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Palace 0 - 1 Fulham

Wed Aug 1 2001 - Friendly

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Crystal Palace lost the friendly game against Premiership newcomers Fulham, at Selhurst Park.

It was a decent result considering how superior Fulham were to the rest of the division last season and their neat passing game was evident.

However, Palace did have a couple of chances of their own in the first half. Jovan Kirovski had a shot cleared off the line from a corner and Kirovski again forced a good save from Fulham keeper Maik Taylor from 20 yards on 37.

A few minutes before the interval, a communication problem between Hayden Mullins and Alex Kolinko allowed Boamorte a shot, which Kolinko saved easily.

Louis Saha was causing the Palace defence problems and he showed a glimpse of what was to come on 53 with a shot just wide. Shortly after, he put Fulham into the lead, firing home from a cross on the left.

Palace pushed for the equaliser and Kirovski was denied again when he saw his header deflect off a Fulham head, from a Jamie Smith cross.

In the 63rd minute, Dougie Freedman was unlucky with his lob which went high over the bar. After this, Taylor was on hand to tip away a 25-yard Julian Gray free kick.

Possibly the best chance of the game fell to Andrejs Rubins with 10 minutes of the game to go. He was sent through with a one-on-one with the keeper, but Taylor was on hand to snatch the ball from his feet.

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Match Stats

Ground: Selhurst Park (Attendance: 10867)

Palace: Kolinko, Smith (Carlisle), Austin, Fan, Hopkin (Rodger), Mullins, Freedman (Kabba), Morrison, Kirovski (Rubins), Riihilahti (Thomson), Gray.

Fulham: Unknown

Referee: Unknown

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