Tuesday, February 24, 2009

F.A. Cup 5th Round Replay - Fulham 2 Swansea 1

Fulham edged a pedestrian first half, in which both teams exchanged free kicks from a variety of angles, but then got caught napping just after the break as that man Jason Scotland nipped in to give the Swans the lead. It took the arrival of our Captain Marvel, Danny Murphy, to kick the tie into life and turn the tide in our favour. Two goals in four minutes, the first from the excellent Clint Dempsey, the second from a resolute Bobby Zamora sealed the win and sent us through to a quarter final at home to Man Utd.

More tomorrow.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky, Davies, Dacourt (Murphy 59), Etuhu, Dempsey (Kamara 90), Nevland (Gera 60), Zamora Subs Not Used: Zuberbuhler, Milsom, Kallio, Baird.
Booked: Etuhu
Goals: Dempsey 77, Zamora 81

Swansea: De Vries, Rangel, Williams (Bessone 90), Serran, Tate, Gower (Tudur-Jones 55), Britton, Gomez, Dyer, Scotland, Bauza (Butler 72) Subs Not Used: Cornell, O'Leary, Orlandi, Collins
Booked: Bauza
Goals: Scotland 47

Att: 12,316

Ref: Mark Halsey (Lancashire)

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