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Southampton v Fulham Match Stats

last updated Friday 25th October 2002, 12:48 PM


Barclaycard Premiership - Southampton v Fulham

14.00 - 27/10/2002

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Head to Head


Stadium: St Mary's

Played 10 - 12th in Prem on 13 pts
Manager: Gordon Strachan (Oct '01)

Games: 43 - W 33%, D 32%, L 35%
  • 4 wins in last 11 League and Cup games
  • Won 3 of last 6 Premiership matches
  • Drawn 4 of last 11 in all competitions
  • 2 draws in last 4 top flight encounters
  • Lost 3 of last 10 confrontations
  • 1 defeat in last 6 top division duels
  • Failed to score in 4 of last 11 contests
  • Failed to find the net in 2 of the last 5 League clashes
  • 4 clean sheets in last 11
  • Managed 4 clean sheets in last 6 top tier League outings
  • WON LAST 3 - 2 Prem, 1 WC
  • 5 UNDEFEATED - 4 Prem, 1 WC [3 wins, 2 draws]
  • UNBEATEN AT HOME - 5 Prem, 1 WC [3 wins, 3 draws]
  • NOT CONCEDED IN 3 HOME LEAGUE GAMES [280 mins / 4 hrs 40 secs]
  • CLEAN SHEETS: 5 Premiership: 5 :
  • FAILED TO SCORE: 4 Premiership: 4 :
  • RED CARDS: 3 Premiership: 3 :
  • Won last three matches:-
    02 Oct Tranmere WC H 6-1 W
    05 Oct Man C Prem H 2-0 W
    21 Oct A Villa Prem A 1-0 W

  • One of two clubs to have drawn most Premiership matches (4). The other is Chelsea.
  • Drawn most home matches in the Premiership (3).
  • One of five clubs with an unbeaten home top flight record. The others are Arsenal, Everton, Liverpool and Middlesbrough.
  • One of two clubs to have conceded fewest home Premiership goals (1). The other is Man Utd.
  • Players been shown more red cards in Premiership matches than any other club (3).
  • Involved in more Premier League goalless stalemates than any other club (2)
  • Monday's 0-1 win at Aston Villa was Southampton's third on the trot after the 6-1 thrashing of Tranmere in the Worthington Cup and 2-0 success over Manchester City in their most recent game at St Mary's.
  • Gordon Strachan's side are unbeaten in five League and Cup encounters and are yet to end up on the losing side at St Mary's after three victories and two draws from the four
  • Strachan may feel somewhat restrained in the touchline technical area, after a warning from the FA this week about his conduct.
  • If Southampton win, they will then have accumulated 16 points - their highest tally ever after the first eleven games of a Premier League season.
  • Brett ORMEROD is a double strike away from 50 career League goals.
  • If he plays, Anders SVENSSON will be making his 50th appearance for Southampton.
  • If involved, Joe TESSEM will be making his 100th appearance for the Saints.
  • If named in the eleven, Marian PAHARS will be making his 100th League start for the Saints.
  • Ormerod 5 (2 Lge, 3 LC), Fernandes 2(1 Lge, 1 LC)

  • Last Seasons Top Scorers:
  • Pahars 15, Beattie 14.
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Fulham FC - (The Cottagers)

Stadium: The Cottage on Loftus Road

Played 10 - 8th in Prem on 15 points

: Jean Tigana (Jul 2000)

Games 120, W48%, D29%, L23%
  • 4 wins in last 9 League and Cup games
  • Won 3 of last 7 Premiership matches
  • Drawn 3 of last 6 in all competitions
  • 1 draw in last 4 top flight encounters
  • Lost 2 of last 9 confrontations
  • 2 defeats in last 7 top division duels
  • Failed to score in 4 of last 10 contests
  • Failed to find the net in 3 of the last 5 League clashes
  • 4 clean sheets in last 8
  • Managed 3 clean sheets in last 6 top tier League outings
  • CLEAN SHEETS: 8 Premiership: 3 :
  • FAILED TO SCORE: 5 Premiership: 4 :
  • RED CARDS: 1 Premiership: 1 :
  • Been awarded four penalties in Premiership matches this season. Only Liverpool have been awarded that many. Fulham have converted three, Liverpool two.
  • Fulham have recorded one win in six games, five of which have been in the Premiership. Defeat here would see the Saints leapfrog them in the Premiership table.
  • This will be their first away game after four at home in which they drew with Hadjuk Split, beat Charlton 1-0, held Manchester United but could have won had Malbrangue converted the delayed penalty due to Barthez' gamesmanship and lost midweek to a 90th minute Paulo Di Canio penalty when defender Zat Knight was sent off.
  • If on the field at kick off, Alain GOMA will be making his 100th start for English clubs.
  • If named in the eleven, Barry HAYLES will be making his 200th club career start.
  • If involved at the opening whistle, Andy MELVILLE will be making his 150th start for Fulham.
  • Marlet - 6(3 Lge 3 Euro), Junichi Inamoto 6(2 lge, 4 Intertoto),
  • Also: Sylvain Legwinski 5(3 lge, 2 Intertoto), Malbranque - 3(1 Lge 2 Euro), Davis/Hayles/Saha/Sava - 2

  • Last Seasons Top Scorers:
    Hayles - 12, Malbranque - 10, Marlet/Saha - 9
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Head to Head

  • The Cottagers are yet to beat Southampton in the top flight and travel to Hampshire in search of their first away win over the Saints in 67 years.
  • The spoils were shared in last season's corresponding fixture with two early goals. Steve Marlet capitalised when Saints keeper Paul Jones made a hash of a routine clearance. Rory Delap equalised with a moment of sheer brilliance, controlling the ball, then firing home with a crisp right foot volley.
  • That draw was the first ever Premiership meeting between Southampton and Fulham at St Mary's and first League meeting at Southampton in 25 years.
  • The Saints hold a 14 match unbeaten home League run against the Cottagers, 11 of which have been won.
  • Fulham's only League maximum in 24 visits to Southampton was 1-2 in the former Second Division on 26 October, 1935.
  • The last player to bag a hat trick in this identical fixture was Frank Dudley. He scored three of Southampton's goals in the 5-3 victory on 27 December, 1952 in the former Second Division.
  • Southampton have failed to score just once in a League game with Fulham. That was the goalless draw at the Dell on 21 December, 1974 in the old Second Division.

  • Match report - Southampton v Fulham - Premiership 30th Mar 2002

  • Previous results between the two clubs

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Matchday Referee: Mark Halsey - Welwyn Garden City

Mark Halsey enjoyed a fairly meteoric rise to the Premier League referees list having only taken up the profession in the 1988/89 season. The 41-year-old self-employed driver - or white van man - caught the refereeing bug in the Hertfordshire County League, before joining the football league as a linesman in 1993.

Halsey came into the Premiership with a reputation as a lover of injury time. He was in charge of the 1998/99 Division Two play-off final in which Manchester City scored in the 95th minute to equalise with Gillingham, before winning the match on penalties.

His first season in the top flight was relatively controversy free, averaging 3.1 bookings per game in the 16 matches he took charge of. Since then, Halsey has become one of the league's most respected referees and took charge of over 20 matches last season.

(Ed. In his 5 games so far this season Mr. Halsey is issuing yellows at a slower rate than last season. His last Fulham game was the 3-2 home win over Spurs in September when he tried his hardest to avoid giving us a penalty. Last season he reffed Fulham at home against Spurs, Blackburn and West Ham booking Finnan, Malbranque, and Marlet and Melville, the last three all in the Blackburn game.)

Mr. Halsey's score sheet Average Premiership Referee score sheet
Total Match
Total Match
Games 21 16
Fouls 612 29.14 472 29.81
Penalties 5 0.24 3 0.19
Yellow cards 64 3.05 49 3.07
Red Cards 4 0.19 3 0.19
Fouls per Yellow 9.6   9.7  
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