2 vs. 2
FUL
CRY
90+4
And it is all over for Fulham.
Fulham Goal

Top Left

90+3
 
GOAL! What a strike. Chris David picks the ball up on the right and lashes am effort into the far corner. They are going down but what a way to sign off from the Premier League.
90+1
Dejagah drags an effort wide as he looks to draw his side level.
90'
Three minutes of added time.
89'
Murray finds Puncheon who breaks at pace, he cuts inside the Fulham defence inside the box and feeds Murray but his effort comes back off the bar and hits Gayle before going wide.
88'
Dwight Gayle becomes the first Crystal Palace player to score more than once in successive PL matches since Chris Armstrong did so in September 1992 – when he netted twice in the 2-0 win at Everton & 2-2 home draw v Oldham.
86'
Looks like that moment of genius from Gayle will settle what has descended into a drab affair.
85'
Rodallega thuds his effort against the wall.
84'
Now it is Fulham’s turn to have a free-kick in a dangerous area some 25 yards out and left of centre.
83'
 
GOAL!! What a strike! Gayle bends the free-kick around the wall from 30 yards out and inside the post.
Crystal Palace Goal

Bottom Right

81'
 
Murray leads a charge forward but Parker takes him out from behind and that is a yellow and a free-kick in a dangerous area.
80'
Bolasie flies past Tunnicliffe down the left but his cross is behind Gayle who can’t get the required connection on the header and the chance is gone.
Fulham Substitution
78'
This time Amorebieta goes down under the challenge of Delaney but yet again referee Kevin Friend is not having any of it.
77'
 
Tunnicliffe comes on for Richardson.
76'
These two sides are just cancelling each other out now and this is a rather dran close to the season.
75'
Amorebieta gives away a free-kick 30 yards out and almost dead central but Puncheon lashes the ball straight at the wall.
Crystal Palace Substitution
74'
Amorebieta wins the ball from Puncheon 30 or so yards out but then lifts the ball to absolutely no one. Awful.
73'
 
Chamakh, who has been walking a disciplinary tightrope, is off for Murray.
72'
Another coming together between Sidwell and Chamakh that could have been a card there – they squared up but then elected not to take things further.
71'
 
Puncheon on for Ince.
Crystal Palace Substitution
70'
David goes down under the challenge of Delaney inside the box but the referee is having none of it. It is a dreadful dive.
69'
Woodrow (19y & 160 days) becomes Fulham’s second youngest PL scorer, behind Collins John (18-176), overtaking Gael Kakuta (19-313).
68'
Fulham break at pace - Heitinga overruns the ball though and it is a goal-kick.
67'
Ward collects the ball on the edge of the box and drops his shoulder but his shot is blocked for a corner.
66'
Fulham defend successive corners .
65'
Chamakh uses his strength to get away from Amorebieta but the square ball for Gayle is cleared for a corner.
64'
Fulham have not won in any of their last 28 PL matches when behind at half-time – since their 5-2 home win v Newcastle in Jan 2012.
63'
After a brief spark of excitement after that goal, the game again fallen into a lull.
62'
Dejagah looks to lead another Fulham charge forward but Mariappa is there with the challenge.
61'
 
GOAL! Rodallega collects the ball inside the box and finds Woodrow, who comes back on himself before slotting an effort into the far post.
Fulham Goal

Top Left

59'
Ward's free-kick is too close to Stockdale though and it is easily claimed.
Crystal Palace Substitution
58'
 
Jedinak loses his record of having played every league minute this season and is replaced by Dikgacoi.
57'
 
That is a yellow for Amorebieta for a flailing elbow on Chamakh and Palace have a free-kick 35 yards out and right of centre.
56'
Jedinak has left the pitch and it does not look like he will be able to continue.
55'
Jedinak is down injured so there is a slight hiatus as the medical team make their way on to the pitch.
54'
David makes a break down the right this time but his cross is just too deep.
53'
Rodallega misses an absolute sitter from a corner. He meets a corner that had been headed back across goal against the post. A free header seven yards out.
52'
Richardson gets in behind the Palace defence down the left but his cross is too close to Hennessey, who claims at the second attempt.
51'
Both sides appear happy to sit very, very deep.
50'
Chamakh gets in behind the Fulham back four again but his shot never threatens the scoreline.
Fulham Substitution
49'
 
Zverotic is off and replaced by Dejagah
48'
Fulham have not won in any of their last 28 PL matches when behind at half-time – since their 5-2 home win v Newcastle in Jan 2012.
47
No changes to speak of as of yet.
46
And we are back underway.
45+2
And that is it from the first-half.
45+1
Two minutes of the added stuff.
45'
The corner is cleared.
44'
Zverotic whips a ball to the far post that Amorebieta meets with a firm downward header but Hennessey pushes it out for a corner.
43'
Fulham construct a decent break down the left and finally work the ball to Rodallega but his touch is poor and the chance has gone.
42'
Palace have a free-kick. Ince whips the ball back post where Scott Dann rises at the far post and heads on target. Stockdale pushes it wide.
41'
Dwight Gayle has netted his first PL away goal since scoring in the 1-0 win at Aston Villa on Dec 26.
40'
Fulham have become the first side to concede the first goal on 26 or more occasions in a PL season since Bolton (27) and Wolves (26) both did so in 2011/12
39'
Fulham have a free-kick 30 yards out and left of centre – Richardson, leaning back, whips the effort high and wide.
38'
Fulham’s Chris David becomes the 39th player they have used in this PL campaign, extending their Premier League record number of players used in a single season (previous was Middlesbrough’s 37 in 2005/06).
37'
Fulham have not finished bottom of any division since they finished 22nd in Division Two in 1985/86. The last time the Cottagers ended a top flight season at the bottom of the table was in 1967/68.
36'
David whips in a dangerous delivery but when the ball falls to Richardson, he swings and misses.
35'
Sidwell and Chamakh clash in the middle of midfield and Sidwell somehow comes away with the free-kick there.
34'
Mitroglou looks a bit glum on the bench – understandable really.
33'
Palace are doing really well to make the midfield as congested as possible – Woodrow is coming deep to see more of the ball but that is congesting things further.
32'
Bit of a subdued atmosphere inside the ground now – understandable really.
31'
Ward gives away a free-kick 35 yards from goal and right of centre but the delivery from David is far, far too deep.
30'
Palace have dropped off again and allow Fulham the ball deep but then really press as soon as they cross the halfway line.
29'
Fulham looks for an immediate riposte but Hennessey claims a lofted ball forward.
28'
 
GOAL!! Fulham half-clear a corner. Bolasie finds Ward and his shot from the edge is flicked in by Gayle. Simple goal – terrible defending.
Crystal Palace Goal

Bottom Center

27'
Great move. Chamakh finds inside of him and bearing down on goal. He slips the ball to Bolasie and his shots is flicked wide by Stockdale.
26'
Fulham having more of the ball but Palace remain a threat on the break.
25'
Woodrow looks quite the player and he makes some space after exchanging passes with David but Rodallega makes an absolute mess of a near open goal and the chance has gone.
24
Ward makes good strides down the left but Zverotic gets his body between the Palace player and the ball and Ward gives away the free-kick.
23'
 
Kacaniklic has not been able to shake off that tackle from Chamakh and is replaced by Chamakh.
Fulham Substitution
21'
However, Ledley steals the ball from Sidwell and sends Ince on his way. He takes on the early shot but it is blocked by Hangeland, and the ball breaks to Bolasie, whose shot is also blocked.
20'
Fulham playing the ball comfortably around at the back with little pressure on the ball, which is unlike this Palace side.
19'
Great turn and through-ball from Gayle, but Bolasie failed to read his intensions and the chance has gone.
18'
Ince, who has been quiet after a bright start, whips it in but Fulham clear easily.
17'
Gayle wins a free-kick in the channel and Palace load the box.
16'
Chamakh gives away another free-kick – he needs to be careful considering he has already been in the referee’s notebook.
15'
Woodrow swivels on the ball just outside the six-yard box and fires an effort at goal – it is on target but Delaney blocks.
14'
Chamakh chases down a lost cause and forces Stockdale into a mistake which culminates in the keeper kicking the ball out for a throw. Fulham then clear.
13'
We have a slight hiatus for the medical staff to check over Kacaniklic.
12'
 
Chamakh is now late on Kacaniklic and he is in the book – that was a dreadful challenge and reds have been doled out for less.
11'
Heitinga goes through the back of Chamakh.
9'
Jedinak wins a 50-50 in the middle of the pitch and feeds Gayle. Gayle goes down under the challenge of Zverotic on the edge but the ball finds its way to Bolasie. Bolasie turns this way and that in the box before trashing an effort wide.
8'
Sidwell again looks for the switch to the left channel but this time he miss-judges it and it skids out of play – Fulham using the wings really well, here.
7'
Fulham having the better of this here.
6'
Fulham have a corner that Palace half-clear and Kacaniklic meets it first time on the volley but his effort is straight at Hennessey, who parries.
5'
Sidwell finds Richardson with a supreme switch of play but the wide man’s touch is heavy and Mariappa steps in to clear.
4'
Bolasie shows a good turn of pace to get away from his man down the left and looks to cut the ball back from the touchline but Sidwell does well to get back and clear.
3'
Ince cuts inside and looks to whip one inside the far post from just outside the box but he fails to get the required curl and it flies just inches wide.
2'
Ince is scythed down by Heitinga and Palace have an early free-kick in dangerous-looking territory but it comes to nothing.
1'
Fulham get things underway.
14:55
Right, the pre-match huddles are done and we are ready to get started. Kevin Friend is your referee today.
14:50
Fancy a flutter? Here are your pre-match odds… Fulham 17/10, Draw 5/2, Crystal 7/4.
14:45
Tony Pulis: "Will I be here next season? I hope so. I've got two years left on my contract but there are managers with longer than that who get the sack, so you can never say I'm going to be here 100 per cent. I think there are certain things that should be done at football clubs to enable them to be successful. The club has a window of opportunity, the best opportunity the club has had for a long, long time to actually go forth and improve on and off the pitch."
14:40
Felix Magath: "The key is to come back to the Premier League - now we can make a change to make our younger players the basis of the future. We will give our youth academy more opportunities than we have in the last few years and there will be some players who will join us in the first team. We are starting again and that is the good thing from the situation - we are now able to change the things we want to."
14:35
Cheer up, Tony. Your survival antics have earned another season of the Premier League circus.
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14:30
Two-goal hero Dwight Gayle gets the nod in attack alongside former Gunner Marouane Chamakh. Can Yannick Bolasie pick up from his Liverpool exploits and terrorise the home defence?
14:25
Charlie Woodrow gets another chance in the Fulham frontline as Felix Magath makes five changes from the side that fell 4-1 at Stoke - Elsad Zverotic, Fernando Amorebieta, Alex Kacaniklic, Hugo Rodallega are the other new recruits to the starting XI.
14:20
TEAMS – Fulham: Stockdale, Zverotic, Heitinga, Hangeland, Amorebieta, Kacaniklic, Sidwell, Parker, Richardson, Rodallega, Woodrow… Subs: Joronen, Kasami, Mitroglou, Tunnicliffe, Dejagah, David, Williams /// Crystal Palace: Hennessey, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Bolasie, Jedinak, Ledley, Ince, Chamakh, Gayle… Subs: Speroni, Gabbidon, Dikgacoi, O'Keefe, Puncheon, Murray, Jerome.
14:15
Hello and welcome to LIVE coverage of Fulham v Crystal Palace. The action kicks off in 45 minutes.

Starting Line-ups

Fulham
Crystal Palace
    • Stockdale
    • Amorebieta
    • C
      Hangeland
    • Heitinga
    • 22
      Zverotic
    • Richardson
    • Sidwell
    • 8
      Parker
    • 11
      Kacaniklic
    • 16
      Woodrow
    • 20
      Rodallega
Team Manager:  Kit Symons
    • 16
      Gayle
    • 29
      Chamakh
    • Ince
    • 15
      C
      Mile Jedinak
    • 28
      Joe Ledley
    • 7
      Bolasie
    • 3
      Mariappa
    • 6
      Dann
    • 27
      Delaney
    • 2
      Ward
    • 13
      Hennessey
Team Manager:  Alan Pardew
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Stockdale 0 4 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Heitinga 0 0 0 2 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
F. Amorebieta 0 0 1 2 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 90
B. Hangeland 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
E. Zverotic 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 50
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Sidwell 0 0 2 61 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
S. Parker 0 0 0 66 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 90
K. Richardson 0 0 2 33 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 79
A. Kacaniklic 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 23
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
H. Rodallega 0 1 1 22 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
C. Woodrow 1 0 1 51 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
W. Hennessey 0 3 2 15 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
J. Ward 0 1 1 2 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 90
D. Delaney 0 0 0 1 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
S. Dann 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
A. Mariappa 0 0 0 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Y. Bolasie 0 0 3 19 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 90
Joe Ledley 0 0 0 27 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
T. Ince 0 0 1 15 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 71
Mile Jedinak 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Gayle 2 0 3 18 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 90
M. Chamakh 0 0 0 24 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 74
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