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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC 21 Feb 18:39

Bristol City v Fulham

Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Championship game between Bristol City and Fulham.

Fulham – teamtalk.com 21 Feb 16:49

Johnson hoping for repeat of four-star show against Fulham

Manager Lee Johnson is hoping Bristol City replicate their display against Fulham earlier in the season when the two clubs meet at Ashton Gate on Wednesday night.

City produced one of their best performances since Johnson took charge just over a year ago as they beat Fulham 4-0 at Craven Cottage in September and the Robins boss has used video footage of that encounter to inspire his players.

“Certainly the second half was outstanding and we’ve watched it back actually because I think that game’s perceived as probably our best of the season,” Johnson told the club’s official website.

“It was a really tight game, but once we got the second goal they went very expansive and we killed them a couple of times on the counter and really secured the last 10 to 15 minutes well.

“So a similar performance would be great. If not, I’ll settle for a 1-0 win.”

The Robins will be without 21-goal striker Tammy Abraham after the Chelsea loanee was ruled out for “two to three weeks” due to a thigh injury sustained in last week’s defeat at Leeds.

“It’s a big loss for us given how many goals he has scored this season and how good he has been,” Johnson added.

“But it’s the best case scenario because at one point we thought it could be six to eight weeks.”

Defender Mark Little has been ruled out for a month after tearing his hamstring in the same game, so Zak Vyner and Adam Matthews are vying to step in at right-back.

Fulham must regroup quickly following their FA Cup exit at the hands of London rivals Tottenham at the weekend, with boss Slavisa Jokanovic spelling out where his side’s priorities now lie.

“We must forget this competition, we’re finished in the FA Cup,” Jokanovic said after his side’s 3-0 home defeat on Sunday.

“We have to rest and be ready for what is important right now, which is fighting for the top six and the next chance for us is Wednesday night.”

Fulham fans will be gunning for revenge against the Robins, who also knocked the Londoners out of the EFL Cup three days before that 4-0 league win in September.

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ESPN FC - Fulham News 21 Feb 14:58

Lee Johnson hoping Bristol City can replicate reverse display against Fulham

Bristol City Fulham 8:00 PM UTC Game Details Home: 39/20  Draw: 13/5  Away: 29/20  Odds from bet365 bet365 GameCast Lineups and Stats Bristol City manager Lee Johnson is counting on his side replicating their display against Fulham earlier in the season when the two clubs meet on Wednesday night at Ashton Gate.City produced one of their best performances since Johnson took charge just over a year ago as they beat Fulham 4-0 at Craven Cottage in September and the Robins boss has used video footage of that encounter to inspire his players."Certainly the second half was outstanding and we've watched it back actually because I think...

Fulham F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Feb 13:52

Alexei Smertin lands role as head of racism investigations

It's a high-profile role ahead of next year's World Cup, which is under scrutiny over violence involving Russian fans at last year's Euros and a rise in the number of racist incidents in Russia.

ESPN FC - Fulham News 20 Feb 21:53

Yanks Abroad: Brooks strong against Bayern

Herculez Gomez joins Mark Donaldson to break down the latest from around the world for Yanks Abroad.

Fulham F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 20 Feb 17:49

Zlatan Ibrahimovic - the best ever free transfer?

Where does Zlatan rank in a list of the Premier League's best free transfers? Sportsmail takes a look at the men who arrived for nothing, and left a big mark.

Fulham F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 20 Feb 01:04

Tottenham eye Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon

Tottenham are confident they can steal a march on their rivals by signing Fulham’s 16-year-old starlet Ryan Sessegnon. He can put pen to paper on a professional deal when he turns 17 in May.

Fulham F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 Feb 19:08

Tottenham boss Pochettino focused on 'final' against Gent

Mauricio Pochettino felt Tottenham had to prove their season was still 'alive' in the FA Cup on Sunday after a week of damaging defeats in the Premier League and Europa League.

ESPN FC - Fulham News 19 Feb 17:59

Harry Kane, Tottenham cruise into FA Cup quarterfinals by beating Fulham

Mauricio Pochettino says it was important for Spurs to rediscover the feeling of winning in their FA Cup win over Fulham. Harry Kane's hat trick saw Tottenham cruise past Fulham and reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. Harry Kane's hat trick saw Tottenham cruise past Fulham and reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. LONDON -- Three quick thoughts from Craven Cottage as Tottenham eased through the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-0 win over Fulham on Sunday afternoon. 1. Kane tallies treble as Spurs cruise  Tottenham breezed into the FA Cup quarterfinals having made short work of Fulham. Harry Kane, a prematch doubt to play at Craven Cottage, grabbed a clinically executed hat-trick: his final goal came in the 73rd minute, just as manager Mauricio Pochettino was trying to substitute his captain for the...

ESPN FC - Fulham News 19 Feb 17:16

Poch hopes Fulham win inspires Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino says it was important for Spurs to rediscover the feeling of winning in their FA Cup win over Fulham.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC 19 Feb 17:15

Fulham 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane scores a hat-trick as Tottenham reach the FA Cup quarter-finals with a comfortable win at Championship side Fulham.

ESPN FC - Fulham News 19 Feb 17:05

Fulham 0-3 Tottenham

Harry Kane's hat trick saw Tottenham cruise past Fulham and reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup.

Fulham – teamtalk.com 19 Feb 16:54

Kane hits treble as Tottenham sink Fulham in FA Cup

Tottenham booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup as Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win at Fulham on Sunday.

Christian Eriksen set up the first two for the England striker, with Dele Alli providing a neat pass for the third to wrap up a convincing and well-deserved triumph at Craven Cottage.

The result was a welcome one for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, who named a strong line-up having headed into the match on the back of two straight losses.

Great performance, great result, great support. We're back to winning ways! #COYS pic.twitter.com/zXEVhW3GeW

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 19, 2017

Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic had unexpectedly made five changes from the team that defeated Nottingham Forest 3-2 on Tuesday, naming highly rated 16-year-old Ryan Sessegnon and on-loan Chelsea forward Lucas Piazon among the substitutes.

Pochettino selected a similarly strong XI to that which on Thursday lost 1-0 in the Europa League at Gent. Michel Vorm started in goal in place of Hugo Lloris, while there were recalls for Eriksen and Son Heung-min, Kieran Trippier and the fit-again Jan Vertonghen – and the visitors’ superior quality almost instantly told.

In only the fourth minute, after Kane and Alli combined to send Eriksen one on one in the area with Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, Tim Ream raced back to produce an outstanding tackle from behind to prevent the opening goal.

Amid further pressure, Alli then intercepted a clearance on the edge of the area before sending a right-footed shot just wide of the far left post.

To Fulham’s credit, they attempted to match Spurs’ intensity, the effectiveness of which was helped by the Cottagers’ smaller pitch, but a lapse in concentration led to their visitors taking the lead.

From a 16th-minute throw-in, static defending allowed Trippier to put Eriksen into space on the right wing, and when the midfielder crossed first time towards Kane, the striker equally impressively sent a first-time finish low to Bettinelli’s right.

Vorm almost gifted Fulham an equaliser four minutes later, when, under pressure from Neeskens Kebano he passed straight to Tom Cairney. But, despite a near-open goal, Cairney’s position on the right wing restricted the angle for his quick shot and left the goalkeeper with a routine save.

Spurs’ dominance and the way their hosts quickly lost belief meant a second goal soon appeared sufficient for victory.

Harry Winks thought he had scored in the 28th minute when he sent a rebound from the offside Kane’s close-range shot into the bottom-left corner, but referee Robert Madley rightly disallowed.

The goal they needed, and Kane’s 18th of the season, instead arrived in the 51st minute and largely resembled the first. From the right, Trippier cut back to the edge of the area for Eriksen, whose cross was side-footed between Bettinelli’s legs by Kane.

Just as they had done with the second goal, Fulham appealed in vain for offside when the striker scored his third – and 10th goal in 10 games – in the 73rd minute.

With space on the break, Eriksen found Alli, who slid Kane through on goal against Bettinelli, and he finished to the goalkeeper’s left and towards the near post.

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Fulham F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 19 Feb 16:53

Fulham 0-3 Tottenham Hotspur: Kane hat-trick wraps up win

MATT BARLOW AT CRAVEN COTTAGE: Singing about Wembley does not have the same ring when you’re hiring the place out but Tottenham swaggered like they want to win the FA Cup.

Fulham – teamtalk.com 17 Feb 21:28

Quiz! How many of these FA Cup winning captains can you name?

With the FA Cup fifth round coming this weekend, we take a look back at past winners and who led them to glory.

There are many interesting ties in prospect as the number of teams in the FA Cup has been whittled down to just 16.

Sutton United host Arsenal after knocking out Leeds, Championship high-flyers Huddersfield Town host Manchester City, and Manchester United travel to Blackburn Rovers.

In addition, non-league Lincoln City travel to Burnley, while Oxford United have the long trip to Middlesbrough and Spurs face a trip to Fulham.

The “big teams” have been kept apart in this the fifth round, meaning that some tasty ties could be thrown up in the quarter-finals and beyond.

Looking back at previous tournaments, how many FA Cup winning captains can you name? Best of luck! Tweet your results to us at @TEAMtalk


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Fulham – teamtalk.com 17 Feb 13:35

FA Cup fifth round key statistics: United meet Rovers again

Chelsea head to Molineux as clear favourites, while Manchester United and Blackburn meet again and Spurs will be confident for their London derby with Fulham. Opta pick out the best stats from the upcoming FA Cup action

 

Burnley v Lincoln City

  • Burnley have progressed past Lincoln in all three of their post-war ties, although two of them had to go to replay.
  • However, Lincoln won the first ever tie between the sides in the FA Cup, an Intermediate Round replay in the 1904-05 edition of the competition.
  • The Clarets are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Lincoln in all competitions (W4 D3).
  • Lincoln City have reached the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since the 1886-87, eventually losing out to Glasgow Rangers.
  • Burnley haven’t progressed to the sixth round since 2002-03, losing at the fifth round stage four times since.
  • The Imps’ have lost their FA Cup top goalscorer this season – Theo Robinson (five goals) left to join Southend United on transfer deadline day.
  • Burnley have lost just three of their last 29 competitive home matches (W20 D6 L3).
  • Lincoln have won seven of their last eight games in all competitions (L1), winning each of the last four.

Huddersfield Town v Manchester City

  • Huddersfield and Manchester City have been paired together twice before in the FA Cup – City were victorious in both ties (Round 4 in 1925/26 and Round 3 in 1987/88, though they needed two replays).
  • The Terriers have failed to score in three of their previous four FA Cup games with Manchester City.
  • Neither of these teams conceded a goal in Round 3 or Round 4, with both Huddersfield and Man City scoring eight goals so far in the competition.
  • This is the first game between the two clubs in any competition since February 2000, when they played out a 1-1 draw in the second tier. Clyde Wijnhard opened the scoring before Shaun Goater equalised for City.
  • Yaya Toure has scored in both round of the FA Cup so far this season, after failing to score in his previous eight FA Cup games.
  • Huddersfield Town haven’t gone beyond the fifth round of the FA Cup since 1971/72.
  • Manchester City have won five of their last seven away contests in all competitions (L2), with each victory coming with a clean sheet.
  • The Terriers are unbeaten in seven home games since losing to Wigan in November (all comps, W6 D1).

Middlesbrough v Oxford United

  • This will be the first contest between Middlesbrough and Oxford United in cup competition.
  • The last time the sides played each other was in 1997/98 while in the second tier, as Boro ran out 4-1 winners in both games.
  • Oxford United are the top scoring team in the competition so far this season (14 goals). They’ve only conceded twice on their way to the fifth round.
  • This is the U’s first appearance in the fifth round of the FA Cup since 1994, in which they were knocked out by Chelsea, who were finalists that season.
  • This is the third time in the last five seasons in which Middlesbrough have made the fifth round, losing 2-0 to Chelsea in 2013 and by the scoreline v Arsenal in 2015.
  • Alvaro Negredo has scored four goals in five previous FA Cup appearances.
  • Middlesbrough have scored just 24 goals in 28 games in all competitions this season.
  • Oxford have won five of their last six away games in all competitions (L1).

Millwall v Leicester City

  • Millwall have progressed from their last two FA Cup ties v Leicester (Round 5 in 1984/85 and Round 3 in 1990/91), after losing the first two.
  • Leicester have won their last two games with Millwall (in the Championship in 2013/14), after losing each of the previous four.
  • Millwall last played in Round 5 in 2012/13, beating non-league Luton on their way to the semi-final that season.
  • The Foxes last progressed beyond the fifth round in 2011/12, losing to eventual winners Chelsea in the sixth round.
  • The Lions have kept clean sheets in three of their four FA Cup games this season, conceding twice to Braintree Town in the second round.
  • Jamie Vardy scored twice the last time he played Millwall, as Leicester beat them 3-0 in November 2013.
  • Leicester City have won 11 competitive games in 2016-17 so far; over half of which have come in cup competitions (five in Premier League, four in Champions League, two in FA Cup).
  • The Foxes have lost five of their six games this season directly before a Champions League fixture (D1).

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea

Wolves: Celebrate win in Nottingham

  • The last time Wolves and Chelsea met in the FA Cup was in Round 6 in 1993/94, which saw the Blues win thanks to a Gavin Peacock goal.
  • Wolves were beaten 6-0 in the Capital One Cup by Chelsea in September 2012. Gary Cahill scored the opening goal of that match while Victor Moses scored the sixth.
  • The last team to knock out both Chelsea and Liverpool in the same FA Cup campaign were Barnsley back in 2007/08.
  • Pedro has scored three times and assisted another two goals for Chelsea in the FA Cup this season.
  • Helder Costa scored in Round 3 against Stoke, then provided assists for both goals v Liverpool in Round 4.
  • Chelsea have won nine of their last 10 games in all competitions v Wolves (L1), keeping seven clean sheets in the process.
  • After winning five successive away games, Chelsea have won just one of their last four in all competitions (D2 L1).
  • Antonio Conte’s side have failed to score in just one of their last 11 away games in all competitions.

Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino: Expecting quiet January

  • Tottenham have progressed from five of their previous six FA Cup ties against Fulham, but were knocked out by them in the most recent meeting (4-0 in Round 4, 2010/11)
  • However, since that 4-0 win, Fulham have lost each of their last three games versus Spurs at Craven Cottage.
  • Ryan Sessegnon scored and assisted in Fulham’s Round 4 victory over Hull – he also scored in the third round v Cardiff.
  • Son Heung-Min has scored in both rounds of Spurs’ FA Cup campaign so far, scoring in the 97th minute v Wycombe to help his side progress.
  • Fulham haven’t knocked out two Premier League teams in the same FA Cup campaign as a lower league side since 1998/99 (Aston Villa and Southampton).
  • Spurs have progressed from 12 of their last 13 FA Cup ties against teams from lower down the pyramid – the exception being against Leeds in 2012/13.

Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United

  • Blackburn and Manchester United last met in the FA Cup in 1984/85, with United winning 2-0 in Round 5 with goals from Gordon Strachan and Paul McGrath.
  • Rovers haven’t beaten Manchester United at home in any competition since winning 4-3 February 2006 (D3 L3). David Bentley scored a hat-trick in that game.
  • Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young both scored in United’s last visit to Ewood Park back in April 2012, a 2-0 win.
  • Manchester United have won both of their FA Cup ties this season by a 4-0 scoreline against Championship teams Reading and Wigan.
  • Anthony Martial has been involved in nine goals in his last eight FA Cup games (3 goals, 6 assists).
  • This is the third season in a row that Blackburn have made it to the fifth round – they lost 5-1 to West Ham last season but beat Stoke City 4-1 in 2014/15 at this stage.
  • Blackburn have lost only one of their last five games at Ewood Park in all competitions (W3 D1).
  • Jose Mourinho’s side have lost just one of their previous nine away matches in all competitions (W6 D2).

Sutton United v Arsenal

Sutton United: Make FA Cup 5th round

  • Sutton are playing their first ever fifth round FA Cup tie in their history. By contrast, this will be Arsenal’s 54th game at this stage since 1925/26.
  • The last non-league team to win an FA Cup home game against top-flight opposition were Sutton United vs Coventry in 1989.
  • Despite beating Coventry, Sutton have conceded 15 goals in three previous games v top-flight sides in the FA Cup.
  • This will be Arsenal’s first game against a non-league side in the FA Cup since 2002/03, when they beat Farnborough 5-1 at Highbury.
  • No non-league team has ever reached the sixth round of the FA Cup in its current format (Lincoln can also do this in this round).
  • Arsenal could reach the sixth round for the fourth season in a row, something they haven’t done since 2005 (five in succession).
  • Theo Walcott has scored five times in his last two away FA Cup games for the Gunners.
  • Sutton midfielder Craig Eastmond played 10 times for Arsenal between October 2009 and November 2010, including one appearance in the FA Cup; a game that they lost 1-3 to Stoke City.

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Fulham – teamtalk.com 17 Feb 12:39

Vertonghen boost for Tottenham?s FA Cup tie at Fulham

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is available for Sunday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie at Fulham.

Vertonghen is likely to start on the bench after recovering from an ankle problem but Danny Rose and Erik Lamela are still out with knee and hip injuries respectively.

Harry Kane sustained a knock to his knee in Spurs’ Europa League defeat to Gent on Thursday and may not be risked at Craven Cottage.

Provisional squad: Lloris, Vorm, Lopez, Davies, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Carter-Vickers, Wimmer, Walker, Trippier, Wanyama, Winks, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Sissoko, Onomah, Son, Janssen, Kane.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC 14 Feb 23:55

Fulham 3-2 Nottingham Forest

Fulham emerge victorious from an entertaining Championship game against Nottingham Forest at Craven Cottage.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC 11 Feb 19:19

Fulham 3-2 Wigan Athletic

Neeskens Kebano's stoppage-time winner for Fulham sinks Championship strugglers Wigan at Craven Cottage.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Fulham | BBC 4 Feb 18:34

Birmingham City 1-0 Fulham

Lukas Jutkiewicz's goal against 10-man Fulham ends a 10-game winless run since Gianfranco Zola became Birmingham boss.

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