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Fulham v West Brom - Match Information

last updated Friday 20th February 2009, 1:42 PM
Fulham_logo Fulham_logoFulham

10th
in Premiership
with 30 points

Played 24 games

Highest achievable after
Weekend's matches: 8th
Lowest could fall: 12th
Fulham_logo Fulham_logoWest Brom

20th
in Premiership
with 22 points

Played 25 games

Highest achievable after
Weekend's matches: 17th
Lowest could fall: 20th
  • Lost three of five Premier League matches, culminating in Wednesday's tame 3-0 capitulation to high-flying Manchester United at Old Trafford.


  • Won one of seven Premier League games; 3-1, home to Portsmouth on 31 January.


  • 14 points up on their total after 24 games last season; 16 then, 30 now.


  • Conceded the opening goal in nine Premier League games this term; drew two and lost seven.


  • Won five and drawn three of their last eight home league games since losing 1-2 to West Ham on 27 September.


  • Failed to score in just one of the last 11 league games at Craven Cottage; the goalless draw with Sunderland on 18 October.


  • Not scored a league goal against a Midlands club this season; lost 1-0 at West Brom, while the trips to Aston Villa and Stoke were goalless draws.


  • Yet to beat a promoted club this season, having played all three away; lost 2-1 at Hull, 1-0 at West Brom and drew 0-0 with Stoke.


  • Host Swansea after this in an FA Cup fifth round replay on Tuesday.


  • Roy Hodgson's 50th match in charge of Fulham is home to rock bottom West Brom.


  • Aaron HUGHES and Mark SCHWARZER have played every minute of every one of Fulham's Premier League matches this season.


  • Fulham, have lost just once at home and are aiming to take their unbeaten league run at the Cottage into a ninth game.


  • Distance between the clubs: 130 miles (209 kilometres) If selected:-


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


  • Zoltan GERA will be facing a former club. The 29 year old Hungary international made 155 appearances (136 in the league) and scored 25 goals (21 league) for West Brom between July 2004 and his move to Craven Cottage last June.


  • Diomansy KAMARA will also be facing former club mates. The 28 year old Senegal international made 72 appearances (60 in the league) and scored 25 goals (21 league) for the Baggies between July 2005 and his £6m close season move to Fulham.


  • If on the field from the outset:-


  • Chris BAIRD will be making his 100th career league start (Southampton, Walsall, Watford and Fulham).
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HEAD TO HEAD RESULTS
FULHAM Draw West Brom
League 20 13 30
Premier 3 0 0
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HEAD TO HEAD at FULHAM
FULHAM Draw West Brom
League 13 7 11
Premier 3 0 0
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  • Won one of five Premier League matches; 3-0, home to Middlesbrough on 17 January.


  • Conceded the opening goal in a league low 16 of their 25 league games; drew two and lost 14.


  • Completed 22 Premier League matches without a goalless draw; the trip to Bolton on 30 August being the most recent.


  • Ended a run of eight successive away league defeats with a 2-2 draw against Hull in their last away fixture on 31 January.


  • Picked up one point out of 27 on the road since their only away league victory of the season; 0-1 against Middlesbrough at the Riverside on 27 September.


  • Won three of six Premier League matches against London clubs.


  • Lost five successive top-flight matches in London; not claimed three points in the capital since a 1-4 eclipse of Charlton on 19 March 2005.


  • The Cottagers may be half a division higher than the Baggies going into the weekend, but Tony Mowbray's side have scored two more Premier League goals than the West Londoners (24 to 22).


  • Albion have not won in nine on the trot on the road, and have only collected maximum points once away from the Hawthorns.


  • West Brom have not won a league match at the Cottage for 42 years, since a 1-2 top-flight victory on 7 October 1967. They went on to complete the double over the Cottagers that season, and need a victory here to repeat the feat.


  • Scott CARSON is the only remaining player to have been on the field for every minute of every one of West Brom's Premier League matches this season.


  • If selected:-


  • Leon BARNETT will be making his 50th appearance for West Brom.
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LAST CORRESPONDING FIXTURE
Craven Cottage on 11-02-2006
Fulham 6(2) - 1(0) West Brom
Match Report
Helguson 4
Helguson 40
Radzinski 48
Davies 58(og)
John 83
John 90
Campbell 85
Niemi, Volz, Bocanegra, Knight, Bridge, Radzinski, Elliott, Malbranque, Boa Morte, McBride, Helguson (John, 64)
Subs not used: Warner, Legwinski, Goma, Niclas Jensen,
Kuszczak (Hoult, 61 ), Albrechtsen, Davies, Gaardsoe (Martinez, 45 ), Clement, Inamoto, Wallwork, Quashie, Greening, Campbell, Horsfield (Ellington, 45) Subs not used Jan Kozak, Carter,,
Yellow card:
Boa Morte, Helguson, Radzinski
Yellow card:
Martinez, Wallwork
Red card:
None
Red card:
None
Attendance:
21508
Referee:
G Poll (England)

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