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Zamora is the hero for Fulham

Striker stuns Arsenal in injury time.

Fulham 2 Arsenal 1

London // Bobby Zamora's last-gasp volley earned Fulham victory against Arsenal in the Premier League match at Craven Cottage.

The Gunners looked set for victory as the Cottagers struggled to break down their makeshift defence and level Laurent Koscielny's 21st minute header.

However, Johan Djourou's sending off 12 minutes from time allowed Fulham to come back as Steve Sidwell equalised and then Zamora struck a late winner.

The home side spent most of the opening exchanges on the back foot.

Gervinho blazed over after a minute and then volleyed over at the backpost shortly after Aaron Ramsey got away a shot on goal.

But Wojciech Szczesny was forced into action to stop Zamora taking advantage in the 10th minute. The home side's spirited opening was almost undone three minutes later when former Gunners defender Philippe Senderos upended Gervinho in the box.

The Ivory Coast international seemed to have his legs swiped away but referee Lee Probert waved away the penalty appeals.

However, the visiting supporters who felt aggrieved were soon able to celebrate breaking the deadlock.

Ramsey found space to put in a cross from the left that, having taken a kind deflection off Stephen Kelly, was headed home by Laurent Koscielny.

Fulham's hopes of finding a leveller were boosted when Djourou was sent off for a second bookable offence after 78 minutes.

Jol's side pushed forward in numbers and found a way past Arsenal's backline when a corner was headed back across goal by Senderos and midfielder Sidwell headed home from close range.

Fulham continued to press forward and eked out a winner deep into stoppage time with Zamora volleying home from close range.

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