Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fulham Vault into Seventh Place

By beating Stoke City 1-0 at Craven Cottage, Fulham find themselves in position to see European competition next year by moving ahead of West Ham United into seventh place in the Premier league.

The game didn't look all that good in the beginning with Bobby Zamora leaving the game in the 19th minute to be replaced by Erik Nevland. But it was Nevland who netted the winning goal in the first half as Fulham held on to grab three points.

Across town, West Ham was hosting Chelsea, but it was the Blues that took the three points from the Hammers. With the West Ham loss and the Fulham win, Fulham go two points ahead of the Hammers with a better goal difference as well.

This time last year, the Cottagers were scrambling to avoid relegation and this year, Fulham is looking at a Europa League spot.

I would have been happy this year just to finish in mid-table but out of the relegation scrap. That Fulham might see European competition was just too much to ask. This is just great to experience.

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