Saturday, November 29, 2008

Fulham Nick Another Point on the Road

While Fulham are not winning matches on the road, they aren't losing them either as the Whites traveled to Villa Park and grabbed another point with a fine defensive effort.

Mark Schwarzer, with the aid of the woodwork, was able to keep a clean sheet for the second week in a row on the road. Clint Dempsey grabbed his second start in the row and tested fellow American Brad Friedel in Villa's goal with a couple of strikes that required Friedel to demonstrate why he is among the Premier League's best goalkeepers. The first attempt was just before halftime when Dempsey fired a solid left footed volley which Friedel had to go to full extension to save a goal. Late in the second half, Dempsey had another attempt that demanded another high quality save from Freidel.

So the Whites will return home next week against Manchester City.

Hats off to Friedel, who set a Premier League record today, with his 167th consecutive Premier League appearance.

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