Broadsheet Reports

Last updated : 23 January 2005 By Brian Cartlidge

Diop on top for Fulham

Papa Bouba Diop did it again yesterday. For the third time this season, Fulham's strapping Senegal midfielder scored a vital goal when he headed a late winner at Birmingham. Telegraph

Fulham lifted by late Diop winner

Seven minutes from the end, Papa Bouba Diop rose magnificently to head his second match-winning goal of the week and inflict a fourth consecutive League defeat on Birmingham. Times

Cole stirs embers to inspire dramatic Fulham comeback

A series of odd decisions by referee Phil O'Dowd ended with him awarding a controversial penalty that helped Fulham keep their unbeaten record in 2005. Then, having watched Andy Cole convert the 77th-minute kick, awarded for what appeared to be an innocent challenge by Damien Johnson on Luis Boa Morte, Birmingham were sunk by a Pape Bouba Diop winner five minutes later. Observer

Birmingham caught on hop by Diop

Premier League? You're having a laugh. Both sides will survive the drop, but not by much. Things are getting increasingly tight for Birmingham in particular after their fourth consecutive League defeat, but Fulham are now unbeaten since losing to Birmingham on 28 December last year and rise to 13th. Independent