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Fulham feat allays fears

Published: Sunday 7 November 2004, 23.00CET
Fulham FC eased their relegation fears with a comprehensive 4-1 win away against Newcastle United FC.

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Published: Sunday 7 November 2004, 23.00CET

Fulham feat allays fears

Fulham FC eased their relegation fears with a comprehensive 4-1 win away against Newcastle United FC.

Fulham FC eased their relegation fears with a comprehensive 4-1 win against Newcastle United FC at St. James' Park, while Middlesbrough FC salvaged a late draw at Bolton Wanderers FC and Manchester United FC were held at home.

Crossley heroics
Just two weeks after manager Chris Coleman issued his players a stark warning that if their form did not improve, they would become embroiled in "a relegation dogfight", his charges duly responded with a surprise win at Newcastle. Collins John broke the deadlock on the counterattack after 28 minutes, though by that time Mark Crossley had already pulled off a string of excellent saves in the Fulham goal. 

Malbranque double
The former Nottingham Forest FC goalkeeper continued to keep the home side at bay after Steed Malbranque completed another rapid break on 65 minutes to double the lead. The Frenchman then converted a penalty and Luis Boa Morte made it four with a clever chip, before Craig Bellamy headed a late consolation for Newcastle.

Boateng equaliser
The defeat leaves Graeme Souness' side ninth, six points behind the coveted fourth place currently held by Bolton. It could have been better for Sam Allardyce's team, who despite having Jussi Jaaskelainen sent off, looked on course for a victory before George Boateng cancelled out Henrik Pedersen's goal in injury time to give Middlesbrough a share of the spoils.

Manchester derby
Steve McClaren's side are now fifth, a point clear of United, who lie seventh after they were held to a goalless draw by Manchester City FC at Old Trafford. The derby, dominated by resolute defending, ended in further damage for the home side who had Alan Smith sent off for a second bookable offence just before the final whistle.

Last updated: 07/11/04 23.15CET

Results

English Premier League 2004/05

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 19/06/2018 18:27 CET

05/11/2017

ChelseaChelsea1-0Man. UnitedMan. United

Morata 55

Venue: London

05/11/2017

EvertonEverton3-2WatfordWatford

Niasse 67, Calvert-Lewin 74, Baines 90+1 (P)

de Andrade 46, Kabasele 64

Venue: Liverpool

05/11/2017

Man. CityMan. City3-1ArsenalArsenal

De Bruyne 19, Agüero 50 (P), Jesus 74

Lacazette 65

Venue: Manchester

05/11/2017

TottenhamTottenham1-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Son 64

Venue: London

04/11/2017

West HamWest Ham1-4LiverpoolLiverpool

Lanzini 55

Salah 21, 75, Matip 24, Oxlade-Chamberlain 56

Venue: London

04/11/2017

SwanseaSwansea0-1BrightonBrighton

Murray 29

Venue: Swansea

04/11/2017

HuddersfieldHuddersfield1-0West BromWest Brom

Van la Parra 44

Venue: Huddersfield

04/11/2017

NewcastleNewcastle0-1BournemouthBournemouth

Cook 90+2

Venue: Newcastle

04/11/2017

SouthamptonSouthampton0-1BurnleyBurnley

Vokes 81

Venue: Southampton

04/11/2017

StokeStoke2-2LeicesterLeicester

Shaqiri 39, Crouch 73

Iborra 33, Mahrez 60

Venue: Stoke

Standings

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