Fulham beat Liverpool 3-2

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:28 IST

Fulham beat Liverpool for the first time in 36 years with a 3-2 victory in the English Premier league on Saturday.

Fulham beat Liverpool 3-2

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Fulham beat Liverpool for the first time in 36 years with a 3-2 victory in the English Premier league on Saturday.The Cottagers had failed to win in their last eight Premier league games, but capitalised on a bright start and took a 1-0 5th minute lead. Jerzy Dudek in the Liverpool goal failed to hold on to Sean Davis' long shot and Facundo Sava reacted quickly to notch his third goal of the season.Liverpool took control of the game after falling behind and Emile Heskey tried his luck from outside of the Fulham penalty area in the 15th minute, but his effort was saved by Edwin van der Sar.Van der Sar was tested again in the 22nd minute when John Arne Riise's free kick was deflected by Davis, but the Dutchman got his body behind the ball to maintain his side's lead. The home side doubled their advantage in the 38th minute when Davis hit his third long range effort of the half and a deflection from Sava left Dudek stranded. Liverpool pulled a goal back 17 minutes into the second half - German international Dietmar Hamann smashing a free kick into the top corner of the Fulham goal. However, Fulham made it 3-1 in the 68th minute after Djimi Traore had pulled down Davis on the edge of the penalty area. Referee Graham Poll played advantage and Argentine Sava smashed in his second goal of the game. Fulham were reduced to ten men just two minutes later with referee Poll showing Frenchman Alain Goma a second yellow card for a foul on Michael Owen. The visitors made the extra man count in the 86th minute when substitute Milan Baros picked up the ball in the Fulham box, wrong-footed defender Zat Knight and beat van der Sar from ten yards. But the Reds were unable to create another goal and suffered their second defeat of the season, losing 3-2. (AP)



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