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Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey has now scored 12 goals this season

Clint Dempsey's hat-trick helped Fulham ease past Charlton and into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Dempsey gave the hosts an early lead with a flicked finish but Charlton went close to equalising through Yann Kermorgant and Bradley Wright-Phillips.

David Stockdale kept Wright-Phillips and Danny Green at bay before Dempsey made it 2-0 with a dinked shot and his hat-trick came from the penalty spot.

Damien Duff compounded Charlton's misery with a late-deflected shot.

Despite this being Fulham's 36th match of the season, boss Martin Jol named near-enough his strongest-available side for their clash against the League One leaders.

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Up until Saturday's game, Charlton had not conceded a goal in this season's FA Cup

And Jol's side made a blistering start with midfielder Moussa Dembele forcing a decent save off goalkeeper John Sullivan.

But Sullivan was powerless to prevent Fulham taking the lead moments later with Dempsey expertly flicking the ball into the net after Danny Murphy's shot had been deflected into the American's path.

To their credit Charlton reacted well to the early blow with Fulham thankful to Stockdale for keeping them in front.

First Stockdale produced a fine save to keep out Kermorgant's deflected shot and a few minutes later he used his legs to deny Wright-Phillips.

Charlton continued to press as the half wore on but to no avail with Fulham defender John Arne Riise going close at the other end with a fierce drive that went close.

Fulham's Bobby Zamora had the last chance of the half as he managed to beat Rhoys Wiggins to a header at the far post but it was easy enough for Sullivan to collect.

After the restart a fine passing move by Fulham eventually ended with Murphy's deflected side-footed shot forcing a decent fingertip save by Sullivan.

At the other end Stockdale was forced into a double save, first using his legs to stop Wright-Phillips' effort then tipping over Green's shot for a corner.

From there, Fulham took control of the game and substitute Duff played a one-two with Zamora but saw his strike kept out by Sullivan.

Fulham made it 2-0 with Dempsey grabbing his second of the game with a dinked right-foot finish after fine link-up play with Bryan Ruiz.

Senderos then went close with a header as Fulham pushed for a third and it eventually came - albeit from the penalty spot.

Ruiz was brought down by Sullivan as he raced through on goal and Dempsey grabbed his hat-trick from 12 yards for his 12th goal of the season.

And late on Duff completed the rout as he made it 4-0 with a right-footed deflected shot beating Sullivan.

Fulham manager Martin Jol: "I wasn't here for the last four or five years but I still think the FA Cup is the best competition in the world.

"In hindsight, 4-0 is a very good result, especially if you see the other results. We knew before the game they have got a very good side with a good mentality.

"It was very positive that Clint Dempsey scored three goals and Bryan Ruiz created all the goals."

Charlton boss Chris Powell told BBC London 94.9: "It was harsh on my players and my club, 4-0 didn't really reflect what happened today.

"We are playing a side two steps up, a team that has plenty of international players. We hung in there, we had plenty of belief, but it was harsh to come out of the game 4-0.

"There is plenty we can learn from it but really it's about League One, it's about playing teams at our level, and about us striving for three points in every game remaining in the season now."

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Saturday, 7 January 2012

FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fulham 4-0 Charlton FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Dempsey 8
  • Dempsey 61
  • Dempsey (pen) 81
  • Duff 87

    Fulham

    Substitutes

    Charlton

    • 13 Sullivan
    • 05 Morrison
    • 06 Taylor
    • 16 Wiggins (Evina 72)
    • 20 Solly
    • 04 Jackson
    • 07 Green yellow card (Wagstaff 72)
    • 18 Pritchard
    • 22 Hollands (Hughes 85)
    • 10 Wright-Phillips
    • 36 Kermorgant

    Substitutes

    • 30 Pope,
    • 03 Evina,
    • 28 Cort,
    • 02 Hughes,
    • 11 Wagstaff,
    • 09 Hayes,
    • 17 Euell
    Ref: DowdAtt: 20,317
    FULHAM
    CHARLTON

    Possession

    • Fulham 59%
    • Charlton 41%

    Attempts on target

    • Fulham 9
    • Charlton 7

    Attempts off target

    • Fulham 5
    • Charlton 2

    Corners

    • Fulham 8
    • Charlton 6

    Fouls

    • Fulham 13
    • Charlton 11
    • Final Result
    • 92:11 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+2:01 The ball is sent over by Bobby Zamora, Michael Morrison manages to make a clearance.
    • 90:00+0:32 Unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell by Bradley Pritchard results in a free kick. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.
    • 88:09 The ball is crossed by Bradley Pritchard, save by David Stockdale.
    • 87:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Brede Hangeland. Direct free kick taken by Johnnie Jackson.
    • 86:19 Assist on the goal came from Bobby Zamora.
    • 86:19 GOAL - Damien DuffFulham 4 - 0 Charlton Goal scored by Damien Duff from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 4-0 Charlton.
    • 85:23 Damien Duff produces a cross, Bobby Zamora concedes a free kick for a foul on John Sullivan. John Sullivan takes the direct free kick.
    • 84:19 Substitution Andy Hughes is brought on as a substitute for Danny Hollands.
    • 84:19 Substitution Pajtim Kasami replaces Moussa Dembele.
    • 83:27 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff played to the near post, Danny Hollands makes a clearance.
    • 82:27 Effort on goal by Steve Sidwell from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 80:10 Substitution Steve Sidwell on for Danny Murphy.
    • 80:10 GOAL - Clint DempseyFulham 3 - 0 Charlton Clint Dempsey scores a power penalty. Fulham 3-0 Charlton.
    • 79:18 Foul by John Sullivan on Bryan Ruiz, Penalty awarded.
    • 77:52 Shot by Scott Wagstaff from outside the box goes high over the target.
    • 77:35 The ball is delivered by Stephen Kelly, Scott Wagstaff makes a clearance.
    • 76:30 A cross is delivered by Stephen Kelly, clearance by Chris Solly.
    • 74:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bryan Ruiz by Bradley Wright-Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
    • 74:04 Yann Kermorgant takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
    • 73:35 Johnnie Jackson takes the inswinging corner, Clint Dempsey manages to make a clearance.
    • 72:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Moussa Dembele. Chris Solly restarts play with the free kick.
    • 71:37 Substitution Rhoys Wiggins goes off and Cedric Evina comes on.
    • 71:37 Substitution Danny Green leaves the field to be replaced by Scott Wagstaff.
    • 70:27 Bradley Pritchard concedes a free kick for a foul on Clint Dempsey. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 69:21 Damien Duff takes a short corner.
    • 69:08 Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Matthew Taylor gets a block in.
    • 65:21 Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Taylor. Damien Duff takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Shot by Philippe Senderos from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
    • 64:08 A cross is delivered by Stephen Kelly, Header by Bryan Ruiz from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
    • 62:47 Danny Green delivers the ball.
    • 60:54 Assist by Bryan Ruiz.
    • 60:54 GOAL - Clint DempseyFulham 2 - 0 Charlton Clint Dempsey fires in a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 2-0 Charlton.
    • 59:54 Bradley Wright-Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Brede Hangeland. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:32 Danny Hollands produces a cross, blocked by Philippe Senderos.
    • 59:07 Damien Duff takes the chance to get an effort at goal. John Sullivan makes a save.
    • 57:53 Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
    • 57:53 Substitution Kerim Frei leaves the field to be replaced by Damien Duff.
    • 57:53 The offside flag is raised against Bradley Wright-Phillips.
    • 57:06 The assistant referee signals for offside against Bradley Wright-Phillips. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:31 Inswinging corner taken by Johnnie Jackson from the right by-line, David Stockdale makes a save.
    • 55:09 Danny Green takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
    • 54:55 Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
    • 53:49 Danny Murphy takes a shot. John Sullivan makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Danny Murphy, Unfair challenge on Michael Morrison by Clint Dempsey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Sullivan.
    • 52:42 Kerim Frei concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Pritchard. Bradley Pritchard takes the free kick.
    • 52:20 Danny Green delivers the ball, clearance by Philippe Senderos.
    • 50:50 Johnnie Jackson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, save by David Stockdale.
    • 50:44 Danny Green produces a cross, John Arne Riise gets a block in.
    • 50:10 Foul by John Arne Riise on Danny Green, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Danny Green.
    • 49:05 Inswinging corner taken by Johnnie Jackson, Stephen Kelly makes a clearance.
    • 48:27 The referee gives a free kick against Bobby Zamora for handball. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Taylor.
    • 48:06 Bryan Ruiz is penalised for a handball. Johnnie Jackson takes the free kick.
    • 46:35 The assistant referee flags for offside against Bradley Wright-Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.
    • 45:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clint Dempsey on Bradley Wright-Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hollands.
    • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:05 The referee blows for half time.
    • 45:00 A cross is delivered by Danny Green, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
    • 44:03 Johnnie Jackson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Bobby Zamora.
    • 43:26 Bobby Zamora produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Taylor.
    • 42:40 Bobby Zamora concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Taylor. Free kick taken by John Sullivan.
    • 41:39 Unfair challenge on Stephen Kelly by Bradley Pritchard results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.
    • 40:04 Clint Dempsey takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
    • 38:41 Yann Kermorgant fouled by Stephen Kelly, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Green takes the direct free kick.
    • 38:02 Effort from long range by John Arne Riise goes wide right of the target.
    • 35:55 Danny Green takes a shot. Blocked by John Arne Riise.
    • 35:19 Unfair challenge on Danny Hollands by Moussa Dembele results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhoys Wiggins.
    • 33:55 Direct free kick taken by Danny Murphy.
    • 33:55 Booking Danny Green is given a yellow card.
    • 33:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kerim Frei by Danny Green.
    • 33:28 The ball is swung over by Kerim Frei, Bradley Pritchard gets a block in.
    • 32:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Arne Riise by Bradley Pritchard. Direct free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.
    • 31:50 Bobby Zamora crosses the ball, Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.
    • 28:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Yann Kermorgant on Bryan Ruiz. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
    • 27:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Moussa Dembele on Bradley Pritchard. Direct free kick taken by Danny Green.
    • 24:17 Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a save.
    • 18:58 Foul by Bradley Pritchard on Bobby Zamora, free kick awarded. John Arne Riise takes the direct free kick.
    • 18:35 Shot from close range by Johnnie Jackson misses to the left of the target.
    • 18:12 Yann Kermorgant takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
    • 16:05 Bryan Ruiz takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Johnnie Jackson.
    • 12:35 John Arne Riise takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Taylor. Danny Murphy decides to take the corner short.
    • 10:57 The referee blows for offside against Kerim Frei. John Sullivan restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:56 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Murphy, clearance by Yann Kermorgant.
    • 7:17 The assist for the goal came from Danny Murphy.
    • 7:17 GOAL - Clint DempseyFulham 1 - 0 Charlton Clint Dempsey scores a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Charlton.
    • 7:12 Bobby Zamora sends in a cross, Danny Hollands manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:16 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Kelly on Yann Kermorgant. Free kick taken by Danny Green.
    • 5:25 Inswinging corner taken by Danny Murphy.
    • 5:07 Moussa Dembele takes a shot. Save by John Sullivan.
    • 3:55 Inswinging corner taken by Rhoys Wiggins, Danny Hollands takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
    • 3:32 Unfair challenge on Yann Kermorgant by Danny Murphy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Sullivan.
    • 3:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnnie Jackson on Moussa Dembele. Bryan Ruiz takes the direct free kick.
    • 1:09 Moussa Dembele is adjudged to have handled the ball. Rhoys Wiggins takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee gets the match started.

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