Full-time - 90'
0 - 4
English FA Cup
16:00 +00:00, February 18, 2007
Craven Cottage, England
Referee: M Halsey
FULL-TIME: Berbatov and Keane put a very lacklustre Fulham to the sword and Spurs cruise through to the quarter-finals. If the year ended in a 1 you really might/could/definitely would fancy them for the cup this year.
Meanwhile, Montella is shown the red card for a tussle with a bemused looking Keane who receives a yellow.
GOAL - Berbatov seals a great win for Spurs and completes a nmiserable day for Fulham. Faced with a Fulham defence who seem to think the game is over (which, to be fair it is) Keane lays it off to his strike partner who lifts the ball over Lastukva's head for his second.
Good covering from Dawson to stop Davis getting a sight on goal as he came through the middle.
Collins John is fouled by Gardner close to the Spurs penalty area but it doesn't really matter as Fulham have been well beaten today. Robinson rises to confidently pluck the ball from the air when the free-kick is taken.
Quedrue doesn't hear the cry of the better-placed Zat Knight and wastes the corner when it comes over.
Montella hit's a free-kick towards the Spurs goal which Ghaly heads behind for a corner.
Lennon comes off for Hossam Ghaly. Oh, and Spurs do nothing with the corner.
Keane almost gets his hat-trick as the ball comes through to him after Lennon dummies it. His easiest chance of the day, but the Irishman hits his shot straight at Lastuvka who parries it behind for a corner.
Montella and Quedrue execute a nice one-two but the striker's chipped shot is never going to trouble Robinson.
Bouba Diop looks like he crying. The Spurs fans cerainly aren't although their boasts of going to Wembley are possibly inaccurate. The might get Chelsea or Man Und in the next round.
GOAL - Which they are not going to get. Berbatov cracks a shot off the post with his right foot before dispatching the rebound with his left. Goodbye Fulham.
Free-kick to Fulham in their own half. They will have to come up with something very soon if they are to force a replay from this tie.
A fantastic ball from Bouba Diop through the middle to Collins John who wastefully hits the effort well ove rthe Spurs crossbar. Fulham's best chance of the game.
Berbatov is on for Mido.
Zat Knight gets on the end of it this time and the ball just catches the end of his toe. Goal-kick to Spurs
A fine long range shot from Volz brings an equally fine one handed save from Robinson. Corner to Fulham. When it comes over Robinson flaps at it before Tainio heads behind for another corner.
GOAL - In an almost carbon copy of their first goal, Spurs double their lead. Robinson's high ball up to Mido is flicked in to the path of Keane who blasts it home. Game over now surely.
Radzinski makes way for Clinton Dempsey.
Gardner appeared to trip Volz in the penalty area but the ref didn't see nuffink.
Fulham continue to pressure Spurs without threatening them massively. Spurs look reasonably comfortable as they deal with what Chris Coleman's side have to offer.
The ball in is poor though and Fulham now go on the attack. Quedrue puts a cross in from the left but Robinson is first to it.
Lennon wins the visitors a corner and will take it.
Montella's first touch is a half-hearted shot which Spurs block easily enough.
Vincenzo Montella comes on for Heidar Helguson and Collins John for Brian McBride.
Quedrue's long free-kick is allowed to float behind for a Spurs goal-kick.
Bouba Diop's shot is rather theatrically saved by Paul Robinson who seemed a little unsure where his goal was.
Gardner rather clumsily pulls down McBride and Fulham had a shout for a penalty there.
Quedrue's ball in is cleared once then twice by Gardner.
Davis brought to the deck by Malbranque and Fulham have a free-kick thirty yards out from the Spurs goal, just to the right of the box.
No joy for Spurs from the corner though and Fulham deal with it easily.
Fulham have a corner. Davis to take. It comes in and Helguson gets to it first but can't direct his header with any power towards the goal. Robinson claims it then hits a big one up the park to Lennon who himself wins a corner. That was quite literally from defence to attack.
Great tackle from Chimbonda on Radzinski breaks up a promising Fulham move.
Volz is taken down by Malbranque which goes down well with the Fulham crowd.
Nice snap shot from McBride goes though the legs of Gardner and Robinson has to be alert to get down to the low bouncing ball.
Chimbonda concedes a corner as he tries to shepherd the ball out. He didn't seem to get a touch on it but fulham do nothing with the corner. However, Zat Knight karate kicked Tainio inthe head much to the anger of Mido amongst others who jostles the Fulham man. No bookings or owt though so on we go.
Nice inter-play between Davis and Helguson but Douba Diop proves three's a crowd when he wastes his pass.
Mido is twice caught offside at the kick-off but third time lucky and we are eventually underway.
So, as sure as night follows day the second half is about to begin. It does. And it is Fulham who re-start the game.
HALF-TIME: Much of a muchness here. Not much to write home about really so I won't. Spurs are winning. At the end of the game they might not be. That's as much as I, you or anyone can say with safety.
The presumably rather firm head of Brian McBride has collided with Alexei Smertin who has come off the worse. A man not unaccustomed to the odd facial/cranial injury is young Brian. Usually his own though.
Zokora lets the ball run out of play for a Spurs goal-kick.
Lee now gets back to do his defensive duties, relieving Helguson of the ball as he darted down the wing.
Lee is just caught offside as the Fulham wall hold their line well.
This time Lennon gets a cross towards Mido but the ball is just too high for the striker. Just as well, because after the few minutes the Egyptian has had he would have only heaped further embarassment on his head.
A wild shot from Mido from a very tight angle. It had everything - apart from accuracy and thought behind it.
Robinson is the unwelcome recipient of a ridiculous backpass from Mido who is on the halfway line. Robinson slices the ball, berates his striker for his thoughtlessness and is then forced to dive hard and low to his right to keep a header out. Mido is told in no uncertain terms to stay at his end of the pitch.
Good covering tackle from Malbranque on Davis, who then comes back to do likewise on the ex-Fulham man.
Robinson shows good hands to collect McBride's cross.
Gardner pulls back Helguson and the ref 'has a word' with the big Spurs man. In fact, he 'has a yellow card' with him.
McBride ghosts pass Chimbonda before his cross is put behind for a Fulham corner. When it comes in, Robinson semi-punches it away and Spurs get it up the park.
Lennon is taken out again, this time by Franck Quedrue who is also booked for his sins.
Whichever, he is fine and play resumes.
Zat Knight is down and is either holding the top of his ass or the bottom of his back in some sort of pain. Take your pick.
Helguson wins a good ball against Lee but Gardner does better than his defensive partner and heads the ball away.
Some scrappy midfield play sees Fulham win out in the end and eventually settle for a throw-in.
Bouba Diop dips his shoulder, cuts inside Tainio and hits a shot that is as high as it is wide of Robinson's goal.
The corner is poor and Spurs clear.
Dawson heads the free-kick behind for a corner.
Dawson not happy at the award of a Fulham free-kick but nonetheless that is the decision.
Bouba Diop's header when it comes in is far from textbook and Robinson will take the goal-kick.
Great save from Robinson as Brian McBride swivels and hits a deflected shot towards the Spurs goal. Corner to Fulham.
Lastuvka flaps at the corner, then again at the return ball and is fortunate that the patron saint of keepers (i.e most linesman and referees) awards him a free-kick when a Spurs man came within six feet of him.
Great covering header from Volz who got back to stop Mido getting on the end of a long ball. Corner to Spurs.
Bouba Diop is deservedly carded when Aaron Lennon's speed bamboozles him in to taking the Spurs winger down.
Dawson gets up well to out-jump Helguson in the Spurs box.
The Spurs fans are making their presence known so far. 90 % of them are chanting Martin Jol's name.
Volz comes off better in a fesity tussle with Lee.
Smertin sized up a volley from the edge of the Spurs area but mis-hits it and Robinson just has to wait for the ball to bounce in to his arms.
Lastuvka hesitated as the ball came through to him and Mido bared down on goal. The keeper still had enough time to collect it though.
GOAL - Keane opens the scoring. Big ball up from Robinson and Mido beats Zat Knight to it in the air. He gets it on towards Robbie Keane who hits an unstoppable shot from the edge of the area past Jan Lastuvka.
Malbranque started a nice move which was helped along by Robbie Keane but Aaron Lennon was crowded out and Fulham get it away.
Malbranque is brought crashing to ground following a challenge to a loud cheer.
Poor control from Radzinski gifts Spurs a throw-in.
Zat Kinight receives the ball when the corner is played but he mis-times his shot and Spurs get it away.
Volz's deep cross towards McBride is just too high for the American to reach. Fulham have a corner.
Malbranque gets his first touch of the game and receives what is presumably not the last chorus of boos from the home support.
Spurs start the game playing from right to left in the last of the weekend's FA Cup matches.
Fulham have players mising for today's match at Craven Cottage. The Cottagers are denied the services of Michael Brown (suspended) and Wayne Routledge who is ineligible for today's match. Spurs will hope a strike partnership of Keane and Mido can inflict damage on a Fulham defence where Moritz Volz starts at right-back.
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