Fulham v Notts County

Last updated : 12 February 2010 By BBC Sport


The tie in context

• Notts County are the only League Two representatives in the fifth round, and the lowest ranked club still alive in the FA Cup.

• Fulham go into the weekend as one of nine Premier League clubs with their sights on a place in the quarter-finals.

• The Cottagers are one of five participating clubs in this fifth round, who have never won the FA Cup.

Gulf in class

• The Magpies are 65 places lower than Fulham on the league ladder ahead of this weekend's fixtures; the widest gulf in class in the fifth round.


• These clubs last met in 1998/99 when they both found themselves in the third level of league football together. Notts County prevailed 1-0 at Meadow Lane that season.

• Fulham have won their last three home games against the Magpies, and have not lost to them in seven in west London, since a 3-1 defeat in the old Second Division in October 1979.

FA Cup records and best performances

• The Cottagers have won both their previous FA Cup meetings, registering 1-0 away victories in the fifth round in 1926 and in the third round in 1956.

The clubs


Current form

• Won two and drawn one of their last three Premier League matches, with clean sheets in all three.

FA Cup form

• The 1975 runners-up are aiming to reach the quarter-finals for the second season running.

• Already knocked out lower league opposition in Swindon and Accrington, but not succumbed to a lower ranked club since Bristol Rovers eliminated them after a penalty shoot-out in the third round in January 2008.


Current form

• Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth was the first time County had failed to win in five, and brought an end to their seven-match unbeaten run (W6, D1) since Christmas.

• Conceded two goals in five league and cup outings.

FA Cup form

• This is their sixth match in this cup run.

• Scored twice in each of the last five, but kept one clean sheet in the fourth round replay victory over Premier League Wigan at the DW Stadium.

• The 1894 winners have not figured in the quarter-finals for 19 years.

Replay date

Sunday, 7 March 2010 (Kick off: 1500 GMT)

Match officials

Referee: Alan Wiley (Staffordshire)

Assistant referees: Shaun Procter-Green & Nigel Bannister

Fourth official: Andy Hall

Source: BBC Sport

Source: BBC Sport