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Bent hits out at Magath injury claims

1 April 2014 09:48

Darren Bent has denied Fulham manager Felix Magath's claims that he was unfit for Sunday's match against Everton.

The striker was an unused substitute in the 3-1 loss at Craven Cottage, with 17-year-old Moussa Dembele selected ahead of him.

Magath suggested that Bent was not match-fit but the Aston Villa loanee's version of events is at odds with the German's.

"I trained on Saturday," Bent is quoted as saying in The Guardian. "I'd taken a knock and limped off quite early in training on Thursday but I've trained since and felt fine on Sunday.

"It is just disappointing. I was fine to play. I am disappointed not to feature, especially in games like the Everton match where you feel that you can definitely affect the game, when your team needs a goal.

"Over the years I have managed to produce quite a few of those.

"I am here, up for selection and more than willing to play. That is what I do, that is what I love to do. That will never change. At this stage of the season you need goals.

"You need firepower. If I am called on, I am ready to go. If I start up front, I am ready to go."

Bent, who has scored over 100 Premier League goals, has not started a match since March 1.

Fulham are five points from safety with six games remaining.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
30 March 2014
Game week
32
Kick-off
14:30
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 3
Venue
Craven Cottage (London)
Attendance
25454

Goals

0 - 1
51' D. Stockdale (OG)
A. Dejagah 71'
(assist by S. Sidwell) 
1 - 1
1 - 2
79' K. Mirallas
 (assist by A. McGeady)
1 - 3
87' S. Naismith
 (assist by L. Baines)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
24 71'
25
26
9
11
39
1
# Player Bookings
14 87'
11 79'
7
1
29
32
36

Saturday 30 May

Friday 29 May

21:39
21:11
19:55
19:49
19:26
19:03
18:29
18:25
18:17
17:39
16:57
16:39
16:33
16:25
14:27
14:17
14:08
13:58
13:23
12:19
11:52
11:45
11:32
10:57
10:31
10:06
09:36
07:48
07:23
04:55
04:39
04:34
03:45
03:29
02:46
02:25
01:56
01:24
00:56
00:48

Thursday 28 May

23:21
23:06
22:38
22:10
21:43
20:23
20:04
19:41
19:31
19:24
19:12
19:09
18:48
18:35
18:31
17:54
17:52
17:32
17:29
17:21
16:47
15:58
15:58
15:39
15:33
15:15
15:09
14:58
14:27
14:03
13:07
12:37
12:34
11:56
11:52
11:46
11:17
11:13
10:04
09:54
08:22
07:09
07:02
05:33
05:32
05:05
05:03
03:47
03:29
02:38
01:45
01:17
00:41

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 38 +41 87
2 38 +45 79
3 38 +35 75
4 38 +25 70
5 38 +5 64
6 38 +4 62
7 38 +21 60
8 38 -3 56
9 38 +3 54
10 38 -4 48
11 38 -2 47
12 38 -3 47
13 38 -13 44
14 38 -9 41
15 38 -23 39
16 38 -22 38
17 38 -26 38
18 38 -18 35
19 38 -25 33
20 38 -31 30

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