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Fulham vrs Sunderland - Match Data

last updated Friday 17th October 2008, 8:54 AM
Fulham_logo Fulham_logoFULHAM

in Premiership
with 6 points

Played 6 games

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Weekend's matches: 11th
Lowest could fall: 19th
Sunderland_logo Sunderland_logoSUNDERLAND

in Premiership
with 8 points

Played 7 games

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Weekend's matches: 9th
Lowest could fall: 17th
  • This Roy Hodgson's 25th league match in charge of the Cottagers.

  • Fulham take on Sunderland in danger of suffering a fourth successive Premier League defeat, which would be their worst run under Roy Hodgson.

  • This match pits the Premier League's second and third bluntest attacks against each other, and in Sunderland, Fulham take on the most profligate side in the top-flight, with seven points dropped from winning positions.

  • This is the 49th competitive meeting of Fulham and Sunderland.

  • There has not been a goalless draw between these clubs in 27 league and cup meetings. No goals were scored in either of their league meetings in 1952 (at Fulham in April, and at Sunderland in October).

  • Distance between the clubs, who were both formed in 1879: 290 miles (467 kilometres)

  • 1. Lost the last three Premier League matches; not lost four in a row since between 26 February and 15 March 2006, when Chris Coleman was in charge.

  • 2. Averaging a point a game (six in six).

  • 3. Completed 20 league games since a goalless draw; the most recent being away to Bolton on 29 January 2008.

  • 4. Won two league games so far and lost four, all by a single goal.

  • 5. Sunderland were one of nine clubs to leave Craven Cottage with all three points last season.

  • 6. Gained one point from a possible 18 against North-East clubs in 2008; the 1-1 draw, away to Sunderland on 27 October 2007.

  • 7. Not beaten a North-East club since the 2-1 home victory over Newcastle on 3 February 2007; lost the three subsequent home fixtures against clubs from the region.

  • If he scores:-
  • Andy JOHNSON will reach the milestone of 100 career league goals (Birmingham, Crystal Palace and Everton).

  • Danny MURPHY will reach the milestone of 100 club career goals (Crewe, Liverpool, Charlton, Tottenham and Fulham).

  • If selected:-
  • Clint DEMPSEY will be making his 50th league appearance - all in Fulham colours.

Craven Cottageon 05-04-2008
Fulham 1 (0) - 3(1) Sunderland
Match Report

Keller, Stalteri (Dempsey, 62 ), Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky, Davies, Andreasen (Healy, 57 ), Murphy, Bullard, McBride, Kamara (Bouazza, 72) Subs not used: Warner, Bocanegra, Gordon, Bardsley, Evans, Nosworthy, Collins, Carlos Edwards (Chopra, 46 ), Whitehead, Reid, Richardson (Leadbitter, 57 ), Murphy (O'Donovan, 87 ), Jones Subs not used Fulop, Higginbotham
Yellow card:
Andreason, McBride.
Yellow card:
Red card:
Red card:
M Halsey (Lancashire)
  • Victory for the Wearsiders would be their 25th away from home in Premier League history.

  • It would also bring Sunderland's Premier League points total under Roy Keane to 50.

  • Sunderland gained their first Premier League points and recorded their first top-flight win at Craven Cottage in 56 years when they won 1-3 on their most recent visit in April.

  • Distance between the clubs, who were both formed in 1879: 290 miles (467 kilometres) Sunderland are making the longest journey of any Premier League club this weekend.

  • 1. Won one of the last five Premier League matches; 2-0, home to Middlesbrough on 20 September.

  • 2. Eight points after the first seven fixtures is on a par with their performance last season.

  • 3. Need one more victory to equal their total of wins on the road last term when they returned with maximum points from Aston Villa and Fulham only.

  • 4. Won their last two league visits to London after 14 successive losses.

  • 5. Four of the six Premier League goals scored by Sunderland players this season have come in the last 10 minutes.

  • 6. Four of those six goals were scored by substitutes.

  • 7. This match precedes the North-East derby, home to Newcastle on Saturday, 25 October.

  • If he scores:-
  • David CONNOLLY will total 100 goals in his league career (Watford, Wolves, Wimbledon, West Ham, Leicester, Wigan and Sunderland).

  • If selected:-
  • Daryl MURPHY and Nyron NOSWORHY will be making their 100th appearances in Sunderland colours.

  • George McCARTNEY will be making his 200th career league appearance (Sunderland and West Ham).

  • Nick COLGAN will be keeping goal in his 250th English and Scottish league game (Chelsea, Brentford, Reading, Hibernian, Stockport, Barnsley, Dundee United and Wigan).

  • Steed MALBRANQUE will be facing a former club. The 28 year old French midfielder made 211 appearances (172 in the league) and scored 44 goals (32 league) for Fulham between August 2001 and August 2006.

  • If on the field from the outset:-
  • El-Hadji DIOUF will be making his 150th English league start (Liverpool, Bolton and Sunderland).
Keith Stroud (Hampshire)
League 13 12 19
Premier 4 2 2
League 9 4 9
Premier 3 0 1
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