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February 1, 2012 8:00 PM GMT
Craven Cottage — London
Referee:‬ M. Halsey‎
Attendance:‬ 25689‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Fulham 1-1 West Bromwich Albion

A late goal from Somen Tchoyi cancelled out Clint Dempsey's opener but the hosts will be disappointed not to have created more opportunities with the dominance they had on the ball

By Joe Doyle at Craven Cottage

  • David Stockdale
    1
    0
    3.00

    David Stockdale

    Made a good punch from an early corner, but wasn't too involved in the game. Made a couple of stops, but was beaten towards the end by Tchoyi.

  • Stephen Kelly
    3
    0
    3.00

    Stephen Kelly

    Offered some good input and got forward well in the first half particularly.

  • John Arne Riise
    3
    0
    3.00

    John Arne Riise

    Played well on the left, but didn't get as much of the ball as he would have liked. Put in a couple of good crosses, but his best opportunity was wasted when he tripped over his feet.

  • Brede Hangeland
    2
    0
    3.00

    Brede Hangeland

    Stepped up and played Odemwingie onside, but was fortunate to see the striker's effort miss the target. Recovered well and played the ball out nicely from the back.

  • Philippe Senderos
    0
    2
    3.00

    Philippe Senderos

    A solid game from the centre-back, won some good balls in the air strongly.

  • Steve Sidwell
    1
    0
    3.00

    Steve Sidwell

    Was allowed chances to shoot on numerous occasions in the first half, but never bothered the target. He kept the ball nicely enough, and won the ball well in the air for the opening goal.

  • Danny Murphy
    1
    0
    3.00

    Danny Murphy

    Kept the ball well, and made his team tick. Didn't have too much input in an attacking sense though when they needed some drive.

  • Damien Duff
    2
    0
    3.00

    Damien Duff

    Looked lively early on, attacking well from the right wing, and kept on pushing until the end, leaving no energy on the pitch.

  • Simon Davies
    1
    1
    2.50

    Simon Davies Flop of the Match

    A bright opening from the winger, but seemed to struggle on the left and wasn't too involved in the game.

  • Bryan Ruiz
    8
    1
    3.00

    Bryan Ruiz

    Showed some classy touches and a great pass to set up Dempsey's goal, but was surpassed sometimes when asked to play in an advanced role.

  • Clint Dempsey
    7
    0
    3.50

    Clint Dempsey

    Had the ball in the net early on, but was given offside. Didn't have the greatest of games, but eventually found the net late on, spinning to drive the ball home.

Substitutions

  • Ben Foster
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ben Foster

    Looked slightly shaky in the opening stages, racing to the edge of his area and missing a punch. Couldn't really do anything about the goal, however.

  • Jonas Olsson
    1
    0
    3.50

    Jonas Olsson

    Very solid at the back, winning lots of aerial duels as you would expect. Lost Dempsey slightly for the goal, but made a fantastic tackle towards the end to save his side.

  • Nicky Shorey
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nicky Shorey

    Struggled in the first half as Duff looked to cut in onto his right foot, but had a better time of it in the second period.

  • Gareth McAuley
    0
    0
    3.50

    Gareth McAuley

    Had a good game, made sure that no-one got through on his side.

  • Sebastien Gabriel Tamaş
    0
    0
    3.50

    Sebastien Gabriel Tamaş

    Did well to keep Davies quiet, and won plenty of balls in the air aimed towards the back post.

  • James Morrison
    1
    0
    3.50

    James Morrison

    Seemed slightly subdued by the Baggies' tactics as he dropped deep in front of the defence. Played some nice passing when he got on the ball, and made the equaliser with a good flick on.

  • Graham Dorrans
    0
    0
    2.50

    Graham Dorrans

    Put in plenty of running in the first half and had a shot well blocked. But it was his sloppy clearance that led to Dempsey's opener.

  • Youssouf Mulumbu
    0
    0
    3.50

    Youssouf Mulumbu Top of the Match

    Looked impressive in the opening stages, utilising his strength to hold onto the ball well, and move it on quickly as well. The most consistent performer on the pitch over the 90 minutes.

  • Peter Odemwingie
    2
    0
    3.50

    Peter Odemwingie

    Wasted his first chance of the match, looping the ball high and wide when through on goal. Got the better of Hangeland time and again though as he beat the defender for pace out wide on numerous occasions.

  • Simon Cox
    1
    0
    3.00

    Simon Cox

    Sent some nice passes through over the top for his team-mates and showed some invention in the first half. Was less prevalent as the game went on, though and was replaced with just over 10 minutes to go.

  • Marc-Antoine Fortune
    0
    0
    3.00

    Marc-Antoine Fortune

    Had a deflected effort stopped low by Stockdale before blasting another effort well over. His next shot was better, forcing a good save from the Fulham keeper low to his right.

Substitutions

  • Steven Reid
    0
    0
    0.00

    Steven Reid

    Late substitution to shore things up.

  • Somen Tchoyi
    0
    0
    3.50

    Somen Tchoyi

    Came on late and had a great impact, running onto Morrison's flick on to hammer the ball underneath Stockdale.

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