Saturday 16 October 2004, 3:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Barclays Premier League
Fulham FC
Boa Morte 24', 30'
o.g. Knight 50'; Baros 71'; Alonso 79'; Biscan 90'

24' Goal

Luis Boa Morte

30' Goal

Luis Boa Morte

42' Yellow Card

Adam Green Card was given for a foul

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Collins John
Off:Tomasz Radzinski

50' Own-goal

Zat Knight

71' Goal

Milan Baros

79' Goal

Xabi Alonso

90' Goal

Igor Biscan

47' Yellow Card

Josemi Card was given for a foul

61' Yellow Card

Luis García Card was given for a foul

64' Yellow Card

Djimi Traore Card was given for a foul

77' 2nd Yellow Card

Josemi Card was given for a foul

46' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Xabi Alonso
Off:Salif Diao

88' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Stephen Warnock
Off:Luis García

90' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Igor Biscan
Off:Milan Baros

Liverpool roared back from two goals down to earn a dramatic win at Fulham. Luis Boa Morte put Fulham in command, first sliding in Brian McBride's cross and then running clear to slot in a second from the American's pass.

Milan Baros' shot deflected off Zat Knight for an own goal to cut the lead before Baros levelled from close range.

After Josemi had been sent off for a second booking, substitute Xavi Alonso curled in a free-kick and Igor Biscan rounded off the win in injury time.

Zat Knight breathed an early sigh of relief when he allowed Luis Garcia's aimless cross to drift over his head, only to find John Arne Riise popping up at the far post, but the bounce beat the Norwegian to Knight's relief.

Edwin van der Sar then sprinted from his line to claim to prevent Djibrill Cisse latching on to Garcia's through pass.

Fulham were on the back foot in the early stages and Carlos Bocanegra had to intervene twice in quick succession, first checking Baros with a tackle and then recovering quickly to block the Czech Republic striker's shot.

Fulham then won a free-kick 25 yards out which was tapped sideways for Mark Pembridge to drive a raking shot inches wide of Chris Kirkland's left-hand post.

The home side took advantage of their good spell by taking the lead with a finely-constructed goal on 24 minutes.

Steed Malbranque's cute reverse pass found McBride's run and the American's cross was converted by Boa Morte.

Liverpool came close to equalising on 28 minutes when Riise again got forward to plant a header inches wide from Josemi's cross.

But within seconds Fulham had doubled their lead as the Liverpool defence parted in front of McBride, allowing him to feed Boa Morte who ran clear to finish emphatically past Kirkland.

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez replaced Salif Diao with Alonso at the start of the second half and they got back into the match within three minutes of the restart.

Baros' shot appeared to be going wide until it struck Knight and looped over the stranded van der Sar.

Liverpool were boosted by the goal and it needed three defenders to halt Cisse's thrust at the heart of the Fulham defence.

Cisse then met Baros' corner at the near post and his flicked effort went into the side-netting but Liverpool would not be denied and levelled on 67 minutes.

Van der Sar performed miracles to keep out Garcia's close-range header, but Baros reacted first to slam home the loose ball.

After clawing their way back into the game Liverpool were reduced to 10 men when Josemi's foul on Boa Morte earned him a second yellow card.

But Liverpool made light of it as Alonso completed their comeback with the third on 70 minutes, with a free-kick that deflected off Diop to lift over van der Sar.

Liverpool made the game safe when substitute Igor Biscan rammed home a fourth in injury-time. 

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 16 October 2004
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 21,884

Referee: Steve Bennett


Line-up: Van der Sar; Volz, Knight, Bocanegra, Green; Malbranque, Pembridge, Diop, Boa Morte; McBride, Radzinski (John 75')

Unused substitutes: Crossley, Rehman, McKinlay, Claus Jensen


Line-up: Kirkland; Josemi, Hyypiä, Carragher, Traore; Luis García (Warnock 88'), Diao (Alonso 46'), Hamann, John Arne Riise; Cissé, Baros (Biscan 90')

Unused substitutes: Dudek, Sinama-Pongolle

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Arsenal 9 25
2 Chelsea 8 20
3 Everton 9 19
4 Bolton Wanderers 9 15
5 Middlesbrough 9 14
6 Manchester United 9 14
7 Liverpool 8 13
8 Tottenham Hotspur 8 13
9 Newcastle United 8 12
10 Aston Villa 9 11
11 Charlton Athletic 8 11
12 Manchester City 8 8
13 Portsmouth 7 8
14 Birmingham City 9 8
15 West Bromwich Albion 9 8
16 Fulham 9 8
17 Norwich City 9 6
18 Blackburn Rovers 9 6
19 Southampton 9 5
20 Crystal Palace 9 5
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 1Edwin Van der Sar
  • 2Moritz Volz
  • 6Zat Knight
  • 34Carlos Bocanegra
  • 26Adam Green
  • 4Steed Malbranque
  • 7Mark Pembridge
  • 14Papa Bouba Diop
  • 11Luis Boa Morte
  • 8Brian McBride
  • 17Tomasz Radzinski
  • 12Mark Crossley
  • 21Zesh Rehman
  • Billy McKinlay
  • 16Claus Jensen
  • 17Collins John
Liverpool (4-4-2)
  • 12Chris Kirkland
  • Josemi
  • 4Sami Hyypiä
  • 23Jamie Carragher
  • 32Djimi Traore
  • 10Luis García
  • 40Salif Diao
  • 21Dietmar Hamann
  • 6John Arne Riise
  • 9Djibril Cissé
  • 9Milan Baros
  • 1Jerzy Dudek
  • 3Stephen Warnock
  • Igor Biscan
  • 14Xabi Alonso
  • Florent Sinama-Pongolle