Dempsey grabs winner as Fulham beat Liverpool

AP, Tuesday 6 Dec 2011

United States midfielder Clint Dempsey capitalized on a mistake by Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina to grab a late winner in Fulham’s 1-0 victory in the Premier League on Monday.

Fulham forward Clint Dempsey celebrates after scoring against Liverpool

Reina spilled a shot by former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy in the 85th minute and Dempsey pounced from close range to earn Fulham only its third win of the campaign, lifting the London team five points clear of the bottom three.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the 72nd after midfielder Jay Spearing was shown a straight red card for an over-zealous tackle on Moussa Dembele, and Fulham took full advantage.

Liverpool hit the goal frame twice, through Jordan Henderson and substitute Stewart Downing, but missed a chance to go above Newcastle into sixth place.

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