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Zamora thunderbolt shakes Shakhtar

Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 22.55CET
Fulham FC 2-1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
A startling strike from the Cottagers' burly front-man Bobby Zamora handed the 2008/09 UEFA Cup winners a narrow defeat on the banks of the Thames.
by Andy Brassell
from Craven Cottage

Match statistics

FulhamShakhtar Donetsk

Goals scored2
 
1
Attempts on target4
 
5
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners1
 
6
Offsides0
1
Fouls committed13
 
14
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Thursday 18 February 2010, 22.55CET

Zamora thunderbolt shakes Shakhtar

Fulham FC 2-1 FC Shakhtar Donetsk
A startling strike from the Cottagers' burly front-man Bobby Zamora handed the 2008/09 UEFA Cup winners a narrow defeat on the banks of the Thames.

Fulham FC extended their unbeaten run at home in European ties to 13 against the winners of the last edition of the UEFA Cup, FC Shakhtar Donetsk.

Zoltán Gera's early goal gave the hosts the perfect start before Luiz Adriano equalised, but Bobby Zamora's second-half rocket ensured Roy Hodgson's men take a slender lead into next Thursday's UEFA Europa League round of 32 return leg in Ukraine.

The Londoners opened with confidence befitting a side that had never lost at home in Europe, and Andriy Pyatov was forced to tip over Brede Hangeland's header from Danny Murphy's delivery in the first 30 seconds. Murphy again had a key role as the hosts took a third-minute lead, with his incisive through ball finding Zamora, whose lay-off played in Gera. The Hungarian's shot squirmed under Pyatov and in.

Murphy went close in the 23rd minute when his free-kick sailed just wide of Pyatov's left-hand post, but Mircea Lucescu's side recovered from their tough opening and began to pass the ball smoothly. After 31 minutes, Darijo Srna's cross-shot fizzed just wide after Răzvan Raţ's centre from the left had not cleared. Fulham's reprieve was brief: one minute later, Ilsinho sent Luiz Adriano clear and the Brazilian beat Mark Schwarzer courtesy of a sidestep and composed finish.

With few second-half chances, it took a moment of brilliance for Hodgson's side to retake the lead on 63 minutes. This time Gera set up Zamora, his delightful back-heel being smashed into the top corner by the powerful striker via the underside of the bar. Zamora almost added to his haul moments later but headed wide while unmarked. Fernandinho's late goal had rescued a draw on Shakhtar's last visit to London, against Tottenham Hotspur FC at the same stage last season, and he almost repeated the trick in added time, only for Schwarzer to parry his lofted chip and ensure Fulham held on.

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Lineups

fulham

Fulham

shakhtar donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
30
PyatovAndriy Pyatov (GK)
2
KellyStephen Kelly
3
HübschmanTomáš Hübschman
Substitution78
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
5
KucherOlexandr Kucher
6
BairdChris Baird
7
FernandinhoFernandinho
11
GeraZoltán Gera
Goal3
Substitution89
8
JádsonJádson
Substitution75
13
MurphyDanny Murphy (C)
Yellow Card53
11
IlsinhoIlsinho
16
DuffDamien Duff
17
Luiz AdrianoLuiz Adriano
Yellow Card21
Goal32
18
HughesAaron Hughes
22
WillianWillian
20
EtuhuDickson Etuhu
26
RaţRăzvan Raţ
25
ZamoraBobby Zamora
Goal63
33
SrnaDarijo Srna (C)
Yellow Card45
29
DaviesSimon Davies
44
RakitskiyYaroslav Rakitskiy

Substitutes

19
ZuberbühlerPascal Zuberbühler (GK)
12
KhudzhamovRustam Khudzhamov (GK)
10
NevlandErik Nevland
18
M. LewandowskiMariusz Lewandowski
17
Bjørn Helge RiiseBjørn Helge Riise
19
GaiOlexiy Gai
26
SmallingChris Smalling
20
Douglas CostaDouglas Costa
Substitution75
27
GreeningJonathan Greening
21
GladkiyOlexandr Gladkiy
35
ElmDavid Elm
Substitution89
23
KravchenkoKonstyantyn Kravchenko
Substitution78
44
Marsh-BrownKeanu Marsh-Brown
32
IshchenkoMykola Ishchenko

Coach

Roy Hodgson (ENG) Mircea Lucescu (ROU)

Referee

Serge Gumienny (BEL)

Assistant referees

Mark Simons (BEL), Frank Bleyen (BEL)

Fourth official

Stéphane Breda (BEL)

Additional assistant referees

Johan Verbist (BEL), Luc Wouters (BEL)

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