Portsmouth 0-1 Fulham: The Greatest Of Great Escapes
11 May 2008
Only five months earlier, even the most die-hard Fulham fan could be forgiven for accepting that this season would end in relegation. But after four wins from the final five league games, including three in a row away from home (a first for Fulham in the Premier League), the unthinkable and seemingly impossible had happened.
Fulham's final game of the season was against Portsmouth at Fratton Park, and we went into the match knowing a win would keep us up. With relegation rivals Reading and Birmingham City both winning and our game deadlocked at 0-0, it didn't look good. But up stepped Danny Murphy in the 78th minute to score and secure Premier League safety for Fulham, earning himself hero status in the process.
Following a fantastic second half of the campaign led by new Fulham manager Roy Hodgson, this rollercoaster ride of a season was over: the Great Escape was complete.