Premier League Scores: Result and highlights from the EPL fixture between Southampton v Fulham on Sunday, October 7, 2012.
Result: Southampton 2 – 2 Fulham
Where: St. Mary’s Stadium – Southampton
|Southampton – 2
||Fulham – 2
|Jose Fonte (4’)||Hooieveld (OG 69’)|
|Jose Fonte (90’)||Kieran Richardson (88’)|
Southampton’s Jose Fonte opened the scoring with a flicked header from a corner. It looked like he was attempting to flick it on as a pass, but it ended up in the back of the net instead. Southampton looked dangerous going forward and the pace of the match was frantic for most of the game. Fulham attempted to play with more of a slow tempo build up while Southampton went full attack running at the Fulham defense every chance they got.
Fulham were able to get back into the match and even went ahead 2-1 with a Kieran Richardson strike in the 88th minute. This lead did not last long as Fonte got his second goal just the other side of stoppage time from a set piece header.
Both managers will be somewhat disappointed with the result. Nigel Adkins should be frustrated that they have yet to keep a clean sheet and continue to struggle defensively. On the other side Martin Jol should be disappointed that they were not able to hold onto the lead they had taken.
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