- Fulham vs Norwich

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Saturday 18 August 2012 | Craven Cottage | Referee: Michael Oliver | Attendance 25,062

Fulham
  • Damien Duff (26)
  • Mladen Petric (41, 54)
  • Alexander Kacaniklic (66)
  • Steve Sidwell (87 Pen)
Fulham
5 - 0
Norwich
Norwich

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Fulham debutant Mladen Petric scored twice and set up one more as Martin Jol's side subjected Norwich City to a comprehensive defeat.

Martin Jol's side put on a sublime display to ensure a disappointing start for Chris Hughton in his first match in charge of the Norfolk club. Petric, signed on a free transfer from Hamburg this summer, was the star of the show, scoring twice after Damien Duff had opened the scoring.

Alex Kacaniklic scored his first Fulham goal to make it 4-0 and substitute Steve Sidwell unleashed a fierce penalty four minutes from time to seal the rout.

Duff scored the first when John Arne Riise hit a cross-field pass to find the winger, whose shot trickled in off John Ruddy's outstretched leg.

Fulham almost added a second when Petric found Bryan Ruiz in the box but Ryan Bennett put in a crucial tackle. The Cottagers had their second from the resulting corner, as Petric glanced home Duff's cross.

Eight minutes into the second half Fulham scored their third. Ruiz found Petric in space and the Croatian fired home a 30-yard shot that took a deflection.

Thirteen minutes later it was 4-0. Petric backheeled into the path of Kacaniklic from a Mousa Dembele pass and the 21-year-old finished calmly.

Four minutes from the end Fulham scored a fifth when Turner's foul on Hugo Rodallega, a substitute for Petric, earned a penalty and Sidwell hammered the spot-kick into the roof of the net.

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Line-up All Fans BFR
1. Mark Schwarzer - -
18. Aaron Hughes - -
27. Sascha Riether - -
3. John Arne Riise - -
5. Brede Hangeland - -
16. Damien Duff - -
31. Alexander Kacaniklic - -
19. Mahamadou Diarra - -
30. Mousa Dembélé - -
10. Mladen Petric - -
11. Bryan Ruiz - -
Substitutes All Fans BFR
8. Pajtim Kasami - -
7. Steve Sidwell - -
32. Rafik Halliche - -
2. Stephen Kelly - -
6. Chris Baird - -
13. David Stockdale - -
20. Hugo Rodallega - -
Line-up All Fans BFR
1. John Ruddy - -
23. Marc Tierney - -
24. Ryan Bennett - -
6. Michael Turner - -
2. Russell Martin - -
8. Jonathan Howson - -
4. Bradley Johnson - -
12. Anthony Pilkington - -
11. Andrew Surman - -
9. Grant Holt - -
7. Robert Snodgrass - -
Substitutes All Fans BFR
20. Leon Barnett - -
13. Declan Rudd - -
14. Wes Hoolahan - -
26. Simon Lappin - -
19. James Vaughan - -
17. Elliott Bennett - -
16. Steve Morison - -

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