Fulham captain Lee Clark considers Fulham’s fighting point at Highbury on Sunday to be one of their finest results of what is turning into a stellar campaign.
Chris Coleman’s side have already recorded stunning away wins at Old Trafford and White Hart Lane but Clark feels a stalemate at Arsenal ranks just as high as those two successes. The midfielder laid much of the credit for Fulham’s goalless draw at the feet of brilliant goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar after the Dutch veteran pulled off a string of superb saves to frustrate Arsene Wenger’s men.
Clark told the press afterwards:
“It was an outstanding result. We had a game plan but Edwin kept us in it with some fantastic saves. One of our strengths is our team spirit. Arsenal were coming off the back of that 5-1 win but we played as a team. This one is right up there alongside our win at Manchester United.”
“We set our stall out with 10 men behind the ball and worked hard. There was no point pressing too high up the pitch so we tried to frustrate them. If we’d tried to play our free, easy football we would have been beaten. Before the game I would have taken a point. In the end we could have snatched it. I’m not saying we would have deserved it but our hard work paid off.”