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Fulham   3 - 1   Amkar Perm

Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson was injured in the Europa League victory

An away goal from Vitaliy Grishin and injury to Andrew Johnson put the dampeners on Fulham's Europa League celebrations at Craven Cottage.

Johnson, who suffered a dislocated collarbone, scored from close-range to put Fulham into an early lead.

Clint Dempsey made it two from 20-yards out in the second half and Bobby Zamora put Fulham in control with a shot into the right hand corner.

But substitute Grishin kept Perm in it with a fine volley.

Johnson's injury will be a headache for Fulham manager Roy Hodgson, who opted to field the striker alongside Bobby Zamora in an unchanged line-up from Saturday's league win over Portsmouth.

Johnson scored within four minutes of the kick-off, combining with Zamora to slot the ball past Sergey Narubin, much to the delight of the Putney End.

Zamora and Johnson remained a thorn in Perm's side as the Russian club looked to have brought their poor mid-season domestic form with them to London.

Ahead of the match, Hodgson admitted that a decent score line at Craven Cottage might allow him to rest key players for the return leg of this Europa League play-off.

Goalkeeper Sergey Narubin quashed that notion in the first half, denying Dempsey and Johnson on the half hour as Fulham and the lively Zamora continued to pile on the pressure.

And substitute Grishin ended those hopes as he slotted a volley beyond Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer for a crucial away goal.

It had been a fairly quiet night for the Australian, who was only really tested by a tame effort in the first-half from Georgy Peev.

His opposite number Sergey Narubin was the busier and the Perm keeper pushed a decent shot from Johnson away before Dempsey's follow-up was cleared over the bar.

Perm were almost back in the game at the re-start, Schwarzer denying skipper Martin Kushev whose shot from eight yards needed a smart save.

But moments later Clint Dempsey gave the home side a two goal cushion with a well taken 20-yard right foot shot that gave the keeper no chance.

The goal spurred Perm into action and Zamora had to clear from Nikola Drincic and Schwartzer tipped Dmitry Belorukov's shot over the bar.

Johnson later departed following a hefty challenge from Dmitry Belorukov but Fulham remained on top and new signing Damien Duff helped his side to their third.

Within seconds of his arrival on the pitch, debutant Duff crossed to fellow substitute Erik Nevland and his back header was buried by Zamora.

Grishin responded almost immediately with a goal to leave it all to play for in the return leg.

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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Europa League Q'fying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fulham 3-1 Amkar Perm FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Johnson 4
  • Dempsey 51
  • Zamora 75
  • Grishin 77

Fulham

Substitutes

Amkar Perm

  • 42 Narubin
  • 14 Sirakov
  • 15 Gaal
  • 18 Drincic
  • 21 Belorukov yellow card
  • 07 Peev
  • 13 Novakovic (Telkiyski 66)
  • 23 Cherenchikov yellow card
  • 17 Carlos (Junuzovic 84)
  • 19 Zhilyaev (Grishin 58)
  • 29 Kushev

Substitutes

  • 01 Usminsky,
  • 28 Kalashnikov,
  • 05 Grishin,
  • 06 Telkiyski,
  • 11 Pomerko,
  • 22 William,
  • 20 Junuzovic
Ref: Oliveira Alves GarciaAtt: 13,029
FULHAM
AMKAR PERM

Possession

  • Fulham 59%
  • Amkar Perm 41%

Attempts on target

  • Fulham 6
  • Amkar Perm 3

Attempts off target

  • Fulham 2
  • Amkar Perm 2

Corners

  • Fulham 4
  • Amkar Perm 8

Fouls

  • Fulham 9
  • Amkar Perm 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:47 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 88:17 Erik Nevland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Miklos Gaal. Nikola Drincic crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 88:04 The ball is delivered by Zahari Sirakov.
  • 86:05 Clinton Dempsey has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 85:29 The ball is delivered by Clinton Dempsey, clearance by Zahari Sirakov.
  • 84:41 Brede Hangeland concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Kushev. Direct free kick taken by Nikola Drincic.
  • 83:19 Substitution (Amkar Perm) makes a substitution, with Edin Junuzovic coming on for Bemvindo Jean Carlos.
  • 81:30 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nikola Drincic, Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.
  • 81:03 Nikola Drincic takes the direct free kick.
  • 81:03 Booking The referee cautions Clinton Dempsey for unsporting behaviour.
  • 81:02 Clinton Dempsey handles the ball and concedes a free kick.
  • 77:24 Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line played to the near post, Zahari Sirakov makes a clearance.
  • 76:12 Substitution Chris Baird is brought on as a substitute for Dickson Etuhu.
  • 76:12 Assist on the goal came from Dmitar Telkiyski.
  • 76:12 GOAL - Vitali GrishinFulham 3 - 1 Amkar Perm Vitali Grishin fires in a goal from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 3-1 Amkar Perm.
  • 75:39 A cross is delivered by Miklos Gaal.
  • 74:12 Assist by Erik Nevland.
  • 74:12 GOAL - Bobby ZamoraFulham 3 - 0 Amkar Perm Goal scored by Bobby Zamora from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 3-0 Amkar Perm.
  • 73:23 Paul Konchesky restarts play with the free kick.
  • 73:23 Substitution Damien Duff joins the action as a substitute, replacing Zoltan Gera.
  • 73:23 Booking Ivan Cherenchikov shown a yellow card.
  • 73:16 Ivan Cherenchikov concedes a free kick for a foul on Erik Nevland.
  • 71:43 The referee blows for offside against Bobby Zamora. Sergei Narubin takes the free kick.
  • 68:11 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Dmitar Telkiyski. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Clinton Dempsey.
  • 67:02 Vitali Grishin has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 66:45 Foul by Brede Hangeland on Georgi Peev, free kick awarded. Nikola Drincic takes the free kick.
  • 65:16 Substitution Mitar Novakovic leaves the field to be replaced by Dmitar Telkiyski.
  • 65:16 Substitution Erik Nevland on for Andrew Johnson.
  • 61:33 Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:33 Booking Booking for Dmitri Belorukov for unsporting behaviour.
  • 61:28 Dmitri Belorukov concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Johnson.
  • 56:15 Nikola Drincic takes the outswinging corner, Martin Kushev has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 56:15 Substitution (Amkar Perm) makes a substitution, with Vitali Grishin coming on for Nikolai Zhilyaev.
  • 56:15 Corner taken by Nikola Drincic, Zahari Sirakov takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 54:31 Nikola Drincic takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Bobby Zamora.
  • 53:58 Nikola Drincic takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
  • 52:55 Corner taken by Nikola Drincic played to the near post, save by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 52:28 The ball is crossed by Nikolai Zhilyaev.
  • 51:50 A cross is delivered by Paul Konchesky, clearance by Nikolai Zhilyaev.
  • 50:14 GOAL - Clinton DempseyFulham 2 - 0 Amkar Perm Clinton Dempsey gets on the score sheet with a goal from long distance to the top left corner of the goal. Fulham 2-0 Amkar Perm.
  • 47:40 Martin Kushev challenges Clinton Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 47:24 Martin Kushev takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
  • 46:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Pantsil on Nikolai Zhilyaev. Direct free kick taken by Mitar Novakovic.
  • 45:49 Zoltan Gera delivers the ball, Zahari Sirakov makes a clearance. Danny Murphy takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Miklos Gaal.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:34 The match has reached half-time.
  • 45:00+0:58 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nikola Drincic from the left by-line, clearance by Zoltan Gera.
  • 42:19 Clinton Dempsey takes a shot. Clearance by Dmitri Belorukov. Corner taken by Danny Murphy from the right by-line, Martin Kushev makes a clearance.
  • 37:23 Danny Murphy takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Brede Hangeland has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 36:47 The official flags Martin Kushev offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 35:31 Dickson Etuhu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nikola Drincic. Direct free kick taken by Sergei Narubin.
  • 34:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Miklos Gaal on Andrew Johnson. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.
  • 34:24 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Miklos Gaal by Zoltan Gera. Nikola Drincic restarts play with the free kick.
  • 32:57 Centre by Zoltan Gera.
  • 30:46 Clinton Dempsey takes a shot. Save made by Sergei Narubin.
  • 29:24 Centre by Zahari Sirakov, save by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 28:28 Foul by Clinton Dempsey on Nikola Drincic, free kick awarded. Nikola Drincic takes the free kick.
  • 25:58 Handball decision goes against Miklos Gaal. Paul Konchesky crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Zahari Sirakov.
  • 16:09 Unfair challenge on Martin Kushev by Brede Hangeland results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nikola Drincic from right channel, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
  • 15:31 Unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Zahari Sirakov results in a free kick. Clinton Dempsey takes the free kick.
  • 14:12 The ball is delivered by Paul Konchesky, Nikolai Zhilyaev manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:45 Handball by Nikola Drincic. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 8:10 Danny Murphy fouled by Martin Kushev, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
  • 7:46 Bobby Zamora gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ivan Cherenchikov. Ivan Cherenchikov restarts play with the free kick.
  • 3:15 The assist for the goal came from Bobby Zamora.
  • 3:15 GOAL - Andrew JohnsonFulham 1 - 0 Amkar Perm Andrew Johnson scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Amkar Perm.
  • 1:44 Centre by Zahari Sirakov, clearance made by Danny Murphy. Nikola Drincic takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Clinton Dempsey manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for a foul by Nikola Drincic on Clinton Dempsey. Paul Konchesky takes the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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