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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

Wednesday 1 April

Tuesday 31 March

23:56
23:50
23:42
23:41
23:23
23:17
22:53
22:40
22:39
22:27
22:23
21:28
21:00
20:46
20:04
19:42
19:12
19:09
19:04
19:00
18:39
18:00
17:40
17:37
17:23
17:08
16:56
16:52
16:42
16:32
16:25
16:10
16:07
15:46
14:59
14:39
12:55
12:01
11:39
11:18
10:20
09:53
09:09
08:30
07:46
07:11
03:38
03:35
01:39
00:58
00:32
00:13

Monday 30 March

23:11
23:02
22:43
22:25
21:13
21:00
20:52
20:33
20:12
19:58
19:44
19:05
18:44
18:37
18:09
18:02
17:35
17:27
17:00
16:49
16:38
16:24
16:07
16:01
15:54
15:23
14:46
14:03
13:16
12:42
11:51
11:29
10:54
10:26
10:24
09:32
09:29
08:16
07:31
07:07
04:49
04:35
03:52
02:49

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 29 +36 67
2 30 +34 61
3 30 +27 60
4 30 +25 59
5 30 +12 54
6 30 +21 53
7 30 +5 53
8 30 -4 43
9 30 +3 42
10 30 -3 42
11 30 -5 36
12 30 -15 35
13 30 -4 34
14 30 -12 33
15 30 -12 28
16 30 -20 28
17 30 -21 26
18 30 -23 25
19 30 -23 22
20 29 -21 19

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