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Fulham 5-2 Newcastle: Dempsey A Delight As Magpies Collapse At The Cottage (Photos & Highlights)

By Alan Duffy

Fulham 5-2 Newcastle United – Premier League – 21 January 2012


“I gave a free-kick against you because I hate you and your big head of lovely big hair”

Newcastle were always going to face their biggest test when the Africa Cup Of Nations robbed them of two of their star performers this season, Demba Ba and Cheik Tioté, and judging on today’s result, the Magpies could face a difficult month.

Everything looked to be going swimmingly for the Magpies when, just before the break, Danny Guthrie fired home to put the visitors ahead. However, after the break, Newcastle fell apart while Fulham exploded into life, and atoned for what had been a dire first-half display.

Central to Fulham’s second-half resurgence was the under-rated Clint Dempsey who bagged a hat-trick in a superb display of forward play. However, it was Danny Murphy who scored first for the Cottagers, netting from the penalty spot after Davide Santon had pushed over Damien Duff.  The goal kickstarted the home side, with Dempsey, Andy Johnson and Bobby Zamora combining time and time again to bamboozle the Magpies’ defence.

By the time Zamora fired home Fulham’s second spot-kick of the game, Dempsey had already bagged a brace. However, after Ben Arfa had scored for Newcastle, the American notched his third and Fulham’s fifth at the death.

With new signing Papiss Demba Cisse also in Africa with Senegal, Alan Pardew’s side will surely struggle until their star men come back to Tyneside.

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Highlights to follow…

 

Photos: PA

 

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By Alan Duffy on January 21st, 2012 in Fulham, Newcastle Utd, Photos, Videos. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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4 Responses to “Fulham 5-2 Newcastle: Dempsey A Delight As Magpies Collapse At The Cottage (Photos & Highlights)”

  1. Murray says:

    Clint Dempsey–WOW WOW WEEWAH!

  2. werderbremen_rulez says:

    Dempsey is such a DARLING! Can Werder please transfer him?

  3. typical says:

    typical there are NO comments from you brits about how good Dempsey was tonight.

  4. Iksee says:

    I think both teams were poor to be honest, but well done to Fulham for taking the chances, especially Dempsey but I think Krul would of saved one of them normally.

    Refeering was atrocious again, see it time after time this season. Santon I’m not 100% sure if Santon should of recieved a red as it looked like Simpson was going to be the last man, and Fulham’s first pen wasn’t even inside the box (fucking Sian Massey (sp?)).

    Newcastle were really poor in the second half, playing such a high line which cost them as it did when against West Brom.

    Shola Ameobi needs to retire he has no movement which in turn really hinders the team as when we get in a good position we have no one to pass it to as no one is trying to be furthest man up the pitch. I think his constant hip injuries have really taken it out of him.

    But well done Fulham for turning it around :).

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