After the goal, the combination of greater Fulham urgency along with inevitable Swansea nerves meant that the last half hour was largely Fulham's punctuated by breakaway opportunities for Swansea such as the one that came to Graham on 80 minutes caused by Fulham leaving space at the back.
The figures below show the changes in activity pre and post Sinclair's goal, in particular Fulham managed just two attempts on goal in the first 57 minutes but 11 in the remainder of the game.
|Swansea's Pass volume plummets and completion rate also shows a marked drop|
|39% of Fulham's passing was in the attacking third after the goal compared to just 16% previously|
This was largely due to the increasing prominence of Dickson Etuhu around the edge of the area for Fulham (often in conjunction with Clint Dempsey) as can be seen from his passing stats in the two time periods:
|Etuhu made 35 passes from the 58th minute onwards compared to just 6 made by Leon Britton|
For me, the penalty was played for but arguably the correct decision. Richards' legs don't move an awful lot but his body does move towards the Fulham player and especially at full speed is enough to suggest a foul occurs.
|Jazz's backside about to concede the penalty|
|Dempsey about to run up with Williams inside the box|
|Dempsey mid run up with Williams back outside box|
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