John Arne Riise of Fulham celebrates after scoring the winning penalty against Burton

Martin Jol happy with Fulham spirit despite being forced to penalties by League Two side Burton

The Cottagers only came through after spot-kicks

Papiss Cisse eased Newcastle's relegation fears with an injury-time winner against Fulham
Dimitar Berbatov shoots and scores for Fulham
Fulahm defender John Arne Riise

Martin Jol plays down rift with John Arne Riise

Fulham defender has been left out in recent weeks

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Villa coast into semi-finals as Arsenal crash out

Rodallega's leaping winner adds to Pardew's concerns

This may not be a happy Christmas for Newcastle. The team who threatened the Champions League last season have turned into something quite different. Last night, they did almost nothing right, and were flattered by their 2-1 defeat to Fulham.

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Chelsea draw 0-0 at home to Fulham

Benitez still waits for first Chelsea goal as Torres's struggles go on

At times the game last night was so forgettable that even the militants at Stamford Bridge seemed to have forgotten that Roberto Di Matteo had been sacked and Rafael Benitez, below, installed as his successor.

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Chris Baird acknowledges the Fulham fans

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Martin Jol hailed “Bairdinho” for giving Fulham's midfield a new identity following the summer departures of Clint Dempsey, Danny Murphy and Mousa Dembele.

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