Monday, April 28, 2008

Fulham Still Fighting

Fulham produced a thrilling fight back on Saturday to come from behind against Manchester City and keep their hopes of Premier League survival alive. The Cottagers were down two goals within the first half and hour after Stephen Ireland and Benjani put Sven Goran Eriksson's side on course for what looked like it was going to be an easy victory.

Fulham kept fighting, and in the second half substitute Diomansy Kamara clawed a first goal back in the 70th minute. The comeback was on, and in the 79th minute, Danny Murphy converted the rebound from his own penalty kick. At 2-2, Fulham continued to press for the victory and in injury time their efforts were rewarded. Kamara picked up a Murphy pass just outside the box, took a touch and smashed the ball into the roof of the Man City net to give Fulham a 3-2 victory.

With the three points, Fulham injected life into their bid to avoid relegation. Now with two games remaining, there's still a lot of work to do and the current table looks like this:

16. Bolton, 33 pts
17. Reading, 33 pts
18 Birmingham, 32 pts

19. Fulham, 30 pts.

Fulham plays Birmingham this weekend in a bona fide six pointer at the bottom of the table. If Fulham wins and Reading loses, the Cottagers could potentially climb out of the bottom three...

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