posted on May, 9 2004 @ 04:48 PM
Edwin van der Sar's howler gifted Arsenal a 1-0 win at Fulham and kept alive their dream of completing an unbeaten season in the Premiership.
The Fulham goalkeeper was left horribly embarrassed after eight minutes when he struggled to control Martin Djetou's routine back-pass and was tackled
by Jose Antonio Reyes, who then clipped his shot into the empty net.
Fulham hit back through Luis Boa Morte, who drew a smart save from Jens Lehmann, and Steed Malbranque, whose curling effort hit the side netting.
But Arsenal could have doubled their lead 10 minutes from half-time when Ashley Cole headed straight at van der Sar.
Fulham had enjoyed the better of the game and nearly equalised on 56 minutes when Malbranque's brilliant overhead kick went just over.
Reyes nearly got his second on 70 minutes when he dragged a shot wide and he was nearly made to paid for that miss when Sylvain Legwinski's powerful
drive was deflected wide by Cole.
Moritz Volz also went close for Fulham, while Thierry Henry's free-kick, saved by van der Sar, nearly gave him his 30th Premiership goal as time ran