Southampton took the lead early in the first half as centre-back Jose Fonte headed home from a corner kick.
The Saints hung on to the lead until late on in the game when John Arne Riise’s effort was deflected past his own keeper by Jos Hooiveld. With just a few minutes left on the clock it looked as though the visitors had snatched the victory, substitute Kieran Richardson firing home.
However, unlikely goal scoring hero Fonte found the net for a second time for Saints in injury-time, to double his Premier League goal tally. Fulham will be disappointed at letting all three points slip, but I think most supporters would say it was a fair result.
Elsewhere, Manchester United returned to winning ways in style as they won 3-0 at Newcastle United. The visitors opened the scoring after just eight minutes, centre-back Jonny Evans heading home from Robin Van Persie’s corner kick.
The second United goal came soon afterwards as Patrice Evra got above the Newcastle defence to head home from a Wayne Rooney’s corner. Newcastle came back into the game and in the second half thought they had scored, as Demba Ba’s effort was palmed away from the goal line by David de Gea. Replays showed the officials probably just about got the decision correct.
United killed off the game in the second half as Tom Cleverley lobbed Steve Harper in the Newcastle goal superbly. The effort looked like a cross on first view, but the England midfielder will claim that he went it as a shot.
Elsewhere, Tottenham defeated Aston Villa 2-0 at White Hart Lane, the goals coming from defender Steven Caulker and Aaron Lennon in the second half. The victory was Spurs fourth consecutive victory.
Liverpool was again frustrated at home, as they drew 0-0 with Stoke City at Anfield. Stoke will look it as a good draw, but for Liverpool fans their home disappointment continues, as the Reds have yet to record a home victory this season.
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