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Joao Palhinha’s January Transfer Saga: Fulham’s Defensive Maestro Linked to Bayern Munich
Fulham FC, Premier League

Joao Palhinha’s January Transfer Saga: Fulham’s Defensive Maestro Linked to Bayern Munich

By Score More Staff Rumors surrounding Joao Palhinha's potential move to Bayern Munich in January continue to swirl, keeping fans and football pundits on the edge of their seats. Recent reports suggested that Bayern Munich was reconsidering its interest in the 28-year-old Portuguese midfielder, with a shift in focus towards reinforcing the defense with a center-back or right-back. As the transfer speculation lingers, Palhinha himself addressed the ongoing rumors in a recent interview. "I'm not thinking much about what will come next. I'm thinking about the seven games we have ahead of us in December; they are complicated games. Whatever has to happen in January will happen," he stated during an interview with DAZN Portugal. Despite Bayern Munich boasting a ...
Premier League: Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham
Crystal Palace FC, Fulham FC

Premier League: Crystal Palace 0-0 Fulham

By Score More Roy Hodgson, who had missed Crystal Palace's previous match due to illness, returned to the dugout for their game against Fulham. Despite his comeback, the match ended in a dull stalemate, leaving both teams level on points in the Premier League mid-table. The first half saw Fulham take control, pressing high and testing Palace's goalkeeper Sam Johnstone with shots from Andreas Pereira and Willian. Palace struggled to create chances, with only flashes of skill from Eberechi Eze providing moments of excitement for the home fans. It took 32 minutes for Palace to register their first shot on target, a free-kick from Eze that was comfortably saved by Bernd Leno. Fulham had their best opportunity of the half when Pereira's pass found Raul Jimenez, but Johnstone made a crucial...
Premier League: Fulham  1-0 Luton
Luton Town FC, Fulham FC

Premier League: Fulham 1-0 Luton

By Score More Fulham dashed Luton Town's hopes of securing their first Premier League point, as Carlos Vinicius, coming off the bench, scored a decisive goal in the second half, leading Fulham to a 1-0 win at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Fulham's performance was less than convincing against a resilient Luton side that defended with many players behind the ball. Nevertheless, they did enough to climb to ninth place in the standings. Luton, still without a win, remain rooted to the bottom of the table with a match in hand. "To be honest, it was a tough match. We anticipated their 5-3-2 formation, always sitting deep. But this afternoon, they surprised us by using a 5-4-1 formation," Silva told reporters. "It's not something we encounter every week at this level. But we had to adapt to...
Premier League: Manchester City 5-1 Fulham
Manchester City, Fulham FC

Premier League: Manchester City 5-1 Fulham

By Score More Erling Haaland displayed his exceptional goal-scoring abilities by securing a mesmerizing hat-trick, while Julian Alvarez played a pivotal role in Manchester City's commanding 5-1 triumph over Fulham in the Premier League. Haaland's outstanding performance unfolded amidst a backdrop of controversy as Fulham departed the Etihad Stadium at halftime with vehement protests regarding Nathan Ake's disputed goal. Ake's goal restored City's lead after Tim Ream had swiftly countered Julian Alvarez's initial strike. Fulham passionately argued that Ake's goal should have been disallowed, citing Manuel Akanji's apparent offside position and involvement in the play. Despite these contentious moments, City, guided by Haaland's brilliance, overcame the challenges with a resolute secon...
Arsenal Settle for First Draw of the Season in 2-2 Against 10-Man Fulham
Fulham FC, Arsenal FC, Premier League

Arsenal Settle for First Draw of the Season in 2-2 Against 10-Man Fulham

By Score More In a match that ended in a 2-2 draw, Arsenal dropped points for the first time this season against a 10-man Fulham side. The Gunners stumbled out of the gate as Andreas Pereira capitalized on Bukayo Saka's errant pass, catching Aaron Ramsdale off-guard and finding the net in the opening minute at the Emirates. Despite Fulham's solid defense holding firm for over 70 minutes, their resistance was eventually shattered when Saka equalized from the penalty spot. A sudden burst of action saw the game's momentum shift in a span of two minutes as substitute Eddie Nketiah expertly converted Fabio Vieira's precise cross, seemingly turning the tide in Arsenal's favor. Fulham's task was made even tougher when Calvin Bassey received his second yellow card, leading to a red card a...
Premier League: Brentford Secure Convincing Victory Over Fulham Despite Red Card
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Premier League: Brentford Secure Convincing Victory Over Fulham Despite Red Card

By Score More Brentford emerged triumphant against west London rivals Fulham with a 3-0 victory, despite being reduced to 10 men at Craven Cottage. Yoane Wissa's early strike and Bryan Mbeumo's brace sealed the comfortable win for Brentford in a heated derby clash. Fulham's Issa Diop committed a costly defensive error that led to Wissa's goal just before half-time, as he rounded goalkeeper Bernd Leno to give the Bees the lead. In the 64th minute, Wissa was brought down by Tim Ream in the box, resulting in Ream's second yellow card and a penalty for Brentford, which Mbeumo calmly converted. Brentford sealed their victory with Mbeumo's third goal in the 92nd minute, tapping in a low cross from Kristoffer Ajer. This win marked Brentford's fifth victory in eight games against Fulham ...
Marco Silva’s Fulham Starts with a Win in the Premier League
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Marco Silva’s Fulham Starts with a Win in the Premier League

By Score More Fulham, led by Portuguese coach Marco Silva, began their Premier League campaign on a high note by securing a 1-0 victory in their away match against Everton. Despite missing Portuguese international João Palhinha due to injury, Bobby Reid scored the lone goal that earned three points for the Cottagers in the match. Interestingly, on the opposing side, there was another Portuguese presence with goalkeeper João Virgínia, formerly of Sporting, on the Everton bench as a substitute. The spotlight also falls on Brighton, the sensation of the previous Premier League season, as they convincingly defeated newcomer Luton 4-1, signaling their intention to maintain the high level of performance displayed in the previous campaign. Crystal Palace followed suit, so to speak, echoin...