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Fulham v Derby: Match Info

last updated Thursday 18th October 2007, 9:42 PM

18th in Premiership
with 7 points

Played 9 games

Highest achievable after
Saturday's matches: 11th
Lowest could fall: 20th
  • Fulham are on the longest current winless run in the highest league of seven games; they are anxious to avoid the 100th defeat in their Premier League history, two days before the 48th birthday of manager Lawrie Sanchez.

  • Fulham have lost only one of nine home league meetings with Derby since 1952.


20th in Premiership
with 5 points

Played 9 games

Highest realistically achievable after
Saturday's matches: 17th
Lowest could fall: 20th
  • Derby have gained all five of their points from home matches, and are desperate to stem the flow of five successive league defeats on the road with no goals scored and 17 conceded.

  • Derby travel in search of their first maximum on Fulham turf in 38 years, since a 0-1 triumph on 2 April 1969.

  • Not won in six in all competitions; drawn four and lost two since defeating Shrewsbury 0-1 at the New Meadow in the second round of the Carling Cup on 28 September.

  • Pressing for a first win in eight Premier League matches, having picked up just four points from the last available 21.

  • Completed 59 Premier League games since a win by more than a single goal (6-1, home to West Brom on 11 February 2006). That is the longest current such run by any club in this league.

  • Still the strongest first half team in the Premier League.

  • Squandered an unrivalled 13 Premier League points from winning positions this term.

  • Gained six fewer points at this same stage than Chris Coleman's side 12 months ago.

  • On the longest current winless home run in the highest league of four games; drawn two and lost two at the Cottage since their only league victory of the season (home or away), 2-1 over Bolton on 15 August.

  • Kept just one clean sheet in 13 home Premier League outings; the 1-0 win over Liverpool on 5 May.

  • The 0-2 loss to Portsmouth last time out was the first time they had failed to score in a league game at Craven Cottage since New Years Day.

  • Crucial matches away to Sunderland and home to Reading follow this game, before a trip to Liverpool on 10 November.

  • Clint DEMPSEY and David HEALY are Fulham's joint top scorers with three goals each; only DEMPSEY'S are all Premier League goals.

  • If he plays:-

  • Antti NIEMI will be making his 150th English league appearance (Southampton and Fulham).
Craven Cottage on 25-08-2001
Fulham(0) 0-0 (0) Derby
Match Report

Van der Sar, Finnan, Brevett, Melville, Malbranque, Collins (Harley, 67 ), Goldbaek (Legwinski, 66 ), Davis, Goma (Symons, 15 ), Saha, Hayles Subs not used: Maik Taylor, Betsy, Oakes, O'Neil, Boertien, Riggott, Higginbotham, Mawene (Murray, 84 ), Seth Johnson, Powell, Burley, Burton, Christie (Kinkladze, 37) Subs not used Grant, Morris, Daino,
Yellow card:
Goldbaek, Saha

Yellow card:
Burley, Kinkladze, Higginbotham
Red card:
Red card:

M Dean (The Wirral)
  • Picked up one point from three games since their only Premier League maximum and clean sheet of the season; 1-0, home to Newcastle on 17 September.

  • On the longest run in the Premier League of eight matches, since scoring more than a single goal in a game; the 2-2 opening day draw, home to Portsmouth on 11 August.

  • Scored the fewest goals in the Premier League this season; five, at one every 162 minutes (two hours 42 minutes) on average.

  • Let in the most Premier League goals so far this term; 22 at one every 37 minutes on average. Of the 22, five have been in the first 15 minutes of matches, and five in the last quarter-hour.

  • Failed to score in an unequalled total of five Premier League matches.

  • One of eight clubs still searching for a first away win in the Premier League this season.

  • Lost their last seven away league games (Premier League and Championship).

  • Marvin Robinson scored their last away goal in the Premier League. He equalised in the 1-1 draw against Sunderland on 11 May 2002.

  • Not won an away match in the Premier League since defeating Bolton 1-3 on 16 March 2002.

  • Matthew OAKLEY and Kenny MILLER are Derby's joint top scorers with two each of the Rams' five Premier League goals.

  • If selected:-

  • Dean LEACOCK will be making his 50th appearance in Rams' colours. He started his career at Fulham in August 2001 and moved to Derby for £400k in August 2006 after making 12 first team appearances.
League 10 8 4
Premier 0 1 0
League 13 14 17
Premier 1 1 0

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