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Fulham manager Martin Jol Fulham manager Martin Jol suffered a tense night in the Ukraine

Fulham endured a torrid night in the Ukraine but held on to book their place in the draw for the group stages of the Europa League.

Evgeny Shakhov hauled Dnipro back into the tie with a 22nd minute strike but, despite coming under serious pressure, Martin Jol's men held firm.

The visitors created few chances, although Pajtim Kasami did blaze over from six yards out late in the game.

Fulham were second best, riding their luck on a number of occasions.

They were slow out of the blocks and it was no real surprise when the home side went into the lead.

Serhiy Kravchenko whipped in a fantastic corner and Shakhov was on hand to head home from inside the penalty area on 23 minutes.

That set the tone for a nervy remainder of the first half as the Cottagers struggled to deal with a succession of corners, while defender John Arne Riise was forced off the pitch with a serious looking injury.

At the other end, they failed to force a serious save out of Jan Lastuvka despite the workmanlike efforts of Damien Duff and Clint Dempsey on the flanks.

Dnipro stepped up a gear in the second half and Aaron Hughes made a fine block on Giuliano, while Shakov blazed over after good work by the lively Samuel Inkoom.

Without talismanic striker Bobby Zamora, the visitors struggled to hold onto the ball up front and, as a result invited wave after wave of attack.

Even so, the tie should have been over with 10 minutes to go when Kasami, who could blame a slight bobble on the difficult pitch, shot over after good work from Duff on the wing.

The hosts were guilty of some glaring misses themselves and former Blackburn Rovers striker Nikola Kalinic should have scored with a free header.

Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer, who looked sharp all evening, perhaps saved his best stop until last when he denied Yevhen Konoplyanka.

The final whistle proved music to the ears of the west London side, who will now look forward to Friday's draw for the group stages.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Europa Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Dnipro 1-0 Fulham FT
(HT 1-0)(agg 1-3)
  • Shakhov 23

    Dnipro

    • 27 Lastuvka
    • 02 Inkoom
    • 05 Mandziuk
    • 14 Evgeni Cheberyachko (Rotan 58)
    • 19 Denisov (Strinic 57)
    • 04 Kravchenko
    • 08 Giuliano (Antonov 73)
    • 20 Boateng yellow card
    • 09 Kalinic
    • 10 Konoplienka
    • 30 Shakhov

    Substitutes

    • 32 Kanibolotskiy,
    • 17 Strinic,
    • 07 Kulakov,
    • 11 Oliynyk,
    • 29 Rotan,
    • 18 Zozulya,
    • 69 Antonov

    Fulham

    Substitutes

    Ref: HagenAtt: 12,100
    DNIPRO
    FULHAM

    Possession

    • Dnipro 56%
    • Fulham 44%

    Attempts on target

    • Dnipro 8
    • Fulham 4

    Attempts off target

    • Dnipro 13
    • Fulham 8

    Corners

    • Dnipro 10
    • Fulham 4

    Fouls

    • Dnipro 7
    • Fulham 8
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:33 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+4:08 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Serhiy Kravchenko.
    • 90:00+3:56 Yevgen Konoplianka takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
    • 90:00+3:27 Andrew Johnson challenges Serhiy Kravchenko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Yevgen Konoplianka.
    • 90:00+1:39 Pajtim Kasami takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 89:31 Centre by Samuel Inkoom, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
    • 88:29 Effort on goal by Chris Baird from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 87:40 Shot by Derek Boateng from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
    • 86:24 The ball is sent over by Chris Baird.
    • 84:38 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Serhiy Kravchenko from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Vitaliy Mandzyuk goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
    • 83:21 Effort from outside the penalty box by Chris Baird goes wide left of the target.
    • 82:19 Effort from just outside the box by Chris Baird goes over the bar.
    • 81:48 Samuel Inkoom delivers the ball.
    • 80:47 Serhiy Kravchenko takes a inswinging corner.
    • 80:30 Outswinging corner taken by Serhiy Kravchenko from the left by-line.
    • 80:30 Substitution Clint Dempsey leaves the field to be replaced by Dickson Etuhu.
    • 80:07 Yevgen Konoplianka takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.
    • 77:46 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Pajtim Kasami.
    • 77:28 Unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Nikola Kalinic results in a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 76:31 The ball is swung over by Chris Baird.
    • 74:34 Nikola Kalinic takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
    • 73:14 Andrew Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivan Strinic. Free kick taken by Serhiy Kravchenko.
    • 72:21 Substitution Oleksiy Antonov replaces Victor Giuliano.
    • 71:23 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Serhiy Kravchenko.
    • Correction - 70:56 Substitution Pajtim Kasami replaces Moussa Dembele.
    • 70:56 Substitution Pajtim Kasami is brought on as a substitute for Danny Murphy.
    • 69:33 Shot from just outside the box by Steve Sidwell goes over the target.
    • 68:50 Nikola Kalinic takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
    • 67:51 Ruslan Rotan takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
    • 65:31 Andrew Johnson challenges Yevgen Konoplianka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Serhiy Kravchenko takes the direct free kick.
    • 63:55 Ivan Strinic produces a cross.
    • 63:53 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Serhiy Kravchenko, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.
    • 63:05 Chris Baird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yevgen Konoplianka. Free kick taken by Serhiy Kravchenko.
    • 62:46 Chris Baird delivers the ball.
    • 62:02 Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Save by Jan Lastuvka.
    • 61:20 Shot by Derek Boateng from a long way out goes over the net.
    • 60:12 Victor Giuliano has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
    • 59:49 The ball is crossed by Chris Baird.
    • 58:27 Effort from just outside the area by Danny Murphy goes over the bar.
    • 57:53 Booking Chris Baird booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 56:49 Substitution Evgeni Cheberyachko leaves the field to be replaced by Ruslan Rotan.
    • 56:49 Substitution Ivan Strinic replaces Vitali Denisov.
    • 55:09 Samuel Inkoom has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
    • 54:29 Yevgen Konoplianka takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
    • 53:02 Samuel Inkoom takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 52:18 Victor Giuliano takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.
    • 50:58 Evgeny Shakhov challenges Damien Duff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Damien Duff.
    • 50:34 Nikola Kalinic has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.
    • 48:42 Corner taken right-footed by Serhiy Kravchenko from the right by-line, Danny Murphy manages to make a clearance.
    • 48:23 Chris Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Yevgen Konoplianka. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Serhiy Kravchenko, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.
    • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:52 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+2:09 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Serhiy Kravchenko.
    • 45:00+0:56 Foul by Steve Sidwell on Yevgen Konoplianka, free kick awarded. Yevgen Konoplianka takes the free kick.
    • 44:23 Shot by Victor Giuliano from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
    • 43:35 Shot by Clint Dempsey from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
    • 42:36 Shot from long range by Evgeny Shakhov goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 41:19 Steve Sidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Victor Giuliano. Evgeni Cheberyachko restarts play with the free kick.
    • 39:15 Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Save made by Jan Lastuvka.
    • 38:04 Shot by Derek Boateng from outside the box goes over the net.
    • 36:53 Chris Baird takes a shot. Save by Jan Lastuvka.
    • 36:37 Steve Sidwell has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 35:01 Corner taken by Serhiy Kravchenko.
    • 34:25 Booking Danny Murphy shown a yellow card.
    • 34:17 Booking Derek Boateng goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 32:22 Foul by Evgeny Shakhov on Aaron Hughes, free kick awarded. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.
    • 30:44 Vitaliy Mandzyuk sends in a cross.
    • 29:37 Shot by Samuel Inkoom from outside the box goes high over the target.
    • 28:14 Steve Sidwell fouled by Serhiy Kravchenko, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
    • 26:59 Corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the left by-line, clearance by Vitaliy Mandzyuk.
    • 24:33 Inswinging corner taken by Clint Dempsey from the left by-line, Vitaliy Mandzyuk makes a clearance.
    • 22:29 Assist on the goal came from Serhiy Kravchenko.
    • 22:29 GOAL - Evgeny ShakhovDnipro 1 - 0 Fulham Evgeny Shakhov finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Dnipro 1 (1)-(3) 0 Fulham.
    • 22:10 Corner taken right-footed by Serhiy Kravchenko from the right by-line,
    • 21:39 Substitution Matthew Briggs is brought on as a substitute for John Arne Riise.
    • 21:36 Evgeny Shakhov takes a shot. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.
    • 20:36 Effort from just outside the box by Samuel Inkoom goes over the bar.
    • 19:16 Foul by Serhiy Kravchenko on John Arne Riise, free kick awarded. John Arne Riise takes the free kick.
    • 18:13 Andrew Johnson is caught offside. Free kick taken by Jan Lastuvka.
    • 17:39 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Clint Dempsey, Vitaliy Mandzyuk manages to make a clearance.
    • 17:29 Damien Duff takes a shot. Save by Jan Lastuvka.
    • 16:43 Foul by Vitali Denisov on Damien Duff, free kick awarded. Damien Duff takes the direct free kick.
    • 13:51 Clint Dempsey fouled by Derek Boateng, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:43 Andrew Johnson challenges Vitaliy Mandzyuk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Vitaliy Mandzyuk restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:01 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jan Lastuvka.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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