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Fulham 4-0 Charlton - Official Highlights and Goals | FA Cup 3rd Round Proper 07-01-12

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Uploaded on Jan 8, 2012

Clint Dempsey's hat-trick helped Fulham ease past Charlton and into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Dempsey gave the hosts an early lead with a flicked finish but Charlton went close to equalising through Yann Kermorgant and Bradley Wright-Phillips.

David Stockdale kept Wright-Phillips and Danny Green at bay before Dempsey made it 2-0 with a dinked shot and his hat-trick came from the penalty spot.

Damien Duff compounded Charlton's misery with a late-deflected shot.

Despite this being Fulham's 36th match of the season, boss Martin Jol named near-enough his strongest-available side for their clash against the League One leaders.

And Jol's side made a blistering start with midfielder Moussa Dembele forcing a decent save off goalkeeper John Sullivan.

But Sullivan was powerless to prevent Fulham taking the lead moments later with Dempsey expertly flicking the ball into the net after Danny Murphy's shot had been deflected into the American's path.

To their credit Charlton reacted well to the early blow with Fulham thankful to Stockdale for keeping them in front.

First Stockdale produced a fine save to keep out Kermorgant's deflected shot and a few minutes later he used his legs to deny Wright-Phillips.

Charlton continued to press as the half wore on but to no avail with Fulham defender John Arne Riise going close at the other end with a fierce drive that went close.

Fulham's Bobby Zamora had the last chance of the half as he managed to beat Rhoys Wiggins to a header at the far post but it was easy enough for Sullivan to collect.

After the restart a fine passing move by Fulham eventually ended with Murphy's deflected side-footed shot forcing a decent fingertip save by Sullivan.

At the other end Stockdale was forced into a double save, first using his legs to stop Wright-Phillips' effort then tipping over Green's shot for a corner.

From there, Fulham took control of the game and substitute Duff played a one-two with Zamora but saw his strike kept out by Sullivan.

Fulham made it 2-0 with Dempsey grabbing his second of the game with a dinked right-foot finish after fine link-up play with Bryan Ruiz.

Senderos then went close with a header as Fulham pushed for a third and it eventually came - albeit from the penalty spot.

Ruiz was brought down by Sullivan as he raced through on goal and Dempsey grabbed his hat-trick from 12 yards for his 12th goal of the season.

And late on Duff completed the rout as he made it 4-0 with a right-footed deflected shot beating Sullivan.

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