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Fulham vrs Everton: Match Info

last updated Friday 14th March 2008, 10:17 AM
Fulham_logo Fulham_logoFULHAM

in Premiership
with 20 points

Played 29 games

Highest achievable after
Weekend matches: 19th
Lowest could fall: 19th
Everton_logo Everton_logoEVERTON

in Premiership
with 56 points

Played 29 games

Highest achievable after
Weekend matches: 4th
Lowest could fall: 5th
  • Fulham are in desperate trouble, six points off safety, and are making a fifth attempt to notch their 75th all-time Premier League victory, and gain only their second in 10 under Roy Hodgson.
  • Fulham have not beaten a North-West club in 10 since opening their home programme with a maximum over Bolton on 15 August; Everton have not lost in London this term, claiming seven points out of nine.
  • All 13 Premier League fixtures between these clubs have been won by the club playing at home.
  • The Merseysiders have not gained a single point on Fulham turf for over 41 years, since a 0-1 top flight success on 20 August 1966.
  • Picked up one point out of the last 12; the 1-1 draw at Blackburn was their 11th draw of the season, a total equalled only by Liverpool.
  • Won one of 19 (all competitions).
  • Failed to score in five of seven; Jimmy Bullard's last minute equaliser against Blackburn at Ewood Park last Saturday is their only goal in 364 minutes (six hours four minutes) of Premier League football.
  • Not kept a clean sheet in five, and kept one in 19; 0-0, away to Bolton on 29 January.
  • Accumulated 20 points; but always had at least 30 by this stage in this league previously.
  • Only ahead of rock bottom Derby in the table and in four categories; won three (Derby one), dropped 67 points (Derby 77), failed to score in 12 games (Derby in 17) and used 33 players (only the Rams have used more, 34).
  • Lost the lead in 11 matches, and flittered away an unequalled 25 points from winning positions. They were in front against Arsenal (a), Middlesbrough (h), Aston Villa (a), Chelsea (h) and West Ham (a), and went on to lose all five games. No other club has lost as many as five games in which they had the lead.
  • Gained 10 points fewer than their previous lowest to this stage of the season in 2004-05, when they rallied to finish 13th. Had 13 more points going into their 30th fixture last season, from where they only gained six more points.
  • Won one of eight home games (2-1 against Aston Villa on 3 February), and lost four of the last five. Managed just one clean sheet at Craven Cottage (0-0 against Derby on 20 October) and conceded 26 at home, making this the weakest home defence.
  • Successive away fixtures follow this against Newcastle and Derby, before a home clash with Sunderland and visit to Reading.
  • Clint DEMPSEY is Fulham's top scorer with six Premier League goals.
  • Chris BAIRD, Paul KONCHESKY, Elliot OMOZUSI, Moritz VOLZ, Hameur BOUAZZA and Leon ANDREASEN have all been sent off. No club has had more than six players dismissed in Premier League competition this season.
  • If selected:-
  • Brian McBRIDE will be facing the club he was previously on loan to from Columbus Crew. The 35 year old United States international forward made eight league appearances and scored four goals for Everton between January and March 2003.
  • Simon DAVIES will be facing former club mates. The 28 year old Wales international midfielder made 53 appearances (45 in the league) and scored one league goal for the Toffees between May 2005 and his move to Goodison in January this year.
  • Danny MURPHY will be playing two days before turning 31.
League 12 8 19
Premier 6 0 7
Spacer Spacer
League 12 4 3
Premier 6 0 0
Steve Bennett (Orpington, Kent)
  • David Moyes enters his seventh year in charge of Everton, engaged in a head-to-head battle with Liverpool for the fourth Champions League spot. However that may not be enough if Liverpool finish fifth and go to win the Champions League.
  • Moyes began his managerial career at Goodison Park with a 2-1 home league victory over Fulham on 16 March 2002.
  • The Merseysiders, knocked out of the Uefa Cup by Fiorentina on a penalty shoot-out on Wednesday, have won five more matches on their league travels, than the Cottagers have managed in total (eight to three).
  • Everton have failed to score on their last three visits to Craven Cottage.
  • The Toffess have not done the double over Fulham since the 1966-67 season.
  • Unbeaten in 2008; won seven and drawn two since losing 1-4 at home to Arsenal on 29 December - their only loss in 11.
  • Conceded one goal (home to Portsmouth) in 577 minutes (nine hours 37 minutes) of league football.
  • The current tally of 56 points after 29 games is five points more than the previous highest at this stage in 2004-05 when they finished fourth.
  • One short of conceding 800 goals in this league; only Tottenham have shipped more (831).
  • Opened the scoring in 19 matches; only Manchester United have scored the first goal more often (22 times).
  • Third on the "Last Six Form table" with 14 points; trailing Chelsea on goal difference and two points behind leaders Liverpool.
  • Picked up fewer cards than any other club from matches in this league; 33 (three red, 30 yellow).
  • Picked up 27 away points; only Chelsea have picked up more (29).
  • Gained 13 points out of the last available 15 away, and not lost on the road since the 2-1 loss to Manchester United on 23 December. Also kept seven clean sheets on their travels; no club has achieved more.
  • Home to West Ham before the crunch Merseyside derby against Liverpool at Anfield. Then it's home to Derby and away to Birmingham.
  • YAKUBU is Everton's top scorer with 18 goals.
  • YAKUBU is also the clubs' top Premier League marksman with 12.
  • Andy JOHNSON is one short of 100 career league goals (Birmingham, Crystal Palace and Everton).
  • If on the field from the outset:-
  • Tim CAHILL will be making his 100th Premier League start - all for Everton.
  • Tony HIBBERT will be making his 150th Premier League start - all for the Merseysiders.
Craven Cottage on 04-Nov-2006
Fulham (0) 1-0 (0) Everton
Match Report
Jensen 66
Niemi, Rosenior, Knight, Pearce, Queudrue, Boa Morte (Volz, 84 ), Bocanegra, Claus Jensen, Routledge (John, 89 ), McBride (Helguson, 89 ), Radzinski
Subs not used: Lastuvka, Zakuani,
Howard, Neville, Stubbs, Lescott, Yobo, Davies (Beattie, 72 ), Osman, Carsley (Anichebe, 85 ), Cahill, Arteta, Johnson
Subs not used Turner, McFadden, Nuno Valente,
Yellow card:

Yellow card:
Red Card: Red card:
M Atkinson (W. Yorkshire)

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