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Thread: Fulham v Swansea City [Premier League]

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    Venue: Craven Cottage Date: Saturday, 17 March 2012

    Links: http://www.wiziwig.tv/broadcast.php?...95&part=sports

    TEAM NEWS

    Fulham defender Aaron Hughes is back after missing the defeat at Aston Villa last weekend because of a calf injury.

    Orlando Sa is out for a month with a hamstring problem, while Steve Sidwell has suffered an injury setback that will sideline him for four more weeks.

    Swansea's Nathan Dyer serves the second game of his three-match ban.

    Andrea Orlandi is back in training after a hamstring tear, but Kemy Agustien is likely to miss the rest of the season after ankle surgery.

    MATCH PREVIEW

    A couple of weeks ago, after defeats to Norwich and Stoke, it seemed as though Swansea may be within sight of the relegation battlers hoping to suck somebody else down into the mire. Wins over Wigan and Manchester City have quickly put that notion to bed.

    Instead Swansea are firmly mid-table, a healthy 14 points above the unseemly scrabble for survival below. In fact they are level on points with opponents Fulham, and like the Cottagers, can harbour hopes of a top-eight finish.

    Actually both clubs will be wondering whether a really strong end to the campaign could turn their seasons into a record breaker; Fulham's highest finish was seventh in 2009, Swansea's sixth in 1982.

    I am really looking forward to seeing Pavel Pogrebnyak. Just as Andrey Arshavin, Diniyar Bilyaletdinov and Roman Pavlyuchenko were moving away from the Premier League, so the Cottagers brought the Russian to England on a short-term contract until the end of the season - and therein lies Fulham's Pogrebnyak problem. The man who had scored just one goal in 14 games for Stuttgart in the first half of the season has scored five goals in four matches since.

    Nicknamed "Super Po" by former Zenit team-mate Arshavin, he looks set to be one of the most sought-after strikers this summer when he'll be available on a free transfer. The more goals his client scores, the wider the smile on Pogrebnyak's agent must be. Alex McLeish has intimated he is interested in taking Pogrebnyak from Fulham to Aston Villa this summer; Villans owner Randy Lerner had better have his wallet ready.

    Two footballing teams going head-to-head in a stadium which retains more character than all the boring new builds put together. If the sun is out as well, how much better could a Saturday afternoon be?

    MATCH FACTS

    Head-to-head

    The last league meeting between the sides at Craven Cottage came in the bottom tier of English football in 1997, when Fulham won 2-1.
    The Swans have lost their last four games away to Fulham in league and cup, conceding a total of 14 goals.
    Their last win at Craven Cottage was a 2-1 victory in Division Two on 23 February 1980.

    Fulham

    Martin Jol's side have yet to lose a match in which they opened the scoring this season (W7, D3).
    Fulham have not lost a Premier League game played at Craven Cottage on a Saturday this season.
    They are unbeaten in six league and cup home games, winning five of those matches. Their last defeat at Craven Cottage was the 5-0 loss to Manchester United on 21 December.
    The Cottagers have scored 29 of their 37 league goals on home turf this season.
    They are the only Premier League team yet to receive a red card.

    Swansea

    The Swans recorded their 11th Premier League clean sheet last weekend. Only the two Manchester clubs (13) can better that tally this season.
    Brendan Rodgers' side have claimed only 12 of their 36 points away from home. However, they have won three of their last five away league matches.
    Swansea have lost both of their Premier League matches in London, going down 1-0 at Arsenal and 4-1 at Chelsea.
    Opta statistics show the Swans have committed the fewest fouls (233) in the top flight this season.

    Going to go with home advantage and a Fulham win.
    Last edited by GWolf1; 17-03-2012 at 13:32.

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    Fulham: Schwarzer, Kelly, Senderos, Hangeland, John Arne Riise, Ruiz, Dembele, Diarra, Dempsey, Johnson, Pogrebnyak. Subs: Stockdale, Baird, Murphy, Duff, Hughes, Etuhu, Frei.

    Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Monk, Taylor, Allen, Britton, Sigurdsson, Routledge, Graham, Sinclair. Subs: Tremmel, Tate, McEachran, Lita, Moore, Gower, Richards.

    Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

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    Easy header for Sigurdsson to put Swansea 1-0 up.

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    Way to go the Jacks

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    See Cygan Number 2 ( Philippe Senderos )is on form lol (A horrible mistake by Philippe Senderos sees him give the ball straight to Scott Sinclair, who runs at the Fulham defence and plays in Joe Allen, who beats Mark Schwarzer with a low finish into the bottom corner of the net. Game. Over.)

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    3-0 up, two from Sigurdsson and one for Joe Allen, Brendan Rodgers and co, what a season, and play football the right way.

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