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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. features

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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.

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English Premier League 2004/05

Last updated: 19/06/2019 14:47 CET


ChelseaChelsea3-1Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Morata 32, 65, Pedro Rodríguez 70

Townsend 53

Venue: London


Man. CityMan. City6-1SouthamptonSouthampton

Hoedt 6 (og), Agüero 12, David Silva 18, Sterling 45+2, 67, Sané 90+1

Ings 29 (P)

Venue: Manchester



Rúben Neves 68 (P), Jiménez 79 (P)

Lamela 27, Moura 30, Kane 61

Venue: Wolverhampton



Lacazette 82

Milner 61

Venue: London



Pérez 65

Venue: Newcastle


West HamWest Ham4-2BurnleyBurnley

Arnautović 10, Felipe Anderson 68, 84, Hernández 90+2

Gudmundsson 45, Wood 77

Venue: London



Gray 55

Venue: Cardiff



de Andrade 26, 77, Coleman 50

Dunk 33

Venue: Liverpool


BournemouthBournemouth1-2Man. UnitedMan. United

Wilson 11

Martial 35, Rashford 90+2

Venue: Bournemouth


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