Swansea City 1 – 1 Fulham FA Cup Highlights

February 14, 2009 | Filed Under: UK Box Update 
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Fulham were given a footballing lesson by Swansea City in their FA Cup fifth round tie but held on for a 1-1 draw.Fulham took the lead via a own goal from monk but then Swansea got the reply with a great goal from Scotland.

The home side were completely dominant in the first half, knocking the ball around with a confidence borne on the back of a 15-match unbeaten run in the Championship, with Fulham completely unable to muster a threat on the goal of Swansea keeper Dorus De Vries.

But, just a minute before the break, the Premier League side took the lead with a goal completely against play. De Vries ran into traffic as he tried to meet Paul Konchesky’s corner from the right, and the ball deflected off the thigh of the unwitting Monk and into the empty net.

To their credit, Swansea refused to abandon their footballing principals and were immediately on the attack at the start of the second half, Scotland superbly playing in Gower for a third effort on goal, a fierce drive tipped out for a corner by Schwarzer.

But just a couple of minutes later, the home side had the equaliser they deserved. Gower collected a pass and cut inside before playing the ball into the feet of Scotland; the burly striker brilliantly spun Aaron Hughes before lashing a low shot past Schwarzer and into the far corner.

Swansea continued to dominate the possession and chances as the half went on, with Fulham’s opportunites restricted to occasional free-kicks sent into the penalty area from wide

 

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