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Saturday, December 21, 2013
 Full Time
Fulham
2
 
4
Manchester City
 0-1Y. Touré  23'
 0-2V. Kompany  43'
K. Richardson  50' 1-2 
V. Kompany (og) 69' 2-2 
 2-3J. Navas  78'
 2-4J. Milner  83'
HT: 0-2
Craven Cottage (Attendance: 25,509)
Referee: Kevin Friend
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Fulham vs. Manchester City
Minute Commentary
90' CITY SUPREME
Manchester City get their fifth away win of the season and their fourth win in a fortnight with a 4-2 victory at Craven Cottage. The home side competed well, pulling it back level after City had gone two clear with set piece goals from Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany. But City were too strong in the end. A second half Kieran Richardson strike and Kompany sliced own goal made it 2-2 but City have the fire-power on the bench to affect change in a game. Jesus Navas came on to nutmeg Maarten Stekelenburg after 70 minutes and substitute James Milner put the game to bed with seven minutes to go after Richardson failed to get anything on a bouncing cross in his own box.
90' FULL-TIME
The ref blows for full-time and Manhester City run out 4-2 winners against Fulham.
90' EXTRA-TIME
Three minutes of added time to play.
86' CITY CLINICAL
Alvaro Negredo played a ball into the danger zone from out wide. Aaron Hughes really should have got a foot on it to clear but his swing misses the ball and James Milner was free behind him to finish from six yards.
83' GOOAALL!!
James Milner makes it 4-2 to City!
83' FULHAM SUB
Darren Bent comes on for Fulham.
82' HART PUNCH
Joe Hart gets an important punch clearing a cross away from John Arne Riise who was shaping to head in inside the box.
81' NUTMEG GOAL
Jesus Navas was strong shoulder to shoulder against the last Fulham defender and then nutmegged Maarten Stekelenburg with an angled strike on goal.
78' GOOAALL!!
David Silva feeds it into Jesus Navas who makes it 3-2 to Manchester City!
77' FULHAM GOAL-KICK
The ball comes out to David Silva on the edge of the box but his lofted cross back into danger goes behind for a goal-kick.
76' CITY CORNER
Jesus Navas dances into the box with City players pouring forward. It loops off a Fulham man for a corner.
72' KOMPANY GOAL
Vincent Kompany could not do that again if he tried a thousand times. Kompany took a wild swing at the ball attempting to clear a cross into the box but he looped it up, behind over his shoulder and in above a stranded Joe Hart.
70' GOOAALL!!
Vincent Kompany has sliced a horrible ball into his own net!
67' CITY PLAY
Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov are playing it around the Fulham midfield with some neat one touch passes.
65' FULHAM SUB
Ashkan Dejagah makes way for Pajtim Kasami.
64' CITY CLEAR
Aleksandar Kolarov makes up for his mistake by getting his head on the ball to clear the danger for City.
63' FULHAM CORNER
Aleksandar Kolarov tries to chest it back to Joe Hart but gives away a needless corner.
62' NAVAS CHANCE
Jesus Navas has a golden chance inside the box. He tries to place a loose ball to the right of Maarten Stekelenburg from six yards but it's off target. Great chance for Navas with his first touch of the ball.
60' CITY SUB
Edin Dzeko makes way for Jesus Navas.
59' FULHAM CHANCE
Steve Sidwell throws himself at a ball whipped into the box. Sidwell couldn't get enough on the header and actually took it away from Adel Taarabt who was in a better position behind him.
55' GAME ON
It's a high tempo start to the second half. City have had the lion's share of possession but it's Fulham who are rewarded for their positive attacking play. It's game on now!
53' TAARABT PLAY
Some great play from Adel Taarabt on the flank, skinning the City defence to square into Kieran Richardson who stroked it in inside the box
51' GOOAALL!!
Kieran Richardson pulls one back!
49' SILVA CHANCE
David Silva sticks out a toe on the slide to get on the end of a cross into the box. He fails to get enough on the ball and Maarten Stekelenburg can dive and collect. City have dominated possession in the first few minutes of this second half.
46' SECOND-HALF
Fulham kick off for the second 45 minutes.
45' FULHAM PUNISHED
Fulham have been taught the lesson not to give a quality Premier League side clear sights on goal from set pieces. Yaya Toure was gifted a chance to score when Steve Sidwell gave away a free-kick in the centre of the D. The City talisman stepped up and hit a goal-bound strike up and over the wall to make it 1-0 on 25 minutes. Vincent Kompany then took full advantage of a loose ball in the box from another set-piece to stab in from five yards just before the break. Fulham have been bright, Adel Taarabt has worked hard and forced Joe Hart into five or six good saves. While the home side can consider themselves unlucky to be 2-0 down you simply cannot give City chances to test you from dead balls.
45' HALF-TIME
The ref blows for half-time. Man City go in 2-0 up over Fulham at Craven Cottage.
45' CITY BOOKING
Martin Demichelis takes out Adel Taarabt out on the flank. The ref shows the first yellow of the afternoon for that cynical tackle on the skillful forward.
43' GOOAALL!!
Vincent Kompany gets on the end of a floated free-kick into the box to poke in from five yards out.
41' TAARABT STRIKE
Adel Taarabt is making a real nuisance of himself in a lone striker role. His strike on the turn was goal-bound but Vincent Kompany gets a block in.
38' FULHAM SUB
Philippe Senderos goes off for Fernando Amorebieta.
37' CITY STRIKE
Sascha Riether gives the ball away cheaply on half-way. Aleksandar Kolarov centres it to Edin Dzeko who side-steps a shot inside the box that forces Maarten Stekelenburg into a good save down low.
34' HART SAVE
Fulham turn over a City break. It's end to end as Joe Hart is forced to get down low and palm a fierce strike from Adel Taarabt around his left-hand post.
30' FULHAM STRIKE
Fulham build an attack from the back, it breaks to Adel Taarabt who looks up and hits a strike at Joe Hart's goal from 20 yards. Like his first hit though it's weak and doesn't trouble the England keeper.
27' RISKY DEFENDING
Philippe Senderos plays a risky ball in his own box, he's relieved to see it bounce back off David Silva for a goal-kick.
26' CITY QUALITY
You just can't give Man City those kinds of chances to get a strike on goal. Yaya Toure took full advantage with a pin-point shot from the dead-ball.
24' GOOAALL!!
Man City goal!! Yaya Toure makes it 1-0 with a beautiful right-foot strike up and over the wall.
22' SIDWELL FOUL
Steve Sidwell brings David Silva down right on the edge of the box. Sidwell turned his back but left his foot in. A chance to test Maarten Stekelenburg's goal. Dangerous free-kick.
21' FULHAM STRIKE
Fulham are building some good pressure in driving rain at Craven Cottage. Adel Taarabt hits a shot from all of 20 yards but it's straight at Joe Hart.
19' FULHAM CROSS
Sascha Riether hits a cross that skips right along the six yard box but Fulham are caught on their heels and fail to get bodies in the danger zone.
16' CITY HIT THE BAR
David Silva hits the bar! The City striker took a snap shot on in the box, a wicked deflection was enough to beat Maarten Stekelenburg but not the woodwork.
14' FULHAM SHOT
Adel Taarabt has a chance striding into the penalty box. Joe Hart makes a great save getting down low to his right hand side.
12' CITY STRUGGLING
Yaya Toure is trying to impose himself in midfield but Fulham are holding a high line and the City forwards are struggling to get in behind. John Arne Riise puts it out for a throw in near the Fulham corner flag.
10' FULHAM BRIGHT
Fulham are making all the play in these opening stages, they're knocking it around with purpose in midfield. City are yet to get a foot in the game.
7' FULHAM CORNER
Fulham win the first corner. Giorgos Karagounis delivers but the ref blows for a free-kick on the edge of the penalty box giving City the chance to clear.
6' FULHAM ATTACK
John Arne Riise is making some bright runs along the flank from left-back early on. Fulham are failing to pick him out as yet but it's positive attacking play from the home side.
4' RIISE FOUL
John Arne Riise backs off the pitch to collect a Scott Parker pass but he catches the ball before it goes out of play. He could have seen yellow there but the ref keeps his card in his pocket.
2' EARLY PLAY
Fulham play the ball round early on back to Maarten Stekelenburg who thumps it up-field for a City throw in.
1' KICK-OFF
And Manchester City kick-off.
0' BERBATOV OUT
The players are out on the pitch. We're moments away from kick-off. Big news is Dimitar Berbatov is not in the squad for today's game.
0' MATCH FACTS
City are looking for their fourth consecutive win over Fulham. The Cottagers have lost four of their last five Premier League games. City have suffered poor form away from home winning just half of their eight games against teams in the bottom half of the table. These are sides Manuel Pellegrini's men will have to see off if they are to remain serious title contenders.
0' MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
Edin Dzeko is likely to start up front in place of the injured Sergio Aguero who is kept out with a calf injury. Right-back Pablo Zabaleta (calf) will miss out after being forced off in midweek.
0' FULHAM TEAM NEWS
Defender Fernando Amorebieta is a doubt (hamstring). The Cottagers will be without their captain Brede Hangeland (back) and Hugo Rodallega (groin).
0' MATCH PREVIEW
Manchester City will be looking to extend an excellent run of form when they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage this afternoon. In the past eight days Manuel Pellegrini's men have won at Bayern Munich in the Champions League, hit Arsenal for six in the league and cruised past Leicester in the Capital One Cup. Fulham will take heart from their opponents' patchy displays away from home his term, including five defeats. Despite this City will be odds on favourites. New manager Rene Meulensteen takes charge of a Fulham side in the relegation zone having already conceded 30 goals, twice as many as they've netted and more than any other Premier League outfit this season. That tally may get worse this afternoon against a City side averaging three goals a game in all competitions, that's 75 in just 25 games.
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Team Stats
Fulham Manchester City
2 Goals 4
1 Assists 2
12 Shots 17
5 Shots on Goal 10
6 Saves 4
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
20 Crosses 15
4 Corner Kicks 4
4 Offside 2
7 Fouls Committed 15
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
42% Ball Possession 58%
Fulham
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Maarten Stekelenburg 90 - 0 0 4 6
3John Arne Riise 90 0 0 0 - -
4Philippe Senderos 37 0 0 0 - -
7Steve Sidwell 90 0 0 0 - -
14Giorgos Karagounis 82 0 1 0 - -
15Kieran Richardson 90 1 0 0 - -
18Aaron Hughes 90 0 0 0 - -
19Adel Taarabt 90 0 0 0 - -
24Ashkan Dejagah 65 0 0 0 - -
27Sascha Riether 90 0 0 0 - -
28Scott Parker 90 0 0 0 - -
Substitutes
8Pajtim Kasami 25 0 0 0 - -
35Fernando Amorebieta 53 0 0 0 - -
39Darren Bent 8 0 0 0 - -

Manchester City
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Joe Hart 90 - 0 0 2 4
4Vincent Kompany 90 1 0 0 - -
8Samir Nasri 75 0 0 0 - -
9Álvaro Negredo 90 0 0 0 - -
10Edin Dzeko 58 0 0 0 - -
13Aleksandar Kolarov 90 0 0 0 - -
21David Silva 84 0 0 0 - -
22Gael Clichy 90 0 0 0 - -
25Fernandinho 90 0 0 0 - -
26Martín Demichelis 90 0 1 0 - -
42Yaya Touré 90 1 0 0 - -
Substitutes
7James Milner 15 1 0 0 - -
14Javi García 6 0 0 0 - -
15Jesús Navas 32 1 0 0 - -
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Fulham vs. Manchester City
Minute Event
90' Game Over  Fulham 2-4 Manchester City
90' Half Over  Fulham 2-4 Manchester City
90' Shot  Pajtim Kasami (Fulham)
90' Free Kick  Pajtim Kasami (Fulham)
90' Foul  Taarabt fouled by Fernandinho (Manchester City)
90' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
90' Cross  Fernando Amorebieta (Fulham) - Clearance In Play
90' Throw-In  Pajtim Kasami (Fulham)
90' Foul  Hughes fouled by Fernandinho (Manchester City)
90' Goal Kick  Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham)
89' Shot on Goal  Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City)
88' Shot on Goal  Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City)
88' Cross  Adel Taarabt (Fulham) - Overhit
87' Foul  Sidwell fouled by Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City)
86' Offside  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
86' Shot  James Milner (Manchester City)
85' Throw-In  Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
85' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
85' Cross  Pajtim Kasami (Fulham) - Overhit
84' Substitution  Javi García (on). Silva (off). (Manchester City)
83' Goal  James Milner (Manchester City). Assist by Negredo
83' Shot on Goal  James Milner (Manchester City)
83' Cross  Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City) - On Target
82' Throw-In  Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
82' Substitution  Darren Bent (on). Karagounis (off). (Fulham)
81' Cross  Sascha Riether (Fulham) - Defended by Keeper
80' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
79' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
78' Goal  Jesús Navas (Manchester City). Assist by Silva
78' Shot on Goal  Jesús Navas (Manchester City)
78' Cross  David Silva (Manchester City) - On Target
77' Foul  Karagounis fouled by Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
76' Goal Kick  Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham)
76' Cross  David Silva (Manchester City) - Overhit
75' Corner Kick  Jesús Navas (Manchester City)
75' Substitution  James Milner (on). Nasri (off). (Manchester City)
74' Cross  John Arne Riise (Fulham) - Defended by Keeper
73' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
71' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
69' Own Goal  Vincent Kompany (Fulham)
69' Cross  Sascha Riether (Fulham) - Clearance In Play
69' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
68' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
68' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
67' Cross  Kieran Richardson (Fulham) - Clearance In Play
67' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
66' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
65' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
65' Substitution  Pajtim Kasami (on). Dejagah (off). (Fulham)
64' Cross  Jesús Navas (Manchester City)
64' Foul  Nasri fouled by Steve Sidwell (Fulham)
63' Cross  Adel Taarabt (Fulham) - Defended by Keeper
63' Free Kick  Adel Taarabt (Fulham)
63' Foul  Karagounis fouled by Samir Nasri (Manchester City)
63' Corner Kick  Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) - Headed Out - In Play
62' Cross  John Arne Riise (Fulham) - Deflected - Out of Play
61' Goal Kick  Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham)
60' Yellow Card  Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham)
60' Shot  Jesús Navas (Manchester City)
60' Shot  Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City)
59' Offside  Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City)
59' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
59' Foul  Silva fouled by Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham)
59' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
58' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
58' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
58' Substitution  Jesús Navas (on). Dzeko (off). (Manchester City)
57' Shot  Steve Sidwell (Fulham)
57' Cross  Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) - Off Target
56' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
56' Goal Kick  Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham)
55' Goal Kick  Joe Hart (Manchester City)
53' Offside  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
52' Foul  Sidwell fouled by Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
52' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
50' Goal  Kieran Richardson (Fulham). Assist by Taarabt
50' Shot on Goal  Kieran Richardson (Fulham)
50' Cross  Adel Taarabt (Fulham) - On Target
49' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
48' Cross  David Silva (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
47' Shot on Goal  David Silva (Manchester City)
47' Cross  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) - On Target
46' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  Fulham 0-2 Manchester City
45' Foul  Dejagah fouled by Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
45' Yellow Card  Martín Demichelis (Manchester City)
45' Foul  Taarabt fouled by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City)
45' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
45' Shot  Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City)
45' Cross  Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - Off Target
45' Corner Kick  Samir Nasri (Manchester City)
44' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
43' Goal  Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
43' Shot on Goal  Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
43' Shot on Goal  Martín Demichelis (Manchester City)
43' Cross  David Silva (Manchester City) - On Target
43' Free Kick  David Silva (Manchester City)
42' Foul  Nasri fouled by John Arne Riise (Fulham)
41' Throw-In  Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
41' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
40' Offside  Adel Taarabt (Fulham)
40' Cross  John Arne Riise (Fulham) - Offside
40' Corner Kick  Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham)
39' Shot  Adel Taarabt (Fulham)
39' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
38' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
37' Throw-In  Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City)
37' Substitution  Fernando Amorebieta (on). Senderos (off). (Fulham)
37' Shot on Goal  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
37' Cross  Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - On Target
36' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
36' Shot on Goal  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
36' Cross  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) - On Target
35' Foul  Taarabt fouled by Vincent Kompany (Manchester City)
34' Foul  Taarabt fouled by Fernandinho (Manchester City)
34' Cross  Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
34' Corner Kick  Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
33' Cross  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City) - Clearance Out of Play
33' Cross  Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) - Headed Out - In Play
32' Corner Kick  Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham) - Headed Out - In Play
32' Shot on Goal  Adel Taarabt (Fulham)
31' Shot  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
31' Cross  Álvaro Negredo (Manchester City) - Off Target
31' Shot  Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham)
31' Cross  Sascha Riether (Fulham) - Off Target
31' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
30' Cross  Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) - Clearance In Play
30' Foul  Karagounis fouled by David Silva (Manchester City)
28' Shot on Goal  Adel Taarabt (Fulham)
28' Foul  Parker fouled by Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
26' Throw-In  Samir Nasri (Manchester City)
25' Shot  Kieran Richardson (Fulham)
25' Cross  Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) - Off Target
25' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
25' Cross  Ashkan Dejagah (Fulham) - Clearance Out of Play
23' Goal  Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
23' Shot on Goal  Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
23' Free Kick  Yaya Touré (Manchester City)
21' Foul  Silva fouled by Steve Sidwell (Fulham)
21' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
21' Cross  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) - Overhit
20' Shot on Goal  Adel Taarabt (Fulham)
19' Cross  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) - Headed Out - In Play
19' Throw-In  Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
19' Foul  Parker fouled by Fernandinho (Manchester City)
19' Throw-In  Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City)
18' Offside  Kieran Richardson (Fulham)
18' Throw-In  Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
17' Cross  Sascha Riether (Fulham) - Overhit
16' Foul  Karagounis fouled by Fernandinho (Manchester City)
16' Throw-In  Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
15' Shot  Steve Sidwell (Fulham)
14' Foul  Riise fouled by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City)
14' Shot  Edin Dzeko (Manchester City)
14' Corner Kick  Samir Nasri (Manchester City) - Off Target
14' Shot  David Silva (Manchester City)
13' Cross  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
13' Shot on Goal  Adel Taarabt (Fulham)
12' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
11' Throw-In  Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
9' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
8' Throw-In  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
7' Offside  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
6' Shot  Kieran Richardson (Fulham)
6' Corner Kick  Giorgos Karagounis (Fulham)
6' Cross  John Arne Riise (Fulham) - Headed Out - Out of Play
6' Throw-In  Sascha Riether (Fulham)
5' Throw-In  Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
4' Foul  Fernandinho fouled by Steve Sidwell (Fulham)
3' Foul  Kompany fouled by Steve Sidwell (Fulham)
3' Foul  John Arne Riise (Fulham)
2' Goal Kick  Maarten Stekelenburg (Fulham)
1' Throw-In  Gael Clichy (Manchester City)
1' Start Half 
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CKCorner Kicks
CRCrosses
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FCFouls Committed
FSFouls Suffered
YCYellow Cards
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