Saturday, January 30, 2010

Aston Villa beat Fulham at Craven Cottage 2 -0

This was a disappointing loss for Fulham. They have now dropped to currently 11th in the table. Aston Villa scored twice in the first half to win the game 2 - 0. Two goals by Gabriel Agbonlahor were the difference in the game.

It was pretty obvious in the second half that Fulham were going to have a hard time penetrating the very tough defense of Aston Villa. Fulham's defense was a little shaky especially in the first half on both goals. The best chances for goals in the second half were both by David Elm. He actually was offsides on a shot that went into the net.

The other encouraging note in the second half was from Danny Murphy who was back in form. He actually had a few nice passes and was controlling the ball.

Let's be honest though this game was controlled by Aston Villa and there defense. Fulham just could not figure a way through to get to there net. Again, this was a very disappointing loss.

The injuries are really starting to show up. Without Andy Johnson, Clint Dempsey, Paul Konchesky and John Pantsil you are seeing problems up front and in the defense. At one point in the season Fulham's defense was rock solid. They are just not at top form right now partially becuase of injuries. They are also having a tough time scoring goals.

We have only a few days left in the transfer window. According to many published reports Stefano Okaka had a medical with Fulham yesterday. Again the media is reporting that he will probably be reporting to Fulham on monday if everything went well with the medical. I have not heard of any other targets lately in the transfer window. It would be nice though if Fulham could get some defensive help before the transfer window closes.

Fulham now have a must win at home on Wednesday against Portsmouth. Let's hope for a better performance from Fulham in this mid week game.

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