Saturday, April 18, 2009

Middlesbrough 0 Fulham 0

Another beautiful 0-0 draw away from home to add to our collection of "perfect matches" this season. After six goals in the last two games I'd almost forgotten our normal routine but that's our seventh 0-0 on the road so far.

Middlesbrough are in a similar position to ourselves last year and fought tooth and nail for what would have been a massive three points. Schwarzer was equal to everything his former team could throw at him showing why he won player of the month for March and is Opta's current number one 'keeper in the league. At the other end we had good chances to claim a third away win on the trot. Zamora had the ball nicked of his toes by Brad Jones. Andy Johnson saw his deflected shot ricochet of the post and bounce along the line. Late on Kamara set up Dempsey whose shot rebounded back to Zamora who had his shot charged down. Great effort all round.

Middlesbrough: Jones, McMahon, Wheater, Huth, Taylor, Aliadiere, Sanli, Bates, Downing, King, Alves (Adam Johnson 83).
Subs Not Used: Turnbull, Hoyte, Riggott, Digard, Emnes, Shawky.
Booked: McMahon, Sanli, King.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Hughes, Hangeland, Konchesky, Davies (Gera 70), Murphy, Etuhu, Dempsey, Johnson (Kamara 87), Zamora.
Subs Not Used: Zuberbuhler, Nevland, Dacourt, Stoor, Baird.
Booked: Konchesky.

Att: 30,389

Ref: Peter Walton (Northamptonshire

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