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Fulham falter as Twente sew up Group K

Published: Thursday 1 December 2011, 21.06CET
FC Twente 1-0 Fulham FC
Marc Janko struck an 89th-minute winner as the Dutch side sealed top spot in Group K, though the 2010 finalists could join them in the last 32.
Fulham falter as Twente sew up Group K
Twente's Luuk de Jong wins a header against Fulham ©AFP

Match statistics

TwenteFulham

Goals scored1
 
0
Attempts on target4
 
1
Attempts off target8
 
3
Corners6
 
0
Offsides3
 
1
Fouls committed13
 
11
Yellow cards0
2
Red cards0
1

Standings

Group K

PPts
1FC Twente Twente513
2Fulham FC Fulham57
3Wisła Kraków Wisła56
4Odense BK OB53
Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:51 CET

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Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 1 December 2011, 21.06CET

Fulham falter as Twente sew up Group K

FC Twente 1-0 Fulham FC
Marc Janko struck an 89th-minute winner as the Dutch side sealed top spot in Group K, though the 2010 finalists could join them in the last 32.

Marc Janko's last-minute winner ensured FC Twente topped Group K although Fulham FC remain well-placed to join them in the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

The hosts winless run against English opposition was set to stretch to 13 matches when Roberto Rosales whipped in a low cross that substitute Janko side-footed in from close range to move the Tukkers six points clear at the Group K summit. Martin Jol's side, who had Andrew Johnson dismissed in added time, remain second but now only hold a one-point advantage over Wisła Kraków with a home game against eliminated Odense BK to come in a fortnight.

The first half was a cagey affair, punctuated by a duel between Twente schemer Nacer Chadli and Fulham custodian Mark Schwarzer. The keeper held sway with two important saves in the opening quarter of an hour, on both occasions diving low to his right to deny the talented 22-year-old.

Ola John had set up a competition-leading four goals in the group stage before this meeting and coach Co Adriaanse sent him on at half-time in a bid to broaden his side's creativity. The switch breathed life into the hosts with John instrumental in a dominant spell, even if only Emir Bajrami's swerving drive seriously threatened the Cottagers' rearguard before the hour mark.

Jol's charges should have hit the front against the side he represented as a player when defensive confusion allowed Johnson in on Nikolay Mihaylov, but the No8 scuffed wide of the far upright. Twente went close, too, as John's teasing cross was met by De Jong glancing header; he failed to get enough purchase. Janko was less profligate, though, with Johnson picking up his second yellow card by kicking the ball away in frustration in the dying seconds.

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Lineups

twente

Twente

fulham

Fulham

13
MihaylovNikolay Mihaylov (GK)
1
SchwarzerMark Schwarzer (GK)
4
WisgerhofPeter Wisgerhof (C)
2
KellyStephen Kelly
6
BramaWout Brama
3
John Arne RiiseJohn Arne Riise
7
LandzaatDenny Landzaat
5
HangelandBrede Hangeland
8
FerLeroy Fer
Substitution46
8
JohnsonAndrew Johnson
Yellow Card63
Red Card90+2
9
L. de JongLuuk de Jong
13
MurphyDanny Murphy (C)
11
BajramiEmir Bajrami
16
DuffDamien Duff
Substitution34
15
RosalesRoberto Rosales
18
HughesAaron Hughes
19
DouglasDouglas
20
EtuhuDickson Etuhu
20
TiendalliDwight Tiendalli
25
ZamoraBobby Zamora
Substitution86
22
ChadliNacer Chadli
Substitution79
30
DembéléMousa Dembélé
Substitution83

Substitutes

16
MarsmanNick Marsman (GK)
38
EtheridgeNeil Etheridge (GK)
2
CornelisseTim Cornelisse
9
Orlando SáOrlando Sá
Substitution86
5
BengtssonRasmus Bengtsson
10
KasamiPajtim Kasami
Substitution83
21
JankoMarc Janko
Substitution79
Goal89
14
SenderosPhilippe Senderos
23
BuysseBart Buysse
15
GecovMarcel Gecov
24
JohnOla John
Substitution46
21
FreiKerim Frei
Substitution34
39
GouriyeNinos Gouriye
28
BriggsMatthew Briggs

Coach

Co Adriaanse (NED) Martin Jol (NED)

Referee

Marijo Strahonja (CRO)

Assistant referees

Siniša Premužaj (CRO), Zeljko Novosel (CRO)

Fourth official

Ante Vučemilović (CRO)

Additional assistant referees

Igor Pristovnik (CRO), Damir Batinić (CRO)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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