Sunday, November 30, 2008
Fulham stoically held on for another road draw on Saturday, digging in to earn a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.
The tie marked Fulham's second consecutive away draw against tough opposition, after the Cottagers tied Liverpool last weekend.
Clint Dempsey went the full 90 minutes for Fulham, and earned a yellow card in the fourth minute. Goalkeeper Brad Guzan was in his customary position of backup for the hosts, though he could be back on the field in midweek when Aston Villa take on MSK Zilina in the UEFA Cup.
Another American goalkeeper, Brad Friedel, added another award to his already storied career thanks to his appearance in Saturday's game. Friedel broke the record for consecutive starts in the Premier League, when he took the field for the 167th consecutive time against Fulham.
For Nancy Armour's article on both Brads (Friedel and Guzan) at Aston Villa, click here.
Next up for Fulham is a return to Craven Cottage to take on Manchester City next Saturday.
Picture from soccernet.com
Posted at 6:22 AM