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  • Fulham 2-1 Arsenal: Zamora great-finish, Djourou sent-off

    Arsenal had to come home empty-handed in his visit to the headquarters Fulham. Had superior first, they eventually lost 1-2 after the home team scored in injury time.

    Compete at Craven Cottage on Monday (02/01/2012), Arsenal's first lead at halftime. Goals scored by Laurent Koscielny's header.

    In the second half, the home team appeared very offensive. They sought to pursue a goal deficit.

    Fulham are awakening in the second half after Johan Djourou sending off  . Superior number of players to make them more energized.

    The result, at the last minute, they had scored two goals. Steve Sidwell and Bobby Zamora the hero of The Cottagers.

    This defeat makes Arsenal was moved from the fifth Premier League standings with 36 points from 20 matches. Fulham moved up to 13th place with 23 points.

    The game

    Arsenal hit since the early minutes. They immediately endanger the Fulham goal is escorted by David Stockdale.

    Gervinho get a chance in the first minute. However, his shot was still rising far.

    Seven minutes later, the Ivory Coast international striker was again obtained a chance. But, sontekannya forward Robin van Persie's corner wide.

    In the 10th minute, Fulham's turn to spread threats through Zamora shot. But, Wojciech Szczesny was alert to secure the ball.

    Brede Hangeland of business on the 15th minute also was fruitless. Utilizing Danny Murphy free kick, his header flew over the bar.

    Arsenal opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Starting from the feed side is turned toward Aaron Ramsey after the Fulham loss, then drove the ball toward the terkawal Koscielny. Without difficulty, the French defender headed the ball into the Fulham goal.

    Moments later, Arsenal almost double the advantage. In a crisis in the penalty box Fulham, Ramsey shot from close range can still be dammed Stockdale.

    In the 31st minute, Fulham almost equalized. Bryan Ruiz individual action by snaking through some of the Arsenal players and then fired a shot from outside the penalty box. However, the direction is still sideways.

    Two minutes later, Arsenal have a good chance by Van Persie. Francis Coquelin received a cross, Van Persie flick towards goal Fulham, but still secured by Stockdale.

    Stockdale returned to rescue important in the final minutes of the first half. As he fell, he caught the ball a hard kick Ramsey.

    Until the end of the first half, Arsenal winning 1-0.

    At the beginning of the second half, Arsenal Fulham threatened by efforts Ruiz. But Costa Rica volley players that can still be secured by Szczesny.

    Sidwell experiments conducted in the 60th minute had not yielded a goal. Thin long-distance kick over the bar.

    Opportunities to obtain Philippe Senderos and a few minutes later, Clint Dempsey also did not change position. Heading them was wide.

    Since the 78th minute, Arsenal had to play with 10 players. Djourou sent off for receiving a second yellow card.

    Superior number of players, Fulham freer press. Their hard work finally paid off in the 85th minute.

    From a corner kick situation, the ball met Sidwell Senderos and then forwarded to the Arsenal. Szczesny who tried to cut the ball to bite the fingers tremble to see his goal.

    When entering the second minute of injury time, Arsenal disastrous to happen. Starting line behind their failure to secure a cross from the right side, the ball fell to the feet Zamora a direct kick off the first time into the near post. Arsenal goalkeeper vibrating again.

    Final score 2-1 to Fulham victory.

    Teams Line-up:

    Fulham: Stockdale; Kelly, Hangeland, Senderos, JA Riise; Ruiz, Sidwell, Dembele, Murphy (Frei 69 '), Dempsey; Zamora

    Arsenal: Szczesny; Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Coquelin; Arteta, Song; Walcott (Rosicky 65 '), Ramsey (Squillaci 81'), Gervinho (Benayoun 74 '); Van Persie


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