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Fulham   6 - 2   Peterborough

Diomansy Kamara, Dickson Etuhu and John Pantsil
Kamara (left) scored three goals as Fulham eased into the FA Cup fourth round

Diomansy Kamara scored a hat-trick as Fulham eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable victory over League One side Peterborough.

Fulham opened up a 4-0 lead with a header and shot from Kamara either side of a deflected shot from Dickson Etuhu followed by a header from Zoltan Gera.

Lee Tomlin pulled one back with a superb low shot before Kamara tapped in to complete his hat-trick.

Posh's Grant McCann scored a penalty but Jonathan Greening slid in a sixth.

Fulham had moved out of the Premier League's relegation zone on Tuesday after a convincing 3-0 win against West Bromwich Albion and, eager to gain some momentum, Cottagers boss Mark Hughes stuck with the same XI for this FA Cup tie.

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However, the visitors had the best chance of the opening exchanges when David Stockdale was forced into a smart stop from Arron Davies as Fulham dithered at a corner, and the goalkeeper also tipped over Craig Mackail-Smith's rising drive after a sweeping Peterborough move.

But after Chris Baird's far-post cross was nodded home with ease from point-blank range by Kamara, Fulham never looked back.

Damien Duff's cross was cleared to Etuhu, who blasted home via a deflection to double the lead and although Peterborough continued to attack gamely, Danny Murphy's through-ball beat their offside trap and Kamara raced clear before slotting the ball into the far corner.

Duff was again the creator for Fulham's fourth when his inch-perfect cross was met by Gera.

Two minutes later, Tomlin netted a fine consolation, the winger racing in from the right-hand side and arrowing a low finish into the far corner.

But Kamara struck again when he sidefooted in Greening's cutback to complete his hat-trick and heap more misery on the visitors.

Substitute Rafik Halliche conceded a penalty for tripping Mackail-Smith and Posh captain McCann sent Stockdale the wrong way in the 86th minute for Peterborough's second but Greening made it 6-2 when he tapped in easily.

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Saturday, 8 January 2011

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Fulham 6-2 Peterborough FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Kamara 32
  • Etuhu 45+1
  • Kamara 59
  • Gera 66
  • Kamara 76
  • Greening 89
  • Tomlin 71
  • McCann (pen) 86

Fulham

Substitutes

Peterborough

  • 01 Lewis
  • 02 Little
  • 04 Langmead
  • 05 Zakuani yellow card
  • 11 McCann
  • 14 Rowe
  • 18 Whelpdale (Mendez-Laing 46)
  • 21 Davies (Obika 55)
  • 26 Clayton (Agard 70)
  • 12 Mackail-Smith
  • 24 Tomlin

Substitutes

  • 23 Collis,
  • 16 Bennett,
  • 22 Ofori-Twumasi,
  • 07 Wesolowski,
  • 19 Mendez-Laing,
  • 09 Agard,
  • 25 Obika
Ref: Lee MasonAtt: 15,936
FULHAM
PETERBOROUGH

Possession

  • Fulham 57%
  • Peterborough 43%

Attempts on target

  • Fulham 11
  • Peterborough 4

Attempts off target

  • Fulham 11
  • Peterborough 4

Corners

  • Fulham 5
  • Peterborough 8

Fouls

  • Fulham 10
  • Peterborough 10
  • Final Result
  • 94:33 The referee blows for the end of the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Agard on John Pantsil. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+2:53 Lee Tomlin challenges Jonathan Greening unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Stockdale takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+2:26 Zoltan Gera challenges Kelvin Langmead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tommy Rowe takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+1:26 John Pantsil crosses the ball, Effort on goal by Zoltan Gera from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 88:10 Assist on the goal came from Zoltan Gera.
  • 88:10 GOAL - Jonathan GreeningFulham 6 - 2 Peterborough A goal is scored by Jonathan Greening from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 6-2 Peterborough.
  • 86:35 Dickson Etuhu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Grant McCann from right wing.
  • 85:58 Rafik Halliche gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith.
  • 85:58 GOAL - Grant McCannFulham 5 - 2 Peterborough Grant McCann scores a penalty. Fulham 5-2 Peterborough.
  • 83:23 Jonathan Obika challenges Chris Baird unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
  • 82:06 Centre by Damien Duff.
  • 80:58 Effort from the edge of the box by Damien Duff goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 79:56 Diomansy Kamara takes a shot. Gabriel Zakuani gets a block in.
  • 79:11 Jonathan Obika is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 78:42 The referee blows for offside. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
  • 77:32 The referee blows for offside. David Stockdale takes the indirect free kick.
  • 75:54 Substitution Rafik Halliche on for Brede Hangeland.
  • 75:54 GOAL - Diomansy KamaraFulham 5 - 1 Peterborough Diomansy Kamara finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 5-1 Peterborough.
  • 74:29 Mark Little takes a shot. Save made by David Stockdale.
  • 73:35 Jonathan Greening produces a cross.
  • 72:30 The referee penalises Zoltan Gera for handball. Grant McCann restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:46 Assist on the goal came from Grant McCann.
  • 70:46 GOAL - Lee TomlinFulham 4 - 1 Peterborough Lee Tomlin scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 4-1 Peterborough.
  • 69:27 Zoltan Gera is ruled offside. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
  • 69:27 Substitution Adam Clayton goes off and Kieran Agard comes on.
  • 67:48 Damien Duff gets a header at goal, save by David Stockdale.
  • 67:12 Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line.
  • 65:16 Jonathan Greening provided the assist for the goal.
  • 65:16 GOAL - Zoltan GeraFulham 4 - 0 Peterborough Zoltan Gera finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Fulham 4-0 Peterborough.
  • 64:47 Inswinging corner taken by Damien Duff.
  • 63:29 Jonathan Obika gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dickson Etuhu. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
  • 60:40 Mark Little concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoltan Gera. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.
  • 60:40 Substitution Jonathan Greening joins the action as a substitute, replacing Clinton Dempsey.
  • 58:03 Assist on the goal came from Danny Murphy.
  • 58:03 GOAL - Diomansy KamaraFulham 3 - 0 Peterborough A goal is scored by Diomansy Kamara from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 3-0 Peterborough.
  • 55:21 The referee blows for offside. Tommy Rowe takes the free kick.
  • 54:11 Diomansy Kamara is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
  • 54:11 Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Jonathan Obika coming on for Arron Davies.
  • 53:25 Shot from just outside the box by Clinton Dempsey hits the post.
  • 52:34 Diomansy Kamara produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 52:08 Zoltan Gera takes a shot. Save made by Joe Lewis.
  • 49:38 John Pantsil produces a cross.
  • 47:41 Corner taken left-footed by Grant McCann from the left by-line, Chris Baird manages to make a clearance.
  • 47:12 Short corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line.
  • 46:23 Grant McCann takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by John Pantsil.
  • 45:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Kelvin Langmead. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
  • 45:08 Craig Mackail-Smith has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
  • 45:01 Substitution (Peterborough) makes a substitution, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing coming on for Chris Whelpdale.
  • 45:01 Substitution Simon Davies goes off and Zoltan Gera comes on.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:03 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+0:15 GOAL - Dickson EtuhuFulham 2 - 0 Peterborough A goal is scored by Dickson Etuhu from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 2-0 Peterborough.
  • 44:29 Aaron Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
  • 43:26 The ball is crossed by Damien Duff, blocked by Gabriel Zakuani.
  • 41:44 Lee Tomlin fouled by Dickson Etuhu, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Lewis takes the direct free kick.
  • 41:00 Unfair challenge on Dickson Etuhu by Lee Tomlin results in a free kick. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
  • 39:36 Clinton Dempsey produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
  • 39:05 The ball is swung over by Chris Whelpdale.
  • 38:44 Damien Duff takes a shot. Blocked by Tommy Rowe.
  • 37:26 Shot by Damien Duff from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 36:16 Damien Duff produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Kelvin Langmead gets a block in. Corner from the right by-line taken by Simon Davies, save by Joe Lewis.
  • 35:29 Grant McCann challenges Damien Duff unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Danny Murphy.
  • 34:54 Arron Davies produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 33:33 Unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin by Brede Hangeland results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Grant McCann.
  • 33:33 Booking Booking for Brede Hangeland for unsporting behaviour.
  • 31:14 Chris Baird crosses the ball, assist on the goal came from Chris Baird.
  • 31:14 GOAL - Diomansy KamaraFulham 1 - 0 Peterborough Diomansy Kamara scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Fulham 1-0 Peterborough.
  • 30:37 Inswinging corner taken by Simon Davies, clearance by Kelvin Langmead.
  • 29:48 Adam Clayton fouled by Diomansy Kamara, the ref awards a free kick. Joe Lewis takes the free kick.
  • 28:07 Lee Tomlin produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
  • 25:56 Corner taken by Simon Davies from the left by-line, Joe Lewis makes a fantastic save.
  • 25:09 Simon Davies has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 23:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Clayton on Danny Murphy. Free kick taken by John Pantsil.
  • 23:03 The referee blows for offside. Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.
  • 22:32 Arron Davies is ruled offside. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
  • 21:51 The referee blows for offside against Diomansy Kamara. Free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
  • 20:20 Clinton Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 18:29 Craig Mackail-Smith produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 17:35 Damien Duff is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Lewis.
  • 16:34 Unfair challenge on Grant McCann by Dickson Etuhu results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tommy Rowe.
  • 15:01 Kelvin Langmead challenges Brede Hangeland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Stockdale.
  • 14:07 Aaron Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin. Direct free kick taken by Grant McCann.
  • 13:32 Centre by Chris Baird, Headed effort from inside the area by Diomansy Kamara misses to the right of the goal.
  • 9:14 Effort from the edge of the area by Diomansy Kamara goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 8:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Langmead by Diomansy Kamara. Free kick crossed left-footed by Grant McCann from right channel, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
  • 7:00 Simon Davies has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
  • 6:16 Simon Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Little.
  • 5:24 Booking Gabriel Zakuani receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 4:23 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Grant McCann, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Arron Davies played to the near post, Diomansy Kamara makes a clearance.
  • 4:03 Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
  • 2:41 A cross is delivered by Tommy Rowe, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.
  • 1:58 Grant McCann takes a shot. Dickson Etuhu gets a block in. Corner from left by-line taken by Grant McCann.
  • 0:49 Inswinging corner taken by Grant McCann from the right by-line, clearance by Brede Hangeland. Corner taken by Grant McCann, save by David Stockdale.
  • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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