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Played
November 23, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Craven Cottage — London
Referee:‬ A. Marriner‎
Attendance:‬ 25258‎
 
64′ Scott Parker
Aaron Hughes 56′ (OG)
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Fulham 1-2 Swansea City

An own goal from Aaron Hughes and a late curler from Jonjo Shelvey condemned Martin Jol' struggling side to a fourth straight defeat despite an improvement on displays of late

By Alex Young at Craven Cottage

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
    1
    0
    3.00

    Maarten Stekelenburg

    Very unlucky for Swansea's opener as he dealt well with most of what the visitors threw at him.

  • Aaron Hughes
    0
    2
    1.50

    Aaron Hughes

    Was unfortunate to see the ball divert off him for the own goal, but his overall display was hardly one of an assured defender. Was ran ragged by Dyer and Lamah, and subsequently often looked nervous.

  • Elsad Zverotić
    0
    0
    2.00

    Elsad Zverotić

    A quiet game. Perhaps found himself out of position on occasion, but was rarely troubled.

  • Amorebieta
    0
    0
    2.50

    Amorebieta

    A solid display. Was pushed about by the likes of De Guzman and Bony throughout but kept his composure.

  • Pajtim Kasami
    1
    0
    2.50

    Pajtim Kasami

    His hard-working, non-stop approach was key to everything positive about Fulham in the first half. Faded hugely after the break but cannot be criticised for his effort.

  • Kieran Richardson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Kieran Richardson

    Often left Angel Rangel too much space to operate on the wing. Improved after the break in that regard and was composed as Fulham attempted to find a late winner.

  • Derek Boateng
    0
    1
    2.00

    Derek Boateng

    Was booked early on for an over-zealous challenge, but that didn’t stop his output. Was often seen bustling and breaking up play near the Fulham box to middling success, with his concentration a worry a times.

  • Scott Parker
    1
    0
    4.00

    Scott Parker Top of the Match

    Captaining Fulham for the first time, it was more of the same from Parker. Assertive, combative and strong ... and even capped his display with a goal, even if he may not have meant it.

  • Dimitar Berbatov
    2
    0
    1.50

    Dimitar Berbatov Flop of the Match

    Another quiet game for the striker who has just one goal to him name this season. Marshalled by Williams and overshadowed by Bent - who was hardly a shining light himself. Did not look at all like his normal self.

  • Bryan Ruiz
    1
    0
    1.50

    Bryan Ruiz

    Really struggled in the first half, resulting in a number of misplaced passes and didn't improve too much after the break. Vocal disapproval from the crowd does not help matters, but nor did he help himself.

  • Darren Bent
    2
    0
    2.00

    Darren Bent

    Missed a good chance early on before hitting the post mid-way through the first half, but his decision making was suspect all game. On another day could have scored two or more.

Substitutions

  • Steve Sidwell
    0
    0
    2.00

    Steve Sidwell

    Came on with 30 minutes left to play and failed to bolster his side as they again fell behind.

  • Alexander Kacaniklic
    0
    0
    2.00

    Alexander Kacaniklic

    Introduced with quarter of an hour to go and struggled to settle into the game with Swansea comfortable in possession after retaking the lead.

  • Adel Taarabt
    1
    0

    Adel Taarabt

    A late addition; little impact.

  • Michel Vorm
    1
    0
    3.00

    Michel Vorm

    Will be frustrated by Parker's equaliser, with even the scorer surely conceding he meant to cross, as he was otherwise solid.

  • Chico
    2
    2
    4.00

    Chico

    Was tasked with handling Dimitar Berbatov and did so valiantly, with the Bulgarian rarely allowed time on the ball.

  • Ashley Williams
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ashley Williams

    Was made to work by Darren Bent, with the striker often being able to find space away from the defender but recovered well as the forward's presence diminished late on.

  • Ángel Rangel
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ángel Rangel

    Always lively, always looking for the ball but will be disappointed with the effectiveness of his deliveries from out wide with Wilfried Bony often looking isolated. Faded a tad in the second half.

  • Ben Davies
    2
    0
    3.00

    Ben Davies

    A fine, run-of-the-mill display from the left-back. Had the attentions of Elsad Zverotic during the game and kept his man quiet for the most part.

  • Nathan Dyer
    1
    0
    3.00

    Nathan Dyer

    Very busy with Rangel down the right-hand side and perhaps should have scored late in the first half, only to be denied by the legs of Stekelenburg. Was taken off just before the hour mark.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    3
    0
    3.00

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    Definitely the busiest of Swansea's five-man midfield as he looked to keep his team ticking. Decision-making let him down on occasion as he opted for the shot when better opportunities were open.

  • José Cañas
    0
    2
    1.50

    José Cañas

    Fairly anonymous performance from the Spaniard. The game passed him by for the majority.

  • Pozuelo
    1
    0
    2.50

    Pozuelo

    Got the assist for Swansea's opener after fine work down the right-hand side. It was one of a number of surging runs, but only one of few which achieved their desired aim.

  • Wilfried Bony
    2
    1
    2.50

    Wilfried Bony

    Struggled with poor deliveries in the first half as he looked to assert himself on a Fulham defence still without Brede Hangeland. Could have notched the opener, with the ball missing his outstretched foot by inches. A frustrating display.

  • Roland Lamah
    2
    0
    3.50

    Roland Lamah

    Was extremely lively throughout, testing Stekelenburg with Swansea's first effort of the game and was always open to receive, be it in defence or attack.

Substitutions

  • Dwight Tiendalli
    1
    0

    Dwight Tiendalli

    A late addition.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    3
    0
    3.00

    Jonjo Shelvey

    Was introduced in mid-way through the second half and notched Swansea's second with fine close control and a superb curling effort. His only contribution, but a vital one.

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