Wednesday 30 January 2013, 8:00pm at Craven Cottage, London
Barclays Premier League
Fulham FC
Fulham
3
Berbatov 10'; Rodallega 49'; o.g. O'Brien 90'+1
West Ham United
West Ham United
1
Nolan 48'
Goals from Dimitar Berbatov and Hugo Rodallega and a Joey O'Brien own goal earned Fulham a vital 3-1 win over West Ham United.

10' Goal

Dimitar Berbatov
Assist by Dimitar Berbatov

49' Goal

Hugo Rodallega
Assist by Damien Duff

90'+1 Own-goal

Joey O'Brien

32' Yellow Card

Steve Sidwell Card was given for a foul

58' Yellow Card

Sascha Riether Card was given for a foul

66' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Chris Baird
Off:Giorgos Karagounis

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ashkan Dejagah
Off:Bryan Ruiz

76' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Mladen Petric
Off:Dimitar Berbatov

48' Goal

Kevin Nolan
Assist by Mark Noble

56' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Carlton Cole
Off:Marouane Chamakh

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matthew Taylor
Off:Guy Demel

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Andy Carroll
Off:Joe Cole

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Goals from Dimitar Berbatov, Hugo Rodallega and an own goal by Joey O'Brien earned Fulham a vital 3-1 win over West Ham United.

The Whites deservedly led at the break through birthday boy Dimitar Berbatov’s 10th-minute header.

But West Ham levelled just three minutes after the restart when Kevin Nolan latched onto a quickly taken free-kick by Mark Noble to fire home.

However, the Whites regained their lead less than 60 seconds later when Rodallega met Damien Duff’s cross to head home.

With time running out, substitute Mladen Petric turned the ball over the line via O'Brien from close range after Jussi Jaaskelainen could only parry Rodallega’s shot as the Whites secured a vital three points against their London rivals.

Martin Jol made three changes from the side that lost 4-1 at Manchester United in the Fourth Round of the FA Cup with Budweiser on Saturday. In came Philippe Senderos, Giorgos Karagounis and Rodallega, with Aaron Hughes and Chris Baird dropping down to the bench. There was no place in the matchday squad for Alexander Kačaniklić.

New loan signing Emmanuel Frimpong was amongst the substitutes, where he was joined by Simon Davies, the Welshman making his first appearance in a First Team squad this season.

With both sets of fans in good voice, the match started at a frantic pace on a windy old night on the banks of the Thames. The first real effort on goal, though, came in the seventh minute, with Bryan Ruiz’s left-footed drive from 20 yards stinging the hands of Jaaskelainen after a rampaging run from Karagounis.

Three minutes later, Fulham were in front. Rodallega won a free-kick off Winston Reid and Duff’s delivery was met at the back stick, via the head of Ruiz, by Berbatov, who nodded home from just a couple of yards out. West Ham appeals for offside were waved away.

Rodallega saw an effort from just outside the box fly five yards wide on 18 minutes after West Ham had played the ball straight to him, while, at the other end, Sascha Riether did well to prevent a dangerous Joe Cole cross from reaching Matt Jarvis at the far post.

Jarvis headed a Guy Demel cross well over on 25 minutes, before Nolan nodded a Mohamed Diame delivery wide on the half-hour mark after arriving at the near post. Steve Sidwell then went into the book after a late challenge on Diame.

Fulham were denied a quick breakaway when Demel appeared to hold back Rodallega. Referee Chris Foy surprisingly ignored Fulham protests. On 39 minutes, Jaaskelainen saved at the feet of Rodallga as the Fulham man looked to get on the end of a clever scooped pass from Ruiz.

Berbatov, celebrating his 32nd birthday, almost doubled his and Fulham’s tally two minutes before the break. The Bulgarian picked up the ball on the left-hand side of the pitch and burst forward. With Cole nipping at his heels, Berbatov took aim and saw his effort fizz inches wide of Jaaskelainen’s right-hand post. It was to be the final noteworthy action of the opening 45 minutes.

The Hammers came flying out of the blocks at the start of the second half and they were level on 48 minutes. After Ruiz had fouled Diame, the quickly taken free-kick by Noble down the left channel caught the Fulham defence napping and Nolan nipped in to steer home.

But instead of being rocked by the setback, almost immediately Fulham got themselves back in front when Rodallega beat Jaaskelainen to a teasing cross from Duff to head home.

West Ham made a change on 55 minutes, replacing the ineffective Marouane Chamakh with Carlton Cole, a player with a fine goalscoring record against the Whites. Riether then went into the book on 58 minutes for catching the powerful Diame.

On the hour mark, the stretching Brede Hangeland was inches away from turning home a whipped free-kick to the back stick by Karagounis, before Nolan hit an effort straight at Mark Schwarzer after Ruiz had lost possession on the edge of the box.

The Whites made a double substitution on 65 minutes, with Baird coming on for Karagounis and Ashkan Dejagah replacing Ruiz. Nolan then went inches away from levelling after twisting past Senderos but seeing his shot flash just wide of the far post, while an effort by Berbatov with the outside of his foot wasn’t far away on 72 minutes.

After pulling up with an apparent injury, Berbatov was replaced on 75 minutes by Petric, before West Ham substitute Andy Carroll’s first involvement was to test Schwarzer with a left-footed drive from just outside the box.

The Whites could have put the game to bed with 10 minutes to go. Sidwell robbed Diame in midfield, allowing Rodallega to break. The Colombian fed Petric, who shot straight at Jaaskelainen.

But Petric made amends late on to make sure of the win. Riether had cut inside before finding Rodallega, whose shot was parried away by Jaaskelainen. With the ball heading towards the byline, Petric nipped in and saw his shot clip O'Brien and cross the line.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Wednesday 30 January 2013
Kick-off: 8:00pm

Venue: Craven Cottage, London
Attendance: 24,791

Referee: Chris Foy

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise; Duff, Sidwell, Karagounis (Baird 66'), Rodallega; Ruiz (Dejagah 67'); Berbatov (Petric 76')

Unused substitutes: Etheridge, Hughes, Frimpong, Davies

Manager: Martin Jol

West Ham United

Line-up: Jääskeläinen; Demel (Taylor 67'), Tomkins, Reid, O'Brien; Noble, Diamé, Nolan; Joe Cole (Carroll 76'), Chamakh (Carlton Cole 56'), Jarvis

Unused substitutes: Henderson, Pogatetz, O'Neil, Vaz Te

Manager: Sam Allardyce

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester United 24 59
2 Manchester City 24 52
3 Chelsea 24 46
4 Tottenham Hotspur 24 42
5 Everton 24 41
6 Arsenal 24 38
7 Liverpool 24 35
8 Swansea City 24 34
9 West Bromwich Albion 24 34
10 Stoke City 24 30
11 Sunderland 24 29
12 Fulham 24 28
13 West Ham United 24 27
14 Norwich City 24 27
15 Newcastle United 24 24
16 Southampton 24 23
17 Reading 24 20
18 Wigan Athletic 24 20
19 Aston Villa 24 20
20 Queens Park Rangers 24 16
Goals
3
1
Total Shots
18
12
Shots On Target
5
4
Passing Accuracy
73%
76%
Fouls
8
11
Corners
2
8
Offsides
2
2
Bookings
2
0
Sending Offs
0
0
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 11Bryan Ruiz
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
Substitutes
  • 38Neil Etheridge
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 12Emmanuel Frimpong
  • 24Ashkan Dejagah
  • 29Simon Davies
  • 10Mladen Petric
Manager
  • Martin Jol
West Ham United (4-3-3)
  • 22Jussi Jääskeläinen
  • 20Guy Demel
  • 5James Tomkins
  • 2Winston Reid
  • 17Joey O'Brien
  • 16Mark Noble
  • 21Mohamed Diamé
  • 4Kevin Nolan
  • 26Joe Cole
  • 29Marouane Chamakh
  • 7Matthew Jarvis
Substitutes
  • 13Stephen Henderson
  • 18Emanuel Pogatetz
  • 14Matthew Taylor
  • 32Gary O'Neil
  • 8Andy Carroll
  • 9Carlton Cole
  • 12Ricardo Vaz Te
Manager
  • Sam Allardyce
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, Fulham 3, West Ham United 1.
  • 90'+6' Second Half ends, Fulham 3, West Ham United 1.
  • 90'+5' Attempt missed. Carlton Cole (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble with a cross following a corner.
  • 90'+4' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 90'+4' Attempt blocked. John Arne Riise (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 90'+4' Attempt blocked. Mladen Petric (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 90'+2' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Philippe Senderos.
  • 90'+1' Own Goal by Joey O'Brien, West Ham United. Fulham 3, West Ham United 1.
  • 90'+1' Mladen Petric (Fulham) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.
  • 90'+1' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sascha Riether.
  • 87' Attempt missed. James Tomkins (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andy Carroll with a headed pass.
  • 86' James Tomkins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 86' Foul by Mladen Petric (Fulham).
  • 85' Hand ball by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).
  • 85' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Philippe Senderos.
  • 83' Attempt missed. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.
  • 82' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Winston Reid.
  • 82' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 82' Delay in match Philippe Senderos (Fulham) because of an injury.
  • 81' Attempt saved. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 80' Attempt missed. John Arne Riise (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Mladen Petric.
  • 77' Foul by Matthew Jarvis (West Ham United).
  • 77' Philippe Senderos (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Attempt saved. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.
  • 76' Substitution, West Ham United. Andy Carroll replaces Joe Cole.
  • 76' Substitution, Fulham. Mladen Petric replaces Dimitar Berbatov because of an injury.
  • 72' Attempt missed. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ashkan Dejagah.
  • 71' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 71' Attempt missed. James Tomkins (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Joe Cole with a cross following a corner.
  • 70' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 70' Attempt saved. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 69' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joe Cole.
  • 67' Substitution, West Ham United. Matthew Taylor replaces Guy Demel.
  • 67' Substitution, Fulham. Ashkan Dejagah replaces Bryan Ruiz.
  • 66' Substitution, Fulham. Chris Baird replaces Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 65' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).
  • 65' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 62' Attempt saved. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 61' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 61' Joe Cole (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 60' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).
  • 60' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 58' Sascha Riether (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 58' Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 58' Foul by Sascha Riether (Fulham).
  • 57' Foul by Winston Reid (West Ham United).
  • 57' Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 56' Substitution, West Ham United. Carlton Cole replaces Marouane Chamakh.
  • 55' Attempt blocked. Joe Cole (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 54' Attempt blocked. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 53' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 53' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Damien Duff.
  • 49' Goal! Fulham 2, West Ham United 1. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Damien Duff with a cross.
  • 48' Goal! Fulham 1, West Ham United 1. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mark Noble following a set piece situation.
  • 48' Foul by Bryan Ruiz (Fulham).
  • 48' Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • Second Half begins Fulham 1, West Ham United 0.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, Fulham 1, West Ham United 0.
  • 45' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by John Arne Riise.
  • 42' Offside, West Ham United. Mohamed Diamé tries a through ball, but Joe Cole is caught offside.
  • 37' Attempt blocked. Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bryan Ruiz with a headed pass.
  • 36' Hand ball by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham).
  • 33' Offside, West Ham United. Mohamed Diamé tries a through ball, but James Tomkins is caught offside.
  • 33' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 32' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 31' Foul by Steve Sidwell (Fulham).
  • 31' Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 30' Attempt missed. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé with a cross.
  • 27' Attempt missed. Damien Duff (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 26' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 26' Foul by Joe Cole (West Ham United).
  • 25' Attempt missed. Matthew Jarvis (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Guy Demel with a cross.
  • 24' Offside, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.
  • 23' Foul by Sascha Riether (Fulham).
  • 23' Matthew Jarvis (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 19' Attempt missed. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
  • 17' Damien Duff (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 17' Foul by Guy Demel (West Ham United).
  • 16' Offside, Fulham. Giorgos Karagounis tries a through ball, but Damien Duff is caught offside.
  • 16' Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 16' Foul by Kevin Nolan (West Ham United).
  • 14' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 11' Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Foul by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).
  • 10' Goal! Fulham 1, West Ham United 0. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) header from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Damien Duff with a cross following a set piece situation.
  • 10' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 10' Foul by Winston Reid (West Ham United).
  • 8' Attempt missed. Damien Duff (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Steve Sidwell.
  • 8' Attempt saved. Bryan Ruiz (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Giorgos Karagounis.
  • 6' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sascha Riether.
  • 3' Marouane Chamakh (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 3' Foul by Damien Duff (Fulham).
  • 1' Attempt missed. Joe Cole (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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