Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fulham beat Burnley 3-0 at Craven Cottage

This ended up being a very good week for Fulham. They were able to take 7 points from their last 3 matches. The latest match tonight was a 3 - 0 victory against Burnley. Fulham now have 34 points and currently sit 9th in the table.

In the first half, Fulham's first goal was scored by Danny Murphy in the 23rd minute. The goal was set up from a pass from David Elm. The second goal was set up by a shot on net by Bobby Zamora which ricocheted off of Brian Jensen. David Elm took the deflection and scored the second goal of the game in the 31st minute.

In the second half, Bobby Zamora is pulled down in a very dangerous area outside of the box. Bobby Zamora then scores the free kick on a low drive that got past Jensen in the 54th minute. Other action in the second half involved a couple of good opportunities for Stefano Okaka to try to score his first Premier League goal. In the 77th minute Okaka was one on one with Jensen and his shot was blocked. In stoppage time Bjorn Helge Riise sent a great cross to Okaka. Unfortunately for Okaka his shot went wide of the net.

Overall for Fulham this was an important win to get some momentum going into the FA cup Match against Notts County and then their Europa League Match against Shakhtar Donetsk. The match tonight saw Fulham have 52% of possession while scoring three goals. I am sure Roy Hogdson will be happy with this result.

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