Arca Tackle Has Both Managers Keeping Quiet!
Arca almost put through his own goal in the 21st minute when he cleared the ball off the toes of Simon Davies but fortunately for Middlesbrough it went just wide of an upright.
He was lucky again ten minutes later when referee Keith Stroud did not produce a red-card for his dreadful over the top lunge on Andrew Johnson.
The Fulham striker was fit enough to continue but words were expressed on the touchline between Fulham coach Roy Hodgson and Middlesbrough's Gareth Southgate.
But Arca's x-rated challenge was forgotten in the 41st minute when Fulham got the breakthrough that set them on their way to victory.
Turnbull, McMahon, Riggott, Huth (Taylor 85), Pogatetz, Johnson (Emnes 80), Shawky, Arca (Mido 46), Downing, Aliadiere, Sanli.
Subs Not Used: Jones, Alves, Wheater, Walker.