A fifth game in a row without losing is not a bad streak to have, especially as two of those games were against European opposition. Having already played against Manchester City at Eastland this season (losing 2-1 after extra time in the League Cup), and with the Sky Blues making a very good case to be included in the top four of the Premiership, this was going to be a tough game. Coming on top of a last minute disappointment in the week against Roma and two games in the previous six days, it was a game I think many supporters were dreading.
So, when Man City scored two in the first fifteen minutes of the second half, after Zamora had missed what is already being described as ‘the sitter of the season’, I thought that it was all over.
Yet, as has already been demonstrated this season, Fulham had the spirit and determination to come back into a game that might have seemed lost. Within two minutes of City’s second goal, Duff struck to bring the Whites within sight. Six minutes later, and Dempsey headed in from a Greening free-kick to wipe out the hosts’ lead.
There are still key players injured, and this was definitely a good result. Next weekend, Fulham host Liverpool. Before today, the Reds had been on a four game losing streak, but they beat Man Utd 2-0 this afternoon. I’ll be hoping that was just a blip…