Sunday 7 October 2012, 1:30pm at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Barclays Premier League
Southampton
Southampton
2
Jose Fonte 4', 90'
Fulham FC
Fulham
2
o.g. Hooiveld 69'; Richardson 88'
A 90th-minute header by Jose Fonte saw Fulham held to a 2-2 draw at Southampton on Sunday.

4' Goal

Jose Fonte
Assist by Adam Lallana

90' Goal

Jose Fonte
Assist by Daniel Fox

24' Yellow Card

Jos Hooiveld Card was given for a handball

48' Yellow Card

Morgan Schneiderlin Card was given for a foul

65' Yellow Card

Maya Yoshida Card was given for a foul

90'+1 Yellow Card

Jose Fonte Card was given for celebrating in an unsporting manner

8' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Jos Hooiveld
Off:Frazer Richardson

62' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Richard Chaplow
Off:Jason Puncheon

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Guly
Off:Rickie Lambert

69' Own-goal

Jos Hooiveld

88' Goal

Kieran Richardson
Assist by Sascha Riether

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Kieran Richardson
Off:Alexander Kacaniklic

70' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Giorgos Karagounis
Off:Steve Sidwell

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A 90th-minute header by Jose Fonte saw Southampton snatch victory away from Fulham as the two sides played out a pulsating 2-2 draw.

The Whites had looked set to take all three points when substitute Kieran Richardson’s late strike saw Fulham come from behind to lead 2-1 with just a few minutes remaining.

The midfielder, a replacement for Alexander Kačaniklić midway through the second half, fired home Sascha Riether’s cross to leave the vocal 2,400 travelling Fulham dreaming of a win.

But Southampton had other ideas and Fonte grabbed his second of the game late on to snatch a point for the hosts after a foul by Richardson outside the box had won Saints a free-kick.

Trailing to Fonte’s early goal, Fulham were poor in the first half.

But the Whites found their feet in the second period. Steve Sidwell hit a post and Hugo Rodallega forced a brilliant save from Paulo Gazzaniga, before Martin Jol’s men finally drew level in the 69th minute when John Arne Riise’s long-range drive was turned into his own net by Jos Hooiveld.

A draw appeared on the cards, but Richardson struck in the 87th minute with what appeared to be the winner, until Fonte’s late intervention.

Jol made just one change from the side that lost 2-1 to Manchester City last weekend, with Kačaniklić replacing the injured Mladen Petrić. The young Swede lined-up on the left flank, with Rodallega leading the line and Bryan Ruiz tucking in just behind.

Philippe Senderos was named on the substitutes’ bench for the first time this season after his foot injury. He was joined by Richardson, himself back from injury. As expected, Dimitar Berbatov remained absent with a hip problem. Former Fulham man Steven Davis was in Southampton’s starting XI.

Fulham went into the encounter in the knowledge that it was 77 years since we had last won a league game at Southampton. And Jol’s men got off to an awful start, going behind in the fourth minute when a corner from Adam Lallana was met by Fonte whose header looped off Rodallega and in at the far post. Aaron Hughes desperately tried to get back to clear from under the bar, but the ball found its way in.

The Saints were forced into an early change shortly afterwards when Frazer Richardson was stretchered off. He was replaced by Hooiveld.

Fulham’s first attack of note came in the 10th minute. Ruiz won a free-kick on the left. The Costa Rican took the set-play himself and the ball found its way out to Hughes, who saw his effort charged down. Two successive corners then came to nothing.

Rickie Lambert could have made it 2-0 on 17 minutes when he played Jay Rodriguez in down the left. The former Burnley man’s pull-back was perfect for Lambert but his low side-footed effort from 12 yards out flashed just wide of the far post.

At the other end, Hughes headed Damien Duff’s cross onto the roof of the net, before another Saints corner caused problems in the Fulham defence, with Jason Puncheon’s shot from close range being cleared off the line by Riether. Puncheon had the ball in the back of the net from the resulting corner, but referee Mark Clattenburg ruled it out for an apparent foul on Schwarzer, much to Fulham’s relief.

Schwarzer came to Fulham’s rescue in the 40th minute when he got down quickly to keep out Lambert’s powerful drive after the Southampton striker had been found in space on the left of the area by Puncheon.

Fonte then got away with a handball just outside the Southampton box a minute later, before the Whites won yet another corner in stoppage time, with Hughes’ header from Ruiz’s delivery held by Gazzaniga. It was the first time the Southampton stopper had been called into action.

In the second minute of time added on, Hughes’ long ball forward was misjudged by Hooiveld. Rodallega got in behind but, with Gazzaniga racing out of his goal, the Fulham man couldn’t quite get enough on the ball as his toe-poked effort rolled wide.

Fulham’s end to the first half offered some hope at the start of the second but Lambert volleyed over in the 51st minute after ghosting in to the box to meet Puncheon’s cross.

The Whites, though, began to improve and they went close to equalising twice in the space of a minute on the hour mark. Firstly, Ruiz’s free-kick was turned onto the post by Sidwell, before Duff’s cross found Rodallega at the far stick but his header from five yards was brilliantly clawed away by Gazzaniga from under his crossbar.

Five minutes later, Jol made his first change of the afternoon, bringing on Richardson for Kačaniklić. And four minutes later, the Whites were level. Riether’s cross was only cleared as far as Riise. The left-back, 25 yards from goal, hit the ball first time with his left foot. It flew towards goal – but may have been going wide – until Hooiveld stuck out a leg and turned it into his own net.

Before the restart, Giorgos Karagounis was introduced in place of Sidwell.

With just over 10 minutes remaining, Richardson ballooned a Riether cross miles over the bar. But the former Sunderland man was to get on the scoresheet with time running out. Again it was Riether who got down the right and this time the cross was turned home brilliantly by Richardson via the aid of a deflection.

It looked for all the world as though that would win it for Fulham, but as the clock ticked into stoppage time, Daniel Fox’s cross was headed home from close range by Fonte.

There were a few more scares for Fulham in the dying seconds but a pulsating second half finally came to an end with the spoils shared.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Sunday 7 October 2012
Kick-off: 1:30pm

Venue: St Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Attendance: 28,004

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Southampton

Line-up: Gazzaniga; Richardson (Hooiveld 8'), Jose Fonte, Yoshida, Fox; Puncheon (Chaplow 62'), Steven Davis, Schneiderlin, Lallana; Rodriguez; Lambert (Guly 67')

Unused substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Ward-Prowse, Reeves, Mayuka

Manager: Nigel Adkins

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, John Arne Riise; Duff, Baird, Sidwell (Karagounis 70'), Kacaniklic (Richardson 66'); Ruiz; Rodallega

Unused substitutes: Stockdale, Kelly, Senderos, Briggs, Kasami

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Chelsea 7 19
2 Manchester City 7 15
3 Everton 7 14
4 West Bromwich Albion 7 14
5 Arsenal 7 12
6 Manchester United 6 12
7 Tottenham Hotspur 6 11
8 West Ham United 7 11
9 Fulham 7 10
10 Newcastle United 6 9
11 Swansea City 7 8
12 Stoke City 6 7
13 Sunderland 6 7
14 Liverpool 6 5
15 Aston Villa 6 5
16 Wigan Athletic 7 5
17 Southampton 7 4
18 Reading 6 3
19 Norwich City 7 3
20 Queens Park Rangers 7 2
Goals
2
2
Total Shots
14
13
Shots On Target
4
3
Passing Accuracy
74%
83%
Fouls
14
7
Corners
8
8
Offsides
0
0
Bookings
4
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Southampton (4-4-1-1)
  • 12Paulo Gazzaniga
  • 22Frazer Richardson
  • 6Jose Fonte
  • 3Maya Yoshida
  • 13Daniel Fox
  • 42Jason Puncheon
  • 8Steven Davis
  • 4Morgan Schneiderlin
  • 20Adam Lallana
  • 9Jay Rodriguez
  • 7Rickie Lambert
Substitutes
  • 1Kelvin Davis
  • 5Jos Hooiveld
  • 16James Ward-Prowse
  • 21Guly
  • 27Richard Chaplow
  • 29Ben Reeves
  • 24Emmanuel Mayuka
Manager
  • Nigel Adkins
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Substitutes
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 2Stephen Kelly
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 17Matthew Briggs
  • 8Pajtim Kasami
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 15Kieran Richardson
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, Southampton 2, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Southampton 2, Fulham 2.
  • 90'+6' Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+6' Foul by Richard Chaplow (Southampton).
  • 90'+5' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Chris Baird.
  • 90'+5' Attempt blocked. Guly (Southampton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Lallana with a cross.
  • 90'+5' Foul by Kieran Richardson (Fulham).
  • 90'+5' Adam Lallana (Southampton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 90'+4' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Aaron Hughes.
  • 90'+4' Attempt blocked. Guly (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Lallana.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 90'+2' Maya Yoshida (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Jose Fonte (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
  • 90' Goal! Southampton 2, Fulham 2. Jose Fonte (Southampton) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 90' Foul by Kieran Richardson (Fulham).
  • 90' Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 88' Goal! Southampton 1, Fulham 2. Kieran Richardson (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 87' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 87' Foul by Guly (Southampton).
  • 86' Attempt missed. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Adam Lallana with a cross.
  • 85' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Damien Duff.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Chris Baird (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz from a direct free kick.
  • 82' Kieran Richardson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 82' Foul by Maya Yoshida (Southampton).
  • 80' Attempt missed. Kieran Richardson (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 79' Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 79' Guly (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 77' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 77' Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton).
  • 75' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 74' Delay in match Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 73' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 70' Substitution, Fulham. Giorgos Karagounis replaces Steve Sidwell.
  • 69' Own Goal by Jos Hooiveld, Southampton. Southampton 1, Fulham 1.
  • 69' Attempt missed. John Arne Riise (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sascha Riether with a cross.
  • 67' Substitution, Southampton. Guly replaces Rickie Lambert.
  • 67' Attempt missed. Sascha Riether (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
  • 66' Substitution, Fulham. Kieran Richardson replaces Alexander Kacaniklic.
  • 66' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Morgan Schneiderlin.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Hughes with a headed pass.
  • 65' Maya Yoshida (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 65' Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 65' Foul by Maya Yoshida (Southampton).
  • 64' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 64' Foul by Rickie Lambert (Southampton).
  • 62' Substitution, Southampton. Richard Chaplow replaces Jason Puncheon.
  • 61' Foul by Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham).
  • 61' Adam Lallana (Southampton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 61' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.
  • 60' Attempt blocked. Brede Hangeland (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
  • 60' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 60' Foul by Adam Lallana (Southampton).
  • 59' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Maya Yoshida.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Baird with a through ball.
  • 56' Attempt saved. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Fox.
  • 54' Attempt blocked. Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Lallana.
  • 51' Attempt missed. Rickie Lambert (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Morgan Schneiderlin with a cross.
  • 48' Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 48' John Arne Riise (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 48' Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton).
  • 48' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 48' Delay in match John Arne Riise (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • Second Half begins Southampton 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+4' First Half ends, Southampton 1, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+4' Chris Baird (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 45'+4' Foul by Jay Rodriguez (Southampton).
  • 45'+3' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Aaron Hughes.
  • 45'+1' Attempt saved. Aaron Hughes (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a cross.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Adam Lallana.
  • 44' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jos Hooiveld.
  • 42' Attempt blocked. Jason Puncheon (Southampton) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 41' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 41' Foul by Steven Davis (Southampton).
  • 40' Attempt saved. Rickie Lambert (Southampton) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jason Puncheon with a through ball.
  • 27' Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 27' Steven Davis (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 24' Jos Hooiveld (Southampton) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.
  • 24' Hand ball by Jos Hooiveld (Southampton).
  • 22' Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Foul by Jason Puncheon (Southampton).
  • 22' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Aaron Hughes.
  • 22' Jason Puncheon (Southampton) hits the right post with a left footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Jos Hooiveld with a headed pass following a corner.
  • 21' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Aaron Hughes (Fulham) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Damien Duff with a cross following a corner.
  • 19' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Daniel Fox.
  • 18' Attempt blocked. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Damien Duff with a cross.
  • 18' Attempt missed. Rickie Lambert (Southampton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jay Rodriguez.
  • 16' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Morgan Schneiderlin.
  • 13' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 12' Delay in match Adam Lallana (Southampton) because of an injury.
  • 11' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Maya Yoshida.
  • 11' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Rickie Lambert.
  • 10' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 10' Foul by Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton).
  • 8' Substitution, Southampton. Jos Hooiveld replaces Frazer Richardson because of an injury.
  • 8' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 7' Delay in match Frazer Richardson (Southampton) because of an injury.
  • 6' Aaron Hughes (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 6' Foul by Rickie Lambert (Southampton).
  • 4' Goal! Southampton 1, Fulham 0. Jose Fonte (Southampton) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Lallana with a cross following a corner.
  • 4' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Aaron Hughes.
  • 3' Jay Rodriguez (Southampton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 3' Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham).
  • 3' Attempt missed. Rickie Lambert (Southampton) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Fox with a cross following a corner.
  • 2' Corner, Southampton. Conceded by Brede Hangeland.
  • 1' Attempt missed. Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
  • First Half begins.
  • Line-ups are announced and players are warming up.