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Fulham at Man City: Match Stats

last updated Saturday 11th April 2009, 1:48 PM

Blackburn_logo ManCity_logoMan City

in Premiership
with 38 points

Played 31 games

Highest achievable: 8th
Lowest could fall: 12th
Fulham_logo Fulham_logoFulham

in Premiership
with 34 points

Played 27 games

HHighest achievable: 9th
Lowest could fall: 11th
  • Manchester City are defending their best home winning sequence of the Premier League season; they are looking for a seventh successive victory at Eastlands.

  • City are one point below the Cottagers in the table, despite winning one more game (11 to 10).

  • Won two of the last four league games; failed to win five of the last seven.

  • Down by 11 points on this same stage last season when ninth in the table.

  • Completed the equivalent of a complete season without a goalless draw of 38 matches since ending 0-0 away to Bolton on 22 March last year.

  • Won all nine Premier League matches in which clean sheets have been kept; lost all nine league games in which they have failed to score.

  • Beaten Hull, Wigan, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Sunderland in the last six at Eastlands. It is their longest winning home sequence since reeling off nine successive victories at the start of last season.

  • Not dropped a point at the City of Manchester Stadium since losing 0-1 to Everton on 13 December 2008.

  • The only club without a home draw in this top-flight campaign.

  • Lost their last three league games against London clubs, but all three were away from home.

  • Won two of eight against clubs from the capital in the top division, and only one of seven; 3-0, home to Arsenal on 22 November 2008.

  • The six-match run-in after this includes a visit to the league leaders. The full list is:- WBA (h), Everton (a), Blackburn (h), Manchester United (a), Tottenham (a) and Bolton (h).

  • ROBINHO is the club's top Premier League scorer with 11 goals, but he's yet to find the back of the net in this calendar year.

  • If he scores:-
    Shaun WRIGHT-PHILLIPS will reach the milestone of 50 club career goals (Nottingham Forest, Manchester City and Chelsea).

  • If on the field from the outset:-
    WRIGHT-PHILLIPS will be making his 200th career league start (Nottingham Forest, Manchester City and Chelsea).

  • Richard DUNNE will be making his 400th club career start (Everton and Manchester City).
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City of Manchester Stadium on 26-04-2008
Man City 2 (2) - 3(0) Fulham
Match Report
Ireland 10
Benjani 21
Kamara 70
Murphy 79
Kamara 90
Hart, Elano, Corluka, Michael Ball, Jihai, Vassell (Caicedo, 80 ), Fernandes, Johnson, Petrov, Ireland (Geovanni, 56 ), Benjani
Subs not used: Isaksson, Castillo, Logan.
Keller, Stalteri, Hangeland, Hughes, Konchesky, Davies, Bullard, Murphy, Dempsey, Healy (Kamara, 64 ), McBride (Nevland, 71) Subs not used Warner, Bocanegra, Andreasen.
Yellow card:
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Red card:
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M L Dean (Wirral)
  • Fulham face Man City with one of the worst away records in this league.

  • This mid-table match-up is Roy Hodgson's 50th Premier League match in charge of Fulham.

  • Fulham are looking for consecutive victories on Manchester City turf, having won last season's corresponding fixture 2-3.

  • Distance between the clubs: 208 miles (335 kilometres)

  • Lost three of the last five Premier League matches.

  • The current total of 40 points after 31 games is their best for five years, and 17 points up on this same stage last season.

  • Involved in an unequalled seven goalless draws in this Premier League season.

  • Broke their top-flight duck on the road on their last trip; 1-3 against Bolton on 14 March.

  • Won only three on the road last season, one in 2006-07, and one in 2005-06.

  • Failed to score in nine of the last 11 league games away from Craven Cottage.

  • The three they got against Bolton were the only goals from six trips to the North-West this term, in which only one point has been garnered; courtesy of the 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield on 22 November.

  • Still to play Chelsea on 2 May. The full run-in after this is:- Middlesbrough (a), Stoke (h), Chelsea (a), Aston Villa (h), Newcastle (a) and Everton (h).

  • Mark SCHWARZER is the only remaining player to have been on the field for every minute of every one of Fulham's Premier League matches this season.

  • Simon DAVIES, Aaron HUGHES and Danny MURPHY have also all started every one of Fulham's Premier League matches this term.

  • Andrew JOHNSON is the club's top Premier League scorer with seven goals.

  • If selected:-
    SCHWARZER will be making his 500th apperarance for an English club (Bradford City, Middlesbrough and Fulham).

  • John PANTSIL will be making his 50th English league appearance (West Ham and Fulham).

  • Dickson ETUTU will be facing a former club. The 26 year old midfielder began his professional career with Manchester City making 13 appearances (12 in the league) before moving to Preston in January 2002.
Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

League 14 4 5
Premier 2 2 2

League 21 12 14
Premier 4 6 3

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