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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 28 February

Friday 27 February

23:27
22:44
22:42
22:19
22:09
21:19
19:53
19:46
19:14
18:53
18:13
18:00
17:51
17:23
17:11
17:08
16:43
16:41
16:27
16:23
16:21
15:57
15:26
14:31
14:00
13:38
13:34
13:27
13:24
13:02
12:59
12:22
11:50
11:04
10:25
09:34
09:02
08:36
05:16
04:51
02:09
02:00
00:45
00:02

Thursday 26 February

23:40
23:24
23:05
22:54
22:32
22:17
22:08
21:26
21:00
20:56
19:03
18:49
18:43
18:35
18:16
17:55
17:47
17:40
17:21
17:05
16:59
16:59
16:43
16:42
16:21
16:07
15:48
15:40
15:38
15:29
15:18
15:11
14:54
14:15
14:00
13:58
13:24
13:14
13:09
13:04
12:59
12:27
11:49
11:37
10:29
10:12
10:07
09:29
05:56
04:48
04:31
04:22
03:01
02:29
01:16
01:13
00:10

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 26 +34 60
2 26 +31 55
3 26 +20 48
4 26 +18 47
5 26 +19 46
6 26 +9 45
7 26 +5 44
8 27 +6 39
9 26 -4 37
10 26 -4 36
11 26 -11 32
12 27 -7 30
13 26 -4 28
14 26 -10 27
15 26 -10 26
16 26 -14 25
17 26 -18 22
18 26 -19 22
19 26 -23 22
20 26 -18 18

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