Fulham STILL the Best Team in the World!

Barney Corkhill@@BarneyCorkhillSenior Writer IDecember 13, 2008

Barney Corkhill's Unofficial World Club Championship (UWCC) saw another defence today, as champions Fulham took on the dogged Stoke City.

After three successive draws, Fulham went into this match one point ahead of Stoke, and six matches unbeaten in all competitions.

Stoke, on the other hand, were without a win in four. With their unique style, however, they can never be counted out, as they have shown time and time again.

As it was, both teams came out with a point apiece in a dull and largely uneventful game.

An early injury to Mamady Sidibe gave Fulham hope of a first away win this season, but nothing materialised, despite having a few good penalty claims turned down.

Stoke had chances too, however, the best of which coming from substitute Richard Cresswell.

The result is the fourth draw in a row in UWCC history, and Fulham, amazingly, have now been defending champions for four games, and are still yet to win. As with Manchester City last week, this was Stoke's second crack at the title, the first coming  in a 2-0 defeat to Chelsea.

44.4 percent of voters on the poll said that Stoke wouldn't be able to beat Fulham, so well done to those!



Chelsea 4-0 Portsmouth

Stoke 0-2 Chelsea

CFR Cluj 0-0 Chelsea

Chelsea 2-0 Aston Villa

Middlesbrough 0-5 Chelsea

Chelsea 1-0 AS Roma

Chelsea 0-1 Liverpool (Liverpool become new champions)

Liverpool 1-0 Portsmouth

Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool (Tottenham become new champions)

Tottenham 4-0 Dinamo Zagreb

Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham

Tottenham 4-2 Liverpool

Fulham 2-1 Tottenham (Fulham become new champions)

Liverpool 0-0 Fulham

Aston Villa 0-0 Fulham

Fulham 1-1 Manchester City

Stoke 0-0 Fulham


Fulham's next title defence comes next Saturday as they host Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage. The match will be Fulham's fifth as defending champion, making them the second longest reigning champions in UWCC history. Can Middlesbrough beat Fulham and become UWCC champions?!


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