FA Premier League
Fulham 0-2 Everton
The final league game of the campaign took the us to one of my favourite top flight grounds, Craven Cottage. The ground has everything going for it from the old stands, to the cottage in the corner, to its location on the banks of the River Thames.
If it wasn't for these factors then, from a results perspective, it would be an awful ground as Everton's record at the Cottage is appalling, having failed to win there since The Cottagers returned to the top flight. Indeed, since these fixtures were resumed in 2001 every meeting has resulted in a home win.
Today that sequence was finally broken as a Leon Osman brace secured the points for the blues. His first goal came on 43 minutes when he rounded Mark Schwarzer to slot home and his second was a superb curling shot from the edge of the box on 88 minutes.
This ensured a top five finish for Everton and sets us up nicely for the cup final at Wembley next weekend.
|The Eight Bells pub. The massed ranks of Evertonians drink in the sunshine.|
|Outside the ground|
|Fulham's most famous son, Johnny Haynes.|
|There is always some **** blocking your view of the game!|
|A "Craven" Cottage pie. See what they done there?|
|Timmy and Ossie discuss tactics. Probably.|
|The River Thames|
|Steven Pienaar and some pillock.|
|Sign here please, peanuts!|