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Freak bounce gives Twente point at Fulham

Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 22.58CET
Fulham FC 1-1 FC Twente
Andrew Johnson's opener was cancelled out by an unfortunate deflection off Mark Schwarzer in a lively Group K opener.
by Paul Saffer
from Craven Cottage

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Match statistics

FulhamTwente

Goals scored1
 
1
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners5
 
4
Offsides4
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
13
Yellow cards4
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Group K

PPts
1Odense BK OB13
2FC Twente Twente11
3Fulham FC Fulham11
4Wisła Kraków Wisła10
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Published: Thursday 15 September 2011, 22.58CET

Freak bounce gives Twente point at Fulham

Fulham FC 1-1 FC Twente
Andrew Johnson's opener was cancelled out by an unfortunate deflection off Mark Schwarzer in a lively Group K opener.

A freak deflection off Mark Schwarzer cost Fulham FC victory in their UEFA Europa League Group K opener against FC Twente.

The 2010 finalists seemed on course when Andrew Johnson gave them an early lead. However, a ricochet off Schwarzer following Luuk de Jong's header on 41 minutes ensured Twente a useful point, though Fulham's unbeaten European record at Craven Cottage remains.

Twente began with De Jong at centre forward and regular right-back Roberto Rosales pushed into wide attack in Marc Janko's absence as they continue to regroup after Bryan Ruiz's departure for Fulham. And the visitors began in a lively manner as they aimed to win in England for the first time.

It was Fulham, including debutant Zdeněk Grygera, who had the first good chance though, Clint Dempsey forcing Nikolay Mihaylov into a diving save. Mihaylov was beaten on 19 minutes when Johnson pounced on a back pass from Dwight Tiendalli, made space in the box and produced a lofted side-foot finish off the far post.

At the other end, Schwarzer had to get down well to deny De Jong and the goalkeeper also saved from Willem Janssen. It was still a surprise, though, when a Rosales cross was inadvertently flicked by Steve Sidwell to De Jong, whose header bounced in off the inside of a post and the luckless Schwarzer.

Dempsey nearly restored Fulham's lead on 53 minutes, turning Pajtim Kasami's cross wide and Mihaylov bravely blocked from Johnson at close range. It was not constant Fulham pressure but when they attacked they were dangerous, Dempsey again testing Mihaylov.

Gradually, though, Twente began to see more of the ball and not even Bobby Zamora's introduction could edge the game back in Fulham's favour. The home side even needed the impressive Matthew Briggs to block from Tim Cornelisse, before Rosales curled wide in added time.

Last updated: 27/11/12 20.57CET

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Lineups

fulham

Fulham

twente

Twente

1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
Goal40
13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
4
SidwellSteve Sidwell
2
CornelisseTim Cornelisse
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof (C)
6
BairdChris Baird
6
BramaWout Brama
Yellow Card36
8
JohnsonAndrew Johnson
Goal19
Substitution65
8
FerLeroy Fer
10
KasamiPajtim Kasami
Substitution73
9
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
13
MurphyDanny Murphy (C)
Yellow Card71
14
JanssenWillem Janssen
Substitution83
23
DempseyClint Dempsey
Yellow Card90+1
15
RosalesRoberto Rosales
Yellow Card61
26
GrygeraZdeněk Grygera
Yellow Card16
19
DouglasDouglas
28
BriggsMatthew Briggs
Substitution80
20
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
30
DembéléMousa Dembélé
24
JohnOla John
Substitution67

Substitutes

38
EtheridgeNeil Etheridge (GK)
1
BoschkerSander Boschker (GK)
2
KellyStephen Kelly
7
LandzaatDenny Landzaat
Substitution83
9
Orlando SáOrlando Sá
11
BajramiEmir Bajrami
Substitution67
14
SenderosPhilippe Senderos
Substitution80
Yellow Card82
12
BerghuisSteven Berghuis
15
GecovMarcel Gecov
18
LeugersThilo Leugers
16
DuffDamien Duff
Substitution73
21
JankoMarc Janko
25
ZamoraBobby Zamora
Substitution65
23
BuysseBart Buysse

Coach

Martin Jol (NED) Co Adriaanse (NED)

Referee

Antonio Damato (ITA)

Assistant referees

Riccardo Di Fiore (ITA), Roberto Iannello (ITA)

Fourth official

Domenico Celi (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Christian Brighi (ITA), Gabriele Gava (ITA)

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