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Darren Bent
Darren Bent
Fulham info
Full name Darren Ashley Bent
Date of birth 6 Feb 1984
Place of birth    Tooting, London, England
Height 5ft 11in (1.80m)
Playing position Striker
Current player? Incorrect
Number(s) worn 39 (2013-2014)
Debut Arsenal (h) (24 Aug 2013)
Last Appearance Stoke (a) (3 May 2014)
First goal Arsenal (h) (24 Aug 2013)
Last goal Man Utd (a) (9 Feb 2014)
Joined from Aston Villa, Season-long loan - 16 Aug 2013
League apps (gls) 24 (3)
All apps (gls) 30 (6)
Other clubs Godmanchester Rovers (youth) (?-1998)
Ipswich (1998-2005)
Charlton (2005-2007)
Tottenham (2007-2009)
Sunderland (2009-2011)
Aston Villa (2011-present)
→ Brighton (loan) (2014)
→ Derby (loan) (2015)
International England (2006-2011)
Apps (gls) 13 (4)

Darren Bent played as a striker for Fulham on loan from Aston Villa for the 2013-14 season. He was signed a day before the opening match of the season and made his debut a week later against Arsenal. A proven goalscorer at the highest level, he had also won several England caps before his move to Craven Cottage. Unfortunately, his time at the club wasn't successful and he only managed three league goals and at times was kept on the bench as manager Felix Magath preferred younger players such as Cauley Woodrow and Moussa Dembélé.

CareerEdit

Before Fulham Edit

Fulham (2013-2014)Edit

Darren signed on a season-long loan at the start of the 2013-14 season. He made an impact straight away as he scored 20 minutes into his debut off the bench at home to Arsenal. Shortly afterwards he helped Fulham through into the fourth round of the League Cup after scoring the second in a 2-1 win over Everton, and just over a week later scored the only goal in an important victory over Stoke.

Unfortunately for Darren, this was about as good as it was going to get during his time at the club, as Martin Jol, Rene Meulensteen and Felix Magath all started leaving him on the subs bench more and more often as the quality of his play on the pitch diminished. The fans general opinion of Bent was that he was underachieving and that he had lost his finishing touch. He did manage a goal in each of the FA Cup matches against Norwich in January 2014, with a header in the first match before scoring the first goal in a 3-0 win in the replay. Darren found match time harder and harder to come by as the season wore on, with Felix Magath in charge. So much so, that both 19 year-old Cauley Woodrow and 17 year-old Moussa Dembélé had at times been selected ahead of him. He finished his time at Fulham with only three league goals to his name and Fulham were relegated after finishing in 19th place.

After FulhamEdit

Fulham StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season Premier League FA Cup League Cup Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2013-14 24 3 3 2 3 1 30 6
Total 24 3 3 2 3 1 30 6

DisciplinaryEdit

Season Yellow card Red card
2013-14 0 0
Total 0 0

Fulham MatchesEdit

# Season Date Comp Opposition Venue Result Score Additional Information
12013-1424 Aug 2013PREMArsenalHomeLost1-3Sub on 59', Soccerball 77'
22013-1427 Aug 2013LCBurtonAwayDrew2-2*
32013-1431 Aug 2013PREMNewcastleAwayLost0-1Sub off 82'
42013-1421 Sept 2013PREMChelseaAwayLost0-2
52013-1424 Sept 2013LCEvertonHomeWon2-1Sub on 65', Soccerball 68'
62013-1428 Sept 2013PREMCardiffHomeLost1-2Sub off 86'
72013-145 Oct 2013PREMStokeHomeWon1-0Sub on 66', Soccerball 83'
82013-1421 Oct 2013PREMCrystal PalaceAwayWon4-1Sub off 77'
92013-1426 Oct 2013PREMSouthamptonAwayLost0-2Sub off 75'
102013-1429 Oct 2013LCLeicesterAwayLost3-4Sub on 65'
112013-142 Nov 2013PREMMan UtdHomeLost1-3Sub on 83'
122013-1423 Nov 2013PREMSwanseaHomeLost1-2
132013-1430 Nov 2013PREMWest HamAwayLost0-3
142013-1414 Dec 2013PREMEvertonAwayLost1-4Sub on 78'
152013-1421 Dec 2013PREMMan CityHomeLost2-4Sub on 82'
162013-1428 Dec 2013PREMHullAwayLost0-6Sub on 64'
172013-141 Jan 2014PREMWest HamHomeWon2-1Sub on 69'
182013-144 Jan 2014FACNorwichAwayDrew1-1Soccerball 40'
192013-1411 Jan 2014PREMSunderlandHomeLost1-4Sub on 79'
202013-1414 Jan 2014FACNorwichHomeWon3-0Soccerball 16', Sub off 79'
212013-1418 Jan 2014PREMArsenalAwayLost0-2Sub on 68'
222013-1426 Jan 2014FACSheff UtdAwayDrew1-1Sub on 57'
232013-1428 Jan 2014PREMSwanseaAwayLost0-2Sub on 59'
242013-141 Feb 2014PREMSouthamptonHomeLost0-3
252013-149 Feb 2014PREMMan UtdAwayDrew2-2Sub on 46', Soccerball 90+4'
262013-1412 Feb 2014PREMLiverpoolHomeLost2-3
272013-141 Mar 2014PREMChelseaHomeLost1-3
282013-148 Mar 2014PREMCardiffAwayLost1-3Sub on 76'
292013-1426 Apr 2014PREMHullHomeDrew2-2Sub on 53'
302013-143 May 2014PREMStokeAwayLost1-4

External links and referencesEdit

Fulham FC
2013-14 squad
1. Stekelenburg 3. Riise 4. Senderos / Heitinga 5. Hangeland 6. Kvist 7. Sidwell 8. Kasami 9. Berbatov / Diarra 10. Ruiz / Holtby 11. Kačaniklić 13. Stockdale 14. Karagounis 15. Richardson 16. Duff 17. Briggs 18. Hughes / Mitroglou 19. Taarabt / Tunnicliffe 20. Rodallega 21. Frei / Cole 22. Zverotić 23. Boateng 24. Dejagah 25. Woodrow 26. Roberts 27. Riether 28. Parker 29. Trotta 30. David 32. Dempsey 33. Burn 34. Plumain 35. Amorebieta 36. Mesca 37. Christensen 38. Etheridge 39. Bent 40. Bettinelli 41. Joronen 42. Banya 43. Tanković 44. Grimmer 45. Dembélé 46. Passley 47. Rodák 48. Norman 49. Pritchard 52. G Williams
Manager
Flag of the Netherlands Jol / Flag of the Netherlands Meulensteen / Flag of Germany Magath