Thursday 3 November 2011, 8:05pm at Craven Cottage, London
UEFA Europa League
Fulham FC
Fulham
4
Duff 5'; Johnson 30', 57'; Sidwell 79'
Wisla Krakow
1
Kirm 9'
Fulham win 4-1 against Wisla Krakow.

5' Goal

Damien Duff

30' Goal

Andrew Johnson

57' Goal

Andrew Johnson

79' Goal

Steve Sidwell

43' Yellow Card

Bobby Zamora Card was given for dissent

65' Yellow Card

Dickson Etuhu Card was given for a foul

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steve Sidwell
Off:Danny Murphy

71' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kerim Frei
Off:Bobby Zamora

75' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Pajtim Kasami
Off:Andrew Johnson

9' Goal

Andraz Kirm

44' Yellow Card

Kew Jaliens Card was given for a foul

56' Yellow Card

Dragan Paljic Card was given for a foul

66' Yellow Card

Junior Diaz Card was given for a foul

59' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ivica Iliev
Off:Daniel Brud

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Tsvetan Genkov
Off:Lukasz Gargula

87' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marko Jovanovic
Off:Dudu Biton

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Fulham wasted little time in stamping their authority on proceedings when, after just two minutes, Damien Duff stung the palms of Sergei Pareiko when he cut in from the right side of the Wisla penalty area and tried his luck from 18 yards.

That chance proved to be a precursor for what was to follow just minutes later. Bobby Zamora and Andrew Johnson combined well, allowing Johnson to sprint clear and square the ball for Duff who made no mistake with a well taken finish.

But the Fulham lead was short-lived as Andraz Kirm’s shot deflected twice en route to the back of Mark Schwarzer’s net on nine minutes. In reply, Andrew Johnson had the ball in the net shortly after the restart; however his effort was ruled out for offside. Nonetheless, the Fulham striker continued to pressure his opponents and created confusion in the Wilsa defence when he dispossessed Kew Jaliens in a dangerous area and fired a ball across goal.

As the first-half progressed Wisla began growing in confidence, with Andraz Kirm in particular looking lively going forward. Fulham soon regained the advantage and it was through a spectacular volley from Andrew Johnson in the 30th minute. Following a spell of Fulham pressure, the ball fell to Danny Murphy in a wide position – the Captain’s low delivery into the area found Johnson, whose fiercely struck volley blazed past a helpless Pareiko.

A mazy run from Clint Dempsey culminated in the American international attempting an audacious chip, which just clipped the top of the Wisla goal frame just before the interval. 

Wisla made a good start to the second-half, putting the Fulham back line under pressure almost immediately. A cutting Fulham counter-attack on 52 minutes saw Bobby Zamora demonstrate good strength to hold off his marker before handing the shooting opportunity to Damien Duff, whose shot was well held by Pareiko.

Fulham further extended their lead with a goal straight from the training ground on 57 minutes. Having won a free-kick in a dangerous position, Danny Murphy rolled a pass into the feet of Zamora whose layoff foundJohnson in behind the Wisla defence. The Fulham striker took his total for the evening to two with a delicate chip over Pareiko from close range.

The goal appeared to break the spirit of the Wisla players, as Fulham were subsequently afforded more time and space. Danny Murphy made way for Steve Sidwell just after the hour mark, rounding off a typically influential performance from the skipper.

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Fulham's final two changes of the game for Fulham saw Kerim Frei replace Bobby Zamora and Pajtim Kasami come on in place of Andrew Johnson. 

Steve Sidwell made it four for Fulham on 79 minutes after his header was well saved by Pareiko, only for Sidwell to follow up and lash the ball home from two yards. 

The Whites continued to maintain control of proceedings into the closing stages – restricting Wisla to speculative long range efforts.  

Match Information

Competition: UEFA Europa League

Date: Thursday 3 November 2011
Kick-off: 8:05pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 20,319

Referee: Halis Ozkahya

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Kelly, Baird, Hangeland, John Arne Riise; Duff, Etuhu, Murphy (Sidwell 62'), Dempsey; Johnson (Kasami 75'), Zamora (Frei 71')

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Grygera, Briggs, Gecov

Manager: Martin Jol

Wisla Krakow

Line-up: Pareiko; Lamey, Jaliens, Brud (Iliev 59'), Junior Diaz; Wilk, Núñez; Paljic, Gargula (Genkov 60'), Kirm; Dudu Biton (Jovanovic 87')

Unused substitutes: Kurto, Czekaj, Jirsák, Boguski

Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 2Stephen Kelly
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 20Dickson Etuhu
  • 13Danny Murphy
  • 23Clint Dempsey
  • 8Andrew Johnson
  • 25Bobby Zamora
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 26Zdenek Grygera
  • 28Matthew Briggs
  • 4Steve Sidwell
  • 10Pajtim Kasami
  • 15Marcel Gecov
  • 21Kerim Frei
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Wisla Krakow (4-2-3-1)
  • 25Sergei Pareiko
  • 31Michael Lamey
  • 2Kew Jaliens
  • 17Daniel Brud
  • 15Junior Diaz
  • 28Cezary Wilk
  • 11Gervasio Núñez
  • 13Dragan Paljic
  • 10Lukasz Gargula
  • 17Andraz Kirm
  • 20Dudu Biton
Substitutes
  • 12Filip Kurto
  • 22Marko Jovanovic
  • 33Michal Czekaj
  • 16Tomás Jirsák
  • 8Tsvetan Genkov
  • 9Rafal Boguski
  • 77Ivica Iliev