Was rarely called into action, other than when he worryingly flapped at a cross – though Baird saved the keeper’s blushes on that occasion. An easy day at the office
Cleared one off the line and nearly netted himself in the first half. With Duffs’s threat down the right, Baird fully utilised the opportunity to gun forward, while being defensively sound himself.
More than willing to aid Dempsey down the left, the full-back’s invention up the field helped Fulham sustain the stranglehold on the game that they never relinquished. He was never troubled on the back foot either.
Very rarely troubled all afternoon. Working in tandem with Hangeland, the centre-half was quick across the ground to sniff out sparse Blackpool attacks.
Had Beattie in his pocket all afternoon. Dominant in the air and composed on the ball, Hangeland was the foundation of a solid Fulham performance.
Provided the box-to-box legwork that gave a platform for Fulham’s more creative entities to win the game. Some crunching tackles, combined with frenetic energy ensured the midfielder was the dominant force in the middle of the park. Put the icing on the cake after smashing home the third.
Played his usual intelligent brand of football without ever really imposing himself on the game too much. Content to sit deep and spray the ball around with Blackpool unable to quell his quiet influence on the game.
Provided an excellent foil to Zamora with a display that was full of impetus. Flashes of quick feet and intent had Blackpool constantly on the back foot
As mercurial as ever, the winger probed down the right flank, supplying decent delivery, as well as hitting the post himself in the first half. Was forced to play a slightly more subdued role in the second half as Blackpool improved but nevertheless gave his marker a headache.
Didn’t look as if he'd spent seven months on the sidelines, with two emphatic finishes winning the game for the hosts early doors. Lead the line well and threatened regularly until withdrawn at the hour mark.
An enterprising performance that saw the American at the hub of much of Fulham's attacking endeavour. Given free reign to cut in from the left flank, he gave Alex Baptiste a torrid time all afternoon.
Excellent stop early on to tip Duff's effort onto the post, but it was all downhill from there. Not especially at fault for any of the goals but the record books will show that he let in three.
Made a few robust challenges that quelled the vibrant hosts but in reality there was little he could do to stop the waves of attack that descended upon him.
Pulled all over the show by a fluid and interchanging opposition attack. Had a torrid time, with little shield in front of all afternoon.
Came unstuck in his battle with Duff, especially with Baird probing down the right as well. An afternoon to forget.
Was given a massive headache by the guile of Dempsey all afternoon. Shaky in possession.
A rare foray into the opposition final third saw him bend one just wide in the first half. Failed to grasp command in a game that slipped away from his team.
Afforded ill-opportunity to get on the ball and was uncharacteristically unproductive when he did. All-in-all a lethargic performance.
Over-ran in midfield and had little influence either going forward or defensively. Some decent deliveries from corners, but otherwise nothing of note.
Marshalled expertly by Hangeland, rarely given a sniff at all.
Was largely anonymous until he beat Schwarzer to the ball - with his effort cleared off the line. His lack of firepower summed up his sides' day.
Looked sharp in patches, but in having to do all his work tracking back, could do nothing to help out his isolated front men.
- 1 P. Rachubka
- 5 N. Eardley
- 4 K. Southern
Did little of note, largely chased shadows after coming off the bench.
Game was over when he came on, was little he could do to effect matters.
Was hampered by the poor service that led to the team's starting strikers having a very quiet day.