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Blackburn Rovers 1 Fulham 0: New boy helps Ince get one over Hodgson

Premier League management won't seem quite as difficult a business this morning to Paul Ince. The man entrusted with the job of filling Mark Hughes' shoes no longer has to look up at most of the division following three points secured late on through a goal scored by one of his substitutes and made by another.

Fulham 2 Bolton Wanderers 1: Hodgson dampens expectations after Fulham stroll

Roy Hodgson's football philosophy is a simple one – pass and move, pass and move – and he has packed his Fulham team with just the personnel to carry out his mantra. It makes them an enjoyable team to watch and, on this season's form, a difficult one to beat as Arsenal found out before the international break and a pitiful Bolton Wanderers learnt on Saturday.

Fulham 2 Bolton 1: Zamora magic caps a flowing display by flowering Fulham

Dreamy summer days by the river. Fulham duly made it three wins on the trot with a free-flowing performance that at the very least backed up their last glorious victory in the Premier League. Bolton are no Arsenal – indeed, on this negative showing it is tricky to think of a more stark footballing contrast – but they are usually hard to beat.

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Goalscoring the problem for England strike force

Michael Owen scores a goal for England every 155 minutes he spends on the pitch. Peter Crouch's record is even better, he scores one every 116 minutes he spends on the pitch for England. Fabio Capello does not believe that Owen is fit enough to play for England in the forthcoming 2010 World Cup qualifiers but without both these players, whom does he expect to score his goals?

Carling Cup round-up: Hammers escape exit after being forced into extra-time

West Ham United needed extra time to see off League Two strugglers Macclesfield 4-1 at Upton Park last night, but the Hammers were not the only Premier League side to come close to being dumped out of the Carling Cup by lower-league opposition.

Fulham 1 Arsenal 0: Hangeland slide show brings down Gunners

Wenger fumes after early-season setback but Fulham deserve win

Bolton 'interested' in Bullard move

The Bolton manager Gary Megson has confirmed he would love to take Jimmy Bullard to the Reebok Stadium as part of a last-gasp dash for new players before the end of the transfer window.

Bolton admit Bullard interest

Bolton manager Gary Megson has confirmed he would love to take Jimmy Bullard to the Reebok Stadium as part of a last-gasp dash for new players before the end of the transfer window.

Sunderland medical for Healy

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed striker David Healy was due to undergo a medical at Sunderland today.

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