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Newcastle1 - 1 Fulham - Fulltime

last updated Monday 08th April 2002, 10:00 PM
Newcastle 1 - 1 Fulham

90 min: It's all over at St James' Park and Fulham return south with a point they have fully deserved.

90 min: Shearer tries to dink the ball through to Jenas and Dyer in the box, but Finnan allows it to loop out of play for a goal kick.

90 min: There will be two minutes of added time.

90 min: O'Brien has hobbled off, with Dabizas replacing him.

90 min: Into the final minute now and Newcastle are calling for a substitute for O'Brien.

89 min: O'Brien has gone down with cramp as the match continues at a hectic pace.

86 min: Dyer tumbles under the challenge of Melville in the Fulham box, but the referee waves away appeals for a penalty.

85 min: Malbranque and Finnan combine well to halt Robert down the left flank.

84 min: The match is being played at a furious pace as both sides look for a winner.

83 min: Shearer, who has had a frustrating night, is pulled up for a foul on Melville as Newcastle look to pump the ball forward.

82 min: Fulham are certainly not settling for a point and they continue to press as we go into the last eight minutes.

80 min: Jenas shoots straight at van der Sar from 20 yards out after a fine flowing move from Newcastle.

78 min: Distin powers in a header from Solano's right-wing free-kick but it's straight at van der Sar.

77 min: GOALLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!! - SAHA. The corner is floated over and flicked on at the front post. Davis drills in a shot which deflects off Saha past a stranded Given.

76 min: Saha forces a corner down the left.

75 min: Davis is teed up 30 yards out but his shot sails high over the Newcastle goal without troubling Given.

74 min: Robert is the first man into the book after sliding in late on Finnan down the Fulham right.

73 min: Davis attempts to break through the middle, but Distin stands firm just inside his own half.

72 min: Dyer and Jenas appear to have swapped positions, with Dyer pushed forward and Jenas playing in central midfield.

71 min: Collins lifts the free-kick in but Newcastle hack clear.

70 min: Dyer is harshly penalised for pulling down Saha 35 yards from the Newcastle goal.

68 min: Jenas looks to have gone into the 'hole' behind Shearer, with the former England skipper ploughing a lone furrow up front.

68 min: Newcastle bring Jenas on for Cort.

67 min: Robert floats the ball over, but it's straight down van der Sar's throat.

66 min: Hughes earns Newcastle a free-kick down the inside right channel just outside the Fulham box. Saha was the man penalised.

65 min: Marlet looks to latch on to a ball over the top from Malbranque, but he has strayed offside and the assistant referee comes to Newcastle's rescue.

64 min: Malbranque looks to break into the Newcastle box but Distin gets across to clear the danger. The ball breaks to Finnan, but he can only divert it out for a throw.

60 min: Dyer powers down the right and floats over a great cross for Cort, but the striker has strayed offside in the centre of the box.

57 min: Malbranque and Davis link up well to lay in Marlet but he loses the ball just as he is looking to shoot from the edge of the box.

56 min: Robert skips through two tackles and shoots from 25 yards. The effort deflects wickedly off Melville, but fortunately for Fulham it sails wide for a corner.

54 min: Saha outpaces his marker and goes one-on-one with Given, but again the Newcastle keeper saves bravely.

54 min: Robert floats over a cross from the left but Shearer's header is off target.

51 min: Cort rises highest to meet Solano's corner, but his header flies just over van der Sar's goal.

50 min: Solano powers down the right flank to latch on to a Shearer knock down and forces a corner.

49 min: Dyer receives a reprimand from the referee after disputing the award of a free-kick to Fulham on half-way.

47 min: Finnan gets clear down the right early in the half, but his cross is headed clear before Given comes and claims the ball under no pressure.

46 min: Newcastle get things underway in the second half.

45 min: Ref blows his whistle for halftime and althought the Whites are 1-0 down they are dominating big chunks of the game. With a little luck Fulham could go home with at least a point.

41 min: Van der Sar flies from goal to punch the ball off of Shearer's head as the Newcastle striker looks to connect with Solano's free-kick.

40 min: Fulham are knocking the ball around nicely, but are struggling to find the final ball to break down Newcastle. This time Malbranque knocks it long, but Legwinski is offside.

39 min: Given is again on hand to claim the ball, this time off the head of Legwinski 12 yards from goal.

37 min: Brevett hoists over a cross from the left but Saha can only divert it out of play for a goal kick.

35 min: Van der Sar is out sharply to deny Cort as he closes in on goal from Solano's through-ball.

34 min: Fulham break down the left and Collins drills in a cross for Marlet. The Frenchman gets past Sylvain Distin but doesn't connect fully and Given claims.

32 min: Saha chests down a hopeful cross from the right, but Legwinski and Malbranque have crossed wires and Newcastle clear.

30 min: Shearer is penalised for a foul on Brevett as he struggles to make an impact on what could be a landmark match in his career.

28 min: Marlet gets clear in the Newcastle box but Given races from goal to narrow the angle and the chance has gone. Rufus Brevett then lauches it over from the left but Sylvain Legwinski shoots off target.

26 min: Shearer forces a corner down the left, but the ball floats out from the flag kick and Fulham get the chance to clear.

25 min: Saha breaks through the Newcastle defence but Given is equal to the task as he dives at the French striker's feet and pushes the ball away.

24 min: Dyer forces a corner down the right as Newcastle continue to press after the goal. The ball bobbles around the Fulham box before Cort heads wide.

21 min: GOAL - DYER. Dyer makes the most of a blunder by Andy Melville to shoot Newcastle in front. The England midfielder broke clear of Melville to coolly slot past van der Sar.

20 min: Gary Speed times his tackle superbly as Steed Malbranque looks to slide in Saha in the middle of the Newcastle box.

18 min: Fulham make progress down the left with a run of three throw ins before handing the initiative back to Newcastle.

17 min: Solano tracks back superbly to bring John Collins' run down the left to a halt. Louis Saha had the chance to power through the middle there, but he opted to pass out wide and the move ended.

15 min: Nolberto Solano crosses from the right to Cort, who heads wide from an unmarked position. The striker had already been flagged offside, though, so even if he had put the ball in the net it wouldn't have counted.

14 min: Kieron Dyer is inches away from latching on to a fine ball over the top.

12 min: Cort flicks on an Elliott through-ball, but Shearer is not on the same wavelength as his strike partner and it trickles through to van der Sar.

11 min: Alain Goma does well to slide in and deny Cort as the big striker looks to work himself some space on the left-hand side of the Fulham box.

10 min: Aaron Hughes floats the ball over from the right and Shearer rises highest to connect, but his header is off target.

9 min: A spell of concerted pressure from the Newcastle strikers earns them a throw right in the corner.

7 min: Sean Davis knocks the ball long over the top and Given is forced to leave his area to head clear as Marlet closes in.

7 min: Shearer looks to link up with Carl Cort 30 yards from the Fulham goal but his through-ball is poor and Edwin van der Sar claims the ball comfortably.

6 min: Newcastle press forward for the first time, but Robert is caught offside.

5 min: Another free-kick for Fulham down the right, but this time Finnan is wasteful and Shay Given claims

3 min: Fulham force a corner down the right from the free-kick but the flag kick is cleared by Newcastle and Robert looks to break down the left.

Fulham line up at St James' Park with Marlet and Saha up front with Hayles dropping to the bench.


Edwin van der Sar(G),

Steve Finnan(D), Andy Melville(D/C), Alain Goma(D/C), Rufus Brevett(D),

Sylvain Legwinski(M), Sean Davis(M), John Collins(M), Steed Malbranque(M/A),

Steve Marlet(A), Louis Saha(A).

Subs: Maik Taylor(G), Jon Taylor (D), Abdeslam Ouaddou(D/C), Bazza Hayles(A), Luis Boa Morte(M/A),
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