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"Fulham know they can't be threatened in this league"
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Saturday, 17 February, 2001, 17:42 GMT
Fulham 1-0 Nott'm Forest
Saha gave Beasant little chance
Saha gave Beasant little chance
An exciting encounter at Craven Cottage saw Fulham earn a narrow win against Nottingham Forest courtesy of Louis Saha's 24th goal of the season.

Over the whole 90 minutes Fulham deserved their win but Forest's onslaught in the closing 15 minutes caused some desperate moments in the home defence.

Saha's goal in the 20th minute, following good work by Luis Boa Morte, gave Forest goalkeeper Dave Beasant no chance and the French-Portuguese partnership caused problems to the visitors throughout.

Boa Morte thought he might have had a penalty in the 77th minute but was booked for diving.

Late onslaught

Home substitute Karlheinz Riedle then thought he had scored with a header from a Boa Morte corner but the referee ruled that the ball had not crossed the line.

Forest worked hard with Jim Brennan and Marlon Harewood coming closest to scoring.

With David Johnson's long throws causing panic in the home penalty area, Fulham needed everyone on hand to repel Forest's late onslaught but they managed to survive for only their second win in the past five games.

The pitch, in a sorry state for the previous home game, had been partially relaid and that, with the lack of rain since Monday, helped Fulham's passing game.

But nonetheless there is no doubt they were relieved when they heard the referee's final whistle.

Fulham: Taylor, Finnan, Brevett, Melville, Symons, Clark, John Collins, Goldbaek, Saha, Boa Morte, Davis. Subs: Hahnemann, Moller, Riedle, Neilson, Stolcers.

Nottm Forest: Beasant, Scimeca, Edwards, Bart-Williams, Benali, Olsen, Jones, Andy Johnson, Brennan, David Johnson, Harewood. Subs: Roche, Hjelde, Cooper, Williams, John.

Referee: A Leake

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