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Fulham   3 - 2   Blackburn

Damien Duff
Duff scored twice for Fulham against his former club

By Phil Dawkes

A controversial late penalty gave Fulham victory over Blackburn in a see-saw encounter at Craven Cottage.

Damien Duff fired Fulham ahead with a low drive but Rovers levelled through Grant Hanley's deflected shot.

Duff restored Fulham's lead with a second low shot, but David Hoilett's volley again gave Rovers parity.

In the 89th minute, referee Mark Clattenburg adjudged that Aaron Hughes had been fouled by Hanley in the box and Bobby Zamora scored from the spot.

It was a sweet moment for Zamora, who was making his first Premier League appearance since recovering from a broken leg suffered last September.

'Excellent' Fulham form pleases Hughes

And it meant Clattenburg was again in the spotlight after he was criticised for failing to send off Manchester United's Wayne Rooney in their match with Wigan last Saturday for what appeared to be an elbow on James McCarthy.

After the final whistle, Clattenburg was surrounded by Blackburn players and ended up brandishing a red card to Rovers' Gael Givet, who had been substituted late in the game but came onto to the field at full time and was particularly vociferous in his protests.

It was an unpleasant finish to what had been a good-natured encounter between two sides both striving for three points to help ease their relegation worries.

Fulham's victory took them to 35 points, five clear of the relegation zone, but Blackburn ended just two points above third from bottom Birmingham City.

It was scant reward for their spirited contribution at Craven Cottage, but demonstrated just how fine the margin is between success and failure in the Premier League.

The visitors created the first opportunity of the match when two of the six players Rovers boss Steve Kean brought into his side - Steven Nzonzi and Jason Roberts - combined before the latter saw his shot from his inside the box saved by Mark Schwarzer.

The Australian keeper produced a replica save from another of Kean's replacements, Mame Diouf, later in the half, but by this stage his side were already in front.

Blackburn aggrieved about penalty - Kean

Former Rovers player Duff had already demonstrated the threat he posed to his former side with two dangerous inswinging crosses from the right, the first of which striker Andy Johnson side-footed wide and the second forced a good defensive header from Hanley.

It was no surprise when Duff gave his side the lead, when he cut inside from the right and beat Paul Robinson with a shot into the bottom corner.

The goal was reward for Fulham's greater fluency, but they were pegged back just before half-time when they wasted a number of chances to clear from a corner but the ball eventually fell to Hanley in the box, who found the net with the help of a deflection off Brede Hangeland's head that left Schwarzer wrong-footed.

Blackburn were lucky to stay level at the start of the second half when Christopher Samba headed against his own bar, but they could have then gone in front as Fulham's Chris Baird had to clear a Jermaine Jones effort off the line.

A second Fulham goal always seemed the more likely though and it came on the hour when Duff picked up the ball on the right and linked well with Johnson and Moussa Dembele before scoring with a low drive from 18 yards.

Once more the lead was short-lived as poor defending in the 66th minute saw an unmarked Hoilett power home, putting the game back in the balance.

Clattenburg turned down Fulham's appeals for a penalty when they claimed a foul on Johnson by Hanley, but barely a minute later the referee decided the Rovers defender had held Aaron Hughes in the box and pointed to the spot.

Up stepped Zamora to register his first goal since February 2010 and secure the points for the home side.


Fulham manager Mark Hughes:

"We are pleased but it was a difficult game from our point of view. We found it difficult to get the ball down and play our stuff and create the momentum that we normally create at Craven Cottage.

"So credit to Blackburn because they competed well all over the field, they had good physical presence and plenty of pace, so we had to show our mettle today.

"The second half was nip and tuck and the game swung from one end to the other but we got our reward in the end.

"Damien Duff was excellent today and he really carried his form on from the game against Manchester City. I'm delighted that Bobby was able to make an impression after being out for such a long time."

Blackburn manager Steve Kean:

"I thought we had done really well coming back twice in the game. Overall we played well in every single position on the pitch and I was absolutely delighted with the effort and commitment levels.

"I spoke with Mark Clattenburg [about Fulham's penalty] and asked him to give me his view before I'd seen the images again and he said that Grant Hanley had his hands all over Aaron Hughes.

"Technically, he is right because his hands were on him, but I told Mark that there is always contact when one player tries to run away from another and that you give a penalty every time there is a corner."

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Barclays Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fulham 3-2 Blackburn FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Duff 37
  • Duff 59
  • Zamora (pen) 89
  • Hanley 45+1
  • Hoilett 65

Fulham

Substitutes

Blackburn

Substitutes

Ref: ClattenburgAtt: 25,687
FULHAM
BLACKBURN

Possession

  • Fulham 55%
  • Blackburn 45%

Attempts on target

  • Fulham 11
  • Blackburn 9

Attempts off target

  • Fulham 4
  • Blackburn 3

Corners

  • Fulham 9
  • Blackburn 7

Fouls

  • Fulham 12
  • Blackburn 17
  • Final Result
  • 90:00+4:56 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • Full Time
  • Correction - 90:00+3:04 Brede Hangeland concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Jones. Morten Gamst Pedersen crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Clint Dempsey.
  • 90:00+3:04 Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham) on Jermaine Jones (Blackburn). Free kick crossed left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn) from right channel, clearance by Clint Dempsey (Fulham).
  • 90:00+2:55 Goal kick taken long by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 90:00+2:00 Substitution Blackburn substitution: Michel Salgado replaced by Brett Emerton (tactical).
  • 90:00+1:59 Foul by Steven Nzonzi (Blackburn) on Chris Baird (Fulham). Free kick taken left-footed by Gael Kakuta (Fulham) from right wing (25 yards), over the bar.
  • 90:00+1:29 Foul by Steven Nzonzi (Blackburn) on Damien Duff (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Baird (Fulham) from right channel, passed.
  • 90:00+1:19 Defending throw-in by Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn).
  • 90:00+0:39 Foul by Jermaine Jones (Blackburn) on Bobby Zamora (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Baird (Fulham) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 90:00+0:04 Booking Jermaine Jones (Blackburn) booked for dissent.
  • 88:40 Assist by Aaron Hughes (Fulham) from centre of penalty area.
  • 88:40 GOAL - Bobby ZamoraFulham 3 - 2 Blackburn Placed penalty taken left-footed by Bobby Zamora (Fulham) (low centre of goal), scored.Fulham 3-2 Blackburn.
  • 88:15 Shot by Andrew Johnson (Fulham) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Paul Robinson (Blackburn). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Damien Duff (Fulham) to centre, foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn) on Aaron Hughes (Fulham).
  • 88:15 Booking Grant Hanley (Blackburn) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 86:40 Cross by Gael Kakuta (Fulham), resulting in open play.
  • 85:31 Goal kick taken long by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 85:01 Foul by Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn) on Chris Baird (Fulham). Free kick crossed right-footed by Chris Baird (Fulham) from right channel, resulting in open play.
  • 84:33 Shot by Jason Roberts (Blackburn) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 84:12 Shot by Andrew Johnson (Fulham) right-footed from left side of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 83:13 Shot by Damien Duff (Fulham) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Martin Olsson (Blackburn). Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Damien Duff (Fulham) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 81:07 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn) to far post, foul by Jason Roberts (Blackburn) on Mark Schwarzer (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 81:07 Substitution Blackburn substitution: David Hoilett replaced by Ruben Rochina (tactical).
  • 80:40 Booking Jason Roberts (Blackburn) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 79:13 Attacking throw-in by Morten Gamst Pedersen (Blackburn).
  • 78:41 Goal kick taken short by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 78:14 Cross by Jason Roberts (Blackburn), header by Steven Nzonzi (Blackburn) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 77:48 Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 77:13 Substitution Fulham substitution: Moussa Dembele replaced by Gael Kakuta (tactical).
  • 77:01 Shot by Jermaine Jones (Blackburn) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 75:55 Attacking throw-in by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 75:55 Substitution Blackburn substitution: Gael Givet replaced by Morten Gamst Pedersen (tactical).
  • 73:34 Cross by Damien Duff (Fulham), save (caught) by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 73:06 Cross by Damien Duff (Fulham), blocked by Christopher Samba (Blackburn). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Damien Duff (Fulham) to centre, clearance by Gael Givet (Blackburn).
  • 72:38 Defending throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 71:32 Attacking throw-in by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 71:00 Defending throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 70:38 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Damien Duff (Fulham) to far post, clearance by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 69:08 Foul by Gael Givet (Blackburn) on Damien Duff (Fulham). Free kick taken left-footed by Bobby Zamora (Fulham) from right channel (25 yards), hit wall.
  • 69:08 Substitution Fulham substitution: Danny Murphy replaced by Bobby Zamora (tactical).
  • 68:15 Attacking throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 67:39 Attacking throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 66:21 Foul by Martin Olsson (Blackburn) on Damien Duff (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Chris Baird (Fulham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 64:49 Assist (pass) by Jason Roberts (Blackburn) from left side of penalty area.
  • 64:49 GOAL - David HoilettFulham 2 - 2 Blackburn Goal by David Hoilett (Blackburn) left-footed (top-left of goal) from centre of penalty area (12 yards).Fulham 2-2 Blackburn.
  • 64:27 Attacking throw-in by Mame Diouf (Blackburn).
  • 63:43 Andrew Johnson (Fulham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Robinson (Blackburn) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 62:50 Attacking throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 62:18 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Martin Olsson (Blackburn) to near post, resulting in open play.
  • 62:08 Header by Mame Diouf (Blackburn) from centre of penalty area (18 yards), clearance by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 61:30 Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham) on Martin Olsson (Blackburn). Free kick taken right-footed by Michel Salgado (Blackburn) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 61:30 Booking Chris Baird (Fulham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 60:12 Foul by Carlos Salcido (Fulham) on Mame Diouf (Blackburn). Free kick crossed right-footed by David Hoilett (Blackburn) from right wing, clearance by Dickson Etuhu (Fulham).
  • 58:14 Assist (pass) by Moussa Dembele (Fulham) from centre of penalty area.
  • 58:14 GOAL - Damien DuffFulham 2 - 1 Blackburn Goal by Damien Duff (Fulham) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).Fulham 2-1 Blackburn.
  • 57:19 Foul by Gael Givet (Blackburn) on Mark Schwarzer (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 56:15 Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham) on Martin Olsson (Blackburn). Free kick crossed right-footed by David Hoilett (Blackburn) from left wing, save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 55:44 Attacking throw-in by Gael Givet (Blackburn).
  • 55:26 Attacking throw-in by Martin Olsson (Blackburn).
  • Correction - 55:09 Jermaine Jones crosses the ball, Chris Baird makes a clearance.
  • 55:09 Cross by Jermaine Jones (Blackburn), clearance by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 54:48 Attacking throw-in by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 54:33 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 53:13 Goal kick taken long by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 51:45 Shot by Carlos Salcido (Fulham) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Grant Hanley (Blackburn). Shot by Carlos Salcido (Fulham) right-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), blocked by Martin Olsson (Blackburn). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Danny Murphy (Fulham) to centre, save (punched) by Paul Robinson (Blackburn). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Damien Duff (Fulham) to far post, resulting in ball out of play.
  • 50:41 Foul by Martin Olsson (Blackburn) on Damien Duff (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 50:20 Defending throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 49:54 Defending throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 48:08 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Hoilett (Blackburn) to near post, resulting in ball out of play. Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 47:57 Attacking throw-in by Martin Olsson (Blackburn).
  • 47:21 Goal kick taken long by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 46:47 Shot by Aaron Hughes (Fulham) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 46:33 Cross by Damien Duff (Fulham), clearance by Christopher Samba (Blackburn). Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Danny Murphy (Fulham) to near post, resulting in open play.
  • 45:25 Cross by David Hoilett (Blackburn), resulting in open play.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:00+3:28 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:50 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Damien Duff (Fulham) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 45:00+0:49 Shot by Grant Hanley (Blackburn) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), blocked by Brede Hangeland (Fulham). Assist by Grant Hanley (Blackburn) from left side of penalty area.
  • 45:00+0:49 GOAL - Brede HangelandFulham 1 - 1 Blackburn Own goal by Brede Hangeland (Fulham) (top-right of goal) from own half (12 yards).Fulham 1-1 Blackburn.
  • 44:48 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Martin Olsson (Blackburn) to near post, clearance by Clint Dempsey (Fulham).
  • 44:18 Shot by David Hoilett (Blackburn) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Aaron Hughes (Fulham).
  • 43:37 Foul by Danny Murphy (Fulham) on Martin Olsson (Blackburn). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Robinson (Blackburn) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 43:02 Jason Roberts (Blackburn) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 42:26 Defending throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 42:05 Defending throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 41:59 Cross by Damien Duff (Fulham), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 41:48 Attacking throw-in by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 41:17 Foul by Grant Hanley (Blackburn) on Clint Dempsey (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Murphy (Fulham) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 41:01 Defending throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 40:27 Defending throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 39:52 Defending throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 39:05 Goal kick taken long by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 38:40 Attacking throw-in by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 37:49 Defending throw-in by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 37:16 Mame Diouf (Blackburn) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 36:17 Assist (pass) by Dickson Etuhu (Fulham) from right channel.
  • 36:17 GOAL - Damien DuffFulham 1 - 0 Blackburn Goal by Damien Duff (Fulham) left-footed (bottom-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (12 yards).Fulham 1-0 Blackburn.
  • 35:46 Attacking throw-in by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 35:24 Foul by Jermaine Jones (Blackburn) on Danny Murphy (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Murphy (Fulham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 34:48 Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 33:52 Foul by Clint Dempsey (Fulham) on Michel Salgado (Blackburn). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Robinson (Blackburn) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 33:43 Cross by Carlos Salcido (Fulham), resulting in open play.
  • 32:57 Foul by Steven Nzonzi (Blackburn) on Moussa Dembele (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Murphy (Fulham) from right channel, passed.
  • 31:31 Andrew Johnson (Fulham) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Robinson (Blackburn) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 31:12 Shot by Dickson Etuhu (Fulham) left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), save (caught) by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 30:22 Foul by Jason Roberts (Blackburn) on Moussa Dembele (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Murphy (Fulham) from own half, passed.
  • 29:15 Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 28:02 Defending throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 27:39 Foul by Brede Hangeland (Fulham) on Jason Roberts (Blackburn). Free kick taken right-footed by Steven Nzonzi (Blackburn) from right channel, passed.
  • 26:37 Cross by Andrew Johnson (Fulham), resulting in open play.
  • 26:29 Attacking throw-in by Andrew Johnson (Fulham).
  • 25:23 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Martin Olsson (Blackburn) to centre, header by Grant Hanley (Blackburn) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (punched) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 25:07 Attacking throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 24:48 Attacking throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 24:32 Shot by Mame Diouf (Blackburn) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (blocked) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 23:57 Foul by Michel Salgado (Blackburn) on Clint Dempsey (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Murphy (Fulham) from left channel, resulting in open play.
  • 23:37 Defending throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 23:21 Defending throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 22:45 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Damien Duff (Fulham) to far post, clearance by Christopher Samba (Blackburn).
  • 22:34 Cross by Damien Duff (Fulham), clearance by Grant Hanley (Blackburn).
  • 22:07 Attacking throw-in by Moussa Dembele (Fulham).
  • 20:36 Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham) on Martin Olsson (Blackburn). Free kick crossed left-footed by Martin Olsson (Blackburn) from right wing, save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 19:29 Shot by Martin Olsson (Blackburn) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), blocked by Dickson Etuhu (Fulham). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Martin Olsson (Blackburn) to near post, clearance by Andrew Johnson (Fulham).
  • 18:12 Foul by Moussa Dembele (Fulham) on Jermaine Jones (Blackburn). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Robinson (Blackburn) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 17:55 Defending throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 17:28 Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 17:15 Cross by Michel Salgado (Blackburn), header by Jason Roberts (Blackburn) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 17:04 Cross by Carlos Salcido (Fulham), resulting in open play.
  • 16:45 Attacking throw-in by Gael Givet (Blackburn).
  • 16:34 Attacking throw-in by Gael Givet (Blackburn).
  • 16:14 Attacking throw-in by Gael Givet (Blackburn).
  • 15:58 Goal kick taken long by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 15:32 Cross by Damien Duff (Fulham), shot by Andrew Johnson (Fulham) volleyed right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
  • 15:02 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 14:01 Foul by Chris Baird (Fulham) on David Hoilett (Blackburn). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Robinson (Blackburn) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 12:35 Foul by Jason Roberts (Blackburn) on Chris Baird (Fulham). Free kick crossed left-footed by Damien Duff (Fulham) from right wing, clearance by David Hoilett (Blackburn).
  • 12:24 Attacking throw-in by Damien Duff (Fulham).
  • 11:53 Attacking throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 11:22 Defending throw-in by Gael Givet (Blackburn).
  • 9:27 Foul by Christopher Samba (Blackburn) on Clint Dempsey (Fulham). Free kick taken right-footed by Danny Murphy (Fulham) from left channel, passed. Shot by Chris Baird (Fulham) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), hit wall. Shot by Damien Duff (Fulham) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), over the bar. Goal kick taken long by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 8:30 Foul by Dickson Etuhu (Fulham) on Martin Olsson (Blackburn). Free kick crossed right-footed by David Hoilett (Blackburn) from left channel, save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 8:30 Booking Dickson Etuhu (Fulham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 8:10 Attacking throw-in by Gael Givet (Blackburn).
  • 6:57 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by David Hoilett (Blackburn) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 6:07 Foul by Andrew Johnson (Fulham) on Christopher Samba (Blackburn). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Robinson (Blackburn) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 5:37 Goal kick taken long by Paul Robinson (Blackburn).
  • 4:44 Defending throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 4:34 Defending throw-in by Carlos Salcido (Fulham).
  • 4:03 Defending throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 3:12 Shot by Jason Roberts (Blackburn) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 2:34 Attacking throw-in by Michel Salgado (Blackburn).
  • 1:48 Goal kick taken long by Mark Schwarzer (Fulham).
  • 1:22 Attacking throw-in by Gael Givet (Blackburn).
  • 1:05 Shot by Andrew Johnson (Fulham) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), blocked by Christopher Samba (Blackburn).
  • 0:17 Attacking throw-in by Chris Baird (Fulham).
  • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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As it stood on 5 Mar 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 28 35 60
2 Arsenal 28 30 57
3 Man City 29 20 53
4 Chelsea 27 25 48
5 Tottenham 27 7 47
6 Bolton 29 2 40
7 Liverpool 28 1 39
8 Sunderland 29 -2 38
9 Newcastle 29 3 36
10 Everton 28 0 36
11 Fulham 29 1 35
12 Stoke 29 -6 34
13 Aston Villa 29 -13 33
14 Blackburn 29 -12 32
15 Blackpool 28 -13 32
16 West Brom 29 -15 32
17 West Ham 29 -13 31
18 Birmingham 27 -12 30
19 Wolves 28 -15 28
20 Wigan 29 -23 27



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