FULL TIME. That's it, Southampton win 3-0 to send sorry Fulham bottom of the top flight. Thanks for your feedback today, stay with us for reaction.
Davis tries an effort from 20 yards on the left but it flashes wide of the far post.
Three minutes of stoppage time is announced.
Gallagher tries to get onto a through ball on the right but he is flagged offside.
Gallagher is for Rodriguez for Saints.
The sides are canceling each other out on the centre.
Kasami tries a curler from 22 yards on the right but it is wide of Boruc's far post.
Tankovic is on for Kvist for Fulham.
Lambert tries to find Rodriguez to the left side of the box but Sidwell intercepts and clears.
Lallana tries to find Rodriguez in the box but Dempsey intercepts and clears.
Sidwell tries to get around Shaw but fouls him and it is a Saints free-kick midway in their own half on the right.
Bryan says: "at the start of the game i was concerned southampton would not play as well with wanyama in the team.he was awful and taken off at half time.jack cork came back into the team and we are now 2 up.better shape,confidence,control and movement off the ball.for me jack cork isnt far behind the best holding midfielders in the prem if not better.what a great team british and honorary brits we have!!!"
GOAL - RODRIGUEZ!!!! Lambert hits a fantastic long ball from midway in his own half to release Rodriguez on the left. He cuts inside before shooting into the top corner from 16 yards on the left. Fantastic goal!!!
Kasami is on for Parker for Fulhum as the hosts try to get back into the game.
No more chances as yet as the game is scrappy in the middle of the park.
GOAL - LAMBERT!!! Clyne crosses from 15 yards on the right after playing a one-two and the ball finds the unmarked Lambert in the centre and he makes no mistakes from 12 yards!!!
Holtby tries to release Riether into the right side of the box but it is just over hit and goes out for a goal kick.
Saints take the corner and Rodriguez heads at goal from six yards at the far post but Stekelenburg saves low down and Fulham clear.
Saints come again and Lallana crosses from the left to Lambert but he heads back across goal before Davis shot is deflected out for a corner on the right.
Dempsey is on for Duff as Fulham try to get back into the match.
GOAL - LALLANA!!! Lambert passes to Lallana and he runs into the left side of the box before slotting home from six yards!!!
Shaw crosses to Lallana to the right side of the box. He crosses across the face of goal and Hangeland scuffs his clearance but Lambert has slipped over anyway and Fulham clear.
No more chances as the sides cancel each other out in the middle.
Riether crosses from the right into the box but Shaw clears.
Saints take the free-kick and feed the ball up to Lallana who tries an effort from 22 yards in the centre but Stekelenburg saves to his right.
Clyne is on for Chambers at right-back, it looks like he has picked up a knock.
Holtby takes the corner but the ref blows for pushing in the box and it is a Saints free-kick.
Fulham come again and Holtby releases Sidwell into the left side of the box and he wins a corner on the left off Cork.
Parker releases Bent into the left side of the box but Fonte tackles.
Duff tries to cross from the right byline but the ball runs out for a goal kick.
Rodriguez crosses from the left into the box but Richardson heads away before Cork fouls Holtby for a Fulham free-kick midway in their half.
Holtby puts the corner into the box but Rodriguez clears at the far post.
Duff crosses from six yards on the left and wins a corner on the left off Chambers.
Schneiderlin is fouled by Sidwell for a Saintsa free-kick just inside thier half. They take and Lallana passes from the left to Schneiderlin in the centre. He tries an over head kick from 10 yards but it is over.
Shaw makes a strong run from the left towards the Fulham box. He crosses to Rodriguez on the edge of the box but he puts his low shot from the centre wide.
Holtby again presses and wins a throw in 35 yards out on the left. Richardson takes, Holtby flicks on for Bent in the box but Boruc gathers the ball.
Holtby makes a strong run at the Fulham box before trying to thread the ball through to Bent but Yoshida intercepts and clears.
Saints re-start the game.
The teams are back out on the pitch - Cork is on for Wanyama for the Saints.
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HALF TIME. It's all square after a tight first half here at Craven Cottage. Stay with uus for the second period.
Fulham win a free-kick 35 yards out in the centre. Holtby takes but Wanyama clears and Shaw breaks up the left flank but Richardson tracks back and tackles.
Lallana crosses from 25 yards on the left towards Lambert to the right of the box. He heads back across the box but Rodriguez cannot get onto the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.
Two minutes of added time are announced.
Lallana crosses from the left to Rodriguez at the far post but he tries to volley from six yards inside of heading the ball and he misses it and the ball goes out for a goal kick.
Fonte crosses from 30 yards on the right but Rodriguez heads wide from eight yards in the centre after outjumping Hangeland.
Fulham press but Duff's cross from the left is charged down by Fonte before Holtby concedes a throw in to the right of the Saints box.
Duff concedes a free-kick 40 yards out on the right. Saints take and keep possession before Shaw crosses into the box from 35 yards on the left but it is too close to Stekelenburg who catches the ball.
Lambert crosses from the right towards Rodriguez in the box but he cannot connect with the ball six yards out and Hangeland clears.
Holtby punts the free-kick forward but Burn fouls in the Saints box for a free-kick to the visitors.
Schneiderlin fouls Holtby for a Fulham free-kick just inside the Saints half on the right. He is booked.
Holtby crosses from the left towards Parker in the centre, he flicks the ball onto Bent who volleys at goal from 12 yards but Boruc makes a great save. Bent then tries another shot but Boruc is equal to the test again.
Saints continue to press and Yoshida goes down injured after a clash of heads with Burn on the edge of the box but after treatment on the pitch, he is okay to continue.
Davis puts the corner on the box but Duff clears at the near post.
Saints press again and Lallana wins a corner on the right off Burn.
Saints take the second corner shot to Lallana and eventually Yoshida heads wide in the box for a Fulham goal kick.
Davis takes the corner deep and Schneiderlin heads at goal six yards out at the far post and Stekelenburg has to parry the ball out for a corner on the left.
Shaw hits a deep cross from the left and Duff puts it out for a corner at the far post.
Lallana tries to run at the Fulham box but Hangeland tackles 22 yards out in the centre and clears,
Fulham punt the free-kick forward but Yoshida outjumps Bent on the edge of the box.
Wanyama is booked for catching Parker on the edge of the Saints box.
Holtby takes the corner, Hangeland heads at goal from six yards out in the centre and Boruc makes a fantastic save with his right hand to deny him and push the ball out for a goal kick on the left. Fulham take but Chambers clears.
Shaw releases Rodriguez into the left corner. He crosses back to Shaw in the box in the centre but Burn intercepts. Fulham break forward and Bent wins a corner on the right.
Holtby releases Bent with a long ball into the left side of the box but Boruc is quickly off his line at gathers the ball at the striker's feet.
The ball hits Yoshida's left arm as Parker runs at him in the box and their appeals for a penalty but the ref waves play on - it was the right decision as it was ball to hand.
Chambers creates a yard of space for himself and tries an effort from 25 yards out on the right but his low shot is wide of Stekelenburg's right post.
Sidwell now shoots from 22 yards in front of goal but his shot is also wide.
Fulham come again and Parker latches onto a poor clearance from Yoshida but he shoots wide from 20 yards out to the right of goal.
Holtby puts the free-kick into the box but it is too close to Boruc who gathers.
Rodriguez is booked for fouling Sidwell. It is a Fulham free-kick 35 yards out on the right.
Sidwell catches Schneiderlin for a Saints free-kick just inside their half. They take but Parker intercepts Davis' pass. Fulham break forward and Riether crosses from 20 yards on the right into the box but it misses everyone and goes out for a throw in to Saints on the far side.
Saints take the corner to Schneiderlin on the edge of the box in the centre but he shoots well over and wide.
Chambers crosses into the box from the right and Burn has to head out for a corner on the right at the near post.
Wanyama tries to release Rodriguez into the left corner but his long ball is over hit.
Rodriguez crosses into the box from 20 yards on the left and Sidwell slices his clearance in the box. It goes at pace towards Stekelenburg but the Fulham keeper manages to save and Richardson clears.
Duff takes the corner deep to Burn at the far post. He outjumps Lambert but heads over from eight yards.
Bent puts in a great cross from the right touchline into the box and Chambers has to put the ball out for a corner at the far post.
Parker makes a strong run to the right side of the Saints box before he tries to chip Boruc from 20 yards but the Saints keeper easily catches his effort.
Holtby tries to feed the ball through to Bent in the box but his pass down the centre is too close to Yoshida who intercepts and clears.
Lallana again presses down the right flank but Richardson tackles five yards out and clears.
Lallana gets to the right byline before cutting the ball back to Chambers to the right side of the box but Hangeland is out quickly to tackle and clear.
Hangeland latches onto a throughball from Wanyama and he tries to release Bent into the box with a ball over the top of the Southampton defence but it is over hit and goes through to Boruc, with Bent also flagged offside anyhow.
Fulham win a free-kick midway in their half on the left after Lallana hands the ball. They punt the ball forward and Bent flicks on but no one is there to latch onto the ball and Boruc clears the box.
Fulham get the game underway.
A minute's applause is held for Fulham club stalwart Dennis Turner who recently passed on.
The teams are coming out onto the pitch - not long to go now!
Teams - Southampton make two alterations to their starting line-up, with Victor Wanyama and Rickie Lambert returning from injury in place of Jack Cork and Sam Gallagher, who drop to the bench.
Teams - Lewis Holtby and William Kvist are handed their Fulham debuts. The new signings are among four changes made by Rene Meulensteen, who also brings Darren Bent and Damien Duff into his team at Craven Cottage.
MY VIEW - I feel Southampton will just have too much for Fulham today so I'm predicting a 2-1 win to the Saints, with Lallana to score first which pays a handsome 40/1 on the scorecast with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions for today's game? Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post up the best.
Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 11/5 for a Fulham win, 12/5 for the draw and 6/5 for a Southampton victory.
Referee - Mike Jones (Cheshire)
Teams - Southampton: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Schneiderlin, Wanyama, Lallana, Steven Davis, Rodriguez, Lambert. Subs: Kelvin Davis, Clyne, Ward-Prowse, Cork, Do Prado, Hooiveld, Gallagher
Teams - Fulham: Stekelenburg, Riether, Burn, Hangeland, Richardson, Sidwell, Parker, Holtby, Kvist Jorgensen, Duff, Bent. Subs: Kasami, Kacaniklic, Stockdale, Rodallega, Dempsey, Tankovic, Passley
Welcome to Craven Cottage where Fulham entertain Southampton desperate for three points to aid their relegation fight. Can the home side win or will the Saints claim the victory? Send your views / predictions to email@example.com and I will post up the best throughout the game.