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Barclays Premier League

Craven Cottage (ATT 25,646) 18th November 2012 - Kick off 16:00 Ref: L Probert

Fulham Fulham vs Sunderland Sunderland

Fulham 1

B Hangeland (S/O 31)
M Petric (62)

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Sunderland 3

S Fletcher (50)
C Cuellar (65)
S Sessegnon (70)

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Lee Cattermole dismissal of Brede Hangeland justified as Sunderland won 3-1

Last Updated: 20/11/12 10:27am

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Lee Cattermole: Felt red card was "unfortunate and not malicious"

Lee Cattermole: Felt red card was "unfortunate and not malicious"

Lee Cattermole insisted the dismissal of Brede Hangeland was justified after as Sunderland recorded a 3-1 over Fulham at Craven Cottage.

Hangeland was red-carded for a two-footed tackle on Cattermole on the half hour mark, with second-half strikes from Steven Fletcher, Carlos Cuellar and Stephan Sessegnon sealing only the second win of the season for Martin O'Neill's men.

Cattermole told Sky Sports 1: "At the time I thought it was two-footed and the rules say that you can't do that.

"It was unfortunate and not malicious. I don't think it was too bad but you can't do that."

"Every game's a tough game and we've found ourselves playing well but not getting the results we deserved. This was a massive game for us and we got the three points we deserved.

"We've got back to back home games now so it's something we can build on. We'll take a lot of confidence from that and keep working and try to climb the table.

Fletcher, who was scoring for the first time since September, added: "It was a relief to get a goal and get the three points. It's been coming.

"Sessegnon has been working very hard and he's been playing brilliantly so it's fantastic."

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Chelsea 4 12
2 Aston Villa 4 10
3 Swansea City 4 9
4 Southampton 4 7
5 Manchester City 4 7
6 Tottenham Hotspur 4 7
7 Arsenal 4 6
8 Liverpool 4 6
9 Manchester United 4 5
10 Hull City 4 5
11 Everton 4 5
12 Leicester City 4 5
13 West Ham United 4 4
14 Stoke City 4 4
15 Sunderland 4 3
16 Queens Park Rangers 4 3
17 Crystal Palace 4 2
18 Burnley 4 2
19 West Bromwich Albion 4 2
20 Newcastle United 4 2

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Lee Cattermole insisted the dismissal of Brede Hangeland was justified after as Sunderland recorded a 3-1 over Fulham at Craven Cottage.