Fulham 2-4 Manchester City: Super subs save Blues' blushes

Fulham 2 - 4 Manchester City

  • 23" Yaya Touré
  • 43" Vincent Kompany
  • 50" Kieran Richardson
  • 69" Vincent Kompany (og)
  • 78" Jesús Navas
  • 83" James Milner

Ref: Kevin Friend
Attendance: 25,509

Fulham Craven Cottage

Manchester City beat Fulham 4-2 at Craven Cottage earlier today.

Manchester City climbed up to second in the Premier League this afternoon after a late double saved their blushes against Fulham.

City took a 2-0 lead courtesy of Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany, but Kieran Richardson and a Kompany own-goal gave the hosts hope that City's away-day struggles would continue.

However, substitutes James Milner and Jesus Navas scored in the final 12 minutes to ensure Manuel Pellegrini's men left with all three points.

Toure's opener was yet more proof that he is among the best free-kick takers in European football, and when Kompany scored a second it appeared it would be a relatively easy day for the Blues.

However, Fulham had other ideas and were level with just over 20 minutes to go.  But Navas scored after good play from David Silva, before Milner scored a late tap-in.

The result sees City one point behind league leaders Liverpool, while Fulham remain in the relegation zone.

 

Statistics

Fulham

Manchester City

Possession

46.1%
53.9%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Fulham

  • Maarten Stekelenburg
  • John Arne Riise
  • Philippe Senderos
  • Aaron Hughes
  • Sascha Riether
  • Scott Parker
  • Giorgos Karagounis
  • Steve Sidwell
  • Kieran Richardson
  • Ashkan Dejagah
  • Adel Taarabt

Substitutes

  • Bryan Ruiz
  • David Stockdale
  • Fernando Amorebieta
  • Alexander Kacaniklic
  • Darren Bent
  • Pajtim Kasami
  • Damien Duff

Manchester City

  • Joe Hart
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Gaël Clichy
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Yaya Touré
  • Samir Nasri
  • Fernandinho
  • David Silva
  • Edin Dzeko
  • Álvaro Negredo

Substitutes

  • John Guidetti
  • James Milner
  • Jesús Navas
  • Dedryck Boyata
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Javi García

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