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Fulham 1 - Manchester City 2

FA Barclays Premier League

Craven Cottage

29/9/12

Attendance: 25, 698

Referee: Mark Halsey

Fulham
1 - 2
Manchester City
Petric 10′ (pen)
 
Aguero 43′ Dzeko 87'
 
Venue: Craven Cottage
 
Attendance: 25, 698
The Teams
01 Schwarzer
 
 
 
01 Hart
 
 
03 Riise
 
 
 
04 Kompany
 
 
05 Hangeland
 
 
 
05 Zabaleta
 
 
06 Baird
 
 
 
22 Clichy
 
 
18 Hughes
 
 
 
33 Nastasic
 
 
27 Riether
 
 
 
14 Garcia
 
 
87'
07 Sidwell
 
 
 
18 Barry
 
 
77'
16 Duff
 
 
83'
 
21 Silva
 
 
10 Petric
 
 
66'
 
42 Y Toure
 
 
11 Ruiz
 
 
 
16 Aguero
 
 
20 Rodallega
 
 
 
32 Tevez
 
 
65'
Substitutes
13 Stockdale
 
 
 
30 Pantilimon
 
 
02 Kelly
 
 
 
06 Lescott
 
 
17 Briggs
 
 
 
13 Kolarov
 
 
40 Smith
 
 
 
07 Milner
 
 
08 Kasami
 
 
 
08 Nasri
 
 
77'
14 Karagounis
 
 
83'
 
10 Dzeko
 
 
87'
31 Kacaniklic
 
 
66'
 
45 Balotelli
 
 
65'
Game Statistics
7
Goal Attempts
21
3
On Target
7
2
Corners
4
1
Offside
2
8
Fouls
12
0
Yellow Cards
1
39
%
61
Comments...
Johnny On The Spot: What a travesty it would have been had a conservative Fulham taken anything from this game. Gifted a lead through more pisspoor Premier League refereeing, they proceeded to park the bus at regular intervals whilst City wrestled with the demons that have seen The Blue Juggernaut miss gears thus far this season...Various radars appeared to still be off in the early stages but through sheer tenacity and hard work The Citizens passed their way back into this game with the type of quickfire pass and move that has become this squad's trademark...Tevez and Silva in particular put in immense shifts which were ultimately rewarded with Fulham finally being throttled into submission by Dzeko's fine strike off the back of City starting to flow again at last...This constitutes a timely and crucial win which will serve as a terrific shot in the arm across Planet Blue.




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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 29 2012

Time: 4:55PM

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Fantastic performance, if not for Halsey disgracing himself for the second week running we might have won by more of a margin. Silva looked close to his best today.
StuMCFC
Total dominance. The only thing that took the shine off was Halsey's early gift to Fulham. That was never a penalty, but we'll just have to be happy that it didn't cost us come the final whistle.
fifthcolumnblue
 

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