Fulham 1 - 0 Aston Villa

Match info: Premier League at Craven Cottage

Date: 20/10/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: C Foy Att: 25,693

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Chris Baird 84


A Villa

FT (ht: 0-0)

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  • FULL-TIME: Fulham continue their great run at Craven Cottage with five wins from their last six games now. Chris Baird was the unlikely matchwinner slotting home at the near post from John Arne Riise's inswinging corner. Only his third goal for the club on his 150th appearance. Villa should have levelled straight from the resulting kick-off as substitute Christian Benteke somehow firing wide from close-range.

  • Delph sends the ball into the box and Matt Lowton directs his header straight into the hands of Mark Schwarzer.

  • Brett Holman's shot from the edge of the box is deflected away for a corner.

  • Eric Lichaj lifts the ball into the box allowing Mark Schwarzer to claim it with ease.

  • Four minutes off added time at Craven Cottage as Villa pump the ball forward.

  • Fulham have stepped it up in the last five minutes. They had been looking the stronger side in the closing stages.

  • Paul Lambert is gutted because his side lost their concentration from what was a simple corner, but in all honesty Benteke missed a sitter at the other end straight from the kick-off.

  • GREAT CHANCE! At the other end Brett Holman's cross is driven inches wide of the far post by Christian Benteke.

  • John Arne Riise's corner from the left is poked home by the Fulham defender at the near post. Only his third goal for the club on his 150th appearance!


  • SO CLOSE! Brad Guzan punches the ball into the air to deny Ashkan Dejagah what would have been a debut goal.

  • Ashkan Dejagah fires in a cross from the right and the ball fizzes past a number of players, but nobody can apply the touch.

  • Christian Benteke handles the ball and Chris Foy awards Fulham the free-kick on halfway.

  • Fabian Delph has a dig from 30-yards, but Aaron Hughes blocks the shot.

  • The visiting supporters have been loud and proud this afternoon as Charles N'Zogbia wins a throw.

  • Suddenly the Fulham fans find their voices with the clock ticking down.

  • YELLOW CARD: Substitute Eric Lichaj is booked for a late challenge on Mahamadou Diarra.

  • The striker has been in fine form at international level scoring in both of Belgium's World Cup qualifying games in the past week. One of those goals came in a 2-0 win at home to Scotland.

  • SUBSTITUTION: Christian Benteke replaces Darren Bent as Villa make their final change.


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