West Ham 3-1 Fulham Highlights
Defensive mistakess proved costly for Fulham as West Ham eased to victory at Upton Park to go eighth in the table.
John Pantsil’s poor concentration allowed David di Michele to put West Ham ahead before Paul Konchesky’s stunning equaliser.
Mark Noble restored West Ham’s lead from the penalty spot after a foul on Carlton Cole, who then made it 3-1 with his fifth goal in as many games.
Fulham’s first defeat since November saw them drop to 10th in the table.
Before the game all the talk was of the absence of Craig Bellamy, omitted from the side after reportedly being unhappy at West Ham denying him the chance to talk to Tottenham and Manchester City.
His replacement was di Michele, and on six minutes the Italian put his team ahead in comical circumstances.
Lucas Neill curled the ball in from the right-hand side of the box and Fulham’s former West Ham defender Pantsil chested the ball down, unaware that di Michele was lurking just behind him.
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HIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
Fulham 1-2 West Ham United
27 September 2008 – Ref: Andre Marriner
Fulham scorers: Murphy 59 pen
West Ham scorers: Cole 43, Etherington 45
Sent Off: Johnson (Fulham) 45