Fulham has defeated Queens Park Rangers in a Premier League match played at Craven Cottage on Tuesday. Fulham won the match by a close margin of 3-2.
This was an incredible victory for Fulham. They lost Steve Sidwell and got reduced to 10 men in the 79th minute of the match, but, even after that, they managed to maintain their lead till the end of the match.
This was Fulham’s 10th win in the competition. They are currently at no. 10 with 39 points in 30 matches.
The hosts went into the match with the same starting line up that had played against Tottenham Hotspur in the last match. On the other hand, there were a couple of changes in the starting XI of QPR. Fabio da Silva and Park Ji-Sung went out and they were replaced by Adel Taarabt and Armand Traore.
Dimitar Berbatov scored a couple of goals in a space of 15 minutes in the first half and gave Fulham a 2-0 lead.
The first goal was scored off a penalty in the 8th minute, while; the second goal was a result of an awful mistake by the QPR defender Christopher Samba.
An own goal by Clint Hill in the 41st minute made it even worse for QPR. However, just before the half time break, Adel Taarabt scored the first goal for QPR with a low drive and pulled things back a little bit for them.
That goal towards the end of the first half was a confidence booster for QPR. They were looking aggressive in the second half and managed to decrease the lead to 2-3 when Loic Remy found the net in the 51st minute. Remy latched on Stephane Mbia’s pass and smashed the ball into the top corner of the post.
QPR had some more chances to find the net in later parts of the second half, but, all those chances went begging. The leveller didn’t come for QPR and they suffered their 16th league defeat in the ongoing season.
Fulham will play its next match against Newcastle United. That match will be played at St. James Park on Sunday.