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Fulham v Sheff Utd - Stato

last updated Friday 25th August 2006, 7:52 AM

 

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Fulham
Last season: 12th 48 points
This season: 18th 1 point

  • FULHAM and top flight newcomers Sheffield United engage in their first ever Premiership clash.
  • A 90th minute penalty converted by Jimmy Bullard salvaged a first point of the season for Chris Coleman's Cottagers, home to Bolton on Wednesday night. But they need at least a draw from this game to avoid repeating last season - their worst ever start to a Premiership campaign.
  • The last time these two clubs were in the same division together they drew both contests 1-1 in 2000-01 (second League level).Took four matches to record their first victory last season.
  • The 1-0 home win over Everton on 27 August was Fulham's only maximum in their first nine Premiership fixtures last term.
  • The opening day goalless home draw with Birmingham was the Cottagers only point from the first three matches 12 months ago.
  • Undefeated in the last four home Premiership games.
  • Won three and drawn one at Craven Cottage since the 1-3 loss to Portsmouth on April Fools Day.
  • 41 of their 48 points last season were picked up on home turf.
  • Scored in each of the last six at the Thames-side venue, and failed to find the net in only one of the last 19 home Premiership games.
  • If he participates, Franck QUEUDRUE will be playing on the eve of his 28th birthday.
  • If involved from the outset, Heider HELGUSON will be making his 150th career League start (Watford and Fulham).
  • Should he play, NICLAS JENSEN will be making his 50th career appearance in the Premiership (Manchester City and Fulham).
  • If he plays, Michael BROWN will be facing his former club.
  • Mark PEMBRIDGE needs one more appearance to total 400 in his League career.

LAST CORRESPONDING FIXTURE: - 04 February 2001
Fulham 1-1 Sheff Utd

 

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SHEFFIELD UNITED
Last season: 2nd Championship
This season: 15th 1 point

  • SHEFFIELD UNITED will have Neil Warnock back on the touchline for this trip to Craven Cottage. The Blades boss has served his ban (four of the six match sentence were suspended), and now the Sheffield born 57 year old can operate from the technical area, as the third oldest manager in the Premiership pits his wits against the third youngest in 36 year old Coleman.
  • This is Warnock's 350th competitive match in charge of the Bramall Lane club, who are still seeking a first victory on their return to the top tier.
  • The Blades won their last away top flight contest against Fulham 0-1 on 13 March 1968.
  • One of nine clubs without a win in the top League.
  • Held Liverpool to a 1-1 home draw on the opening day, then lost 2-0 at Tottenham on Tuesday night.
  • Therefore seeking a first win and a first point away from home on their return to the big time.
  • Bagged only three points after the first three games in each of their two previous Premier League campaigns (1992-93 and 1993-94).
  • Paul IFILL needs to score just once to total 50 career League goals (Millwall and Sheffield United).
  • If he plays, Chris MORGAN will be making his 300th career League appearance (Barnsley and Sheffield United).

HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
Fulham Draw Sheff Utd
League 18 12 22
Premier 0 0 0
HEAD TO HEAD at Fulham
Fulham Draw Sheff Utd
League 13 6 7
Premier 0 0 0

 

 

 

 

 

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