• English Barclays Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 8:00pm
  • Craven Cottage
  • Attendance: 24,791
FulhamFulhamvWest HamWest Ham
  • Berbatov, 10
  • Rodallega, 49
  • O'Brien, og 90+1
  • Nolan, 48

live commentary

95 mins:Fulham were good value for their win as they earn just their third win in sixteen League games, while West Ham's bad run continues after this defeat as they have picked up just eight points in their last 12 games.

94 mins:Full-time at Craven Cottage, though West Ham should have had apenalty at the end after Riise handled.

92 mins:West Ham look to pull one back instantly, but the Fulham defence holds firm.

90 mins:GOAL FULHAM 3-1 WEST HAM Fulham clinch the win as MLADEN PETRIC slots in the rebound after Jaaskelainen saves a shot from Rodallega.

89 mins:West Ham appeal for a penalty as the ball hits Senderos' hand, think it would have been harsh.

87 mins:Tomkins has a chance with a header but he doesn't connect properly and the ball goes wide.

85 mins:Hugo Rodallega outpaces the Hammers defence, but his volley is wide of the goal.

83 mins:Another chance for Carroll but he shoots over from Nolan's pass.

82 mins:Fulham still on the attack at Craven Cottage, not trying to hold on to their lead.

80 mins:John-Arne Riise is wide with a shot before Jaaskelainen saves from Mladen Petric.

78 mins:Both sides still going for it here.

76 mins:Andy Carroll is straight into the action as he has a shot that forces Schwarzer into a save.

75 mins:Changes for both sides as firstly Petric replaces Berbatov before Andy Carroll enters the fray for the Hammers.

74 mins:West Ham after a penalty there after Joe Cole tries to run on to Cole's knockdown, Chris Foy says no.

72 mins:Close! Berbatov is just wide with a right footed shot from outside the area.

71 mins:Corner for West Ham comes to nothing.

69 mins:Chance for West Ham on the counter with Joe Cole, but he is halted by the Fulham defence.

69 mins:Great save by Schwarzer, from Kevin Nolan's cross shot.

67 mins:West Ham have also made a substitution with Matt Taylor coming on.

66 mins:Giorgios Karagounis' night is over, he's being replaced by Baird, while Bryan Ruiz comes off for Dejagah.

64 mins:Don't think the goal scoring has been done for the night in this one yet.

62 mins:Mark Schwarzer is forced to gather a curling shot from Kevin Nolan.

60 mins:Fulham ball into the box just evades Brede Hangeland

58 mins:Riether is booked for a foul on Diame.

57 mins:Carlton Cole is on for the Hammers replacing Chamakh.

55 mins:Jarvis runs into the Fulham box, but his cross is staright into the arms of Schwarzer.

53 mins:Free-kick in a dangerous position for the home side but Ruiz tries to be too clever and his pass is cleared.

51 mins:Frenetic start to the second half here.

49 mins:GOAL FULHAM 2-1 WEST HAM Home side instantly back in front as HUGO RODALLEGA nips in between two Hammers defenders and heads in Duff's cross.

48 mins:GOAL FULHAM 1-1 WEST HAM KEVIN NOLAN volleys in left-footed to equalise for the Hammers who had made a bright start to the second half.

46 mins:Second half gets underway.

45 mins:Half time at Craven Cottage with Fulham good value for their lead, that Dimitar Berbatov gave them with a geader after ten minutes. West Ham will feel aggrieved as three Fulham men were offside when the ball was played in, though in truth they have been pretty toothless in attack.

45 mins:West Ham have a corner with a minute of injury time to be played.

43 mins:Brilliant from Berbatov there, won the ball back before running from halfway, before unleashing a shot that went just wide.

41 mins:Chamakh has struggled to get into the game so far, though to be fair he's been starved od service.

39 mins:Good build up play from Fulham results in Ruiz almost finding Rodallega with a chipped ball into the area.

37 mins:Karagounis tries his luck from distance, but his shot is blocked.

35 mins:Fulham threaten through Berbatov, but his cross is cleared.

33 mins:Sidwell was booked after that melee, though his challenge was quite dangerous.

31 mins:Diame is in the thick of it here as he and Sidwell go in for a challenge, then engage in a shoving match, which gets most of the other players involved.

29 mins:Kevin Nolan is the latest Hammer to get in a header, but he heads wide from Diame's cross.

27 mins:Damien Duff is just wide with a shot.

25 mins:Matt Jarvis heads over the bar from a Kevin Nolan cross.

23 mins:West Ham, who have lost five of their last six away and only scored six league goals away from Upton Park are struggling to break down Fulham at the minute.

21 mins:West Ham put a couple of balls into the box, but are unable to threaten Schwarzer.

19 mins:Chance for Rodallega, but he shoots over the bar, may have been better trying to play Berbatov in.

17 mins:The away side getting back into this.

15 mins:West Ham boss Sam Allardyce may have something to say about the Fulham opener, as three of their men looked offside when that ball was crossed in.

13 mins:Fulham more than deserve this lead at the moment.

11 mins:GOAL FULHAM 1-0 WEST HAM DIMITAR BERBATOV flicks the ball in from an inswinging free-kick by Damien Duff.

9 mins:Jussi Jaaskelainen is the first keeper called into action, as Bryan Ruiz stings his palms with a shot.

7 mins:Both sides, who are both on a run of poor form, sense this is a winnable game.

5 mins:Bright start by both sides as Fulham are instantly on the attack, though they are unable to fashion a chance.

3 mins:Early chance for Joe Cole and the Hammers, but his shot goes wide, it worries Schwarzer though.

1 mins:The game gets underway at Craven Cottage.

Hugo Rodallega returns to the starting line-up for Fulham, with Philippe Senderos and Giorgos Karagounis the other changes from the FA Cup defeat at Old Trafford on Saturday. New loan signing from Arsenal, Emmanuel Frimpong is on the bench. Marouane Chamakh returns for West Ham after being ineligible for the game against parent club Arsenal last week, while Andy Carroll, out of action since November with a knee injury, is on the bench for the Hammers.

  • English Barclays Premier League
  • 30 January 2013, 8:00pm
  • Craven Cottage
  • Attendance: 24,791
FulhamFulhamvWest HamWest Ham
  • Berbatov, 10
  • Rodallega, 49
  • O'Brien, og 90+1
  • Nolan, 48

match report

Fulham returned to winning ways after recording just their third victory in 16 Premier League games thanks to a 3-1 home success against West Ham.

Birthday boy Dimitar Berbatov gave the hosts the perfect start thanks to a controversial opening goal after just 10 minutes.

However, the visitors hit back three minutes into the second half with Kevin Nolan netting to restore parity, but the lead lasted just 33 seconds as Hugo Rodallega fired the Cottagers back in front.

And Martin Jol's side made sure of all three points after an unfortuante own goal by Joey O'Brien in stoppage time.

Jussi Jaaskelainen was forced into action in the eighth minute, parrying away a fierce Bryan Ruiz effort from 20 yards.

Fulham pressed and soon broke the deadlock, with Berbatov nodding home just 10 minutes in. Damien Duff sent across a free-kick from the right, which looked to take the slightest of touches off Ruiz as it made its way to Berbatov to head home.

It was a moment of luck for the hosts as the Bulgarian was offside when the ball was whipped in - something the forward seemed aware of given he looked at the linesman before celebrating.

West Ham showed impressive fight by the Thames, levelling things up through captain Nolan in the 48th minute.

Mark Noble played a quick free-kick that caught the hosts off guard and Nolan did well to fire a low left-footed strike from an acute angle past Mark Schwarzer.

Parity lasted for just a minute, though, as Duff burst down the left flank and sent in a cross that Rodallega reached ahead of West Ham's defenders to bundle home.

Andy Carroll replaced his former Liverpool team-mate Joe Cole and forced Schwarzer into action moments into his first appearance since November 28th.

But the victory was secured in stoppage time when O'Brien inadvertently put into his own goal from Mladen Petric's cross-shot.

It was just Fulham's second league win of 2013 as they moved above their opponents into 12th position in the standings.

team line-up

1Mark Schwarzer
4Philippe Senderos
5Brede Hangeland
3John Arne Riise
27Sascha Riether
20Hugo Rodallega
7Steve Sidwell
16Damien Duff
14Giorgios Karagounis66
9Dimitar Berbatov76
11Bryan Ruiz67


6Chris Baird66
38Neil Etheridge
12Emmanuel Frimpong
24Ashkan Dejagah67
29Simon Davies
18Aaron Hughes
10Mladen Petric76


Chris Foy

team line-up

22Jussi Jääskeläinen
20Guy Demel67
17Joey O'Brien
5James Tomkins
2Winston Reid
16Mark Noble
4Kevin Nolan
21Mohamed Diamé
29Marouane Chamakh56
26Joe Cole76
7Matthew Jarvis


32Gary O'Neil
13Stephen Henderson
14Matthew Taylor67
8Andy Carroll76
18Emanuel Pogatetz
12Ricardo Vaz Te
9Carlton Cole56


Chris Foy

match stats

possession %4456
shots on target54
shots off target87
tackles won3420