Saturday, December 06, 2008

Fulham 1 City 1

  • A goal apiece. A point apiece. A fair result on reflection given that whilst both sides were solid and compact, they lacked the wherewithal today to go on and win the game, although in truth Fulham probably went closer than ourselves.

  • What was a concern was how Andy Johnson managed to get behind the pairing of Dunne and Ben Haim once too often today. Maybe long term, Kompany playing in central defence is the way Hughes will go.

  • Zabaleta was impressive throughout today. Arguably our most creative outlet going forward he could even have won the game for us with a couple of good chances.

  • Hughes had mixed feelings after the game, that whilst it was disappointing to lose an early lead, given the players we had unavailable a point was a good return considering Fulham's record this season.

  • A lot of the posters on the MEN message board were very critical of both the side and Hughes, but I feel this is a little unfair. Missing from today were Richards, Elano, Robinho, Bojinov, Petrov and Johnson - all players who would make an impact on this side. It is also worth pointing out that although Wright-Phillips was ruled fit, he didn't quite look 100%.

  • We did look light today, and the players probably deserve some credit for the way they stuck at the task. It was mentioned after the game that this was our first point following midweek European action. I did doubt this but checking back over the fixtures it is true of the group stage games at least and does lend weight to the argument that we are suffering a little as a result of our participation in the UEFA Cup this season.

  • Rumours this weekend have linked Jo with a loan move back to CSKA Moscow. I'm not sure what truth there is in these, but how telling was the fact that he remained on the bench whilst Evans got a(nother) chance when Benjani was withdrawn. My brother raised perhaps a telling point in that his demeanour and approach looks eerily similar to that of Samaras when he was at the club. Maybe Jo isn't (at this stage) cut out for the Premier League.

Jimmy Bullard scored his first league goal of the season to earn Fulham a point at home to Manchester City and extend their unbeaten run to five matches. >>daily mail.

CITY earned a point at Fulham after Benjani's early goal was equalised by Jimmy Bullard's effort. >>MEN

Fulham and Manchester City shared an open 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage as Jimmy Bullard's first Premier League goal of the season cancelled out Benjani Mwurawari's early opening strike. >>

Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at Fulham as Jimmy Bullard cancelled out Benjani Mwaruwari's opener for the visitors. >>times online

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