Monday 24 April 2017

Tchoyi punishes wasteful Fulham

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WEST BROM 1

Fulham began life after Bobby Zamora with a whimper as West Brom secured a point on Roy Hodgson's first return to Craven Cottage last night.

The 31-year-old striker left for west London rivals QPR on transfer deadline day, leaving the home side bereft of attacking ideas. Makeshift striker Clint Dempsey looked like he would prove Fulham's saviour once again as he tucked home midway through the second period.

However, the Cottagers lacked a cutting edge and West Brom made them pay with eight minutes left.

Substitute Somen Tchoyi fired home in front of the visiting support to ensure Hodgson took home a point home after a tough battle with his former club.

The hosts were pressing throughout the game and hoping to find a gap in West Brom's defence, which they managed to in the 69th minute. Graham Dorrans' rash clearance gave Fulham possession and Bryan Ruiz played a neat pass to Dempsey, who directed the ball past Foster inside the box.

Fulham continued to press after breaking the deadlock but were caught out by West Brom in the 82nd minute. Tchoyi, having come off the substitute's bench five minutes earlier, latched onto a Morrison pass to fire by David Stockdale. Jol's men looked to find a winner, but to no avail, and were met by boos at full-time.

Irish Independent

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