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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Tomas Soucek (90'+7')

Soucek sent off as West Ham held to goalless draw at Fulham

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Soucek's red card vs. Fulham 'makes absolutely no sense' (1:12)

Craig Burley cannot wrap his head around why Mike Dean decided to give Tomas Soucek a red card. (1:12)

West Ham United had Tomas Soucek sent off in stoppage time at relegation-threatened Fulham who largely dominated the match but had to settle for a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Saturday.

Soucek was dismissed after referee Mike Dean checked the VAR monitor and decided the midfielder had elbowed Aleksandar Mitrovic on the edge of the box before a free kick.

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Fulham remain 18th with 15 points from 22 games, eight points outside the safety zone, while West Ham missed the chance to go into the top four and stay fifth with 39 points from 23.

Scott Parker's Fulham side have reached the stage where wins are urgently needed if they are to stand a chance of staying up but for all their effort they could not convert their chances.

Striker Mitrovic and Ivan Cavaleiro had opportunities to clinch the points for the hosts, although West Ham went closest with Vladimir Coufal heading against the bar after the break.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 32 +44 74
2 Manchester United 32 +29 66
3 Leicester City 31 +18 56
4 West Ham United 32 +11 55
5 Chelsea 31 +19 54
6 Liverpool 32 +16 53
7 Tottenham Hotspur 32 +17 50
8 Everton 31 +3 49
9 Arsenal 32 +8 46
10 Leeds United 32 0 46
11 Aston Villa 30 +10 44
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 32 -9 41
13 Crystal Palace 31 -19 38
14 Southampton 31 -17 36
15 Newcastle United 32 -18 35
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 31 -5 33
17 Burnley 32 -19 33
18 Fulham 33 -18 27
19 West Bromwich Albion 31 -31 24
20 Sheffield United 32 -39 14