Clint Dempsey’s hat trick as Fulham spank Newcastle, 5-2

szólj hozzá: Fulham v Newcastle 5:2 GOALS
Clint Dempsey’s 50th, 51st, and 52nd goal for Fulham lifted the Cottagers over Newcastle.
The first half was all Newcastle and just before halftime they went ahead through Danny Guthrie’s superlative left footed strike. Martin Jol must have mixed chili powder in his half time pep talk as he effected two very important changes, taking Bryan Ruiz from central midfield, bringing on Chris Baird, and introducing Andy Johnson as Fulham turned the game a 180 degrees in the second half
The former Crystal Palace man made an immediate impact troubling the Newcastle defense with his zip. He went scoreless but had a hand in three goals including earning a PK for being brought down by Tim Krul which Bobby Zamora duly converted. Dempsey’s cool finishes were the highlights of the match. The Texan is on pace to match last season’s record of 12 goals scored (a record for a US player in the Premiership) with 6 already in 21 matches.
Hatem Ben Arfa made it marginally interesting showing a deft touch on the ball to close the gap, 4-2, before Fulham slammed the door shut with Dempsey’s third goal.
Fulham do a huge favour to Arsenal who were being pushed hard by Newcastle and earlier Norwich City earned a tough draw against Chelsea, pegging the Blues back in their charge for fourth and better.
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