Wednesday 16 October 2013

On this day in 2004: Liverpool rally to beat Fulham

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall the Reds coming from behind at Craven Cottage

  • Igor Biscan rounded off a remarkable for Liverpool at Craven Cottage

  • A quickfire double from Luis Boa Morte gave the hosts a 2-0 lead

  • An own goal from Zat Knight and a strike from Milan Baros made it 2-2

  • Xabi Alonso curled in a fine free-kick with 11 minutes left to make it 3-2

  • This was Rafael Benitez's first away win in the Barclays Premier League

Premierleague.com rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

16 October 2004 - Liverpool rally to beat Fulham 4-2

Liverpool came from two goals down to beat Fulham 4-2 and secure manager Rafael Benitez's first Barclays Premier League away win in dramatic fashion.

Chris Coleman’s Fulham side got off to a flying start and capitalised with two quickfire goals from Portuguese midfielder Luis Boa Morte before the half hour mark, with American striker Brian McBride providing the assists on both occasions.

An own goal from Fulham defender Zat Knight gave the visitors hope just after the half-time interval, and Milan Baros levelled proceedings from close range with 20 minutes left.

Liverpool completed a remarkable turnaround in the closing stages of the match as Xabi Alonso curled in a free-kick and Igor Biscan struck in stoppage time to make it 4-2.

The result moved Liverpool up to seventh in the Premier League and the Reds challenged for the European qualification places for the rest of the campaign, ultimately finishing fifth in the table.

But their finest moment during the 2004/05 season came in the UEFA Champions League, as they made it all the way to the final of the competition and recovered from 3-0 down to beat AC Milan on penalties in a thrilling season finale. It was the fifth time the Merseyside club had won Europe’s elite club competition.

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Key Points

  • Premierleague.com looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when Liverpool came from 2-0 down to beat Fulham 4-2 at Craven Cottage