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English FA Cup

Tuesday, 3 February 2015,

Fulham
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Sunderland
  • Kickoff: 20:45 BST
  • Stadium: Craven Cottage
  • Referee: -
  • Stadium: Craven Cottage
  • Attendance: 14,777
  • 28' Hugo Rodallega
  • 61' Marcus Bettinelli - og
  • 75' Ricardo Álvarez
  • 91' Jordi Gómez - pen

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McCormack eyes Sunderland scalp

Ross McCormack says Fulham are ready to "blow away" Sunderland in their FA Cup replay at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.

The sides drew 0-0 in the initial tie at the Stadium of Light thanks to some fine saves from Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli, although Hugo Rodallega had a chance to win it for the Championship outfit when he hit a post late on.

And striker McCormack is confident the Cottagers can finish the job against the Black Cats and book a fifth-round trip to Bradford.

"It would be great to go through," McCormack, who has scored 11 goals this season, told the club website.

"It's a good chance at Craven Cottage, where we've proved we can beat anyone - we can blow teams away and we'll definitely be looking to do that.

"I've heard a lot of people say that we should have beaten Sunderland at their place, but if you look at the game they had quite a few chances.

"Betts probably kept us in the game so I think a draw was a fair result in the end. If we were given that before the game, a clean sheet against a Premier League team and taking them back to the Cottage, I think we might have taken that."

Fulham have recovered from a dismal start to the season since Kit Symons replaced Felix Magath as manager in September.

They were on a four-match unbeaten run until a 2-1 defeat at Blackburn on Saturday and McCormack is confident they can bounce back.

"We won't drop our heads," he added. "We've got a young team. We feel we're making good strides.

"After the first seven or eight games of the season we had one point. Compare that to where we are now and it shows that we're a good set of lads with good character and good ability."

Fulham will be without on-loan Swansea defender Jazz Richards, who is cup-tied, while captain Scott Parker could also miss out.

Manager Symons said: "Scotty's struggling a little bit with injury and illness, so he's one who might be struggling."

Ricky Alvarez will have a chance to kick-start his Sunderland career in the FA Cup after a frustrating start to his time on Wearside.

The 26-year-old Argentina winger will start Tuesday's fourth-round replay, just the 11th appearance he has made since his summer loan move from Inter Milan.

Head coach Gus Poyet had high hopes of his fellow South American when he managed to bring him in from Italy, but a combination of injury and the process of adapting to the Barclays Premier League has limited him to just three starts and a further seven cameos from the bench.

Poyet said: "Alvarez has been in and out. He's never really had the chance to have a run of games and really perform.

"We will refresh a little bit on Tuesday. He can refresh us a bit and give us a little bit of quality. He has incredible quality. He should make a difference. We need to make sure he's an important player for us.

"Ricky needs to play. He will play on Tuesday - that is one change I will tell you. I'm going to play him because he's the type of player who needs to play in certain games.

"Tuesday is a big opportunity for him and the longer he can play, the better."

Alvarez arrived on Wearside on an initial loan move with Sunderland having negotiated an option to buy at the end of the campaign, and while he has shown flashes of the talent which so excited Poyet, he is yet to enjoy a run in the team.

The same could be said of Italy international Emanuele Giaccherini, whose own time at the Stadium of Light has been blighted by injury.

Poyet added: "I want the 'Giacchy' that we saw in pre-season. He was our best player, with John O'Shea. He is getting closer to that. When you're injured and you come back, you need to play."

The Black Cats set off for London in positive mood after their win over Burnley on Saturday lifted them to 14th place, with all six teams now below them and Crystal Palace one place above them having lost.

Poyet intends to keep changes to a minimum at Craven Cottage, but may give captain O'Shea a well-earned break and could rest new signing Jermain Defoe has he eases his way back into English football.

One man who will be missing once again is midfielder Lee Cattermole, although a scan on his injured knee has revealed no lasting damage.

Greece international Charis Mavrias has returned to former club Panathinaikos on loan for the remainder of the season.

91'+5

Offside called on Jermain Defoe

91'+5

Vito Mannone (Sunderland) Free Kick at 95'

91'+4

Ryan Tunnicliffe commits a foul on Wes Brown resulting on a free kick for Sunderland

91'+4

John O'Shea clears the ball from danger.

91'+4

Ross McCormack crosses the ball.

91'+4

Ross McCormack (Fulham) Free Kick at 95'

91'+4

Anthony Reveillere commits a foul on Patrick Roberts resulting on a free kick for Fulham

91'+4

Shaun Hutchinson

91'+2

1 - 3

Jordi Gómez hits the penalty kick with his left foot to the lower right corner and scores!!

91'+2

Nikolay Bodurov commits a foul on Danny Graham resulting on a penalty for Sunderland

91'+1

Konstantinos Stafylidis crosses the ball.

91'

Jordi Gómez crosses the ball.

91'

John O'Shea (Sunderland) Free Kick at 91'

91'

Nikolay Bodurov commits a foul on Danny Graham resulting on a free kick for Sunderland

91'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Defending)

91'

End of the game

91'

The referee has signaled the end of the second half

91'

Sunderland makes a sub: Wes Brown enters for Emanuele Giaccherini. Reason: Tactical

90'

Patrick Roberts crosses the ball.

89'

Anthony Reveillere crosses the ball.

89'

Anthony Reveillere (Sunderland) Free Kick at 89'

89'

Ross McCormack

89'

Ross McCormack commits a foul on Liam Bridcutt resulting on a free kick for Sunderland

88'

Vito Mannone takes a long goal kick

87'

Vito Mannone (Sunderland) Free Kick at 87'

87'

Sunderland makes a sub: Liam Agnew enters for Ricardo Álvarez. Reason: Tactical

86'

Hugo Rodallega commits a foul on Patrick Van Aanholt resulting on a free kick for Sunderland

83'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Attacking)

83'

Fulham makes a sub: Patrick Roberts enters for Alexander Kacaniklic. Reason: Tactical

83'

Fulham makes a sub: Lasse Christensen enters for Seko Fofana. Reason: Tactical

82'

Seko Fofana

82'

Ricardo Álvarez

82'

Emanuele Giaccherini

80'

Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) Free Kick at 80'

80'

Emanuele Giaccherini commits a foul on Ryan Tunnicliffe resulting on a free kick for Fulham

79'

Throw-in: Jack Grimmer takes it (Attacking)

79'

Vito Mannone makes the save (Catch)

79'

Hugo Rodallega hits a good header. Outcome: save

79'

Alexander Kacaniklic crosses the ball.

79'

Jordi Gómez clears the ball from danger.

78'

Seko Fofana crosses the ball.

78'

Throw-in: Konstantinos Stafylidis takes it (Attacking)

78'

Vito Mannone takes a long goal kick

77'

Ross McCormack hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

77'

Hugo Rodallega crosses the ball.

77'

Throw-in: Konstantinos Stafylidis takes it (Defending)

75'

1 - 2

Goal!! Ricardo Álvarez hits a left footed shot to the lower left corner from the centre penalty area and scores!! Sunderland now leads 2 - 1

75'

Ricardo Álvarez hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: goal

74'

Vito Mannone takes a long goal kick

74'

Sunderland makes a sub: Danny Graham enters for Steven Fletcher. Reason: Tactical

74'

Seko Fofana hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

74'

John O'Shea clears the ball from danger.

73'

Cauley Woodrow crosses the ball.

73'

Jordi Gómez crosses the ball.

72'

Santiago Vergini (Sunderland) Free Kick at 72'

72'

Ross McCormack commits a foul on Ricardo Álvarez resulting on a free kick for Sunderland

71'

Throw-in: Jack Grimmer takes it (Defending)

70'

Throw-in: Patrick Van Aanholt takes it (Attacking)

70'

Ross McCormack clears the ball from danger.

70'

Ricardo Álvarez crosses the ball.

69'

Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) Free Kick at 69'

68'

Jordi Gómez commits a foul on Ross McCormack resulting on a free kick for Fulham

68'

Marcus Bettinelli takes a long goal kick

67'

Emanuele Giaccherini hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

66'

Throw-in: Patrick Van Aanholt takes it (Attacking)

66'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Defending)

65'

Marcus Bettinelli takes a long goal kick

65'

Emanuele Giaccherini hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

64'

Vito Mannone takes a long goal kick

64'

Alexander Kacaniklic hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

64'

Konstantinos Stafylidis crosses the ball.

63'

Shaun Hutchinson clears the ball from danger.

63'

Patrick Van Aanholt crosses the ball.

63'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Attacking)

63'

Anthony Reveillere (Sunderland) Free Kick at 63'

62'

Nikolay Bodurov

62'

Nikolay Bodurov commits a foul on Emanuele Giaccherini resulting on a free kick for Sunderland

61'

1 - 1

Oh no! That was a bit unlucky, Marcus Bettinelli has just scored on his own net! The game is now tied at 1

58'

Vito Mannone takes a long goal kick

58'

Alexander Kacaniklic hits a good header, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

57'

Anthony Reveillere hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

55'

Vito Mannone takes a short goal kick

55'

Seko Fofana crosses the ball.

54'

Santiago Vergini clears the ball from danger.

54'

Ross McCormack crosses the ball.

54'

Nikolay Bodurov (Fulham) Free Kick at 54'

53'

Santiago Vergini commits a foul on Hugo Rodallega resulting on a free kick for Fulham

53'

Marcus Bettinelli takes a long goal kick

52'

Patrick Van Aanholt hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

52'

Throw-in: Patrick Van Aanholt takes it (Attacking)

51'

Konstantinos Stafylidis crosses the ball.

51'

Shaun Hutchinson blocks the shot

50'

Jermain Defoe hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

50'

Nikolay Bodurov clears the ball from danger.

49'

Ricardo Álvarez crosses the ball.

49'

Ricardo Álvarez crosses the ball.

48'

Marcus Bettinelli makes the save (Catch)

48'

Jermain Defoe hits a right footed shot. Outcome: save

47'

Nikolay Bodurov clears the ball from danger.

47'

Anthony Reveillere crosses the ball.

47'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Defending)

46'

Shaun Hutchinson clears the ball from danger.

46'

Patrick Van Aanholt crosses the ball.

46'

The second half is under way

46'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Defending)

46'

Emanuele Giaccherini crosses the ball.

46'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Defending)

46'

The referee has signaled the end of the first half

45'

Vito Mannone takes a short goal kick

45'

Alexander Kacaniklic hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

44'

Marcus Bettinelli takes a long goal kick

44'

Jordi Gómez hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

43'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Defending)

43'

Shaun Hutchinson clears the ball from danger.

43'

Jordi Gómez crosses the ball.

42'

Throw-in: Patrick Van Aanholt takes it (Defending)

42'

Throw-in: Patrick Van Aanholt takes it (Defending)

41'

Throw-in: Patrick Van Aanholt takes it (Attacking)

41'

Throw-in: Konstantinos Stafylidis takes it (Attacking)

40'

John O'Shea (Sunderland) Free Kick at 40'

40'

Cauley Woodrow

40'

Cauley Woodrow commits a foul on Liam Bridcutt resulting on a free kick for Sunderland

39'

Marcus Bettinelli takes a long goal kick

39'

Patrick Van Aanholt crosses the ball.

38'

Vito Mannone makes the save (Catch)

38'

Alexander Kacaniklic hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

38'

John O'Shea clears the ball from danger.

38'

Alexander Kacaniklic crosses the ball.

37'

Vito Mannone takes a long goal kick

37'

Ross McCormack hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss left

37'

Jermain Defoe hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: blocked

36'

Throw-in: Patrick Van Aanholt takes it (Attacking)

36'

John O'Shea clears the ball from danger.

36'

Ross McCormack crosses the ball.

35'

Marcus Bettinelli takes a long goal kick

35'

Jordi Gómez hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

33'

Ricardo Álvarez hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

30'

Marcus Bettinelli takes a long goal kick

30'

Ricardo Álvarez hits a good left footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: over bar

30'

Anthony Reveillere (Sunderland) Free Kick at 30'

29'

Seko Fofana commits a foul on Liam Bridcutt resulting on a free kick for Sunderland

28'

1 - 0

Goal!! Hugo Rodallega hits a right footed shot high through the middle from the centre 6 yard and scores!! Fulham now leads 1 - 0

28'

Hugo Rodallega hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: goal

27'

Konstantinos Stafylidis crosses the ball.

26'

Throw-in: Konstantinos Stafylidis takes it (Defending)

26'

Patrick Van Aanholt clears the ball from danger.

26'

Konstantinos Stafylidis crosses the ball.

26'

Konstantinos Stafylidis (Fulham) Free Kick at 26'

25'

Liam Bridcutt

25'

Liam Bridcutt commits a foul on Ross McCormack resulting on a free kick for Fulham

25'

Nikolay Bodurov clears the ball from danger.

25'

Patrick Van Aanholt crosses the ball.

24'

Shaun Hutchinson clears the ball from danger.

22'

Marcus Bettinelli takes a long goal kick

22'

Emanuele Giaccherini hits a good right footed shot, but it is off target. Outcome: miss right

22'

Ricardo Álvarez crosses the ball.

21'

Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) Free Kick at 21'

21'

John O'Shea commits a foul on Cauley Woodrow resulting on a free kick for Fulham

19'

Throw-in: Jack Grimmer takes it (Defending)

19'

Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) Free Kick at 19'

19'

Jordi Gómez commits a foul on Jack Grimmer resulting on a free kick for Fulham

18'

Throw-in: Jack Grimmer takes it (Defending)

18'

Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) Free Kick at 18'

18'

John O'Shea commits a foul on Hugo Rodallega resulting on a free kick for Fulham

15'

Marcus Bettinelli makes the save (Parry)

15'

Steven Fletcher hits a good right footed shot. Outcome: save

14'

Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham) Free Kick at 14'

14'

Offside called on Steven Fletcher

13'

Marcus Bettinelli makes the save (Parry)

13'

Jordi Gómez hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

13'

Throw-in: Jack Grimmer takes it (Defending)

13'

Marcus Bettinelli makes the save (Catch)

13'

Ricardo Álvarez hits a good left footed shot. Outcome: save

12'

Throw-in: Jack Grimmer takes it (Defending)

10'

Nikolay Bodurov clears the ball from danger.

10'

Ricardo Álvarez crosses the ball.

9'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Attacking)

9'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Attacking)

9'

Hugo Rodallega crosses the ball.

8'

Throw-in: Anthony Reveillere takes it (Attacking)

8'

Jack Grimmer (Fulham) Free Kick at 8'

8'

Jordi Gómez commits a foul on Alexander Kacaniklic resulting on a free kick for Fulham

7'

Shaun Hutchinson (Fulham) Free Kick at 7'

7'

Jordi Gómez commits a foul on Ryan Tunnicliffe resulting on a free kick for Fulham

6'

Throw-in: Jack Grimmer takes it (Attacking)

6'

Throw-in: Patrick Van Aanholt takes it (Attacking)

5'

Throw-in: Patrick Van Aanholt takes it (Attacking)

5'

Ricardo Álvarez crosses the ball.

4'

Jordi Gómez crosses the ball.

4'

Jordi Gómez (Sunderland) Free Kick at 4'

4'

Jack Grimmer commits a foul on Emanuele Giaccherini resulting on a free kick for Sunderland

3'

Marcus Bettinelli takes a long goal kick

2'

Ross McCormack clears the ball from danger.

2'

Anthony Reveillere crosses the ball.

1'

Game on!

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Possession

50%
50%
  • Fulham
  • Sunderland

Shots

10
17

Shots on target

4
7

Fouls

10
10

Corners

0
0

Yellow Cards

5
3

Red Cards

0
0

Head to Head

Fulham1 - 3Sunderland
Sunderland0 - 0Fulham
Fulham1 - 4Sunderland
Sunderland0 - 1Fulham
Sunderland2 - 2Fulham
Fulham1 - 3Sunderland

Fulham

  • 40Marcus Bettinelli
  • 4Shaun Hutchinson
  • 6Nikolay Bodurov
  • 37Jack Grimmer
  • 3Konstantinos Stafylidis
  • 44Ross McCormack
  • 12Seko Fofana
  • -> Lasse Christensen
  • 19Ryan Tunnicliffe
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • -> Patrick Roberts
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
  • 16Cauley Woodrow
  • Subs
  • 27George Williams
  • 33Daniel Burn
  • 1Gabor Kiraly
  • 25Moussa Dembele
  • 13Elsad Zverotic

Sunderland

  • 25Vito Mannone
  • 15Anthony Reveillere
  • 27Santiago Vergini
  • 16John O'Shea
  • 3Patrick Van Aanholt
  • 20Ricardo Álvarez
  • -> Liam Agnew
  • 4Liam Bridcutt
  • 14Jordi Gómez
  • 23Emanuele Giaccherini
  • -> Wes Brown
  • 9Steven Fletcher
  • -> Danny Graham
  • 28Jermain Defoe
  • Subs
  • 1Costel Pantilimon
  • 22Sebastián Coates

Bettinelli blunder helps Sunderland

Sunderland looked like they would become the latest Premier League victim of a shock-filled FA Cup fourth round until Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli's embarrassing fumble help them turnaround this replay.

Little over a week after Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham and Southampton saw their hopes go up in smoke, Gus Poyet's side looked like they would follow suit after Hugo Rodallega gave the Championship side a first-half lead.

However, an unfortunate own goal from the otherwise impressive Bettinelli was followed up by a fine strike from Ricardo Alvarez and Jordi Gomez's penalty as Sunderland secured a 3-1 win at Craven Cottage.

A trip to giant-killing Bradford now awaits in the fifth round for Sunderland, who dominated proceedings for the most part.

However, poor finishing and fine goalkeeping from Bettinelli allowed Fulham to make the breakthrough in the 28th minute as Rodallega struck home their first real chance .

Ross McCormack threatened to add to that strike but Sunderland pushed for a leveller which came in slapstick fashion as Bettinelli somehow fumbled a deflected Patrick van Aanholt cross over the line.

It proved the catalyst to a Sunderland comeback and Alvarez, the evening's standout player, cut in from the right to unleash a fierce drive to put the visitors ahead with 15 minutes remaining.

Gomez's stoppage-time penalty to a chorus of "cheat, cheat, cheat" rubber-stamped their progress to the fifth round.




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