawn after 77 minutes and Demichelis almost netted as John Heitinga cleared his effort off the line.

The fourth came six minutes from time as a well-worked corner found its way to Fernandinho and the Brazilian smashed home from inside the box.

The pressure continued and Milner shot saved before Demichelis tapped in a rebound after Stockdale blocked from substitute Stevan Jovetic.

Negredo, without a goal since January, might have scored in injury time but missed from close range.

Manchester City: (4-1-4-1) Hart 6; Zabaleta 6, Dimichelis 6, Lescott 6, Kolarov 6; Fernandhino 7; Milner 8, Toure 8.5 (Rodwell 76mins 6), Silva 7.5 (Navas 63mins 6), Nasri 7 (Jovetic 81mins 6); Negredo
Unused subs: Pantilimon, Clichy, Boyata, Stevan

Goals: Toure 26 (pen), 53 (pen), 65, Fernadhino 84, Dimichelis 87

Fulham(4-3-3): Stockdale 5.5; Heitinga 6, Hangeland 6, Amorebieta 4, Riise 5; Riether 6, Kvist 6, Sidwell 6; Kacaniklic 6.5 (Roberts 54mins 6), Woodrow 6.5, (Kasami 83mins 6)Richardson 5.5 (Holtby 54mins 6).
Unused subs: Stekelenburg, Zverotic, Karagounis, Bent

Booked: Amorebieta, Sidwell, Roberts, Holtby

Sent off: Amorebieta 53

Referee: Jon Moss 6

Attendance: 47262





















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