Blackburn and Fulham draw
Blackburn 1 Fulham 1
Saturday 18 September 2010
Fulham remained unbeaten in the Premier League after Clint Dempsey's second-half equalizer Saturday earned a 1-1 draw at Blackburn.
Dempsey met a cross from Carlos Salcido in the 56th minute and sent a powerful header past Paul Robinson for the equalizer.
Christopher Samba had given the host the lead in the 30th, taking advantage of sloppy defending to head the ball into an open net.
Fulham moved to seven points with its fourth draw in five games, while Blackburn has five.
Blackburn dominated the first half and nearly capitalized on some shaky goalkeeping by Mark Schwarzer, whose fumble let Morten Gamst Pedersen chip the ball toward the net but it was cleared off the line by defender Brede Hangeland.
The tall Norwegian defender then stopped striker Mame Biram Diouf when he was clear on goal.
Fulham looked a lot better in the second half, but Simon Davies wasted an early chance to equalize on a direct free kick.
Blackburn again started with 18-year-old Phil Jones as a holding midfielder instead of in his usual role in central defense, while former Rovers manager Mark Hughes used Damien Duff as replacement for forward Bobby Zamora, who suffered a broken leg last week against Wolverhampton.
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