A lamentably sub-standard performance from the Tigers gave Fulham an easy three points before the ESPN cameras at Craven Cottage.
Both goals had a suspicion of offside about them, but given City’s abjectness it really wasn’t an issue. Tigers’ summer target Bobby Zamora headed in after Boaz Myhill had beaten out Damien Duff’s shot just before half time, then midway through the second half Diomansy Kamara steered home Zamora’s cross from close range.
City’s best chance came when, erm… well, Geovanni slapped one over from 35 yards in the first half, and sub Jozy Altidore skied a late, self-created chance when the game was long out of the Tigers’ reach. Opportunities were severely limited in a deeply negative and depressing display from Phil Brown’s men, and none were on target.
The mildest of consolations came with the introduction of Jimmy Bullard in the second half, whose desire for the ball and happy tendency to find footballers wearing the same colours as him didn’t befit a woeful display from his team-mates. Much pondering to do before bottom team Portsmouth turn up at the KC this weekend. A detailed, sickening match report is to come…