Saturday, January 03, 2009

F.A. Cup 3rd Round - Sheffield Wednesday 1 Fulham 2 (micro post)

So my plan for 2009 is to cut back a little on posts but to help me keep track of what's happened and give the blog some sort of structure I'm going to put these mini-reports up. It might mean I'm just repeating stuff you can get on the BBC but hopefully you'll be able to pick out the wheat from the chaff fairly easily.

A great start to the year and our F.A. Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over Wednesday thanks to a brace from Andy Johnson. Hodgson fielded a strong side with Stoor, replacing Paintsil at right back, and Julian Gray (making his Fulham debut), on the left wing instead of Simon Davies, the only changes to the side that drew with the other team in Fulham. Andy Johnson struck early to give us the lead on 12 minutes. It was less than ten minutes however, before Tommy Spurr equalised with a cracking shot from distance. The scores remained level for most of the match but we snatched the win with AJ's second goal two minutes before the end of normal time.

The 4th round draw is live on ITV at 3:25 tomorrow, we're ball number 2.

Sheff Wed: Grant ,Buxton ,Beevers ,Wood ,Spurr ,Small(Modest ,78 ) ,McAllister ,O'Connor ,Boden ,Jeffers ,Johnson (Lekaj ,89)
Subs not used: Jameson,Liversidge,Wragg
Goals: Spurr (21)

Fulham: Schwarzer ,Stoor ,Hughes ,Hangeland ,Konchesky ,Gray (Davies ,77 ) ,Etuhu ,Murphy ,Dempsey ,Johnson ,Zamora (Nevland ,69)
Subs not used: Zuberbuhler,Pantsil,Andreasen,Kallio,Baird
Goals: Johnson (12, 88)

Bookings: O'Connor (Sheff Wed)

Attendance: 18,377

Referee: Lee Mason

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