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Fulham v Middlesbrough: Match info & stats

last updated Friday 15th December 2006, 10:04 AM
Fulham_logo Fulham_logo
13th in Premiership
with 20 points
Position achievable
after MatchDay 18:
Highest 11th - Lowest 16th
  • FULHAM against Middlesbrough is a Monday night mid-table match-up between two clubs who've gained three points from the last 15 on offer. The Cottagers have won one and lost four of their last five, the Teessiders have drawn three and lost two of theirs.
  • Chris Coleman' side go into this round of matches second bottom in the Premiership's "Last Six Current Form" table. They have been consistently inconsistent at home, winning every other of their eight games.
  • These clubs have never met outside the League. This is their 51st meeting and 11th in the Premiership.
  • Lost the last two Premiership matches, but not lost three in a row in 25 outings, since four successive losses between 26 February and 15 March.
Middlesbrough Logo Middlesbrough Logo
15th in Premiership
with 17 points
Position achievable
after MatchDay 18:
Highest 12th - Lowest 17th
  • MIDDLESBROUGH are averaging a point a game this season, which is relegation form if maintained over the entire campaign. They're yet to win away from home under Gareth Southgate.
  • Steve McClaren's last League game in charge of 'Boro was this corresponding fixture at the end of last season. Heidar Helguson's penalty separated the sides, even though McClaren fielded a below strength outfit ahead of the Uefa Cup final. This time around the fixture is a clash between the second youngest (Southgate) and third youngest (Coleman) managers in the highest League.
  • The Teessiders have only taken points off Fulham once in the Premiership in London. They won 0-2 on 25 August 2004, courtesy of goals from Mark Viduka and Szilard Nemeth.
  • Won one of the last six Premiership matches, and two of nine.
  • Failed to score in three of the last four top flight outings.
  • Managed just three clean sheets all season, winning two and drawing one.
  • Recorded one shut-out in 12 League games, and none in six.
  • Completed 29 top flight matches since a victory by more than a single goal since the 6-1 home victory over West Brom on 11 February.
  • Conceded the opening goal in 11 top tier encounters this term.
  • Shipped seven goals in the first quarter (22 minutes) of Premiership matches this season, and gone in at half time all square in 10 of their 17 League fixtures.
  • Failed to score in every other of the last six home League matches (0-2-0-1-0-2-?)
  • Three successive London derbies follow this, home to West Ham before Christmas, and away to Charlton and Chelsea after Christmas before a home clash with Watford on New Years Day.
  • McBRIDE is Fulham's leading scorer, with four goals.
  • Only Liam ROSENIOR has been on the field for every minute of every one of Fulham's Premiership matches this season.
  • Franck QUEUDRUE made 199 appearances and scored 12 goals for Middlesbrough (11 goals in 150 Premiership appearances) in five seasons from October 2001.
  • Deputy keeper Mark CROSSLEY is also a former Middlesbrough player.
  • Mark PEMBRIDGE needs one more appearance to total 400 in his English League career (Luton, Derby, Sheffield Wednesday, Everton and Fulham).
  • If he figures, NICLAS JENSEN will be making his 50th Premiership appearance (Manchester City and Fulham).
  • If on the field from the outset, Ian PEARCE will be making his 50th Premiership start in Fulham colours.
  • If selected in the 11, Tomasz RADZINSKI will be making his 150th start for an English club (Everton and Fulham).
  • If he appears, Moritz VOLZ will be making his 100th League appearance for the Cottagers.
  • Won one of the last eight Premiership matches.
  • Scored one goal in each of their last four League outings.
  • Failed to score three of the last eight top flight encounters.
  • Scored more than a single goal in one of 16 games in all competitions.
  • On the longest current run in the Premiership since scoring more than a single goal of nine games.
  • Lost eight League games so far, and on the lowest points return to this equivalent stage in six seasons. In 2000-01, 'Boro accumulated just 11 points after 17 games, and 14 after 18. The current tally is 17 after 17.
  • One of five clubs still searching for a first away victory from this Premiership season.
  • Without an away League victory in 12 attempts. Drawn five and lost seven (drawn three, lost five this season), since beating Manchester City 0-1 at the City of Manchester Stadium on 2 April.
  • Middlesbrough players have been shown more yellow cards in Premiership matches than any other club (37).
  • A home match with Charlton remains before Christmas. Two away matches follow post-Christmas, to Everton on Boxing Day and Blackburn on the following Saturday. Sheffield United will visit the Riverside on New Years Day.
  • Aiyegbeni YAKUBU is Middlesbrough's top scorer with five goals - all in the Premiership.
  • Goalkeeper Mark SCHWARZER is the only player to have been on the field for every minute of Middlesbrough's Premiership matches this season.
  • If he participates, defender Andrew DAVIES will be playing the day after his 22nd birthday.
  • When he next plays from the outset, Chris RIGGOTT will be making his 100th start for the Riversiders.
  • Suspended: Emanuel POGATETZ
Craven Cottage on 07 May 2006
Fulham (0) 1-0 (0) Middlesbrough
Match Report
Helguson pen 84  
Niemi, Volz, Bocanegra, Christanval, Rosenior, Bridge, Diop, Brown, Malbranque, McBride (Radzinski, 70 ), John (Helguson, 56)
Subs not used: Crossley,Goma,Elliott,
Turnbull, Davies, Bates, Wheater, Taylor, Morrison, Kennedy (Cooper, 85 ), Cattermole, Christie (Walker, 62 ), Graham (Craddock, 81 ), Johnson
Subs not used Knight,McMahon,
Bookings: Bookings: Graham
Attendance: 22434 Referee: M R Halsey (Lancashire)
League 13 3 9
Premier 4 0 1
League 20 4 23
Premier 4 2 4







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