Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence yesterday as champions Tottenham took on Roy Hodgson's Fulham at Craven Cottage.
With Tottenham unbeaten under Harry Redknapp, and Fulham looking set for another relegation dog-fight, Spurs were coming into this match full of confidence. Despite it being at Craven Cottage, they were the favourites.
For the first time as manager of Tottenham, however, Harry Redknapp tasted defeat.
Tottenham looked a shadow of the side which had beaten Liverpool twice in the space of a few weeks, and the fight they demonstrated in their 4-4 draw against Arsenal was nowhere to be seen.
Fulham's Simon Davies put the home side ahead after another shocking error from Heurelho Gomes, the latest in a catalogue of mistakes from the beleaguered 'keeper, before Andy Johnson reacted quickly to a loose ball to get his fourth league goal of the season.
Fraizer Campbell got one back in the 81st minute, but his third goal in two games wasn't enough to save a point, nor the UWCC title, for Tottenham.
The result means that Fulham become the fourth UWCC champions and, arguably, the 'smallest' club to have held the title.
22.2 percent of the 27 voters in the poll said that Fulham would beat Tottenham, so well done to those few!
Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool (Liverpool become new champions)
Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool (Tottenham become new champions)
Fulham 2-1 Tottenham (Fulham become new champions)
Fulham's first title defence comes next Saturday, as they take on former champions Liverpool, who will be challengers for the UWCC title for a record third time. Can Liverpool beat Fulham at Anfield to claim the UWCC title?
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