Fulham 3-0 NSI Runavik
Fulham 3 - 0 Nes Soknar Itrottarfelag
Goals from Damien Duff, Danny Murphy and Andrew Johnson gave Fulham a three-goal lead after the first leg of their Europa League qualifier against NSI Runavik at Craven Cottage.
Duff broke the deadlock when finishing off a sweeping team move with a low shot across keeper Andras Gango.
Bobby Zamora had chances to increase the lead, but was denied by Gango.
Murphy made it 2-0 from the spot after Simon Davies was brought down before Johnson beat Gango from 12 yards.
It was an assured performance from the Premier League side in Martin Jol's first game as manager, although the recently-appointed former Tottenham boss sprang something of a surprise by naming his strongest possible starting line-up.
The Dutchman had hinted he would blood youngsters during the early rounds but instead named a side packed with experience against the minnows from the Faroe Islands.
The home side started strongly and within the opening minute Johnson came close to breaking the deadlock, but Helgi Petersen blocked well after neat build-up play by Murphy and Zamora.
Duff gave the hosts the lead in the 32nd minute, thumping home from 18 yards after a decent team move from Fulham.
And the Londoners were unlucky to go into half-time only one goal up, with keeper Gango in fine form for the visitors.
The second half proved as one sided as the first, with Zamora dragging a right-footed shot inches wide of the far post early on.
But soon after, Davies was felled by Helgi Lamhauge Petersen when showing nifty footwork inside the box and Murphy slotted the ball into the bottom left of the goal from the penalty spot to make it 2-0.
Johnson then got his name on the scoresheet, firing low across Gango into the corner of the net.
And the score could have been even greater had it not have been for Gango who denied Zamora - who then hit the woodwork - while the keeper later tipped Johnson's strike onto the crossbar.
Murphy attempted a speculative effort in a last bid to get the 14,910 fans on their feet again but Fulham were restricted to a three-goal advantage heading into next week's second leg.
Fulham manager Martin Jol:
"If I say it is job done , you will tell everyone I said the job was done so I will say it's a good score
"We started off brightly the first five minutes and then it was difficult to find the spare man up front.
"The second half was better. If there was no possibility to play it up to Andy Johnson or Bobby Zamora you have to play down the flanks and the second half was better."
- 01 Schwarzer
- 05 Hangeland
- 06 Baird
- 18 Hughes
- 28 Briggs
- 13 Murphy
- 16 Duff
- 20 Etuhu (Sidwell - 73' )
- 29 Davies (BH Riise - 69' )
- 08 Johnson
- 25 Zamora (Dalla Valle - 79' )
- 12 Stockdale
- 02 Kelly
- 14 Senderos
- 04 Sidwell
- 17 BH Riise
- 27 Greening
- 24 Dalla Valle
- 01 Gango
- 04 Joensen
- 13 Olsen (Liknargotu - 90' )
- 15 Petersen Booked
- 05 Mortensen (Olsen - 86' )
- 06 Hansen
- 18 Lakjuni
- 25 Mikkelsen
- 07 Danielsen (Fredriksberg - 78' )
- 10 Jacobsen
- 17 Frederiksberg
- 20 Joensen
- 12 Sorensen
- 22 Fredriksberg
- 08 Olsen
- 09 Liknargotu
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.90:00 +2:38 Substitution
Substitution Andrias Liknargotu comes on in place of Klaemint Olsen.90:00 +0:47
Lauri Dalla Valle is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Andras Gango.89:27
The referee blows for offside against Klaemint Olsen. Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.87:14
Effort from deep inside the area by Danny Murphy misses to the right of the target.85:19
Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.85:19 Substitution
Substitution Magnus Olsen on for Jann Mortensen.85:19
Aaron Hughes fouled by Arni Fredriksberg, the ref awards a free kick.83:13
The ball is swung over by Matthew Briggs.82:20
The ball is delivered by Damien Duff, Arni Fredriksberg manages to make a clearance.81:35
Chris Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Klaemint Olsen. Direct free kick taken by Hedin Lakjuni.80:43
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the left by-line to the near post, Headed effort from close range by Steve Sidwell goes wide left of the target.80:31
Matthew Briggs sends in a cross, clearance by Arni Fredriksberg.79:28
The referee blows for offside against Klaemint Olsen. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.77:31 Substitution
Substitution Lauri Dalla Valle on for Bobby Zamora.77:31 Substitution
Substitution Arni Fredriksberg joins the action as a substitute, replacing Debes Danielsen.75:06
Outswinging corner taken by Danny Murphy from the right by-line played to the near post, Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Andras Gango makes a save.74:52
Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Save made by Andras Gango.74:01
Steve Sidwell delivers the ball, clearance by Jens Joensen.72:33 Substitution
Substitution (Fulham) makes a substitution, with Steve Sidwell coming on for Dickson Etuhu.
Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Save made by Andras Gango.69:50
Assist on the goal came from Bobby Zamora.69:50 Goal scored
Goal! - Andrew Johnson - Fulham 3 - 0 NSI Runavik Goal scored by Andrew Johnson from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 3-0 NSI Runavik.68:13 Substitution
Substitution Bjorn Helge Riise comes on in place of Simon Davies.68:00
The ball is crossed by Chris Baird.65:47
The referee blows for offside against Damien Duff. Indirect free kick taken by Andras Gango.63:04
Chris Baird fouled by Klaemint Olsen, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Baird takes the free kick.61:40
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, Andras Gango makes a save.61:27
Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Save by Andras Gango.60:57
Dickson Etuhu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Klaemint Olsen. Justinus Hansen restarts play with the free kick.60:16 Goal scored
Goal! - Danny Murphy - Fulham 2 - 0 NSI Runavik Penalty taken right-footed by Danny Murphy and scored. Fulham 2-0 NSI Runavik.59:45 Booking
Booking Helgi Lamhauge Petersen goes into the referee's book.59:33
Penalty awarded for a foul by Helgi Lamhauge Petersen on Andrew Johnson.57:52
Effort from deep inside the area by Damien Duff misses to the right of the target.55:57
Bobby Zamora produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.54:13
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Murphy by Klaemint Olsen. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.52:58
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff from the right by-line, clearance made by Jonhard Frederiksberg.52:29
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Davies.52:07
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies, save by Andras Gango.49:53
Damien Duff decides to take the corner short.49:42
Bobby Zamora takes a shot. Andras Gango makes a save.47:57
Dickson Etuhu concedes a free kick for a foul on Andras Gango. Free kick taken by Andras Gango.46:50
Short corner worked by Simon Davies.46:14
Andrew Johnson takes a shot. Andras Gango makes a save.45:01
The referee gets the second half started.45:00 +1:05 Half time
Half Time It is the end of the first-half.45:00 +0:34
Corner from the left by-line taken by Simon Davies, save by Andras Gango.44:28
Helgi Lamhauge Petersen challenges Andrew Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bobby Zamora fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Andras Gango makes a save.42:44
Bobby Zamora gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Helgi Lamhauge Petersen. Jens Joensen restarts play with the free kick.41:59
Inswinging corner taken by Hedin Lakjuni from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Mark Schwarzer.40:34
Foul by Brede Hangeland on Klaemint Olsen, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Hedin Lakjuni.39:58
Hedin Lakjuni takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.38:43
Simon Davies sends in a cross.38:20
The ball is delivered by Andrew Johnson.35:36
Simon Davies fouled by Jann Mortensen, the ref awards a free kick. Simon Davies takes the direct free kick.34:29
A cross is delivered by Damien Duff, save made by Andras Gango.34:14
Short corner taken by Damien Duff.33:31
Short corner taken by Simon Davies from the left by-line.32:10
Assist by Simon Davies.32:10 Goal scored
Goal! - Damien Duff - Fulham 1 - 0 NSI Runavik Damien Duff gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-0 NSI Runavik.31:57
Andrew Johnson produces a cross, clearance by Jonhard Frederiksberg.30:13
The ball is sent over by Bobby Zamora, Andrew Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Helgi Lamhauge Petersen. Andras Gango restarts play with the free kick.27:18
Free kick awarded for a foul by Helgi Lamhauge Petersen on Damien Duff. Chris Baird takes the free kick.26:14
Brede Hangeland gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hedin Lakjuni. Strike on goal comes in from Christian Hogni Jacobsen from the free kick.25:19
Justinus Hansen has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.23:12
Andrew Johnson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andras Gango.22:13
Shot from just outside the box by Damien Duff misses to the left of the goal.20:31
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Christian Hogni Jacobsen. Hedin Lakjuni takes the direct free kick.15:53
Free kick awarded for a foul by Brede Hangeland on Klaemint Olsen. Hedin Lakjuni takes the direct free kick.13:54
Unfair challenge on Andrew Johnson by Christian Hogni Jacobsen results in a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.12:49
Matthew Briggs crosses the ball, Petur Mikkelsen makes a clearance.10:58
Christian Hogni Jacobsen fouled by Simon Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andras Gango.10:46
Matthew Briggs delivers the ball, clearance made by Debes Danielsen.8:56
Corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies from the left by-line, Helgi Lamhauge Petersen fouled by Brede Hangeland, the ref awards a free kick. Andras Gango restarts play with the free kick.8:48
The ball is delivered by Matthew Briggs, Jens Joensen makes a clearance.8:41
The ball is delivered by Matthew Briggs, Jens Joensen makes a clearance.8:34
The ball is crossed by Simon Davies, Helgi Lamhauge Petersen manages to make a clearance.3:01
Damien Duff takes a inswinging corner.0:26
Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line played to the near post, Effort on goal by Danny Murphy from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.0:00
The ref blows the whistle to start the match.
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