Oct 7, 2012 at 1.30pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Fonte (4', 90')
Hooiveld (24'), Schneiderlin (48'), Yoshida (65'), Fonte (90')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Hooiveld (69' og.), Richardson (88')

Antti Niemi highlights Rickie Lambert threat

Rickie Lambert
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Antti Niemi believes that Rickie Lambert will prove a threat when his old sides Southampton and Fulham meet on Sunday.

Former Fulham and Southampton goalkeeper Antti Niemi has pinpointed Rickie Lambert as the danger man when his two former sides clash at St. Mary's on Sunday afternoon.

Niemi said that he is an admirer of Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, but insisted that he and centre-back Brede Hangeland will have a tough time against Lambert.

"Lambert is the obvious threat for Fulham on Sunday," Niemi told Fulham's official website. "It's great to see a player like him, who was not known by the big audience so to speak, until he joined Southampton. Even then, people were saying, 'well it's the Premier League next and that's a different story'.

"Well, he's been absolutely fantastic, scoring four times in six games already. He's a big, physical player who finishes really well so I think Brede Hangeland and Mark Schwarzer will have to be on their toes this weekend.

"Mark's been at the top of his game for 15 years now – he's a goalkeeper I admire so much and he proves it's not about your age. It's about how they play and obviously they've been injury free which helps a lot."

Southampton are 17th in the Premier League, while Fulham are just in the top half in ninth.

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